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Thread: Kindergarten teacher quilt

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    Kindergarten teacher quilt

    I found a quilt like this on Pinterest and copied it as closely as possible given my parameters. My daughter completed Kindergarten this year and had 16 classmates. It was her teacher's first class. I was not happy that my daughter got a rookie for her first year, but the teacher was amazing and you could tell she loved the children. My wife told her we were doing a craft project and asked if we could come in and get handprints for it, and she agreed. We made two sets of prints in case we had any errors. Everything went well, so we have what we need to make Emmaline a quilt like this also.

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    It measures about 66 by 88
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    The teachers' handprint is in the center of the heart
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    I had a little bobble lining up the quilting pattern. Hopefully she won't notice it.
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    We had the perfect backing in our stash.

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    What a wonderful gift. You are extremely talented and what a great idea.
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    I love it. You did a wonderful job. This will be a forever keepsake she will treasure it!

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    This is a gift that this teacher will always treasure. It will mark her career's beginning and see her through many difficult days as a teacher in the years to come. It will be what she comes home to wrap herself in when she has had a tough day or the most wonderful day of her life with her kids. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making such a precious gift for someone who is responsible the beginning education of our children.

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    Those precious little hand prints make the quilt so special. Beautiful memories!

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    So cute...a gift a teacher will cherish.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    this is a wonderful quilt.
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    Great teacher's quilt especially for her first year. Beautiful way to remember that first class.

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    Beautiful quilt and such a wonderful idea! Lucky teacher!

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    This is So cute! Love the block with everyone's hand print.
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    This quilt is wonderful in so many ways. I think getting this quilt will be a profound moment in this teachers career and life. The backing could not be more perfect and the bible verse also. Thanks for sharing this quilt, you made my day.

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    Very thoughtful and a beautiful quilt. Teaching is not an easy job and your gift will make it clear how much you appreciated her efforts. At this stage of her career that will be a massive boost.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. Great colors and idea.
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    This is so amazingly wonderful! That backing fabric is perfect for this wonderful, happy and cheerful quilt! I have no doubt that your thoughtfulness and the beauty and meaning behind what you created for your daughter's teacher is going to bring her to happy tears.

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    What a wonderful gift and so well coordinated! She will now have a wonderful keepsake of her first year as a teacher!
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    A fun and special quilt for the teacher! Beautifully done!
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    It’s a treasure, for sure!

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    Oh, the teacher is going to adore this quilt always, what a beautiful keepsake.

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    you have created a true heirloom for that rookie teacher! What an amazing gift!

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    Oh, it's wonderful! Bet she cries when she gets it. You are the bomb!!
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    What a wonderful, wonderful gift you've made for your daughter and her teacher. The teacher must be petite--her handprint looks not much bigger than the kids' prints. LOL She is going to cherish this quilt forever, and like Julia said, it'll get her through many rough days and always remind her of her first class. As a former teacher, I can say the first class is always special. As for rookie teachers, they bring so much passion and energy and creativity that more than makes up for inexperience. My daughter taught first grade (lasted only two years in a very rough public school) but she loved those kids. Thank you on behalf of teachers everywhere. They do shape lives.

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    Just adorable. And what a special memory for her first year of teaching. Something she will talk about and treasure for years to come. Very thoughtful of you.

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    What an amazingly thoughtful thing to do!
    I can’t think of a more appropriate gift.

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    I love everything about this quilt: the border, the backing, the color of the thread you chose to quilt with, love love love this quilt. Fantastic job! This teacher is fortunate to have gotten such a great first group of kids with you as parents in the mix.
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    a very moving gesture. what a thoughtful gift and so beautiful too

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