Win a Sewing Machine for the Holidays!

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Joyful Pillow Wrap by The Sewing Loft

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing Joy-Ful Pillow Wrap, these are quick to whip up for a holiday hostess gift. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..Plus I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. See Below…


This is one is sew AMAZING! She is a gem and her name is Rachel.


One lucky winner will receive this beautiful…
Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) and $100 Worth of Fabric from Riley Blake Designs.
Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, and she’s here to help you. This computerized sewing machine is equipped with 50 stitches and push-button features to make every project easier. The value is $799. Click here for more details.
Riley Blake Designs colorful fabrics include cottons, flannels, sparkle cottons, organic cotton, knits, dreamy, and laminates in a range of designer and basic prints. You will love this beautiful fabric.
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  1. Miriam Ayala says

    the christmas pj’s i make my 8 grandkids each year and quilted baby blankets they each got when they were born!

  2. A handmade china doll that was dressed in period costume. I had an idea I was going to receive this when I was a child and could not sleep at night from the time I got the inkling until I actually received it at Christmas. I still have her. I still cherish her.

  3. stitchinggrandma says

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Handmade gifts are the best, I am doing all home made gifts this year! Quilts and other fun stuff I have worked on all year. 🙂 The best gift handmade gift I ever received is a toss-up between a Sewing desk my husband built me from scratch which is BEAUTIFUL as well as functional or the memory quilt that my godmother made me just before she passed on.

  5. The best handmade gift I received was a blanket crocheted by my grandmother.

  6. A handmade crocheted afghan from my Mom!

  7. Sandra Woerner says

    I’ve never received a homemade gift, but I have given them. When I was in nursing school gifts were not in my budget, but, I made several scarfs for my whole family and considering it was over 40yrs ago, I’m proud to admit they still wear them.

  8. Mouse door stops from my daughter!

  9. pinfeathers3 says

    The best handmade gift I have received was from my mother. She made me a flannel queen quilt for winter and the backing was kitty flannel. The top was the deck of cards design. Great colors and oh, so cozy in winter!

  10. Brenda Flanders says

    The best gift I ever received was a handmade quilt by my favorite aunt. I will always cherish it, there is love in every stitch.

  11. A got a hand painted cloth portrait that I will treasure for many years. I got it from an online friend.

  12. The best handmade gift I have received as an adult is a mophead doll. A special friend gave it to me and I treasure it. I also treasure a baby quilt made for me before I was born by my grandmother and aunt. It is made up of squares with blanket stitched, hand appliqued bunnies. It is adorable.

  13. yweckerYvonne Wecker says

    Love the giveaway. Recently received a handmade prairie point hot pad for my ki.

  14. A miniature nine patch quilt with the lower right block holding on for dear life to the binding.

  15. My aunt made me a baby quilt and hand painted the sqaures. I only wish I was half that talented!

  16. Mimi Kočanová says

    These prizes are fabulous! I love to give and get handmade gifts. I think the best/most beautiful I have ever received is a leather-and-metal necklace. I´ve been wearing it for about 15 years with nearly everything.

  17. slmorris2014slmrn1 says

    Thank you for the Series. So-o-o many wonderful ideas to help prepare for the season.

  18. My favorite home made gift was a set of cut work pillowcases my grandma made. Her handwork was beautiful!

  19. PatriciaMelilli says

    A tote from my close girlfriend.

  20. I got a hand knit coat

  21. I cherish all the handmade gifts I have received from my children over the years, but I could never pick a favorite of those. I do love the necklace that my son’s mother-in-law made for me. She is a sweet person, who I am glad to have as part of our family now.

  22. Love fast and easy projects. Thanks for posting.

  23. The best hand-made gift I received was a knit sweater my mother made. I have it 20 years later.

  24. Best homemade gift I ever got hands down was a quilt blanket made of all different sheets that she created a quilt out of instead of just throwing them away, matter of mine was only one of like 3 I think that she made from those old sheets my grandma, and I still own it today!

  25. The best handmade gift I’ve received was a prayer quilt when I really needed one!

  26. lynn zukowski says

    Baby Lock and Riley Blake- how generous to offer such a fantastic present for Christmas- fingers crossed!

  27. Virginia Frazier says

    A snowman wall hanging from a friend that was just beginning to sew.

  28. I would love to win the machine I enjoy your blog

  29. Melissa Moyers says

    The best gift I’ve made are baby blankets and burp clothes. I’d love to appliqué names on the blankets with this sewing machine!

  30. My best-ever handmade gift is a set of Christmas ornaments my daughter made when she was four.

  31. Kathy Cummings says

    My best gift was an embroidered candle image in a beautiful frame .

