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:


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


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


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:


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:


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!

Happenings…and a fun-cheery Wacky Web Quilt Show and tell!

Okay, things are crazy!  C R A Z Y!  And I mean that!!  We are busy and growing and ‘Oh-so blessed, but I am tired!  I know, I know, it comes with the territory.  I can’t complain, even though sometimes I find myself wanting to!  LOL!  (you know what I mean?)

But things are so good!  SO GOOD!  You wanna know a little secret?  I can’t believe I am telling this here, cause I have neither confirmed nor denied this to several inquiring people….We bought a new (to us) building!  No, really….we are going to start the remodeling-building-repairs process ALL OVER AGAIN.  And get this: I want the whole place to be done and ready for  move in within 2 months!  HILARIOUS, right!  Did I mention, (or do you even remember, that i live 2.5 hours away from the shop right now?)  My husband is planning on getting this all done in his spare time, on the weekends.  (with the help of dad and brothers of course!!)

The great thing about this, is the new shop’s location!  It is right on the main street of our little town, and is a bigger retail space.  We are gonna have way more parking!!  (so you can bring your buses, and stay a while!)  I am so excited about the window display’s and the awning.  Yes, I said awning!  I have big (pink) plans for the awning!!  I can’t wait to show you, and share the process from the beginning with you!

Okay-Okay, but enough about that.  I got the sweetest email from a girl named Kata.  She is a beginning quilter and was so excited to make a wacky-web quilt!  She bought the kit, which is still out of stock. (we are waiting, not so patiently for the papers to come back in!  Thank you, for being patient with that, we way under estimated the market for those.)  Anyway, she sent me this picture of  a baby quilt and a pillow she made!  I literally gasped!  I LOVED it!!

Please enjoy, and leave her some love!!

Love this Spiderweb! The yellow, is so happy and bright!

And check out this pillow out!  AHHHH-Mazing!

So adorable! I would love to have this in a chair in my house!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  I have plans to sew a bit, and clean a LOT!  LOL, the story of my life!!