A Quilt-crastinator’s Gift Guide: 5 Last-Minute Hand-Sewn Gifts

Checking your list and realizing you forgot a few people? No worries! It happens to the best of us and guess what?! No one has to know! With these quick projects, your friends and family will be wondering when you had the time to whip up something so wonderful!

Gather up your scraps and start making!


Make some Mug Rugs to give away at the next Christmas Party.
These would make great stocking stuffers!

Missouri Star Mug Rugs, Periwinkle Table Topper, DIY Coasters

You’ll need:

WATCH THE TUTORIAL


Put together a personalized Pillow Case for someone you love.
Elegant, whimsical, simple, argyle? What fits your loved one’s style? Make it theirs.

Missouri Star Pillow Case, DIY Pillow Case

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 yd fabric for body
  • 1/4 yd fabric for cuff

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Whip up a Scrap Buster Table Runner for a friend to display in their dining room.
Have an over-abundance of scraps? Make this runner reversible so your friend can use this gift no matter the occasion!

DIY table runner, scrap buster

You’ll need:

  • 8.5″ solid square
  • Several 2.5″ strips
  • Several 2.5″ squares
  • Binding Tool

WATCH TUTORIAL


Create a fun Zipper Pouch for a child to store supplies and treasures.
Make the project twice as fun by re-using one of their empty candy bags!

DIY pouch, zipper pouch, coin pouch

You’ll need:

WATCH ZIPPER POUCH TUTORIAL
WATCH CANDY BAG TUTORIAL


Keep your loved ones warm with a Cuddle Scarf.
Keep it solid or use fun prints to make your gift more special.

Cuddle scarf, DIY scarf

You’ll need:

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Of course, if you’re real behind, a Missouri Star e-gift card never fails! Happy Holidays!


Have you ever given or received a hand-sewn gift? Show us in the comments!

Cascade Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make this awesome  quilt with a multi-purpose template!

If you ever visit my grandmother’s house, don’t get too excited about the butter cookie tin on the counter. It’s secretly full of thimbles, embroidery scissors, and an assortment of thread – not cookies. (Granny isn’t trying to trick you, she just likes to squeeze every ounce of usefulness out of even the simplest of objects. Waste not, want not, right?)

Jenny demos how to make this Cascade Quilt with the Binding Tool!

In today’s new tutorial, you’ll learn how to use your binding tool as a template to create a stunning Cascade Quilt. Hooray for multitasking tools! Click HERE to watch!

Check out the full tutorial for making this quilt!

Click the diagram above for a free downloadable PDF!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

A heart wall hanging using tools you possibly already have. A quick How-to!

From Bobbi, in her own words:

‘I followed the tutorial for the friendship braid quilt using the binding
tool
as my template, but used two charm packs instead of strips. I got two
braid pieces from one charm and just trimmed off one corner on each to
follow the template. One side of the braid is lights and the other red. On the
next vertical row the colors of the braid switch. There are 8 vertical
rows, or 4 pairs. When you put one pair together the red chevron forms down
the middle with the lights on either side. The fabric for the border was
from my stash. I then used the scallop ruler that you sell (Quilt In A Day?)
to finish the edge. I quilted an allover design called Holly’s Hearts. It
measures 35″ by 49″ and makes a nice Valentine wall hanging.

Also, Forgot to mention in my how-to description that not only is there a left and right
braid, but when you cut the charms with the binding tool, remember to
reverse half of them, so one angle is going one way and one of them the other
way.’

 

Thank you so much Bobbi, for sharing this adorable Wall hanging!!  I absolutely love it!  Hope you all have a wonderful day filled with love!

~Sarah

Quilts made by:YOU!

I  got this email from Carol of TWO of the quilts she’s just finished!  {I love getting pics in my email}  It makes me happy to see your finished projects and see what your working on!

Carol made this quilt one using this tutorial for the idea {then she made five sections of braid and decided from there how she wanted it to look}, a Prayer Flag Jelly roll and a binding tool.  {for her shashing, she used Bella solid golden wheat)

Isn’t it lovely?  I just love how that Wheat color makes all the other colors in the quilt POP!

This next one she used one charm pack {Sweethearts from Benartex} and a Kona Classic Jelly roll to sash around each 5″ square!

I love it!

Thanks so much for sharing your finished quilts with us Carol!

We love them!

~Sarah

More to come on our ‘Progress’

Have a great Wednesday!