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Thread: Gift for friend who sews?

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    A friend of mine gave me a fabric basket that is sturdy and has pockets around the whold basket. I keep it on the table beside my sewing machine and put pens and pencils, seam ripper and other small objects in it and I love it, it is so handy keeps all your small quilting things close by when you need them and I think they are under $15.00/
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    I like to give an assortment basket of varigated threads in colors I know they like.

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    If your friend dislikes a particular task, like binding, make a gift certificate, or a booklet of gift certificates, good for one binding, or something like that.

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    I think you should have a list of classes that you both can look at after your lunch, and treat her to that (or at least for half of it, maybe). That's what I would like... the fun of going to a special class with someone special.

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    I would say if in double, a gift certificate to her LQS would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
    Price range under $40.....
    I'd go with a gift card to her favorite store AND a mug rug, mug and some flavored coffee or tea or creamer.
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    Why not take a scrap of fabric and sew it into the shape of a square. Insert a note that says something about how special she is and that the note is good for --- amount in dollars to be spent. Take her to some quilt shops and say that you want to spend some time with her. When she goes to pay, hand her the pouch. She won't know you plan on picking up the bill until she goes to pay....you get to spend time together and give her a gift.

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    Jillmc,
    I have a pattern for a pin coushin, and you can make it, you could hot glue ruffles around it. I love the one I made,
    stores pins and so easy o put pins in and take out when using it. Am going to make one for friend and another one for me. EName:  PB080286.JPG
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    I think these are all good ideas, but if you are leaning toward the pincushion, go for it.
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    A small package of Clover Wonder Clips plus a $25 gift certificate to her favorite LQS or an online site like Connecting Threads.

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    My quilty friend and I share the same birthday and do lunch every year; often times giving quilty gifts to each other. Pattern books, Gingher scissors, even fat quarters or charm packs with a small pattern like Schnibbles or those from This & That. We just love it all!! There is a very nice desk top needle threader out there by Clover and some needles to go withit and a few fat quarters too. The possibilities are endless. Most would be grateful with whatever. Machingers quilting gloves and a bottle of Best Press.....I could go on and on because most quilters just love fabrics and notions.
    Oh, don't forget a year's subscription to one of the great quilting magazines out there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
    I have a special friend who also sews...would like to get her a gift-anyone with online sites/ideas? I have searched Etsy for a unique pin cushion, but not coming up with much! Thanks!
    I just recently bought the materials for this one: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cut...ty-pincushion/
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    I got some fancy scissors and found it fun. they are useful too and mine are very colorful and sharp.
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    I have a dear friend who sews and quilts far better than I, but she really enjoyed a couple of things i have given her- one was a prayer /comfort shawl (simple pattern from the yarn wrapper) and a metal quilt block that she can hang on the wall, house, barn, garage etc.

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    my quilting buddy and I give magazine subscriptions to each other's favorite magazine so that's around $25.
    another idea in your price range would be a FQ bundle
    or jelly roll if she likes these
    gift card is always great for fellow sewers
    we both enjoy our Joann's gift cards LOL
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    A gift card to a local fabric shop would be good IF you have one locally. One year I received a gift card to a store 80 miles from me and it couldn't be used on line. Bummer. A handmade pin cushion with some money tucked into it is always good. I have more fun planning on what I'm going to spend the money for than actually buying the gift. Sort of like a kid with a Christmas catalog. I usually spend my money for things no one would ever think to buy me. Like embroidery thread, special sewing thread, even underwear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Maybe if she is a quilter, you could find a class to take together and make a day spent together doing something you both enjoy!
    LOVE this idea! If this is not a workable idea for you, I would second the gift certificate. So nice of you to gift your friend...lucky her!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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