We're saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer, which means we're nearing the season of Father's Day and graduation! This year has been a little different, so the grad and dad in your life deserves an extra special something. Check out this gift list and tell us what you're doing to celebrate your grads and dads in the comments below!
T-shirt quilts are one of the best ways to commemorate important moments for grads and dads alike. From team jerseys and soft flannels to club t-shirts, there isn't a garment that can't be given new life with a blanket. Don't be afraid to get creative and select shirts with pockets or of unique fabrics. If you can't create the quilt yourself, check out our sister company, MemoryStitch! Prep your shirts, send them in and the team will take care of the rest.
Signature Quilt of Signatures
Don't have a collection of t-shirts or special fabrics? Make fabrics special by leaving sweet notes to your dad or grad right on the fabric with permanent fabric markers. This is safe for all ages, just ask little ones to draw their dad's favorite animal or a portrait of themselves with their grad. We love using the GO! Signature Block 4 1/2" Finished Die for this just like the GO! It's My Party Signature Banner (#AV-122e), but the GO! Signature Block comes in a three-inch, four-inch, five-inch and six-inch so choose what's best for your project!
Read more about making a signature memory quilt from GO! Getter, Emily Tindall!
Grab a few nice towels and quickly add embroidered or appliquéd monogram with thread in their favorite color.
Mug Rug & Movie Night
Sometimes the best gifts are the gift of time. Put together a movie watching kit with popcorn and drinks, sew up a few mug rugs and schedule a time when you can either meet up or virtually call one another to watch together even if you have to be apart physically.
Unique Photo Book or Journal Cover
Follow this quilted book cover pattern then adapt to include a monogram or appliqué shape your grad or dad will love. For the grad, grab a blank journal or empty photo album to fill with all those memories they will soon be making. For Dad, grab his favorite book, a collection of inspirational quotes or a scrapbook of favorite photos (leave some pages empty for the future).
Customizable Home Décor
Pillows go together quick and are perfect for those who are looking at being on their own for the first time. Quilted throws take a little more time, but are a gift treasured for decades. These homemade comforts are a reminder they have someone supporting them no matter what.
Appliquéd Draw String Bag
Whether you have a camping enthusiast or future college athlete, draw string bags are great to have around. From packing lunch to running laps, this drawstring cinch bag pattern is easy to follow and even easier to customize. We have a ton of appliqué shapes, but here are some great ones to start with:
- For Animal Lovers: GO! Scottie Dog, GO! Calico Cat, GO! Birds, GO! Gingham Dog
- For Outdoors Enthusiasts: GO! Western Medley, GO! Sea Life Medley, GO! Northwest Medley
- For Hobbyists: GO! Camper, GO! Music Medley, GO! Nautical Medley
What are you giving your grad or dad? Did we give you any good ideas? Share with us what you make in the comments or on social media by tagging @AccuQuilt on Facebook and Instagram!