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Thread: Personalised Cushion - Good gift for a baby?

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    My friends Stu & Gill's little baby Lottie will be 1 year old on the 22nd June. I am planning what to make/give her for a gift. I came up with the idea of a personalised cushion, as I am confident and adept at making them. Can you belive the one pictured is 30 in the shops! I thought - I can make that!

    I am planning on using iron-on applique letters to spell out her name - lucky there is 9 letters in 'Charlotte' - one letter in each square! I will stitch the applique on by hand to make them secure. Then I will stipple quilt the cushion cover with varigated thread.

    Do you think this is a good idea for a baby? I'm wondering if it will be useful at all? More of a keepsake really, maybe.
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    I think it's cute. Great idea!
    They would probably want it as a keepsake for her, BUT, you could make 2. One for her to play around with on the floor and one for a keepsake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I think it's cute. Great idea!
    They would probably want it as a keepsake for her, BUT, you could make 2. One for her to play around with on the floor and one for a keepsake.
    Good idea Terri! I can make a 'posh' one AND a 'fun' one. The cushion inners are only 1.50 from IKEA, and I have plenty of fabric.

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    I think it's a GREAT idea! I've been thinking of making some pillows for the grandchildren (12 of them) with their initials......you've given me a great idea.

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    why not make it as a wallhanging or in a picture frame? that would be a forever gift - and stay clean. it's too pretty to have anything happen to it.

    the idea is great, and when i have my next baby you can certainly make one for me. tee hee! ( where were you when i COULD have a next baby?)

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    I think it is great. My son made a pillow for DGD when she was about two. She sleeps with it every night. It is falling apart now so he will make her a new one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    why not make it as a wallhanging or in a picture frame? that would be a forever gift - and stay clean. it's too pretty to have anything happen to it.

    the idea is great, and when i have my next baby you can certainly make one for me. tee hee! ( where were you when i COULD have a next baby?)
    That was my first thought too, but their house isn't that big, and they already complain that they have run out of places to hang pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I think it's a GREAT idea! I've been thinking of making some pillows for the grandchildren (12 of them) with their initials......you've given me a great idea.
    Always happy to help! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I think it is great. My son made a pillow for DGD when she was about two. She sleeps with it every night. It is falling apart now so he will make her a new one soon.
    Thanks littlehud, and everyone else, I've definitely decided to do it. I'll see how the 'posh' one comes out and maybe make a second' fun' one too.

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    I made a banner for a cousin when she was expecting baby number 1. it was a huge hit at her shower. A personalized gift is always a good idea!
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    ugh. the picture was too big, let me resize and repost.
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    happy FRIDAY everyone!
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    Love your idea - it is so cute. Be sure to post it when you are done!

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    I like the idea

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