November 28 ~ Last-Minute Gift Ideas

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If you tend to wait until the last minute to get things done (or if life is just so busy that’s where things often end up!) today’s quick gift ideas are for you. These gifts are fast, fun and special.

We want to wish our U.S. readers a very Happy Thanksgiving today. We hope it’s a day full of good food, laughter and togetherness. We are thankful for you!

Today’s Guest Curator: Allegory from A Thousand Needles

Growing up in Kentucky near Hancock’s of Paducah meant that Allegory Lanham was exposed to quilting at a very young age. She ignored it for years, choosing instead to focus on garment sewing. The desire to sew something flat for once hit her in college and she hasn’t looked back since. She now teaches sewing and quilting classes in Atlanta and tries to manage her epic to-do list at A Thousand Needles. Allegory writes that she’s “always armed with a Nintendo DS and a glue stick,” and she loves gummi bears, fabric and sewing!

Make It

Journal Covers
Rachel’s Journal Covers at Stitched in Color are designed to fit composition books. Allegory adds, “Covered journals always feel incredibly special to me. I love places to make lists or sketches or jot down ideas… These also work as great last minute gifts for children when packaged with a box of crayons or colored pencils.”

Lined Drawstring Bag
These Lined Drawstring Bags from Jeni at In Color Order only use a little fabric and are so useful. Allegory writes, “This tutorial (and the additional pattern with alternate sizes) is my absolute go-to last minute gift every year. The bags are quick but handing over something handmade always makes a bigger impact than a store-bought bag. I like to fill the smaller ones with handmade lotions and soaps from a local boutique for a quick gift with impact.”

Whole Cloth Quilt
Our Whole Cloth Quilt from Gretchen of Eight Thousand Pounds Over the Sea for Sew Mama Sew is a quick and easy way to feature fabric you love in a cozy quilt.

Open Wide Zippered Pouch
Anna’s Open Wide Zippered Pouch design at Noodlehead makes it easy to see what’s inside. Allegory adds, “I don’t think you can go wrong with pouches as gifts. They’re useful for traveling, purse organization, make-up bags, etc. Depending on the recipient they can be filled with a variety of things to match that person’s taste.”

Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch
Lisa Lam of U-Handbag, author of The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons, shared this handy Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch here at Sew Mama Sew this year.

Modern Appliqué Tea Towels
New Modern Appliqué Tea Towels would be a welcome addition to any kitchen. This tutorial is from Julie of Kip & Fig for The Daily Stitch. Allegory writes that these are… “perfect for a hostess gift or a last minute teacher appreciation. My favorite part about this type of gift is that the possibilities for customization are almost endless.”

Related tutorials you might enjoy: “Beginner” sewing projects, Accessories, Christmas tutorials

Mix It

Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip
Steph says this Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip recipe at Six Sisters’ Stuff is perfect if you love the cake batter more than the actual cake! (And how cool is that?… A collaborative blog from six sisters!)

Print It

Mitten Bookmark
Mollie does it again with this sweet Mitten Bookmark at Wild Olive. Mollie has so many fantastic printables on her site!

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Mollie Makes Crochet: 20+ Cute Projects for the Home Plus Handy Tips and Tricks
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Crochet is big fashion news, and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This adorable new book from the team behind Mollie Makes is all one needs to learn how to crochet. Aimed at complete beginners, it’s also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. A selection of more than 20 contemporary projects from an international range of crochet experts offers a variety of projects. Some are quick and easy, others are more time and labor-intensive but well worth the effort. A section at the back of the book clearly explains the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations. The book includes ideas for using crocheted pieces around the home: as accessories in themselves and to embellish existing items as trims and more. Projects include blankets and afghans; cushions; kitchen items such as placemats, crochet-trimmed napkins, potholders, and coasters; and toys and gifts.

Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts: 24 Little Quilts to Piece, Stitch, and Love
(International Shipping)

Author: Cathy Gaubert
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Welcome to Pretty in Patchwork, a fresh new series that explores the sweet spot where sewing and quilting come together. Doll quilts are the perfect little package to start the fun: they’re pretty, miniature, and a wonderful canvas for experimentation and skill building. Twenty top online designers, led by Cathy Gaubert, contribute an adorable array of patterns that use appliqué, piecing, embroidery, and more. A brief basics section, photos of vintage doll quilts, and instructions for adorable extras (like matching doll’s clothes), round out this appealing volume.

Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love
(International Shipping)

Author: John Q. Adams
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Happy patchwork holiday! Celebrate the season with the second in our Pretty in Patchwork series. It’s a very merry collection of absolutely adorable projects from the popular “Quilt Dad” blogger and friends, including pieced polar bear and penguin pillows, a too-cute pillowcase and matching hedgehog stuffy, stockings, ornaments, tree skirts and more. Of course, there are assorted quilts of all sizes, too. With a robust basics section, color step-by-step illustrations, and color variations throughout, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays will help you deck your halls in style!

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids: 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique- Just Like Your Kid!
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Ruriko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Today’s DIY generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you’ll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

Marisa’s Big Book of Pop Out Boxes: 30 Boxes to Pop & Fold, Collect or Give
(US Winners Only)

Author: Marisa Anne
Publisher: C&T Publishing / FunStitch Studio

These collections of pop out boxes from three well-known fabric designers will have kids designing their very own boxes in no time. The boxes feature fun, current designs and are easy to assemble, providing hours of fun for kids and their friends. As educational as they are entertaining, each collection comes with instructions that walk kids through the pros’ design processes, then prompt them to design their own patterns on the boxes featuring blank sides.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 27: Gifts Kids Can Make
November 26: One Gift for All
November 25: Fast Christmas Decorations
November 24: Toys for Kids
November 23: Ornaments
November 22: Deck the Halls
November 21: Stockings + Tree Skirts
November 20: Gifts for College Kids
November 19: Gifts for Men
November 18: Gifts for People Who Sew
November 17: Accessories
November 16: Gifts for Grandparents
November 15: Holiday Fun
November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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248 Responses to November 28 ~ Last-Minute Gift Ideas

  1. Amy in IL says:

    LOVE those tea towels!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Oh, love the mitten bookmarks – perfect for my 4 year old to make! Thanks!

  3. Sarah in OH says:

    Cake batter dip- YUM! I love the tea towels, too.

  4. Nichole says:

    Love these ideas, especially the journal covers!

  5. Carmen says:

    I like the idea of the Whole Cloth quilt. And I have a potluck coming up – gonna try the Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip!

  6. Betsy says:

    I love the journal covers, thanks!

  7. Sweet journal covers!

  8. Sara says:

    Love the whole cloth quilt idea!

  9. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    love the open wide zipper pouches!

  10. Brooke in SC says:

    I’m totally a last minute gift maker! And have actually used several if these ideas for that very purpose.

  11. Jennifer in MA says:

    Love the zippered pouches and the journal covers the best!

  12. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    Those tea towels are adorable!

  13. Shirley says:

    Great little running/walking bag! Shirley CA

  14. Lisa in KS says:

    cute ideas again!

  15. Heather in VA says:

    I always seem to decide last minute that I really do need to make and take something. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  16. jayne - Tennessee says:

    thank you for these last minute gift ideas! we all need last minute ideas!

  17. upstatelisa says:

    those drawstring bags are a really cute idea for ‘wrapping’ gifts!

  18. SS in NH says:

    I’ll be checking out that draw string bag!

  19. Amy in IL says:

    Love the journal covers.

  20. Kim McM in PA says:

    The whole cloth quilt looks like a beautiful way to ease into making a quilt. And I like the zippered pouch, too.

  21. Audrey in PA says:

    One can never have enough pouches!!! Love them!

  22. Mhairi (Aust.) says:

    I love the journal cover idea. I think this would make a great teacher gift or a present for anyone who keeps a journal. You could even use it for a cookbook cover for a young person who is moving out of home.
    Thanks so much for this list and all the others.

