Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blog Hop Party Giveaway...


Welcome to A Farm Wife's Journal!  

My family and I live, work and play on a small farm in Ohio.
I have been blogging for less than a year and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting such wonderful people.  
I am constantly amazed at the generosity, thoughtfulness, and creativity of the blogging community.   


I am so excited to join the Quilters Blog Hop Party hosted by 
Michele Foster at Quilting Gallery.  It is their 5th Birthday! 
Happy Birthday Quilting Gallery!

Blog Hop Party


I love quick homemade projects. 
They are especially helpful this time of year!

My giveaway is a bunch of Quick Quilty Gifts you can
sew together in jiffy! 


 It includes two Christmas kits and a Mini Charm Pack. 
 All are great for gifts in a pinch!

I gave several of these last Christmas!


I bought the Christmas Kits HERE when I was 
visiting my family in Utah last December.  
I love this quilt shop!
 

The first kit is a Quiet Play Maze. 
  This fabric and ric rac are so yummy!

 The second kit is a Red Bird Christmas Pillow.  
 This is so sweet! 
 Isn't that little felt bird adorable?

Patterns are included in both kits. 
You can make more using fabrics from your stash!

And this Mini Charm pack JOY by Moda.  
 Some fun ideas for quick gifts using a mini charm pack:
  mug rugs, gift bags, zipper pouch, table topper, mini tree skirt, 
hand warmers, a table runner, pincushion...  

To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post. 
I would love to hear about your homemade quick gift ideas.
For a second chance to win become a follower.

This giveaway is begins Dec 9, 2012 and is open to everyone.
 I will email one random winner on Dec 17, 2012.  
Please make sure that I have a way to contact you.

Thank you for visiting 
Merry Christmas and Good Luck!



Cherilyn

P.S. Check out all of the wonderful blogs participating in the 
Blog Hop Party!  There are over 150!  That is a lot of partying!!!


296 comments:

  1. Orphan blocks make great coasters, pot holders or mug rugs :)

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  2. Hmmm, I tend to bake for holiday gifts and that's not so quick.

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  3. I already follow you in my Google Reader!

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  4. I like to make wallets and zip pouches as quick gifts. Except everytime I sit to make a zip pouch I end up making it more complicated than it needs to be and it ends up taking longer!

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  5. Te sigo GFC.
    Obrigada.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  6. De última hora costumo fazer pequenos enfeites para árvores e pano de prato,não tem erro.
    Obrigada.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  7. I am not getting to do much sewing right now. Sold house, bought house, staying with daughter, remodeling a house! But I would love to win your giveaway!!! I love quick stuff too! Welcome to blogging!

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  8. Unfortunately, I mainly do quilts for Christmas, although table runners don't take up too much time.

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  9. For quick gifts I use charm squares to make coasters and ornaments. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  10. Anything with ric rac is fun to me! Thanks for putting my name in the drawing for the little kits! I haven't mastered sewing anything quickly, but I make a good set of cookies using cake mix as the starter. Cookies are my go to quick home made gift.

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  11. Wow - that is a lovely giveaway. What great little gifts. I am not good at making quick presents. The quickest I have done is some coasters and a little bag to put them in.

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway. My best quick gift is making candy

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  13. I make little mittens and stockings out of felts. you just sew, stuff and your done. sometimes i add a few sequins before i sew and stuff. add a little twine and it's an ornament.

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  14. Great give away items! I love to make zippered pouches for quick gift items!

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  15. I love the gifts. I tend to make quick pillow cases for children and give the adults table runners.

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  16. Now, I'm following your blog.
    Thanks!

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  17. I love to make tissue covers and zip bags for people as quick gifts...

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  18. Guess what? You have another new follower. This is so much fun and thank you for joining.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I have made flannel lap quilts for my family. They only take a couple of hours to make and they are so warm and cuddly. You can't go wrong with homemade gifts. They come from the heart and that is love. I love your idea of the two Christmas kits and the Joy charm pack. Really great ideas. Thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win this Christmas package. Hope your holidays are the best.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I think totes are my go-to project for a quick gift

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  21. I don't usually do quick sewing gifts, although I think I should start to try it. I found a tutorial for a "one-hour tote" that I think I may start making for quick gifts!

