Jacquelynne Steves

Win a Free Copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks!

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Today it’s my turn on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 12 Blog Tour! I will be giving away 2 copies of this wonderful issue! It was almost a full year ago that I shared this sneak peek of my block on Instagram- yes, it seems to take forever to be able to do a full “reveal”!!!

Sneak Peak- Jacquelynne Steves

This block appears in Volume 12 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. This is a really fun magazine- you get 100 blocks in each issue! All of the blocks are sized 12″ finished (12 1/2″ unfinished), and you will find all kinds of techniques including basic piecing, applique, embroidery, and foundation piecing.  That means you can make up your own sampler quilt, or make a few pillows, or a table runner, or add a few borders to a single block for a mini-quilt…. And it’s available NOW- so go get yourself a copy :)

My block is called A Walk in the Park- because I love listening to the birds chirp when I’m going for a relaxing walk, and the pieced part of the block reminds me of paved pathways:

A Walk In The Park Block-Jacquelynne Steves 2

If you’ve done my Free Block of the Month quilts (Cozy Afternoon and Sew Sweet Simplicity), you know I love utilizing that space in the center of the block for embroidery or applique! As you can see, the block is made out of simple squares and HST’s (Half Square Triangle units). You could also just use the cute little bird embroidery pattern to embellish a tea towel or pillow.

A Walk In the Park- Embroidery Closeup- Jacquelynne Steves

 

Or, if you are not into embroidery (although- I think you should give it a try- check out my embroidery tutorial videos here and here!!), you could make a bunch of the blocks and just leave the block centers solid white. Put a bunch of them together, and you get a quilt like this:

A Walk In the Park Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves

The pattern in this quilt really reminds me of an elaborate garden with lots of pathways and flower beds. The quilt above was designed using 20 of the blocks laid out in horizontal rows (5 rows of 4 blocks each.)

You can even do some simple machine or hand applique in place of the embroidery- what a cute girls’ quilt!!

A Walk In the Park Quilt Applique-Jacquelynne Steves

And yes- it would look great in lots of different fabric styles and colors:

A Walk in the Park- blue- Jacquelynne Steves

A Walk in the Park- dark- Jacquelynne Steves

There are going to be giveaways, interesting and inspiring blog posts, and more on this blog tour, so be sure to visit all of the other blogs, as well as the Quilty Pleasures Blog over at Quiltmaker magazine. The tour runs all week!

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(And yes, once again, I’m included in that illustrious “And More” group on the cover- lolololol!!!)

I am going to give away 2 copies of the magazine! To enter, tell me in the comments:

*What is your favorite super-quick project? (Like, you forgot to get someone a gift, and you need to whip up something really quick?? Or you realize that tomorrow is the silent auction at the guild/church/school and you need something to donate?)

*Winners will be chosen at random. You must comment by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (NYC time) on Tuesday November 24, 2015.

*Make sure you include your email in the appropriate comment information box (email address is not published). If I choose your name and I cannot immediately contact you, I will choose another winner.

*For an extra chance to win, share this post via Facebook, Twitter, or email. You can use the handy buttons at the bottom of this post. Tell me in a separate comment that you’ve shared the post.

*Open to U.S. and International readers.

Good Luck!!!

ALSO- REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE JUST ABOUT 2 MORE WEEKS TO GET YOUR FREE COZY AFTERNOON BLOCK OF THE MONTH PATTERNS, AND ENTER TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL FABRIC KIT FOR THE 2016 BLOCK OF THE MONTH!!! IN 2 WEEKS, THE PATTERNS WILL NO LONGER BE FREE, BUT THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON MY WEBSITE. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

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474 Comments

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Love your birdie block!
    My favorite super-quick project is to make zippered pouches.

    • Mary-Lou
      Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

      My favourite thing to make in a hurry is either a quick table runner, mug rug, or pot holder. I try to make my fabric fit the event.

    • Patty Rocha
      Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Easy mug rugs, table runners, pot holders, napkin sets and totes are a few of my quick gift ideas. Love to hand embroider as well.

      • Guiliana
        Posted November 22, 2015 at 4:23 am | Permalink

        I am rather new in quilting but have been doing all sorts of handcrafting since I was a little girl. Previously I always had some pieces of linnen cloth, with a smaller or what larger crochet border they became handkerchief or small table runner! Now I am using trial quilting block and turn them into quick cute chicken pincushions or needle book with felt pages! For young girls, this booklet can be used to store their preferred earrings….

    • Anonymous
      Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

      Great birdie block
      For a quick gift I make quilted pillow cases

  • Nichole A.
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    My favorite super-quick project is either mug rugs or coasters . . . you can make both from scraps!

  • Diane
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Finding something I had worked on but never quite finished and it being the perfect thing for the gift.

  • Pat D
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Love your block. Enjoy following you and working on your projects.

  • Lei
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    I love to make bookmarks out of scrap fabric and ribbon. Fun, fun, fun.

  • Susan
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is to knit a dishcloth – I know that’s not a quilty project. It’s soothing to me to knit and the homemade dishcloths are very appreciated. It’s the one thing my daughter requests.

  • Susan
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I shared the link on Facebook.

  • Jen B
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a go to quick project, I’m too much of a planner.

  • Alcea Rosea
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I like to make mugrugs with scraps of fabrics.

  • KT
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Cute block–love the bird! I don’t have a quickie gift project–I’m more of a planner (probably because I’m a slow sewer). I do try to pick up small gifts at craft shows, and the farmer’s market to have on hand….

  • Sandi
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Your block is adorable! I also like embroidery. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Katie T
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    As with some others here, I really don’t do quick. I only have so much time, so I try to be dedicated to particular projects.

  • Naomi Dumot
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Thanks for showing your block in multiple colorways! It really helps to see the possibilities.

  • Diane
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Love your block made into a pillow
    My favourite “quick” project is a zippered project bag. They are so handy.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Nice job on your post, Jacquelynne! My daughter is interested in trying hand embroidery and I’m sending her to your videos. We’re so happy to have you along with us on the blog tour. Have a great week!

    Diane at Quiltmaker

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Another gorgeous Jacquelynne block! Congrats on being in the magazine… it’s my fave!

  • Lori Smanski
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  • Lori Smanski
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    my favorite quick projects to make are potholders and coasters when I am in a hurry. unless it is for a baby, then it is bibs and receiving blankets.

  • Brenda Hulsey
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I love the little bird embroidery! It’s so cute! But I love, love the block!

    I like to make mug rugs for little quick gifts.

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    A tea or cotton towel with ruffles , I’ll even add some embroidery. Everyone loves receiving towels and something handmade and /or personalized is extra special ! ?

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    mug rugs is the perfect quick little gift.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Well, how fun to see you here in the Quiltmaker’s !00 Blocks tour! Your embroidery is lovely and the quilt block design looks great in all those variations you showed. Thank you for designing and thank you for the chance to win a copy of this fun magazine :-)

  • debbie rhodes
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I make pot holders… using the folded star pattern… thanks for your block.. might be just the ticket for new great grand baby due in April..

  • Amy L
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Your block and layouts look marvelous with and without the stitching! My favorite quickie is taking a extra block (and don’t we all have these…), and creating a trivet out of it with the heat resistant batting on the inside. It can double as a mini-wall hanging.

  • Cindy Kennedy
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    I really love your block…love the different color options….I have a embroidery machine so I would probably use it to put something in the middle of the block…lovely lovely. For something quick I would make some mug rugs with potholders and coasters.
    thim3@hotmail.com

  • Janet T
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I shared this post on facebook.

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Little zip-pouch wristlets are quick to make and I have had lots of positive response from the people I’ve given them to. I like making and giving potholders as well.

  • Nancysue
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Love the embroidery! You’re so good at keeping secrets! Congrats on the great block!!!

  • Maureen H
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I like to make pincushions when time is short for giving a gift.

  • Janet T
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Sorry, I do not have a go to or quick project. It seems when I try a pattern that says it is quick or easy, it takes longer than more intricate patterns, and something goes wrong! I don’t think I have ever made the same quilt twice.

  • Kathy Glaskey
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    My favorite quickie is a mug rug. People seem to really like receiving them!

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    My quick go to gift would be a zippered pouch. They are so versatile!

  • Mary Jo Weber
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    A pillowcase is quick and easy to whip up!

