Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway Day: December 8, 2014


Happy Giveaway Day! If you are not already aware, twice a year Sew, Mama, Sew! hosts a giveaway day for handmade items and craft supplies. My offering this year is seven fat quarters of Cotton + Steel fabric. As a bonus, the winner will also receive a Seattle You Are Here ornament from Starbucks. I don’t know about you, but sewing and coffee go hand-in-hand for me!


Here are the details:


  • To enter in the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post describing your favorite handmade gift to make.
  • The giveaway will close at midnight PST on Friday, 12/12/14.
  • I will randomly choose a winner and email them by Sunday, 12/14/14. If you are a no-reply blogger (or don't have a blog), please leave an email address in your comment. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours, I will randomly choose another winner.
  • The package will be shipped by Tuesday, 12/16/14.
  • Please be prepared to provide a US shipping address, as I will not be shipping internationally.

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255 comments:

  1. Oh dear. I don't have a specific favorite handmade gift to make, except maybe a bag. However, each year my family draws names and you have to make a handmade gift for whomever's name you draw. I have to make something for my cousin this year, and it has been a struggle to find good ideas. I thought I settled on one, and now I am thinking I will change it. Again :)

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  2. hmm.... I think scarves :) quick and they fit everyone!!

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  3. It depends on the time of year/occasion for me. Around Christmas I like making handmade ornaments because I can do them for a lot of people without taking all year :) I also like making cute taoiletry sized bags with zippers and filling them with goodies.

    craftinomicon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love to make quilts as gifts. It has to be special though because of the time involved. It is a neat gift as I think good thoughts of the recipient the whole time I make it and I think a gift filled with that kind of love is the best kind.

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  5. Lately I'm all about the tote bags as gifts. But last year it was blankets. I seem to go through seasons.

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  6. I love to make clothes to give to my boys

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  7. I usually choose something different each year. This year I made a strip quilt and am working on an art quilt for gifts. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Bernie at needleandfoot dot com

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  8. I think pouches are probably my go-to gift to sew.

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  9. I love to make pj pants. Everyone loves pjs.

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  10. I make small quilts to give away but lately zippy pouches have been good gifts! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. i love making quilts for friends, though that takes a lot of time. usually for something quick i go for the zipper bag!

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  12. Currently I am making infinity scarves to give away to all my girlfriends for Christmas. It was fun to choose the fabrics the match their personalities.

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  13. Love that mug! So pretty! I generally make zippered pouches, either Noodle widemouth pouch or the gathered clutch. They make great gifts.

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  14. I like to make little pouches and jewelry.

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  15. I love to make pillows! I get to try new techniques as a bonus!

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  16. I just wrote a post about how much I love the Noodlehead divided basket.

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  17. I love to give away my hand woven towels. Seems like most everyone can use a couple more kitchen towels. Thanks for the chance to win....love the fabric, and I love Seattle!! mdmontavlo@yahoo.com

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  18. I'm currently making a quilt for a friend who's struggling with breast cancer..... I thought she'd like to have something bright and cheery to snuggle with! I also make many different types of cookies and freeze them all month long.... then when it's time to deliver them it's not such a last minute rush!!
    pamharris54@gmail.com

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  19. Pillows. Love making them, love giving them away. Lovely give-away. Thank you very much for the chance to win!

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  20. A quilt is always a very special gift! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Quilts and purses are my go-to handmade gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I love to make zipper pouches and include a gift card.

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  23. My favorite handmade gifts are fabric necklaces and bracelets.

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  24. I love making quilts but I have a hard time finishing them! My favorite finished and gifted gifts are pouches of all kinds! I love a good finished zipper pouch!

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  25. I've been making microwave-able heating pads with rice and lavender flowers! Perfect for sore shoulders or a warmer on a cold night. feedmecmoore at gmail dot com

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  26. I have lots of fav handmade gifts - depending on the person! :-)
    Quilts, crochet blankets, lanyards, and rug mugs top my list. Ok, and bags! haha
    Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous C&S pieces!

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  27. Quilts are definitely my favorite handmade gift to make, but mug rugs are a close second. That's what I'm giving away today :)

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  28. Im making table runners and napkins for holiday gifts this year.

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  29. I love making baby blankets and burp cloths for friends. They always get so excited when they open their package. It's awesome! These are fabulous as is that mug!!!

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  30. Scarves, placemats and baby blankets! Quick and easy projects!

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  31. I love making mug rugs. sarah@forrussia.org

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  32. Cloth napkins! Just squares with a rolled hem, but so quick and useful.

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  33. I like to make cloth napkins. Thanks and happy holidays.