  23. jen in canada says:

    love those applique tea towels!

  24. Amy in FL says:

    The lined drawstring bag is adorable in that fabric combo.

  25. Anya says:

    Love, love, love journal covers!!

  26. Jane says:

    Another fabulous round up of gift ideas. I love November with Sew Mama sew. Jane (from the UK)

  27. Kimberly in OR says:

    Jeni B.’s drawstring bags are a quick and easy project to sew up. I love them.

  28. Rose in the UK says:

    Love the zippered pouches 🙂

  29. Jolien says:

    Oh, love the appliqued towels! Would also love a chance to win one of the quilt books. Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  30. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Pouches! Love the wide-open pouch and it is perfect for everybody! Thank you

  31. Meredith in WV says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful gift ideas! I may put a couple of these into action!

  32. Kati in FL says:

    I love the appliquéd tea towels.

  33. SamanthaRI says:

    I love the pouch!

  34. Andy in NH says:

    I like the tea towels.

  35. Jamie in MN says:

    cute ideas

  36. DeborahGun says:

    Another great suggestion list -thanks (international reader)

  37. Dörthe says:

    I like the Lined Drawstring Bag very much!

    Thanks for the link!

  38. Despite my best intentions, I seem to be a last-minute gal. Great postings!

  39. Stacia in TN says:

    I love the mitten bookmarks!

  40. Christina says:

    Oh I think I have spotted some great teacher gifts. Thanks again for a brilliant collection of sewing inspiration.

  41. Connie J in CO says:

    Journal covers are very fun!

  42. Rachel in CO says:

    Love all the cute ideas!

  43. Cari in CO says:

    Fun ideas!

  44. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I definitely have to try that funfetti dip!

  45. Judy in OR says:

    I love the tea towels and the mitten bookmark.

  46. kim t. in wa says:


  47. Stephanie in Canada says:

    Cake batter dip! Oh my.

  48. carriem says:

    Thanks for helping me plan! Carrie in OR

  49. Margo in WA says:

    I’ve been wanting to make those open-wide pouches for forever, and making them as a gift is a great idea! Wonderful ideas, thanks!

  50. Amber in ny says:

    I love the pear tea towels!

  51. Deidre in Canada! says:

    Love those tea towels!

  52. Sam E-B says:

    Definitely going to be making a few of those pouches! So cute!

  53. Wendy in OH says:

    I love the journal covers and whole cloth quilt.

  54. D says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas! Going to make several of the zippered pouches.

  55. Jim in NC says:

    Journal covers are a great idea and they’d definitely make a composition book a special gift

  56. Emi in IN says:

    So many fun ideas! Thanks for thinking of us…the last minute gifters!

  57. Jansie in TX says:

    Awesome ideas. Thanks very much!

  58. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Love those mitten bookmarks!

  59. Jenn J in OR says:

    The tea towels are so cute!

  60. Heidi in WA says:

    love the open zipper pouch, simple and cute!

  61. Jen in MN says:

    Love that zipper pouch tutorial!

  62. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  63. Beth T. in OR says:

    Love those sweet bookmarks from Wild Olive.

  64. Patty says:

    love the book cover idea.

  65. Amanda in MD says:

    so many great ideas! I am excited to go back and learn a few things while getting some great projects made.

  66. Ashley in Canada says:

    More great ideas. Thanks!

  67. Kylie C in OR says:

    The tea towels are a great idea. THanks for another great roundup

  68. Judi in VA says:

    Love the pouch pattern and the whole quilt pattern.

  69. Virginia says:

    Another day of great ideas. Thank you.


  71. Robynn in CA says:

    Great ideas

  72. Julia in WA says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a whole cloth quilt!

  73. Ann says:

    Love the mitten bookmarks…

  74. Barb B in BC says:

    I have made a few of the wide open bags and lined bags too in the past. I think it may be time to whip up a few more. Thanks for the giveaways!

  75. Cherri in WI says:

    Cute bags.

  76. jenny in IN says:

    its finally time to make a noodlehead bag!!!

