Tag: handmade quilt gifts

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…

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…

Top 10 Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns

Thanksgiving is more than a meal shared with family or friends. Just as the name implies, it’s the time to thank and to give. In honor of this favorite holiday, I’ve gathered ten quilt patterns for host and guest I think are the perfect additions to any Thanksgiving celebration: 1. Casserole Cover Keep your green…

Quilting Basics: How to Hand Tie a Quilt

Learning how to hand tie a quilt is a skill every quilter should learn. Even though I don’t often use this quilting technique, it’s handy to have in the technique toolbox–especially for finishing small handmade quilts in a pinch. Oftentimes quilters will shy away from tying a quilt because it doesn’t wash as well as…

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…

Scrappy Trees You Can Quilt in a Day

A couple weeks ago I invited two friends over for a “Sewing Saturday” as a way to get a head start on our handmade holiday gifts. We spent the day working on projects we could quilt in a day as we watched movies and drank apple cider. In the afternoon we worked together to make…

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…

Easy Envelope Backs for Quilted Pillows

Do you make quilted pillows? Pillows are a quick quilting project that I really enjoy making. I will often use the extra blocks from a quilt I’m working on to create a matching pillow. In addition to being a nice companion project, this serves the secondary purpose of allowing me to practice my machine quilting…