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Patched & Quilted Christmas Gift Ideas

Old 07-31-2018, 06:42 AM
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Default Patched & Quilted Christmas Gift Ideas

I usually try to start my handmade Christmas gifts around August, so now's the time to start thinking of ideas. Whole quilts are out this year. I just don't have the energy, or time. Small projects are OK though. What are some of your ideas? Here are a couple of mine:

Reusable grocery bags - Cute motifs appliqued on them such as veggies, grains, beverages, etc

Bulk Bags - Light-weight, reusable bags to use in the bulk section instead of the usual, plastic bags. Paint or applique the tare weight on them. Could be cute!

Mug Rugs - 'Nuff said.

Aprons - For kitchen, or garden with quilt, or applique trim.

Hummm....that's about it, so far. I'd better get another cuppa coffee.

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Old 07-31-2018, 06:59 AM
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placemats (although some people don't use them) and kitchen towels with fabric on top (so you can hang them), pillowcases, tablerunners. I need more coffee too!
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:25 AM
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What about tree skirts? Hmm. on second thought that might be more than a "small" project. I guess it would depend on the pattern...
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:31 AM
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I made a bunch of these key chain thingies last year. I use one & love it because I can put my wrist thru it & still use it while carrying things. Easy to make. The hardware is available on amazon.
I personalized them by color & sayings. Good Luck! Donna Mc

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:09 AM
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I've made these casserole/pie carriers for my nieces, and they were a big hit. I used metal D-rings in place of the two corner loops. (Not affiliated in any way with the video maker.)
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:15 AM
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I've made pillowcases, cosmetic bags and tissue holders in the past. This year I'm thinking of making iPad/iPhone stands (sort of like a triangular pillow) for my cousin and her kids. I don't know what I'm making for anyone else yet.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:18 PM
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I was thinking the other day about this while making the sets of pot holders for my sister's in law. (One is a double sided oven mit and the other is for the stove.) I plan on filling the pocket on the big one with homemade cookies in plastic and a card.

I was thinking how nice it would be to buy a nice sized basket or wooden bowl and make seasonal cloths to keep buns warm. I also thought maybe of making a Pad to fit the base that could be microwaved to keep the buns warmer. Kind of like those neck warmers. Know what I mean? I haven't worked out the details yet, but, I think it would make a nice gift if you did it right.
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:02 PM
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I think I'm going to make these:

Roll-Up Glove Box Essentials Caddy

I've got sisters, my mom, and in-laws to make for and I think they might like these. Plus, they're practical. I'm going to make the outside pocket out of mesh so your registration and insurance are visible.

Last year I made dishcloths (I knitted them) and they were well-received.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:36 AM
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I have made cell phone pillows for desks, casserole carriers, pillow cases, oven mitts and also bowl cozy’s. This year I had a suggestion of phone wristlets. I will make them for cell phone with room for credit cards and money for times when you just don’t want to carry a big bag.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:48 AM
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I made fabric boxes one year and everyone loved them. My sister loves hers so much that she keeps it around all year! I adorned hers with Christmas tree buttons. I got the tute on Youtube.
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