Wondering what to buy someone who loves to quilt? You’ve come to the right place!
Sometimes it is tough to buy a gift for someone who has a particular hobby, especially if you don’t know much about the craft that they are interested in.
You don’t want to buy quilters gifts that someone already has ten of, and you certainly don’t want to buy something that they have no use for.
If you have a quilter in your life (or if you are a quilter yourself), you might need a little inspiration to find the perfect gift.
Let’s go over some of the best gifts for quilters that are sure to please and help them with their hobby.
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- 2. Improv Quilt Block
- 3. Autumn Lattice Quilt
- 4. Round Robin Border Details
- 5. Island Chain
- 6. Glacier Star
- 7. A Tisket A Tasket
- 8. Quilt Border
- 9. Curvaceous Binding
- 10. Ruffled Roses
- 11. Drunkard’s Path
- 12. Curve
- 13. Waves
- 14. Country Paradise
- 15. Bethlehem Star
- 16. Whim Wham Stars
- 17. Quiltville
- 18. By the Bay
- 19. Nostalgia
- 20. Patch Quilt
- 21. Cottage Quilt
- 22. Scalloped Border
- 23. Ribbon
- 24. Patch
- 25. Border
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- 1. MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips with Tin Box Package
- 2. Everything Mary Crafters Storage Tote
- 3. Little Quilts and Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps
- 4. Quilter’s Slidelock 24″ Lighted Edge
- 5. Quilt Gallery Ruler Gripper Super Grip
- 6. TightGrips Non-slip grips for Quilt Templates
- 7. Skyhawk Acrylic Quilting Rulers Combo Pack of 4 Quilters Rulers
- 8. Heat Erasable Fabric Marking Pens with 4 Refills for Quilting, Sewing and Dressmaking
- 9. MumCraft Quilting Supplies Set of 15 Stainless Steel Hemming Clips
- 10. Omnigrid 12-Inch-by-18-Inch Fold-Away Portable Cutting & Pressing Station
- 11. It’s Time to Quilt Quilter’s Pressing Pad
- 12. Omnigrid Wooden Ruler Rack
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25 Of The Best Gifts For Quilters In 2023
The best and most unique gifts for quilters are those that are both practical and fun. We’ve curated our list of gifts for the quilter who has everything — or at least it seems so.
Surprise the quilter in your life with something they may not expect or have purchased for themselves.
This pack of 100 sewing clips comes in a sturdy tin storage box which is a great way to keep them together. Using these sewing clips allows quilters to easily hold several layers of fabric together at one time, eliminating the need for pins.
These clips are ideal for all types of crafts, not just quilting. Because they are a multi-functional gift, your gift recipient may find a use for them that you didn’t even intend on. For example, these clips are great to use to organize papers or to hang pictures on a rope for decoration.
The clips that come in this set open wide enough to hold multiple layers of fabric and the base of the clip lies flat, making it easy to feed the fabric to the presser foot. This gift comes in a reusable tin that your gift recipient can also enjoy.
These quilt clips are such a great idea for that special quilter in your life who likes to do their own quilting at home with their domestic machine. The clips are 3” in diameter and made from sturdy plastic to ensure they have a tight grip on the quilt while it is being quilted.
This pack comes with 12 clips which is more than enough for even a large queen-size quilt.
This book shows crafters how to turn scraps of jelly roll into unique little quilts and other eye-catching patchwork gifts. It comes with 30 colorful and imaginative projects along with clear instructions regarding the techniques to make your final work of art.
With the vast amount of guidance and inspiration offered in this book, quilters and patchworkers of any ability can enjoy its contents.
The book includes photos of comprehensive step-by-step techniques, as well as helpful and inspiring illustrations for each of the 30 projects, making this a perfect gift for people of all skill levels.
How cool are these little doo-dads? If you know a quilter, you probably know how vital bobbin thread is to them and how annoying it can be when their bobbin thread gets all tangled in the drawer or basket they keep all their bobbins in.
That won’t happen with these spool savers since the silicone ring will hold the end of the thread in place on the spool or bobbin. Trust me — this will be a massive help to quilters all over.
This quilt gallery ruler offers a super grip for your fabrics that gives you an ultimate accuracy in your cutting. This is a perfect tool for quilters who typically use rulers or rotary cutters because they will reduce the amount of stress that gets put on the joints in the hand and wrists.
