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Thread: Do any of you have 14yo girls at home? A question...

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    I know that it depends on personal taste, etc, but still there's a general style that I'm so not up on anymore.... I was thinking of making a pretty pillowcase as a gift for my niece (the one that just lost her mother, my sister) and I was wondering if any of you could point me towards some fabric that she might like. (I just don't want to pick out something that is "old lady"! :lol: )

    (and as a bonus, if you happen to have a yard of it and want to sell it, please pm me! Can I say that here??)

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    Do you know her favorite colors? My 13 Year old granddaughter wanted purple and orange! Weird but I did find fabric with those colors in it!

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    I have a pretty teen-like 11 year old girl -- I can tell you that peace signs are very in right now, as are greens/purples/blues. Someone just picked up some nice peace sign fabric at Joann's and posted it...I thought it would be perfect for my daughter!!

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    I can't find my camera, but! Anything by Amy Butler or in the Moda BakeShop Lines would work for a14 year old girl. Find out what color she likes, and go from there.

    I have Lots of fabrics that might do. If you are stuck, PM me. Just let me know what kind of colors and I can fix you up.

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    What are the colors in her room? Can you match that way? Hot bright colors. Like Hot Pink. Nothing too pastel. Nothing too "pretty flower." Like big bold bright ones are ok. But little flowers and such no. Something like purple zebra print would be fun. All depends on what she likes. Chocolate brown with blue or pink. I dunno. just some ideas. That's what my sister likes. :) I'm sorry for your loss

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    Also, look at a pottery barn teen catalogue or website. You'll see what's in fabric and color-wise.

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    Most girls that age like tie dye stuff as well and the Amy Butler fabrics but I would check on her favorite color first. She may be one of the few that likes pastels.

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    I am so sorry about your sister.

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    I don't have a clue what her fav color is.... and I'm almost afraid to ask. I'm afraid she'll be disappointed when she finds out that I was asking just for a pillowcase.... (I immediately thought of making them all quilts - yeah, in 3 weeks and I haven't even finished my first yet - that's why I scaled back to a pillowcase! :lol: The boys are getting a special "mud" soap - they had told my sister years ago that I should make a soap like dirt, so they're easy enough)

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    my 13 1/2 yo loves lime green...you know that really bright obnoxious green? Oh and hot pink.

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    Ok, I just called my bil and he said she likes purple, and "girly" colors. So if you know the kind of designs that would fit that age and you have some you'd like to sell, please pm me!

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    My Dd is 16 and is into the hippy stuff. Bright colors, peace signs and the bright big flowers. she says most girls seem to like this style.

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    My niece who will be 14 in June is into the retro fabrics ? Peace signs . What about making your niece a tote ? Those are quick easy and all the girls love them ;-)

    So sorry about your sister

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    I think something maybe a Batik would be cool. They come in such beautiful and bright colors and have a 'tie-died' appearance. Sorry about your loss. I know that it's really hard.

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    My dd is 11 and she loves batiks, purples and blues. Can you take her out and pass by the fabric store and get a feel of what she likes?

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    I have one 17 yr old that loves pink always has and another 17yr old whose favorite colors are orangeand green

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    She's in CA and I'm in WI, so I'm doing this long-distance. (and I have to say, what makes this harder is that I'm feeling a coolness from her.... my sister was good at complaining about everything and everybody - usually not based on reality. So I'm feeling like I'm going up against a wall. At least I'm making the effort - I have to remind myself of that)

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    Sharon mentioned making a tote.... now I'm wondering if that would be nicer than a pillowcase.... maybe something she'd like better?

    Ok, if I make a tote bag, is there an easy online tute that you know about??

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    I would suggest finding out her tastes. I know a few girls that like the old lady type stuff. and others who go more for the bold bright solid colors. you know her likes and dislikes, trust your instincts.

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    I think either one would be very nice but at her age she may like the tote more. I am sure there must be a very easy pattern on here you could find.

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    a tote is very very easy. I made one for my dd and myself. just cut a rectangle and then cut two sides. sewed the two sides together, much like a sleeve then attached them to the bottom. my trouble was the corners. I would recomend a heavy fabric for a tote bag. much like a canvis type. holds up very well.

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    I have a 17 year old girl. The theme right now seems to be BRIGHT! There is a fabric at Wal-mart called Crazy Daisy. It as the name indicates is big bright colored daisies. She used this to make curtains for her room.

    Peace signs, hearts, and smiley faces seem to go over well as long as they are BRIGHT.

    I'm sure she will appreciated whatever you send her. She must be hurting and knowing someone cares is always good at times like that.

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    My 13 year old dgd loves zebra prints and picked those out for a quilt trimmed in hot pink. If you look around you will notice lots of zebra print things in catalogs, etc. I think my high school students would like that, too, and they love all kinds of tote bags so that is a great idea. :thumbup:

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    My 15 year old likes the old hippy stuff. Peace signs, big daisies, fringe, etc. I do know at 14 no Barbie or princess stuff. Also name brands are very important for girls at the mid teens. Pink and Aerie stores have the colors and designs that are very popular for girls. Coach purses for teens have great graphic designs they love.

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