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Old 08-30-2012, 08:30 PM
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Okay all ye quilters....what are we making for holiday gifts this year? "We" meaning, I need some ideas! And since we're one day from September, there's hope that I could get several gifts made by December!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM
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I have a pattern for these. http://www.infobarrel.com/Media/Quil..._by_Rita_Marie

I'd better get busy!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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I've been making some checkbook covers for a craft show that's coming up. My experience has been that there are more lookers than buyers. If they don't sell, they'll be Christmas gifts for the gals in my family. I plan to make some coupon carriers, too. And wristlet/cosmetic bags. My gals will probably have their choice for Christmas.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:38 PM
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My mom made those ornaments decades ago! They're lovely!
I don't make any gifts, we don't do Christmas gifts anymore. I just might make a small gift for my MIL, that's all.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:17 AM
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Pillowcases this year.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:48 AM
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They are lovely!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:49 AM
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Pillow cases are always a great gift!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:57 AM
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I made an executive decision. Am no longer making quilted gifts for my friends for both their birthdays and Christmas. Too much work and maybe I'm over-gifting. Hope to finish the birthday gifts this year and then start on a queen size irish chain for our bed instead. Might pick up the knitting needles again instead.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:58 AM
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Easy shopping bags, nook & kindle covers, coasters (you can put the stem of a wine glass in between the four squares so when you pick up the glass, the coaster comes with it)
coasters-- http://www.favequilts.com/Table-and-...c-Coaster/ml/1
I use leftover charms 5" sq
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Don't have a picture of this cuz my ornaments are currently in the attic - but last year i made yo-yo Christmas tree ornaments. Started with 7 circles of various green fabric scrpas - about 5 1/2 inches down to 1" - made the yo-yo's - then because i had a jar of seed beads, glued them here and there around each circle for "lights"....bought a string of silver star shaped "beads" at JoAnn - not too expensive - ran knotted embroider floss through the circles, through the star on top, and put a knotted loop for hanging. Left enough floss give that i could spread the yo-yo's kind of flat and fit the "gift" inside a card. Everyone said they really liked them....and i could pretty much finish at least one every evening. Hope i've expained sufficiently !!
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