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. 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...
At our weekly office show-and-tell, assistant editors Kristine Lundblad and Barbara Delaney both had quilts to reveal. Barb showed hers without a quilt binding , because as soon as she finished adding it, she will rush to the post office and mail the quilt to her new baby granddaughter. Barb plans to...
16 Dec 2013
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Every year I set aside one or two Saturdays to sew something special for the women in my life that would treasure a handmade gift. I usually work production-style, cutting, basting, sewing, and finishing, until I have an array of small gifts ready to go. Cute and quick, you can whip up these easy handmade...
Many people ask me for beginning quilting projects. When you are learning how to quilt, often it's best to start with a easy sewing project that has quilted or patchwork element, like coasters, place mats, or a little bag. Projects like these use only a little fabric and time, but yield great satisfaction...
Stylish, practical homemade gifts are welcome anytime, I think. When people know you're a fiber artist, they appreciate that you took the time to make something just for them. Small quilted gifts like this mug rug can be whipped up in an hour or less. I have made bed and lap quilts, holiday table...
13 Aug 2012
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So, you're hosting a holiday party and you want to personalize your dining room table-and quick! Look no further. In our latest Free e-Book, Handmade Quilts with Quilting Arts: 6 Free Sewing Patterns for Beautiful Handmade Gifts , we offer you six festive quilting and sewing projects to personalize...