Monday, November 28, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #9: Quilting Arts Gifts

Here is a give-away for an item you need NOW if you want to whip up some hand-made Christmas gifts in a jiffy! It’s the 2011 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts – 148 pages of fabulous ideas, including two projects by moi! It retails for $14.99.
There’s an iPad sleeve, smartphone covers, tree skirt and fireplace screen ensemble, garlands, stockings, pillows, ornaments, floral brooches, table runners, coasters, journal covers, bags for wine bottles, laptop bag, journal covers, and tons more. Whew!

Plus, you get the recipe for my Tiropetes Greek appetizer, and my kids’ favorite, Chocolate Dream Pie. And lots more recipes by contributing artists. 
Here are my projects – Nametag Pouches: 

And Fire and Ice Candle Wraps:


Here’s your chance to win! Leave a comment after this post and tell me if you plan to make a hand-made gift for someone this year, and if so, what you are making. I’ll pull a name at random at 9 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 6, and send you Quilting Arts Gifts 2011. And the winner is: Linecat!

69 comments:

  1. I am actually working on a quilt for my son which hopefully will get finished this year because it didn't last year! I enjoy your beautiful projects and would love to win.

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  2. I would love to make some pincushions as Christmas gifts this year but I don't know if I will have the time. Last year I made a purse (an Amy Butler Birdie Sling) for my mother-in-law and she loved it. :)

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  3. I'm going to make fused glass ornaments for my friends.

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  4. I've been making pin cushions from recycled felted wool scraps and cat food tins for my sewing friends. I like to have handwork when I go to meetings. I'm also planning to make some fused glass earrings.

    Love your blog. Thank you!

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  5. I will be making handmade gifts this year as I am going through a divorce and have very limited income. I usually always make some handmade gifts but this year even more so. I will be making cell phone cases, lap throws, zipper pouches, things like that. I will also be making some hand made gift tags as well that can be later used as key rings. Love your work, hope you are having a joyous holiday, Susan!

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  6. I would love to win the magazine. I am always looking for more gift items. I have two kids under two that I am making gifts for this year. I am going to make them canvas books with ABC's, numbers, shapes... I am making them out of hand dyed fabrics so they will be enticing to the little ones.

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  7. I have already made toiletry bags for all my grandchildren. Now I'm working on a quilted wallhanging for my daughter & sil's December wedding anniversary.

    Magazine looks fun!

    slmartin at vtc dot net

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  8. I love your work and I love the QA magazine. I am finishing up the last of 3 crocheted scarfs for my family and then will start on my Guild's Secret Santa stocking gift. I'm making the stocking & mug rugs to put inside along with a little coffee pack & chocolates. :)

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  9. The only gift I'm making this year is knitted socks for my sister. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I have loved this magazine each year - missing my local Borders shop where I used to find mine :-(

    This year I'm making a batiked pillow featuring my sister's new rescue puppy 'Bugsy'. He has the most expressive over-sized ears!!

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  11. I am trying to finish the quilt for my littlest girl's room, and my older girl & I are painting and sewing a snowflake tree skirt for grandma.

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  12. I've got a few quilts made for Christmas gifts this year. I do the binding by hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I am working on toilet purses to give away as a present for christmas. I love your work and in Birmingham I bought your book "Point,click and quilt". I love it. I love to win.

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  14. Susan, I made a crocheted blanket for my new grandson. I just need to get it in the mail now. Great projects. I love them! Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  15. I am working on a baby quilt right now for a co-worker. Then on to all the smaller wall hangings that I will give to my family for Christmas. Never enough time to do all that needs to be done.

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  16. I'm making a table runner for my sister!

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  17. I have not thought that far ahead yet. If I win I could make some ipad covers for hubby and friends.

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  18. Hi Susan,
    I have knitted 15 pairs of socks - and (for the sake of the recipients!) I need inspiration for some different things - if not for this year, then for next... :-)

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  19. I've been working in the Auxiliary at the Arboretum to make handmade fiber art gifts for the upcoming holiday sale this weekend. I'd love to win a copy of this magazine!

