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Thread: Quick birthday gift

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    Quick birthday gift

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for a quick project for a birthday gift - nothing like waiting till the last minute - I have been invited to a surprise b-day party for a woman who is turnng 50 - its this Saturday night 3 1/2 days away - I am trying to think of a quick project for her - I don't know her well - my hubby is friends with her hubby -I asked this women's hubby if he could give me ideas - that was no help at all. So I am asking my QB friends for suggestions. Thanks everyone.

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    Do you have any idea of her interests? If she likes to cook, maybe a nice apron, pot holders, casserole carrier, oven mitts etc. If she a sewer a nice pin cushion or thread caddy. If all else fails, a nice container of homemade peanut brittle, fudge etc. is nice unless she's a diabetic. A nice bottle of wine and the criss cross coasters for wine glasses. It's is difficult when you don't have a clue about the recipient.

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    Tote bags are always nice! I never seem to have too many of those. Maybe a nice quilted one, with pockets?
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    If you know that she drinks wine, this wine tote was a hit when I made some for Christmas gifts last year
    http://www.needleandspatula.com/2011...-tutorial.html
    Nancy in western NY

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    Seasonal table runner, pot holders, pan handles. Anything hand made people love.
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    The Easy Stripe Tablerunner work quickly and looks impressive. They have some lovely border prints available such as sunflowers. About 3-4 hours from cutting to finish.

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    If she travels then attractive satin bags for her shoes for the suitcase or smaller ones for jewelry are usually well received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseraph View Post
    The Easy Stripe Tablerunner work quickly and looks impressive. They have some lovely border prints available such as sunflowers. About 3-4 hours from cutting to finish.
    I see that it's no longer available from Timeless Treasures. Do you have any idea where else they might have it? It looks fabulous!
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    I love the idea of coasters and a nice bottle of wine, if she's a drinker. If not, coasters and a small basket of coffees and gourmet chocolates, maybe?
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I see that it's no longer available from Timeless Treasures. Do you have any idea where else they might have it? It looks fabulous!
    I purchased my pattern from www.thequiltcompany.com $8.50 earlier this year

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