A Generous Helping of Quilty Holiday Gift Tutorials

Scrappy Mug Rug

My own Basic Mug Rug Tutorial still gets hundreds of visits every month!

The blogging world is so full of wonderful, creative people who like to share. Whether you are making quilts, ornaments, potholders, or table-toppers, there are bound to be sites sharing great inspiration and tutorials. I wanted to share a few that I have found useful, be they practical, whimsical, or motivational. And I hope some of my readers will still try their hand at making mug rugs this year! Enjoy this sampling of tutorial sites, listed in no particular order.Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com
Artspark Tutorial Blog Tour

Try your hand at this fun gift bag tutorial at JaneVille!

Jane LaFazio of Plain Jane Studio’s Janeville Blog is taking part in the “ArtSpark Winter Tutorial Blog Hop.” Her Sketch and Stitch Gift Bag Tutorial features drawing, stamping, painting and embroidery on fabric bags, and the results are really special. There are several other stops on this fun blog hop, but Jane’s striking gift bags are bound to resonate with quilters everywhere.Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com
Till We Quilt Again Autumn Leaf Tutorial

These scrappy maple leaves would be great gifts!

In the vein of a large mug rug or small placemat, Helen Ernst at Till We Quilt Again has shared instructions for making great maple leaf mats using lots of colorful fabric scraps. Her design is lovely, and I suspect it would translate to other leave shapes as well.Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com
Thomas Haus Pillowcase Tutorial

Drop in on Caity and Emma at Thomas Haus to see how to make these pretty pillowcases.

Caity over at Thomas Haus blog has come up with a quick-to-make decorated pillowcase idea. What a great gift idea! And I can’t help but think that this quick method would be a nice way to make up matching pillowcases to got with a gift quilt as well.
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Crafter without a cat Cathedral Window Ornament

There are other variations of this great Cathedral Window Ornament on Crafter Without a Cat.

I absolutely love this Cathedral Window Ornament made by Crafter Without a Cat. While she posted this last year, she has also posted a version using snowman fabric. Check out her keyword tag list, she has over 40 ornament posts. I hope none of my family and friends are reading this, I think I have found my ornament inspiration for this year. Hey, I do not have a cat, either!
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The Peony Teacup, Easy Disappearing Nine Patch Runner

Tracy's Easy Disappearing Nine Patch Table Runner would make a lovely gift.

Check out Tracy Rampling’s Disappearing Nine Patch table runner tutorial at The Peony Teacup. This could be a great scrap project, and would be very festive in holiday fabrics.
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Crafty Gemini Grab and Go Pot Holder Tutorial

Vanessa of Crafty Gemini has a great tutorial for nifty, finger-saving pot-grappers.

Over at Crafty Gemini I found two delightful small projects. One is for Quilted Grab and Go Potholders. These would be great gifts for almost anyone you know who owns a kitchen! I can imagine them made in stripes and plaids for the guys in my life who love to gook.
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Craft Gemini Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Make this sweet little zipper pouch with Crafty Gemini's tutorial.

A previously posted tutorial at Crafty Gemini features a video on how to make some lovely small cosmetic bags, complete with zippers. Vanessa calls them Quilted Zipper Wristlet Bags, and her tutorial videos are fun to watch.
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michele made me quilted gift box tutorial

This charming little box is a gift all by itself, and it is reversible!

Michele Made Me featured a delightful small gift box made of quilted fabric, and totally reversible and reusable! The tutorial is nice, and could easily be adapted to create boxes in other sizes.
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Preserve bits of a fragile antique quilt by making Remembrance Heart Ornaments.

The last stop for today brings us back here to The Curious Quilter, to revisit my Remembrance Heart Ornament. The tutorial features a gem made from the tattered remnants of a vintage quilt, but new fabrics would work as well.
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4 Responses to A Generous Helping of Quilty Holiday Gift Tutorials

  1. coloradolady says:

    Great tutorials! I love the maple leaves…so pretty!

  2. Hannele says:

    Thank you so much for these links, they are so helpful when figuring out small craft items for Christmas! 🙂

  3. Martin says:

    Fun list! Love the Cathedral Window ornament, especially.

  4. Thanks so much for posting two of my tutorials! I appreciate you spreading the word. :o) Happy crafting!

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