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    I think it would be fun to share patterns, links for patterns and ideas and suggestions for Christmas and holiday gift giving...time to get started!! Lets start sending in the ideas and inspire each other to get busy!!

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    Good Idea. I'm thinking about making Mini Bow Tuck purses out of holiday fabrics and then use them as gift bags (holiday baked goodies).

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    Great idea....I wa just thinking how hard this Christmas is going to be...........I'm not working much. I need ideas for young guys, like 17-25!!!!!!! Cant think of a thing to do Hm and not too expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    I think it would be fun to share patterns, links for patterns and ideas and suggestions for Christmas and holiday gift giving...time to get started!! Lets start sending in the ideas and inspire each other to get busy!!
    Great idea :!: :thumbup: :mrgreen: I know I need all the help I can get :thumbup: :lol: I think I am the least experienced sewer on the board. :cry: :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Great idea....I wa just thinking how hard this Christmas is going to be...........I'm not working much. I need ideas for young guys, like 17-25!!!!!!! Cant think of a thing to do Hm and not too expensive!
    Gosh the guys are the hardest....hope people share some ideas

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    Great idea! Have a few ideas but am eager for more. Here are a few things I have done/am doing.

    Don't quilt for many for Christmas (some are quilt worthy, some are not). But...lots of other things to make!

    For those who have an embroidery machine (or do hand work!), last year I made toss pillows using a red work Christmas themed pattern (Jan's Elves) through batting, attached a border and envelope back - voila!

    If you have an embroidery machine, watch for inexpensive fleece jackets (I was all set to make them last year and Bass Pro had them for $10 each, yippee!), embroider whatever they like along with their name - instant hero!

    This year I am making fleece blankets and toss pillows (gotta love those 1/2 off sales!). The blanket and pillow have large fleece snowflake appliques and ball fringe trim - see the pattern at Epatterns.com.

    For my SIL's I am making quilted casserole dish carriers - many patterns available (if a pattern is even needed).

    I'm ready for more ideas!

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    I saw a tute here for the cupcake pincushions...I plan to make them for my quilting club members ...We all like to collect different pincushions and I thought they were so cute...

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    i am making table runners for my mom and sister and i made a tissue box cover for my son with his favorite football team material for his man cave and a lap quilt to match.

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    How about BBQ/oven mitts? A little insulbrite and fabric they would like.....easy peasy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybreit
    How about BBQ/oven mitts? A little insulbrite and fabric they would like.....easy peasy!

    good idea...most anyone can use fresh potholders and xmas ones are nice cause you do not have to worry about matching their kitchen decor

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    A big hit for someone with small children is mommy/daddy and me apron sets. Buy a mixing bowl, cookie mix and put the aprons in it for a cute gift. Kids always remember someone who cooked or baked with them.

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    Did these a few years ago (and showed co-workers who also did them - total we made about 30). It's a different take on the knotted fleece blankets - it's called bunny ears.
    http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Craft...arBlanket.html
    We made them for every age group, male and female and everyone LOVDED them. For the men's couch throw size, we used 2.5 yards. For teenage guys, their favorite ball team fleece can be used on one side, plain on the other. For little girls, there's all kinds of prince prints, etc. I've even made them for my husband's office assistants. I can make one in just over 1.5 hours. It's cheap and fast and everyone can use a blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Great idea....I wa just thinking how hard this Christmas is going to be...........I'm not working much. I need ideas for young guys, like 17-25!!!!!!! Cant think of a thing to do Hm and not too expensive!
    My boys and my nephews, ranging from 8-20, all love "sleep boxers" and "sleep pants" with tie waist. They all think they are comfy and all love them.

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    I'm making quilted, insulated lunch bags, with a pouch for a drink bottle, and quilted sandwich wrappers.

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    That bunny ear blanket is sweet. Thanks for the link.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    Did these a few years ago (and showed co-workers who also did them - total we made about 30). It's a different take on the knotted fleece blankets - it's called bunny ears.
    http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Craft...arBlanket.html
    We made them for every age group, male and female and everyone LOVDED them. For the men's couch throw size, we used 2.5 yards. For teenage guys, their favorite ball team fleece can be used on one side, plain on the other. For little girls, there's all kinds of prince prints, etc. I've even made them for my husband's office assistants. I can make one in just over 1.5 hours. It's cheap and fast and everyone can use a blanket.

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    Not sewn - but ideas for guys - food baskets, esp. if you make home made salsa, jam, etc. I saw a link today for home made vanilla extract. Rubs and sauces for barbeque, which could be accompanied by an apron/towel/mitt.

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    I have tried to come up with different ideas every year. It gets harder every year. One of my favorites was a tissue box cover with an applique snowflake, poinsettia etc on the front. I have also done candle mats, small wall hangings and pillows. If anyone is interested in the pattern for the tissue box holder let me know and I will dig it out and mail you a copy.

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    great idea! My granddaughter loves it when her uncle makes cupcakes with her--it sounds like a super thing to make

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    what is a mini bow tuck pattern? or rather where do I get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquitosewgirl
    I'm making quilted, insulated lunch bags, with a pouch for a drink bottle, and quilted sandwich wrappers.
    those sound super..hope we get to see pics

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    I also just found a pattern for a poinsettia wool applique for a pillow and table runner. It is really nice, you layer the petals of the flower and blanket stitch them to black wool. It turns out really nice. I will also share this pattern if anyone wants it.

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    I am going to make rice bags for the guys. My friend is a massage therapist & says these are great for the athletes.

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    I have done seasonal towels as a set several times and that always makes a good gift. I do Valentines, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Sometimes I will also throw in a summer time one too. Maybe even matching hot pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura3
    I also just found a pattern for a poinsettia wool applique for a pillow and table runner. It is really nice, you layer the petals of the flower and blanket stitch them to black wool. It turns out really nice. I will also share this pattern if anyone wants it.
    That sounds beautiful Laura..I would like the pattern if not to much trouble.

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