Yesterday I gave you some embroidered gift ideas. If hand embroidery isn't your cup of tea, you might want to make a quilted or stitched gift. If so, you'll enjoy these patterns:
Bundle Up is the perfect table runner or wall hanging, again created using fusible web appliqué. I've made this as a table runner and as a wall hanging: just change the orientation of the appliqués to create a vertical design. With its blustery theme, Bundle Up can decorate your house all through the winter.
If you like circles, Bubbly Stripes is the pattern for you. This can also be either a table runner or a wall hanging. Change the look of Bubbly Stripes for the holiday season by creating it in Christmas or winter fabrics. Use the various decorative stitches on your sewing machine to finish the edges of the fusible web appliqué circles or stitch across the circles with decorative machine stitches to create ornaments from the circles.
For frosty appeal, create Snowflakes a' Fallin'. This is also a fusible web appliqué design by Chatterbox Quilts that can be either a table runner or a wall hanging - you don't even have to change the orientation of the snowflakes for this one. There is lots of opportunity for embellishment with this pattern, so get out your metallic threads and hot-fix crystals!
If you're new to fusible web appliqué, enrol in my on-line course, Essential Guide to Fusible Web Appliqué to learn all about this easy appliqué technique.
If you have stitchy friends who own a vintage sewing machine, they'll appreciate Vintage Sewing Machine Covers. This pattern includes a table runner just the right size for most vintage sewing machine cabinets as well as a bed extension cozy for the singer Featherweight sewing machine. Both of these are very easy and quick to make.
They might also appreciate the gift of an on-line course on how to repair, rejuvenate and care for their vintage sewing machine. The Joy of Vintage Sewing Machines teaches these skills and more as well as the pattern and instructions on how to create both of the projects in the Vintage Sewing Machine Covers pattern.
If you're looking for a quick stitched project, these make wonderful gifts:
Myrtle is a little owl that is perfect for sewing friends to hold quilting or sewing supplies or just to keep them company in their studio. I like to create Myrtle using recycled suiting fabric. You might even find yourself making a second Myrtle just for you!
If you have any quick gift ideas for the holidays, I'd love to hear them. Please share them in the comments below.