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  34. My favorite handmade gifts to make are felt food. They are so cute, and my sons and niece are always such gracious gift recipients! It's adorable to watch them play with them!

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  35. I love making handbags and wallets.

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  36. I like making quilts for new babies, i always get to play with great colors and ideas. I also love giving softies to older kids.

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  37. My go to gift seems to be the Triple Zip Pouch :) It looks complicated because of all of the zippers and people seem to like it...in fact that's what I'm taking to our guild gift exchange tonight, lol!

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  38. My favorite gifts to make are pouches and pillow covers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I love making quilts for people, but when I don't have time, little quilted pouches are my favorite

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  40. I make Victorian Christmas ornaments for friends & family and for holiday guests. These are my favorite to make. They are just a little something extra I make each year in addition to the regular gifts.

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  41. I love making zippy pouches - everybody can always use one ;) Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I love to cross-stitch Christmas ornaments. I hot glue the completed cross stitch to cardboard, then back it in felt and trim in cording, making sure to add a piece of ribbon to hang it with. Quick, fun, and not too bad on the fingers if you've got a low heat glue gun!

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  43. favorite hand made gift - that's easy - a quilt!

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  44. I love to make quilted table runners. Easy, affordable and useful!

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  45. I like making zipper bags as gifts.

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  46. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I don't sew too much more than quilts, but I have made a few zippered pouches as gifts. they are fun to make and even more fun to give away!!

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  47. i love making ornaments. They have a special place in my heart and I love giving them. Thanks for the chance!

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  48. I don't have a favorite item to make and give. I just enjoy making things and giving them away! Does that still count? ;)

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  49. My current favorite gift to make is quilts and pillowcases. :)

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  50. Who doesn't love a little patchwork quilted zip pouch?

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  51. My favorite gift to make is definitely a quilt. I love making quilts.

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  52. Quilts--but it has to be someone really special!

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  53. I love to make quilted throw pillows/covers because they can be so individual and very detailed yet only take a day or two to make.

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  54. I enjoy making quillows. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  55. pocket tissue pack covers are my go to gift. Easy to make in bulk from scraps

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  56. My favorite gift to make is the Sew Together Bag. I'm on my 3rd and it's going faster now!

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  57. must be a quilt , i have made so many and gave them away

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  58. I generally 'handmake' homemade english toffee for neighbors and work friends every year. Does that count? p.s. That Seattle mug is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Oh fun! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    My favorite gift to sew is something I know the recipient will like. I lean heavily towards little girl dresses. :)

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  60. This year I am making plaid scarves and kimonos for gifts. I also love to make tote bags and make up bags.

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  61. I love to make pot holders or mug rugs scrappier the better.

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  62. This is a popular question :) I love making small bags and zippy pouches for my friends.

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  63. Quilts. They aren't fast, but they're so satisfying to give.

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  64. I like to give quilts but that is not always possible. Last year I made tote bags for the kids.

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  65. I love crocheting cabled hats and scarves and sewing pouches for my girlfriends. Thank you for the generous giveaway! coralbunnyandlo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Hi Rachel, my favorite handmade gift to make is a quilt. If I need a really quick gift...it's a pillowcase or a microwave cozy. Thanks for the chance to win! I hope I'm the winner!

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  67. I usually give quilts as gifts but I am looking forward to making some fabric buckets and zippered bags in the future. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I like making zipper pouches! Of course, I like making baked goods too.

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  69. I love making pillowcases for kids' gifts. So easy, but it's the kind of thing that I remember from my childhood.

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  70. I like making mug rugs and hot pads/pot holders. They're quick and easy and make great stocking stuffers.

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  71. Awesome giveaway! I love to make table runners, wall hangings or zippered pouches, all are quick.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. My favorite gift to give is baby dresses. Unfortunately, they don't fit most people so my fallback is bookmarks and ornaments.

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  73. I love to gift quilts. Thanks for the chance to win

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  74. I really enjoy making device cases, most everyone has a device of some sort, so it's something that gets used. And it gives a personal touch to items that tend to be so impersonal. Have a wonderful day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Quilts are my favorite gift to give. Obviously, this takes a lot of time, but I've almost covered all our my husband and mine's immediate families. I'm working on a spinning stars lap quilt for my brother and sister-in-law this Christmas. I know she's been waiting for her turn, so hopefully it will be a well loved quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!! sweetfeetstitches at gmail

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  76. I love making patches for gifts

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  77. i like to make 2 dimensional ornaments... or stuffed animals with my daughter that she draws first. then we sew, turn right side out, stuff, and voila. instant cute! :)

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  78. I love making bags for gifts. It's very satisfying to give a handmade bag!

