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Thread: Need Christmas gift ideas...time to get started.

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    Need Christmas gift ideas...time to get started.

    So, last year I made each of my kids (3 families)very detailed tree skirts.
    Year before that I made each (6) of them lap quilts.
    Once I made each family a Christmas table runner.

    Now what? I like to stick with the Christmas theme as that way I'm not
    interferring with their particular home decorating style.
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    How about seasonal placemats?

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    Stockings, ornaments, or wall hangings with a wreath theme.

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    Wall hangings or stockings
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    Placemats for tables, Fireplace mantels, pillows,ornaments,wall hanging,pot holders with matching towels and apron.

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    As others have posted, I've made them stockings, tree skirts, Christmas quilts for each of the grandkids. I'm about done. Maybe table runners -- good idea. I made my DD a quilted jacket last year. Just had the sweatshirt in the box and we picked out the fabric together. She loves it.
    Nana Jan
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    I know if I could figure out how to do it I would love to have a quilted card hanger for the holidays. Most of them are those not so cute metal things that look like well long stick of metal with clips. Have thought for years now how to make one but I have very limited skills for anything crafty.

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    I like the stockings and pillow idea. I could do a Christmas pillow. All three have cats....hmmm ideas now forming. Thanks so much for your help.

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    wall hangings would be cute, or stockings that are personalized

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    I have made the Christmas things also and made the Christmas tree that Simplicity pattern has it makes a nice set. I'm making my DIL a new tree skirt not sure what else I'm make them. Good luck and have fun. Sue

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    3rd day of it being over 90 degrees, so kind of hard to think of Christmas gift ideas, but the stockings I think would be good.

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    I like the placemat idea. I particularly like the snowman placemats where the napkin goes under his arm or the Santa face placemat.

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    How about a holiday bed runner??? I think they're still so new that anyone would love one-----I would! hahaha

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    I'm going to do some of those Strata Stars. I'm hooked on the concept, and you can do for any season. Good luck with whatever you choose.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Need Christmas gift ideas

    I am making cute kitchen towels and potholders. Maybe some fancy bathroom towels for when guests arrive.

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    I think I am going to make everyone either glass coasters or those hot bowl holders for oatmeal/soup. The coasters I saw were crazy quilt with fairly small piecing, cut in circles or hearts and then overlocked. There is a tute for the bowl covers I saw somewhere. I think I am going to make one bowl holder for each of my coworkers as I watch us all heating soup, etc. everyday. Thanks for the heads up----Christmas is coming!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I like the placemat idea. I particularly like the snowman placemats where the napkin goes under his arm or the Santa face placemat.
    Do you know the pattern name for snowman or santa placemats? I googled but couldn't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
    Do you know the pattern name for snowman or santa placemats? I googled but couldn't find it.
    Gail, the one is Merry Santa Placemat & Napkin by Country Appliques and the other is Jolly Snowman Placemat & Napkin also by Country Appliqués. Their website listed on the patterns is: www.countryappliques.com. I love the snowman one and the Santa is new.

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    Gail, I forgot to say that there's also an adorable Pumpkin placemat with a spider on it that holds the napkin if you like Halloween.

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    Pennants/flags are popular and very quick and easy to made. I made one with 'Merry Christmas' appliqued on it for my daughter that I think she will use above the fireplace. I'm thinking of making smaller ones for the tree or for above doorways. You can spell out messages to Santa if you have small people in the family.
    I also made yards of brightly colored flags for decorating the patio for summer parties. They didn't take long and you can make them any size you like.

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    Last year I made personalized stockings for every one and an apron for the ladies. This yearI ahve orders for tree skirt and I want to make all different placemats that represent each one personnally

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    Oh I forgot I want to make bags for groceries a few per family.

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    I think I am going to make everyone either glass coasters or those hot bowl holders for oatmeal/soup.

    Ruth, where did you find a pattern/tut for the bowl holders? What a great gift... clever and pretty! I'd love to gift some of these for my children that love oatmeal, soup and pasta! TIA ~ Pat

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