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Christmas 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 Christmas wish lists right now (hint, hint everyone)...

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Looking for gift ideas for a quilter in the family? We’ve got you covered. Read on to get shopping inspiration for stocking fillers 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. Main image = Jo Carter’s sweetly-sewn tree decorations from issue 27 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.

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Sewing up the Year Tea Towel

Kick-off the year with a piping hot cuppa and a shiny new tea towel from Robin Pickens’ Spoonflower Store. The Moda fabric designer combined her love of quilts and colour to create this design that’ll fuel you with quilting inspiration all year round!

Quilters teatowel 2021

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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

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Ditch one-time-use bottles and sip in style

If, like us, you’re keen to cut down on waste and single-use plastics next year, Rifle Paper Co. and drinkware brand Corkcicle have paired up to create these reusable Canteens that, let’s face it, any sewist with an appreciation of pattern design needs in their life! Stitch and sip, anyone?

Rifle Paper Company Cantina

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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!

Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 93

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Ruby Star Society Face Mask Quilt Panel

It looks like face masks are going to be with us for a while yet, so give the quilter in your life the chance to sew up some cheery versions with Ruby Star Society’s Face Mask Quilt panel – it makes 10 masks by itself or 20 masks if you add additional lining and includes supplies and sewing instructions for both reversible curved masks and pleated rectangular masks.

Ruby Star Society Face Masks

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Pressing matters

Speaking of ironing, have you jumped on the latest pressing trend yet? If not, add a wool pressing mat to your wish list this year – our columnist Suzy Quilts tested out their flattening powers and irresistible texture in issue 79!

Suzy Quilts Wool Pressing Mat

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Take note

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

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Because we can never resist a pin badge…

No other intros needed, are we right? Don a denim jacket with this Fierce Quilter enamel pin from Eye Candy Quilted on Etsy to let everyone know that fabric comes first.

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Ombre Sea Glass Basket – to keep their quilts safe!

At the end of the day, every quilt needs somewhere to live once the threads have been snipped and the binding’s been stitched. Keep your quilts on hand in this stylish ombre basket from John Lewis.

Ombre sea glass basket

 

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Small but mighty

Sometimes “because they’re cute” is enough reason to add something to a wish list. At just 4cm long, these beautifully crafted Cohana mini scissors can snip threads easily with just a light pinch of the fingers… magic! Plus they’re teeny tiny enough to pop in your luggage and take on the road (or plane) with you – hello EPP travels!

Cohana mini scissors

For hardworking hands

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All that stitching can be hard work on your hands. Give them some TLC with Seams’ Couturiers Hand Cream, made with natural ingredients to moisturise, soften, protect and strengthen your precious digits.

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