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  20. I'm making tote bags, zippy bags, should bags, and a pillowcase or two. thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Would love to win this copy of Quilting Arts Gifts, my LQS did not get copies this year and I live too far in the boonies to get one anywhere else.

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  22. I am going to make a lap quilt for my twin sister. We are supposed to keep it under $25!! I also bake a lot of cookies and candies to give away. YUM!

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  23. I am making a lot of hand made gifts. A few Christmas mini hangings, punch needle, wool ornies and stitcheries, so keeping busy and still working on them.

    Debbie

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  24. I am working on a "countdown calendar" for my nieces! thanks!

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  25. I don't see myself having time to make any gifts for the holiday this year, but those name tag pouches look like something anyone would like to receive! I'm for sure going to make one for myself.

    On a different note, I'm months behind on watching the Quilt Show shows and catching up, I happen to be in the middle of your show! I just finished the segment with the bias bars. Even though it's not new to me, I love watching you, your manner and your delivery. You're a great teacher!

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  26. My husband will be getting a quilt for Christmas. The top is done - just needs to be quilted. ~ Karen

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  27. i am amking ornaments and a christmas quilt . i have hi hopes to make a stocking or two as well. thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely projects !
    there is always January!!

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  28. My daughter mentioned that she'd like some couch pillows, great use for a small art quilt design.

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  29. I made Santa Christmas ornaments for my family and friends.

    Darlis

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  30. I have two table runners completed that will be mailed out later this week, so that they can be enjoyed by family during this holiday season.

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  31. In the middle of lots of toe-up crochet socks for my kids and have a gnome quilt to get done for my dad.

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  32. Idlove to win! There's still plenty of time to make some holiday gifts!

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  33. I am making pajama pants and a KU fleece blanket for my son. I'm giving my oldest son and daughter-in-law pillow cases, dish cloths and scrubbies. My sister-in-law will get an appliqued kitchen towel since she is hostess. I'm making fingerless gloves for myself. : )

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  34. I am making pajama pants and a KU fleece blanket for my son. I'm giving my oldest son and daughter-in-law pillow cases, dish cloths and scrubbies. My sister-in-law will get an appliqued kitchen towel since she is hostess. I'm making fingerless gloves for myself. : )

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  35. I have made Minkee scarves for my sons' girlfriends and earrings for several of my friends. Thanks for the chance to win this mag.

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  36. I'm making several handmade gifts this year. One is a lap quilt for my daughter, as well as a collapsible wastebasket for next to her sewing machine. I'm making my granddaughters bracelets from a plastic bottle and some fabric. And I need to make a laptop case for my son-in-law, and maybe an eReader case for my hubby. Oh...and a table topper and placemats for my local guild's Christmas gift exchange. I would love to win the book with all of those ideas and patterns! The laptop and eReader cases are going to have patterns made as I go at this point. lol

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  37. Would love to win this magazine, as I always need more ideas (ha!). Am planning to make gift bags to hold this year's "everyone gets one" surprise for Chris' family.

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  38. I have been crocheting cowls. Always so much fun to make presents!

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  39. I love the nametag pouches. I would make these for sure. Love your Blog.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to have some more inspiration for some gifts. I am hoping to get some pouches made- at least. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

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  41. I have cut out a dinner plate sized ladybird, using old red and black felted wool sweaters.
    Once stitched and padded lightly it will have 10 little ladybirds to tuck inside it. So I have to make them up too lol
    Its for my 3 year old grandson
    to play with and to help him learn to count from 1 to 10 later on.
    Hope Im not too far away to join in the draw! lol

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  42. Did you say Chocolate Dream Pie?? Yummmy!! I have made a purse for my daughters to put a few trinkets in..

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  43. I've made ornaments using felted wool that I've embroidered on.