  • Hildy
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I’m quite good at making little pouches as last-minute gifts (and yes, I was in this place a few times;-)

  • Joye Cox
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Potholders are usually something I can whip up quickly with scraps. Your block is precious. Love it!

  • Tina
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I like to make pin cushions or little drawstring gift bags. Thanks

  • Keri Lyn
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    May I have two favorites? The jelly roll race quilt makes a fun quick gift as a quilt or even a table topper. A simple column quilt as you go made with 1/8 yard cuts makes a perfect reversible baby quilt and can be completed in a few hours. In fact, I’m off to make one now.

  • Wanda
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Love your block.I enjoy embroidery and think a pillow made from your block would be very nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Rhonda D in KY
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I keep some hexie flowers and six-pointed stars (in different sizes) on hand so I can throw-n-sew something together for mug rugs, small wall hangings, placemats, etc.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I make strap on Dino Tails for kids. So easy, so lovable. They tend to change kids’ personalities when they put them on.

  • Pauline Cook
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Hot pads are my go to favorite gift. You can do them scrappy or use an orphan block.

  • NancyB from Many LA
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Mug Rugs are good!

  • Melody Lutz
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    What a cute little birdie! Makes me want to do some stichin’ again.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi from one “and more!” to another! Someday, Jacqueline. Someday! :)

    very pretty block. I like making zippy pouches, especially when I can dive into my UFO block bag and make them from projects that never made it into projects, if you will.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Very sweet block Jacquelynne! I can’t think of a time when I needed a really quick gift, but I always have extra zippered bags and decorated kitchen towels so i guess I would turn to them. Thanks for the fun!

  • Cecilia
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I like to make pillow cases or table runners as quick gifts. I love your bird block! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing.

  • sharon
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    the day before?? i would buy or bake something. every time i try to do quick it ends poorly

  • Diane S
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    It depends on who it is for. Pillowcases are fun for kids. Zipper pouches and drawstring bags are handy and make a great wrapping when you don’t want paper. Coasters, mug rugs and table toppers are just fun!

  • Donna Joy
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    |Microwave bowls are quick and easy and everyone needs those. Of course cookies are quick gift.

  • Sandra from NC
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    My latest favorite to make from scraps is pin cushions:). Love your newsletter and BOMs.

  • Pat Takaroff
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Love the daintiness of your block. One of my quick go to projects for a gift is a quilted candle mat.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Favorite quick gift would be those little quilted fabric boxes–fill that with chocolate and you’ve got a great gift.

  • Gill
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    A great block!
    My go to quick gift is always a tote bag!

  • Gill
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I shared this on facebook

  • JoyceLM
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs have been my favorite quick gift to make. Thanks.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    A quick pillow case works great as a gift… or wrapping tool for another gift!

  • Elizabeth McDonald
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    If I need something super quick, I always make a potholder set – usually applique.

  • MoeWest
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    A holiday or season themed pillowcase is quick and easy. Your block is sweet and I love the ‘garden pathways’ quilt.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Love your block,very cute.
    One of my quick go to projects for a gift is a table runner or pouch.

  • Vicki H
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I love you embroidery. My quick project are potholders.

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Adorable – I so love birds.

  • Cindy Dahlgren
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I love doing embroidery, and after Christmas I’m going to start an quilt with embroidery on it. I’ve been embroidering since I was a child, both grandmothers taught me! cdahlgren at live dot com

  • Jennifer
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Your block is so darn cute, with or without the embroidery. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue!

  • Annmarie
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Love your block & the garden pathways layout is GREAT! I have a VERY EASY Table Runner pattern that I use in a pinch. It has 2 pieces of fabric & 4 seams! Takes less than an hour to make.

  • Pat Evans
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I have a table topper pattern that is pretty fast and easy. I need to start doing some embroidery to include in my quilt projects.

  • Karen Thurn
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Very sweet block! I really don’t have a quick go-to item to sew as a gift. Instead, I bake some sweet bread or a batch of cookies. Seems like more people are not baking anymore so a home baked gift is appreciated.

    • carol
      Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      I like potholders to work up quickly.

  • Karen Thurn
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I sent an email to my daughter with your website info as she is a beginning quilter.

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable block. I like handwork although I don’t do it a lot. My go to gift is kitchen towels with some embellishments and simple applique.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I love your block! Very sweet!

  • Kathy h
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations. Your birdie block is so cute. My favorite quick gift is a pillowcase or 2. Second favorite are seasonal coasters.

  • Renata
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful block

  • Liz
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Fabric wrapped bowls or coasters are one of my favorite quick projects.
    jitney41atgmaildotcom

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    A potholder is always handy and can be made out of an orphan block.
    I’ve also made refrigerator magnets — make a small (say, 3″) block. Fuse it to Peltex or a similar heavyweight interfacing and fuse that to the backing fabric. Stitch around the edges. Trim (I use a scallop or pinking blade). I have a roll of adhesive-backed magnet “tape” on hand. I whack off a piece and stick it on.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Love your block design! My go-to quick gift is a tote. I live in a town where plastic bags have been outlawed, so everyone around here appreciates another bag for their purchases.

  • Stephanie
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Pillowcases, table-runners are my ‘quickies’.
    Lovely block!

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    mug rugs, individual or in a set of four, are my go to quick gift.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute birdie! I don’t give last-minute gifts now. If I still did, I’d just make microwave peanut brittle (15 minutes)–everyone loves it (so far)!

  • Mary
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Your block is adorable. My go-to for a quick gift is either potholders or a zip bag depending on the recipient.

  • Auntie Clark
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Pillowcase or Ten-minute tablerunner.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

  • Lisa E
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I can make a zippered bag very quickly. Drawstring bags are also quick. Love the embroidery in the block!

  • Kathy E.
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    The embroidery on your bird block is lovely! My favorite quickie gift to make is a mug rug or to machine embroider on a kitchen towel. Everyone loves a personalized gift made just for them!

  • marta
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I like the options that that you shared for non stitches…thank you..otherwise I am a planner …thank you….marta

  • Joyce Carter
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Jacquelynne! Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite quick gift is a zippered pouch.

  • Rosalie
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    I love the embroidery option!

  • Emily C
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    I love the embroidery. I would have to pick tote bags and hair scrunchies.

  • Sue in Scottsdale, AZ
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I love your block – it is great!

  • usairdoll
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful block! Your embroidery is always gorgeous! Con hon being in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol.12. Depending how fast I need a gift, I might embroider a tea towel or make a small wall hanging.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • usairdoll
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I shared your post on FB and on Twitter.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Verna
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I like to make mug rugs or zippered pouches for quick gifts.

  • Sandy A in St. Louis
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Quick gifts for me are potholders and oven mitts. I want to try decorated kitchen towels sometime but haven’t had the guts to yet!

  • Bonnie
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely block! Thanks for showing the different variations. A mug rug with matching mug and some flavored coffee or tea makes a quick gift idea.

  • Janan Doster
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I love to use the new “Candies” size cuts of fabric. I stitch the squares together in a row, then stitch onto a plain kitchen towel,and add some rick-rack!
    A sweet awesome gift for any occasion.

  • Jamie Todhunter
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I have made quick pot holders for teacher gifts when I need something fast and easy as a gift. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • Jamie Todhunter
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    I share your blog on Facebook and twitter.

  • Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Lately my go to project has been placemats – quick to make and each to personalize.

    Love the block – the embroidery makes it perfect.

  • Karrie Smith
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I love a cute tote bag, or pot holders. I LOVE your creations, so anything you make will be perfect! THanks for the chance to win :)

  • Brenda E.
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    My mom embroiders and I quilt, maybe we could make this block together!

  • Angelia L.
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    A mug rug tucked into a mug is always a great gift. I love your A Walk in the Park block…so adorable!! The embroidery pattern would be great on a mug rug.

  • kathy pfaltzgraff
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for a neat way to show off both the EPP hexagons and a little bit of embroidery. Kathy in Colo

  • Nancy D
    Posted November 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    I have a few quick projects. Mug rugs are fast and easy. Or a cute tea towel with Ruffles. And mug cozies are quick and can go with the mug rug :)

  • Chris
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    So sweet, I like this a lot. I used to make aprons. Now I make potholders. I keep a couple of little baskets in the closet with pothoders and spoons for last minute gifts.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    my new favorite go-to quick project is a Moda Bake Shop pattern for charm squares–a scissors holder/case. I turned out 3 of them in about an hour once, minus hand-sewing on the button. they were really fun and easy, and who doesn’t need a little case to protect and carry a small pair of scissors?!
    love all your playing with colors and layouts!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Pamela Reim
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    I make little make up or whatever bags using cut up metal measuring tape for the closure.

