Can you believe it’s the middle of November? This year has just flown by for me, so it’s definitely time to get going on gift making. I love to give homemade Christmas gifts and thought it might be fun to post each Monday about my simple gift ideas for this year–so six weeks of ideas! I’ll make sure to save something really, really simple for the final week which will be the week of December 19th.
I followed her pattern except that along with one layer of “Insul-Brite” I added one layer of batting for the filler. Using layer cake squares for the backs really makes this pattern go together quickly. For the fronts I actually used scraps from my FatQuartershop 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month.
The fabric is 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda…I absolutely adore this line which has whimsical prints along with more sophisticated designs–every piece is gorgeous! There are some other fun bloggy Christmas ideas going on…be sure to check out SewCalGal’s Christmas Quilt Show and the Mistletoe Make and Bake 2010! Have a wonderful day!
What a good idea! I love that it doesn't take too long to make too. Yours look so great!
Great idea for gifts. Looks like they'd go together quick too. Thanks!
I am already looking forward to 5 more weeks of ideas!! Is that crazy or what that Christmas is so close?? These are adorable :).
Super gift ideas and a great way to use up those pretty scraps. Looking forward to next Monday's gift idea! ~kaholly
María Cristina says
Gracias por compartirla!!!
Hasta el próximo lunes!!!
How did Christmas sneak up on us already? Very cute! Great use of those scraps…and there sure are a lot of them.
I have that pattern, good to know it's super easy. I love yours with the 12 Days of Christmas fabric.
Thanks for the great gift ideas! They are so cute! I'm looking forward to the next one.
Kathy H says
Sherri, thanks for the Christmas ideas. I love to make things for people and quick projects are great for this busy time of year. Your potholders looks so festive.
Those are adorable Sherri!
Mama Pea says
Very cute and clever!
Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. says
Super project. I need so quick gifties. Did you sew the binding down by machine or hand whip it on the back?
What a great series you are starting! I love being able to whip up a couple small gifts over the next six weeks. These potholders are really adorable and perfect for a gift. Of course, they couldn't be cuter than with the 12 Days fabrics.
Elizabeth D. says
Awesome idea! I might just make some of those potholders for myself, they're so cute! 🙂
They are really cute made with 12 Days of Christmas – great use of the scraps.
Ruth Ann says
Won't the polyester batting layer melt when a hot pot sits on that side of those sweet potholders?
Needled Mom says
Great idea for a quick gift. You know they will be appreciated too.
Nanette Merrill and daughters says
Super cute. Trust you to be on time and headed in the right direction. Good for you. These are wonderful.
Carrie P. says
Great idea. Can't wait to see what else you share.
Thanks for sharing these ideas Sherri. I can't wait to see what you share with us next week!
Really??? mid November you say??!
Love the pot holders, can't wait to see the other treats you have in store too!!
Stray Stitches says
Very cute potholders!! Thanks for the idea.
Katy (France) says
Thank you, thank, thank you!! What a great idea!
I have posted a few links to some jolly holly seasonal stuff on my blog too..please feel free to pop in.
I LOVE Christmas ! ♥
Well…now who wouldn't want a drawer full of these cutees!!!! Oh my goodness…I WOULD!!!
I'm anxious to see what else you have in store for us!!!
Those look great! Simple, practical and such wonderful fabric!
Peg - Happy In Quilting says
Fantastic gift item Sherri, thanks for sharing…
Homer and Queen says
Will you be mailing mine? 🙂
How fun…just love your potholders…
Oh, thank you. Sometimes inertia sets in when panic strikes 😮 I can do little thingies. Cute.
I love the cute potholders and the fabrics are gorgeous!
Those are adorable. I love this time of the year when everyone is sharing cute projects like this!
Colleen Greene says
Those are beautiful! And so handy! I'm totally saving this idea.
— Colleen @ Made by Colleen
I love your blog and I've been checking it out for a long time and realized today I never 'followed' it. So today I'm now a follower. Love the potholders! I have some of that fabric as well. HMMMMMM, might just have to make those potholders! Thanks for a great idea for my fabric!
on vacation with di and Paul says
I'm going to make some of those, too. Thanks for a great idea.
Merci beaucoup for the fabulous idea which I am promptly going to steal!!! They are so pretty and who on earth does not appreciate a handmade gift? Love your creativity…
I love your potholders!