There is nothing quite as satisfying as quilting a handmade item to beautify your own home or the homes of your friends and family members. Now that the holidays are in full swing, it's the perfect time to share some inspiring handmade gift ideas for the home that will make lovely heartfelt presents this holiday season and throughout the year.
Throw quilts are lovely handmade gifts to make for the home. There are lots of of simple lap and throw quilt patterns that go together in a jiffy. Check out this fun and easy Sugar Cookies throw quilt pattern, which uses 5" and 10" squares? Customize the fabrics to recipient's liking, and we're sure this will become a cozy staple in their living room all winter long.
Table runners are great quick-to-stitch gifts for the home. Sew up a simple table runner using seasonal fabrics, or use everyday fabrics to make table runners that are functional all year long.
Pillows and pillowcases are another welcome handmade gift for the home. They are fast and easy to make, and you can use seasonal fabrics or fabrics that coordinate with your everyday decor when sewing them. See our post 2 Pillow Finishing Techniques You'll Use Again and Again to learn how to install a back flap opening or zipper opening in your pillow. The FREE Mariner's Star pillow pattern seen above by Craftsy member dontcallmebetsy is a fun and quick way to add some flair to a space.
Photo via Fig Tree & Co.
Creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind dishtowels is a fun and functional project. What's more, you can generally use scraps and smaller pieces of fabric to embellish them. Check out this fast and easy Mason Jars appliqué dishtowel pattern by Joanna Figueroa, instructor of the Craftsy class Simple Fresh Quilts. It's sure to be a favorite to give and to receive.
Fabric baskets in all sizes are another useful and decorative gift to make for the home. They can be used in just about any room of the house for storage, and seasonal fabrics can be used for holiday-themed fabric baskets. Small pieces of fabric along with leftovers from your scrap bin can also be used for sewing fabric baskets. Ayumi at Pink Penguin shares a great tutorial for the patchwork basket seen above. Or, try Noodlehead's divided basket pattern if you are interested in stitching something larger.