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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16 Comments (leave a comment)

  • We loved working inthe garden.

    —jean balliro on May 22, 2017
  • We are a farm family and that means we, including dad, are working! We each spend some time riding the tractor with dad and take turns making a sandwich lunch and homemade ice cream. Then it’s back to work!! Never an idle moment on the farm:-)

    —Lenny on May 22, 2017
  • My favorite way is barbeques.

    —Frances Claassens on May 22, 2017
  • Camping is our favorite!

    —Charlotte on May 22, 2017
  • My Dad is no longer alive but I remember the many walks we had; those were special. I miss those walks and sharing.

    —carol on May 22, 2017
  • When our parents were still living I would get up early on Mother’s Day and bake our mothers cinnamon rolls. For our fathers I baked their favorite pies for each of them. We would eat out together after church on Sunday.

    —Barbara Daniel on May 22, 2017
  • We like to bar-b-que steaks, have a fresh salad, and baked potatoes. It is a fun day.

    —Cathy on May 23, 2017
  • What fun quilting projects 🙂

    —RK Forbes on May 23, 2017
  • I love the wine bag. I am going to make many for when invited to dine at friends.

    —Maria Lima on May 24, 2017
  • Beautiful designs, so very pretty. Would love to make these.

    —MaryAlice on May 24, 2017
  • BBQ while camping to enjoy the outdoors!

    —Brenda S. on May 24, 2017
  • Steaks and lobster is served once a year on Father’s Day. Just like Mom’s, Father’s should be honored more than once a year. My father, husband, and son (all Fathers) would and do anything they need to, to support their family, both financially and emotionally! What more can you ask for….

    —Susan John on May 25, 2017
  • My dad is no longer with us, but we usually would get together for a big family dinner. He was very hard to give presents to, but he loved being with his family.

    —Welton Renee on May 26, 2017
  • The dad around here gets his meal hand cooked twice a day. He does not cook much. He does work hard in all the honey due list of home needs. He was funny today and asked about my mystery hint of the day, I sent him the page on the copy machine. "Not too exciting", he said. He is right it is hard to come up with something that not been all ready designed. Thanks for your wool ideas. Wool and me (skin issues) do not mix.

    —Linda Christianson on May 26, 2017
  • Usually a long car ride … it’s how we’ve always spent our time together.

    —bookboxer on May 27, 2017
  • My Father and I use to work together for the same company. There were many years of car rides and conversations traveling back and forth.

    —Mary Smith on May 29, 2017

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