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Small Gifts Edition

Vintage Brooch with Buds by Helen Gibb
Helen Gibb, author of the recently released Ribbonwork: The Complete Guide, shares this wonderful project with our readers.

CQ Victorian Box by Julia Camilleri
Julia has created a lovely Crazy Quilted box that would make a treasured gift for someone special. 

CQ Victorian Box Another Approach! by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shows us her own CQ box made from Julia's pattern, with a few changes.

Victorian Cone by Pat Winter
Pat proves that the packaging can be as wonderful as the gift itself with her lovely Victorian Cone project. 

Ribbon Amulet in Under an Hour  by Pat Winter
Pat shows us how to create a personal gift, even when our time is limited.

Making a Glasses Case by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa takes you through the steps for creating a decorative case for eyeglasses.

Custom Fitted Scissors Sheath by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa shows us how to she used a tracing of a pair of scissors to create a special CQ scabbard for a friend.  

Custom Fitted Case for a Rotary Cutter by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa uses the same techniques to create a decorative case for a rotary cutter. 

Ribbon Scissors Case and Needle Cushion by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shows us how to transform fancy ribbon into a scissors case and needle cushion.

Beaded Scissor Fob by Gwen Frazier
Gwen gives us directions for making a beaded fob that would charm any quilter or embroiderer. 

Portable Ott-Lite® Carrier by Gwen Frazier
Gwen creates a wonderful quilted tote for an Ott-Lite®.  

Travel Lavender Sachet by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shares her bright idea for creating a lavender sachet out of an Altoid tin.

CQ Envelope Purse by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shows us that there are more ways to use a finished CQ block than as just a pillow or a wall hanging. 

Lingerie Roll made from a CQ Block by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shares another idea for creating something special with a block from a round robin. 

CQ Shoulder Protector by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie goes beyond the decorative hanger, by creating a decorative garment cover to protect the shoulders of a prized outfit. 

Motif Pins by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie show us how to create one-of-a-kind brooches using fabric motifs. 

Making a Child's Purse by Pat Winter
An inquisitive and admiring child was the inspiration for Pat to create this special little child's version of the CQ purse.

Crazy Quilting a Necktie by Pat Winter
Pat uses a discarded tie as a pattern to create a fabulous Crazy Quilted tie for herself. 

An Easy CQ Flap Shoulder Bag by Pat Winter
Pat shares a instructions for creating an simple Crazy Quilted purse.

Hussies And Their  Hussifs and Pursiffs by Nancy Combs
Nancy rounds up the photos from several Crazy Quilters who created the the Hussif and Pursiff from the Heirloom Attic patterns.

Tissue Holder  by Nora Creeach
Nora shows us how to create a tissue holder for a special person.

Neck Roll Pillow by Nora Creeach
Nora uses a 12" CQ block to create this wonderful neck pillow.

Books in Review:

Ribbonwork: The Complete Guide (Techniques for Making Flowers and Trimmings) by Mary Engells

More CQ Ideas:

"Through Your Eyes Challenge: If You Can Imagine It, CQ It" by the Challenge Committee
Find out all the details regarding CQMagOnline's new annual contest.  

"Through Your Eyes Challenge: If You Can Imagine It, CQ It" Prize Page by the Challenge Committee
Don't miss the incredible prizes being offered to both Novice and Experienced Crazy Quilters in our contest!

A Look Organized Expressions™ for Needleworkers by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa reviews this personal inventory software and shares her findings with our readers.

More Machine Stitching in CQ Embellishing by Stephanie Novatski
In this continuing series of articles, Stephanie shows us how effective machine embroidery can be when incorporated into Crazy Quilting.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 15-18, 2004, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania by Stephanie Novatski and Kimber Pekora
Two of our staff members cover the show from different perspectives.

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Projects & Techniques:

BOI for October 2004 by Kimber Pekora
See how Kimber approaches the piecing of our "Block of the Issue" and then turns it into a lovely little needle book.

Seam Treatments for October by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa offers two charted seam treatments for this issue. 

Needle Tatted Pumpkin by Sherri Matthews
A very cute and timely project!

Verana, First the Face  by Rita Goff
Rita takes us along on her journey as she tackles this Brazilian Embroidery project from Edmar.

Editor's Notes by Nora Creeach
A word or two from our esteemed editor about our latest issue.

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