Show your loved ones how much they mean to you by creating quilts for them this upcoming holiday season. These handcrafted blankets are functional works of art that can be passed down as family heirlooms for many years to come. While the holidays may seem far away, you’ll want to get started early when taking on the time-consuming project of quilting. Learn more about some easy quilt ideas below.
3 Ideas for Holiday Quilts
1. Quilt Kits
A quilt kit takes the work out of planning a design and choosing the appropriate fabrics, yet results in a beautiful and customized piece. Each quilt kit contains specially selected fabric in pre-measured yardage for that specific pattern. Traditional Hawaiian patterns are an excellent gift idea for the islands. You may also opt for Asian and Ocean themes to impress your friends and family.
2. Fabric Panels
Create an easy quilt with a colorful fabric panel: just sew a decorative border around its edge before adding batting and backing. Quilts made with fabric panels make thoughtful holiday gifts for children and adults alike. The variety of themes and designs allows you to choose a panel to match the recipient’s decor.
3. Jelly Rolls
2.5-inch pre-cut fabric strips can be sewn together for an easy quilt. You can create a rainbow of your loved one’s favorite colors and patterns. If you’re unsure about how to match colors, you can also stick to one hue and make an ombré quilt.
Find Hawaiian-style quilt kits, fabric panels, jelly rolls, and more supplies for your favorite hobby at The Maui Quilt Shop in Kihei, HI. The shop creates many of their own fabric kits from a variety of patterns. They also cut there own jelly rolls from Hawaiian prints, Asian, sea life & juvenile fabrics. They also offer a beginner’s course on Hawaiian quilting every Friday from 10 am-12 or 2 pm-4. Call (808) 874-8050 to sign up for a quilt class, or visit the website to browse their inventory.