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Old 11-28-2010, 12:19 PM
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awhile ago, someone challenged us to make doll quilts and stuffed animals/dolls for the toys for tots this year for christmas. So far, i've made 10 with matching quilts, and am making more every night. Thanks to Junebug for sending me pcs for an ISPY, with leftovers, i made some of the quilts that i'm donating with the stuffed guys.
everyone else, comeon, join in, If everyone just made one and donated to the need for kids this holiday season, we could all be a Santa to some unfortunate kid.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:25 PM
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What a great idea!
Anybody have suggestions for stitched gifts for the older kids, 9 to 13? They are hardest to shop for and don't get as many donated gifts as the littler ones, I've been told.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:29 PM
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someone please help us in this area, i'd be happy to switch to older kids.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:36 PM
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Would love to see some suggestions for the older kids. They are a challenge for us project people! :-)
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:45 PM
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all you people with teens, get on it, and beg them to tell us what we can do for them. we all have fabrics laying around and want to ghelp them.
please help us!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:23 PM
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Left over flannel or fleece make nice neck scarves and mittens for the older ones.

Coin purses, make up bags, snap bags, wallets,journal covers...
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:26 PM
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Our guild would make HUNDREDS of doll quilts for Toys for Tots until we were told that they would no longer accept anything not in its original packaging. Now many lucky day-care kids get the HUNDREDS (usually over 400!!) doll and teddy bear quilts and they LOVE them!
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:20 PM
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lynnie, Thanks for bringing this back up. Here's the original posting:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-71017-1.htm

I plan on working on my second quilt this week after family has left for the holidays.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:49 PM
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I made drawstring bags out of interesting bold fabrics so the kids can carry their stuff, from pj s to whatever they collect. They sew up fast and are well received. I have also made hand puppets for Ronald MacDonald house.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:58 AM
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thanks for the heads up on toys for tots. i made a whole bunch of key chains and zipper pulls out of beautiful glass beads and sold a bunch laast year, i think i'll donate them also.
O.K. so now where do i donate the stuff to so the kids that need a gift get one??????
or should i give to my sil to distribute at the hospital???
HELP
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