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    gift for quilter friend

    Ive met so many great quilters and crafty criends. So, what do i get as a present for them???
    They can make it themselves or have different tastes from mine.
    some of my friends have a whole "sewing" setup at their homes.
    Help please...what wouod you like????

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    gift cert. from a local quilt shop.

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    Price range would help and how many people. Do u want to make something or buy it? I am not huge on spending a ton on gifts for people that they may or may not like and I think our world has become a bit gluttonous. A "different kind of gift" would be to make a donation to a very special charity and write a heartfelt note about how their friendship is important and where the donation would go

    How many friends. What about paying for a class for u all to attend at a local quilt shop. Then, you're paying for a fun time for all of you, expanding everyone's skills and supporting a LQS.

    Mug rugs or fabric coasters are great because it doesn't have to match their home decor.

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    Without knowing your price range my suggestion would be what my dear friend does. She makes us a plate of her cookies. She bakes a lot during the holidays and everyone looks forward to getting a plate of cookies. During the holidays you can't go wrong with a plate of cookies and/or fudge. A handful of flowers to go with it could be a nice touch, or use a cute container. Not sure how old your friend is, but since I turned 50 I prefer to receive things that can be eaten or thrown out after a period of time (ie: flowers) without feeling guilty.

    I do love gift cards and give them often - it is always fun to go out with a friend for a meal too. Or have the person over for a lunch or dinner. Nothing nicer than spending time with friends.

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    Some of them live miles away, one in the same town and a few states away.
    classes tog would be nice hard to coordinate.
    I guess its gict cert again. I personally l o v e them, then i get what i need.
    Thanks

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    Placemats for a certain holiday would be nice. No matching decor.
    Another Phyllis
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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa View Post
    gift cert. from a local quilt shop.
    I second this
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    *Lynnie-- your mail box is full! **
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    I have a relative who lives far away and not knowing their taste, I usually send a Christmas item - like hand towels for their bath or I send some kind of food item, like a nice tin of nuts or candy. Since I will never spend Christmas with them, I'll never know if they liked the item I sent or not. And since they have a large family I know the food item will be eaten by someone.

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    Last year I received several jelly rolls from my daughters. One gave me Bali Pops with a paper piecing pattern, and the other gave me a random assortment of Moda jelly rolls. Best gifts ever!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    How about a perpetual calendar that's got a quilting theme? I bought one on amazon.com to use as a gift this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Last year I received several jelly rolls from my daughters. One gave me Bali Pops with a paper piecing pattern, and the other gave me a random assortment of Moda jelly rolls. Best gifts ever!
    I should stop for breakfast. Your daughters gave you jelly rolls -- I read food!
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    What a bunch of pikers Give them an heirloom quilt.
    http://kalamaquilts.blogspot.com/sea...me+assembly%22
    some assembly required ~

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    I belong to several small quilting groups and have done a couple of different things, none expensive.
    1. I have name tags made for some of them with a sewing machine as background w/ a spool and their name atop it all. I'm sure Sewnsewer2 could do them for you - mine were done by an embroiderer at a retreat recently; they're about 3"x4".
    2. Have had lined 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" note pads made titled Quilters TO DO list
    3. A spool, maybe 2, of decorative thread

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    How about the winning $425,000,000 Powerball ticket ;0)

    Seriously, fat quarters, thread, gift cards, lots of goodies already mentioned . . .

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