The strong suction cup on this product allows the user to have maximum control over their fabric and their cuts. Once you find the perfect pressure combination that works for you, this is a helpful and efficient tool to have.
This 48-pack of non-slip quilt template grips will prevent your templates from slipping on fabric when you are cutting or tracing around them. These grips offer a new, stronger adhesive than other products, so they are sure to help keep your quilting neat and sturdy.
These durable quilting rulers come in a pack of four, measuring 12.5 x 12.5 inches, 9.5 x 9.5 inches, 6 x 6 inches, and 4.5 x 4.5 inches. They are made out of a high-quality plastic and are easy to see on both light and dark materials.
These rulers offer quilters guaranteed accuracy, even at an angle. They have inch markings for quilters who are both right and left-handed that are easy-to-read and can be used to efficiently and accurately trim seam allowances, half-square triangles, etc.
This gift will help the quilter in your life save time while enjoying her craft.
Rather than relying on several marking methods on different fabrics, these fabric marking pens allow quilters to transfer patterns to light-colored fabric that need a tracing wheel and paper and dark fabrics that need chalk.
These four-color marking pens let you make crisp, clear lines onto a wide variety of fabrics before erasing them with your iron. The thermo-sensitive ink is completely eliminated, leaving your project free of any marking residue.
This gift will allow a quilter to create fashion-house finishes in their handmade pieces with their finely-tipped 0.7mm points.
This is a great gift for those who like to make intricate fabric designs for clothes and home decor without the possibility of them smearing or fading. The portable pens even help quilters tailor on-the-go.
These hemming clips professionally measure hems up to three inches wide in an efficient manner without any crook.
Unlike a typical sewing pin, these clips are flexible enough to guide onto fabric, tightly holding it into place as you sew. This allows you to keep your fabric all together without any breaking.
This is a great gift to help quilters with hemming clothing and other fabrics and is perfect for both machine and hand sewing. The clips come with a smooth polishing, and they are anti-rust, waterproof, oil-proof, and will not corrode.
This portable cutting and pressing station is the perfect size for trimming, creating foundation pieces, and cutting around templates.
On one side, the user will find a convenient gridded mat, and on the other, a non-stick pressing surface.
This mat folds in half easily and has a tabbed closure and handles for easy-carrying, making it perfect to bring to a class or while traveling.
11. The Binding Tool
The Binding Tool by The Quilter’s Mercantile is a little genius tool that helps you create perfect binding for any size quilt. A great feature about this specific tool is the instructions are printed directly on the binding tool. So you won’t need to worry about keeping the instructions or trying to figure out how to use the tool if you accidentally lose the instructions a few years down the road.
This gift would be fabulous, especially for beginner quilters who may find adding binding to their quilts a bit intimidating. This tool takes all the guesswork out of it.
This is one of those quilting gadgets that helps save time and space because it keeps any quilter organized.
With five horizontal slots to store rulers, it keeps measuring tools handy while also keeping your workspace clear. The non-skid material used on the bottom of this rack prevents it from moving or slipping.
This is one of the best gifts for quilters because it is unique and probably something they don’t already have.
This book is a collection of stories gathered from a 1922 poll done by The Farmer’s Wife magazine, posing the question, “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?”
Receiving over 7,000 answers, the stories were transformed into the traditional quilt blocks that they inspired.
If you are looking for unique gifts for quilters, the Sew Steady Slider Mat is a great option for you. The back of the mat is tacky and will stick to the extension table of any sewing machine. It can easily be removed and reapplied with no trouble.
The slick surface of the mat will allow a quilter to do free motion quilting easily and smoothly.
Another feature of this mat is the cut-out for the needle to go through without messing with the mat.
If you are serious about quilt making or know someone who is, this flannel design wall hanging could be the perfect gift. Expanding into the realm of designing your own quilts can seem intimidating, but with this 60”x72” design wall, you can design your quilts right on the wall instead of the kitchen table or floor.
Since it is made from flannel, quilting cotton will stick to it without using pins or clips. The top of the wall hanging has a line of grommets you can hang on hooks or nails on any wall of your home.
