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Thread: Did you sew/quilt Christmas gifts this year?

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    Did you sew/quilt Christmas gifts this year?

    I was so thrilled by Jenny's tutorial for pillowcases (Missouri Star Quilt) that I made a set of pillowcases for everyone all my family members, including the kids and they all LOVED them. Heck, I think they went over better than some quilts I've slaved over :>). All the fabric was carefully selected with the recipient in mind. Toile, Bratz, Marbled, Florals, SpongeBob, etc. All fabric was pulled from my stash so I didn't have to go out and buy a thing. I made 15 sets for the grown folk and 8 individual pillowcases for the twin bed kids. Sewing at my leisure, I was done in less than a week. Most stress-free holiday in years - Hope Jenny comes up with something this simple for next year.
    What did you'all do for gift-giving this year.?

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    Pillowcases for the five youngest grandkids, 15-9 yrs of age that were used to hold their presents under the tree. One of the girls has hers on her bed and I think she appropriated her younger sister's pillowcase. They didn't think much of them until Poppy told them that Grandma (that's me) made them. They thought that was cool. Now older sister wants something for her apartment since I have a serger.

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    I did fabric bowls for my husband's family. They were really fast and easy to make.

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    I made 7 coin purses this year. that's excellent for me! LOL
    Carol in Michigan

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    I made my dd two bags. One was for her laptop and one was a messenger bag that I designed. I was so suprised by how much she loved them. Both were in use as she left to fly home to NYC.
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    I did a set of 4 placemats (with a twisted thingy to hold the napkins) and napkins for DS and his wife. The two fabrics I used were a cream with small red and green dotted pattern and and a green...I knew they would look very nice with their dishes. Then I did a set of 4 of the same for my DD and her hubby with a green solid fabric and a wintery scene of snowmen and log cabins. Everyone loved them. That was the only sewing I did this year for gifts.

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    3 Wonky Tree lap quilts and a queen size bargello quilt......now I cannot sew anymore until I clean up my mess in the sewing room. Needless to say I am on my 4th day of no sewing...and still havent cleaned the room. Been avoiding it. Maybe tomorrow because now I am looking at quilting patterns no I know the urge to sew is coming back.

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    I finished a quilt that I have had for about 4 years now. I had it longarmed and it turned out beautiful. Now I plan on getting into all those UFO's I have in my sewing room. I would like to make more gifts for the Christmas of 2012.

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    I knitted and then embellished with embroidery a scarf for my sister in law, hand sewed a pair of beaver fur gauntlets (with beading) for my brother and sewed a bag for my daughter. Got everything done in time!
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    Three wall hangings, several Christmas tree ornaments, several pot holders, and a queen/king size quilt for my DH and a tie fleece blanket for my GDD, and two pillows for my DS.

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    Due to first my embroidery/main sewing machine breaking down. Then my catching a rotten bug for whole month of December I didn't get any quilts completed. Instead I made my two little granddaughters both purses, and super-princess capes. They went over better than any quilt ever did.
    My goal for Christmas 2012 is to make both granddaughters Christmas quilts for their beds-to be given Dec 1st. And if I do really well might even get my hubby a quilt made in secret for next year. Wish me luck.

    Kat

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    I monogramed towels, embroidered aprons, made a runner and some pillowcases too!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I made 12 pot holders, 6 pillowcases, 3 wall hangings, mug rugs, 7 bed warmers, 3 shoulder cozys, a pin cushion,and a baby quilt. Whew, now I can work on things I want to work on for myself. LOL.
    Last edited by ssnare; 12-29-2011 at 09:21 PM.

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    I was busy..for gifts I made a chenille baby quilt, a crayon wrapped caddy, 4 teabag carriers, 6 table runners, 2 coffee cup cozies, a gift card holder and 2 sets of serged napkins and coasters. for myself, I also made a fabric microwave bowl holder, 2 table runners, 2 square table toppers and a set of seat belt covers. And with my new serger I made a bread basket liner and a polyester scarf with rolled hems. I got to try out lots of crafts that were on my to do list. Had a lot of fun and everyone was appreciative.

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    I didn't keep track of all i made for CHRISTMAS gifts, but I do know I made pillowcases for a friends college son and 21 yr. old son and they were THRILLEd to receive something someone made just for them! Several females in the family and friends received cut ilttle cosmetic bags to. They were fun to make and appreciated. My Hands are sure hurting and the sewing room has been cleaned up....NOW FOR working on a ME project!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
    catsnquiltsgotogether

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    I was a very busy Christmas Elf, I made and gave away 30 Microwave steamer bags (some to complete strangers), 10 place mats ( embroidered with my sister's grandchildren's names), 4 quilted children's books and 5 throw sized quilts. I feel good because I helped make Christmas Happy for many people.
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    I made pillowcases for DGS -- Christmas fabrics (2-Thomas, and a wonky reindeer). I have some things to get started that I menat to make and ran out of time -- we may be stringing out Christmas. I also forgot where I hid something and have not been able to find the matching outfits for the boys. Sigh -- hopefully I find them before they out grow them.
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    I made four quilt, had them piled under the tree. Everyone looked and oohed &aahed wondering who was the receiver. In the end I called up three DGD's and let the oldest pick first. They were delighted.

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    hI made lots of placemats. I used hand dyed fabric that was some of the first I have done, and made the front out of fabric that I made gel. monoprinting-and embellishing cut up and sewn together. Feed back has been good.
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    I made a purse for my mom and a couple of wall hangings. I really intended to do more, but ended up having surgery on Dec 12th. So, maybe I'll finish them up for next year:-)
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    I made 4 quilts (three of them were king-size) for Christmas gifts. I'm taking a bow because I quilted them on my domestic machine. Also two quilted Christmas stockings for new members of the family. The quilt recipients were very pleased because they didn't know I could quilt, and these were the first quilts I've given away.

    Can I brag about my Homemade-But-Not-Sewn-Gifts? I gave away many quarts of cinnamon pickles (a treasured family recipe), pints of pepper jelly, tins of cheese straws, boxes of gingerbread biscotti, and 6 batches of pumpkin dog biscuits. Oh, and one fruitcake for my parents at their request.

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    I made a Christmas rag quilt for our office gift exchange, and 14 pillow cases with embroidered names for my friends grandchildren.
    Dyan

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    I made a lap quilt for my brother and gave away a few knitted dishcloths and some scrubbies as well. If you like making the pillowcases, another option is to use the minkee fabric for the main section and do the rest as you would normally. We all have them here and love them. Especially nice in our cold climate as they are really snuggly.
    Michelle

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    I made pincushions for my sisters and also made my grandson his yearly Christmas quilt.

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    I made 6 pillowcases for my dd and her fiancee. I haven't seen the video with Jenny from Missouri Star Quilts. Think I will go watch it as it seems to have taken forever to get the pillowcases done. I also made some hobo bags and a fleece blanket with the disney princess panel on it and I quilted around the designs in the panel and just did a simple wavy edge on the fleece. Also made her a pillowcase out of the princess fabric. Turned out cute and my little dgd was quite happy with it. I usually make quite a few of the gifts we give but ran out of energy and time this year. I am definitely starting earlier in 2012!

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