  77. Emme in PDX, OR says:

    fun week, thanks!

  78. Alida in VA says:

    Thanks for the lovely ideas!

  79. Terri says:

    perfect ideas–thank you

  80. Lori says:

    So much to do…so little time!

  81. Mary H in CO says:

    Wow! SO many great ideas to make – where to begin?

  82. Cute collection of last-minute gifts. I always forget about whole cloth quilts. Could be a fun FMQing exercise!

  83. Amy in Ca says:

    I love the wide mouth zipper pouches. They are so easy to make!

  84. Theresa says:

    cute ideas

  85. Emily says:

    great ideas! love the giveaways too 🙂 Emily, IL

  86. Kristin in VA says:

    Love those journal covers!

  87. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Always forgetting someone to need an easy last min gift

  88. Rachel says:

    Such lovely prizes, thank you for the giveaway!

  89. Sonja says:

    Those tea towels are gorgeous!

  90. Nancy in GA says:

    Thanks for the chance

  91. Jess says:

    Um, you had me at cake batter!!!

    Seriously, though, I love the covered journal idea, that’s awesome!

    Jess in TN

  92. Loree in ME says:

    Nice ideas. I find covering journals irresistible. Great tutorial.

  93. jennifer in NC says:

    The funfetti cake batter dip looks very yummy!

  94. Eleanor in NC says:

    Cute pouch and clip!

  95. Danielle says:

    The tea towels are super cute!

  96. Lee in MI says:

    Applique tea towels – perfect idea for a few people on my list! thanks!

  97. These are gorjeos books! Id love to get my hands on them!

  98. Kokko says:

    Some nice ideas. I like the journal covers and tea towels. Lisa lam always has good tutorials, I’m sure her pouch will be a nice thing to make.

  99. Prachi says:

    The pouches and the appliqued tea-towels are great !

  100. Elsa says:

    Patchwork is on my next-year’s To Do List!!!

  101. Sarah in WA says:

    Love the journal covers!

  102. usairdoll in ca says:

    Wonderful ideas! Love the wide open zippered pouches.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

  103. CatherineD says:

    I have planned to try making a zippered pouch like this for a while – thanks for the reminder (a great way to use less wrapping paper too!)

  104. Miranda in California says:

    Great ideas! I love the journal covers!

  105. Martha in LA says:

    Love the quilt! And it’s true – you can’t really go wrong with pouches as gifts.

  106. Julie @ VA says:

    Love the funfetti dip!

  107. Lydia in WA says:

    Like all of these, so simple yet appreciated, and fun to fill.

  108. Gigi says:

    I just made six infinity scarves for unexpected family coming to thanksgiving. Now that’s a last minute gift idea.

  109. Lisamarie in CT says:

    Last minute gifts are my thing. Thanks for the ideas!

  110. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    I am terrible about procrastinating about gifts! Thanks for th great ideas!!

  111. Stacy in WI says:

    Love the journal covers!

  112. Julia in WA says:

    I can see myself making all of these great projects. I am partial to bags and pouches though, give me a bag and I’ll find something to put in it.

  113. Amber in UT says:

    The drawstring bags are a good idea.

  114. Meriel A in MN says:

    Would love to win! The Pretty in Patchwork books may be going on my Christmas list 😉

  115. Charlotte in GA says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  116. Vicki H says:

    I think I can squeeze in a couple of journal covers for gifts. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  117. Lynn H says:

    Really like the notebook covers and the sweet little mitten bookmarks. Thanks!

  118. Susie from WI says:

    I love trying out new ways to sew up pretty gift bags, can’t wait to try these two! Thanks! and Happy Thanksgiving!

  119. Emilee in GA says:

    Love all the pouches! I have been enjoying all of these great tutorials! (Thanks for a chance to win…love both the pretty in patchwork books!)

  120. Great ideas!

  121. Natalie says:

    Funfetti cake batter dip??? Yum!

  122. Wanda says:

    I’d love to win!