  • Beth T.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Depending on the situation, I make cherry stone heating pads, or burp cloths, or add some embellishment to dish towels, when I need an unexpected gift.

  • Beth T.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    I shared this via Twitter, where I am @wordygirl11.

  • Amy Lause
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Mug rugs would have to be my go to quick project, love making seasonal designs. Love your block, SO versatile!

  • margaret
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    such a sweetie, I will keep my eye open for the magazine, it will be awhile before it gets to the UK. I do not really have little projects, well maybe pincushions but they still take a while to do

  • Pam w
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Microwave soup bowl holders

  • Diantha Howard
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Probably my quickest project would be a mug rug with applique center.

  • Linda
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Wonderful embroidery! Love the snowman and the hexes. I gave up quick projects…… I tend to make mistakes when I’m hurried and that’s frustrating.

  • Thunder
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    place mat with a simple applique design, I love the little birdie

  • Karen Martin
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick project for a gift is the Best Press cover by Terry Atkinson along with a bottle of spray–also, you can’t go wrong with a microwave bowl cozy.

  • mary
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    my favorite is a round table centerpiece.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    A pot holder set I try to always have them on hand for new neighbors and things….happyness04431@yahoo.com

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    My quick go to project is a table runner done in seasonal fabrics!

  • Debby E
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    My go to is a pillow – I always try to have a pillow form or 2 on hand! Your block is just too sweet! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  • Debby E
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    shared on facebook! Thanks ;)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  • Michelle
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    A super quick project? Right now in my life, I’d probably bake something if that was appropriate. If I had time to hand sew, I’d embroider something and maybe frame it.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations. Quiltmaker 100 blocks wouldn’t be the same if you were not included. Beautiful block.

    QuiltShopGal
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

  • wilma serrao
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    hi Jacqueline
    just love every project of yours. I usually plan every gift of mine. So pillow cases are fun usually and the fabric makes the decision always and so I think they are my go to other than pouches for toiletries.
    thank you for this opportunity. have a creative day – wilma

  • Pat V.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really have any super quick things to make. I’m getting ideas reading everyone else’s, though. Can’t wait to make your block!

  • Sharon Hughson
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I make easy microwave pinch pot holders or individual microwave baked potato bags. They are always welcome.

  • Nancy N
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Mug Rugs or coasters are always quick and easy. A little more time might be a table runner or a couple of placemats.
    Love your block.

  • Marion Knights
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    My favourite super fast project is a set of mug rugs.

  • Susan Grancio
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    My new favorite quickie project is a flat pouch with a zipper and one clear plexiglass panel, sized to fit a notebook, pattern and pieces or, in the case of the last one I made, big enough to hold sheet music books. Less than two hours for sure, even with choosing the fabrics and putting the zipper in. Love your quilt pattern.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Pillowcases are my go-to at the moment (always subject to change). I cut out 12 this week, and brought home fabric for another 4 today. Thanks for the chance.

  • Allison
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I make runners for a fast project! Like your block!!

  • Gayla
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Like many on here, I am short of time – so I usually have a project in the works, but for absolutely have to last minute – usually a table runner – quick yet useful.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Pinwheel totes, I always have HST units.

  • Trevea
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Quilted mug mat with mug and hot chocolate…

  • Cheryl Rich
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I love making and giving a coordinating mugrug & bookmark from fabric scraps. All my friends are bookish and either tea or coffee drinkers so this make the perfect gift. :o)

  • Kathie L
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    An apron is my go to gift.

  • Anne Lowry
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hello from Australia! When I have finished a quilt I use the scraps to make little blocks and have then on hand to make into pincushions for last minute gifts. I also piece together scraps into “material” to have on hand so I can make scrappy zipper pouches. Thankyou for your great projects. I look forward to getting your emails they are such an inspiration

  • Cindy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift is a tea towel, usually embroidered or appliqued.
    I also love hand work for winter projects. Love your new block.

  • Melody Savoian
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I love to make mugrugs, tote bags, and quilted fabric baskets. I plan to make some with simple embroidered designs. I love your bird.

  • Marcia Gilbreath
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick projects are mug rugs, hot pads, and potholders. Everyone can use a few more!

  • Jan G
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the two magazines…that is great!! I love your bird block..sew cute…but then I love all your patterns..so easy to follow and they work up great!! Thank you!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Hiya!!! My favorite quickie project is a burrito pillowcase. I try to always keep some fabric around for just those projects and they’re so easy to throw together. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

  • Cherry
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I love making embroidered hand towels in either linen or huck toweling as a quick gift. I have also just found the 10 minute table runner and boy what an easy gift. If I have an extra 30 minutes, I will add embroidery to it. Thanks for your ideas. They really help!!!

  • Pamela
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I have a pattern for a small, gathered and zippered clutch that I like to make. It is wallet sized and just right to fit in a purse. I can make it in all sorts of colours. When I make a purse for my daughter in law, I like to include a zippered clutch or two to match!

    • Meegan Iverson
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:32 am | Permalink

      Pamela, can you tell me the name of that pattern? I would love to to take a look at it. I’m crazy for all zippered pouchy treasures.

  • Pamela
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I also shared your contest via email. Cheers!

  • Linda Leone
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    My quick go to project is the 10 minute table runner!!

  • Billie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I love Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazines. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.
    My super easy gift to go to are mug rugs and table runners.

  • Shelley
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite super-quick project is a small drawstring bag. I’ll add a small embroidered motif and I am set.

  • Nancy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quickie are potholders. They work up very fast and with some great focal fabric can be just super!

  • Jan G
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I shared on Facebook… and I forgot to say my quick sew are embroidered Free Standing Lace Angels….I can load the design into my machine and do 4 in one hoop and in an hour they are all done and ready to go!!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I love making large single block mini table toppers…quick and easy but look so much more involved! always well received!

  • Beth
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    A mug rug is my quick project .

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    shared on FB <3

  • Mimi L
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Just finished a charity Quilt, for a Nursing Home. I believe is going to be ruffle at their
    Christmas Lunch. Hope they make good money.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    shared on twitter

  • Linda L.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs or potholders are quick but, if it’s a younger person, I’ll go with a cover for tech gadgets like a phone or tablet.

  • Regina
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I keep a lot of composition books on hand -like the ones you use for school -and will buy them up when back to school supplies go on clearance. A quick go-to project is to make a fabric cover -often with a zippered pouch attached or a pocket for a pen, and a ribbon or elastic closure.

  • Joan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    My favourite easy gift is an embroidered hand towel or a small pouch. Your block is so sweet and thank you for the chance to win.

  • Delphina
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I cheat.
    I use my embroidery machine to do all of the work and depending on what design and size I make, I then decide what to make it into. Most of the time it is a square big enough to fit into a dollar tree photo frame that looks flawless.
    Inexpensive but pretty to look at.

  • LadyD
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    I love tote bags whether plain and simple or special with embroidery motifs such as your cute little bird and flower in the block center…

  • Cynthia Wilbanks
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I love the block and, yes, I love to embroider! Super quick, last minute gift? Since I’ve just started quilting – I’m a knitter/crocheter – I have no quick “favorites” in sewing yet. In knitting it would be washcloths!

  • Gail M
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs are my go to gift, sometimes a table runner if I have time. Thanks for the offer, I enjoy your site.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    from email and love all your patterns Jacquelynne and can’t wait to win the pattern book and start on next Christmas gifts.

  • Sharon York
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick quilt project is the jelly roll race quilt.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Cute block! My favorite go-to quick gift is usually a mug rug (and mug of course!) or a small pouch.

  • Chris W
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I love your block! My favorite last minute projects are mug rugs and pillows.

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    A mug rug. They are just a bit bigger than a fabric postcard and you can be as artsy or as ‘normal’ as you want.

  • Sybil Derderian
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Like so many others, mug rugs & cup cozies are a quickie that is always well received, but my favorite of the moment is using two ultra large hexies, hand stitched 30s style, sandwiched around batting to make a one of a kind pot holder! Stitch across from point to point and when you get to the last point stitch around the edge. Fun way to use odd FQs and brighten someone’s kitchen! Thanks for the chance to expand my library!

