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Thread: Middle School Graduate?

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    Middle School Graduate?

    My great niece is graduating from 8th grade, and I was wondering if you folks could give me some ideas of gifts to make that would be appropriate.

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    Susan

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    A quilt being English please tell me her age and will return with other suggestions please.
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    I have purchased a fleece blanket from Walmart and then appliqued the high school name on it, along with her name. I purchased the blanket in the high school colors. I have also machine embroidered the names and the mascot on the blanket.
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    Middle school went up to 9th grade for me. long ago... maybe a tote bag or ipod bag or something similar would work. or a gift card she could spend on what she really wants.
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    My great niece is 13 .

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    I agree. A token. A gift card in a hand made little bag or wallet is perfect. Save the big projects for down the line.
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    Many middle school girls use the little backpack purses at my school. It's worn like a backpack but it's much smaller. Usually a bright floral or pattern fabric.
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    ipad bag if she has one.
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    A set of small zippered pouches. A matching tote. Things to make high school easier. Or if she is in to a certain sport. If you could find out her high school colors, that would be nice.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I'm bag with a more up to date idea. How about giving her a pile of little papers to ask her friends to write or draw on and then depending on how many you acquire and are suitable make a bag to keep laptop safe or just to keep
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    You all have some great ideas.

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    She is probably getting to the age of carrying a purse. What about a purse or a tote of some kind? Bow tuck or Mondo bag comes to mind. I can't keep them in the house when I make them, my daughter grabs onto them. There are a lot of purse patterns out there that are "youthful".

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    yes, I like these ideas, too.
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    Working at a middle school- it seems those girls are getting into make-up. Why not a make-up bag and an overnight bag- so when she is in high school she can take it when she goes places.

    I did not know that people gave gifts for middle school graduation.

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