  32. I received some beautiful pillows! Always practical!

  33. My Aunt made a robe for my Shirley Temple doll! The doll disappeared, but I still have the robe!

  34. The best handmade gift that I have received was a clay horse made by my daughter in elementary school.

  35. Kelly Solomon says

    I’d love to win the Baby Lock & fabric from Riley Blake Designs. The best handmade gift I’ve received is a quilt my Grandma made from my maternity dresses that my Mom made. It’s truly a family heirloom!

  36. Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage says

    A cross stitched wedding sampler

  37. Susan Zakanycz says

    the best hand made gift was a beautiful quilt.

  38. Shirley Clark says

    The best handmade gift I ever received was a handmade quilt from my mom. She made all of the grandkids a quilt also before she went blind from mascular degeneration. They were all so thrilled.

  39. nancy in IN says

    Love your newsletter. I don’t know what Instagram is and how to sign up.

  40. nancyangerer says

    It is hard to think of the best hand made gift. I am not sure if this counts, but one year my mother gave me a week of sewing help for part of my Christmas gift. It was wonderful! That spring she came to my house and we sewed. I did the machine work, and she did the pressing, pinning and basting. We sure got a lot done that week. The since of accomplishment was wonderful.

  41. Emma Johnson says

    A coat.

  42. Tiffany Carrizales says

    An Hawaiian quilt for my daughter when she was born from my aunt who is from there.

  43. My Mom knitted me a beautiful afgan. 🙂

  44. A full size quilt and a baby quilt from my Modern Quilt Guild!

  45. Patti Cobbin says

    my son’s girlfriend gave me a ruffle scarf that she knit.

  46. My Mom has made me so many great quilts over the years & I hope to return the favor!

  47. A quilt made by my grandmother.

  48. A quilt made by my grandmother

  49. Roberta quijada says

    kitchen towels and pot holders

  50. Lori Williams says

    A partial quilt my Mom started for me, but never got to finish.

  51. My mom’s friend crocheted a pair of slippers for me and booties for my newborn daughter. She had trouble seeing, so I know she spent a lot of time and love on them.

  52. Debbie Hepler Moxley says

    I received 7 handmade blankets /quils when my daughter was born. All made especially for her.

  53. Debbie Reaves says

    Love the pillow.

  54. Debbie Reaves says

    I received a double wedding ring quilt.

  55. A fabric table runner my sister made for me.

  56. My first homemade gift that I still treasure is my Christmas stocking my Grandmother made in 1954. I still have it. Made from red wool and sewn and with wool felt appliqués. It has stood the test of time and is one of a kind!

  57. My mother made me a handmade quilt, I still have it.

  58. Any and all of the projects my kids have given me over the years. Cherished.

  59. I would love to have this machine ,but I do not do instagram I did do the2 pinterest request

  60. My mom made me a quilt for college. Still have it, still love it.

  61. Elizabeth C. says

    Best handmade gift was a quilt my mom made with Winnie the pooh

  62. TracineCharest says

    My Gramma made me a ceramic Christmas Tree that lights up. I still have it and think of her when I see it
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  63. My grandmother made me a quilt long ago.

  64. Michaeleen Malobovich says

    The best was a jar ful of origami cranes. A jar full of good wishes…doesn’t get better than that

  65. Rachel Zimmerman says

    Nursing cover 🙂

  66. A crocheted baby blanket, sweater and hat from my cousin!

  67. Candace Rasmussen says

    I would love this! I am sewing every day and my other machine could use a break!

  68. Fabric ornaments from a sewing friend.

  69. Teresa Baker says

    I received a dress made by my young daughter that was put together with staples. 🙂

  70. My children have made me handmade things over the years and everyone is special, from the pottery my son made, to the poem my daughter wrote for me

  71. Tambra Vandal says

    The best gift from my mother, is my Double Wedding Ring Quilt….all quilted by hand & is still beautiful today after 25 yrs.

  72. Debbie@ShelteredStitches says

    wow, I actually can’t think of .. oh wait.. all the little things the boys made when they were young.. most still hang on the tree every year!

  73. My mom was a beautiful seamstress and made most of my clothes when I was young. I recall one Christmas when the budget was very tight that she made me all kinds of outfits to wrap up for under the tree. She added a few bargain purchases to go with it, but the love in those handmade items was a wonderful gift that felt like warm hugs to wear.

  74. A friend from high school gifted me a crochet blanket and it has traveled the world with me! We have exchanged baby blankets – home/handmade is SO special!

  75. Laura P in NH says

    A beautiful pieced Christmas tree wall hanging.

