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TOPIC: Need ideas for BRIDAL SHOWER GIFTS ( SEWN-QUILTED)

17 Apr 2007 10:22 #3664

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Quilters News Network has a free pattern posted for Wine Glass Coasters made from fabric circles. I made them for Christmas gifts and they were a breeze. They're at:
http://www.quiltersnewsnetwork.com/resources/pdfs/FreeDownloads/WineGlassCoaster.pdf
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31 Mar 2007 12:20 #2847

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These are really wonderful IDEAS that you are giving me....I have made 6 pillows and have 4 more cut out....( YOU can see the pictures in my on line album if you click on the link below)

I am averaging one pillow each evening. I also plan to make some purses. I am making several of each item to try and make multiples of each item in different styles... contemporary... primative /folk art... traditional etc. Keep the ideas and suggestions coming as the shower is not until June.



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On LIne album of my daughter's wedding dress.


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Bridal Favors-Fabric Fortune Cookies 23 Mar 2007 20:54 #2434

I once made fabric fortune cookies. You make a layered circle with Timtex inside, fabric on the outside surfaces. Satin stitch around the circle; spray with water (you can add liquid starch) and fold into a fortune cookie, securing the shape with a pin until "set." The formal instructions are in a book (I cannot think of the author's name) that features fabric bowls and fabric boxes. I used Lonni Rossi's Asian Kanji fabric. I used plain muslin for the fortunes----I simply ran muslin, backed on an adhesive sheet through my inkjet printer----mine were for a baby shower so I had the date of the shower, the parents' names and best wishes. I "served" the cookies in a flat basket with ginger candy purchased in our local Chinatown. It was really a fun keepsake.----Michelle
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19 Mar 2007 17:25 #2177

In this month's issue if Fons and Porters they have instructions for making these really cute bowls/baskets that might make a nice favor. I made three of them last week - they go together really fast once you get the hang of it - and I am planning on making them for everyone at Christmas time to fill with my baked goodies.
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18 Mar 2007 12:18 #2106

Absolutley beautiful daughter and dress. I just want to say that you're doing such a grand thing for your daughter. You're not just making a dress for her to wear on one day, you're giving her such wonderful memories of the process.

My mom didn't make my wedding dress, but she made me a wrap out of her wedding dress. I cherish the wrap much more than my own dress. She also made my bridesmaid dresses. Considering I know how much she hates sewing clothing this was such a grand gesture on her part. Believe me, I gave her an out, many many times!! She didn't take me up on it!

You're a wonderful woman for taking on this dress!
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Ideas for Gifts 16 Mar 2007 16:48 #2071

How about a fused quilted postcard made into refrigerator art with a magnet attached to the back?

I've made these for friends and they thought they were cool (or at least they were being polite :wink: )

Pick a shape....mine is a free-form heart. Use multi colored hand dyed fabric. (Ricky's fabric is oh so nice). Choose a dark part for the heart and a lighter part for the background.

Looks very artsy and people think you're a genius!
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04 Mar 2007 15:07 #1492

LadyRags--lovely dress and beautiful daughter! I've never sewn garments so I'm really impressed by the dress. Luckily I have three sons so the subject of me making a wedding dress will never come up! :)
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04 Mar 2007 13:03 #1486

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http://community.webshots.com/album/557954366Dozzbj


I have collected ideas for the shower and wedding from all over the web... here are some of the ideas given to me.

I posted a link that shows the progress of my daughters wedding dress.... I am sharing this with you all cause .... no one else in the family is allowed to see it until her wedding day...... I have to talk about it to someone...... So you all are it!

quilted coasters

tea cup pin cushions from MSL


http://www.holidayorganizer.com

log cabin coasters

bath salt bags

http://www.recipesource.com/misc/non-food/gifts//



Eyeglass Case

Tissue Holder

Crazy Quilt Makeup Bag

Jewelry & Cosmetic Bags



Cards / stationary and pen set

SACHETS

PILLOWS

PURSEs

COSMETIC BAGS

PILLOW CASES… NOVELTY


Pot holders
Kitchen towels
Check out craft show for simple items

When my daughter got married, I made spa bags. The pattern was on Better Homes and Garden free pattern site some time ago. It is called a spa bag.
I made 35 or more and filled them with goodies from Bath and Body works. All the Bride-maids got them with their jewelry for the wedding in theirs and nail polish for the special day.
The rest were used for centerpieces and given away.

I think you can find it at

http://www.freequiltpatterns.com

under Better Homes and Garden. If you decide to make them and can't find the pattern, let me know, I will be more then willing to help.

Because I made so many of them, I had a plastic template cut of the pattern to speed up the cutting and it was not that expensive.

Rice filled bags / microwave

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Shower gifts 03 Mar 2007 19:56 #1480

How about "hen" pin cushions? After the first one, they are very easy. The most difficult part is stuffing them (I use cotton fiberfill and crushed walnut shells which I get at a pet store in the bird section).
I also agree that potholders are a big winner.
Good luck.
Maxxie
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03 Mar 2007 19:30 #1479

Pot holders are quick and easy to make. And, you can use any quilt block you like!

Also, you can trim tea towels with fun fabric for the kitchen - maybe to match the potholders?

I have also seen a pattern for a quilted casserole dish cover. If she would ever take food to a party or pot luck, that's a good gift.

Have fun!
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Shower Gifts 27 Feb 2007 16:26 #1411

Check out Projects in EmbroideryOnline.com The Journal Cover can be sewn up in less than five minutes. Of course that doesn't cover cutting pieces or embroidery you might want to add.
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Need ideas for BRIDAL SHOWER GIFTS ( SEWN-QUILTED) 27 Feb 2007 15:28 #1409

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MY daughter is getting married and I need fast ideas to sew up for shower gifts.... Shower is in early June.....We have purchased items but I was asked to sew some quick items.

I have made Sachet for popourri
I am making pillows ... 14 inch size with left over blocks from previous quilts

I am running out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated. We would like to be able to give a nice little prize / favor to everyone that comes.


What would you like to get from a bridal shower? Ladies coming are in the 30s plus age group.... a few early 20s.
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