June is one of the most popular months to get married so this month we are highlighting weddings and our wedding dress quilts and bears. Recently we sat down with one of our favorite wedding planners, Lisa Stoner of E-Events by Lisa Stoner and asked her to dish some advice for brides. Lisa, a native New Yorker, is a sought after event stylist who has been featured in BRIDES, The Knot and more.
One of the most important purchases you make is your wedding dress, and after all the time you spend searching for the perfect dress after the big day you don’t know what to do with your dress…
You can trash the dress for a photo session with your wedding photographer, you can put it in the back of the closet for your daughter to wear, or you can have it made into a quilt.
We love making wedding dress quilts, not only can we incorporate some of your favorite dress elements into the quilt we can also add a splash of color with the grooms tie or bridesmaids dresses. Some other great ideas for the quilts include sending along a piece of fabric with the wedding picture printed on it or sending along your mother and/or grandmother’s wedding dresses as well.
Here are some of our favorite wedding quilts (Remember now thru 9/30/13 get 30% off all quilts with code QUILT):
Just finished up a couple of wedding quilts and wanted to share them with you, I think they turned out great! These are one of my favorite pieces because they are full of so much joy and love. Here are some images of the quilts I just finished up:
I love how each quilt is unique and really shows the personality of the bride who created it.
Each quilt really is unique, if this is something you are thinking about here is a little more information on the whole process.
2. Send in your dress with any design requests or ideas
3. I create a design sketch and send to you to make any changes
4. After we finalize a design it takes about 6-8 weeks for you to receive your finished product!
What did you do with your wedding dress after the big day?
A new twist on RECYCLING: Make a quilt from your favorite clothes!
We all have those favorite outfits our kids wore saved in a closet somewhere. Where? Why not transform them into a keepsake quilt by The Patchwork Bear? One of my previous posts featured the baby clothes bear (the one with Chris Noth) and many inquired about having a quilt made. Of course we do that too!
Your favorite articles of clothing will be pieced into 4-inch blocks to create an instant heirloom. The keepsake clothes quilt starts at $150 for a 30×30-inch quilt and can be made as large as 48×57 inches. Each is unique and special and we encourage your design ideas to create a truly original keepsake patchwork bear and quilt. Completely customizable and personalization available too.
A great idea not just for baby clothes. Use favorite t-shirts, uniforms, wedding dress and my sentinental favorite: a Memory Bear– made from a loved one’s clothing who has has passed away. We made several of these for the holidays for grandkids using grandparents clothes, for spouses, for children. More on this later…