  • Linda L.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I’ve forwarded the blog via email.

  • Debbie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    My last minute projects would be mug rugs or pot holders.

  • Wendy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Cute block! I enjoy doing embroidery by hand or machine. I guess my favorite last minute gift would be an angel made on my embroidery machine.

  • Sherri B
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I o enjoy your traditional aspects of quilting! One of these days…I’ll get UFOs caught up and work on more beautiful projects, such as yours! My favorite thing to quickly get through are wall hangings, pillows and baby quilts!

  • Alice M Gillis
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    My quick project to do is pot holders. I have some neat embroidery designs that produce really beautiful gifts. Super fast in the hoop pot holders.

  • Marie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Since I’ve made 15 zipper pouches for Christmas gifts I can now say that it is something I can “whip up”!

  • Marie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I am new to quilting so I don’t really have a go to yet. I think right now it would be to make a mug rug. Thank you for this opportunity

  • Sandra
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Knit makeup washcloths are a quick gift besides mug rugs.

  • Denise Nas
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Pretty little crazy-quilt pincushions are quick, unique, even practical. I think I will finish one I just found stowed away in a box this evening.

  • Christa Dunn
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I like to make quick & easy matchbox car pouches that roll up and tie or Velcro closed! Thanks!

  • Julie B
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Love how the block creates a secondary design. A 10 minute table runner is always quick. A mug rug or small wall hanging are always quick. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  • Nancy A
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Pillow cases are quick and easy. Actually, I like to have things made up, so that when I need something, I can just select something from my gift supply. I am working on a stack of baby bibs right now.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Depending on the time of year, ornament, coaster, or keychain. Multiples if I have them.

  • Christa Dunn
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Shared on twitter!

  • Nancy A
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I shared on FB

  • Carla
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Love this block and how they join! Looks like spring time. My favorite super quick projects are 10 minute table runners and rice/flax therapy bags.

  • Linda
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite go to gift is a cute kitchen towel with fun cookie cutters. I sometimes include a cookie recipe.

  • Beverly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite “go to” gift are mug rugs. Mostly what I’ve done in the past is a quick quilt block for the initial pattern. Then I add other sashes to make it into the proper size.

  • Janet wells
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    My go to quick project is a table runner made from charm squares. It goes together quickly, and I don’t bind it!!! It is turned inside out and top stitched. I have lost track of the number of these I have made!!!

  • MS Barb
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I make pillowcases

  • Christine Martin
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    My quick go to project is fabric flowers.

  • Lyn
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    My quick project is to make a scarf from silky fabric

  • Vicki
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Quick, last minute gift would be a daily devotion book or mini cupcakes from the local bakery. Love reading your blog!

  • Melody DeGraziano
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    I like making envelope pillows. Who doesn’t like something to hug?

  • Patricia Melilli
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Than would be a journal cover!

  • judy valentino
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I like to make mug rugs!!!!!

  • Grace Bryson
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I love how you show several colour variations. This helps me because sometimes I see a pattern but the colours are not what I would use. I love making full size quilts.

  • Debbi
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick sew is a simple wallet with a gift card inside. I love the embroidery on your block!

  • Sarah
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick go-to is a pillow case. I can get one made in less than an hour and that makes me happy! Non-sewing quick items are a crochet hat and/or scarf. Those work up very quickly for me as well!

  • Trudy Keller
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick projects are zippered pouches and mug rugs.

  • Sharon Ihde
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I would make a mini quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Pauline
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quickie gifts are soup bowl cozies and mug rugs. For babies, a double sided receiving blanket with matching burp cloths.

  • Judy G
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I make a hanging kitchen terry towel, matching potholder, and maybe through in a flour sack towel with a band of matching fabric.

  • Laurie Weimar
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quickie is a tote bag

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    My go-to project depends on the age…sometimes I just grab a quilt from stash…often a pincushion or snack mat (with matching mug) is good. I keep a few mugs in a variety of colors on hand.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Cindy S.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I sew very slowly, so I would never attempt sewing a day before gift. I admire those who can just throw something together at the last minute and it looks like they spent hours and hours on it. If I threw something together last minute, sadly, it would look like it.

  • Linda Gentle
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quickie is the French seam pillowcase. I LOVE to put unusual bands on them.

  • Tamara B
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I just discovered microwave cozies – they are fast and fun to make and improve the safety of heating things in the microwave.

  • Charald Comeau
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I like to make the microwave bowl cosies.

  • Nancy in IN
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I do coasters or mug rugs.

  • Kate taylor
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I like to make a bit of everything!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    I like to make balsam pillows for gifts and giveaways.
    I usually make appliqué or stitchery ones, but in a pinch, I can buy novelty fabrics with cute christmas designs, fill them with balsam and instant gift to hand out, whenever I need one.

    Debbie

  • Janie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Pin cushions! Even non-sewers love them. Wool makes up ver quickly but leftover squares from previous projects work well too!

  • Amy Cofer
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I keep a stash of hexie papers I cut with my Fiskars punch, some fabric scraps, misc. buttons, & pieces of ribbon handy to whip up little wreath-shaped ornaments for a quick little gift. My favorite are the ones made with 3/4 inch hexies.

  • Patricia Hersl
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Do I have to admit it? I don’t have one.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Your little bird block is gorgeous, Jacquelynne. I make up covered hangers as quick gifts for friends. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • Judys
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I will make zippered pouches of different sizes if I’m in a hurry!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I love you block whether leaving the center empty or appliquéd or embroidered, it is very versatile. Recently I needed and quick gift for a little girl so I quickly put together a picnic ‘tablecloth’ with appliquéd placemats, plates, spoons and forks. It went perfect with the felt food and picnic basket from IKEA. Thanks!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I like to make table runners.
    Joyce
    bhwf@farmerstel.com

  • Joanne Larson
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Quick and easy self binding receiving blankets and burp cloths to match.
    Thank you!!!

  • Kiy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is a set of 4 table napkins. They make great house warming gifts.

  • Judy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    For a last minute gift I like to make microwave pot holders or coasters. Both are loved by the recipient.

  • Dianne
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs!

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I’d have to say my favorite super-quick project is a runner or topper. I try to keep a couple on hand for those things that pop up. Congrats for being published in 2 mags! Love your block!

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    I shared you post on Twitter.

  • Jeannie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    I love making quilts from left over blocks, I start the center with the left over blocks and build on them with borders and blocks around them. I think the 100 block magazine would be lovely to make a sampler quilt with.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I turn to mug rugs. Can be made for any occasion.

  • Laura
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift/prize is a covered notebook. So easy to change the theme for various events and people.

  • Jeannie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Shared on my facebook page for all my quilty girl friends to enter as well

  • Mary Chevalier
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    For a quick project i make mugrugs ,and they are so easy too make just for the person you are giving it too.

  • Laura
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I just shared on FB. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Jeanne
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I like to make ornaments or pincushions–you know those cute triangular chicken ones? Those are fun to make. I can’t wait to see what new ideas are in this new collection from Quiltmaker. So happy your block was chosen to be in the collection.

  • Chris K
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Love your Walk in the Park block! I have made table runners, place mats, and napkins for quick gifts

  • Tamara J Bosley
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift to make is a reversible tote bag. You can never have too many, right?? :)

  • Susan V
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    My go to gift is a Wonder Wallet. It’s an older Lazy Girls pattern that I’ll bet I’ve made 100 of over the years. I know they are appreciated because I’ve often had requests for a second one after a couple of years-they wear out!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I love your block! My favorite quickie gift is a mug rug!

  • Martha Morgan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    My go to is a quick embroidered towel, mug rug, coaster. I really like to have a few of these done just in case, if you know what I mean.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I shared the link on Facebook!

  • Faith
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I just Love your work.
    My favorite quick thing to make is a mug rug.

  • Stephanie L.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I love to add trim to general kitchen towels. Makes them cute rather than plain and they are always useful.

  • vera schmidt
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    always love reading Quiltmakers 100 block If I need quick gift coasters are easy to make and are appreciated…mug rugs would probably be a quick second.

  • Verena Jones
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to win!

    My favorite quick gift is a kitchen towel with an embroidered section and the large ric rac on it!

  • Beverly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    My go to quick project is a tea towel where I have appliquéd some sort of seasonal figure.
    Almost done my cozy afternoon quilt, will post picture hopefully in the next week or so!

