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Thread: Gift ideas for daughters

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    My dearest hubby... he wants to make the 3 daughters linen napkins with embroidery on them.

    At $5 a napkin I said I couldn't do that for the 3 girls (they each wanted 8 napkins for a set) so I've gotten some polished cotton that I will try and make the napkins from. It was $5 a yard in the colors they wanted so I figured it was worth a shot. I'll either hem them with the serger or do the metered corners on them ... or then again a rolled hem wouldn't be too bad.

    Lucky for me, he didn't tell them which Christmas they would end up being for
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    padded coat hangers with pockets for undies / hankies----calico garment bags also with pockets for special stuff----i am going to copy the hand idea thank you for sharing

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    Thanks everyone, such great ideas...

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    My daughter asked for placemats this Christmas.
    And she wanted each one to be a different quilt block.
    Kind of fun to use a focus fabric in several different ways.

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    There is a tutorial on youtube from Missouri Quilting Co. for a minkee loop scarf that I'm making for my daughter and DIL. I might even make one for me! Really cute and stylish.
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    A couple years ago I gave each of my three daughters a Willow figurine set of the nativity. It is something that they will have year after year!

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    IMHO those are some pretty good suggestions. My suggestion was a lap quilt for each with pix of the appropriate kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgibbons View Post
    Need some ideas.... I have to older daughters 30 & 32 who mean the world to me they are married and have children of their own and I am looking for some ideas to make them something special from me for Xmas...any ideas I would love some suggestions and any pictures of some of the items you may have made... Thanks

    Karen
    I have three daughters, 28, 31,and 33. I retired 8 years ago. Since then they each get a box filled with things that I have sewn. Now my two son-in-laws, my husband, my parents and 3 grandchildren get some sewn gifts also. I make purses, wallets, oven mitts, potholders, organizers, suitcase tags, travel trays, kitchen appliqued towels (a request for new ones every year), bed quilts, pillow cases, wall hangings, etc. I am always on the lookout for new patterns for something different. The guys are a bit of a challenge, but I manage to find one or two items to make them. For the grandkids (age 5, 2, and 2 months) I make slippers, raincoats, appliqued bibs (most out of towels), crayon organizers, small purses to match their mom's purses, etc. A couple of years ago I mentioned that I was going to cut back on Christmas gifts - all three girls said - not the gifts that you make, please!!! That brought tears to my eyes.

    In addition to these gifts I make a gift for each person in my knitting group and also my tennis team every year.

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    Every other year, I ask my two adult children what they would like me to make for them the following Christmas. It's been a real pleasure since we discuss colors and sometimes even pick out fabrics together. It's a wonderful way to share my love of quilting with them and they appreciate what I make for them. For the alternating years, I still make them something. This year I've made some spiral table runners and will make them pillowcases just for the fun of it.

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    One item my daughter asked for and has appreciated is a set of 16 coasters. She entertains a lot and people were putting cold drinks down on her furniture leaving circles of moisture. These were definitely coasters not mug rugs. They were for ice tea glasses.

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