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Old 09-04-2008, 04:26 PM
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I'm at a loss trying to think of what to make for my grand daughters for x-mas.

Two of them are ages 2-1/2 and 1. I've already made them a quilt, crayon tote, raggedy ann's, embroidered paperdolls & clothes, in the past.

They have parents that buy them practically everything! Do you think a pillowcase with their names and some embroidery on them is stupid for their ages? I don't know what to do :?:

Any suggestions? Is there some kind of quilt I could make that is a game board or something?

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Old 09-04-2008, 04:28 PM
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I think the pillowcases would be nice. Or towels with their names on them. They seem to have everything else! You are a great grandma.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:29 PM
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Embroidered pillowcases would be very nice.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:48 PM
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I saw a really cute idea in a magazine (think it was LTD) They had terry cloth towels and one end of them was shaped into animal heads (like a kitten) I'll see if I can find it when I go to work tomorrow and scan you in the picture.

I'm sure you could be able to duplicate something like that.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:53 PM
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JoAnn's had a really cute butterfly pattern. It was large enough to hang from the ceiling--like a room decoration or use as a quilt. I thought it would be neat in a classroom w/ really bright colors.
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...DID=xprd509535
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:24 PM
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My friend made cute ones for her little granddaughters who have everything!!!!!! (in the colours they loved) hers was actually hand embroidered & not sure of the pattern but it said Grandma loves you this much ..... and then there was hands spread apart... or something, can't remember the exact picture.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:34 PM
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My mom made cloth books for my kids when they were little. I saw the material for these today and they are easy to make. They had a Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and some others relating to Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas, etc. They have been passed down to the grandkids and they hold up really well and are machine washable too. I made a wall hanging of a tree with little pockets for candy canes etc, like an advent calendar. Here is one of the books http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Mary-E...VVviewprod.htm
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:40 PM
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This link has 2 of the calenders http://www.quiltedgarden.ca/quilted/Kits.mnet
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:48 PM
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sewnsewer2,

First let me say that your granddaughters are the luckiest little girls to have a grandmother like you. My grandmother made my daughter a quilt when she was born and it was much loved (to the point where I had to put it away so my dear daughter would have it when she grew up). Can I suggest more quilts might be in order? In the past girls growing up had "Hope Chests" filled with wonderful things they could use in their adult life.

My mother has two quilts from her grandmother that are carefully stored in her linen closet. I hope that someday I will be the lucky daughter who inherits them. If I am the lucky one, they won't be in the closet, but used as a focal point for decoration in one of my bedrooms.

My two cents, for what it is worth, Kanoelani
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:52 PM
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I like the idea of the checkboard quilt/mat. I made one for my kids a few years ago (they are now 6 and 7) and before they were really playing checkers,they would put their toys on each square and play that way. I did my son's side with hockey fabric and used horses for my daughter's side, with a darker tan as the common "off square" color.

What lucky granddaughter's to have a grandmama like you!
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