9 quick last-minute Christmas gifts to make in multiples

From Simple Christmas TidingsOkay, it’s not a last-minute Christmas-gift situation yet . . . but it sneaks up on you f-a-s-t, doesn’t it? When you’ve got a holiday party, a work function, or an unexpected guest, you’ll want to spread a little Christmas cheer—quilter style! So why not prep some sewn gifts to give to the people you meet and greet this season?

Today we’ve got nine fun—and f-a-s-t—gifts that you can whip up in multiples. Make a few, make a dozen, make more! You’ll always be ready to hand over a handmade surprise that’s sure to make anyone’s holiday a little brighter. (Plus you give yourself permission to step away from the bustle of the season and sew, sew, sew!)

Embroidered ornaments
Whether you hang them from a tree bough or on a doorknob, these classic embroidered ornaments will bring a smile to everyone who’s lucky enough to get one! Give the ornaments as a set or as singles—get the patterns in
Stitches from the Yuletide by Kathy Schmitz.

Christmastide Coasters
Sprinkle a little patchwork-style Christmas cheer with Jo Morton’s Christmastide coasters—they’ve been a huge hit on our
Instagram! Make your quilt-block pick—Sawtooth Star or Broken Dishes—and then surprise a friend with a coaster or two (a bottle of wine or a tin of cocoa mix would be a great addition too!). Get the patterns in Moda All-Stars: Merry Makers.

Christmas Baubles
This little trio of Christmas ornaments can be fashioned from scraps of fabric and wool gathered straight from your stash. But these baubles aren’t just for the tree—your giftees can mingle them into garlands, perch them on mantels, or nestle them in nooks and crannies throughout their holiday home. Get the patterns in
Simple Christmas Tidings by Kim Diehl.

Strawberry Sewing Trio
Getting together with your sewing buddies for a party during the holidays? This adorable Strawberry Sewing Trio contains a cute needle keeper, pincushion, and scissors shield that are soooo easy to make, many at a time! Turn bits of wool and embroidery floss into fun little gifts that your sewing friends will treasure. Find the patterns in
A Little Something by Roseann Meehan Kermes.

Christmas mini pillows
Share holiday sentiments with these fun mini pillows from Gail Pan—super-easy to embroider and a snap to finish with her single-fold binding technique (
Gail shows you how here). Get the patterns in Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery.

Snowflake Faces Ornaments
You’ll find two options for gifting these Snowflake Faces Ornaments: as ornaments or as whimsical coat pins to wear all winter long! To turn the embroideries into pins, simply use a hot-glue gun to attach a pin backing. Get the patterns in
Snow Happy by Robin Kingsley.

Log Cabin Zippered Wristlet
This Log Cabin Zippered Wristlet by Jennifer Moore features bold fabrics in an easy-to-make wristlet that updates the traditional Log Cabin block. The patchwork is so simple, you’ll be gifting these to all your friends—who, incidentally, will think you’re a genius with needle and thread! Get the pattern in
Lunch-Hour Patchwork.

Christmas pincushions
Mini pillows or pincushions? Your choice! Either way, you can easily sew these cute trinkets with fabrics from your stash, and then mix and match them for holiday giving. Get the patterns in
Just Be Claus by Robin Kingsley.

Summer Fruit Coasters
Charise Randell’s Summer Fruit Coasters are super cute, just like all the projects in her book
Super Cute Paper Piecing! Consider making the cherry coaster with richer reds and greens for more of a winterberry feel, or keep the bright pinks and reds as a happy preview of spring.

What kinds of projects have you made in multiples for gifts: hot pads, ornaments, gift tags, something else? Tell us in the comments!

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