YES IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO MARK A BORDER SO YOU DON'T LOSE PEOP'S MESSAGES. I ALSO LIKE IRONING ON FREEZER PAPER FOR A LITTLE EXTRA SUPPORT. ALSO FEELS IT MAKES WRITING A BIT EASIER. I HAVE A QUESTION. DO OU WASH THE QUILT SQUARES BEFORE GETTING THEM SIGNED. SANDI
I did this for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. I used gold pen on natural muslin. After the party, heat-set the ink by ironing over the muslin with a dry, hot iron.
I would be sure to make a frame over the muslin squares so that nobody signs too close to the edges. Cut a piece of cardboard with the center cut out, and lay it over the muslin so that there is a seam allowance of a half-inch or more on all sides. Then have guests sign within the center part.
If there are important people who won't be able to make it to the party, mail a square to them in a letter explaining what you are doing, and ask them to sign and return it. You can use water-soluble pen to mark the borders so the signature won't be lost within the seams.
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