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    Super Member grammy Dwynn's Avatar
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    DD is getting married on the 30th (#2). I have been doing a lot of sewing for her - alterations, flower girls dress, table runners and the start of rail fence signature blocks. She does not want a guest book, so the guests will sign blocks.

    The blocks are in one basket, and after they get signed they will go into the other basket. THEN after the wedding I will get to put the quilt together for her and new husband. Then all wedding sewing will be behind me.

    I have been sewing for this wedding for the last two months, so my quilt projects have gotten a little behind.

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    Have fun at the wedding. Been there, done that - my daughter will be married 3 years on May 31.

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    What a great idea! That is going to be quite a memory quilt! Please show us when you get it together.
    Have fun at the wedding!

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    Do you have freezer paper backing on the white strips? Will make signing them alot easier.:)

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    That is a very clever idea!

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    I did 3 in one year... I thought I was going to loose my mind!!

    May, Sept, & Dec......

    Luckily the only wedding dress I had to make was my dtrs in Sept.... whew.... but altered the brides dress for May....

    U need to relax after all this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Do you have freezer paper backing on the white strips? Will make signing them alot easier.:)
    Yes, freezer paper is on. Even made extra blocks, so non sewers can have more than one chance to sign the blocks :roll: :oops: :lol:

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    Did you make the baskets too? I just took a class on how to make them and it was great. They're not hard to make, just a little tedious and time consuming.

    I think what you're doing is an excellent idea and much better than sending a block to everyone expecting to get every one of them back. This way they aren't leaving the place, so you will definitely get them all back. Great thinking! :thumbup:

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    Have fun. Been there...doing that! My nephew is getting married the 30th & I've been helping. Just finished the hemming alterations last night & leave in a few minutes to deliver the dress to the bride. This weekend I'm making all of the pew bows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    What a great idea! That is going to be quite a memory quilt! Please show us when you get it together.
    Have fun at the wedding!
    Well, of course I would share with my quilting cyber-sisters. :wink: You might even get to see it before DD. :wink:

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    You sure have been busy. Love the quilt idea and I do love making those basket myself. Didn't take a class, just went by the seat of my pants.

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    How nice!

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    that is such a lovely idea - this quilt will be treasured!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Did you make the baskets too? I just took a class on how to make them and it was great. They're not hard to make, just a little tedious and time consuming.

    I think what you're doing is an excellent idea and much better than sending a block to everyone expecting to get every one of them back. This way they aren't leaving the place, so you will definitely get them all back. Great thinking! :thumbup:
    yes, I did make the baskets. I have the book "It's a Wrap". I have made about 10 - 12 baskets. These only took about 6 hours, for the two.

    I will the baskets/blocks to the rehearsal dinner, so family will be able get their blocks signed. Then next day to wedding.

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    what a sweet idea ,just make sure that they all sign it with the correct pen, and not their reg.ink pen....ask me how I learned that :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    what a sweet idea ,just make sure that they all sign it with the correct pen, and not their reg.ink pen....ask me how I learned that :cry:
    yes, I have purchased "fabric - Micron Pigma pens". I have seen people holding down sharpie marking pens and leaving big blobs. Sorry you had to learn the hard way

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    very nice

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    What a great idea.
    Hopefully you can now relax and enjoy the wedding!

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    I absolutely love the idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Do you have freezer paper backing on the white strips? Will make signing them alot easier.:)
    I was going to say that! :) You are right it is a lot easier with the paper backing.

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    This is going to be a lovely wedding memory quilt. I would however suggest that you do go ahead and have a wedding book as well for the guests to sign. The reason being is that their names will then be in the book as well as on the quilt. By having the book as most people are used to signing you can determine if someone has missed signing a block and can add their names in printed format so that they're included in the names on the quilt. Just a thought...to think about. Wedding books are reasonable in price. Your daughter will thank you many years down the road for having both even though she thinks now she doesn't want it.

    Pam M

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    What a neat idea!! Hope you can relax soon... looking forward to seeing the quilt!

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    Great Idea, Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    DD is getting married on the 30th (#2). I have been doing a lot of sewing for her - alterations, flower girls dress, table runners and the start of rail fence signature blocks. She does not want a guest book, so the guests will sign blocks.

    The blocks are in one basket, and after they get signed they will go into the other basket. THEN after the wedding I will get to put the quilt together for her and new husband. Then all wedding sewing will be behind me.

    I have been sewing for this wedding for the last two months, so my quilt projects have gotten a little behind.

    Now this is a great Idea! The individual blocks!!! I wish I had thought of that instead.. I will post once I get mine back from having the names embroidered on the top.

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    What a great idea!!..Please post us a picture when it's done.

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