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The most meaningful gift I have made was matching shirts for my two grandsons to wear at my daughter and son in-law’s 10th Anniversary wedding vow renewal. I also made matching shirts for their American Boy dolls.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made some one is when I made a Nativity Table Runner for my sister. It was applique using some fabric from our late parents clothing articles. It will allow us to “have them with us” in a way for the holidays.
The most meaningful gift I made was a box of 18” doll clothes and accessories for a silent auction benefit to help pay medical expenses for a young child. Also donated the 18” doll. Was such a rewarding feeling I now do it every year for our church’s annual fundraiser.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a quilt for my son, he uses it when watching sports.
The most meaningful gift I have made is the one that lights up the face of the receiver. The most recent was pajamas for my parents.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made was a pair of socks the fit properly when commercial socks would invariably give painful blisters.
The most meaningful gift I made (recently) was a warm cape for my sister-in-law who couldn’t wear a coat after shoulder surgery in January last year. She had to venture out three times a week for physical therapy, so it came in very handy.
I apparently am not as creative as most of the people responding but I do remember giving a Bitty Baby and carrier, clothes, diapers to my Granddaughter when her baby brother was born. She is 11 now and still has it.
The most meaningful gift I made someone was a reusable shopping bag in a Southwest pattern.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a beaded necklace I made my mother when I was a child. She kept it her whole life.
I made a quilt for our Tanzanian student as a combination graduation/wedding gift as he married upon returning home. It was a challege as it was my first real quilt.
The most meaningful gift I made was a clay figure of my son and his dog, who passed away last year.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a friar’s outfit for my brother to wear for Renfaire. He used his handmade staff topped with a huge crystal and looked fantastic!
The most meaningful gift … well a most recent meaningful gift was a baby quilt I made for my dentist as a thank you for taking care of my teeth while very pregnant and very much head-to-toe covered in protective gear during the pandemic.
The most meaningful gift that I made for someone was the Communion dress I made for my daughter. Money was tight, so an expensive dress was out of the question. I made the dress out of simple cotton polyester, trimmed in eyelet lace, and had small embroidered flowers along the trim. She was very thrilled with this dress, and she looked adorable in it!
The most meaningful gift I ever made was a lap quilt for my father in law’s 100th birthday.
The most meaningful gift that I made for someone was finally getting pictures inserted in the mini-charm frames for our family tree we purchased a couple of years ago. That was the Christmas gift I gave to my mother this year.
While my husband was dying of brain cancer, I spent time by his bedside, hand sewing parts of a civil war reproduction dress for our daughter to wear for her wedding. It was beautiful, and she was a lovely bride. Her father’s last outing was her wedding. He couldn’t speak, but we could all tell he treasured the moment, as we all did.
The most meaningful present I make are personalized birthday banners.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a crocheted snowflake ornament for Christmas. After my grandparents passed away my large, close-knit family started drifting apart. We no longer get the whole family together for holiday meals and that saddens me a bit. A few years ago I decided to crochet snowflake ornaments and give them to my aunts and uncles, my parents, and my brothers, just to let them know that they are thought about and loved dearly.
The most meaningful gift I have made for someone was a quilted wall hanging. It had a patchwork quilted border surrounding a sewing machine applique. It included hand embroidery.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made someone is probably the wedding dress I made for my special niece using the fabric from my wedding dress and antique/vintage laces from my collection. It was a great adventure!
I have scrapbooked my daughters life from birth to wedding for her, I made my son a king size T-shirt quilt from all the sports he played thru school. And now I’m sewing my granddaughter doll clothes.
The most meaningful gift I made was a recreation of my daughter’s “blankie”. My mother made the original and it was lost in a rental car. Best Christmas gift reaction ever!!
The most meaningful gift I’ve made was a lap quilt for my daughter’s preschool teacher who was diagnosed with cancer. Each child drew a picture with fabric markers and the squares were used to make the quilt.
I made crewel picture of seashore and cottage for my husband for Christmas 1973 . My father-in-law made a beautiful frame for the picture ( we put it together Christmas morning.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is Christmas pillows for my Husband and his siblings using material from his Father’s shirts after he passed. They were VERY MUCH APPRECIATED & LOVED!!!!
