Wednesday, February 21, 2024

It Moose Be Love

 Welcome to my stop on the Love Train.  When I first saw the title to this hop I went out and hunted down a couple of sweet Moose ideas.  I found some machine embroidery patterns and some machine applique ideas. Great, since I had good ideas I could just add the Hop to my to do list.

A couple of weeks ago I was prepping to go to a meeting and went on a hunt for a pouch to carry some stuff.  You know, search through the hundreds of pouches we have all made over the years to test ideas and fabric and construction.  


This is what I found.  Can you see that great fabric. Cute little moose heads.  Now my brain starts asking questions like  wouldn't  this fabric be better for the hop than the other stuff i hadn't started yet, why did you have that fabric and is any of that left in your stash somewhere, where would you have stuck it,  reds, browns, Christmas, novelty.

Well the answer to some of those questions can be seen in the following pictures. like this one. I found just over a yard in the novelty drawer.

One of my issues was to find things to make with it  without cutting the fabric into tiny pieces and obliterating the Moose.

This past couple of years I have been making the kind of gifts that you take to a friends for dinner or to greet a new neighbor or go to someone's new home,  So that's where I started.  

I was given a drying mat for a gift a couple of years ago and love it,  It's a piece of Bosal between 2 pieces of cotton and quilted. I use mine daily and it machine washes beautifully.  

When I started to make them as gifts I generally add a dish towel trimmed with the same fabric.

Depending on the occasion I will add a couple of bowl cozies, some times with matching bowls and sometimes not.

My latest addition to this goodie basket are jar openers,  fabric backed with the non slip rubber stuff used in cabinets.

They work really well at grabbing the lid as well as holding the bottle or can itself.

They are amazing and can be made in any size and shape.  I had a couple of scraps left from the previous items and that' s pretty much what determined the size of this pair

The last of the pieces I pulled together for this hop is this gift card.  I took the Hop logo and removed the dates in Cricut Design Space. Printed it and stuck it to a base card.  I will eventually type up care and use instructions for inside the card for the items in the basket.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and have picked up some ideas for very simple but very useful items for your home or as a gift.

I hope you have been following along on the hop so far and that you will be continuing to the last of  our talented group. For your convenience I have included the entire list below,

Monday February 19


Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Tuesday February 20

A Quiltery-For the Love of Geese

Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches


Kathy’s Kwilts and More


Wednesday February 21

Selena Quilts


Ms P Designs USA

Kathleen McMusing

Days Filled with Joy

Quilt Schmilt

Thursday February 22

Just Let Me Quilt


High Road Quilter

Just Sew Quilter


Thanks for stopping by, See you next month


  1. I love all your 'moose' gifts! So many awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  2. I love these gifts! What a great idea for a house warming or just to give to someone anytime! The moose fabric is perfect and cute. I have never thought of making jar grippers--very clever! (and useful)

  3. I love all of your useful and thoughtful gifts!

  4. Well I am in love it all, that's for sure! What a fabulous array of gifts that are so useful. I made a drying mat years ago, and it's my favorite kitchen item. Next up for me has to be the jar grippers, the older I get the tighter they put those darn lids on jars! LOL!!

  5. What a wonderful group of gifts. I think I need to make one of those jar grippers. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  6. So many great ideas for gifts, Selina, and the fabrics are just the best...nice find! Usually, what I need is never in my stash, so "YAY" for you. Every one of these is perfect for a sweet way to thank a hostess. I love them all! Thank you for this "Moose Love" idea! xo

  7. Just look at that sweet fabric!! Yes, it would be a crime to obliterate any of those moose heads! :)
    You've got great projects for anyone who has a kitchen...they'd make super gifts too! I'd never thought of using those shelf liners as jar grabber backing. You are a genius!

  8. LJ here. Wonderful, wonderful gifts. It was serendipitous that you found that perfect fabric.

  9. What a great gift basket! The moose fabric is really fun. 🙂

  10. What adorable moose fabric. All of your projects are pretty. The card with the blog hop logo is so creative.

  11. Your fabric is adorable and such clever ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Those are all such wonderful and practical gifts.

  13. I would love a handmade gift like this. thank you for all the ideas on how to use fabric in such useful ways.

  14. Love the moose fabric you found in your stash and the fun projects you made with it - especially the card! I need to get my cricut moving again!

  15. Love all the handmade moose gifts. The jar opener is clever. I will have to try one of those.

  16. All great ideas for gifts. What size did you make the drying mat?


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