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need ideas for a wedding present that's not a large quilt

Old 06-23-2012, 06:01 AM
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Default need ideas for a wedding present that's not a large quilt

I want to make something quilted as a wedding gift, but it's not for someone that I know very very well. It's the daughter of some good friends of ours. I need suggestions for something that won't take forever to make, but will be a lovely gift.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:08 AM
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do they celebrate Christmas? you could make a quilted tree skirt - it's something they'll need to get, probably.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:12 AM
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Make table runner in colors she has chosen. Also place mat, napkins and coaster make good gifts
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:13 AM
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small table toppers are always thoughtful....neutral colors that would blend into any decore!

I would stay away from ''holiday'' themed items as you don't want to offend....and in this day and age, that is so easy to do! Spring, summer, fall and winter are, I think!!, still OK ''holidays'' to create gift items for!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:15 AM
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I just made placemats and napkins for a friend at church. My dad made her a rolling pin.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:04 AM
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A small throw is also nice. about 48" square to throw over your feet.
Any of the other suggestions would be nice, the only thing I would avoid is a wall hanging!
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How about a set of microwave bowl potholders with matching napkins. These are awesome. Here is an example:
http://www.youcanmakethis.com/produc...lpotholder.htm

just found a nice tutorial: http://syzygyofme.blogspot.com/2012/...-tutorial.html

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:16 AM
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A casserole carrier would be nice. And if you wanted to splurge, a nice covered casserole dish to go with it. There's a link for a simple one here:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...r-t189982.html
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table topper with some candle sticks or another complementary accessory would be cool (a fruit bowl that coordinates with the fabric.
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If she has her china pattern registered at a store, (so that you can check to see what the pattern is) why not make a table runner that copies the pattern of her china or compliments it?
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