This is the second of a three part article by Laura Holden. Check HERE for part one.
Photo Quilts as Wedding Gifts or Favors
June and July always
seem to be the big wedding months—and wedding anniversaries too, of course—so
it’s a good time to hunt down some inspiring ideas and patterns for gifts and
decorations. You don’t have to work with fabric specifically to make some gorgeous
For example, a quilt is
a wonderful gift for a newly-married couple, but for an interesting twist on
the idea, a photo quilt is a great way to make an already personal gift even
more so. And it’s certainly less back-breaking
work than the traditional double wedding ring quilt!
Mortenson of The Polka Dot Chair creates gorgeous personalized photo quilts for
members of her family, and her site includes not one but two
tutorials for printing photos directly onto special photo fabric. It’s
also possible to use transfer paper and an inkjet printer to transfer photo
images onto fabric. Idonette of
D’Vine Living offers a tutorial on this method, which offers the advantage of
not requiring dedicated photo fabric.
On a much
smaller scale, quilted photo fabric, with photos of the bride and groom as
children or adults might be used to create wedding favors such as place cards,
small bags or pouches, handkerchiefs, or napkins.
I agree with Laura. Creating unique gifts using photo fabric certainly would make a statement!
For other wedding favors / gifts check the following: