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    Easy Items I can make to give fellow workers

    Good Morning!

    I am looking for some easy things I can whip up to include in my Christmas gifts to the people I work with. I saw some tutorials for chapstick holders, hand sanitizer holders, etc so I was thinking of things like that. I used to have a link for a thread on some of things people sold at craft fairs but somehow lost the link and cannot find the thread.

    Any ideas? Everyone here is such wonderful resources! Some one said on another thread that they consider this board to be their quilt guild and I whole heartedly second that emotion!

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    I made some of the coaster that you use small strips pressed in half and wrapped around clothesline then zig zag.
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    I just saw some log cabin Santas on the 'Pictures' part of this board that were cute.

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    Here is a simple useful item. I cut a six inch squares of non slip weave shelf liner, zig zag it to the back of a six inch pretty print fabric square. Instant jar lid grabber opener thing.
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    Lavender Sachets, I don't know if you live somewhere that gets cold weather, but scarves (even decorative) ones are nice.

    RedGarnett222 posted this link awhile back. They have a long list of tutorials on lots of different things. http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...r-t268532.html

    http://www.sew4home.com/project-index

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Here is a simple useful item. I cut a six inch squares of non slip weave shelf liner, zig zag it to the back of a six inch pretty print fabric square. Instant jar lid grabber opener thing.
    thanks for this idea... my aunt and i each need one of these
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    I give my co-workers pot holders - I use orphan blocks and everyone is very happy to receive them. I give two away and they always comment on how they have a little quilt from me.
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    If you make pot holders...fold them in half, sew around three sides, leave one edge on top of a long side open to slip on pot handles.

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    I made little bud vase wall hangings for my husband's coworkers. It's an easy way to have a fresh flower or two near your desk, and it was a great use of scrap fabric.
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    Thank you everyone!!! I had better start buckling down since my list seems to grow every day!

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    Big coaster/small mug rug that they can keep at their desk for their coffee or cold beverage.
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    I agree with the suggestion of a coaster for the work desk. Several of us shared a desk space and there was always a complaint about the sticky desk top.

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    Thank you for these ideas! lots of suggestions that I will use for sure

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    I just stumbled over an octagon potholder pattern - free on Craftsy. made up very quickly.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Covers for travel-size tissues are quick and easy and use scraps. There is a nice tutorial at: http://twobrownbirds.typepad.com/two...sue-cover.html

    These are some I made:
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    The year I made Checkbook Covers and Tissue covers they were a great success.
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    All good ideas, thank you for posting.
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    There is a great tutorial for small tissue holders in the Tutorial section. And any size little zippered pouches are always nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Here is a simple useful item. I cut a six inch squares of non slip weave shelf liner, zig zag it to the back of a six inch pretty print fabric square. Instant jar lid grabber opener thing.
    I like this one ---- I need some of those!

    I've made gifts for the gals in the office for years now. Some of the things I've made have been:

    Rope bowls (made from clothesline rope)
    Thread bowls
    Coasters
    Humbug bags (zippered bags)
    Quilted Scarfs
    Coke Can Koozies ( a big hit)
    Pillow cases
    Microwave soup bowl pot holders (these were a big hit -- I even included bowls)
    Knitted dish rags
    Yarn hot pads (you need a frame to make these on)
    Dryer Balls (made from wool yarn)
    Pot holders

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    Pillow cases, Quillows, mug rugs, place mats, table runners, small totes, fabric baskets, candle mats, candle cozies, coffee cup cozies...
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    I just finished making Christmas tree napkins for a Guild do. Large half circles, face to face. Sew around and then turn inside out and topstitch. Then fold into tree patterns. Check youtube for the directions.

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    A very useful gift is a Bah! Humbug Bag for your sewing friends. You can look up the pattern as it has been around for years. I made one for everyone in my guild one year and they were well-received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Lavender Sachets, I don't know if you live somewhere that gets cold weather, but scarves (even decorative) ones are nice.

    RedGarnett222 posted this link awhile back. They have a long list of tutorials on lots of different things. http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...r-t268532.html

    http://www.sew4home.com/project-index

    Good luck and have fun!!
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    Plastic bag holders

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