  • Alys
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    My super quick project is a mug rug, unless it is near Christmas and then it is a folded tree with a cinnamon stick trunk.

  • Peggie Purchase
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    My favourite quick project to make for hostess gifts and other emergency gift situations are “towel drapes”… a very simple tie-like project that has both quilting and embroidery and only takes about 2 hours to make from start to finish. It just hangs over a towel as a little decorating extra.

  • Cheri Johnson
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I like to make table toppers and pillows for quick gifts

  • Judi Wambles
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Pillows – I have learned to keep pillow forms on hand for those “Oh my gosh, I forgot”. Most of the time I know how someone decorates their home, so I choose my fabric and design accordingly. I love using hand embroidery to add that personal touch.

  • VirginiaK
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m in the zippered or draw string bag camp.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Oooooh!!! What a cute little bird… I have not seen that magazine here in England so it would be awesome to win one :)
    I am still quite new to quilting, learning all the time…. For quickness and fun factor I would whip up a heap if mug mats as there are so many different ways they can be designed. I like to see and applique so combining that with a quilt block would look great, I think :)
    Smiles :)

  • Chris
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I have over 100 easy little patterns to “WHIP UP!” The first thing that comes to my mind is making a dozen coasters for wine glasses, 4 colors of triangle for the top, 1 color for under the 4 triangles, 1 color on the bottom & a thin batting for the center.

  • Ruth Sunday
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    My favorite go to project – well, there are 2. These are two items no crafter or quilter ever have enough of: Project Bags and Tote Bags. For the Tote Bags, I like to use pillow panels for the front and back, coordinating fabric for the sides, bottom and handles. For project bags, you need a zipper, two fat quarters and a chubby 1/8 of coordinating fabrics and an 18 x 22″ piece of clear vinyl. Both projects go together really well and quilting is shown off rather than piecing. Although I have appliqued or pieced the larger sides on both projects if I have time.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    my super quick project would be a pair of pillowcases. and if I had time I would do some embroidery on the ends. thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest. have a great holiday.

  • Maxine E.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    My go to quick projects are zippered pouches and hot pads.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    My favorite superquick project is to go to the store and buy something! LOL. I have made some gift bags or gift card holders and put a purchased gift inside. Not everything has to be hand made.

  • Jessica Turcotte
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I have a few go-to options…mug rugs, table toppers, pot holders, and even little ornaments are all nice options.

  • Lori Chvojka
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I like to make the 10 minute table runner and since my sister bought me a new embroidery machine I can quilt them quicker and fancier if I want!!

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I love the little birdie too. I also love combining embroidery and patchwork. My got to get it done project is a table runner or door banner done in 9-patch and snowball blocks. Thanks for all the great ideas, they inspire me.

  • Janet E.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Love your birdie block and hexie pillow!!!!!! My quick projects are FSL Angels and pincushions.
    Thanks for the chance to win this magazine!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Goodison
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Love the little bird embroidery you have done My quick project is usually coaster for the season we are in can make a set of 6 in the evening Thank you

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Love the block It soo much like spring. Thanks for showing a quilt option too

  • Carolyn Block
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I have small seasonal patterns that I keep on hand to make 12×12 mini quilts. They are quick and easy to make.

  • Lisa Cowell
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Seems like lately nothing goes very fast. I used to be able to turn out a knitted blanket and hat in a weekend. Now it takes longer than that to gather my supplies.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Pretty block- would love to win the magazine. Thanks

  • Blanche Schaudt
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Mug Rugs or snap purses of various sizes are my quick gifts…and I like to look at seasonal material I have left over from past projects to make them with.

  • Kelly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Can’t go past a table runner! Handy also because you can use up off cuts off batting ✂

  • Judy Allen
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    My quick project is grab it potholders. I can use leftover bits of fabric and batting.

  • rachelle
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    my quick go to project is the hour table runner and/or taking a panel and framing it to make a quick wall hanging or table topper or baby quilt/lap quilt. all depends on the size and how many borders or the size of the panel.

  • Cindy Schultz
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift is to embroider a bath towel or kitchen towel.

  • Jodi Pagano
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Love the block! So pretty.
    My favorite quick project is a personalized embroidered pillow for the season/holiday/occasion.

  • GeeGee
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Love, Love your block! Congrats on a winning entry! I always keep extra blocks made so when I need a quick project, I make one into a pillow. You can never have too many pillows, right?

  • Kris Ross
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I love to make candle mats and include a battery candle

  • Jeanne Brown
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    I love the bird in the block. I like to make microwave bowl, hot pads for a quick gift everyone love them.

  • Doris
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    My last minute gift project would be one which can be useful for everyone. It is a band of fabric made to be used to corral charging cords for electronic gadgets. Very easy to make, very quickly made and very useful. Takes only a small amount of fabric and a piece of velcro.

  • April J
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I like to sew up a small bag/tote and put some goodies in it. Works great for “stocking stuffers”, too. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • jaime
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I’ve had to do that.. whip up a super quick quilt in record time. I made a couple of quilts for my daughters dance team, silent auction. I had only hours to make a quilt and finish it in time for the auction, but I did it. Lap size, crib size quilts, but finished and ready for auction in like 24 – 48 hours.
    And I would love to win this 100 quilt blocks issue because Barnes and Noble doesn’t carry it in this part of the country.
    thanks so much !

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    When time is short, I make a pillowcase.

  • Mary Baker
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    For quick gifts I have often made pillowcases, tote bags and mug rugs.

  • Cyndy Knapp
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    For a super quick gift, I’d make a mug rug.

  • Bonnie Kemper
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Pot holders are a quick project and akways needed. I love the embroidery. I sm currently finishing a Christmas stocking for my granddaughter. Look forward to your next project.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I love that the block is so versatile! It looks great with or without the embroidery. I don’t do well at quick projects, lol! Everything takes me longer than I think it will, so if time is really short, I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying that gift :)

  • Tammy
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    A potholder with 3 pieces of fabric and one piece of batting

  • Cynthia
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I like the simplisity of the embroidery pattern.

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    My super quick go to gift is a set of bowl potholders. I make a matched set that includes sizes to fit a medium and large serving dish, then enough soup bowl sized ones based on the number of people in the family.

  • Nicole Sender
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    My favorite super-quick project is a tote bag!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

  • Sue Nugent
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    For a super quick gift, I like the 10 minute table runner or Pillow cases

  • Linda P in IL
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Your little bird is a cutie! I like to make pillowcases for quick gifts, I love Quiltmaker 100 magazine. I have most of them, but I have to drive out of town to get them, so I am missing a few. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Marguerite Namdar
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really have a go to project. But I would probably do a simple table runner or placemats.

  • Marcia
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift is a table mat or 10 minute table runner. Quick and easy and appreciated.

  • Marlene Carlson
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs using my embroidery machine are a quick easy gift to make for anyone.

  • Sue Nugent
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    I shared your contest on Facebok

  • Suzanne
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    My quick project would be fabric coasters, that you weave, sew and turn.

  • Sandra W
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I like to make zippered pouches or a quick fabric basket.
    I always add a tab with a ring to the pouches and leather handles (from scraps) for the baskets.

  • Elaine M.
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I like to make a pillowcase out of fabric in the person’s interests if I can. Love your block. That center sure opens up a lot of different possibilities to make it very unique.

  • Judith Martinez
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    My go to quick gift project is a storage sleeve for plastic grocery sacks.

  • Judith Martinez
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    shared on facebook judith martinez

  • Judith Martinez
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  • Barb Jolly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    A Makeup Bag!

  • BONNIE THIEM
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I whip up some potholders or a mug rug or the 10 minute tablerunner.

  • Lena Hussey
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Your design is adorable and will make a great lap quilt for my MIL who loves to sit and watch the birds at her feeders. My favorite quick gift items are tea towels, some embroidered or banded in fabric to match kitchen decor, easy pin cushions and quilted pot holders. I throw in a couple of fat quarters and a quick and easy quilt block pattern.

  • Mary Lou
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick quilt is a potholder or mug rug. Thx for your embroidery videos – I picked up supplies today and am off to give it a try! ?

  • Yvonne Ross
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick project would be the Cathedral window pincushion. I love using beautiful fabrics to peek out the windows and either black or cream window frames. I have a stack of blocks cut out ready to use when I need to.

