Nov 152010
 

My goal this week is to get your creative juices flowing.  You might see something on this list that reminds you of something else or inspires you to take an idea to the next level.  The best thing about these items is that they are all quick and can easily be made with fabric from your stash.  (Of course, I wouldn’t fault you for buying new fabric as well. ;-)  )  I’ll be posting 5 ideas each day this week.

1. Wine Bag

Going to a friend’s house for dinner?  Need something to give to a co-worker or newly weds?  A wine bag could also easily be part of a larger kitchen gift basket.   Plus – there is a free tutorial here!

I envison this with made with Linen and patchwork scraps.  Wouldn’t that be so classy!

2. Pot Holders

Of course, Ashley from Film in the Fridge got me all excited about potholders with her recent post.  I see them as a triple win! You use up scraps, practice your quiting and have a functional beautiful item to keep or give as a gift. You can find Elizabeth’s (of Oh, Fransson! fame) free tutorial here.

3.  Napkins

Have large scraps?  Or Fat Quarters?  Looking for a theme? Or simply trying to reduce the amount of paper your family uses – consider cloth napkins!  One of my favorite ladies, Cindy from Skip to my Lou, has a tutorial here.  If you have a serger, you could also do double sided with rolled hem edges.  Easy Peasy!  These two prints paired together would be super fun!

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Willow Orchard from Alexander Henry with Blossom from Jenean Morrison

4. Aprons

Aprons for play, cooking, gardening, craft shows and more!  I have several apron patterns available in the store.  The one pictured from Brassy Apple is a pattern download – so you could make it today!

5. Meal Planner

This is my very own tutorial found here.  It could be fun also to do a patchwork cover! Don’t you think?

  2 Responses to “Gift Giving Ideas – Day 1”

  1. Thank you for sharing. I love these ideas.

  2. Hip Hip Hooray!! I love this post and this series you are doing!! I am doing a Handmade Christmas and as well as year of gifts and this is absloutely perfect for me as with 3 kids, one being 4 months old, my time to create is so precious these days!! LOVE!!
    XOXO,
    Mags

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