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  22. this year (AGAIN) I made my kids teachers, mug rugs, I'll add some chocolate and a target gift card too

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  23. I have made a few table runners this year which are a semi-quick gift. I love to make pincushions too but that is not something I can give to everyone on my list. I love finding new ideas on blogs. Merry Christmas

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  24. I also do machine embroidery so there is so many FSL (free standing lace) items that can be easily turning into ornaments.

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  25. Love to meet another Ohio quilter! Love the red bird.
    Merry Christmas.

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  26. The charm coasters are quick gifts to make.

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  27. this year I am using my extensive collection of charms to make mug rugs for teacher gifts etc... they come together quick and look pretty good!

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  28. This year I'm making ruffle scarves as gifts. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  29. I've been stitching up coaster sets!

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  30. I have made yo you Christmas tree ornaments... love the red bird pillow

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  31. Great give away, i'm already a follower of you, and I sew now little birds as Cristmas cards. Have fun. Hugs from the Netherlands Tiny

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  32. I sew up mug rugs with all my little scraps from the quilts I make, My step daughter comes over and we stuff the mug rugs into a holiday mug with some coffee, tea or hot chocolate packs, add a little wrapped treat some festive candies and wrap in clear plastic, add a bow and we have some great gifts for teachers, friends, our mailman, the girl at the bank etc... fast, easy and looks so cute when done

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  33. Potholders or zip pouches are a nice quick gifts.

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  34. I'm a mug rug fan. So easy to sew and most people seem to love them!

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  35. I can whip up an apron in no time and love to give them. Great giveaway. Thanks.

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  36. Hello. Potholders are safe and quick homemade present. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  37. I love giving potholders as a quick gift!

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  38. Small stuffed birds based on a free pattern from Heather Bailey's web site in colourful felt. :)

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  39. Quilted key-chains with pocket for ID or gift cards.

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  40. This year I have made some mug rugs and some jewelry pouchs :)

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  41. Pillowcases are quick, especially using the tube method and with a serger! Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I like to make quilted ornaments. Love your giveaway items.

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  43. This year i am making individual placemats for everyone. thanks for the chance!

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  44. photo albums or frames are always a win!

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  45. Coasters are always nice, and you can never go wrong with ornaments or nicely framed family photos. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Small projects are wonderful to stockpile as quick gifts or for a quickie for yourself.

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  47. Jeni at In Color Order has a wonderful tutorial for a drawstring bag. they are so cute and quick to sew up for a gift.

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  49. Small quilt (6 x 9 inch) with scrappy squares and then put it on a small serving tray, with some candles in glas. Always a succes.

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  50. What a great idea - Thank you!
    Small totes are my quick go-to gift!

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  51. I love to make Christmas ornaments to give as quick and loving gifts, my favorite ones are angels. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  52. Potholders, mug rugs, totes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Hi, quick gifts I've made so far included a Kindle Cover, keyrings, tote bags and wallets :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I love making zippered pouches for the holidays. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  55. I'm a new follower on Google Reader.

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  56. Simple aprons are pretty quick and make a good gift with a wooden spoon and a few favorite recipes!

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  57. Favorite holiday project is homemade candies! Thank you for the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  58. I follow by GFC! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  59. I like fast small gifts!!! Never know when you need a quick gift:) Thanks!

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  60. Fast for me would be a little clasp purse.

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  61. Cookies in a jar - all the dry ingredients layered up prettily, the recipe and a bit of ribbon!

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  62. Hello, I'm a new follower of yours and look forward to wonderful crafts this coming new year!

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  63. mug rugs are my quick and easy

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  64. Hummm, fast gifts, that's a hard one for me. I don't seem to do anything fast anymore! I would say I can make pillow cases pretty fast and espceially using my favorite Amy Butler fabric, it's even more special. Thank you.

