Make Quilted Gifts for Mom – Free Fabric Friday

Any mom will tell you: from a salt dough hand-print paperweight to a beautifully stitched lap quilt, gifts from the hand and the heart are the best.

quilted gifts moda fabric meadow friends deb strain
Meadow Friends fabric by Deb Strain for Moda.

With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd share some handmade gift ideas for someone special in your life: mom, aunt, daughter, or friend. And, one lucky commenter will win some free fabric from Moda to use to create his or her quilted gifts.

Mug rugs are easy gifts to make. Add a pretty mug, a canister of tea, or some homemade cookies.

Artistic moms will love a handmade gift of a one-of-a-kind sketchbook cover.

Set a pretty table with stitched napkins pieced from fat quarters. If you're feeling ambitious, add a matching table runner.

If you're looking for gifts for quilters, you can't go wrong with an easy, elegant pincushion. I know I never have enough!

Not much time? How about stitching up some painted hearts for mom?

child's handmade gift
A treasured handmade gift from
one of my children.

Need more ideas? Check out the patterns you can download from the Quilting Daily shop.

Now,  who wants free fabric? Leave a comment to win a roll of Meadow Friends fabric by Deb Strain from Moda. I'll pick a winner at random on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Updated April 28, 2014: Sandykcog1953 has won the fabric! This giveaway is now closed.

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171 thoughts on “Make Quilted Gifts for Mom – Free Fabric Friday

  1. Mom always loved my hand made gifts. Now I can sew for my daughter in law! A table topper in order soon. Love the Springtime colors of the fabric roll.

  2. I love; love, love the colors of the Meadow Friends fabric. If I am lucky enough to win, I plan to use the fabric to make a purse quilt….I have the cutest pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win the fabric.

  3. Love colors.. springs colors make so many pretty craft like the Meadow Friends fabric roll. Would love to have more fabric to make more crafts for single mother and ladies for Mother’s Day!!
    Carol E

  4. From the time I was given an allowance, I spent a portion making Mother’s Day special for mom. The second to last present I made her was a Cathedral Windows pillow after dad died. I knitted her an old-fashioned stocking too, but she died before I could give it to her. Now both items have returned to me and I think of her every time I use them.

  5. My mother loved my handmade gifts no matter how large or small. I miss making things for her since she passed on 2010. Now that my daughter is married and has a family, I enjoy making handmade gifts for her. Again, these gifts don’t have to be big or extravagant, but she knows she is thought of. This is particularly important since she is thousands of miles away, living in Japan.

  6. Since I am the mom, I would love to win this to give to my daughter to inspire her to sew something – maybe for me! The eyeglass case would be nice – it also doubles as a carrier for a rotary cutter by making it a little longer.

  7. Potholders and mug rugs are already in the works. My mom passed away years ago but there are plenty of ‘moms’ in my life that have don’t have family close by or maybe just need a little love shown to them. So a good excuse (if you need one) is to sew for all those moms you may know who would be blessed by a handmade gift from someone.

  8. Meadow Friends by Deb Strain is a fun collection of fabric! Children of any age would love to use these fabrics to make a gift for their Mother 🙂

    Thanks for offering the giveaway

  9. I love cloth napkins, my kids never knew of paper ones. They were taking care of the environment before they even knew about such things. These would be great gifts for them now that 2 of the boys are married.

  10. Love making little “atta girl” Mothers Day gifts for the great mothers coming after me…daughters & daughter in law. Nothing affirms better than a homemade fabric gift.

  11. Our children’s gifts are so precious! I find it hard to part with all the drawings, pasta pictures, etc. so I take photos of all their wonderful artwork! That way I can admire them anytime and can find them easily.

  12. I’d love to win this as I’m just deciding what quilted gifts I want to make for my mother and my daughter, who’s also a mother, for Mother’s Day!

  13. I’d love to win this as I’m just deciding what quilted gifts I want to make for my mother and my daughter, who’s also a mother, for Mother’s Day!

  14. I think the roll of fabric would be wonderful to help make the potato pockets (also used for sweet potatoes, corn on the cob….) that I make from fabric and batting and have potatoes like baked in the oven but done quickly in the microwave oven. That would add zing and joy and fun to my kitchen and those of friends.

  15. I think the roll of fabric would be wonderful to help make the potato pockets (also used for sweet potatoes, corn on the cob….) that I make from fabric and batting and have potatoes like baked in the oven but done quickly in the microwave oven. That would add zing and joy and fun to my kitchen and those of friends.

  16. I think the roll of fabric would be wonderful to help make the potato pockets (also used for sweet potatoes, corn on the cob….) that I make from fabric and batting and have potatoes like baked in the oven but done quickly in the microwave oven. That would add zing and joy and fun to my kitchen and those of friends.

  17. After a very long, rainy, gray winter, the gorgeous colors in the roll of Meadow Friends fabric from Moda is a breath of fresh air! It’s my birthday today, so I’m entering as a bit of luck!

    I’d use this roll to make some more baby quilts — I always keep several quilts on hand for any expectant mother I run into. The last two went to a co-worker doctor and an interpreter I work with, baby boy and baby girl quilts. Need to add to the quilts as its amazing how fast those quilts go out the door! Deb E

  18. After a very long, rainy, gray winter, the gorgeous colors in the roll of Meadow Friends fabric from Moda is a breath of fresh air! It’s my birthday today, so I’m entering as a bit of luck!

