Welcome to Quiltmaker’s day on the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop, which features holiday gift ideas for quilters, sewers and creative types. Whether you’re looking to make easy handmade gifts or you want to purchase presents for your sewing buddies, we have ideas to simplify your holiday preparations.
I always need small gifts for the gals in my quilting group. One year I created a Dresden Plate pincushion and named it “A Little Pinsive.” I made six of these for gifts and they were well received. You’re welcome to our free pattern for the pincushions.
Another place I look for affordable small gifts is in the Notions section of QuiltandSewShop.com. Here’s what I’m considering this year.
The EZ Quilting Mini Dresden tool does double duty as a template and a keyring. It fits perfectly on 2.5″ strips for adorable little Dresden Plate blocks like this:
This is the size of Dresden I put on the pincushions above. It’s a little under 6″ from tip to tip. Friendly warning: These are highly addictive!
For small gifts, I might also get three-ounce bottles of Soak wash. I love this stuff because you don’t have to rinse it out!
I have a few special quilting friends I’ll need gifts for, too. I’ve already decided on an assorted pack of Frixion pens. They disappear with heat or friction—I’ve been using them for a couple of months on my own projects and I adore them!
One new friend I met through her blog has a new home in the country with a small workshed she calls her “barn.” The Feathered Star metal barn quilt in the two-foot size will be perfect! I can hardly wait to send this to her. It was surprisingly affordable.
I’ll be sharing items on my Christmas list with a few people, too. I started that the year I got a frying pan. I think a kit for Rascal Patch would be a lot more fun!
There’s a cool “wishlist” feature on QuiltandSewShop.com that I’ve started using, too. Once you create an account (free and easy) you can build your own wishlist!
You might be familiar with Keepsake Quilting and its mail-order catalog and online shop. You can always get (or ask for) a gift certificate from Keepsake. What could be more fun than shopping at a quilt place that has everything?!
You might decide to spend it on The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane Block of the Month, which arrives one part at a time for easy completion. I think this is a gorgeous quilt!
And if I could put only one thing on a Christmas list to give or to receive, it would have to be this book: 501 Quilting Motifs, Designs for Hand or Machine Quilting. Available in hardcover, softcover or as an ebook. A true Quiltmaker classic!
Quiltmaker joins other F+W titles for this blog hop, and they’re having giveaways right now, too. Please take a moment to visit and comment for your chance to win:
Let’s have a Ho-Ho-Holiday giveaway. We’ve gathered items I know you’ll love!
A variety of magazines including Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Madeira thread, a variety of fabrics and a much-coveted 100 Blocks mug are featured in today’s giveaway—and we have three sets for different winners.
Please leave a comment before midnight Monday, Nov. 10 and tell us about a favorite handmade gift you’ve given or received. We’ll choose winners randomly and announce them here next week.
The winner’s of the Ho-Ho-Holiday giveaway are:
Linda Lalonde, Teresa Wonderly and Marie! Thank you to all who have participate in the Ho-Ho-Holiday Quilter’s Gift Guide Blog Hop and Giveaway!