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Thread: Need quick & easy ideas for bridal shower gift

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    I was invited to a bridal shower recently and they set the date for it. It was a timing issue with the family's schedules. It is to be held on Mother's Day in the evening.
    I have been travelling quite a bit and am home now, but with company in and out. I will have a small bit of time available for sewing and need some ideas for a gift. The easiest thing I can think of are pillowcases, or maybe a homemade apron with large jars of spices. It is a young couple (19 & 20) so traditional may not be the way to go....not sure.

    Any ideas????

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    What about hotpads, napkins, table runner, etc in the modern prints.

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    pillow cases sure would be nice.

    One of my favorite "quick" gifts is a rolling pin with dollar bills taped together and rolled around it. With a cover that says "May you always be rolling in dough".

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    If you're thinking of something sewn ... how about a simple table topper or runner?

    Otherwise, for time's sake ... just go and buy something!

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    One cute idea would be to get a small tool box. Deco it up for her. Put in small screw drivers of assorted sizes. a hammer, small nails for picture hanging etc. These items will come in handy for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    If you're thinking of something sewn ... how about a simple table topper or runner?

    Otherwise, for time's sake ... just go and buy something!
    I did a "spaghetti dinner" gift for a bridal shower. bought a colinder and filled it with a jar of spaghetti sauce, pkg. of spaghetti, grated cheese. added a wooden spoon. tongs and a couple pot holders. Wrapped it in celephane with a big bow. The bride was thrilled!

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    Being you are short on time here's an idea. Buy a clothes basket and add to it toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap and softner, kleenix, paper napkins and things that are essential to run a home. You don't always have to be crafty. Be crafty later, if you wish, when you have more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prayerquilter
    One cute idea would be to get a small tool box. Deco it up for her. Put in small screw drivers of assorted sizes. a hammer, small nails for picture hanging etc. These items will come in handy for sure.
    Good idea ... I did that years ago for my sister, and painted the hammer and screw drivers pink!!!

    A small level would be a good inclusion.

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    I am sure they do not have any/or very little Christmas Decorating stuff, so do you have any projects that need just a bit of finishing. Or just a simple Chirstmas table runner.

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    why not make a pretty table runner, placemats, potholders

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    the best gift I got when I started out was a oven mit with all the little kitchen essentials, wood spoons/spatula/ potatoe peeler/ potatoe masher/ sponges/ etc and a gift certificate to movie and or a dinner out is always nice.......

    if u want hand made.... I'd stronger suggest a quick table topper/runner.

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    Fire extinguisher! No one ever seems to get one and they are necessary to have on hand.

    A homemade gift certificate that says for her to come and pick out the fabric in your stash and you'll make her custom potholders/place mats of her choice...or something along those lines...gives you some time to do it.

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    Something i appreciated when I got married was a simple binder that had favorite recipes printed out and put in plastic page sleeves. I still have that binder today, 21 years later with the original recipes plus new ones I have added. The nice thing about having the recipes in plastic sleeves is you can remove them from the book and the plastic protects the recipes from any spills, etc.

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    I think the Apron with spices is a great idea. The younger adults dont alway realize how expensive spices and that add up.

    Great idea :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by Prayerquilter
    One cute idea would be to get a small tool box. Deco it up for her. Put in small screw drivers of assorted sizes. a hammer, small nails for picture hanging etc. These items will come in handy for sure.
    Good idea ... I did that years ago for my sister, and painted the hammer and screw drivers pink!!!

    A small level would be a good inclusion.
    And a stud finder & picture hanging hooks.

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