Today is the kick off of the Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Blog Hop. Hop along to all the blogs listed at the end of the post for great ideas for quilters and sewers to make holiday gift giving extra special this year. Plus make a comment at the end of this post to win a lovely book on quilted gifts from Yoko Saito. More on that in a bit!
I am primarily a garment sewer, but when Christmas rolls around I love taking a break from sewing clothes to make cute, easy quilted gifts for family and friends. Today I have found wonderful gift ideas for you to make and bonus! they won’t take a huge amount of time.
If you are a quilter then making quilted gifts will be a snap. For those new to quilting techniques these small quilted projects are a great way to easy into larger more complicated projects.
A spot-on gift for a new quilter or sewer is the book Quick Quilt Projects With Jelly Rools, Fat Quarters, Honeybuns and Layer Cakes. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? Darlene Zimmerman walks you through all the steps to make fun, fast quilted gifts and projects that won’t take but an afternoon.
If you’ve been reading my blogs you know I love bags. This project is a great stash buster for any type of sewer. The Scrap Happy Tote from Amanda Jean Nyberg is the perfect bag for crafters, sewers, knitters or quilters. You can get the pattern for this today and be done in a weekend!
Place mats are another easy quilted gift, especially nice for a housewarming gift or for newlyweds on their first Christmas together. So romantic. Check out the kit here, it’s so sweet.
Speaking of sweets, add some whimsical touches to holiday projects you are working on now with the CME Christmas Goodies Embroidery Collection. Purchase the entire collection or start out with the FREE cupcake design to get started.
Give the gift of knowledge. Give a subscription to Craft Daily videos and let a friend learn from the pros on all types of sewing and quilting techniques and projects.
Here is the schedule for the Ho Ho Ho Holiday Blog Tour. Check out each blogger for a chance to win prizes and more gift ideas for the seamstress or quilter in your life (or maybe you!).
Sat. Nov. 1 – Sew News
Sunday, Nov. 2 – McCall’s Quilting
Monday, Nov. 3 – Fons & Porter
Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Quilting Daily
Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Quilter’s Newsletter
Thursday, Nov. 6 – Quilters Club of America
Friday, Nov. 7 – Quiltmaker
Saturday, Nov. 8 – Creative Machine Embroidery
Tell me what you think makes a great gift for quilters and sewers. Do you like making hand made gifts for family and friends? Enter a comment and one winner will be picked on Monday November 10. Plus, be sure to read the Creative Machine Embroidery blog for another great list of gift ideas and a chance to win a prize!