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Operation Stocking Stuffer needs 1,200 bags, and quickly! Details from @RoadHomeQuiltn’s blog:

We collect books, DVDs, small soaps, candy and granola bars, and other holiday treats to send to deployed Marines and their families. We need bags to put the gifts into for sending them to our troops overseas. Then the bag is a gift too that the Marines can use all year long.

This project is so worthwhile and also a perfect project for a beginner sewer. One yard of fabric makes four bags.

And it’s yet another reason why I love Twitter: one of my favorite crafty tweeples @SewAmanda wrote about Operation Stocking Stuffer, which she heard of through @RoadHomeQuiltn during one of the crafty chats #gdas. Now that’s some cross-country old school networking (Arizona->Kentucky->Colorado), made possible only on Twitter!

Here are instructions for the bag from Road Home Quilting, and go read Amanda’s post on her blog, Little Treasures by Amanda.

Right now my favorite holiday fabrics are in the Snow Queen line by Northcott Fabrics.

What holiday fabrics do you love?

Think about using a yard (or two! or three!) on this project.