Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Blog Hop


Hi Friends!
Today I'm joining a great BLOG HOP
A BERNARTEX fabric company blog.

During the next week there's
a GREAT line up of projects and ideas you'll want to
watch out for!
There will also be a giveaway at EACH stop along the way.
 A Win Win situation.   ;)

I received a selection of prints from the 
ORIGINS line of fabric
and designed this great set of coasters
ALONG with a "berry basket" to hold them in!

I LOVE the BRIGHT green in the center of my coasters!
Plus...
that little bit of green stitching
makes them EXTRA special
and takes just a little bit more time.
;)

The Origins line of fabric also includes
these ROUND motifs
that are SUPER simple to construct
and also FIT in the handy dandy basket.


I had a hard time deciding which set to make....
so ....
I made them BOTH!


The tutorial for this project is over at the Sew in Love (with fabric) blog today.

I hope you'll make a few 
and give something....
or....... a WHOLE bunch of SOMETHINGS
that are HOMEMADE away this holiday season!!!



For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Origins, make sure you're signed up to follow the Benartex blog either by email or through a blog reader (see both options in the right hand sidebar at Sew in Love with Fabric). Leave a comment letting me know you are, and leave a second comment if you follow Benartex on Facebook. In your comment, let us know if you're making any handmade gifts for the holidays this year (and if you are...where are you in the process? Idea stage? Halfway done? Already wrapped?). The giveaway will remain open through Tuesday, December 9th at 11:59 pm EST







98 comments:

  1. I signed up to get the email updates for Benartex. Your coaster and berry basket are lovely! I don't do FB so this will be my only entry.

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  2. Finished a rag quilt and am working on placemats now.

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  3. How lovely to see you hosting during this hop - you are a master at whipping up simple items. I followe Benartex with GFC already.

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  4. The coasters are always such a great idea. Your large stitching looks wonderful on them too. I'm about halfway there with my projects.

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  5. Following their blog on bloglovin'. No homemade gifts this year. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  6. great project.
    i follow their blog via email.

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  7. i also follow on facebook.
    i made a flannel rag quilt for a gift this year

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  8. I follow by E-mail and BL. I made 3 quilts and lots of small stuff like ornaments and some secret items. They are almost done, one more day.

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  9. I also follow on FB. I like the basket, marked it for later.

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  10. Yes, table runners are in progress. Goal for the day: get two more ready for quilting. Cute little pattern for the berry baskets and coasters.

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  11. I follow by email or blog reader of some kind. I DON'T Facebook.

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  12. And on facebook! No time for handmade Christmas gifts this year...

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  13. I am just finishing up pot holders and mug rugs for my family. I love your tutorial. I follow on bloglovin and email.

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  14. I follow the benartex blog by email. I am at the end stages of some table runners for my family.

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  15. I also follow benartex on facebook

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  16. I follow Benartex by email. I have to put the binding on a quilt then I will have 4 quilts finished and 32 microwave bowl potholders are all finished now.

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  17. Farm Quilting follows Benartex on facebook.

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  18. I follow the Benartex blog by email.

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  19. I also follow the Benartex on Facebook. Yes, I am making many homemade gifts for Christmas. I'd say I'm more than 1/2 way done.

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  20. I follow Benartex by email!
    I'm making aprons for my sisters!

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  21. like Benartex on facebook too!

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  22. I am making lots of Christmas gifts. Since I started early in the year, only a few remain to be finished. I follow the Benartex blog via GFC and email.

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  23. LIKE BENARTEX ON FB
    (username is lindadouglas35)

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  24. I'm not making any Christmas presents this year, I'm making a Christmas table runner though. I follow the benartex blog on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  25. FOLLOW BENARTEX VIA GMAIL
    Yes, I've made a Christmas Runner, tree ornaments+some watercolor cards. Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. I follow on FB as Stitching Happily. Great tutorial, thanks.

    laura84watt@gmail.com

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  27. Oh do I love this idea... perfect for a gift for Christmas! Thanks for this awesome tutorial! I follow Benartex blog via Bloglovin'!

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  28. I'm making most of the gifts I give this year. Some are done and in the mail and I'm just putting the finishing touches on others today. Thanks for the giveaway.
    laura84watt@gmail.com

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  29. I have made Christmas Stocking for everyone this year and filling them with special treats. Right now I am sewing up a Cowboy Stocking for my niece and I am very pleased with how they are turning out!! I follow Benartex on Facebook too!

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  30. I follow Benartex - thank you for the tutorial!! I have made a few thinsg for pressies and still need to make a few more. I LOVE giving handmade gifts :)

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  31. I follow them tru Email & Bloglovin! :)

    Bout 75% finished up with Christmas Secret Projects!!! YAY!!! New Jammie's for Kiddo's & added Grankiddo's now too..2 wallhangings, and crochet project.

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  32. I follow via email and my presents are done and in the mail as most of mine are sent Internationally. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I made 2 flannel rag quilts for Christmas gifts this year. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  34. Making a stocking for my baby granddaughter, Ellie.
    I follow on blog & Facebook.

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  35. Thank you for the giveaway. Yes, I have made lots of handmade projects for gifts. They have already been shipped. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin.

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  36. I follow Benartex on Facebook, too. Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  37. I'm their newest follower - to date.

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  38. Not this year... no sewn homemade. My sewing room is still stacked high with boxes. (We just moved.) The sewing machine is in, and would work if I could find a bobbin.
    I am making fudge for everyone but the under 2 two. I found some cute little casserole dishes for $7.95 each and they are the holder of the homemade yumminess. Its not much, but moving takes a lot of time and money. At least they will know we are thinking about them.
    Thanks for a chance at the yummy fabric.
    Hugs

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  39. I have plans to make a wrap bracelet for a friend...haven't even started yet! I follow SIL on Bloglovin'

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  40. I've been following Benartex for some time now. I haven't started sewing for Christmas as yet, but I have had a request for coasters, so this is quite timely! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I am making zipper pouches for the girls in the family. I follow with email and GFC.