This nifty little ruler is made from a heat-resistant nylon material intended to create the perfect hem when you need to press your hemline before sewing. The ruler measures 2 ½”x10” and can be used with a dry or steam iron which is great for many different sewing projects.
The surface of the ruler has a non-slip coating, so it won’t slip and slide on your fabric while you are pressing your seams. Not only is this excellent for creating hems, but it can also be used to create mitered corners.
Another quilting notion by Clover, this tool is meant to be used for point turning, but a quilter can also use it to mark quilting lines. You could also use a Clover Hera marker for marking quilting lines.
With minimal pressure, using the rounded end, you simply press and run the point turner over your fabric to mark where you want to quilt on your quilting project. I personally use a Hera marker for almost all of my quilt projects and LOVE it. This point-turner is on my Christmas wish list!
Small but mighty, these fine point patchwork pins are a fabulous addition to any quilter’s stash of tools and notions. The ends of the pins have a comfort grip which makes it easier to place and remove the pins in and out of fabric.
They are also heat resistant, so if you want to press seams in a specific direction, you can place the pins in your project and not worry about melting the grips of the pins.
The clear case comes with a 50-piece set of pins. These are perfect for travel, whether you like to sew while on vacation or travel to different quilt guild activities.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer pin basting my quilts. Sure regular safety pins work, but have you ever tried curved safety pins? The curve in the pins makes it much easier to push the pin through several layers of a quilt.
This set is a 100 piece set of size two basting pins. Size 2 pins are recommended for high loft batting quilts but would also work with lower loft batting such as cotton batting.
How many times have you said or heard someone say while they are in the middle of working on a quilt project, “Now, where did I put my scissors?” I think I speak for all quilters and say it is a constant struggle to find the scissors (especially our snips.)
With this retractable scissor holder, you won’t have to waste time searching for your scissors anymore. Cool, right? You simply pin it to your shirt and then snap in your scissors, and you’re good to go! The retractable cord is 38” long.
I know buying gifts for quilters who have everything can be a struggle, but I would 100% recommend getting these adorable personalized sewing labels for that special quilter in your life. Every quilter should put labels on their quilts, so decades from now, someone will know who made that gorgeous masterpiece.
These labels are completely customizable, including wording, color, font, and you can choose what little image is printed next to the lettering.
I personally have these gloves, and they work like a dream for free motion quilting. Your hands won’t get too hot, and the fabric has just enough grip to move the quilt smoothly under your needle without being too slippery.
These gloves come in four different sizes: extra small, small, medium/large, and extra-large. Not only do these gloves help grip the quilt for smooth FMQ, but they also give your hands and wrists support, which is extremely important if you suffer from arthritis or other hand pain.
Quilting gifts can be tricky to purchase when you aren’t sure what someone may use, but trust me, if you buy these for a quilter, they will for sure try these with glee! Free motion quilting can be intimidating, especially if you will attempt it with a domestic machine, but it can be so much easier and more fun with these templates.
This set comes with eight unique templates to try out different FMQ designs. These templates are great because they have a non-slip layer on the bottom, so they won’t slip on the fabric, which is a huge bonus.
These fun scrap bags are another terrific choice to get someone who probably has every quilting notion they could want. This is also a great option if you know they like to make “scrappy” quilts and use lots of small, colorful pieces in their quilts.
The bags are packaged by weight and will weigh between 10-12 ounces, and have a variety of sizes measuring between 2”-6” in width and up to 17” long. All fabric put into these scrap bags is going to be 100% cotton, perfect for quilts.
You can never have too much light under your sewing machine, and this LED strip light from Madam Sew will brighten up your work area. Unlike other sewing room lights, this light is on a strip and can stick directly to your sewing machine. The strip light comes with adhesive on the back, which you can place onto pretty much any domestic sewing machine.
What if the strip is too long? No problem — just cut off the excess. It also has a dimmer switch, so if it’s a bit too bright for you at some points of the day, you can quickly dim the light with a small switch.
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Do you have any gifts to add?
These gift ideas for quilters range from unique to practical. Hopefully, you have found some quilting gift ideas that you can use the next time you need to buy a gift for the quilter in your life.
If you are a quilter, what are some other gift ideas that you’d appreciate receiving — or tools you already have that other quilters might like?
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