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Thread: Quilty Gifts??

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    Hi,
    My quilting group is doing a gift exchange. I need to take about 20 little gifts.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    Pot holders, mug rugs, or anything small like that would work great. You can also do up Christmas ornaments, though be careful to make sure that everyone in the group celebrates Christmas. I have several Jewish friends that get very frustrated around this time of year because everything is Christmas related & they always feel left out.

    http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html

    There are other things that would work great. You can make a needle holder that goes around the wrist or over the finger; pincushions, et cetera.

    Hope this helps.

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    Note cards, decrative or blank or create a set of about 4 cards for each person; Christmas tree ornament; quilted coaster set... all depends on how soon you need the gifts and how much time you have and if there is a dollar limit to spend. Just thoughts that popped into my head.

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    Potholders, candle mats...

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    How about book marks, they aren't expensive, you can make them quick and everyone can use it!

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    How about pocket tissue holders for the purse

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/02/3383/

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    Here is a blogs with lots of freebies

    http://freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.com/

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    Oooo those are all wonderful sites

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    Do you have an embroidery machine? There are a lot of in the hoop projects that work up quickly... Emblibrary is having a sale now...

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    An Embroidery machine is on my wishlist, not yet though.
    Thanks for all the suggestions! It helps a lot. :)

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    Something I found handy and inexpensive is a magnetic wand that you use to pick up pins and needles that fall on the floor. They come in lots of colors and are both cute and useful.............mine is blue. Tie a ribbon on the handle and how easy is that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    Something I found handy and inexpensive is a magnetic wand that you use to pick up pins and needles that fall on the floor. They come in lots of colors and are both cute and useful.............mine is blue. Tie a ribbon on the handle and how easy is that!
    And even if they already have one, it is always nice to have an extra. I've got a couple. One is in my quilt room, another by the chair I sit in when I watch tv, and another is in a little pack I keep for taking to class, though I loaned that one out and I can't remember to whom. :roll:

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    It is handy to have things stashed all over to save you time and steps. I have my hidy holes all over the house.

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    If there is a ruler sale -

    I gave the members of my group the 1x6 inch ruler.

    Another year I gave them that hand cream that comes in the black and white packaging.

    Last year I gave them a microfiber cleaning cloth.

    Does it have to be something you've made?

    Needle threaders? a pack of assorted needles?

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    You might try this site for some neat ideas:

    http://www.ufo-rphanage.com/holiday_gifts.shtml

    Happy sewing,

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    Criss Cross coasters make up really easy & quickly!! I made several sets for Christmas last year!! Also kaleidescope trivets, they are fun too.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Here is a cute Christmas tree made from folded fat quarters. After Christmas they can unfold the fq's and use them for something else.

    http://whosies.blogspot.com/2009/11/...rter-tree.html

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    zennia, how do you get the patterns from the freebiesfor crafters site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Criss Cross coasters make up really easy & quickly!! I made several sets for Christmas last year!! Also kaleidescope trivets, they are fun too.
    :D :D :D :D
    What are criss cross coasters? I know what coasters are, just not the criss cross part. At a guess it sounds like plastic canvas, but I'd rather ask then guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia
    Here is a cute Christmas tree made from folded fat quarters. After Christmas they can unfold the fq's and use them for something else.

    http://whosies.blogspot.com/2009/11/...rter-tree.html
    How cute! What a neat idea. :thumbup:

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    zennia, how do you get the patterns from the freebiesfor crafters site?

    I just click on the bold/colored print. It takes you to different sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Criss Cross coasters make up really easy & quickly!! I made several sets for Christmas last year!! Also kaleidescope trivets, they are fun too.
    :D :D :D :D
    What are criss cross coasters? I know what coasters are, just not the criss cross part. At a guess it sounds like plastic canvas, but I'd rather ask then guess.
    Here's the link: http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html

    I've made several sets and everyone loves them!

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    Thank you for the link!

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    I make pincushions from bars of soap. Cut a piece of batting the width of the bar and a length that will wrap around the bar at least twice. Cut a strip of fabric, selvage to selvage, 1" wider than the bar of soap. Then use the fabric like you would cord on a package, twisting on the "back" of the soap and bringing the ends to the top. Then tie a nice square knot and trim the ends of the fabric. I don't take the paper wrapping off the bar of soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    I make pincushions from bars of soap. Cut a piece of batting the width of the bar and a length that will wrap around the bar at least twice. Cut a strip of fabric, selvage to selvage, 1" wider than the bar of soap. Then use the fabric like you would cord on a package, twisting on the "back" of the soap and bringing the ends to the top. Then tie a nice square knot and trim the ends of the fabric. I don't take the paper wrapping off the bar of soap.
    That is a great idea! I do want to point out that if you have any friends who are sensitive to certain scents or have allergies, make sure they aren't allergic to the soap. :wink: :wink:

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