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    What would you make?

    Every year my “adopted” family Christmas has a mystery exchange, meaning we each bring one generic gift which then gets opened, traded, and traded some more before we know who gets to take it home. Each year there is a “theme” for the gifts, and this year it’s easy (for me), as it’s “something you created”!!

    What else would I "create" other than something “quilty”?

    Most options I’ve thought about are just too female oriented, and the men may not be amused! With the limit being $25, a lap quilt is out. So far, Mug Rugs are the only thing that has come to mind as being generic … while I like them, I really would like something other than making an assortment of them! And yes, I could make a Mug Rug, with a mug filled with cookies, hot chocolate mix, etc.

    I'd sooner have something all "quilt" if I can figure it out.

    Your suggestions, for something both men and women would be happy to receive would be appreciated.

    Please? and Thanks!! :lol:

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    a scenic wall hanging would work for men or women,
    my husband loves most of my table runners-- more than i do
    quilted slippers or a stocking?
    quilted hat/mittens/scarf

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    Pot holders and aprons could be more generic, also the microwave mit http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-144848-1.htm would be a great idea.

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    have you ever made those fabric bowls that you wrap fabric around clothesline,then sew them into a bowl?.I made quite a few last year,and gave them to friends,can use them as a place to put their keys etc .Really well recieved

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    Maybe you could make a pair of the little boot things, from blocks?..........good mornin, I was bored with chat, they were all talkin about their blood pressure LOL.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamela LeMaster
    Maybe you could make a pair of the little boot things, from blocks?..........good mornin, I was bored with chat, they were all talkin about their blood pressure LOL.......
    Could you please explain?? .... I have absolutely no clue what these little boot things might be!




    Everyone ... thanks for some great ideas .... please keep them coming, so my brain can go into overdrive and not know where to start!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    What would you make?

    Every year my “adopted” family Christmas has a mystery exchange, meaning we each bring one generic gift which then gets opened, traded, and traded some more before we know who gets to take it home. Each year there is a “theme” for the gifts, and this year it’s easy (for me), as it’s “something you created”!!

    What else would I "create" other than something “quilty”?

    Most options I’ve thought about are just too female oriented, and the men may not be amused! With the limit being $25, a lap quilt is out. So far, Mug Rugs are the only thing that has come to mind as being generic … while I like them, I really would like something other than making an assortment of them! And yes, I could make a Mug Rug, with a mug filled with cookies, hot chocolate mix, etc.

    I'd sooner have something all "quilt" if I can figure it out.

    Your suggestions, for something both men and women would be happy to receive would be appreciated.

    Please? and Thanks!! :lol:
    make a lap top bag out of all of your salvedges.

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    Theres a tutorial in the tutorial section of this forum for microwavable bowl holders. My DH begged me to make these for us after I made some for other people. So they would make good adult gifts.

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    How about the microwave bowls? Men eat too and seem to use the microwave really well! This could go for kids too.

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    Is your family interested in sports? (We're all PennState or Steelers fans). Placemats, table topper, or banner for their door or window in their favorite team fabric are good gifts for my friends and family.

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    Quillow comes to my mind!

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    A small table-runner or candle mat? maybe a few hand-towels with pieced/applique'd borders?

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    Pot holders! Everyone uses them :)

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    hand made pillowcases - HTH

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    Fudge, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies - wrapped in an embellished dish towel.

    Not quilty - but it is chocolate!

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    why not the rice bags that you heat or freeze?

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    Here's a huge list of suggestions (gifts for men are towards the bottom). Surely something on it will spark an idea or two. :D
    http://www.ufo-rphanage.com/holiday_gifts.shtml

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    A checkerboard with pieces.

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    pillowcases!

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    Quilted things:

    His n' Hers e-reader covers. These are fun and fast to make w/just the fabric strips:
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/05/bookkeeper.html

    Lunch Bags:
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/freepatte.../Apple_Bag.pdf

    Water bottle carriers:
    http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2006...ottle-carrier/

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    Pillowcases or pillow, Christmas stocking, lunch bag, table runner, coasters?

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    What about hand made Christmas ornaments.

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    Barbecue apron for the guys out of John Deere fabric or similar? Kitchen stuff for the ladies, pot holders, casserole tote, apron, tater bag...

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    How about a quilted Christmas stocking with homemade goodies in it? I've made several of these and they are quick and easy and inexpensive.

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    A tote bag for the grocery store with a few bags of popcorn or snacks...Or, A jar of hot chocolate mix, and a mug rug ..u.Or a wine bottle bag with wine...or with a bottle of cider if you prefer. Patterns or recipes are readily available on web.

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