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Great Gifts

Whip up multiples of these festive gift card holders to add a handmade touch to store-bought gifts!

One yard of fabric plus a 14"-square pillow form equals a gift with two reusable parts for a sewing friend.

  Our friends at American Patchwork & Quilting asked us to join in their One Million Pillowcase Challenge blog hop! This challenge asks sewers and quilters to use their talents to help those in need by donating pillowcases to local charities. People around the world have already donated more than 560,000 pillowcases. We couldn't wait to participate! Not only is this a great cause, but it's also a great excuse for us to teach some great sewing techniques to our readers!  

Quick-to-sew soft little critters make perfect playmates for baby.

Fill this make-it-in-minutes Santa Sack with real gifts for under the tree…it’ll look like something the big guy left behind.

Pick two of your favorite fabrics for a warm scarf that will last the seasons! 

Personalize a bottle of bubbly or wine by enclosing it in a special gift bag.

A picture frame lined with pretty fabric looks sophisticated on a dressing table or bathroom vanity. Pin earrings through the fabric to display your bling in style!

Everyone who sews—from novice on— will appreciate a pincushion-topped canning jar that’s filled with tools that make hand and machine sewing easier.

Fill a little pillow with dried lavender buds or flaxseed. Encase the aromatic pillow it in a colorful “pillowcase” to make a relaxing eye mask.

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