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  79. I love making quilts for every one. I also love mug rugs

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  80. I love making truffles. So very easy and so delicious!

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  81. I love making bags. And love to cook.....thanks for the chance to win

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  82. Thanks for the chance! I love making quilts for people, although I tend to make more bags because they're faster!

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  83. I make ornaments, small enough that I can make a bunch.

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  84. this year I am making microwave bowl cozies I love them!

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  85. My favorite handmade gift is sweaters from my Mom

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  86. I like to give knitted hats and lap blankets!

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  87. I don't have a specific favorite, but I seem to make a lot of aprons and pillows! :)

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  88. For Easter I made fabric baskets full of goodies. I've got a bunch of zippy pouches and fabric covered journals on my "make list" this Christmas

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  89. A gift I sometimes give for wedding showers is a set of holiday themed table runners, usually about 6 or 8 of them in a set. That way it can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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  90. So far my favorite made gift has been a mini bean-bag set and drawstring carrying sack that I put together in linen [sack] and cottons [mini bean bags] with lentils inside... completely kid-safe and non-toxic, plus the little one loved them, flat-out. [There were small tussles between siblings, so it was good that I made lots of the minis.]

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  91. I mostly only make a handmade gift to my goddaughter and since she's just a year, I haven't had the chance to make her many presents. I LOVE making her clothes though :)

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  92. I enjoy making pillows as gifts.

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  93. Definitely zipper pouches... who can ever have enough organization?

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  94. I love making ornaments- they don't cause clutter and are quick to make!

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  95. this year my favorite handmade is fabric wristlet key fobs...very affordable and easy to personalize for everyone...i think my final count will be around 50 ~ fingers crossed for cotton +steel xo

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  96. I love table runners - great stash busting and fun to come up with color combos.

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  97. This year my family will be getting a homemade Christmas sleight. You need 2 long candy canes and 1 kit kat bar to make the sleight. Then add layers of miniature herseys. Tie with ribbon and bow. It's cute and easy to make. I just love Cotton and Steel so your fat quarters will be appreciated and I will give them a good home. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win these and the cute ornament. I will also give this a good home. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  98. I like making dolls and baby quilts.

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  99. I like making quilts, it is where I feel comfortable ;)

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  100. I love to make quilts to give, but if I'm giving a quilt away, I want it to look like I spent time on it. Not just hurry up and finished. So anyway, I do give quilts as gifts, but only to a few people. Mostly my family. peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  101. My favorite handmade gift to make is zippered pouches! I love to install zips!

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  102. I like to make and give gifts that are useful, like tote bags and zipper pouches. Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  103. I like to make lap quilts for family and friends. This year I made a lot of pillowcases I hope my family enjoys.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. I love making pouches, they are easy to make and you can fill them with anything.

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  105. My favorite handmade gift to give is pj pants. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. I love giving mini quilts or pot holders... little bits of art for your space.

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  107. Baby quilts with a coordinating book

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  108. I love making baby dolls and doll clothes.

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  109. I am really enjoying making Liberty of London lavender sachets for teacher xmas gifts this year!

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  110. I love making cross stitches and embroideries for gifts!

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  111. They are not exactly my favorite homemade gifts to make, but my fleece pajama pants are hot gifts.

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  112. I like to make stuffies. Sock monkeys make the best gifts!

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  113. I love making gifts that are personalized. For women, I usually choose jewelry and for children, I make blankets. I haven't found a favorite handmade item for men yet.

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  114. I would love the fabric, as much as the little Starbucks Seattle cup. My favorite gift to make is something new this year -- mug rugs. Maybe a tiny one for the cup.

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  115. I love to make zippered pouches !

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  116. I love to make quilted zipper pouches because they are quick and easy...not to mention SO useful!!!

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  117. I need a quick and easy gift. I love making quilts and quilted runners for others, but they're time consuming!

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  118. Hats. I love making hats. Here in Ohio it may be warm enough for a light jacket, but you always need a hat. :)

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  119. I really like selecting something to make based on what the recipient would like so it really varies. I'm such a slow knitter thought that I must really like you if I knit your gift!

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  120. I love to make handmade burp cloths for baby showers.

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  121. I love to give handmade bags and pouches.

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  122. I really like making tote bags, it seems like they are always appreciated

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  123. I like to make totes. Thanks!

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  124. I like to make fabric casserole carriers. It's fun to bring homemade food and homemade carriers for the new mom and sick neighbor to keep. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. My favorite gifts to make are quilts. I have three quilted and ready to go, one ready for quilting and one that I am still piecing. Last year, I only gave one quilt to my Dad. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    smflks at gmail dot com

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  126. I'm loving making pillow cases to put gifts in!

