If you are the creative kind of person, it would be a good idea to make quilts for your children as a momentum for when they get older. You may want to make it before they go to college or you may want to make it before your baby is born so they can use it every day from day one.
Having a quilt made by you or a member of your family makes the quilt super special, and it gives you a chance to let the child know how you made it and you could explain the pictures to them if there are any on there. You may also want to put a variety of different things on the quilt such as little notes, pictures, and any other creative ideas you may have.
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