Weddings are a chance to celebrate the union of loved ones, spend time with family and friends, and bask in an atmosphere of togetherness. Although a minor aspect during the wedding, gifts are an important way to recognize the newlyweds' new life together. Typically, guests will purchase something off of the couple's registry or contribute towards their honeymoon expenses. However, a special gift will hold more meaning than, say, a new kitchen appliance or a financial contribution.
While a wedding and a honeymoon are just a chapter in the newlyweds' lives before they begin more chapters together, a handmade gift provides a sentimental experience that can be relived over and over again - without having to look at any pictures. We have compiled a list of wonderful wedding gift ideas that the recipients are sure to enjoy, and we hope you have fun making them!
Personalize The Wedding Gift
All of the project ideas below can use any applique die, but customizing the design with words, numbers, or special shapes would add a further touch of sweetness to your gift. You can applique the couple's wedding date, initials, and/or names, for instance, or surround the letters from the GO! Love by Sarah Vedeler Die with hearts.
If applique isn't your thing, or you want to add something else to an appliqued project, try embroidering your project! The cute GO! Sunbonnet Sue Bride Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs and GO! Overall Sam Groom Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs would be adorable additions, as would a few (or a lot of) hearts.
For the Home
What a better way to signify the couple's union than by using the GO! Double Wedding Ring-(11 1/2" Finished) (2-Die Set)? This user-friendly die works with the GO! and the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutters, and you can use the GO! Double Wedding Ring Wall Hanging Pattern to create a lovely decoration.
For those of you who own a GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter, you can also use this versatile die for the GO! Classic Double Wedding Ring Table Runner Pattern.
To celebrate their marriage, combine the Ringing Bells Table Runner Pattern with the GO! Dove Die to make a delightful gift.
After they return from their honeymoon, the newlyweds will most likely want to continue relaxing since the stress of wedding planning has ended. Why not make both of them a personalized eye mask to encourage restful sleep?
For the Kitchen
Gifting the newlyweds a set of customized oven mitts with a pair of hot pads or a double-handed hot pad is just what they could use for their kitchen!
The hot pads can be created using the GO! Square-8 1/2" (8" Finished) Die and the GO! Strip Cutter-1", 1 1/2", 2" (1/2", 1", 1 1/2" Finished) Die while the double-handed hot pad is made using the GO! Burp Cloth Die.
For any hot beverages, making mug rugs is a practical and marvelous gift. If the newlyweds like to wind down with a glass of wine, make them a bottle cover using the GO! Wine Bottle Bag Pattern.
GO! Get Started On A Wedding Gift
While you can make these projects using any GO! Fabric Cutter, come up with your own design by combining GO! Qube Mix & Match Blocks, GO! Dies, and GO! Block on Board Dies (as long as they all finish at the same size) is the best way to complete a more unique gift. Use GO! Quilt to easily visualize these designs before you even think about cutting fabric.
The possibilities are endless for creating thoughtful wedding gifts, and we look forward to seeing what ones you come up with. Use the hashtag #AccuQuiltBuilt and tag us @AccuQuilt on social media so that we can enjoy your finished project!