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  42. I also follow Benartex with FB.

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  43. I have finished one gift and gotten it shipped off already. But there is a whole pile more to finish before Christmas. I follow via email.

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  44. The Coasters and Berry Basket are awesome..the big hand stitching w/embroidery thread really adds some punch>. I'm making about 80% of my gifts, it is all about Handmade here too! About 80% finished too:)

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  45. I'm signed up to receive blog Benartex by email.

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  46. I follow Benartex/Sew In Love by email. I make most of my gifts. I have the fabrics, and a list of what I plan to make, and any patterns. I'll get started soon. I make pajamas for the guys, and plan a dress for my great-niece. I hope to make a lap quilt for my son. I'm sure I'll get the other things done before Christmas. Not sure about the quilt.

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  47. Cute basket and coasters. I follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  48. Yes, I follow Benartex's blog through email!

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  49. I follow on Facebook so I can get updates and announcements about the Benartex fabrics that I love!

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  50. I follow the Benartex blog by email. I am making a simple quilt for a Christmas gift for my Salvation Army Angel Tree child. I'm close to finishing it. Not exactly what she asked for, but she will love it. (I also got her the obligatory clothes and some fun toys, too) Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I follow the blog via email subscription. I am fairly new to sewing so don't feel ready to use my efforts as gifts just yet. Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

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  52. I follow/like Benartex on Facebook. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  53. I follow Benartex's blog via email. Thanks for the great tutorials and gopiveaway. I'm in the process of quilting a quilt for my youngest daughter.

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  54. I also like their Facebook page.

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  55. I follow the Benartex blog by newsletter. I'm working on some fabric poinsettia ornaments for my family and friends. I'm about 3/4 finished.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  56. Gorgeous projects.I follow Benartex's blog via email!

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  57. I also like their Facebook page.Thanks!

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  58. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric on Bloglovin. Thanks for the fun!

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  59. I like Banartex on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  60. I follow the Benartex blog via Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  61. I also follow Benartex on FB. I'm trying to finish some table toppers as gifts - got to do the quilting & binding. Thanks again.

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  62. I follow Benatex on Bloglovin. I am making as much as I can; right now working on a loon baby quilt based off of a drawing my brother did, for his baby son. I still have a ways to go, sewing for my own children. sarah@forrussia.org

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  63. I follow on Facebook. sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  64. I am working on 7 zipper pillow cases fir my sister in law. Applique quilt I am just getting ready to put all 3 layers together. Waiting on pictures to finish a memorial quilt for a friend who lost her mother this week and then helping my 15 yr old with her 1 st quilt. This is all I between fighting my severe arthritis and fibromyalgia pain. I haven't been able to see in 3 days and I am starting to panic!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  65. I follow the Benartex with GFC! thanks! I love the coasters. I am making holiday stockings and other then that have not started on any gifts!

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  66. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin. I am in the middle of my gift-making. I made my son a new Christmas tree skirt and my daughter will get a small quilt for her couch. My husband wants a quilt too, but not sure that's going to happen this year!

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  67. I follow Benartex's blog on Bloglovin. I am making pillowcases (30 and counting), 3 children robes, and 3 fleece blankets. I am up to my neck in fabric right now.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I follow Benartex Sew in Love with fabric by email! Thanks so much for the giveaway and I'm definitely going to make some of these for gifts!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  69. I follow Benartex on Facebook! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  70. I have signed up for the Benartex newsletter. The fabrics are beautiful. Some time ago I embroidered some Mola designs and had some brightly coloured fabric like this that worked a treat with the embroideries. Would love to make a new version.
    I am not making any gifts this Christmas but I have made 6 mug rugs for the Christmas challenge at my quilting guild meeting next week. I tried six different techniques for a bit of fun.

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  71. I follow the Benartex blog by email.

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  72. I follow Bernatex on facebook (celia L).
    I so need to get started on Xmas presents! Yesterday I sat at the machine but got distracted fixing pant hems instead.

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  73. Hi!
    I love these Benartex tutorials. I get the preview packs, and with a little resizing this would be an awesome use for them! I am doing a lot of Christmas presents, from blankets and quilts to christmas cards. Most are done, but I always end up doing SOMETHING that I forgot at the last minute.

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  74. Great tutorial. I follow Benartex via Feedburner. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  75. I follow Benartex on FB. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  76. I am now following Benartex on Bloglovin. I appreciate the tutorials and the giveaway! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  77. I follow Bernatex's blog via email. My presents are pretty much done. I made table runners/toppers for each family.

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  78. I also follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  79. I follow the Bernatex blog wih Feedly. Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

    I have several projects started that I really hope to finish in time.°

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  80. I follow on Facebook.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  81. I follow on Benartex Blog. I have finished up 5 stockings to hang for the holidays.

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  82. I follow Benartex blog via email.

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  83. I follow Benartex on FB. Love your coasters and the berry basket! I have to stitch the binding on a lap quilt, then I am done! Yippie.

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  84. I have already sewed, wrapped and mailed my handmade gifts, I follow Benartex blog via bloglovin

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  85. I already like Benartex on FB, but will be doing your awesome basket and coasters for gifts for next year.

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  86. Awesome gift ideas! I follow Benartex via GFC.

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  87. I follow on Bloglovin. Not making any Christmas gifts this year. Thanks!

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  88. I follow Benartex on Facebook.

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