  123. heather says:

    love the journals

  124. Delia from VA says:

    Love those pouches!

  125. Barbara from AL says:

    I love these ideas! I can’t wait to make the patchwork journal covers. I live the little composition books for journaling and have covered many with magazine and calendar pictures. Doing some in fabric will be nice plus make great gifts!

  126. Kari in WA says:

    Great ideas! I love the whole cloth quilt! It looks like a great way to ease myself into quilting.

  127. Jenn says:

    Love those open-wide pouches! So cute!

  128. Patricia in PA says:

    Lovely ideas!!!

  129. Melissa B. (in GA, USA) says:

    These are some great ideas. I’ve got my fingers crossed for the Mollie Crochet book. I want to learn how to crochet and I love Mollie Makes mag.

  130. kathyh in OR says:

    Happy thanksgiving!
    Great giveaway.

  131. Charlotte says:

    That funfetti cupcake dip looks sooooo good! 😛

  132. Beth in Michigan says:

    Great ideas, as usual!!! Thank you!

  133. Kathryn says:

    I’d love to win either of the two books with international shipping since I live in Australia! I love the quick present ideas – always useful for that unexpected gift you need to give! Many Thanks!

  134. tami mishler says:

    I’m from tennessee

  135. Raelene says:

    Would love, love, love either of the Pretty in Patchwork books.
    Thanks for the chance

  136. tami mishler says:

    just love your blog

  137. Tasha in MO says:

    That dip looks delicious!

  138. VickiT in IL says:

    Great ideas. Thank you for the ideas.

  139. Tanis S says:

    Love these ideas! Especially the journal covers 🙂

  140. Lauren in mi says:

    Great ideas thanks

  141. Laurie in MA says:

    Awesome ideas – some of these are true classics.

  142. Patti McGarry in PA says:

    What a wonderful line up of fabulous books! Thank you so much for a chance to win!

  143. Linda Armenti says:

    Gotta say that I want to make most of the ideas on this page, beginning with the cake batter dip.

  144. Irene S says:

    Thanks for all your great ideas.

  145. Ramona M. from MI says:

    I love the whole cloth quilt idea. I am making a flannel one for a friend this year.

  146. Kristin says:

    great ideas

  147. Kristy says:

    I am all about the last minute gifts!

  148. Whitner in SC says:

    I love the whole cloth quilt!

  149. zoeyjo says:

    WA state. I love the journal covers. It’s been on my list of ideas for quite some time now… Maybe I’ll actually do it this year!

  150. Beth in SC says:

    These are all great ideas!

  151. Emily in NY says:

    Great ideas! thanks!

  152. Terry in IL says:

    I love making journal from Rachel’s tutorial! Great books – again!

  153. MaryEllen in ND says:

    Love all of these, but the lined drawstring bag and whole fabric quilt are going on the list!

  154. Cindi in GA says:

    As usual, all great ideas! Love them!

  155. JaneS. says:

    I love the whole cloth quilt. What a great way to showcase a special print or practice free motion quilting without barriers to interrupt your flow!

  156. Tif in WA says:

    Love the super cute mitten bookmark! Definitely making a few of those!

  157. Cricket says:

    If I didn’t have my awesome name, I would want my name to be Allegory Lanham. Oh, and an excellent list today, of course.
    Cricket in ME

  158. Mandi in CO says:

    journal covers!

  159. Rachel says:

    I love these ideas. So cute and warming to the heart. I am already thinking up who I will make them for. Sew Mama Sew always posts such fantastic ideas.

  160. Barbara in FL says:

    I would love some of the tea towels, perfect gift for anyone

  161. Becky in FL says:

    I just pinned the drawstring bags. That sums up the “what do I put the small stocking-stuffers in for the girls who don’t have stockings?”

  162. Gaby says:

    I love the look of the Open Wide Zippered Pouch, I think I might need to make a couple of Christmas presents.

  163. Kristen says:

    Kristen in UT. I’ll be making some last minute gifts for sure and would love to win one of these prizes!

