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Thread: Last years Christmas preasent.

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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    I gave my DGS a kite Quilt last year for Christmas. My DD just told me he thinks it is to Girlly for him. He fips it over. I'll make him up one next year when he is 9. But what to make him?

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    How about something really manly like fabric with tools on it?

    Renee

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    I'm using the puzzle pattern for my great nephew, same age. I'm using sports fabrics because he plays softball and soccer.

    Using the same pattern with NASCAR for another gnephew. Cars, checkered flags, race tracks, drivers, etc.

    Did a hunting quilt for another - deer fabric with fishing on the other side.

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    My son is the same age and I have made him one from plaids, navy blue with beige stars (American flag-ish), dark greens and tans. The other one I made him was made out of star wars fabric. He also has rag quilts out of monkeys and transformers.

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    How about homespuns, they are dark,med plaids and such. Or Nascar. John Deer is big here in Wv. Or how about favorite sport or space.....Find out his likes.There is dinosaur fabric and animals not too hildish and would grow with him. Have fun,
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    I think your best bet is to find out what he likes. Cars, tools, Star Wars, books, etc. If he likes it, it won't be girly. Maybe when you visit him, you can kind of check out his room. Is it full of Legos, dinosaurs, girly posters? Boys that age are strange. Some are still very little kidish and some are much more mature. Look around and listen. You'll find something that you can both love.

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    My grandson has been into dirt bikes with his Dad since he was younger than that. So I found some dirt bike fabric and used for his quilt. But put a bug panel on the other side so he can be grown up or still young, whichever side he feels like using. Does your grandson have any particular interests? Does he like to read? You could use book prints too.

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    He is into the new vidoe games (?) The Red soxs, And foot ball some times.

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    How about taking him with you for the shopping trip of his life. I'll bet he would love to see how it all comes together. You both could have a blast with this one! Enjoy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    How about something with big trucks in the fabric. Or if you are looking for Red Sox fabric, try Saftler's in Whitman.

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    If he is nine by the time he is 11 cars, trucks etc will no longer be age appropriate I say go with plaids or boyish colors, blues, greens bowns somethnig he could use for years to come not for a limited amount of time. The only fabric I could think of for a nine year old into adulthood would be a woodland or lodge scene. Most guys young and old never tirer of deer and cabins etc.

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    Adult type Sport themes/team logos will follow him for many years to come. Video games tend to come and go in popularity. JMHO or you could be making him another quilt in a year or two :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    he is 9. But what to make him?
    what are his interests?

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    My boys have quilts with camping stuff on them - they love them - so much so that one needs to be replaced as soon as I can find the time!! :)

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    Well what does he like you could do a military quilt, a scooby doo quilt , car quilt (either realistic or the movie ones), hunting or fishing. You have endless possibilites. If you own a embroidery machine you could embroidered things on that he likes and figure out blocks to go with it.

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    :) Use a mascline print and make a quillow. I have made tons of them, but now, I don't put the fabric on top to put quilt into. easier for kids to fold up. :D

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    I have made for my grand boys (5 & 8 years old) quilts for Christmas this year. And I had the same problem until I decided to look at what books they were reading and what movies interested them. Guess what dianasaur and Spider Man. I used the crazy curves or drunked path. ??? You'll have to forgive me I'm new at quilting and the names for patterns. I put the design in the curved part and a bold design in the square. Hope that makes sense. Good luck. :D

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