Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Creative Gift Ideas for Quilters & Sewists

Are you looking for unique gift ideas for the quilters and sewists in your life? Do you need a gift for a secret gift exchange at a quilting retreat? Do you want to get a special birthday or Christmas gift for your best quilty friend? Or maybe you're looking for quilty ideas to put on your own wish list! Here's a great list of ideas grouped by price so you can find the perfect thing!

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Gift ideas for quilters and sewists

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Gifts under $25

Quilting novels - Try one in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini (pictured is The Quilter's Kitchen), The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston, Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner, or a quilting mystery like Knot On Her Life by Mary Marks.

The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner Knot on Her Life quilting mystery novel by Mary Marks

How fun are these quilting and sewing themed socks!?! These pairs with scissorsrulers and hedgehogs, and "quilting is my cardio" are on my wish list!

 Sewing themed socks 

I love wearing quilty shirts! It's a fun way to show my love for stitching! Check out these: quilt blocksewing heartbeatshe works with her hands in delight.

quilt block t-shirt Sewing heartbeat t-shirt She works with her hands in delight t-shirt

I keep this sewing organizer next to my sewing machine to hold all my seam rippers, pens, pencils, Hera marker, and scissors. It's so handy! It comes in many colors including red and aqua. (Of course mine is aqua!)

It's Sew Emma sewing organizer It's Sew Emma sewing organizer

Quilty jewelry is a another way to show off your love of sewing! Quilt block earrings and a maker necklace would go with any outfit!

 Wood quilt block earrings

Gifts under $50

Magazine subscriptions are one of my favorite gifts to give AND to receive! Try American Patchwork & Quilting, Love of Quilting, or Quilting Arts. If you're looking for a digital only subscription or more modern designs, I highly recommend Make Modern!

Quilting themed monthly subscription boxes are a gift that keep on giving!! QuiltyBox offers Mini, Classic, and EPP subscriptions, and Kiwi Co offers a Maker Crate for all types of crafts!

Kiwi Co Maker subscription Quilty Box

The Oliso Mini Iron is a fantastic addition to your sewing room! Pair it with a wool pressing mat, and you can press any where!

Oliso Mini Iron

Speaking of wool pressing mats...they go really great with mini irons! ;) 

Wool pressing mat

Gifts under $100

Every quilter loves to display finished quilts! A quilt ladder is a great way to show off several at once!

Quilt ladder

A cordless iron?!? That's what pressing dreams are made of!

Panasonic cordless iron

When in doubt, fabric and thread are ALWAYS appreciated gifts!! I use 50wt Aurifil thread for all of my piecing and quilting (and sometimes 40wt too!). I would love to receive an Aurifil thread collection!

Aurifil thread box Aurifil thread box

One of my favorite and most used notions is this ViviLux green laser light! Check out this post if you want to know how I use it!

Vivilux green laser

Gifts under $200

I LOVE my Daylight Slimline LED floor lamp! It makes such a difference in my sewing room when cutting and sewing! They make a table clamp one too.

A sewing machine case with wheels is a must if you're going to a retreat! This Large Tutto case works with most sewing machine models!

This folding table by Sew Ready Studio Designs is perfect for some extra craft space or a cutting table! The height is adjustable so you can find the height that works best for you!

Gifts under $500

If you love to make custom applique shapes, the Cricut Maker will rock your quilty socks off! The Maker has a rotary cutter blade, allowing you to easily cut fabric with or without fusible into as many shapes as your imagination can create! It can cut any textile substrate including cork fabric and felt as well as paper and vinyl. It's a versatile machine with endless creative possibilities!

Cutting common quilt shapes doesn't get any faster or easier than when using an AccuQuilt GO! machine!! The GO! accurately cuts triangles and squares with the turn of a handle in just seconds! I use mine the most for cutting half square triangles and 2.5" squares from my scraps, but I also love using it to cut orange peels and tiny circles!

More wish list items!

I absolute LOVE my Juki TL-2010Q sewing machine! It is such a workhorse!

Juki TL-2010Q

If sewing AND embroidery are in your future, then this Brother SE1900 is a great machine!

Brother SE1900

Are you ready to do your own longarming but are limited on budget? The Q'Nique 15R machine might be just what you're looking for!

Q'Nique 15R

Ready to upgrade to a bigger and better longarm? Want to push your creativity to new limits? The Handi Quilter Infinity 26" Longarm is a great choice! Optional upgrades include channel locks, heavy-duty casters, and the Pro-Stitcher for computerized quilting.

Handi Quilter 26"

Create your dream sewing studio! Kangaroo Kabinets offer numerous options to fit your space, sewing machine, and storage needs!

Kangaroo Kabinets

What is on your quilty wish list?? Comment below so we can get some more ideas!

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  1. I was looking at the Q'nique 15 last night. I had a Gammill for a long time, then roamed the U. S. for 5 years, and in the ten years since have never gotten another one, and the budget is definitely limited. The free frame with the machine is a real temptation, but I was wondering if I would be happy with it after having a larger machine. Any thoughts on that?

  2. I have it on good authority that Santa plans to put a Tutto case under my tree this year :) I've read several of the Elm Creek Quilts books and enjoyed them might be time to read another one soon.


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