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Friendship Quilt




A simple activity at a baby shower can yield a wonderful keepsake for the mother and baby. Set up a table at the party with squares of fabric in a range of colors that go well together (these can coordinate with the nursery theme), along with fabric pens, and a sign inviting each guest to write her initials on a square. After the shower, a talented friend or family member can embroider the initials, then stitch the pieces together to make a quilt (or send the pieces to a professional quilter).


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Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 24 2003



Reviews (3)

  • albasaurasrex 15 Oct, 2013

    I love this idea! I personally can't sew worth a penny, but if you're like me and want to do something like this I saw on Martha Stewart's American Made this summer and they do the same thing using the internet and actual printed fabric. You can invite people via email and say whatever you want on each square.

  • Tinselter 1 May, 2009

    What a beautiful idea. I wish I had seen this earlier but I'm inspired now! Thank you for sharing.

  • ElanorEvermind 22 Mar, 2008

    Our family tradition, when my grandmother was alive, was to drape a queen-size piece of fabric over a table and have all the wedding guests sign it. My grandmother would then embroider it over the next year in the thread color(s) or your choice. My mother has a tablecloth; I chose a bed sheet and used it as backing for a log cabin quilt which I then tied instead of quilting due to the embroiderie on the back. It is a treasure to me.