Judy at Patchwork Times is inviting us to post ideas for handmade gifts. I have two to share.
Fat Quarter Shop. I have made several for gifts for quilting friends and have even had direct requests for them. They are nice and large. I modify the pattern slightly. Instead of using the plastic pellets called for, I make a separate little packet of sand in the center of the pincushion because I like the added weight. I buy my sand in little bottles from craft stores because it is clean.
Down & Dirty, Quick & Easy, I Need a Last Minute Gift Project Book! by Linette Dowdell and Kim Fillmore. I have made several of these as hostess gifts and use them myself. I also modify this pattern. I prefer to use handles made out of the fabric I use for the bag rather than the webbing the pattern calls for.
Thank you, Judy, for the opportunity to get gift ideas early in the season!