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)...
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 pin badges and stitchy stocking fillers. Wrap them up prettily with our suminagashi gift wrap , finish with a handmade card and voila! You're everyone's favourite human.
18 of the best gifts for quilters
1. Quilting merch!
All quilters love a bit of merch. What can we say, we're proud of what we make! Amazon has a range of really cute and funny products all of which would make great gifts for quilters. This tshirt is the perfect present for proud quilters. Amazon also sells a range of quilt-themed storage pouches, notebooks, keychains and more. All these pieces are really affordable and suitable for both quilters and sewists.
2. Tilda Windy Days fabric
Inspired by hazy autumn days, 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 they're a sweet selection of coordinating buttons!
3. SEAMS Hand cream
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, SEAMS Beauty really have it all. Treat the quilter in your life to luxury gift sets containing their three top-selling products as well as some useful extras.
4. 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!
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5. Chocolate sewing kit
- Buy it now (£14, choconchoc.co.uk)
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?
6. Pattern bundle
What do you buy a quilter? Patterns of course! Patterns provide endless inspiration and make great gifts. Today's Quilter and Love Patchwork & Quilting sell a fab pattern bundle over on their Etsy. This is perfect if you aren't sure what kind of quilt pattern your friends would like. Plus it's super affordable!
7. A sewing machine
If you really want to treat the quilter in your life then go big! A good sewing machine is a staple in every quilter's life and an upgrade is always appreciated. There's plenty of different machines on the market but the Brother Innov-is VQ2 is a great option for experienced quilters. Before you purchase a machine read our best long arm quilting machines and our best sewing machines for quilting round-up.
8. Fabric subscription box
It's 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 would also make a wonderful gift to yourself too.
9. Plan your new year of quilt projects
Every quilter needs a notebook to jot down their next big plans. We've rounded up the best notebooks and planners so you can jot down all your present and future quilt projects. Choose between eco-friendly designs, personalised versions and stylish cover prints.
10. 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.
11. Gingham Foundry fabric
- Buy it now: Shop the collection on Etsy
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. This colour palette is bound to look stunning in any quilt. Your crafty pals will love sewing with these bold floral, sweet polka dots and dainty vines print fabrics.
12. DIY project pouches
Handmade gifts which are also practical are the best kind of present. Use Love Patchwork & Quilting's free pattern to sew the quilter in your life these useful project pouches. They will keep WIPs, pattern sheets, clips, and more nice and neat, saving them from becoming muddled with other projects. Since you have the pattern for life once you purchase you could whip a few up for yourself!
13. Kaffe Fassett’s Diamond Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle
Colour, Kaffe and quilts, all wrapped up in one creative puzzle? Yes please! This 1000-piece Diamond Quilt jigsaw is sure to provide hours of fun and is the perfect gift for quilters.
14. More Best-Ever Iron-On Quilt Labels
You'll never be short of labels again Casey Dukes’ latest book. It includes 100 labels in different designs from a range of styles including contemporary, traditional and vintage. There’s something for every type of quilt and every type of quilter in this book!
15. Adventures in Improv Quilts
Find the joy in improv quilts with Cindy Grisdela's new book. This book shows you how to master three different improv styles, perfect for keen quilters!
16. 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. The book includes everything from carriers to baskets, lunch bags to purses and much more!
17. Charming Jelly Roll Quilts
We all love a Jelly Roll quilt, don’t we – they’re just so satisfying! Quilting pals will love Scott A. Flanagan’s new book. It features eight stunning quilts, each including a matching mini version!
18. Patchwork project pouch
If you're looking for a gift idea for your quilty pal that you can whip up at home in an evening or two? Use your sewing stash, to whip up this fun pouch tutorial by Jo Carter. She shows you how to sew a stylish travel pouch, step by step.
Give the gift of handmade this year
Quilt-themed gifts are simply the best, especially when they're handmade. Gifting one of these presents, shows you've listened and taken an interest in your loved one's passion.
Each one of these gifts celebrates the wonderful world of craft and shows you care. All that's left to do is choose the one which suits your pal best!
Find more present inspiration with Gathered
Need more presents for your crafty friends? Head over to our best gifts for sewing lovers and find a unique present for your loved ones.
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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