15 Great Gifts for Quilters

Quilters are passionate about quilting, and they’re always on the lookout for terrific tools, handy notions, and, of course, FABRIC. But what do you do when you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special sewist in your life? Start here!

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1.  Clover Wonder Clips
Clover Wonder Clips are a terrific tool, and you can never have too many of them. They can replace pins for many uses. I love to use them for attaching binding and for keeping groups of blocks together. (Also, I frequently stick them in my hair to keep it out of my face when I’m bent over the sewing machine. Then I forget and go out in public like that. But I digress. These things are versatile.)


2. Fat Quarter Bundle

Fabric is always welcome! If you don’t know what your quilter needs, a nice bundle of fat quarters in an assortment of colors (neutrals would work, too) should do the trick.


3. Stitch Fast Self-Stick Templates

If your quilter is a fan of English Paper Piecing, get them a set of these neat reusable templates. They can even be used with a sewing machine.


4. A book full of beautiful patterns

With so many books out there to browse through, it’s not hard to find one that will suit your quilter. The one pictured here was written by a mother and daughter, and contains patterns for all skill levels.


5. Seam Fix Seam Ripper

No matter how talented you are, all sewists need a good seam ripper once in a while! The Seam Fix is my favorite. I especially like the grippy things on the ends that you can use to “wipe” the loose threads out of the fabric after you’re done unsewing.


6. Derwent Inktense Pencils

For those with an artistic taste for surface design, these watercolor pencils can’t be beat.


7. Oliso Pro Smart Iron

These irons are worth every penny. They automatically lift up off of the pressing surface after a few moments, and drop back down when you touch the handle. Safe and convenient!


8. Chaco Liner

It’s great to have a few tools for marking fabric handy. This is a chalk “pen”–there’s a little wheel that distributes a nice, even line of easy-to-remove chalk. It works well with rulers, and is available in different colors.


9. Roxanne Water Soluble Chalk Marking Pencil (silver)

As I said in #8, it’s great to have a few tools for marking fabric handy! These pencils write smoothly and are easy to remove. They show up well on most colors of fabric.


10. A new sewing machine!

Well, really, you need one for regular home use, one that’s lighter for classes, one industrial one for heavy-duty fabrics, a serger, a long-arm…and a back-up for when your workhorse is in the shop.


11. Olfa Cutting Mat

After a lot of use, all the wear and tear on an old cutting mat can affect the accuracy of your cuts. They say you can restore them, at least partially, but that sounds like a lot of work. Go wild. Buy a new one.


12. Omnigrip Ruler

There are plenty of specialty rulers out there that are nice to have, but this basic one is a necessity. Over time, markings wear away, or edges get worn, so the ones like this that get a lot of use need to be replaced to continue cutting fabric accurately.


13. Grip Strips

These are really handy for people like me who have problems with their rulers slipping! I have them on my most-used Omnigrip ruler (see #12) and they make a world of difference.


14. Supreme Slider

If your quilter likes free-motion quilting on a domestic machine (that means a regular sewing machine that you sit down to operate), this handy mat helps keep the quilt from dragging on the surface of the machine and makes the stitching much smoother.


15. Machingers Quilting Gloves

These gloves make it easy to grip your fabric when moving it under the needle. They make a huge difference!


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15 Great Gift Ideas for Quilters

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