The most meaningful gift I’ve made someone is a down vest for my mother at Christmas
The most meaningful gift that I made for someone, was a pair of pajamas for my 2 yr old grandson with matching pajamas for his American girl, boy doll last Christmas. It was hard to keep them a surprise from his mother and him, since I was guessing as to sizes and how they would fit.
The most meaningful gift I made was a table topper for my mom from my (deceased) dad’s ties. I had enough scraps to make one for myself, too.
I made 2 @ 3 piece suits for my husband in the 80’s when he was in Bible college and preaching. He was very appreciative.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was many years ago, an oil painting of our little church in Saskatchewan Canada for our then young pastor who was leaving us and his first church he ministered to.
The most meaningful gift I have made someone is a sunbonnet sue quilt. I made one for my granddaughter that is very similar to one I had growing up and is now threadbare. But we match and for her, that’s what matters
What a hard question! I enjoy making gifts for others, and the memories are special for me as I create them.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a tiny little thing for my sister. To other people it would never make sense but thats how it is with most of our secerts.
It sewed a dress with the named monogramed on it for my sweet friends baby girl Grace. She wasn’t expected to live, she lived for 2 hours. Fly high baby Grace!
The most meaningful gift I made and there are quite a few was a quilt for my son who is a firefighter in N C. He loved it
When I was a teen I made my younger sister a lot of doll clothes for her fashion dolls. She loved them. When she got married she packaged the clothes and dolls up and they moved with her. She said she hoped one day she would have children who could play with them. Moving the clock ahead quite a few years her grandchildren now play with those dolls and clothes. I am so happy she has valued them and that they are still being enjoyed through the generations.
My most meaningful thing I made was a orange what cancer can’t do quilt. She had ALL and a stem cell transplant so it was her cuddle up quilt
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a blanket that I crocheted with my sister and cousin to fit our Grandma’s full size bed. It took many hours and we used her favorite colors.
The most meaningful gift I have made for someone is a pair of cross-stitched birth samplers for my cousin’s 2 daughters.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made someone was the items needed by my granddaughter at her birth and a friend’s newborn’s items.
The most meaningful gift I have made so far is for my youngest daughter. The doll clothes and furniture I’ve attempted and everything I’ve crocheted for her. She is the most appreciative and makes me feel good about them.
The most meaningful gift I have made was making doll clothes and furniture for kids to make their Christmas.
Wow, what a quest to identify my most meaning gift. I have made doll clothes, baby quilts, sock monkeys, so many wonderful projects I have loved to give away. I can’t pick!
The most meaningful gift I made for someone, would be the quilt my daughter and I started when she was a young teen. I have finally finished it and when I am no longer quarantined will be giving it to her I can’t wait to see her face.
“The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a baby quilt with matching baby doll quilt for my youngest child
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is the replica hockey jersey for my daughter’s American Girl doll. I made it out of original hockey clothes & my own pattern (lots of trial & error).
The most meaningful gift I have made was a lookalike cloth doll with a removable leg for a three year old little boy who was facing amputation.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is an Americana sampler quilt for my daughter that was supposed to go to my mother, but she passed away. My daughter cried when she received it. It reminds her of her Grandmother now.
I’ve made doll clothes for a little girl in foster care, a quilt for my daughter’s best friend from patches written on by wedding guests, but I think my favorite is a Christmas stocking and ornament made for my daughter’s boyfriend from his ancient Scottish plaid. I had to purchase it from Great Britain and he was so touched that someone respected his pride in his heritage and cared enough to go to all that trouble.
The most meaningful gift I ever made was a handkerchief. When I was nine I convinced my mom to help me make a handkerchief. I picked out the design, it was two layers. On one side it was white and the other had a cherry print. It also had a sheer ruffle around the edge. I hand embroidered two cherries in the corner of the white side. She helped me sew it together. The whole time she had no idea that it was a birthday present for her! So on her birthday when she opened it up she was so surprised and still loves it to this day.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was x-stitch wedding announcement.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a stuffed teapot for my mom. I used her mother’s hankies for the fabric. She loved it.
