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    Thinking outside the block would be good in guy colors, school colors, or favorite colors etc.
    Check out this one and she has instructions for basic block.
    Quick, easy and looks more complicated than it is.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89525-1.htm

    :-D

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    I have two teenage grandsons. One loves all the pirate/flame patterns so this is the one I made for him. The other is in to guitar playing and music so I was able to find some great fabric for his quilt.
    I am very new to quilting but hope this will give you some ideas. Not sure if these pictures will load well but giving it a try.
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    I really like the snack food theme idea, I don't know a single teenage boy that doesn't like to eat! You can find french fries, pizza, candy, soda, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc., bet that would go over really well...I just may do that for both my 10-11 year grandsons...I love reading this board for ideas!

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    I used a pattern called Big Star by Country Threads for my son when he went to college. I used homespun plaids and it looked pretty masculine. It goes together quickly, too.

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    Skate boards perhaps or any sport, computers, technology, music or what ever is their hobby of the moment. Some of these young men love comic book characters. Are either of the young men a boy scout? I have see some very nice fabric with boyscout logos, merit badges, phrases and so on. Got some for a quilt for my Eagle Scout son to use in the future.

    MMMM camping, hiking, cars, bikes, surfing.......

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    So many ideas..... WoW... and beautiful pictures of quilts to inspire me. I'm going to the LQS this morning to see if there is anything that will match their interests. Then it's shopping on the internet for some more. I'm hoping to be able to start one next week. Thanks you all......

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    I'm watching 2. I have 2 GS, 14 & 13. They'll be graduating in few yrs & I need ideas & start soon... I know I want to put God's Eye in center of each & maybe stars.. Guys are soooo hard to get for, do, etc, huh?



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    If their favorite teams are professional teams then I would suggest ordering some of the fabric that is copyrighted in the team logo and making either the blocks fussy cut with the emblems or a large center panel and building around that. In my experience with 4 sons they won't change their preference for the professional teams during their lifetime. They will be glad to take the quilt to college with them and on into their married life.

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    I personally would stay away from themed quilts. I have used homespun plaids for young men. They will use them for a long time :-D

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    Food. Horse. Ocean. Fish. My avatar for my sister's grandson.

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    Just the fish from the bottom panel.
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    I would think that if you don't know their interests or can't find fabric in their interest that you could do a 10 min block in denim or dark masculine colors!

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    I made a red/black/grey/white DP with about 20 different fabrics, for my 15 year old grandson, it turned out great, and he loved it, sorry I forgot to take a picture before it went to it's new home. I am even thinking about making another one and keeping it!

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    I'm doing a strip quilt from military fabric...Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army for my 14 year old grandson. Saw the fabric at Hobby Lobby while shopping with my son. He picked it out when I asked for advice (he's retired Navy).

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    I have made a couple of Warm Wishes patterns with a focus fabric of the boy's likes, then three coordinating fabrics for the alternating blocks. Most of mine are 9" blocks to keep it simple, but blocks could be any size. This pattern also has some movement in it, giving it a good geometric design, which boys also like. I have two finished, but can't seem to get around to posting pics.

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    I would find out their school colors or sports team they like and use that. The last thing I would put on a quilt is snakes, unless they like them and would want to sleep under it.

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    I did 5" squares alternating a deep blue (almost navy) with fussy cut sports, animals and other fabrics suitable for boys

    Fast to make and it was absolutely loved. I had added a picture or two printed on fabric too.

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    My first thought is a quilt made from denim or t-shirt quilt but you'd have to have their old t-shirts unless you got some at a thrift store. And a denim quilt would be heavy to mail.

    How about a D9P in their favorite colors or to match their room?

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    Find out what their interests are and go from there.

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    I too am going to make a quilt for a teen boy. Thanks for all the ideas!!

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    How about a T-shirt quilts I'm sure that you may have plenty of them around, use sashing between them :)

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    These are the ones I have made for donation quilts for that age group (may take a minute for the pictures to load).

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    I think you need to find out their interest first.
    If sports, go with a sports theme. It hunting
    like my 13 yr. old grandson, go with that theme.
    Just an idea.

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    I think you need to find out their interest first.
    If sports, go with a sports theme. If hunting
    like my 13 yr. old grandson, go with that theme.
    Just an idea.

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    What about a denim rag quilt with flannel plaid on the back. I made my son a Bearpaw quilt when he was a teenager and he loved it.

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    sports or sports team fabrics. call mom and see what they like. If they are into Boy Scouts, there is great fabric for that. Or hunting or fishing. Mom can help, I am sure.

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