Welcome back for the sixth day of our 10th Annual Handmade Holidays series! Sarah Ruiz has collected some exciting projects for all the total nerds and movie lovers in your life. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end too!

Today’s Guest Curator:
Sarah Ruiz from Saroy

From Sarah:
Hello! I’m Sarah Ruiz, a NASA engineer by day and quilter by night. I started sewing about 5 years ago and it quickly became my biggest hobby, even though I usually have to squeeze it in well after the sun has gone down. I’ve been blogging for 15+ years at Saroy, where these days I write about quilting, my engineering career, motherhood and parenting, and life in general.

Make It


Pokemon Mini Quilt
Chances are good that someone you know spent a lot of time playing Pokemon Go this year. A Pokemon Starter Mini Quilt (by Felice Regina of Sew Scatterbrained) would be a great addition to their game room or bedroom.


Harry Potter Baby Activity Cube
Know someone who’s counting down the days until they can share Harry Potter with their little one? An amazing Harry Potter Baby Activity Cube (by Kim of Bugaboo City) would be a great addition to any baby’s playroom. Each side could also be adapted to make a great playmat or quiet book.


Star Wars Stitch Craft
This year’s Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is sure to be a huge hit. Help your favorite Star Wars fan celebrate this prequel to the original triology with one – or three – Star Wars Stitch Craft characters (by Brittanie of Simplistically Living).


This Droid Is Not For Sale Quilt
For any loved one still riding high from last year’s The Force Awakens, indulge them with a This Droid Is Not For Sale quilt (by Hunter’s Design Studio) featuring fan favorites Rey and BB8.


Zelda-Themed Cross-Stitch
Stitching and classic Nintendo never goes out of style. Surprise your crafty, game-loving friend or family member by combining both worlds with this awesome It’s Dangerous to Stitch Alone Zelda-themed cross-stitch (by Jess of The Crafting Geek).


To The Moon and Back Banner
For the 8-year-old or 80-year-old who always has stars in their eyes, a To The Moon and Back Banner (by the Commonthread Team at DMC) might be just the thing.


Dr Who Tile Coasters
Need a quick gift that’s not sewn or stitched but still handmade? A set of Dr Who Tile Coasters (by Kelly of The Start Button) would be a great addition to any living room.


Lego Rice Krispie Treats
Legos are beloved by kids and adults alike. You can safely bet that a batch of Lego Rice Krispie Treats (by Rachel of The Stay At Home Chef) would disappear quickly at any geeky gathering.


Pokeball Pillow
If your Pokemon fan would rather have something they can hold and snuggle, they’d probably be thrilled with a Pokeball Pillow (by Choly Knight).

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Lego Tote, Gifts for Geeks 2013

Win It

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Mountain Mist Historical Quilts: 14 Mid-Century Quilts Made New

(US/Canada shipping only.)

Author: Linda Pumphrey
Publisher: Fons & Porter

Make classic quilts with contemporary style!

This beautifully curated collection showcases 14 designs from the celebrated Mountain Mist Series. The unique marketing campaign, which offered a free quilt pattern with every Mountain Mist batting purchase, inspired generations of quilters throughout the 20th Century. In Mountain Mist Historical Quilts, author Linda Pumphrey recreates her favorite patterns–from art deco-inspired designs to intricate appliques and traditional blocks–with current fabrics and techniques. The result: timeless designs that are as stunning today as when they were first introduced in the 1930s and ’40s.

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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