Welcome! It’s Day 3 of the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop and if your holiday to-do list looks anything like mine, you’re probably also kicking up your sewing projects a notch. The holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful time. The holidays can as much a gift for you as for the lucky receivers of these cute and thoughtful handmade gifts, and best of all, you get to spend overtime in the sewing and quilting room.
Instead of spending your time standing in line at the stores on Black Friday, order some of the cutest small projects online and make them at your leisure.
As if that doesn’t sound like the sweetest deal of the season, keep reading to find out how to win one of five prizes worth over $75 of quilting supplies including fat quarters, a quilting DVD, a Love of Quilting magazine and a quilting book.
Him. Her. Kids. Grandkids. Cuddly. Warm. Quilts.
Men can be hard to shop for, but everyone likes handmade gifts. Make a small, themed quilt for the veteran in your life and hang it from a military quilt hanger. We’ve got a hanger for every branch of the military and holiday themes. A masculine quilt like Blaze of Stars is a steel gray throw perfect for matching dark decor or brighten up his “man den” with a handmade spruce of color.
I always have fun making gifts for the women in my life. I can make colorful, creative, handy and cute things and trust they’ll be used and appreciated. Pretty little table runners, a yoga bag, wall hangings, throw-sized quilts. It can be anything. We even have a tote bag made especially for carrying around a cutting mat and ruler.
For Kids, Grandkids, Baby:
What will it be, a boy or girl? Make a cuddly quilt for them both! This flannel rag quilt for baby works for either a boy or a girl. Liz Porter’s ladybug quilt with appliqued ladybugs is perfect for a little girl. Fly Me to the Moon is a great quilt for an aspiring astronaut. Appropriately framed in star blocks, the space-themed print will be part of your youngster’s life for years.
Small sewing and quilting projects are great because they can be made and gifted in great quantities. Make 26 quilted pillow covers or 300 wool coasters; these fun small projects are cute and quick to make. They’re great little gifts for the family, friends or book club.
For the Learners:
It’s like getting a gift card for Christmas. You’re thinking “Wow, I get to choose whatever I like best!” or if you’re like me “Free money!” Sometimes it’s hard to know what kind of gift to buy for the quilters in your life. Instead of making something for them, give them a gift that keeps giving. Fons & Porter has online web seminars for every topic from quilting basics to perfect curved piecing and using colors in your quilts. Or give them a subscription to QNNtv.com and Craft Daily and let them choose what videos they want to watch. QNNtv.com has over 2,500 quilting videos to choose from and Craft Daily has over 500 videos for the crafter on subjects like weaving, paper crafts, jewelry, quilting and more.
Below is the schedule for the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop. Hop along to each of the remaining blogs for a chance to win more great prizes and get more gift ideas.
Sat. Nov. 1 – Sew News
Sunday, Nov. 2 – McCall’s Quilting
Monday, Nov. 3 – Fons & Porter
Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Quilting Daily
Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Quilter’s Newsletter
Thursday, Nov. 6 – Quilters Club of America
Friday, Nov. 7 – Quiltmaker
Saturday, Nov. 8 – Creative Machine Embroidery
What crafty, handmade projects do you like making friends and family for the holidays or have made in the past? Leave your answer in the comments for a chance to win one of five prize packages from Fons & Porter. Prize winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 10th.
And the winners are…
Thank you all for your comments! You all had great gift ideas, and they’re much appreciated by me and the other readers.
Fons & Porter Sheyenne