Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:

*Chickadee Quilters-Bridgton Area
*Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn Area
*Country Aire Quilters-Turner Area
*Country Square Quilters-North Jay/Wilton Area
*Cross Country Quilters-Bethel Area
*Grammy's Choice Quilters-Canton Area
*Ladies of the Lake Quilters-Peru/Rumford/Dixfield Area
*Lisbon Krazy Kwilters-Lisbon Area
*Pine Needle Quilters-Norway/South Paris Area
*Scraps and Patches Quilters-Poland Area
*Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Quick Gift Ideas-Week 4

Snow is on the way for Maine tonight, so enjoy the time inside by working on your gift projects. Here are some more ideas to peruse....


Smittens are sweater mittens! Thanks to therenegadeseamstress.com for the patterns and tutorial. Check out your local Salvation Army and Goodwill stores for your materials.



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What better hostess gift than a casserole AND a casserole carrier! This pattern is thanks to Little Bit Funky.



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Here is another pattern option from sew4home:

 
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Have a walker on your gift list? Why not make them a water bottle carrier? Thanks to ilovefabric for the pattern.



This gift idea is PERFECT for anyone on your gift list. These pocket warmers are made with charm squares (5") and flannel. And don't forget to make a bunch for your family and friends! Note: These can also be put in the freezer for use as a cold pack.


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This tablet stand is outstanding! I made one and used a couple of stacked yo-yos instead of the fabric flower. Thanks to Sewn Up for the tutorial.


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 Enough sewing...let's get cooking! This easy ranch snack mix is something you can make with the kids. Thanks to lifewiththecrustoff for the recipe.


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 Here is another recipe your might want to try for a sweet and salty treat. Thanks to knoxvillecitymomsblog for the recipe.

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Now for some sweet treats!

 These Chubby Hubby Clusters are so yummy and use the microwave to make the recipe easy and quick to make. Thanks to sixsisterstuff for the recipe.


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How about a recipe for an old-time favorite candy bar? Make your own copycat Milky Way bars.


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This recipe for copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf will fill your home with the smell of the holidays! Thank you to the Country Cook for sharing this recipe.


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Last, but not least, here is a recipe for a savory meal that is a real time saver as you can make the meatballs in advance. This is a copycat recipe for the world famous Ikea Swedish Meatballs from the Damn Delicious blog.


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quick Gift Ideas-Week 3

 It's all about the fleece! Here are more super fat ideas using those fleece scraps. Thanks to Orangebettie.com for the pattern.



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Need a bit more protection for the Maine winters? Try out this fleece balaclava. The link on Wedding Dress Blue not only gives you the tutorial, but three pattern sizes for children, women and men.


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Hate to wear hats but need head protection? This fleece head scarf allows for warmth, but no "hat head." Thanks to Just Tutorials for the pattern.



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This has got to be the neatest gift idea I have seen in years and what a great gift idea for family and friends. Thanks to Lovethispic.com for this link.

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Since we are talking candles, here are a few more DIY ideas to ponder...

Lavender Candles from town-and-country living.com

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Coffee Candle by Lemons, Lavender and Laundry.


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Shopping at the flea market or yard sales? Pick up some cup and saucer sets and make candles. Using the links above, you can get the gist of making candles using all kinds of containers.


 Another use for those cups and saucers is this novel bird feeder by Life, Creatively Organized.

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Speaking of tea, why not make this Tea Tree for your favorite tea teetotaler. Thanks to Stunning Collection for this tute.


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Another while I love tea, this chocolate tree is the bomb! Thanks to The Twinery for the tutorial.

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How about a couple of recipes? The first one is for Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels by Kitchen Genius.

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How about some caramel and chocolate dipped pretzel rods from Taste Better From Scratch.

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