I finished our wedding quilt just in time for our 2nd wedding anniversary.  And I learned today that cotton is the traditional 2nd year anniversary present!  How perfect--love you Jeremy!

Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt

Notes on how to make a signed quilt:

  • Cut your pieces of fabric. I used an equilateral triangle ruler and taped off the size I wanted.
  • Use archival, permanent fabric pens.  I used Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric, which glide over fabric much easier than other pens.  Felt tips tend to get stuck and pull the fabric.
  • Either spray the fabric with starch OR iron the pieces to freezer paper (kind of like wax paper and will gently adhere the fabric so it's easy to peel off).  That'll make it easier to write.
  • Be VERY clear to your guests that they need to write at least 1/2 inch away from the edge.  Despite bolded directions on a sign and an actual drawn 1/2 inch, a bunch of people wrote within 1/4 inch of an edge!
Handmade wedding quilt
Handmade wedding quilt
Blind hanging. I hand-stitched the black/dark gray fabric to the back of the quilt and slid a thin wooden piece that had O eyelets on each side. It hangs on 2 small nails.