There can be quite a difference between store bought mass produced items and lovingly made from home gifts.
Those differences can range from much worse than imaginable to much, much better than you can buy.
A few considerations determine which side of the quality line your homemade gift falls on. Firstly, having good solid design and instruction is essential.
There is plenty out there. Both online and in quilt shops, designers and teachers make the seemingly impossible very doable. It is really all about small, easy steps, that, when all put together result in spectacular creations.
Join the community at Online Quilting Classes to see lot of patterns and instruction for dazzling your family and friends.