It's been a while since I participated in an Instagram swap, but this year's Ugly Sweater Mug Rug Swap was too cute to not join in.
Supplies needed: scraps of Christmas-y cotton fabric, 7" square of cotton batting, thread, fabric for binding
Cost: assuming you work from scraps of fabric and batting, the only cost will be for the pattern - $6.00
Time: about an hour - if paper piecing intimidates you, check out my tutorial for a freezer paper method that won't make you crazy.
Using this pattern from Kid Giddy, I created an ugly Christmas sweater for my partner from scrap fabric I had on hand. The pattern comes with two styles of sweater - a crew neck and a v-neck. Hopefully this is ugly enough for my partner! I had a lot of fun quilting the plaid design, and I like the way it looks from the back almost as much as from the front. You can check out all the photos from the swap on Instagram.