    I’d use this roll to make some more baby quilts — I always keep several quilts on hand for any expectant mother I run into. The last two went to a co-worker doctor and an interpreter I work with, baby boy and baby girl quilts. Need to add to the quilts as its amazing how fast those quilts go out the door! Deb E

  19. I lost my mother, so I want to honor another mother with a special handmade gift. They would especially enjoy anything using these spring-y fabrics. I would like to try the coasters and possibly a tablerunner. Time is ticking!

  20. In Seattle we all carry tote bags when shopping (no free bags allowed by ordinance) so imagine what a fun carryall these fabric patterns could be patched into, and then quilted for extra stability!

  21. In Seattle we all carry tote bags when shopping (no free bags allowed by ordinance) so imagine what a fun carryall these fabric patterns could be patched into, and then quilted for extra stability!

  22. In Seattle we must carry in our own bags when shopping (no free bags allowed, by city ordinance) so many of us are sewing our own. Imagine these prints patched and quilted into a sturdy carryall!

  23. What clever quick gifts. I have just enough time to try a couple before Mothers’ Day. And the fabric pack is lovely – so cheerful! Thanks for making it available.!

  24. I love the idea of using every bit of fabric left from a project. It is a challenge I relish. One day as my sister and I were trolling the fabric shop; (I call it trolling because I unconsciously drag my hand over every bolt of fabric, touching each one as I pass by) she found a piece of fabric in the drapery department that she loved but was not sure how to use it. She bought it anyway. Now years later, she rediscovered the piece of fabric in her stash, but did not remember what her original plan for it was. She wasn’t even sure she liked it anymore so she gave it to me. I used it to make a swimming tote, mugrug found on this website, table runner and a pincushion, using up every last scrap including the threads and frayed ends. I used those to stuff the pincushion. I presented these gifts to my sister and she was delighted, remembering fondly our happy days trolling the fabric shops.

  25. I got interested in quilting several years after my mom had died so she never saw my quilts, but I’m sure she would have loved them. I am lucky to have a MIL and a stepmother who appreciate the handmade gifts I give them. My sisters, SILs and aunts do too. And of course I appreciated the things my son made for me when he was young.

  26. I am not a mom and my mother is no longer with me so I love to see what others create for this special day. This fabric is just too beautiful and will make someone very happy!

  27. Whenever I see several fabrics together, I start imagining all kinds of things I could do with them. When I saw the Meadow Friends roll, my mind immediately went into overdrive with ideas. Love them!

  28. My mom always enjoys me making things for her, crocheted shawl, knitted dishcloths and dishtowels, sewing her clothes, or painting/drawing a picture. Anything will do just incorporate your talents. If you sing record her a song, if you are good on the computer make her a card and download her a song on disk. No matter what it is if it is from the heart then it is perfect.

  29. Thanks for all the gift suggestions. Even though my mother has been gone several years, some of the ideas will be made for family, friends and myself. Thanks for the giveaway also!

  30. My mom will be 97 in October and I’m always looking for something unique for her. She still hems up her pants (she is 4’9″) and so a personalized pin cushion is a great idea! I’ll have to get started right away – Mother’s Day is right around the corner

  31. I like to make placemats as gifts (and to keep, too). That gives me the opportunity to try out new blocks and free motion quilting designs. And use those fabulous new fabric bundles! 🙂

  32. My Mother was the inspiration for me to start quilting. She is gone now, but I love making things for my 2 daughter-in-laws for birthdays and Mother’s Day as they have given me beautiful grandchildren.

  33. My Mother was the inspiration for me to start quilting. She is gone now, but I love making things for my 2 daughter-in-laws for birthdays and Mother’s Day as they have given me beautiful grandchildren.

  34. My Mother was the inspiration for me to start quilting. She is gone now, but I love making things for my 2 daughter-in-laws for birthdays and Mother’s Day as they have given me beautiful grandchildren.

  35. Those are some great suggestions. My latest Mother’s Day gift was for my mother-in-law who has Alzheimer’s. I made a quilted texture blanket for her “baby” doll that she often carries with her these days. As a mother of 8 boys she put in her time with babies and loved that our first was a girl so she could finally sew cute dresses. The touch quilt provides sensory stimulation and her’s includes snippets from dresses she made for my daughter.

  36. Such a cheerful collection of fabrics – who wouldn’t love to get something made from these fabrics – and what fun they would be to create a gift from the heart!

  37. My daughter-in law just loves every thing I make her…She wants me to make her a little mini quilt of her favorite packers fan…I have I surprise for her.. I finally found the material in it for a king size quilt…That is on my bucket list….

  38. My daughter-in law just loves every thing I make her…She wants me to make her a little mini quilt of her favorite packers fan…I have I surprise for her.. I finally found the material in it for a king size quilt…That is on my bucket list….

  39. My daughter-in law just loves every thing I make her…She wants me to make her a little mini quilt of her favorite packers fan…I have I surprise for her.. I finally found the material in it for a king size quilt…That is on my bucket list….

  40. Time to spring into the beautiful colors… what a favorite choice to make something wonderful out of… pockets for a old shirt to spring it up.. or a lovely patchwork pillow…beautiful choice of color..

  41. I love packets of fabric to give me inspiration. Fabric is my start button, then, my

    brain takes over for the style. What a deal win free fabric!

    Thanks,
    Linda

  42. Mom taught me the value of making things by hand. She always got my first project and then my best project. Loved working with beautiful fabrics. thanks Moda!

  43. 2 years ago I made my mom a quilt using her favorite flower, the orchid, using pastel purples. She loved it, then a quilt for my oldest daughter using spring colors with inspirational sayings on them, she uses it cuddle up to read her books or to do homework. I love making quilts for others.

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