Quilted Gifts

Small Quilted Gifts: An Aviary of Ornaments

It’s mid-August, and like every dedicated crafter I know, I’m already thinking of making handmade gifts for my friends and family this holiday season. I’m lucky to have a very large extended family: just one sister, but six sisters in law, six nieces, and a handful of close friends I consider my “sisters” despite no…

Easy Quilted Gifts: Potholders with Pizazz

The last time I visited my sister and brought her a small quilted gift: a potholder. We have a joke between the two of us that nearly every hand made gift we give one another is made of fabric. In the past year alone, we’ve exchanged tote bags, tea towels, and tablecloths. I’m sure it…

5 Quilted Gifts to Give on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. Have you gotten a gift for that special someone in your life? If not, perhaps this is the year to skip the flowers and chocolate by making a handmade gift for your honey. Valentine gifts don’t have to be red, pink, heart-y or sparkly. They can be, oh they…

Pillow Talk: Gifting Quilted Pillows

My adult children and I still exchange gifts at the holidays. This past year, I really wanted to make each of them something special but I really did not leave myself enough time to make each of them a quilt. What else might they like and use? Think, think, think … Then I remembered Shayne…

Quilt Gifts: Easy Gift Card Wallets

Making handmade gifts, especially quilt gifts, are my favorite. Whether it’s for the holidays, birthdays, or special occasions, I enjoy giving something I’ve made with love. Unfortunately, my aspirations and time management don’t always allow for extravagant handmade gifts for everyone on my list. When that’s the case (or when I’ve started my projects too…

Quick & Easy Screen Printing Project: Khaki Coasters

In true procrastinator fashion, I have quite a few Christmas gifts to make and only 10 days left to create them! The time has come for me to set aside the piecing projects I’ve barely started in favor of easy screen printing projects. The Khaki Coasters from the 2012/2013 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts are…

Tips for Making Quilt Gifts: Mini Mitten Coasters

There’s no denying it, I love making quilted gifts. This delight has been fostered by my family of makers who appreciate the time and love that goes into creating handmade gifts. I can’t get enough of the elation I feel when I find the perfect project (that I also have time to make) for someone…

Easy Quilting Gifts to Make and Give

Now that Thanksgiving is just one week away, I’m realizing my plan to make quilted gifts before December hasn’t come into fruition as I’d hoped. Sound familiar? If you’re like me, it’s time to start looking for quick quilting gifts to make and give. As a visual learner, I’ve found I can pick things up…

Christmas Quilting Projects for the Whole Family

Now that Halloween is over, we can welcome the season of giving filled with handmade gifts, festive home décor, and Christmas quilting projects. The end of year holidays are my favorite! It’s not just the wonderful time spent with family and friends, but it’s the spirit of generosity and cheer in the air that makes…

Festive & Fun Stitched Bird Ornaments

Have you kicked off your handmade holiday season yet? I’m happy to report; I’ve overcome my status as a procrastinator and have already begun working on quilted gifts for my family and friends. The small quilt patterns and fabric art projects from our new curated collection Trendy Modern Quilts and Gifts to Make And Give…