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  65. fast gifts are little tote and bags. hugs thank you for this chance. Alessandra

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  66. I am already follower. hugs from Italy

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  67. I made lavender eye pillows. So quick and easy.

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  68. Quilted hot pads are quick gifts...pretty and functional.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  69. Wonderful giveaway - I am all about mug rugs this Christmas!

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  70. I love to make potholders as quick gifts. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  71. I'm making iPad/ kindle stands for my friends. I whiled up 10 over the weekend.

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  72. Im making pot holders and kitchen towels as gifts.

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  73. I like to emmbroider dish towels and then by a cutsy xmas plate and add some fresh baked cookies to one side and saran wrap the cookie platter.
    conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo.com

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  74. I like to make coasters. Everybody needs a couple:)

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  75. I've done pot holders or reusable grocery bags as quick gifts.

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  76. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  77. HI! ENJOY MAKING A QUICK LITTLE FABRIC BAG FOR SOME OF MY CHRISTMAS GIFTS!
    THANKS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  78. I love making mug rugs and people enjoy getting them.

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  79. I am now an email and Pinterest follower! Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

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  80. Cute kits. Thanks for the opportunity on a great prize. bonnielarson58@gmail.com.

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  81. I have a really hard time with *simple* & *fast*, seems like most of what I do is complicated & time-consuming.

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  82. I made my boyfriend's mom a simple tree skirt!

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  83. Quick gifts are always welcome at this time of the year. I like to do a homemade ornament.

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  84. I think mug rugs are quick and easy gifts. It's a great chance to play and be creative, too.

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  85. Coasters are a quick go-to gift. :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  86. I don't have a quick gift idea, but almost everyone in my family has a cross stitched Christmas stocking which are hung each year at my mother's house even though we may not be there. The only two people missing stockings are my new sister in law, and my new son in law, but I have patterns set up and just got the dimensions from my mother.

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  87. I'm trying to come up with some quick gifts to make. I think I'll probably make a few tote bags and maybe lavender hot packs!

    Thanks! :)

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  88. I love making little quilted coasters. Thanks.

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  89. Love making homemade presents especially at Christmas, with homemade cards.
    Narelle Green

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  90. I love to make gathered clutches for quick Christmas gifts.

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  91. I'm a new follower of your delightful blog.

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  92. One of my go-to quick gifts is a quilted Christmas stocking: fast, easy and fun. I like to personalize them for the recipient by adding their favorite applique motif.

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  93. I love making pillow cases! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  94. Anything homemade. I am doing nightgowns, a small wall hanging, and a Christmas dress for my grandbaby!

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  95. Upcycled denim totebags are my quick idea of the night.

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  96. Favorite quick gift: hot pads. You can make them in so many different ways out of so many different fabrics.

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  97. Make pillow cases and aprons.

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  98. Christmas Ornaments are great gifts!

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  99. I usually make quite a bit of candy at Christmas and I have found that it makes a good last minute present.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  100. I am a follower.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  101. I don't have any quick gift ideas....I like to give away baked goods.

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  102. I like to do quick totes, potholders, knitted or crocheted dishcloths... Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance!

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  103. I love making wool Christmas ornaments. The stitching is quick and easy for me, and everyone likes them. Thanks for the chance to win your great give-away!

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  104. This package is so adorable! Thanks for offering!

    I make quilted pouches, tote bags and cluches for quick homemade gifts.

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  105. I'm a new follower of yours, I follow via GFC.

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  106. Mug rugs or coasters, tote bags and pouches. thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. I'm a new follower - my quick gifts are fork biscuits - quick, easy and delicious :)

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  108. I love to whip up some fabric candleholders with jars!

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  109. I make pillowcases - usually take less than an hour...and they are fun to make...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  110. Pillowcases, small quilts, small pillows. Sweet giveaway.