The most meaningful gift I made was a Christmas tree quilt for my husband. I told him we would always have a tree even when we were not able to climb the stairs for the ornaments. I made the Tree and he gave me a shelf with a pole on it to hang the tree. It is now in our living room hanging. His gifts under the tree are wrapped in airplane material and mine are wrapped in floral.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a cross-stiched baby afghan, with the baby’s name and birth stats. It was gorgeous.
The most meaningful gift I gave someone was I spent the whole summer during Covid sewing doll clothes and shoes outfits for my co-worker’s two little girls that have American girl dolls. I dropped them off and those girls were so excited and went and got their dolls and were dressing them then undressing them to try the next outfit. It was so fun to watch.
I made a quilt for my mother-in-law from her late husband’s ties.
The most meaningful gifts I ever made were cross stitch ornaments that I gave to all my co-workers. There were 7 different patterns – so they got one for 7 years to complete the set!
The most meaningful thing I’ve made for someone was a replica of their favorite book/movie character clothing in American Girl Doll size.
The most meaningful thing I’ve made for someone was a replica of their favorite book/movie character clothing in American Girl Doll size.
The most meaningful gift I have made was a baby quilt for a young, struggling couple that could not afford much in their lives and I thought it would be nice to show them that someone cared enough to make the gift personal.
Every gift I’ve ever made was meaningful. The last couple years I’ve only been able to make cards rather than gifts for the holidays, but I think even those are meaningful. I take time to plan out every single card in the hopes that the recipient will love it.
I can’t name a most meaningful gift. Every project that I make for someone else is special in its own way. For example, I made my daughter’s wedding bouquet when she decided the day before her wedding that maybe she should have one! I designed and made the wedding ring pillow for my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding. Most recently I made my son and DIL matching robes as they await the birth of their daughter in January—and, for all of those nights that they have to get up to tend to a newborn. (They live in Denver).
the most meaninful gift i every made took me 5 years of hand sewing. I made my dad a dresden quilt. He never would use it cause i didnt put his wifes name on the name tag for christmas. Ive to this day dont know what happened to that quilt. but it meant alot for me to make it for him as it was done with alot of family members clothing
My most meaningful gift was a dress for a friend’s baby shower. I was so happy they had a baby girl after three boys!
I fixed up a used Kanani and made her some clothes and accessories for my friend’s six year old daughter last year. She loooved the doll. She gets to borrow her aunt’s original PC Kirsten, but she has to have original braids in place etc. I felt really happy to see her getting her own doll whose hair she can imperfectly brush and get to bring on adventures. I used an Eden Ava pattern that I bought here to make Kanani’s Hawaiian sundress.
Since I sew mostly doll clothing, one of the most meaningful gifts I have sewn is a real fur vest and headband made from a grandmother’s fur jacket she had altered. I used every bit of the leftover scraps to make the vest and headband for her to give to her granddaughter.
The most meaningful gift I’ve ever made for someone was a dress for my mother. She gave so much of herself and ALWAYS sewed new clothes for me that I wanted to give her something special. She kept the dress for many years and I found it in her closet when she passed away. How I miss her!!
Most meaningful gift was a baptism gown i made for her grand baby from her wedding dress
I made smocking gowns for premie babies and doll clothes forSalavation Army doll for Christmas.
The most meaningful gift I ever made was a dress for my daughter. At the time I did not realize that it was a gift until later. My daughter was about 12 and she wanted me to make her one of my 1950"s dress patterns, but it was an adult size and she was 12 and thin. So I altered the pattern to fit her and can I say did it fit her. It was fun to make, we picked out the black and white gingham together. She was there every step of the dress making process. She loved the dress so much that she wore it all the time at least 3 times a week. This dress wearing went on like this for several years. I loved seeing her in this dress. She felt so beautiful and original in this dress. Every time she wore the dress people commented on it or how nice she looked. Over the years I saw how this little dress built her confidence in her self. I think that was the most meaningful thing I ever made.