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  127. I love making quilts as gifts, its so easy to personalize them for each recipient. Smaller item...usually a pillow cover.

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  128. I like to make table runners. They make up quick and in all styles.

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  129. This year, family and friends are receiving a variety of jams and fruit curds. I have learned a lot making these this year!
    Pupton58 at gmail dot com

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  130. I love to make cushions as gifts or wall hangings!

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  131. I really do love to make quilts for people, but only those who I know will appreciate the effort! Love your giveaway! The ornament is a sweet touch.:)

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  132. I like making quilted table runners for gifts... wall hangings are a close second. Thanks!
    dlkrist at aol dot com

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  133. I love making drawstring bags which are quick easy and can be filled with whatever I chose and then be reused for whatever the receiver chooses. Thanks for the giveaway/

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  134. I've been making a lot of lined drawstring bags this year to use as the wrapping as well as part of the gift.

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  135. I love sewing stuffed toys and dolls! Thanks for the chance!

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  136. I like making mug rugs, mug cozies and little things like that for small gifts. Thanks!

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  137. I used to like making coasters but I killed that this year :) But really enjoyed making table runners for people this christmas

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  138. I am making my Mom a silk pillowcase.

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  139. I love to give quilts and bags.

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  140. This year I am loving making mug rugs and gifting them with cute coffee/tea mugs. They sew up so fast and the design options are endless!

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  141. Thanks for a great giveaway! My favorite handmade gift to make isn't really anything specific rather, anything that I know the receiver will truly enjoy. I enjoy challenging myself, especially when I know there's a person at the end to enjoy whatever I've made.

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  142. I like making quick table runners for gifts. debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  143. I like to bake, giving a way cookies always makes people happy! This year I am also going to make some coffee cup coozies

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  144. Mug rugs are my first line of defense, lol! Unless it is a baby, then it is a baby quilt...

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  145. I love knitting scarves and hats to keep my nevvy's and nieces warm!
    This is a gorgeous giveaway! Cute mug!!
    Genevieve

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  146. My favorite gift to make would be bags since everyone can use a bag!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  147. I like making iPad sleeves for gifts.

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  148. I love to make stuffed animals or dolls for kid gifts

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  149. Jammie pants
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  150. My favorite handmade gifts to make and give are: knit hats, slippers, sweaters, and softies, and sewn clothing for my littles. (But really, I don't have a favorite, I love it all!) Happy Holidays to you!

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  151. A quilt or cross-stitch wall hanging. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  152. This year I'm knitting cowls or hats for the females in my family. I love giving my knitting away, but only to those who will appreciate the time and effort that go into it.

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  153. I make a lot of totes for children and seniors for the holidays.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  155. Embroidered towels!
    3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  156. I love making baby quilts. Every baby needs a quilt to cuddle with.

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  157. Quilts, mug rugs, pin cushions, bags or totes, whatever! Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  158. A table runner. They're quick to make and people appreciate them.

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  159. I like to make microwavable rice bags or mini quilt wall hangings for Christmas gifts. Love the fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

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  160. I like making ornaments. They're quick and easy.

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  161. I love to make boxy zippered pouches. And Ornaments!
    asteroidruby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  162. I love making pouches and stuffing them with goodies.

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  163. Ornaments! A few intricate ones for close friends, and many simpler ones for teachers and others. Mass production can be fun! Thanks.

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  164. Quilts! They take a lot of time but they are my favorite item!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. Awesome giveaway Rachel! My niece wants throw pillows this year so I'm more than happy to be able to make something I'm good at.

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  166. This year I made the wall pouches suggested on sew mama sew's college student list. They were easy and so fun to customize!

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  167. I don't have a favorite but I think zipper pouches would always be appreciated. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  168. I've been making knitted dishcloths!

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  169. Quick flying geese: http://betweenquilts.blogspot.com/2013/10/quick-flying-geese-tutorial.html

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  170. Infinity scarves out of cuddle are so fast and easy to make and everyone loves them. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  171. My favorite handmade gifts are Christmas ornaments.

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  172. I like to make zipper pouches and pincushions. They're so easy to make and sewers always need pincushions.

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  173. I love to make and give quilts, but one can only do that so many times.

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  174. I love to make little dresses as baby shower gifts! I'm in VA

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  175. I love making aprons for people and for the holidays I try to have a basket of homemade ornaments for guests to take.

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  176. I hope quilts count cause they are my favorite thing to make, hands down. Thanks

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  177. I love to make paper pieced ornaments for the tree.

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  178. I love to make quilts to give as holiday gifts!

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