  164. Olga says:

    I’d like to win Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts… It would be nice!

  165. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Some great gift ideas here – thanks.

  166. fenna says:

    would love sew chic kids! 🙂 some great last minute gift ideas! (ps..I’m in Canada 🙂 )

  167. Toni in HI says:

    I’ll be making some journal covers this Christmas. Thanks!

  168. Theresa says:

    I am always whipping things up at the last minute so some fresh ideas to add to my ‘go-to’ list is great!

  169. Allison in WA says:

    Jeni’s lined drawstring pouches are a favorite of mine

  170. Kristie says:

    I think I may need to resort to some last minute gifts. Especially the whole cloth quilt. It’d make a great baby gift. Thanks! Kristie in WA.

  171. Bethany in WA says:

    Cute mitten bookmark!

  172. Deanna says:

    That cake batter dip looks DANGEROUS!

  173. Robin E. in AZ says:

    That fruit applique tea towels are lovely. I want a set for myself. Great tutorial too.

  174. I love making those drawstring bags as last minute gifts 😉

  175. Kristin n wa says:

    O my gosh that funfetti dip! Whaaaaat!?!?!?! Amazing. Almost gonna brave another trip to the g store today for. That 🙂

  176. Tiffany in WI says:

    Love the journal covers and drawstring bag 😀

  177. Lisa McGriff says:

    Thank you so much for the suggestions on last minute gifts, I think I’m going to make my girls some notebook covers! GREAT IDEA! Lisa from Sweet Home Alabama!

  178. Deb H. in PA says:

    I would love to make some of the journal covers! Just have to find the time.

  179. Diane in NM says:

    Thanks for the last minute ideas!

  180. Barbara says:

    Those tea towels are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  181. I love the journal cover idea! And I need to make some of those zipper pouches….for myself! They are great for keeping little things contained in a big diaper bag 😉

  182. Tabitha Klucking in WA says:

    Last minute…that’s me! Thanks!

  183. Amber in ca says:

    Love these ideas! I’m a huge fan of the wide open pouches. These are fun to make and everyone loves them

  184. Amy (AJDub) in SoCal says:

    I make Jeni’s drawstring bag a lot and it is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  185. Carol P. says:

    Loving the bag and cake dip!

  186. I love all of your gift ideas. Just wish I had more time to work on them.

  187. consuelo says:

    I love the mitten bookmark. Thanks!

  188. Elisabeth P in NY says:

    I love the pear applique tea towels. And what a great selection of goodies to win!

  189. Annie in CA says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Love the open wide zippered pouch!

  190. Margie says:

    I think I’ll have to make some draw string bags … they’ll make great reusable gift bags.


  191. I love the whole cloth quilt!

  192. Brigette says:

    I love the whole clothe quilt!

  193. Jamie B in N.H. says:

    Another great list! Thank you!

  194. Christina in vt says:

    I’m smitten with the mittens.

  195. Gill says:

    So many great tutorials – thanks!

  196. Trina in MA says:

    Thanks for the lovely gift ideas.

  197. Kim in WI says:

    Wow I love all these last minute gifts ….thanx for the great ideas as I always tend to be sewing at the last minute.*sigh*!!

  198. Rachel B says:

    Thanksgiving entry!!! Yeh Baby!

  199. Jessica in VA says:

    Lots of great ideas!

  200. Julie in IN says:

    Thankful for all you offer.

  201. Nupur in GA says:

    Aww- that mitten bookmark is so cute. My favorite idea is the journal covers.

  202. DebbieKL says:

    The journal covers are a great idea!

  203. Kay Eyles says:

    There are some great ideas here. I especially like the journal covers as these can be for anyone at all, any age.

  204. Anne says:

    Some great ideas. Thanks.
    I am in Australia.

  205. Elizabeth says:

    I love the zipper pouches! I have made several, and they always make great gifts.

  206. Anne Dawson says:

    Some great ideas. Thanks. I am in Australia.

  207. Kristin H says:

    So many fun bag ideas!