The most meaningful gift I ever made someone was probably the Keeper of the Lost Cities costume I made for my friend’s dolls. It’s her favorite book. I made the patterns myself! (I’m fifteen) It is the outfit Sophie is wearing on the cover of the second book. She was excited because I haven’t even read them and I’m already making costumes. :) I love making movie and book character costumes for my dolls.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a hat
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a quilt I made for my co-worker. It was my first quilt ever made and was a baby gift for her first child.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is the counted cross-stitch of the first four lines of “All Things Bright and Beautiful” as a Christmas gift for my husband (my fiancé at the time.) We both loved the John Rutter version of the anthem and it was sung at our wedding. When he passed away, I had it played at his memorial service.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made is quilt for a widow made from her husband’s shirts and t-shirts.
I have made baby quilts and clothes for my children, nieces, and nephews, but the porcelain doll I made to look like my granddaughter, with clothes for it and her American Girl doll. The most memorable by far are the ones we have made together. I used several of your patterns, and she did well for her first time sewing. We don’t get together often, but I have a collection of your patterns for her to choose from, and now that she got a sewing machine for Christmas, we will have to make more time for her to learn.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made someone is the wedding gown I made for my daughter. The dress of her dreams and truly one of a kind.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made is probably a recycled jeans rag quilt. It’s a 5 ft dog with floppy ears that I made for my neice.
The most meaningful gift I’ve made someone is a custom shadow box based on shared memories.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone, was also the most heart wrenching. A good friend had a HoPE (holoprosencephal) baby who was not expected to live more than a few hours after her birth. My husband made a coffin and I made and embroidered the coffin lining for this little angel who surprised us all and blessed us immeasurably by living nine months, 3 weeks and two days.
The most meaningful gift I have made for someone is a quilt for my son.
The most meaningful gift I ever gave someone were the sets of Nativity clothes for dolls. Granddaughters and nieces and their mothers love them.
The most meaningful gift I made someone, dresses for my granddaughter!
I make dresses for Little Dresses for Africa. I hope the girls get as much enjoyment of wearing them as I do making them.
It’s hard for me to think about this one. I’ve made lots of gifts for people over the years and I’m not sure if any have been more meaningful than others. Each encounter has been unique for the individual, but I would say the ones I enjoy the most is the doll clothes for little girls. Seeing how excited they are to open it fills my heart.
The most meaningful gift I made for my Granddaughter was a Hungry Caterpillar Quilt and Matching Book for her Baby.
The most meaningful gift I have made for someone was a doll dress for my Granddaughter.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a baby blanket for a new born. It was so appreciated.
The most meaningful gift I made was a memory bear I made and donated to the Ronald McDonald House teddy bear auction. The RMHC was a big part of my life growing up as my sister was born with retinoblastoma and lost her eye to it. We spent many days at the RMH and the bear I made was a pirate bear, dressed to look like my sister the Halloween she had her eye removed (hence the pirate with a patch over it’s eye). My sister, aunt and I attended the banquet together that year and shared tears. Also my aunt outbid everyone so the bear is still in our family.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a quilts, for my kids and grand kids.
The most meaningful gift I have made was a christening gown for my oldest grandchild.
The most meaningful gift I made for someone is a dress I made for my husband’s niece when she was a baby.
The most meaningful gift I have made was making a quilt for my daughter that included the helping hands of my mother who did not sew. She was my biggest fan and loudest critic. To this day I can not have a pucker in a doll’s sleeve, a plaid that does not match nor a seam that does not align that I do not think of her.
the most meaningful gift I made for someone was a baby quilt. I gave them to all my employees when they had a baby and they all loved them. I am retired now and I am sure most of those babys have had babies of their own now
The most meaningful gifts I have made are quilts. Only those who are very special to me (each parent, and children) have received them. They are a (artistic) labor of love.
The most meaningful gifts I’ve made is American Girl doll clothes for my 5 granddaughters!
January 05, 2022
The most meaningful gift I made for someone was a complete surprise to me. I just thought I was doing a favor for a friend. I mended and resized her clothes for her. She told me years later that someone investing their time in her encouraged her to care about herself more. She went to seminary and become a minister. When she told me I was floored. I had no idea that doing a service for someone might have more meaning to them than just the results of the deed itself. It became a blessing to me.