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

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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!

Quick & Easy Quilt As You Go Gift Ideas

Quilt as you go” is a fun technique in which you piece and quilt all at once so by the time you are finished with your top, all you have to do is bind, and voila… your done! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Quilt as you go gives you way to focus on each piece individually and not worry about the entirety of a project. These are perfect for the holidays when you may have to come up with quick gift ideas!

Watch Jenny in this tutorial as she shows you how to quilt as you go with any block! (And check out this throwback tutorial for even more helpful quilt as you go tips!)

Here are some great “Quilt As You Go” gift ideas:

  1. Start with preprinted batting
  2. Sew on the lines
  3. Enjoy your finished project!

Quilted totes make special gifts! Try this Sophie Tote or the super cute, Alexandria Tote! Use the featured Lemon Fresh collection or browse our
themed collections to personalize your gift! (Watch Misty make the Sophie Tote and see how quick it is!)


Coming up with the right gift for a family, friend, or workplace gift exchange can be frustrating. A homemade stocking is a good way to give something fun, from the heart, and it’s super quick and easy!

Don’t forget to fill it up with sweet goodies and everyone will be wishing for a Secret Santa like you!

Find their favorite prints and cut six – 1/2 yard pieces for this project! Don’t forget 1 yard of binding and 1 1/2 yards of backing!


Is their a baby in the family celebrating their first Christmas this year? Homemade baby bibs are a good way to celebrate and this batting kit makes it so easy!
You’ll also need
1/4 yard EACH of 5 fabrics
1/2 backing
1/2 binding

You’re sure to find the most adorable prints in our Kids & Baby section or use cutesy Christmas fabrics!


Do you use the Quilt As You Go technique?
Show us some of your quilt as you go projects below?

Staff Picks: Christmas

Lindsey-HowardLindsey aka Customer Service Guru

Favorite Fabric: Nature’s Basket

Favorite Item: Spinning Rotary Mat

Favorite Tutorial: Zig Zag Table Runner

Wish List Item: Rotary Cutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel

Rachel aka Shipping Rockstar

Favorite Fabric: Oink a Doodle Moo

Favorite Item: Rotary Cutter

Favorite Tutorial: Tube Tutorial

Wish List Item: Schnibbles Honeycomb Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah-Thomas

Sarah aka Fabric Master

Favorite Fabric: Soho Chic

Favorite Item: Stork Scissors in black and cream

Favorite Tutorial: Tumbler Quilt

Wish List Item: Truecut 45mm My Comfort Cutter

 

Staff Picks: Christmas

Ammon

Ammon aka Warehouse Monkey

Favorite Fabric: Forest Playground

Favorite Item: Stripper Template

Favorite Tutorial: Wonky Star

Wish List Item: Norwegian Woods Too Layer Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adriana

Adriana aka Shipping New-be

Favorite Fabric: Minkee Leopard

Favorite Item: Quilting Jewelry

Favorite Tutorial: Blades of Glory

Wish List Item: Kona New Bright Jelly Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Kayla aka Customer Service Guru

Favorite Fabric: Zombie Apocalypse

Favorite Item: The Purple Thang

Favorite Tutorial: Crazy Quilt

Wish List Item: Apsen Frost Layer Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla-Zombie

Who knew Zombies were so adorable!! I just want to cuddle them up!