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:

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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:

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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!

Families Who Sew Together, Stay Together

Creativity starts in the home and then follows wherever we may go. As parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles we all hope we are instilling the right amount of imagination and creativity into our little ones.

From backyard adventures to far away lands, to blanket forts and box castles, to treasure hunting with toy ships and chocolate gold, our little ones are always there to share with us their need to create.

Allow their imagination to grow while enhancing their skills! Teach your littles to sew with these fun projects:

The Cut, Sew, Create collection is a good place to start. Each kit has skill building levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced. Here are a few of our favorites:

Try this intermediate Monster Zipper Pouch Kit, by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda. It includes instructions and a 100% cotton panel. Grab the kit and don’t forget to choose a zipper before you check out!

For your little first-time sewers, this beginner Animal Pillows Kit by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda is great! It comes with a 100% cotton panel that will make a sloth, unicorn, and llama pillow set. Also included is a practice sewing session!

Jenny has made a quilt for all twenty-two of her grandchildren, but she also has just as much fun making with them as she does for them. I fact, a few of her grandkids have starred in some of our Missouri Star LIVE mini tutorials! So pull up a seat for yourself and the kids and start watching. This holiday season, make something together!

Easy Elephant Appliqué // Simple Bow Tie // Simple Skirt

Do your kids sew? What are some of their favorite things to make?
Tell (or show) us in the comments!

Row by Row License Plate Zipper Pouch!

Sometimes inspiration just hits you when you least expect it! Jenny was signing a few of our Row by Row license plates at a Meet & Greet this week and thought, this needs to be a zipper pouch for quilting and sewing supplies! Maybe you bought two just in case or had every intention to visit all those shops to make a quilt and win a Row by Row prize, but just in case, we thought you might like this. 🙂

Make a zipper pouch with your Row by Row fabric license plate!

Jenny used one fat quarter from her stash, which was plenty of fabric, once you add in the license plate! Isn’t it so fun?

Make a zipper pouch with your Row by Row fabric license plate!

Simply follow Jenny’s Zipper Pouch tutorial (sizing may be slightly different) and try it out! #dontfearthezipper

Make a zipper pouch with your Row by Row fabric license plate!

D.I.Y. Simple Sewing Easter Projects!

DIY Simple Sewing Easter Projects

Easter is right around the corner and that means it’s time for egg dying, a big family dinner and don’t forget the Easter egg hunt! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and it’s a happy time of year. We’ve compiled a few D.I.Y. projects for you to make in preparation for Easter! Jump in and give them a try, and this Easter will be one for the books! 🙂

 Scrap Buster Easter Carrots! 

Decorate your house with these cute Fabric Carrots! Wouldn’t they make an adorable center piece for Easter dinner??

Carrot Zipper Pouch!

Add a cute Carrot Zipper pouch to your child’s Easter Basket! The Easter Bunny encourages cute storage solutions! 😉

Easter Basket!

Make a special homemade Easter basket from the heart for the kiddos. This can be used year after year and it will be such a great Easter memory for them.

Super Hero Cape!

Spice up your Easter egg hunt with some super hero capes! Just image how fun it will be to have super heroes running around the yard hunting for eggs! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out our selection of Easter fabric HERE, along with our awesome Daily Deals and Specials!