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  111. I like to use the leftover scraps to make mug rugs , lots of fun to make and use. Thanks for the chance to win .I am a follower.

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  112. Coasters, pan holders, pouches, place mats...so much fun - just wish I had more time to make them!

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  113. I have been making decorations with the kids and they'd make lovely gifts!

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  114. This year I'm planning to do chocolate covered pretzels for the neighbors. Quick, 2 ingredients, melting chocolate & pretzels.

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  115. this year it's zipper bags and chocolate bark.

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  116. I love to make sweet little poinsettia pins ... easy and fun and festive! You've got a lovely giveaway ... and I'm a new follower! I hope you'll come visit my blog! :)

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  117. Mug rugs, coasters and pouches) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. Tree Decorations, cut two hearts of felt fabric. Embellish one with the persons name and the other with Merry Christmas, place ribbon between the two, stitch around 1/4 from the edge, leaving a small gap, fill with fiberfill and then finish stitching with machine. You can quilt, or embroider them, add beads, Place a tassel at the bottom, the possibilities are endless. Really easy and quick. Thank you for a chance to win your lovely prize.

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  119. I love making mug rug as quick gift idea. I am a follower of your blog.

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  120. I love to make pillowcases for gifts. I personalize them with fabrics that match the recipient. Kinda addictive. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  121. My favorite gifts to make (at least this year) are lined, reusable fabric gift bags. I make dozens of them and give them to my friends to wrap their presents in.

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  122. This year I went to the consignment store and bought old beautiful frames and painted them to match my friends homes. Then I turned them into beautiful chalkboards for their homes.

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  123. quilted mug rugs make awesome gifts!!

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  124. cute little pincushions made from scraps

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  125. I make superhero gifts for toddlers

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  126. So adorable! It's quick, but then has to sit for months - homemade vanilla extract - coldn't be easier!

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  127. I use orphan blocks to make pillows or pot holders.

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  128. Hello,

    I am making fabric snowflake ornaments for giveaways this year. They turned out awesome!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  129. I make mug rugs using random EPP flowers (for some reason I have a stash of them that don't really go together). Super quick and cute! thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. As I embroider I always have handmade needlebooks or embellished heart pin cushions
    Maureen

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  131. I'm making a ticker tape doll quilt!

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  132. I'm making salt dough decorations with the kids, and linnen sewing kits when they go to bed

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  133. I'm also following you in google reader. Thanks

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  134. I like to make gifts in a jar...soup, brownies...that kind of thing. Line up ingredients and jars and many are made in a small amount of time. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  135. I love making things for the kitchen - pot holders, hanging tea towels, trivets - and wrapping them in a tea towel with a wooden spoon on the outside!

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  136. This year I'm making table toppers Dresden Style!

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  137. I am making finger-knitted scarves for all of the girls this year.

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  138. I have made placemats....and sometimes table runners
    Thanks foe this chance

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  139. The quickest thing I've made are coin purses. They whip up in no time and are so cute.

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  140. I like giving mug rugs and a mug of treats for a quick gift.

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  141. I made some customized pillows those took me less than a night. I posted the tutorial on my blog.

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  142. Potholders are a quick and easy gift.

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  143. I make fabric poscards, quilted ornaments & mug rugs as
    quick gifts. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  144. I am a happy follower!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. I am helping my husband make 12 day wall hangings for neighbors. Thanks for chance to win.

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  146. I make chocolate chocolate chip cookies each year - fast and scrumptious!!

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  147. Coasters and Potholders are fast easy gifts.

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  148. Thanks for asking a great question...seems like there is nothing quick or simple in my world :) I'm reading all the comments to see what ideas I can borrow

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  149. Wow, you are a new blogger and you have so many followers!
    I grew up in Ohio and still have family there. I love the farming country on those gently rolling hills and I especially miss the fall colors.
    Since I do all my work by hand, nothing is quick even if it is simple!

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  150. I make tea towels each year, and last year I made neck pillows. They were pretty fast.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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