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Thread: After reading about what the teaches had to say...

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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    Here is what I decided it was going to be my son's Kindergarden teacher's Christmas gift. Need to quilt it yet.
    I saw the beautiful panel and bought it.. $12, less than 1 yr of fabric for sashing and borders $5, now batting ?? and backing (I will use linen. So it is not bad as I don't have to go shopping for the rest.
    I hope the teacher doesn't think "I wish I had a gift cert for the value of it"
    Teachers out there. What do you think?
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    I think it's great! A teacher will surely appreciate all of the hard work put into it. They get enough gift cards and coffee mugs.

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    I think any teacher wold be proud to have that for a gift.

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    Very nice.

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    Beautiful colors!! Nice work!

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    Nice! As a former junior high teacher, I always appreciated anything someone thought to give me, but homemade was always a favorite. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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    Wonderful thing to do.

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    Very nice !!
    Sure to brighten up the classroom every day !!

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    I've been teaching for 31 years and would love to receive this as a gift. I teach 2nd grade and would be happy to be your son's teacher in two years!!!!

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    How lovely.

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    I think it will be beautiful! I've made tied couch throws for DD's teachers for several years now. Last year her teacher was 6' tall so I made one extra long. She still tells me how wonderful it is, how it's the first throw she's ever had that "fit" her. When I run into past teachers this time of year they say, "I thought of you and Josie the other day when I put my throw out on the couch." So from experience I can tell you that they love something other than the usual ornaments or knick knacks. Another thing teachers love is a good sturdy tote bag of sizable proportions.

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    Makes me' want to be his teacher'. She's very lucky!

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    Beautiful.

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    Very pretty! The teacher will love it :D:D:D

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    I was an elementary teacher for 35 yrs. and the gifts I treasured the most were items made by my students or their parents. I still have crocheted baby blankets, a hand knitted sweater, lovely letters of appreciation, a small sewing kit, and ornaments that were gifts over the years. It meant a great deal to know a family had invested time and effort making me a handmade gift. The teacher will treasure this quilt!

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    I think it is awesome and I believe she will truely love having the quilt.
    You have done a remarkable job, you can be proud.
    Your son will have more pride giving her this quilt than you may realize. You have given him the gift of giving.
    Merry Christmas and may your holiday season be blessed.

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    Thanks all for your kind words. Being a first time mom was looking for feedback.
    My son's teacher is very sweet, she has been teaching Kinder for 18 years and talks about her work and the kids with passion. I hope this repeats as he goes through his education.

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    Per my husband, an elementary instrumental music teacher, the gifts teachers care about are the ones that involve thought, have meaning, have purpose, that can be used and enjoyed. "Especially kindergarten? Great. Great gift." - ChipR :)

    Beautiful quilt and fantastic idea!

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