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    Default Re: Can I borrow your thinking caps?

    making gifts for people who sew is particularly difficult. I think dish towels and potholders are very practical since they always get stained and new ones are so fun. You could even do hexy applique on them. My daughter did some honey bee themed hexy ones last year and put a jar of honey with it.

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    I always love handmade Christmas ornaments. It's what I look for 1st at craft fairs. Pinterest has Soooo many ideas.



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    I was thinking along the same line as Terri. A pretty dish towel for the holiday and a potholder with a pocket. I sometimes make a coordinated set, and put a spatula or wisk in the pocket along with a pkg of cookie mix.
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    Default Re: Can I borrow your thinking caps?

    If I were in a sewing group, I would love some appliques made for me, a baggie of turtles cut out in assorted fabric (a good way to use up scraps ) , or anything other than sun bonnet sues. Assorted flowers, or the moon and stars, or cats, or bells, or fish...for example. The nice thing about appliques is it sets one to imaging all the pretty possibilities for them.

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    Oh I like the applique idea. Also, think of the things you would like but never make yourself. Top of my list is a sewing machine cover. Most machines are around the same size. Reusable snack bags ....there are tutorials that are easy. Reusable grocery bags since people are going green. I make tons of bowl copies, very easy. Hair scunchies are fun too...hope that helps!! I like useful things.

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    I think this lap app looks really neat for a hexi group. But I think that you could make something similar much cheaper than what they are asking for one already made https://www.nancysnotions.com/lap-app.html

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    Default Re: Can I borrow your thinking caps?

    I followed Charyti's link to Nancy's Notions, and this popped up as a suggestion:
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    Perfect price, and very useful for sewing hexis together!

    I also like Claire's idea of fat quarters. Maybe you could buy three coordinating fat quarters and fold them so that a piece of each shows. Not that I'd know how, but if you could fold them into a hex shape, it would be extra fun!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    How about pillowcases with a Hexi fabric (pattern) for the 9-10 inch pcs.? or you could quilt using the Hexi for that 9-10 inch pc of the pillowcase?
    https://youtu.be/MrYWCma9wgM

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    Oh my what a wonderfull list of ideas. The pillowcase is always nice. For my 50th anniversary my sister made 2 embroidered cases white fabric with gold embroidery. I love them.

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    How about Christmas Aprons?
    A set of Christmas (or winter time...such as using Snowman fabric) Pillowcases?
    Microwave Potato Bag
    How many of the women have pierced ears? You could get some cute holiday buttons and glue them to the earring fronts (you can purchase these at JoAnn Fabrics)
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    YOU Could make these FESTIVE Earrings! (They're really simple to make with a glue gun!)
    I've made these for craft shows (years ago)….
    Etsy Sells them already made too
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/4989849...=1&bes=1&col=1
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    you could purchase these( from Amazon) little 1" Bows and glue them to Pierced Earring sets:
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