  • Pamela
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    It depends on the occasion & who the recipient will be. If it’s a fellow quilter, a pincushion & needle case are good gift ideas. If it’s a non-quilter, perhaps a mug rug or tablerunner or maybe a set of coasters. I can also knit a pair of mittens quickly, if that’s needed. I really love to sew quick projects in-between the big projects.

  • Mary
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    My super quickly is either coasters or snap-top purses (with the metal ruler closures). When there’s a tad more time I like hand stitching hexi-balls with soft batting for baby gifts.
    Love how you combine embroidery with quilting.

  • Charlie Rhea
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Love your block, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Karen Shackleford
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My go-to project is a key fob. Thanks for the chance!

  • mindi
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Your little birdie is adorable! Love your 100 blocks giveaway! Thanks for the chance(s) to win!
    I like making mug rugs too for a hurry up gift. Or a big block throw pillow. I always have a couple of pillow inserts around…just in case. Pin cushions are also fast & fun to make in a pinch.

  • Diane Ruth Antle
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I love to make mug rugs they are a quick project. thanks for the chance to win!

  • Renea
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    My go to quick project is a market bag. Everyone loves them! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

  • Mindy Saye
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a easy table runner pattern, or a snap bag pattern. Also coasters are nice and easy.

  • Sharon
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I love your block! I like to make a table runner that is quick & easy. Sometimes I will make a small bag. I always buy the Quiltmaker 100 blocks, I have quite a collection so it would be great to win a copy. Thank you.

  • Karin
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Mug rug with matching cup cozy – and if I have enough time, I will monogram the cup cozy. I love the sweet birdie block! I love to embroider, and your designs are so sweet!

  • Jo Anne Hawks
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Knitted dish cloth or zipper pouch.

  • Janet Jordan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I keep pretty tea towels from All About Blanks on hand, some are Christmas, some have beautiful crochet lace and some just have fun polka dots. When I need a quick gift I usually monogram one & embroidery a Christmas design on on another one. Giving 2 beautiful, personalized tea towels!
    I also love your block, thanks for the contest!

  • Linda Zumwalt
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is a tablerunner.

  • apple blossom
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    mug rugs

  • apple blossom
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  • Janie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Very sweet block. Definitely place mats! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Caryn
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    I saw your birdie pillow in Q&M and said to myself, “Hey! How cool is that!? I “know” her!”
    My quick last minute projects are table runners, placemats & mug rugs, simple tote bags, zipper pouches, and very quick fleece scarves & hats.

  • Bunnye Botter
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    my favorite thing to make is a travel size pillow case which is personalized or with a cute embroidery on the band.

  • Linda Taylor
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    A quick microwave bowl hotpad is a go-to project for me! Thanks for this giveaway offer. BTW, thank you for including scripture and inspirational quotes on your pages.

  • Anita R
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Cute birdie block! I love making baby blankets that are just layered on top of each other with a mitered edge or zippy pouches for girls. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    For a quick gift, I love to make strip-pieced table runners.
    Congrats on being in both publications!

  • Beverly McKnight
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift is a mug rug.

  • Mimi
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is a table topper, which can be as elaborate as I have time for.

  • Connie
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Mugrugs or coasters are my go to gifts.

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    A mug rug would be a great quickie project for a gift.

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I sent this in an email. :-)

  • Judi
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    My quick go to project are machine embroidered or other mug rugs! I always have a few of the Dollar Store mugs and some teas to wrap together.

  • Barbara Thibeault
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I like to make mug rugs, placemats and small table centerpieces..All can be made with scraps..I try to make some if these in advance so I have a quick something ready !!!

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I am not fast at sewing. If I need a last minute gift, I usually bake something like pumpkin bread, no bake cookies, or fudge.

  • Doris White
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I make table runners using 2 yards of fabric.

  • Cindy from Oak Park CA
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    my quick go to project is reversible microwave bowl covers/cozies. cute, fast, and useful

  • Susan
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy making table runners and your embroidery is beautiful.

  • vickie clark
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Pads for the table to put hot dishes on i can use leftover blocks.

  • Heidi Story
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    My current favorite super-quick project is burp cloths. I have been gifting these about once a month to local new mothers. They all love the thicker, homemade cloths ability to absorb baby spit.

  • Gena Watters
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Pillowcase or machine monogramed tote

  • Nancy Roraback
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I love your block! I am already a huge fan of your work! My favorite to to quick project is an organized scrappy table runner or mug rug. They are quick and easy to piece and quilted in the ditch and I can choose fabrics to fit any occasion.

  • Janet in ND
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    My go-to projects is a pillowcase or a small table topper. I love the block you made and need to get back to doing more embroidery!

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite is mug rugs, but I also love making table toppers.

  • morgaine
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    I love to do a MugRug with a theme related to the person or at least with its name and give it away with a matching Mug.
    Also a little cosmeticbag, filled with a mirror, a tissue-map and a teabag-map I love to give away. These things I have allways ready in stuff.
    sunny greetings
    morgaine

  • morgaine
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Sorry, typing error in the last post in my email address.
    sunny greetings
    morgaine

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on being in two publications at once. For a quick gift I pick something small and simple like a table runner. For a church auction item at the last minute I would probably sew a charm square baby quilt using a charm pack. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    I shared on Twitter.

  • Julie in WA
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    I like to make potholders for a quick project!

  • Suzi smith
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    Totes or mug rugs are quick and easy for a nice gift.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    Oh, great block … we love walks in the park!
    My ‘go to’ quick gift would be a pot mitt, cafetiere sleeve or a tissue pack holder. These are all quick & easy and I have a few favourite self-drafted patterns that I love!

  • dominique
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    my project is a blanket for my next grand son. Thank you for all

  • Estie
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    I enjoy making click-it bags (using metal tape measure) and little fabric boxes as fast gifts.

  • Rommy
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    My little quick project is making a little dreamquilt for the hospital

  • Sherrylyn
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    My go to if I have time is a tablerunner……….however, I think I must try a quilted wine bag with my friends. LOL

  • Cecelia
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    A baked item and set of coasters or mug rug would be my choice for a quick gift.
    Thanks for the give-away!

  • Donna
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Excited to try a new pattern!

  • Lizzie in Sweden
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    I love to make appliqued linen dish towels, that I finish with either my own stash of home made or some pre-made bias tape!

  • Renie
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    I always have a few things in my gift drawer. Items from classes I have taken or pattern samples. Always prepared.
    I really enjoy hand embroidery and love your work.

  • cathy karinen
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I go to mug rugs and table runnrs.

  • Sue singer
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I will make up a kit. I dye my own wool and can easily design a pincushion or ornament

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, What an adorable block!! Congratulations on your inclusion to this issue. I absolutely love your work. God has truly blessed you.

  • Carol
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    I pick up cute coffee mugs and have hand knitted pair of slippers on hand. Including a pack of cocoa or some teas and like at this time of year a candy cane make a nice gift. Who doesn’t put their feet up to relax, read a book or work on their handwork! Men even don’t seem to mind hand knitted slippers. Lately, I’ve event made a mug rug to go with it. After this week of finishing most of my Christmas gifts, I’ve vowed to have a bigger stash of prepaid items. I enjoyed following your BOM – my first time trying this. Hopefully, I can get my daughter to help me send you the results as I’m not the best with this computer stuff.

  • Kathy Kauth
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I like to whip up either a pot holder, or a bottle apron which can be for a bottle of wine or depending on what it is you need it for it could be liquid soap or olive oil etc.

  • Rosemarie
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    I like to whip up a tablerunner in a hurry. Thanks!

  • Rachel Gagnon
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Some of my favorite quick projects are blankets for my furry friends at the SPCA –
    thank you for the nice giveaway and congratulations on your achievements!

  • Carol Reiter
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelyn,
    My favorite time is sitting at the sewing machine and making totes and bags. I love to give them as gifts and fill them up with little surprises. Maybe someday you will receive a giftbag from me filled with surprizes.

  • Betty K
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    My favorite projects are table runners or bookmarks.
    Thanks for the chance to win a book with all these wonderful blocks to make.

  • Sharon L
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    If it’s for someone who stitches in some form, a pincushion is a great quick project. Otherwise probably a pillowcase.

  • Carol
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Mug Rugs and 10 minute table runners make quick gifts and are a great way to use up fabric that you love but don’t have much of.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I love to make totes when I’m in need of a quick gift — or when I need a quick finish to boost my spirits!

