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Thread: Bunko Prizes

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    I want to sew or make some Bunko Prizes for my Bunko group does anyone have any good Ideas.

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    Maybe tote bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa T
    Maybe tote bags?
    LoL that is what I was going to do but the lady last month did that. Thats why I'm trying to figure out something else. Great minds think alike.

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    Bunko? Isn't that a dice game? Maybe little zipper pouches to put game pieces in? Or go another way and get little photo albums, cover them with great fabric and insert a couple of recipes for snacks. If you all get together to play games, there must be snacks!

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    Do you have to make a gift for every participant or just for the big winner?

    In my Bunko group charges $5 to play and at the end the $$ is divided among the winners depending on the # of players:

    Most wins
    Most looses
    Equal wins and looses
    Most Bunkos

    The person holding the bunko stone last gets the final Bunko gift, put together by the hostess.

    When I hosted at my house I made a qlap quilt. They didn't know but they syspected it would be a quilt and the competition was amazing. Thank God I had no neighbors at the time because the scraming, yelling and laughing could be heard miles away. It was Halloween and we were all dressed up. I magine the screamming when at he end I was holding the bunko stone. I gave the gift to the person holding it before me. I also made two totes to be raffled among people who had never won anything before.

    It was described as the best Bunko ever in our group. That may have had something to do with the fact that before he left, DH made a pitcher of Mango Mojitos. Nobody was drunk, but very tipsy for a while. We made sure every one was safe to drive and ended up taking two girls home that day and one stayed overnight. It was so much fun.

    Ever since DH lost his job I lost my interest nad haven't gone back to play. I do miss it.

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    Yes we get kind of crazy too! I need:
    1 $25 prize
    1 $20 pize
    2 $15 prizes
    8 $5 prizes

    We all pitch in $10 and the person hosting makes the dinner and comes up with the prizes.

    I thought of a quilt for the big prize but making a quilt for only $25 is a little hard. Or I just can't think of a way. The $5 prizes are my hardest to figure out.

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    The only quilt I would do for $25 would be a small wallhanging. I have sold some wholecloth for that amount, because I make them in one day.

    For your $5 I suggest fabric wallets: I make the one on the pic and sell for that price. The pattern was at my LQS for $5.00.

    How much time do you have?

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    How about an ironing board caddy. Made one for a drawing in my quilt guild and it was a hit. Found a free pattern on line.

    Lucy

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    Are there other quilters in your Bunko group?

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    I'm working on a set of Criss-Cross Coasters to go with a table runner I'm making for a wedding gift. The coasters are fun to make and everyone I've given a set really likes them. I think they would make a fun (and inexpensive) bunko gift. Here's the link:

    http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html

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    Coasters, hot pads, table runners, if they are in holiday themes everyone can use them with their different decors.

    Luggage tags made out of little quilting squares are fun too...It makes it so much easier to recognize your black luggage going around the carousel. I sew a little loop on them like you would on a hot pad and attatch a key ring to attach them to the luggage handle. You could make them out of neutral colors if you have men that are playing also. I attach one to each side of the handle for better visibility.

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    Thanks for the link and the great Ideas!

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    How about snuggies, or something like that. I know you can get a pattern off the net.
    karen

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    At Bunko everyone was having a problem remember which plastic cup was theirs so I made cup sleeves for everyone. I have an embroidery machine so embroidered everyone's name on them but you could use different print fabrics to instead.

    Attached is picture of a sleeve I made to use when I'm in my singing group and don't want to lose my Starbucks.

    Send me a personal email if you're interested and I'll give you the directions, they are really easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    How about an ironing board caddy. Made one for a drawing in my quilt guild and it was a hit. Found a free pattern on line.

    Lucy
    Where could I find that pattern. Great Idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Are there other quilters in your Bunko group?
    Nope besides my daughter who is in the group too. We are the only women that sew. Thats why I thought it would be fun to make something they couldn't buy.

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    have you ever made the snap bags? they are fast and useful... there is a link here someplace..will try and find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Bunko? Isn't that a dice game? Maybe little zipper pouches to put game pieces in? Or go another way and get little photo albums, cover them with great fabric and insert a couple of recipes for snacks. If you all get together to play games, there must be snacks!
    Great ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    have you ever made the snap bags? they are fast and useful... there is a link here someplace..will try and find it
    I really like this Idea do you have a pattern or directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Needle
    I'm working on a set of Criss-Cross Coasters to go with a table runner I'm making for a wedding gift. The coasters are fun to make and everyone I've given a set really likes them. I think they would make a fun (and inexpensive) bunko gift. Here's the link:

    http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html
    Funny, that is exactly what I was going to suggest. They work up fast once you get the hang of it. byw, I love that website.
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Needle
    I'm working on a set of Criss-Cross Coasters to go with a table runner I'm making for a wedding gift. The coasters are fun to make and everyone I've given a set really likes them. I think they would make a fun (and inexpensive) bunko gift. Here's the link:

    http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html
    I received a thank you gift using this same idea but a little larger to be used as a hot pad. There was a recipe card slipped into one of the folds.

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    pin cushions?

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    The little wallets from the Lazy Girl pattern??? Placemats or table runner??? (Criss Cross Coasters was my first thought, along with the other girls who thought that.

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    How about pocket pals made from fat quarters? You get two pocket pals from a fat quater. You can cut a bunch and then chain sew them. It is a wonderful little gift to put some money and your credit cards slip it into you jean pocket and off you go. Of course to buy more fabric. LOL

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    maybe a key chain out of mini block

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