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Thread: What's for Christmas and holiday gift giving?

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    What's for Christmas and holiday gift giving?

    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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    I have a pattern for these. http://www.infobarrel.com/Media/Quil..._by_Rita_Marie

    I'd better get busy!
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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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    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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    Pillowcases this year.

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    They are lovely!

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    Pillow cases are always a great gift!

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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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    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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    Those are beautiful ornaments, we no longer put up a tree, don't use many other decorations either.
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    10 Minute Table Runners! i had made a couple before but at one of my guild meetings they were demonstrated again. so as I am going through my sewing room trying to clean it suitable fabrics are being put off to the side. My sister and I are going to get together one Saturday and make them. We have access to the building my new guild meets at and it is out in the country - my cell phone doesn't work there (I think because we share a parking lot with a police department?) and it is so relaxing out there. Usually there a couple of us that meet there to get some uninteruppted sewing done. Amazing what you can get done with no one to bother you - no phones, no company, no husband - lol. I also took one of my machines out there to keep so no lugging of machines. There is a cutting table,mat board, ironing board out there already. Just got to take fabric and cutters and of course an iron!
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    I have just purchased panels that have one large and four smaller panels in them and I will be making coffee and tea place sets. I get four mug rugs and use the large panel for a small table topper to be used to place cookies, sugar and cream on. Easy and inexpensive. I need lots of them so I will be starting soon.

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    I'm in the process of making 4 I Sply quilts for my grandsons. 2 are done ready to go to my quilter, 1 is ready for borders, and the last one I have just 8, 10 minute blocks to do and then put the top together. I also made Pillow Beds for 3 of my grandkids, two are done and one is just about an hour away. (Tutorial is posted).

    I'm going to make those ceramic tile coasters for my Sil's and my mil. And maybe my daughter too. A set for me, of course. Then, I have one more quilt to make for my son before Christmas. Using a disappearing nine patch or a double slice, not sure yet which one. It will be a queen size. I have to finish it by Thanksgiving to get it back from quilter by Christmas.
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    Lots and lots of pot holders!!
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    In between projects, I've been making oven mitts, and potholders. It take longer to quilt them then it does to make them. But again i'm fairly new to this .
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    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
    Thanks for sharing! Those look perfect, for wine glasses!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    I have a pattern for these. http://www.infobarrel.com/Media/Quil..._by_Rita_Marie

    I'd better get busy!
    Those are beautiful! Where did you find the pattern?
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    So far, I'm working on simple (Warm Wishes) sofa quilts. Nothing fancy, just something comfy. When the weather turns cooler, will start working on crocheted afghans, again. The plan is to make a variety, then let everyone pick his/her favorite.
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    I may make a few aprons, and let folks choose. A quilt for my Dad too. Will have to see what gets finished by then!
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    This is a great thread, full of ideas . . .

    I found fabric I think DD will like, so I used some for a hanging towel topper, some napkins, and I'll make some matching potholders.

    I'm making a yo-yo elf for DSonIL's BD so he can instigate elf-capades with DGD.

    I'm knitting some shopping bags...and more potholders...http://www.pacificfabrics.com/blog/2...y-useful-pies/

    Also some cross stitch ornaments ... maybe some knit slippers for DGD ...

    Knit hats with matching scarves (found a pattern I really like).

    What I need is time to get back to my quilts!

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    I've bookmarked a few different casserole covers on this board & that's what I'll be making.

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    For the family back east we ordered some musical ornaments that light up. They will be mailed to the oldest girl and she will distribute them to everyone. The bags and bows came with the set of five from QVC. We ordered them during the christmas in july special.

    Last year I made table runners for them all and they LOVED them. They were all different for each personality.

    The family here will get sweaters and home sewn wallets. I will use the quilter's wallet pattern for the girls and a fold over type for the guys. Little sarah will get a kitty purse like the one I donated to charity this year and showed on the board, pj's and toys.
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 09-01-2012 at 08:04 AM.
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    Shoot, I have no idea this year. I sometimes feel that my family is getting tired of pot holders, towels, runners and of course they all have quilts I made.

    Anybody else feel this way??
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    I have a lunch bunch I get together with and last year I made mug wraps and filled the coffee mugs with pencils, finger nail files, paper sissors, just small inexpensive things. I was just looking at the site with free purse patterns and found a zipper change purse I think I will make. Looks easy and if they don't like it they can give them away. Oh, ya, last year I gave them a small credit card holder. Told them if they didn't want them to put a gift card in it and give it to someone. I don't have family to make things for anymore and I still like to make small things for x-mas. I hope they like the things I make but I get more fun out of making them and giving them away. What happens after that, I don't really care.
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