10 last minutes gifts to make for the holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still time to whip up a few handmade gifts for your friends and family. Here are 10 Last Minute Gifts to Make for the Holidays.

10 Last Minute Gifts to Make for the Holidays @ The Crafty Quilter.  Pillows, ornaments, a tote bag, a mug rug and a pot holder are all free tutorials that you can use to make something quick and easy!

This On The Go Reading Pillow by Melissa at Polkadot Chair is perfect for children of all ages. Add a favorite book to the gift set and you’ve got a happy kid!


There are so many uses for a good tote bag, and they make great gifts. This Lined Tote Bag with Pockets tutorial from Overdale Fabrics is simple enough to make in a day.


Whether it’s a hostess gift or something for yourself, these Merry Go Round Quilted Potholders from Polkadot Chair are the cutest things. You can customize them for any season or just use up your lovely scraps!


Everyone on my Christmas list drinks coffee or tea, so these Reusable Coffee Sleeves from Katie at Twin Stripe are perfect for gift making! You can make them into a sweet little gift basket that includes a mug, coffee house gift card, and some chocolate.


It’s so fun to decorate with pillows and they make great gifts. This Jingle Birds Patchwork Pillow by Taunja at Carried Away Quilting is so adorable! This is on my list to make for myself!


If you want to make something that you can tuck into a gift or add to the wrapping, try these Scandinavian Fabric Stars from Crafting A Rainbow. I think this would be a great activity for kids, too.

I love handmade ornaments, and this Quilted Ornament Tutorial from Suzy Quilts is modern and vintage at the same time. They would make a nice keepsake if you made them out of old clothes or vintage fabric.


Put a little “jolly” in your holiday with my own Ho Ho Farmhouse Pillow Tutorial. This is a really easy pillow and those bows make it extra cute!


This Christmas Gnome from Caroline at Sew Can She is so stinking cute! This might be a gift for me – I don’t think I could give it away!


Last but not least is one of my favorites, the Holiday Mug Rug Tutorial by me, The Crafty Quilter! This is one of my favorite things to make and gift.


I hope you are inspired by these 10 last minute gifts to make for the holidays. Even if it’s something for yourself, enjoy the process and have fun. Put on some Christmas music, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate and get in the holiday spirit!

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This Saturday I’ll have the November UFO & WIP link up ready to go. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re celebrating in the US. I’ll be cooking Turkey at our house with some friends and family. After that, I hope to do some sewing of my own and stay out of the shopping malls. Enjoy and blessings to you!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

4 thoughts on “10 last minutes gifts to make for the holidays

  1. Thank You for all the patterns, they are awesome. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of blessings, with your family. I do treasure all your patterns

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