What about an apron? Or some table mats and a table runner - if you get Christmas fabric you can kill two birds with one stone and ponce up your Christmas. On the same theme you could make Santa sacks.
Oh,Pot-holders are Soo EZ! Buy some batting,not too thick,plus fabric to match Your kitchen.Cut up your Squares at least 1- inch beyond the finished product. Sew the batting(like basteing) to 1-side.Right sides together;sew up 3 sides Using a regular stitch.Trim the seam..Pull it right side out, and either machine sew or hand sew the 4th side.I hand sew this using Invisible stitches.Straighten out all corners ( using a thicker needle);Steam iron pot holder.Jill.
Now-to get a little more Complex. After you sew the batting on,Using a longer stitch,run stitching Diagonally across All Squares.Figure about a 1-inch width. Finish as usual.This is for the "Quilt"look.Jill
OMDB, I'm going to get a shower curtain tomorrow and make snack bags this week. I've been really unwell with mobility problems but sewing is a lovely thing I can manage if I have a few minutes with enough energy. Thank you for the siggestions (and your blog is fab - I used it a couple of years ago to reupholster by office chair )
OMDB, I made the snack bags! They're brilliant, thank you. I posted a picture on facebook & a link to your instructions... hope that was ok. Will remove if not but people were impressed. Thank you for all your help.
I'd recommend taking a look on Sew Mama Sew - it's a wonderful website which has lots of nice tutorials for making things, not just clothes. Cushions are very easy, tablecloths, runners, place mats, napkins, (all great for Christmas), tote bags, tissue holders, drawstring bags, little zipped make up purse, pretty apron, peg bag, oven glove, etc etc.
PInterest is brilliant for ideas, and I also like the Moda Bake Shop. At this time of the year, if you google things like Hand Sewn Christmas presents you'll get masses of ideas, and there are some really cool blogs out there too, with great instructions and loads of pics to make things easy to follow.