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Thread: Christmas gifts - making anything festive?

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    Super Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    Christmas gifts - making anything festive?

    8 weeks away! Why does it seem to come so quickly after summer? I'd like to make some different things this year but I'm at a loss. Kitchen things for the adults? Stockings for the kids? Fabric trees? I just don't know...

    What are you all making?
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    I'm just making rag quilts. I have 2 done with 1 more to do! I'm going to start on the last one today. I hope to finish it next weekend, then off to the laundry mat to wash all 3.
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    My granddaughter likes boot cuffs and ear cuffs so I crocheted her a lot of those. Took no time at all and cost pennies, well really nothing as I had the yarns forever. Glad to use it up.
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    Well, I'm working on 3 quilts for gifts. I'm super behind on them even though I started on them months and months ago. Festive wise, I also decided I wanted to make a quilt for myself for a change so I'm gonna make a snowflake quilt. I can't wait to be able to work on that one.

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    Quick and effective ten minute table runners
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    I am making triangle frenzy table runners (fabrics are wine bottles, snowmen, and cardinals. I want to do machine embroidery on kitchen towels. I usually make cold process soap but did not this year. I have been on chemo since July, will have surgery, and more chemo so can only do so much.

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    Haven't started yet but certainly need to. A count down always gets me going. Thanks.

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    Haven't found anything yet. I just keep looking for inspiration.
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    I have made three swirl table runners and have a quilt about on third or so don for my grandson. I am waiting for my 10 degree wedge ruler to arrive in the mail and will make two or three xmas tree skirts. The holidays always sneak up so fast. I sent some pictures soon. bjgallent get well soon and prays are with you.
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    I have been trying to get a Halloween quilt finished for my daughter, so have not thought much about Christmas. Last year I made machine embroidered owl bookmarks for my daughter's 5th grade class. It was fun to do and the kids really liked them, so may do something similar this year.

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    I made a quilt for one cousin. the other two, I made pillows for are done. I just need to put the label on the quilt. the pillows, I posted (Jeanne posted) the pictures of the pillows. they weremade with yo yos with pearls in the center, and bridal lace. very pretty and on the large side.
    Next year, I have a tablerunner already done. They are all getting tablerunners. cheaper to mail too. I'm open for suggestions if anyone has a great idea. Also making ornaments, Urban threadz has a lacy sailboat, i'm making them too for gifts this year. last year, I did lacy reindeer.
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    I'm doing table runners and messenger bags. (Have a bunch of guys to make things for.) Just finished a table runner (small) for my sister-in-law with Xmas on one side and Easter on the other. Looking for some other things to make as well so will be reading this thread for ideas too.

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    How about little keyring pouchesmade from thicker felt? Is a link allowed with the how-to-do?

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    Or some mugrugs with fitting mugs?

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    Or some loops?

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    I'm making some Christmas pillows and some Dresden table runners. I am crocheting the second of three christmas afghans, and I have two birthday quilts to do and two christmas quilts plus a winter rag quilt. If I survive all that, I want to do some mug rugs and crochet some hot pads.
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    Wow, some of you are quite ambitious! I feel so lazy, lol.

    @1000scraps, what are loops used for?
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    I just finished the 10th table topper for all my friends for Christmas, whew! They are all Ohio State University themed but all my friends are crazy about OSU - this will work. Here are two pictures to share - the front and the backs. Back to quilting Christmas presents that have been asked for grandchildren.
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    I'm reading this hoping to FIND inspiration.
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    Haven't found anything yet. I just keep looking for inspiration.

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    For the kiddies I made monster zipper pouches. I made one like this for lunch money and one larger for pencils and things. Then I filled them with pencils, erasers and treats. The adults all do a white elephant, so I made a pair of pillowcases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19 View Post
    Wow, some of you are quite ambitious! I feel so lazy, lol.

    @1000scraps, what are loops used for?
    Loops are kind of shawls but the ends are sewn together so that it will be a “ring“! And then you put it twice round your neck! And it's double sided: One side jersey the other fleece so it will be warming the neck!

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    I am making patchwork Christmas stockings...with Christmas fabric...controlled scrappy...no special purpose just like making them and will probably sell a couple and give away a few to family and friends

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    Wow, seeing the 8 weeks away made me think I better get moving on my Christmas list. Last year, for quilty friends i made the ornaments with fabric pushed into styrofoam balls. (google the free tutorial) Also, I put selvages or thread in the glass ornaments. (fast and fun to make). I wish I could upload pictures of other gifts but the photos won't load due to the size I think.
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    MSQ's zipper pouchs

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    I loved seeing every ones Christmas gifts. Thank you!

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    Small bags and totes

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    All the little ones are getting glow in the dark pillow cases. I had fun when I was doing Row by Row shop hop to find different glow in the dark fabrics. Not easy as most of it is scary Halloween fabric but I did find some stars, planets and such. The grown ups are getting pillow cases with Seminole patchwork on the cuff. Granddaughters are getting quilts to curl up with. I also made some felted wool dryer balls to use when you dry clothes. Family is all I exchange gifts with.

    Last year I made microwave bowls, pot holders and decorated dish towels with patchwork borders.

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