  76. My great grandmother was a seamstress who sewed for the public. My grandmother (her daughter) made me so many beautiful handmade gifts over the years that it is really hard to say which I loved most. One of the most intricate things she made me was indeed my stocking which was made of red wool felt and had the most beautiful appliques of angels, flowers, jingle bells and sequins. She also made some amazing miniature dolls that were ornaments we hung on the tree every year.

  77. I got the cutest hexi table runner and coasters. I use them every year for decoration and I love it! My most favorite gift ever is the quilts my grandparents made.

  78. My sister crocheted a lovely potholder for me, it was a lovely surprise! What a wonderful giveaway!

  79. My Grandma crocheted a tablecloth for me as a wedding gift. Also, for my husband’s and my first Christmas together, my brother knit us Christmas stockings that were connected like a pair of tights with a silhouette of a women on one leg and a man on the other – – I’ve never seen another like it!

  80. Corissa Johns says

    I got a really cute wall hanging from my grandmother

  81. Mu Grandmothers hand pieced and quilted Dresden bed quilt.

  82. The best handmade gift I ever received from an entire maternity wardrobe my mother sewed for me when I was pregnant with my first child. That was 46 years ago!

  83. Susan Paxton says

    I am usually the one making handmade gifts but years ago my mom made beautiful Christmas ornaments and even though she has been gone for 15 years I love those ornaments and look forward to using them every year on my tree.

  84. The best handmade gift I have ever received was a handmade wooden spoon made by my son at school. It doesn’t function very well as a spoon but I have found other ways to use it in the kitchen and I use it nearly every day and would never part with it, it means so much to me as it was made with so much love and care. Handmade gifts are extraordinary and are irreplaceable, they touch our souls. They are like giving a piece of our hearts to another person.

  85. My favorite was a set of yarn wrapped sparkling cider bottles. On the front of each was a letter to spell out the word ‘Love’, made out of buttons, fabric flowers, and yarn. It’s my favorite home decor piece!

  86. peggy hendrick says

    A Christmas stocking that my mom made from a felt kit…I still have it…

  87. The best handmade quilt I ever received was a quilt form my friend.

  88. The best was an almost entire school wardrobe for the year handmade by an aunt when I was a teen.

  89. Sherri West says

    When I was thirteen and graduating from 8th grade to high school a woman, who was like a Grandma to me, copied a RTW dress. We couldn’t afford the one from the store so my Mom bought the material for her to make the dress for me. I actually still have it 15 years later.

  90. The best handmade gift I received was 30 years ago from my late grandmother. She hand embroidered a set of tea towel with vintage-style kitten days of the week for my “hope” chest. I still have most of them.

  91. Kris Reynolds says

    A beautiful quilt that a friend made.

  92. The best hand made gift was a dress from my grandmother.

  93. Cathy Burnett says

    The best handmade gift I ever received is a crocheted vest made by a very special lady. My friend, Ms. Dale, was a pro at doing crochet. She made many, many items and always shared her creations with those she loved. My blessed gift from her is a long sleeve white vest with the pineapple design. It is hip length long and ties in the front. I cherish it very much. Ms. Dale passed away eight years ago and she is terribly missed. My second favorite handmade gift is a crochet white collar given to me by my dear friend Lisa as a birthday gift many years ago. Sadly, Lisa died in a head-on collision ten years ago. I truly felt like she was my soul sister. This giveaway reminded me of these special people and memories that I will always hold in my heart. Thank you!

  94. ksl5343Kathy says

    The Christmas ornaments my mother did in counted cross stitch are the best! They bring back such great memories (and often a few tears) every year. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  95. A quilt my grandmother made me.

  96. My aunt gave handmade gifts every year. My favorite was a pillowcase she appliqued with my name, a ballet slipper, and a tap shoe.

  97. My mom made my son an advent activity calendar. The gift was really for him but the whole family gets to enjoy the fun Christmas activities and is a great way to make sure we all spend some time together every day during the hectic holiday season.

  98. Nancy Myers says

    The pillow wrap is really nice. Looks so easy.

  99. Best handmade gifts were the flannel blankets my kids received at my showers. Beautifully edged and personalized. They’re still favorites of the kids and they’re 5 & 7.

  100. Lynne Dardanell says

    Best handmade gift I ever received was a set of four framed hand-embroidered images of little girls in old-time clothing doing sweet tasks like ironing, cooking, reading, and sewing. My grandmother made them for me when I was four, the message on the back read “Made for Lynnsey with love, 1974”.

  101. Riley Blake! Love those designs.
    My mom used to make up outfits every Christmas for our dolls when we were little – I always loved seeing what the new outfit of the year was going to be!

  102. Oh my gosh what an amazing generous give away! And this is timing, my machine died last Saturday! *fingers crossed* would be a Christmas dream to win!