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    gifts for quilters

    I have some quilting friends I need to give gifts to.
    Already did the pincushion, needle case hand crocheted washcloths ect. what else is good
    and not too expensive. Need to give gifts to some swap hostesses also, already gave them
    the aforementioned gift. HELP!!!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I found this retractable tape measure on Missouri Star that I got for a quilting friend for a little goodie to go with a gift.
    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...e-with-lanyard

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    How about a cloth bowl? I got one from belfrybat in a secret pal swap and it is adorable. She said she made it at a class and I use it when I'm hand stitching to put my cut threads in, in other words, I use it as a trash bowl. I do most of hand stitching while watching TV and it collapses so I can put it in my sewing tote. I'm sure if you didn't want to contact her you could google it and find something about it there.

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    I'd love to receive one of these little square fabric boxes. There are many tutes about them online; this is just the first one I found.
    http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html

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    Oooh I am with Jan. Those little boxes are cute! And no one ever makes things for quilters it seems. Another thing I saw was an i-pad holder, can't remember much about it but it was made from a square of quilted fabric and it could be an envelope style to hold the i-pad/kinlde or unfold it it was a bag. It is from: http://www.desireesdesigns.com

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    I'm with Jan and quiltingcandy. I love those little boxes.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Mug rugs, easy table runners, aprons, pot holders, CD holders for their cars, I'm a quilter and I love to get quilted gifts made by my friends!

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    I am doing panty purses for gifts this Chrustmas. Other than buying a $1 zipper at Walmart, everything else if from my stash. I did see a link on www.wowilikethat.com that you can order 54 zippers for $7.89 from Amazon but I don't think I could use that many zippers.

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    I did fabric boxes last year for my wine & whine girls. Looked at some jar candles to determine size I wanted to make, picked up some cheapie seasonal fabrics; got jar candles in particular scents for each lady and sewed away. Quick and easy to make and they all loved them.

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    If you crochet, how about a vintage thimble pouch? They are quick to make and super cute. Another easy make is a travel companion which looks like a lipstick holder, but holds a reel of thread and needles. Quick and easy make. If you PM me I will gladly share the patterns for these. One last option is fat quarter lollies - many instructions on web regarding folding these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I have some quilting friends I need to give gifts to.
    Already did the pincushion, needle case hand crocheted washcloths ect. what else is good
    and not too expensive. Need to give gifts to some swap hostesses also, already gave them
    the aforementioned gift. HELP!!!
    Willferg posted the following during the summer. I have made 40 of them and the only thing I had to purchase were the plastic tubes from Amazon......quite reasonable.
    all the rest came from my stash........
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...m-t248453.html
    Last edited by mjsylvstr; 10-27-2014 at 04:45 AM.

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    Thanks for the link, Jan. I love those little boxes and the tute looks so easy. Definitely going to try some.
    People will see your quilts long after you're gone - NOT your housework!

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    I made mug covers for my friends. I bought big tallish mugs from the Dollar store and made the covers from sewing theme fabrics. The covers can be made from fat 1/4s. They fit on top of the mug with little pockets all around the outside and the inside. They fasten with Velcro or buttons/ponytail ands. They can be used for your sewing tools. I have several by my machine. They are great sellers at fairs but are a little time consuming to make. I will try to find a picture and post itName:  image.jpg
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    I forgot to say that I made these by adapting aSimplicity pattern. simplicity 2450. I made mine a little taller than the Pattern I bought. These are great for pens, emery boards....to keep at a desk or by chair. Use your imagination and have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I have some quilting friends I need to give gifts to.
    Already did the pincushion, needle case hand crocheted washcloths ect. what else is good
    and not too expensive. Need to give gifts to some swap hostesses also, already gave them
    the aforementioned gift. HELP!!!
    Have you made any thread catchers for them yet? We did inexpensive gifts for our Christmas Party last year, no names on the gifts but had number and did a sort of musical chair game with sewing/ quilting trivia game and we ended up with the gift we were holding or rather the number of the gift and mine was a thread catcher. I had planned to make one, but never did, I really love the one I received. This year I am making some pin cushions (using a stuffed dress form pattern) an will end up gluing these to a small glass canning jar for buttons or extra pins or whatever that I purchased at JoAnn's.

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    There is a thread catcher. I haven't made one yet but it is cute as a button.

    http://needlingthings.blogspot.com/2...d-catcher.html
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    thanks for all the great ideas. I think instead of making one thing and getting bored, i'll make one of this and that, this way i'll have a few different items to choose from as I need them.
    Thank you all for your great suggestions.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Do they travel? A jewelry roll and vinyl lined shoe bags are great gifts. Do they go to classes, retreats or quilting groups? I make a smallish tote bag with side zippers so it will open up flat. I have slotted pockets on one side that holds various tools and a large pocket on the other for fabric pieces. Use any tote bag pattern and just put zippers or Velcro tabs on sides.

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    some really great ideas here. I have a few things in mind, but don't want to say what.
    you might be the recipient. some really great ideas. thanks everyone
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I made these for my quilt group last year. We use them for thread bits. So handy.
    Happy Quilting Grandma of 15, 3 Greats

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    I made a bunch of these triangular containers- only I use them for holding M&Ms while I quilt (excuse: treadling uses up energy).

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    Did anyone mention the covers for the square tissue boxes? I think there's a free pattern at CTthreads.
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    We made some neat journal covers on retreat. They were simple to make & they hold a those composition notebooks that cost about a $1.00 each. Those plus the fabric boxes woud make cute inexpensive gifs.

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    More great ideas, now I just have to decide on which one. thanks again
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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