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Would you appreciate/like these for your kids?

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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Instead of giving toys or clothes to my nieces and nephews for x-mas giving a handmade quilt with their pictures on them and things they like to do that year. For example I am almost done with my sons and have made one each year for him. The first year he got a pooh one with his pictures, and some baby print fabric, last year he got trains, with his pictures, This year he is getting a combo micky, elmo, and trains, with his pictures. I let him use them for the year (would longer if he wanted to) then hang them on a quilt rack in my living room for people to see.

by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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Crazylovingfam
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:11 PM

BTW the reason I ask is my brother already told me what he wants me to buy his kids.

JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I would have loved for someone to take my baby's old clothes and make me a blanket, perhaps you could incorporate some of that. I had saved many of their important outfits and some that I liked the most. They were in my shed in a plastic container up until last month when the hurricane hit. Unfortunately, the container opened and I found the kids clothes strewn all over the neighbors lawns, it was heartbreaking. Had I had a blanket, I could have salvaged them. 

militarywife09
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Oh I would LOVE something like that for my kids! I much prefer handmade over store bought. Toys don't last long here, they get so bored with the toys but they love blankets.
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Crazylovingfam
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM


Quoting JulyBabies:

I would have loved for someone to take my baby's old clothes and make me a blanket, perhaps you could incorporate some of that. I had saved many of their important outfits and some that I liked the most. They were in my shed in a plastic container up until last month when the hurricane hit. Unfortunately, the container opened and I found the kids clothes strewn all over the neighbors lawns, it was heartbreaking. Had I had a blanket, I could have salvaged them. 


I am sorry =(  I would of made it for you. I love doing crafts just not paying for them and not having anybody to give them to and they sit in storage.

christina0607
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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How do you make a picture into fabric?

mommytoeandb
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:54 PM
I made a rag quilt out of DD's old clothes and she lives it. DS got a twin quilt made with ship blocks. I've given crocheted baby blankets. Quilts are great gifts, IMO.

However, I would only do iron on photos on a wall hanging. If you get them specially printed, rock on!
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Ollie123
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I would love for my kids to get something like that. It's a very thoughtful and personal gift.

ambermario4ever
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

That's a neat idea

sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Yes that's awesome!!

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

DD would love it.  I have  a friend who has made her quilts in the past and one year made a matching pillow.  DD treasures anything someone makes for her.

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