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Gift ideas for quilters

All we want for Christmas is... unlimited sewing time? A massive sewing den to escape to at the bottom of our gardens? Or if we're being realistic, here are a few things on our quilty gift lists right now (hint, hint everyone)...

Chocolate Sewing Gift
Published: January 24, 2022 at 9:26 am
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Looking for stocking filler ideas for a quilter in the family? We've got you covered. It's a tough life but someone had to research the very best gifts for quilt fans – naturally we stepped up to the challenge. Aside from the fact that if you live with, or know someone who makes quilts, it's pretty much guaranteed that yes –yes they will want vouchers to buy fabric (trust us – our unofficial poll of every quilter we know confirms this), there are always times when you want a gift you can wrap too.


So read on to get shopping inspiration for birthday gifts and craft room treats for the quilt-lover in your life. We've got everything from sewing space staples to to pin badges and stitchy stocking fillers. If you're going to gift any of these products make sure you check out our how to do furoshiki wrapping and our suminagashi gift wrap tutorial to wrap them up prettily!

Of course for the ultimate quilty gift, you might also like our guide to the best quilt kits for beginners and the best sewing machines for quilting.

Tilda Windy Days fabric

Inspired by hazy autumn days of gentle breezes and falling leaves twirling in the atmosphere, Tilda’s new Windy Days fabric collection is a quaint fabric family of beautiful prints in blues, corals, reds, pinks, neutrals, teals and yellows. The stunning floral designs across the collection are loosely inspired by Indian block prints and all members have names aptly associated with the wind. Also available are a sweet selection of coordinating buttons!

Tilda Windy Days Fabric

For more present inspiration, take a look at our llama gift ideas.

SEAMS Hand cream

  • Buy it now SEAMS Hand cream on Etsy • Treat yourself to a gift set from SEAMS

We think it’s fair to say that, after a year of constant hand sanitiser usage, our hands are in need of a little TLC, especially when we’re using them every day to sew and quilt! We adore SEAMS Beauty’s collection of goodies that are all oh-so giftable! From couturier’s hand cream to silky nail oil, a cushioned nail file to artisan hand sanitiser, as well as luxury gift sets containing all three plus embroidery scissors, tape measures and more in stylish pouches, SEAMS Beauty really have it all.

Seams Gift Set

Subscribe to a quilt magazine

Everyone needs a little extra cheer in our lives after a tough few months this year, so why not treat someone to a little dose of quilty goodness through their letterbox each month? You can save over 45% on a gift subscription and send 13 issues for just £44.99 with this offer from Love Patchwork & Quilting and Today's Quilter magazines. Both include a bonus supplement or tool with every issue!

Today's Quilter magazine issue 71

Chocolate sewing kit

Know a fellow quilter with a secret sweet tooth? Us too! That’s why we think these chocolate sewing kits are the ultimate gift for the sweet sewist in your life. Plus, wouldn’t it just make the loveliest secret Santa gift too?

Chocolate Sewing Gift

Fabric subscription box

It is a truth universally acknowledged that quilters love acquiring new fabrics for their stash to save for future projects. So, why not make a stitchy friend’s dreams come true with a fabulous fabric subscription box delivered to their door each month! It also makes a wonderful gift to yourself too!

Like the sound of this? Check out our full round-up of the best craft subscription boxes for more ideas.

Fabric Subscription Box

Plan your new year of quilt projects

Every quilter needs a notebook to jot down their next big plans. We’ll be jotting ours down in one of these beautiful notebooks for the new year – choose between eco-friendly designs, personalised versions and stylish cover prints.

Personalised Rainbow notebook

Personalised quilting bag

Treat someone you love to something they’ll love! Alice Palace’s beautifully illustrated and personalised tote bag is the perfect stocking filler for a fellow quilting friend!

Quilting Bag

Gingham Foundry fabric

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Elegant florals and classic gingham patterns come together in beautiful harmony in Riley Blake’s new collection, Gingham Foundry. Designed by My Mind’s Eye, the collection boasts a variety of complimentary designs in calming yellows, greys, creams and blues that are sure to look stunning in any quilt – from bold florals to sweet polka dots, dainty vines to text prints that feature the lyrics to the song ‘What a Wonderful World’.

Gingham Foundry Fabric Collection

Kaffe Fassett’s Diamond Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle

Colour, Kaffe and quilts, all wrapped up in a creative 1000 piece Diamond Quilt jigsaw that’s sure to provide hours of fun! Isn’t it just the perfect gift for the crafters and puzzle lovers in your life?

Kaffe Fassett Jigsaw puzzle

More Best-Ever Iron-On Quilt Labels

Discover 100 iron-on quilt labels for all sorts of occasions with Casey Dukes’ latest book, with designs from a range of styles, from contemporary to traditional and vintage, there’s something for every type of quilt.

Iron On Quilt Labels Book

Adventures in Improv Quilts

Find the joy in improv quilts and master three different improv styles to create stunning, unique quilts with Cindy Grisdela’s latest publication.

Adventures in Improv Quilts Book

Jelly Roll Baskets & Bags

Put all those Jelly Rolls in your stash to good use with the 11 wonderful designs in Carolyn S. Vagts’ new book – from carriers to baskets, lunch bags to purses and much more!

Jelly Roll Book

Charming Jelly Roll Quilts

We all love a Jelly Roll quilt, don’t we – they’re just so satisfying! Which is why we know you’ll love Scott A. Flanagan’s new book, featuring eight stunning quilts, each including a matching mini version!

Charming Jelly Roll Quilts Book

Patchwork project pouch

How to make a DIY project pouch

If you're looking for gift idea for your quilty pals that you can whip up at home in an evening or two using your sewing stash, how about this fun pouch tutorial by Jo Carter? She shows you how to sew a stylish travel pouch, step by step.

How to sew a quilted travel pouch


If you like this gift guide and have more craft lovers in the family, you might also like our guides to the best gifts for sewing lovers and best gifts for knitters round-ups.


Jessie DoeQuilting Production Editor and Embroidery Artist

Bristol-based Jessie lives a fabric-filled double life. By day she surrounds herself with quilts in her job as Production Editor for Today’s Quilter magazine, and by night she’s a talented embroidery artist and illustrator who runs Jessie Doe Designs. Her specialty is lovingly stitched embroidery hoops. Having always loved crafting, she fell in love with contemporary embroidery during her time at university and used it as a way to unwind from her degree in English Literature. When she’s not writing and editing the pages of Today’s Quilter, the self-confessed Harry Potter nerd shares her work and ideas on Instagram @jessiedoedesigns where she writes about craft, mindfulness and lifestyle on her blog.

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