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Thread: Will you be making your Christmas Gifts?

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    Will you be making your Christmas gifts?

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    yes, I'm working on them now. I told my family, if it's not quilted, I won't be giving it. That leaves me lots of options for everyone - from placemats and potholders to quilts and totes, etc.

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    I have 4 T-shirt quilts to make.

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    Would love to but my family prefers store bought over hand made. DUMBIES. hahaha Oh well, you get what you get.

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    I will be making several quilts, just not quite sure how many yet! Maybe some table runners and a wall hanging, and a purse or two.

    I better get hopping!

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    I am making new quilts for the DDs and who knows what else I will find to do for everyone else.

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    My niece wants a "kitty quilt", but thats about the only one I can think of right now!

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    as a child growing up out in the country being raised by a single mom with 5 kids she taught us to always make our gifts...if we don't have the time or the inclination to make it, then...don't bother ...is the attitued in my family. my mom would probably drop through the floor if i bought her something...about 20 years ago my kids and i did buy a gift for my mom...she returned it...we were living 3000 miles away and i thought it was something she would love...we didn't make it, she didn't want it.
    now with my granddaughter's they don't care if it's made by you or purchased, and my dh's family ...i don't think any of them have any idea what it means to make anything. they loved the quilts they have received but the gifts from them...go to the store and buy 10 snuggies because they are on sale...there everyone done...
    i get an attitude about gifts like that...i don't mind gift cards or what ever but really feel that it doesn't matter if you make it or buy it, what matters is that you put forth a little effort to pick out something special for a particular person...save the 10 snuggies for generic gifting (office/ drawings ect) put a little thought into something for a family member.
    so, now with all that said...i have about 10 people to 'make--for' and another 3 or 4 to buy for...and i get together for crafty weekends with my granddaughter's to help them make some of their gifts

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    yes. I've already put up my first batch of blueberry jam for the year, and I'll be knitting a pair of really cute cat hats for my stepgranddaughter and her mom (my stepson's "babymama" - nobody bothers to get married anymore, it seems).

    Our extended family always says "no gifts!" and then everyone always has them on Xmas eve...

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    We buy everything for family for gifts but I like to make little things for friends and gals in my 2 quilt groups etc so all yr I work on small items..this yr I have done many "snap bags", fancy knit face cloths..not dishcloths..will add nice handmade soap with those and little things like that..one yr I made lots of handmade paper and made it into notecards ...fold a notes.
    I like to have little things like that on hand for all yr. when I need a little something.

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    making totes and purses now.

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    I always make my few gifts. One, because I like to, two, because I don't like "shopping"(for fabric is different)LOL

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    This year, I'll be making sets of pillowcases for everyone with fabrics based on their interests.

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    I have been doing this for two years now. It's the only thing I can do for so many and keep cost down. One year I made everyone mittens.....they fought over them! LOL.....The guys at church know to guard their sweaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting memaw
    I have been doing this for two years now. It's the only thing I can do for so many and keep cost down. One year I made everyone mittens.....they fought over them! LOL.....The guys at church know to guard their sweaters.
    How nice..I have done felted mittens for my daughter and daughter in law as little extra gifts and they really did love those

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    Always! I generally make small gifts for 20+ women in my life, so I come up with something new every year. Last year was cross-stitched bookmarks, the year before was quilted potholders, etc. :) Still need to decide what to do this year....

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    I think I will do potholders this year. I haven't made those yet and it should be something easy enough to do. I did lapquilts for my family last year.

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    Yes, I just haven't decided on what yet LOL

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    Yes.

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    I like to make almost all of the gifts for Christmas unless there is something especially wanted by someone that I can not make. One year I was really busy and bought all the grandkids presents from the store and thought they would be thrilled with their presents and when all four of them opened their presents and I couldn't believe my eyes and ears. Some even cried because Grandma didn't make them a special present so now if possible I try to make each one of them something they can use. I especially love making toys, dolls and softsculpture and games and wooden puzzles. For adults I usually give knitted, crocheted or quilted/sewen gifts. I am always looking for quick and useful things to make.

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    About 1/2 of the gifts will be made by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    Would love to but my family prefers store bought over hand made. DUMBIES. hahaha Oh well, you get what you get.
    I thought I was the ONLY one that had family like that!!! I used to do stained glass. Gave my son and DIL a piece that I had duplicated from the one I'd sold for almost $200.00. I never saw it in their house, saw it in the garage one time....and haven't seen it in years!!!!! Nope - won't be making gifts. Adults get a card, children get gift cards.

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    Yes and I am busy doing them now. Everyone wants a quilt this year. Easy to do with the tshirts!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    Would love to but my family prefers store bought over hand made. DUMBIES. hahaha Oh well, you get what you get.
    I thought I was the ONLY one that had family like that!!! I used to do stained glass. Gave my son and DIL a piece that I had duplicated from the one I'd sold for almost $200.00. I never saw it in their house, saw it in the garage one time....and haven't seen it in years!!!!! Nope - won't be making gifts. Adults get a card, children get gift cards.
    will you adopt me? I LOVE LOVE LOVE stained glass!

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