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  44. I've made ornaments using felted wool that I've embroidered on for my stitching group.

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  45. I'm making a bunch of wreaths with yarn and felt and would love even more inspiration from Quilting Arts Gifts!

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  46. I'm making a bunch of wreaths with yarn and felt to give away and would love even more inspiration from Quilting Arts Gifts!

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  47. We have a lovely oversized deer themed lap quilt at the long-arm quilters (a first) as a special gift this year.

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  48. I would love a chance to win a copy of the magazine. I make gifts for the kid's teachers every year and am happy to make 3 this year instead of the 9 I made last year!

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  49. I've been looking for this magazine and can't find it! Thanks for the giveaway, Susan! I am making gifts this year - pillowcases, advent calendar, mug rugs and maybe a growth chart, if I can swing it.

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  50. I am making two gifts by hand. One is a graduation gift for my niece who graduated from high school last June, and another is a calendar block for my girlfriend, who rotates her decor seasonally. This year I am makeing her the February block with a dove and lots of hearts.

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  51. I have already made my daughter a tea cosy and an embroidered baking cloth. I plan on making my grandson a hat to keep him warm and some long sleeved shirts.

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  52. This year I am making pillow cases and coffee cozies.. I am also making another scarf for my 10 yr old daughter, and have made her an encaustic wall hanging as well.. Every year I give hand made gifts; I would love to win this magazine, to have more inspiration on hand for future gift giving!

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  53. I'm making some very simple quilted table mats.

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  54. I belong to a group of quilters and we have a Christmas party every year and exchanged names. I am making a large throw quilt for the name I drew. Even though I have had a year to get it done I probably won't finish it until a week before the party. Maybe next year I will start earlier??!! Wishful thinking...

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  55. Hand knit round dishcloths, pincushions, and even some quilts.

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  56. My list is very long. I have 3 purses to make and some princess dresses. I'm knitting some scarf and cowls to. I love making my own gifts

    mandreel@gmail.com

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  57. I'm working on several table runners for family members and knitting a great easy scarf from Loops (knitting store and blog at: http://blog.loopsknitting.com/ and the scarf is called Necks Big Thing! Would love to win the magazine - the Ipad holder and nametag pouches and recipes sound great!
    LauraT

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  58. I'm actually right in the middle of making Quilted Christmas ornaments. They are so beautiful....and much appreciated. They are for my 4 sisters and 1 SIL (who is more like a sister, actually). Thanks!
    Connie in California

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  59. I'm making doll clothes for my 17 year old daughter! She is working super hard in school in the International Baccalaureat Program. When she has a spare moment, she regresses and gets her dolls out!

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  60. Actually, gift giving is always from the home in our family. Whether it's from the kitchen, the woodshop, the garden or my sewing room; it's homemade with love. One gift I am giving is a quilt to my son-in-law who is fighting cancer for the second time. It is his healing quilt.

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  61. I'm planning to make some table runners and shopping tote bags! :)

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  62. I would love to make some gifts with instruction. I love these ideas.
    msdgator81@yahoo.com

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  63. I do not think I will be making any handmade items this Christmas...I have always made something handmade to give but this year I don't have the time. I love to receive handmade gifts as well...thanks for the giveaway...

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  64. i'm making all my gifts handmade. i've already made an apron and felt food for one of my cousins, and the other peoples gifts are a work in progress.

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  65. I am planning to make placemats for my Aunt. She is my best friend, and I want to make something for her to show her how much I love her.

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  66. Quilting Arts is a show I watch each Saturday morning and I purposely plan activities AFTER the show airs! I would love to receive this magazine! I love their ideas!

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  67. My sister asked me to make her a set of 24 Thank-you cards with some beautiful vintage lace she found for me. So far they look great. Yes they are suppose to be a christmas present.

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  68. SO thrilled, thank you so much! I will start making Christmas bits in january this next year, to be sure Ive enough by next december!! Reckon this magazine will give me a head start and no excuses!

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