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Thread: How many Christmas gifts are you making?

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    I was just thinking about how much I have to get done before Christmas, gift wise. I made a list. Here's mine. Let's see yours.

    1. Blue and Yellow block swap quilt for my mom
    2. 21 Aprons plus hotpads for various family members and our church ladies group.
    3. 8 quilted book covers for my Bible study group
    4. 3 Wallhangings for family gift exchanges
    5. I was thinking about making fabric Christmas cards this year. If I have time and motivation.

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    I am making hot pads to give to all the ladies in the my family when we have our big dinner. But a friend of mine - her family gift exchange is neat! Instead of exchanging names or gettingeverybody something they may not need, , they decided the only gifts the adults could exchange would be hand made. My friend made quilts for each of her children. One year she had a local artist paint each of kids a diffrent picture of the home farm. Her son does woodwork and made them all rolling pins! They were beautitful with the diffrent colored woods! This is a very talented family.

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    The only Christmas gift I am making this year is a NY Yankees quilt for my husband. He found out about it the other day, but what he doesn't know is that I probably won't have it done by Christmas! Ha. the joke will be on him when it isn't under the tree.
    Rose

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    One or two.

    Quilts for boyfriend and father. Dad's easy peasy. A sampler.

    BF not so much. I already started (simple but all hand-pieced) his but it turns out he wants something completely different. The current WIP is now my present to me.

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    Nothing quilty but maybe crocheted.

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    My list is very small, AND nearly finished.

    I completed my Log Cabin that I am giving hubby,
    and I am working on the UFO for the challenge, one binding is on. Three to go. May give this to hubby as well.

    That's it for me, unless I decide to make him some place mats.

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    Three Sunbonnet Sues...one for my mother and each of my sisters. All are pieced and one is almost finished quilting.

    A wallhanging for my MIL.....I hope!

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    Gosh... a lot. 3 quilts, 6 aprons, 6 table runners, 6 sets of potholders, a few casserole dish carries, going to try some totes, and a few wallhangings! YIKES!!!! Im scared now that I typed it all out! lol

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    I'm probably the exception: I do not celebrate or acknowledge that *(&^*^ holiday in any way, shape, or form so ....no gifts. Makes life real easy in the fall. hehe.

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    I don't think I am going to make anything quilty this year. I have shoulder surgery on Nov 6 and won't be able to sew for a least a couple months. I have some UFO's I am desperately trying to finish before then.
    DH will probably have to do the Christmas shopping this year!!!

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    I only have 3 or 4 things that are definitely for Christmas this year.

    1. Lap quilt for DH with a old time movie theme, top about 3/4 way pieced.
    2. Asian themed small purse for oldest DD.
    3. Chef's apron for same DD.
    4. Possibly some towels for same DD with a tree frog embroidered on them....Hmmmm maybe some for youngest DD too

    Oh dear! Now my mind is expanding on the possibilities... :shock:

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    I have quilts started for all three kids and fabric for one for my DGD.

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    I'm making an apron for my best friend. I'm going to add pockets to the front.
    http://stilldottie.blogspot.com/2007...for-divya.html

    Fabric business card holders and purse organizers for 4 friends.
    http://www.craftpudding.com/2007/07/...-tutorial.html
    http://tipnut.com/purse-organizer-sewing-tutorial/

    Owl shaped door stop for Mom.
    http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops...raham-owl.html

    Grocery bags for family and friends.
    http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotes...ocerybag_2.htm

    Nightshirt for hubby (from a McCall's pattern).

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    I am making a quilt for all of my family, two daughters, one son, one daughter in law, and granddaughters for a total of 6. I also plan on making bags for mys two sisters. I have them mostly sewn but now to get them quilted on my longarm and then bound. Oh well, it is only OCt. 1st.

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    Our family only gives gifts to kids so I have a much shorter list than most people. Only 4 people to buy for at all. Everyone gets more than one gift, but still it's pretty easy.

    I'm making

    a blanket for son #2
    a tote bag for my daughter if I can find a pattern I like
    a quilt of some type is under consideration for my nephew, but maybe not. (His parents are not the type to like such things.)

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    I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas.
    I know what I'm doing for my dad's quilt. I bought the fabric last March, lol! I made a quilt for my parents last year, my mother keeps it upstairs in her room, to cuddle under while she's watching TV, but she told me she keeps having to chase after it because my father sneaks off with it to the basement where he watches TV. So my dad's getting his own.
    I also have my best friend covered.
    I have my in-laws and my mother left to figure out.... *sigh*

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    I am making my DH a wall hanging of a chocolate lab. My oldest DD I made and owl tote, my youngest DD an owl plush. Matching pjs for us three girls :) Key fobs and wallets for some other family members. Thats it not to much this year a nice and easy Xmas.

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    I'm not making any.
    My kids will get Visa Gift Cards again and something little. In laws will get cards and that's about it.

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    well to help rid my stash and finish up some things I am making
    -lap quilts for 9-10 co-workers (2 tops almost done)
    -finish DH's quilt that I started years ago (top just needs borders)
    -a quilt for each of my kids(need 3, none started)

    If time I will make a lap or bigger for my nephew and MIL.

    this doesn't include the doll quilt swaps and dear jane x-mas swap :shock:

    and I still have to get ready for the dear jane sew along in january!

    now lets see what I actually get done!!

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    Oohh gentle!!!!!!!!! I need to consult my long list!! And on top of the Christmas list is my list of things to make to sell!!! I already have the Christmas tree skirt assembly line going!

    I do have a few aprons to make too, and a yaffle more things!!! LOL

    Cheers
    Andrea

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    I'll be make three smaler quilts for my dd and gc, hopefully a larger for my dh (either Martin or Bono)

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    I have to worry about getting a baby quilt done for my soon to be born grandchild and my soon to be 1 grandson. Then I will think about Christmas.

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    My current Christmas list is:

    A throw-sized tied comforter for Amanda

    A set of quilted placemats and coasters for Daphne

    A lap quilt for Baba (DH's grandmother)

    8 or 10 quilted wine bottle totes for various friends and family members - I will fill each tote with jars of home-made preserves and a hand-painted glass tree ornament

    A Christmas table runner with the Christmas Dear Jane blocks for my mum.

    Only the first two are started, so I'd better get cracking!
    Jan

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    Just glancing at everyone's posts - NOW I don't feel so overwhelmed. I just have to make 3 or 4 smallish wallhangings for my kids for Christmas. DH had to make the quilt display shelves.

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    I come from a large family. Every year I made family gifts. Lat year I bought velvet and made bell pulls and embossed the velvet. I put a bell on the botton of each.

    This year I am in the the process of making fleece throws for the cold winter nights in New England. Fleece comes in 54" width. I bought a printed fleece the the fronts and I solid color for the back. Just lay them out and even them off and cut and tie fringe.

    I'm not sure of the exact link but it came from about.com Collectibles and was called Fleece Throw No Sew Pattern. They are really coming out great as a could custonize them for each family (ie. dogs. soccer. etc> :P

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