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Thread: What can I make from some blocks ?

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    What can I make from some blocks ?

    I have been making some 10 inch ( finished ) blocks in Christmas fabrics in reds, greens and golds.
    I don't want to make a quilt with them - so has anyone any ideas ?
    I was thinking of tablerunners and placemats - but anyone got any other ideas please ?
    Thank you.

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    My first thought was the table runners/table toppers & place mats, also hot pads/trivets/candle mats and small wall hangings. Make tote bags with the blocks then you can use them as gift bags too. Set them on point and applique or fuse them to sweatshirts or put them aprons. They could be used as doll quilts too.
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    they could be put together in an 'L' shape to make a Christmas stocking.
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    ​Christmas tree skirt.

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    Mug rugs? Doll quilts? Huge ornaments? Flying carpets for elves?

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    Gift wrapping for small items with an ornament in lieu of a bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Christmas tree skirt.
    This is what I was thinking too!
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    How about making gift giving bags in various sizes. These don't have to have pockets just simple bags and they could be used by recipients for storing various Christmas decorations later. That is how I am going to use up my Christmas fabrics.
    Last edited by Karamarie; 05-09-2018 at 03:57 AM. Reason: Error

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    The companies who make the 10" blocks often have good quilting ideas for specific sizes of blocks. Check out their websites.

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    How about microwave bowls?
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    You could add a border and make pillows. Just pick the size pillow form and go from there.

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    10 inch blocks can be used to make microwave bowl holders

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation View Post
    10 inch blocks can be used to make microwave bowl holders
    love this idea!

    Last year i started replacing our gift our gift wrapped presents with bags made with Christmas fabrics. So much easier to store from year to year, more environmentally friendly, and a money saver in the long run.

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    Book cover for a 10" book or cut down for a smaller size, too. Make several different sizes to slip onto the book cover. I have made several of them, lined of course with a slide in pocket for front and back of the book. (yes, I am a retired librarian.)

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    Put four of the blocks together for a pillow. Finishing idea here.

    https://jordanfabrics.com/pages/faux...-ruffle-pillow

    You have inspired me to start some Christmas projects too.

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    Could they be matted and/or framed as Christmas wall art?
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