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Thread: Ideas, please

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    Senior Member joivey's Avatar
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    Ideas, please

    I have been approached by the head of our hospital foundation about making personalized gifts for the foundation to give to "big time" contributors. They say they are tired of flowers. I have a Babylock Ellissimo, which can do far more than I am capable, so I think I have the machine capability, if I can just think of some things. I have made many things in the hoop (cosmetic bags, key fobs,, etc) but would really like something a little more upscale and personal. Can you friends please help me with some ideas?
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    Are "green" grocery tote bags too mundane?
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    what about I-Pad covers? alot of people are using the tablets now, and I have seen several cute ones that are quilted. You could even make them with the foundation's logo?

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    I think it is a question of how much they are willing to pay you and how much time you are willing to spend.....
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    Personalised towels - I have a set from my husband's grandmother and they are always in my guest bathroom and beside being beautiful they are also useful and last for a long time. Mine are done by hand and they are gorgeous. We also have a set of pilow cases matching the towels. Just an idea.
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    But these are "Big Time Givers"! Wow. Do you do applique? to make a picture to frame? I wouldn't take that on with my ability. I can't imagine anything to match that.

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    I made small wall hangings for "big time givers" for symphony of scenes around Oregon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joivey View Post
    I have been approached by the head of our hospital foundation about making personalized gifts for the foundation to give to "big time" contributors. They say they are tired of flowers. I have a Babylock Ellissimo, which can do far more than I am capable, so I think I have the machine capability, if I can just think of some things. I have made many things in the hoop (cosmetic bags, key fobs,, etc) but would really like something a little more upscale and personal. Can you friends please help me with some ideas?
    Jo Ann
    And does this person have ANY idea of what is involved in making 'personalized gifts' ?

    Why isn't a sincere 'thank you card/note' adequate?

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    how about bath towels

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    If tired of flowers how about a box of expensive chocolates?
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