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Great Gifts

Ruffle fabric scarves in holiday colors are the perfect Christmas gift! They take 20 minutes to make, so you can easily whip up a bunch for everyone on your list!

Little felt pouches make the perfect gift! Fill them with purchased tea bags for a winter present that can be used over and over again.

Get patterns to craft four silly and spooky Halloween treat bags. They make perfect gifts when filled with tiny treats! 

  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. We couldn't wait to participate. Not only is this a great cause (and they just passed the half milion mark!), but it's also a great excuse for us to write an easy pillowcase tutorial!  

A timeless and endearing piece, this embroidered mother-and-child sampler is destined to become an heirloom!

It's the small touches that make an outfit! Whip up quick and easy bow ties for the men in your life, so they'll always be prepared (and looking good) for a celebration.

  Hand sewing goes high tech with a super-easy cross-stitch cover for your iPhone. Give as a trendy gift or create a personalized case for yourself!

This cuddly bolero is a fun piece for toddlers and girls to wear over T-shirts or dresses. It is fully reversible without any seams showing, so it can match any outfit!

Fabric flowers will never wilt! A dozen roses make a great gift for someone you love, a bright decoration that you'll never have to replace, or a crafty wedding bouquet for a DIY bride. 

A love note is even more special when it's handmade! This cute Valentine's pillow has the look of a handwritten note. Make one for that special someone in your life, as a Valentine's Day decoration, or stitch up a bunch for your good friends. 

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