  208. Julie from FL says:

    I love these especially the key pouch!

  209. Lorrie says:

    That’s a sweet little drawstring bag and I like the idea of filling it with little luxuries.

  210. --anu says:

    Every year I give some pouches as gifts. I love a new tutorial to try out!

  211. Some great suggestions for quick gifts. Looks like I’ll be making the covered notebooks! Thanks.

  212. Diana says:

    I love the tea towels! I’m thinking of those for an aunt this year. From Oregon.

  213. Dana Boland says:

    from Montana. I have just started making wall hangings for the last year. I think when I get home I want to try making a quilt. I found a candy corn quilt and purchased the fabric, looked like a easy beginner quilt.

  214. Carmen in WA says:

    Fantastic ideas! Thank You!

  215. Lesley says:

    Great ideas! I live in Oregon

  216. Cindy in ND says:

    Once again, lovely tutorials! Where was I that I hadn’t found you sooner?

  217. Jessicac says:

    If i didn’t have so much to eat today, i would bust out some cake batter dip!

  218. Diane in AZ says:

    These should come in handy this year!

  219. Sara in NY says:

    I made one of the open wide zippered pouches for my daughter to use last summer for her toiletries at camp. She loved it, and it was such a clear pattern that was easy to follow. 🙂

  220. Anna Dorothy in AZ says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    I love these last minute gifts. Thank you.

  221. Kara in OR says:

    Holy pants cake batter dip!

  222. Marie says:

    Some fab Ideas, Love the fabric covered journals -may whip some up myself.

    As a UK reader I’d love to win either of the patchwork books. Both look great!

  223. Jenn in GA says:

    Love the little bags!

  224. silvia says:

    Thank you for all these great ideas! Love the applique tea towels 🙂

  225. jb in IN says:

    So many great things to make!!! thank-you!

  226. Heather in Canada says:

    Hmm…I’m thinking open wide zippered pouches for teacher gifts! Thanks for a great list of ideas!

  227. Tammy in MI says:

    Love the journal cover idea!

  228. Malgosia says:

    A journal cover is such a thoughtful gift. I’m going to make custom journal and boom covers for all of my friends! 🙂

  229. Meg in OR says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Great ideas!

  230. Doreen Borck says:

    Thanks for shipping international!! Great book and gifts selection….

  231. sophie says:

    oh : ) some great ideas here! thank you! I would love to win the book about christmas patchwork!!:) thank you for the chance.

  232. Beth in MI says:

    Definitely a couple of things in today’s post that Ill be trying out!

  233. Heidi says:

    That dip sounds amazing!

  234. Kirsten in CO says:

    Hmmm…I think the Grammas are going to get some appliqued hand towels this year.

  235. Diah Utami says:

    Wow wow… those books ‘Pretty in Patchwork’, are really caught my attention. I think those are the kind of book I need to star my quilting projects. Will be back to the front of my sewing machine after I’m done with my students’ report book this term 😉

  236. Esther says:

    Thank you for another amazing giveaway!
    You are the best!

  237. Julianne Ross says:

    I like to use the drawstring bags for resuable Christmas paper!

  238. Serena in CA says:

    I love Anna’s Open Wide Zippered Pouch.

  239. Jennifer says:

    We all like last minute gift ideas that are still hand made and show we care. Thanks!

  240. Thanks for the chance!!!

  241. Sharon says:

    The whole cloth quilt looks like a fun project

  242. Sharon says:

    The whole cloth quilt looks like fun

  243. Great ideas! Thank you.

  244. Erika (CA) says:

    Great ideas. I need to make some zippered pouches too

  245. Margaret says:

    I’m going to make some journal covers for my daughter and her friends. Thanks for the idea!

  246. Sandy in Ohio says:

    Just made the mitten bookmarks, so cute!

  247. vero et in fl says:

    Thanks for the opp

  248. I’ve used the Noodlehead pouch tutorial with great results.

    Also, was just saying that I wanted to make a comp notebook cover, so I’m pumped about that link.

    Thanks for a great roundup!

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