  • Linda
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Since I’m still learning, a disappearing 9 patch is pretty quick for me to make, or a jelly roll race!

  • Tina Gordon
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    I would make a tote bag out of some super cool fabric!!

  • Anna Shetler
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I love to read your posts. I only subscribe to about two blogs (on quilting) and one is yours. Love your ideas and patterns. Might try hand embroidery. Thanks for so many good ideas.

  • Vickie
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    My go to last minute gifts are: 10 minute table runner or quilt as you go baby quilt.

  • Gillian
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I love your bird – so pretty. My quick craft item would be a pin cushion, as I usually have two or three cut out and ready to sew.

  • Elizabeth
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    When I need a quick gift, I have been making microwave bowl potholders and have even had a request for more.
    Thanks for all you share.

  • Chrysanthemum
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    My super quick project: well: yesterday, one of my quilti friends was picking me up for our circle and I remembered just before she arrived that she had just celebrated another 60+ birthday, so I ran back down the stairs and rummaged in my “treasure” drawer and pulled out a “jewelry bag”. When I make one of something simple, I usually make several….easier to cut out several items than just one… And then in time of a birthday, or a celebration, or a “Christmas Tea”, I don’t have to panic… In fact, Sinterklaas is coming and the parcels need to be mailed to the kids and grandkids and in the “treasure box” are “hot chocolate” placemats and mug rugs that inspired me into making them last winter. Just perfect for light gifts to slow mail…… I don’t plan a “home” for these items, they are just fun to do and eventually they find their way into someone else’s life, onto a charity table or as a gift. Keep Calm and Quilt On…..

  • Connie
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift are pincushions. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I would make a mug coster. THank you for sharing

  • Gail
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I can whip up a quilt as you go table runner pretty quickly.

  • Linda
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Mug rugs are my favorite. Quick, detailed and just great!

  • Debbie J
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick project would be a gift card holder, pot holder or candle mat!
    Thanks for all you do, the giveaways and your projects. dj

  • MJ Snyder
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Love the birdie embroidery in the center . It gives this a modern
    Twist with the solid fabrics. I love mini zip coin purses for a quick gift.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    After making my own, the Spell it With Moda mini letters block. Plan on making each of my son’s and their girlfriends one for Xmas gifts now. Love your newsletter and IG posts BTW.

  • Lee Singleton
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    For a quick gift I love giving EPP mug rugs,… Quick gifts for silent auctions are table runners, English paper pieced appliqued tea towels, magic pillowcases and place mats. Have recently made your hexi table runner in red and green, unfortunately it went for an auction before I had time to take a picture to post.

    I love your e-magazine and your site… and am inspired to be even more creative, love your passion, blessing.

  • Althea Foster
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to whip up quickly is a simple lap quilt eg the jelly roll race quilt..

  • Kathy Luehrs
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    a super cute 10 minute table runner – they can use it anywhere

  • PattyS
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I love your block with the birdie. Can’t wait to try one. My fast gift are Mug Rugs or Wine Bottle Bags

  • Deb
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Since I’m a beginner I stick to a mug rug or the jelly roll race quilt.

  • barbara mcgahee
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I would make a quilted microwave potato bag. very cute and useful, or quilted coaster set. I could make a table runner pretty quickly also, Love this website as it offers great ideas

  • carolyn montgomery
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    my fave last min projects are pot holders and microwave bowls.

  • ColleenM
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Unfortunately, most of the gifts I actually make are time intensive. I think the quickest thing I could make would be a crocheted infinity scarf. I have done that a couple of times.

  • Kathy
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Mug rugs are fairly easy and lend themselves perfectly to personalization. Fun to give – and receive. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  • Betty Jo Chaplin
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    My favorite item to make quickly is a mini quilt. The day before my grandson’s birthday, I made a little quilt for his bunny using the leftovers from the Avenger’s quilt I made for him.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    The quickest project there is that I make is fabric covered buttons with a flat back. You can hot glue them to something or just glue a magnet on the back and it’s a great fridge magnet.

  • Karen
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love to make quick projects among my longer ones, usually a pillow, mug rug or small table runner

    createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I like cooking and quilting so it’s either a couple pot holders or a tea towel apron. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I make smalls all year and tuck them in a basket for emergencies during the holidays. Those are ornaments, glass jars with stitched/quilted tops to fill up with something fast. I also have a good stash of journals and special pens. These are my go-to in a fast minute items and they have saved me many a time.

  • Mary
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I love your new bird block. A new great niece is due tomorrow and I will make a quilt for her from this pattern. My favorite quick gift item is monogrammed towels. I keep a stash of completed ones and then embroider the proper initials just before giving. I am a beginning quilter and would love to win to the 100 magazine. Lots of new methods to learn. Your blog is so informative and easy to understand instructions especially for a beginner. Thanks for all the time you spend working on the blog.

  • Karen
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is coaster sets or mug rug. Small and quick but a usable gift.

  • Fransak
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I’ve been playing around with fabric bowls lately, round and square. So quick,easy and fun.

  • Debbie B
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Love your block! For a quick gift I enjoy making a coaster or mug rug. Thanks!

  • Kay mc
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    A 10-minute table runner is a quick gift to whip up & everyone always loves them. I really like your block & the embroidery. I love to do embroidery, but never seem to have the time to sit down & do it.

  • rebecca
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    your square with the bird is darling. thanks for such a great giveaway

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Your block is great with a lot of creative potential. I’ve been wanting to do an embroidered quilt…this just might be the one. Thanks for sharing. My favorite quick sew lately is fabric baskets/boxes.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Shared your post on Facebook.

  • Margaret Dukes
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    At the very last minute, I decided to make my “diva” girlfriend a little gift for her birthday. It was a small paper pieced high-heeled shoe (she’s “all into” shoes). And of course, it had to be in pink tones. There were a ka-zillion tiny pieces to it because I reduced the size to finish at 6″.

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Carol P– Adorable birdie block. I love birdie quilts. SOO, Tweet,Tweet. Would love to win the Free Giveaway.

  • Fransak
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I have been playing with fabric bowls and boxes lately. Such fun!

  • Terri
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Right now, my favorite quick gift is the microwaveable bowl. Such a useful and handy gift to give.

  • Carrie P.
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Your block is adorable. I love to make up potholders are tea towels for quick gifts.

  • Chris Peterson
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I like to make fabric boxes and covered rope bowls.

  • Kay Strong
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I actually have two quick projects that I make and the first is a small zipper bag and the second is a pillow case. The zipper bag is my favorite because you can use scraps, quilt as you go, and make them fit the person so easy.

  • marlene kennedy
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    A last minute gift is usually an appliqued dish towel, or a table runner, with small loaves of banana bread.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I have a quick Liberty Lawn pouch that I have made in an evening for a gift. I’ve made quite a few of them quickly. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

  • Pam Shallenberger
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    My most quickest thing to make is candle mats & matching coasters.

  • Judy McNeel
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I like to make pincushions and thread catchers for quick gifts. I’m presently making your Sunflower Pincushion for a gift exchange.

  • Karen Stephens
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I have a gift box that I keep full of all kinds of things I’ve made or bought.
    Mug rugs, hanging kitchen towels, jewelry, knit shawls, and many other gifts.

  • Denise
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I would sew a mugrug or a small pouch!

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I think a quick table runner, mug rug or coasters are my favorite “fast gifts.” Lovely block. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. utahoosier at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I love to make zippered pouches for quick gifts. You can personalize them, make them in a variety of sizes, andthe fabric choices are endless!

  • Sheila
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Love all of your work. I like making fabric sunglass holders. I use batiks and decorate them with buttons or some kind of applique

  • Sheila
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I like to make fabric sunglass cases with batiks and decorate with an applique or buttons

  • Linda Davidson
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I usually have to do some planning in order to have just the right fabric. I don’t have a big stash of fabric. Like others, I make mug rugs for last-minute gifts. It’s very quick and easy on the embroidery machine–and very much appreciated. Sometimes I do pillows. There’s a JoAnn’s within ten minutes of my house, so it’s easy to run out and get a pillow form at the last minute.

  • Deanna Klintworth
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I really love your block and the many ways to use it. I’m a slow sewer, love picking up gifts as the year goes on.

  • Chiska
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I have a relaxing neck pillow pattern that’s my go to for last minutes.

