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Thread: What are you making for Holiday gift giving?

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    Ok I feel silly for asking but I don't see "post Reply" all I have is "submit"
    Beth love tinklebell how did you do that.
    see this is what I get for getting all excited and jumping right in w/ posting
    Judyjo love your ornaments..very nice!
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    Forgot to answer the question...so far I have finshed 5 quilts for kids & grand kids, just need to do the yarn knots. I feel like I cheated just alittle..as 1 of the quilts I got bandanas from the dollar store, sewed them all together, used a old blanket inside{as i do all my quilts}and a sheet for the backing.The other quilts I used the lg fabric panels as my starting point.I spend so much on my fabric stash that yrs ago when the kids were sm I came up w/ the thrifty idea of using the old blanket & sheet method, since then I have learned thats what several others do as well.
    I need to finish up a table runner and 2 matching quilted pillows for boyfriends mom....those have been on the list for 2 xmas's now..lol

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    I'm making fabric envelopes lined with tarnish-resistant fabric to be used as holders for silver jewelry. Good for travel, too.

    Margaret

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltfairy
    I'm making fabric envelopes lined with tarnish-resistant fabric to be used as holders for silver jewelry. Good for travel, too.

    Margaret
    What kind of fabric is tarnish resistant? And where do you buy it? My daughter makes jewelry and some of it is silver. I would love to make some little bags or envelopes for her.

    Barb C

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    I am making 2 small photo wall hangings for the 2 remaining Aunts that are left. One just turned 81, the other will be 90 on Dec 31st. I am using a photo of my grandparents (their mom and dad) 50th anniversary. And will also be finishing up a quilt for the one aunts birthday.

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    I would love to see a photo of those picture wall hangings when you're done. That's a great gift idea!

    judyjo

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    Mary, what a lovely present! Please post pictures. :D

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    I will, and I just got my new scanner/printer hooked up too

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    I am ambitiously finishing a fishing vest made out of cordura nylon. It was supposed to be for my husband, but the vest is too short! His long torso made it look ridiculous, so my dad will use it and it will fit him nicely. It's only been in pieces for umm...let's see.....10 months now. I think I can finish it soon.

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    I am finishing up 2 sofa quilts. One is a Cheifs one for my brother and another one is a Dolphin one for my daughter-in-law. I found a great Dolphin panel on ebay and added some small dolphin print blocks, white blocks and a print that looks like water. I have it quilted . I really am looking forward to starting a photo one though and next year the girls will get them for Christmas.
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    [quote]Its easy to buy a gift at the store, but a quilt is a gift of love, done for the people you love.

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    I am working on pillowcase dolls for my sisters and friends. They all have a crocheted border on the pillowcases and are embroadered. They are turning out beautiful, I think they will like the dolls. I am also doing fleece blankets for two different sub for santa familys using the bunny ear pattern to hold the 2 fabrics together. I only have 4 more to finish and then they are done.

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    HI VICKIE!

    Now, your project seems very interesting to me! I wonder if others here know what a "pillow-case doll" is? I do not......would you chat more about that?? I think that sounds very interesting! I am Nancy, from WI I have been quilting for about a year, (that's all) and before that, didn't do any crafts, so this is real new to me.

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    You can purchase the doll kit from the following web site then you can copy the pattern and use your own pillowcases. Go to http://gallery.bcentral.com/GID4990776DD341755-Jack-Dempsey/Pillowcase-Doll-Kits.aspx
    I crocheted a border on the bottom of the pillowcase and they are very beautiful.

    I hope this helps you.

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    Thanks, Vickie!! I will look into this!! Looking can't hurt, huh? Bless you!

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    My gran called these pioneer dolls, for she had one as a small child during the depression because her family couldn't afford one with a china head and limbs. When she did get a store-bought doll later, she hated it and wanted her 'softie' back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vickie
    You can purchase the doll kit from the following web site
    Vickie,

    Do you have a pic of one completed, I don't know if it is my computer or what, but I couldn't see the pics or patterns and only a minimal amount of the writing.

    Thanks,

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    The Cathedral Windows Christmas ornaments are beautiful. I've tried making this pattern for a quilt but my efforts were not very good. Do you have any tricks or tips? Also, where did you get the pattern for these ornaments. I'd really like to try to make them. Thanks. Happy Holidays to one and all. Love this site! Randy

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    I'm a new quilter but I'm "hooked!" For my quilt guild friends I'm making Petal Pin Cushions...For my mom and sister I am making 8 pointed star tablerunners. I've also been working on some purses (Red Hat Purse for a cousin and an "uptown" purse just cuz I loved the fabric! Happy Holidays to one and all...keep sewing!
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    Hi, I'm pretty new to quilting (about a yr)

    I made a table set that consisted of 4 placemats, 1 tablerunner, 2 trivets, 4 napkins and 4 needlepoint napkin rings, and 4 coasters. It's for a very good friend.

    I also made 6 crazy patch stockings. This was my first try at crazy patch and it was a load of fun.

    I made a puff quilt (not really a quilt but they call it that) it's more like a comforter

    And right now I'm finishing up a mantel scarf for my sister.

    Alice

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    Hi Judy Gail: I just took a machine quilting class and I loved it but I'm still not great at it but plan to practice until I am. A couple years ago I made pillow shams for our bed out of eyelet and white cotton fabric. They turned out really pretty and sure make the bed look "dolled" up. I'm sure your daughter will love the ones you are making for her. Keep on sewing!

    Happy Holidays. Randy

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    very, very nice Randy

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    Me. I just finished a pair of yoga pants for my son. He's the instructor.
    I just received a call from a friend who used her longarm to quilt the queen top of a quilt going to one of my granddaughters. Will get it tomorrow and get the binding on.
    And lastly, I made two red and green plaid taffeta, tiered skirts with white eyelet showing as a petticoat for a grand- and great-granddaughters. Saw the picture and just had to copy. Purchased the shirt and stockings to complete the outfits. Both of these young ladies are "girly-girls".
    MAY WE ALL REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. Suzanne

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    Hi Randy.....your table runners are beautiful (I made a similar 8-pointed star runner a couple of years ago). Your pincushions are also very pretty. Can you post the directions for them?

    The directions for my Cathedral Window ornaments are already posted. Go to the top of the Main forum and click on search. Type in Cathedral Window and the page will come up where my initial posting was. When you go into posting click on download.

    Judyjo

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    Randy, The instructions are located further up in this same post. I think on page one, but not sure. Just go back thru the topic and you should find them.

    Thanks for posting pictures. We love seeing what others are doing. Those tablerunners are going to make lovely gifts. :D The pin cushions are so cute. I may try to find a minute or two extra time to make some myself!

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    To answer your questions about the Cathedral window....I learned how to make it years ago (made a pillow using this pattern). At the time I was not crazy about all that hand sewing. This summer I was recuperating from surgery and found that I now enjoy doing the hand sewing. I knew there had to be a way to make an ornament but I couldn't figure it out. A friend of mine who is also a quilter said she knew of directions for using that pattern to make a pincushion. We just took those directions and made it as an ornament. Norah and I discovered that you can not have any preconceived ideas of how this should go together. SO... follow the directions very carefully, one step at a time. Do not try to get ahead of yourself.

    Good luck
    Judyjo

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