Most of us quilters love to stitch gifts for our friends and families, giving them a little bit of ourselves to show how much we care. Naturally, to make all the gifts we want to make takes quite a bit of planning and more than a bit of time! Here are a few ideas if you still have a few gifts to make before the big day.
Quilts & Wallhangings
A quilt doesn’t have to take months and months to finish! When you’re looking for a quick-finish project, look for over-sized blocks and quick-to-cut patterns.
Runners & Toppers
Another option for finishing a project intended as a gift quickly is to make a bed runner, table runner, or table topper, rather than a full-size quilt. Added bonus: they use less fabric which means you can often “shop” your stash and find enough material to complete the project!
I don’t know about you, but I love a tote bag! A gorgeous, yet utilitarian, tote is a great gift for a friend who quilts, because we quilters rarely take the time to make something beautiful for ourselves!
A small gift, like an ornament or a mug rug, makes a lovely and thoughtful hostess gift…and with so many parties and out-of-town visits during the holiday season, a small, quick-to-make gift is just the answer! You can find more great projects on the FREE Projects page on our website.
Have you finished making all the gifts that will go under the tree this year…or are there some late nights in your future? Do you have tips or tricks for getting it all done in time? Tell us in the comments below!