Patchwork for Pop: quick Father’s Day gift ideas

Now that we’ve finished honoring Mom (ok, that’s never really finished but you know what I mean!) it’s time to turn our attention to Dad! Father’s Day is coming up fast, and we’re here to help you with some quick projects that the dad in your life is sure to love.

First up is this stylish Wine Zip from the book Simple, Fun & Quickly Done by Terry Atkinson. Use fabric in a theme or colors that Dad loves, tuck in his favorite beverage, and voilà! The perfect gift in no time!

Wine Zip
Wine Zip from
Simple, Fun & Quickly Done

For the game lover, why not whip up this super fast and fun Travel Backgammon Set from the book Sew Gifts! It’s the perfect size for stuffing into a travel bag, and the wool felt construction is both quick to stitch and durable.

Travel Backgammon Set
Travel Backgammon Set from
Sew Gifts!

If Dad likes to cook and/or barbecue, whip up this easy Pot Holder and Oven Mitt by Cassie Barden. Add some gadgets, tools, or specialty spices and maybe you won’t have to cook for Dad on his special day! (See what I did there?)

Pot holder pattern Oven mitt pattern
Pot Holder and Oven Mitt by Cassie Barden (find both patterns in The New Handmade)

If you start right away, there’s still time to make a quilt for Dad. This masculine quilt from 12-Pack Quilts by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson uses 12 fat quarters plus a background and binding fabric. It’s foundation pieced on muslin, so once you have your strips cut, the piecing will be done lickety-split.

Waste Not quilt
Waste Not from
12-Pack Quilts

For more great quilt ideas for Dad, take a look at the other projects in 12-Pack Quilts.

Here is another fabulously easy quilt from All About Strips by Susan Guzman. Gather 18 fat quarters plus three yards of background/binding fabric and you’ve got a good-sized quilt that will wrap Dad in love for years to come.

Treble and Bass quilt
Treble and Bass from
All About Strips

What’s your favorite way to celebrate with Dad? Steaks on the barbeque, an afternoon at the ballpark, or simply waiting on him hand and foot while he lounges in his favorite chair? Tell us in the comments!

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