Finding the perfect gift for the quilter in your life can be a challenge – the good news is I have a list of gifts for quilters that I’m sure your recipient will love! All of the items listed below I use constantly, or would love to have replaced myself – hint, hint! If you stopped by here and are the quilter in question – share a link with your loved ones to drop your own hints.
It may take a little snooping to discover what your quilter would really love or could really use, look at what they have out right now, or what has recently been finished to determine the best gift ideas from my list.
1 – Scissors
These little Olfa scissors are my favorite! They are great for clipping threads, but also are sharp enough to cut fabric too. Comfortable and lightweight make them a nice addition to any scissor collection (we know you have one!).
2 – Thread
Aurifil thread can be purchased by the spool, cone, or collection of spools. If your quilter likes to piece mostly, go with a neutral color that will blend with lots of fabrics. If your quilter likes to machine applique, or quilt with lots of color, a collection of spools would be an inspired gift. This high quality thread is a treat no matter how your quilter likes to work!
3 – Rotary blades/cutter
There are so many options for cutting fabric, an ergonomic rotary cutter and a fresh blade make the biggest cutting job, quick and simple. Consider upgrading the rotary cutter for your quilter, or supply them with new blades for the next few months.
4 – Quilty Notecards
In general quilters love to share their work, by gifting quilts to friends and family. These notecards are the perfect addition to handmade gifts and packages, and make a great stocking stuffer!
5 – Pins
These Clover pins are top notch! Even the quilter that claims to not use pins will love these – they glide through the fabric, don’t leave a mark, and work like a charm.
A good book can inspire countless projects. Check to see what your quilter has in their library already, and start with these three:
Modern Heritage Quilts, Moda All-Stars: Scraps Made Simple & The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters
7 – Class on Craftsy
Craftsy has an abundance of classes to encourage any quilter on their journey! Consider a gift certificate to the website so your quilter can select the very best class for them. There really is something for everyone!
8 – Sew Sampler
The Fat Quarter Shop has a really FUN subscription box for quilters – consider 6-12months for your quilter. This is the gift that lasts all year long!
9 – Iron
As a quilter I tend to collect irons, one didn’t get hot enough, one was too heavy for marathon pressing sessions, and this one is just right! Look for 1600+ watts in your iron, to make sure that it gets nice and hot, this one has a nice point for the little pieces that need pressing, it’s lightweight and hot when I need it to be. Win/win!
10 – Design Wall
A lack of wall space, or space in transition doesn’t have to keep your quilter from setting up a design wall anymore! This design wall can be packed into a small bag and stowed when not in use. It’s a great design wall when you need too.
11 – Fabric
Every quilter wants more fabric! It might be something specific or a general want, but you can never go wrong with a gift certificate to their favorite quilt shop! Support your local shop if you have one that your quilter likes, or here’s a few favorites online:
12 – Quilt Themed T-shirt
13 – Task Lamp
At the machine, while doing hand work, or even taking well lit photos, an extra task light is always helpful! This floor model is a great option, but there’s also desk versions. Look for daylight or clear LED light for working with fabric, that way the colors aren’t distorted by the light.
14 – Quilt Display/Ladder
This quilt ladder is on my list this year – have a place to display quilts that also keeps them off the floor and not hanging on a wall is ideal! There are lots of option if this one doesn’t work for your quilter, try here.
15 – Camera
A nice camera to document quilts is always a great idea! There are SO many options, this one is on my list without lens’ since I have a few nice ones already, but the point and shoot options here are really great too if your quilter is not looking to go pro with their photo shoots.
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I hope this gives you lots to think about for your quilter!
Happy gift shopping –