Patchwork hot pad
This hot pad is surprisingly simple to make, even for a beginning quilter. Sew Mama Sew has some great tutorials, and this one definitely does not disappoint. You can make a set of hot pads that would be perfect for a housewarming or wedding present.
These grocery bag holders are great gifts to add a little beauty to your kitchen, and disguise those unsightly, but useful, plastic grocery bags. This is a good, basic tutorial to make one yourself.