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Thread: Lets share Christmas ideas

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    Senior Member virgwid's Avatar
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    Ok, someone on another topic mentioned that there were only 116 days left til xmas. This is my first year quilting. Would love to hear of projects you have done in the past for gifts, what worked, what didn't, what your planning for gifts, decorations, etc. for this year. Lets get the ideas flowing! Virg

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    Quote Originally Posted by virgwid
    Ok, someone on another topic mentioned that there were only 116 days left til xmas.
    Oh no! That makes it sound so close.

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    I'm working on potato bags, microwave (bowls), purses, who knows what will strike my fancy next:)

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    I am making placemats from all the fabric I had left over after making aprons for everyone last year. I am hoping to make it all from stash with $0 purchases!

    I also hope to make 5 of the cute butterfly or other animal quilts someone posted for my 5 grandchildren.

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    I am making advent calenders for my 3 Grandkids. Just sew up little pockets and use small decorations of ornaments on the pockets. I get the hershey mini bars and tuck them into the pockets.

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    Well, I had hoped to have the quilt I'm quilting finished in time to give to my husband for our anniversary (mid-Sept.), but that definitely isn't going to happen, so I guess that'll be a Christmas present now!

    Also, for my parents, I'm making a family tree wall hanging- it has a tree of life in the center, then there will be a checkerboard border around the outside- alternate blocks in the checkerboard will be muslin and will have all the family member's names on it.

    Also have another quilt partially quilted that will be a Christmas present for my daughter, if I can get it done, but probably won't be able to. Maybe her birthday...

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    OH NO it is coming up TOO fast! :?

    Well, I know I will not be doing a quilt(s) because I would have to have it to my LAQ on or before the end of OCT. She always gets booked up, so all quilts have to be thought of and made early. :roll:

    Anything I do make for gifts will have to be small, quick and thing I can quilt. I guess I better get my thinking cap on.

    I will have to watch this post to see if I can get some ideas. ;)

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    Here is a link to a casserloe carrier that I want to try. I have a store bought one in this size that I use all of the time so I thought this would be a a good gift

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...il=1098355436.

    I have been making a lot of these bread basket liners as gifts lately & everyone likes them. I put Warm & Natural batting in mine to make them a little heavier.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-84437-1.htm

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    I'm currently making pillowcases.

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    No Ideas here...

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    Making pillow cases for grands and table runners for family and friends.

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    Purses seem to be popular. I did small bags, placemats and Christmas stockings last year. I'm supposed to be making quilts for my sisters this year so guess I really should get moving!

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    Click-It Bags, wall hangings, purses, potholders, mugrugs and dishtowels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_1963
    Click-It Bags, wall hangings, purses, potholders, mugrugs and dishtowels.
    Click-it-bags???????? Please explain.

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    I'm thinking pillow cases and a couple of Bow Tuck bags. I've learned to keep Christmas simple. Mostly give gift cards and cash.

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    I'm making Mug Rugs for the Middle School teachers (4 main ones). Not sure about any other homemade gifts. My ILs do not appreciate homemade and my side of the family very rarely does gifts.

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    Vintage butterfly quilt , child size, 3 tier flower quilt , child, fall table runner ? , me, learning embroidery for maybe gifts on pillowcases or pillows.

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    Two Christmases ago was the 1st Christmas I had my embroider machine. Everyone got a set a bathroom towels and a dozen napkins with Christmas embroidery. Last year everyone got books except youngest children who got quilted ditty bags - drawstring bags to put whatever in and do whatever with, had their name on it. I'm thinking placemats, napkins and tablerunner sets this year for adults, pillowcases for kids.Maybe some satin and lace drawstring suitcase bags for those ladies who travel a lot and suede cloth bags for the men who travel.

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    I'm making table runners, wreath wall hangings, and bow tuck bags.

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    pillowcases with books to match the fabric, quilted-machine embroidered tabletoppers, microwave bowls, potato bags

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    I am starting a Debbie Mumm Santa Door Banner, it's a free pattern and way too cute. Have purchased the fabrics, and now have other color combinations going through my mind. My first one will be traditional and then I'm thinking maybe a blue/silver combo!!! Will be starting them this weekend.

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    Where can we find the pattern for this bag?

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    So far, I have made my step daughter and my 3 daughters a quilt for Christmas. I just got all the fabrics picked out for my mom's quilt, and if there is enough time left, I will also be making my dad a quilt.

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    For my 3 sisters started , about 3 years ago making a Christmas themed block for their gift and birthdays. Is 9 inches and making 20 then will put together a Christmas sampler quilt for them, is fun. For my quilting buddies making hot pads with fabric think would suit each of them or in their taste, have 2 made for family starting the 3 snowmen projects have and some year the Christmas bed quilt for DH and I. Love Christmas sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_1963
    Click-It Bags, wall hangings, purses, potholders, mugrugs and dishtowels.
    Click-it-bags???????? Please explain.
    Ditto
    LC

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