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Thread: A quick simple gift

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    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any suggestions of something I could make someone as a small thank you gift? It would have to be quick and simple. My mind is just not coming up with anything.

    Thanks

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    a book mark? cold be made with ribbon and beads on each end.

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    I second the bookmark! or a set of coasters.

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    Depending on how quick, you could even find a quilt block that you like and make a simple table runner.
    That is what I am doing for my girl's teacher's this year for year end gifts.
    Kendra

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    I love the crisscross coasters I made for myself. I can't find the original post so if someone else can help they are wonderful, fun & easy.

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    You could make the pot holder towels I posted about recently.

    All you need is one kitchen towel, a square pot holder with the loop in the middle of one side, and a button. One straight line of sewing, and the button of course, and TA-DA you have a cool and quick gift!!!


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    Well darn, I was looking for the topic where I posted about the towel toppers. I can't find it, and I didn't bookmark it.

    Anyone have that one bookmarked????

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    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
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    I haven't had good luck with search lately or I would have posted the link to the coasters.

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    Here is the link to make criss-cross coasters:

    http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html


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    How about a small 12 x 16 pillow with a couple of pillow cases?

    I made the "housewife" type pillowcase for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    How about a small 12 x 16 pillow with a couple of pillow cases?

    I made the "housewife" type pillowcase for them.

    OK, what is the "housewife" type pillowcase???? I've never heard that term before :oops: :oops:


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    http://www.alternative-windows.com/pillow-cases.htm

    This is a site that gives instructions.

    It's sort of like an envelope. The pillow doesn't fall out and it looks neater on a couch than a regular pillowcase.

    For a little pillow, I cut the fabric 13 inches wide by about 36 inches long.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    http://www.alternative-windows.com/pillow-cases.htm

    This is a site that gives instructions.

    It's sort of like an envelope. The pillow doesn't fall out and it looks neater on a couch than a regular pillowcase.

    For a little pillow, I cut the fabric 13 inches wide by about 36 inches long.

    Thanks! I've made couch pillows this way and usually end up using velcro
    -- but I'm sure it's because I try to put too much of a pillow inside too little of a case :wink:


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    Or you just like them to look neat and tidy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Or you just like them to look neat and tidy

    LOL -- Well, sometimes the part of me that is a perfectionist, kicks in :roll: :roll:


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    A pincushion? Sachets? Monogrammed or embroidered cosmetic bag?

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    What about a tote bag? They don't take long to make. You don't have to make it fancy with snaps/zippers and such.
    Here's a great tute that I used...
    http://esostarikaknitfo.blogspot.com...-tote-bag.html

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