Making Christmas Presents From Fabric Scraps

We all know how expensive Christmas giving can be. My husband and I live on a disability check. He fell and broke his back 3 years ago, and I stay home and take care of him. We had to change the way we live, only necessities now. But I have grandchildren that need Christmas gifts. I decided to make each one a quilt that reflects their own interests, so I started digging in the closet for scrap fabrics. (I sew.)

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I did have to buy some pieces, although they came from the remnant shelf. They were very affordable. I was able to give my grandchildren a very nice gift that didn't cost much, only my time. A lot of love went into each one and now they will have something to remember Maw Maw when I'm gone.

By Vickie from Earle, AR

October 22, 20080 found this helpful

I am sure those quilts will be their most cherished Christmas present ever!! I wish I knew how to sew...just lovely!!

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

I think it is gorgeous! If i send a picture of my cats, will you make me one? Of course, I'll pay!

Thanks.

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

Your quilt is beautiful and I am sure will become a family heirloom

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

Wow! Not only is it practical and special, but you are teaching your grandchildren the true meaning of making something for them to keep for a lifetime!

Great job!!

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

The quilts are so beautiful!! Are you sure I am not your grandchild as well:)

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

Vicki,

What a wonderful gift idea!! We have done the same for my neices one holiday and then a group of friends got together and made a patchwork quilt using scraps I've received, plus some we all chipped in to buy for a baby quilt for a dear family we were all friends of. Each time we visit, we see that quilt in a prominent place and the baby loves it as well!! An added plus was getting together and sewing in shifts/diff days to accomplish such a wonderful gift!! P.S. I just love the cat!! Frual Freida

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

KUDOS to you. Nothing warms the heart more than a gift of love made with love.

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

God Bless you, You have given your grandchildren something so special I have quilts from my Mother & Grandmother who are both in Heaven now but I treasure them just because they made them with all their love. Nothing says "I love you" more than a homemade gift they are the best.

P.S. your quilt is beautiful!

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

I to am a lover of quilts. I made my granddaughters a quilt apiece and they loved them. They were made out of scraps but were pretty. Your quilt is lovely and your grandchildren are very lucky to get them as a gift. I do hope you and your husband have peaceful holidays with your family. May God Bless you.

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October 24, 20080 found this helpful

What a treasure. "The Cat" is beautiful.

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October 24, 20080 found this helpful

That blanket is amazing! You are truly gifted in your sewing!

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October 28, 20080 found this helpful

Vickie, LOVE your quilt! That will be a gift that just gets better with time..as your little one ages so will her joy in the gift you made for her. God bless and "thanks" for sharing.

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