  • Nanette
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    My quick and easy gift is small casserole holders. They work really well and I embroider herbs on them. I use mine for a metal handled kettle.
    Your block reminds me of the last time I walked the beautiful gardens in Paris, many, many years ago, just the tiny hedges surrounding the flower beds. I would make a table runner with little embroideries of Paris land-marks.

  • Diane O
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Very cute block, love the bird and pathways!! Thanks. o diane (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Mónica
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Mi proyecto rápido es hacer posavasos e individuales de tela!

  • Mónica
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    He compartido el sorteo en Facebook.

  • Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I love your embroidery patterns and this little bird is no exception. Thanks for sharing your talent so generously. I have lately been making hexagon table toppers. Quick and easy!

  • Liz
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Birdie is sooo cute! I like to make little gifts, like bookmarks and tiny fabric envelopes, for small treasures. Thanks! (my email doesn’t go to my phone, I have to check it at night at home!)

  • Diana Salmon
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I like to do scrappy bookmarks.

  • Diane N
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick gift is a set of mug rugs or placemats.

  • Rebecca Schmitt
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is placemats!

  • Cindy Simonson
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I would make fleece booties with personalized applique on the toes.

  • Pam Foster
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    If I need a quick make I usually fall back on a heart with appropriate embroidery to suit the person. I have just made a fabric sack for a friend they are so quick to make and she has just started to quilt so the sack has lots of lovely things in side that would be useful for quilting.

  • annie
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    My favorite project is quick & easy!
    I no longer want projects drawn out for months like I use to do.
    Coasters, note book covers, fabric jewelry, and bracelets,etc., all things that can be made in a few hours or a day, they make my heart sing.
    I loved your birdy block

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick gifts are pot holders, mug rugs, bowl holders or a bag. I love sewing.

  • Gloria
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I love your birdie block – and I love to embroider! My go-to would be a small wall hanging, usually with an embroidered block that I would already have made.

  • Helen Hooper
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    I love to embroider in the large areas of quilt blocks but I am not artistic enough to draw them myself. So I love people like you who can draw them for me, I love your design.

  • Trainpeg
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    My favorite project is a 1 hour table runner. Not quilted, but a really quick gift when needing something fast.

  • Carol Kussart
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick project is a set of coasters. Sometimes I make a “10 minute” table runner. Your block is cute–congratulations on having it in the magazine!

  • Marsha Clark
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    A quick project would be mini pocket prayer quilts or mug rugs.
    Love you block ! I would use applique or fussy cut something for the centers. :)

  • Posted November 20, 2015 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I love this pattern as I love bird patterns in general. This is super cute and would be easy and fast to complete. If I need a quick gift, I would make a 10-minute table runner. Also, I usually have some table runner tops made and ready to quilt. I like the triangle frenzy table runner pattern also–fast and looks great.

    Thanks for sharing. I will definitely check out your patterns!

  • Pam C
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I love your block! I don’t know if these are super quick, but I like making quilted table runners or baby quilts for quick gifts.

  • Quilting soon I hope! : )
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    bookmark or rug mug is the shortest for sure! but I’m thinking it’s totally worth taking the time to make the adorable little bird with the flower twice the size of himself! : )

  • Posted November 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I have a Liberty Lawn pouch pattern that I can sew in an evening (which I have done) for a quick gift. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

  • Debbie Miller
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I love pincushions and make them year round. I make all sorts pieced, wool applique and character-mostly chickens. When a quick gift is needed, I either donate one of them or let the gift receiver pick their own. Most are like kids in a candy store and have a hard time picking out their favorite!

  • Annette Bratke
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I like to do crochet scarves for super quick projects.

  • Linda Halcomb
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Last-minute gift making freaks me out! I’m a planner & I want things done ahead of time. If I had to have a last minute gift, I would use my embroidery machine to make an angel or other quick project.

  • Judy
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    My quick to make gift is to take a flour sack towel and either hand or machine embroider something on it or even do a machine applique. Your block is so pretty with the embroider and the fabrics you have chosen.

  • Jill Davies
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quick to sew, gift-giving project is travel trays with matching tissue holders. These are quick and easy and are very practical and useful.

  • Beth
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    My quick gift is a quilted journal cover – I keep notebooks for this purpose!

  • Karen
    Posted November 21, 2015 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Table runners are quick and can be any size. My problem usually is what color I should make it.

  • Betty Harden
    Posted November 21, 2015 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    Love your block. Congratulations on being in two magazines at once. That is an accomplishment for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win a magazine. I make quilted pot holders for a quick gift. Also like to make microwave potato bags, they are really quick to make and very useful.

  • Posted November 21, 2015 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Love your tiny pumpkins. I am a self taught quilter. Stay up nights and explore new books and patterns. Just can’t enough of quilty Stuff.

  • Ulrike
    Posted November 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    i’m a pillowmaker ..i love sewing pillows for everyone … becuase everyone need something cosy and to comfort yourself … my granny, my nephews. friends …. live is hard enough … get something to kuschel with it and relax!!!!!!! i love youre newsletter!!!!!! it always reminds me that its ok to do “little nice projects to it doesnt always has to be a whole quilt for everybody!!!! as a gift !!! as long you do it with your heart!!!

  • Marie
    Posted November 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Cute bird! If it’s a gift for a quilter friend, I may create a fat quarter pack. For others I will usually stamp, cut, glue and fold a set of greeting cards.

  • LoAnn T
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    My favorite go to is a table runner, mug rug, potholder, or hot pad.

  • Joan Ross
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    My favorite quick projects are aprons, potholders and quilt-as-you-go mug rugs and table runners. I LOVE your new birdie pattern!! :-)

  • Debi Reininger
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I love to make folded star potholders, they make up in about 20 minutes.

  • Claire Sutherland
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  • Posted November 22, 2015 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    My favourite quick projects are tote bags, useful and simple to make so perfect as a last minute project x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  • Carla
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I love to make pillow cases using different decorative stitching to give the cases a little extra added touch.

  • Posted November 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I would love the magazine. We always need inspiration for our Quilts of Valor.
    creatins4u7@aol.com

  • Rose Landon
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    My quick and easy project is a table runner. You can make them for any season and they look great.

  • Christine - nannystitch
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I’m coming back to quilting after about 30 years! So I could really use your fabulous book. I think a good last minute project would be a nice mug rug or coaster or a pot holder. I also just saw a tutorial on a quilt as you go table runner. I actually think I could pull that off! :)

    Christine – nannystitch

  • Anne
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    My go to quick gift if a set of 4 fabric coasters finished with decorative stitching. Enjoying your blog posts which are packed with beautiful pictures.

  • Donna W
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Mug rugs are my go to quick gift.

  • Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    If I need a quick gift I make either a pin cushion or a mug rug. I love buying mugs at TJMaxx, Marshall’s, and Home Goods for $3 or $4, especially when they have inspirational verses or phrases printed on them. Since I always have tea on hand I include a couple of varieties for the recipient to enjoy along with a new mug for a really special, but inexpensive, gift.

  • Linda Cartwright
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    If I am in a rush to make a quilt, I will make a bow tie quilt. Very quick and easy. Place mats are another quick gift.

  • Linda Cartwright
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    I also shared this on Facebook.

  • Kathryn Errante
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really have favorite quick projects. I love to combine embroidery and quilting, so I really love your projects. Thank you for the free BOM’s, and the chance for the give-away!

  • Lizzie in Sweden
    Posted November 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I love to make hand made linen dish towels, and bind them either with my own binding or store bought. I pink the edges of the linen and pre-wash in hot, so they are as tough as can be before I finish them. I love to applique them too, if I have time :) Beautiful birdie block!

  • Janan Doster
    Posted November 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I love to give a “Sunshine” basket to my friends on their birthdays. Collect as many fabrics that you can that have the color yellow in them. I usually purchase fat quarters. Then I hunt for cute small patterns, any quilty notions that are yellow, DMC floss, threads, scissors, pins, pincushions, patterns, notepads…….. Then I wrap up a couple of the “yellow” items and have a wonderful “Sunshine” gift for my firends!

  • Posted November 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I love making little zipper pouches. Who doesn’t need one to organize their stuff. It makes a great gift and you can fill it with something yummy too… like chocolate. :)

  • Sandra Wilburn
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Dang…..I missed the deadline…poo. I am behind on reading my emails…..oh well. Love your site though!

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