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    Lightbulb A gift idea for the readers on your list

    So my MIL is an avid reader, her birthday is coming up in a week and we got her a book we think she may enjoy reading. Last week, I started thinking up of an easy way to make a bookmark for her, I am not a sewer, lol, so it had to be something easy. Well, here is what I came up with today.



    Making them was very easy and fast. I used some scraps form my sunflower quilt and made a 6.5" string block. I added a fusible to the wrong side of the block and then cut two 2" strips. Used an old desk calendar( any card stock would work) and fused a strip to both sides and then used a tight zigzag to stitch all the way around it. Easy peazy, especially if you have some orphan blocks laying around. I think putting this bookmark inside the book would add that personal ouch to the gift, and of course every book needs a bookmark
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    You did a wonderful job, have to try it too!
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    What a great idea
    Thanks

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    Very nicely done. Thanks for the idea.....

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    those are really pretty. thanks for sharing the method of making them
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    Nice....& lucky MIL.
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    What a great idea. Thanks

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    Quess what my grandchildren's teachers are getting for Christmas!! Thanks for the idea!

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    You just gave me another idea for small gifts to friends-Thanks! Now to find the time. Yours are wonderful!

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    Great idea!!!

    I'm going to embroider names on them too!

    Thanks!!
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    Cute Idea - Don't forget to sign and date it!
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    Those are so pretty. What a great addition to the gift.

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    The bookmarks are pretty. Thanks for the instructions in your post, too. That was nice of you to share.

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    Great idea....thanks, there are several people who I know who would love this.
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    Thanks for the great idea!

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    they came out very pretty, and what a great extra gift idea, i love it

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    Thanks. As a avid reader myself I know she will love them. They will make wonderful gifts can't wait to make some.

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    What a great idea! I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing!!!!
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    What a sweet gift idea, thank for sharing!
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    Did you sew thru the cardstock on your machine? I did not know you could sew that. I guess you used a bigger needle?
    Anyway, I love the idea. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    So my MIL is an avid reader, her birthday is coming up in a week and we got her a book we think she may enjoy reading. Last week, I started thinking up of an easy way to make a bookmark for her, I am not a sewer, lol, so it had to be something easy. Well, here is what I came up with today.



    Making them was very easy and fast. I used some scraps form my sunflower quilt and made a 6.5" string block. I added a fusible to the wrong side of the block and then cut two 2" strips. Used an old desk calendar( any card stock would work) and fused a strip to both sides and then used a tight zigzag to stitch all the way around it. Easy peazy, especially if you have some orphan blocks laying around. I think putting this bookmark inside the book would add that personal ouch to the gift, and of course every book needs a bookmark
    Frankie,
    Toy Poodle Lacybelle's mom

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    Great idea - thanks!

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    I want to make those--very clever. Use bookmarkers all the time

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    oh, the possibilities,,hearts for romances,,,flowers for a gardening book ect ect Thanks

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    This is a great little idea for an awesome gift...thanks for sharing!
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    I made a bunch of bookmarks out of scraps for the schools annual book fair! The kids loved them!!

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