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Gift Guide for People Who Sew & Quilt

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Picture this, a beautiful package wrapped and and waiting to be opened. Can you feel the anticipation?

But, before a gift can be wrapped and presented, it first must be purchased. And, let’s face it…buying gifts for someone who sews or quilts can be a challenging.

So, do your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors a solid and email them this link.

Hopefully, you’ll find a few of these goodies beautifully wrapped and lovingly presented!

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Gift Guide for People Who Sew & Quilt


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Ultimate Sewing or Quilting Starter Kit

For someone who wants to start sewing you can’t go wrong with this kit. It has everything

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Flowerhead Pins

Flat flowerhead pins that don’t melt are essential for any sewist! I love these because they lie flat under acrylic rulers. This is an ideal add-on gift!

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Fabric

I don’t know one single sewist on this planet that wouldn’t want a giant stack of fabric. Check out Fat Quarter Shop for the latest fabrics.

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Rulers

Sewing and Quilting Rulers are absolutely necessary to someone who sews. These rulers are transparent and have some sort of gripping ability to keep from slipping when you’re using a rotary cutter. Most have markings that are quilting-specific which will help with making accurate cuts. This Creative Grids 6.5″ x 24.5″ Ruler is one of my favorites.

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Mini Iron

This is one of those sewing room things I cannot live without. Don’t let the the size fool you; this little iron is designed for people who sew and quilt. I keep it on a small ironing surface next to my sewing machine.

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Wool Pressing Mat

Get perfectly pressed quilt blocks with a Wool Pressing Mat. This is one of my favorite quilting tools!

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Iron & Ironing Board

I have this iron. I love this iron. It never drips, spits, or hisses. The same is true for the ironing board. It easily converts for large quilting projects. Any sewist or quilter would be thrilled to receive these as a gift.

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Daylight Slimline Table Lamp

Daylight LED Slimline Table Lamp is a great lamp to have at your sewing or craft workstation. The lamp has a super high-quality slim brushed chrome design and powerful 4300 Lux bright light at 6 inch from 80 ultra bright light Daylight LED’s.

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Clover Wonder Clips

When you need to hold fabric together without pins, these are the best. Quilters love them because they are great for holding down binding.

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Magnetic Pin Cushion

If you’ve ever dropped a box of pins on the floor you will know why a magnetic pin cushion is mandatory for sewists.

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Iron-Off Pen

I could write volumes about iron-off pens. The ink disappears with the heat from an iron. It doesn’t get any easier than that. This is one of my favorite fabric marker and would make ideal stocking stuffers.

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Binding Babies

A perfect stocking stuffer! Quilters love these Binding Babies to store binding. They are also helpful when attaching binding to a quilt. Makes a great stocking stuffer

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Needle Minders

For anyone who does a lot of hand sewing or embroidery these needle minders make a great gift. It’s the perfect place to set your needle so it doesn’t get lost. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

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Storage Tins

These Moda tins come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for staying organized.

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Rotary Cutter with Mat

I honestly don’t know how I sewed without these. They are indispensable for cutting fabric ~ especially quilts. Even if someone has these, chances are they are worn out and need replacing. This rotary cutter would thrill any sewist! And, don’t forget those extra replacement blades.

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For mats, be sure to look for double-sided Self-Healing Mats like this one.

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Bias Tape Maker

There is a simple way to make bias tape. I use these Fabric Bias Tape Maker Tools which are fairly inexpensive, easy to store, and simple to use. I especially like that they are small and don’t take up a lot of space.

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Specialty Scissors

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The first type of scissors every sewist needs is a great pair of 8″ Dressmaker Sheers. These are ideal for cutting out most fabric and will last for years.

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The second type of scissors would be a pair of 4″ Embroidery Scissors. These are ideal for snipping and clipping. Check out that sharp point. I keep a pair next to my sewing machine at all times.

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The third type of specialty scissors is a little different. They are called Knife Edge Scissors. These are designed mainly for appliqué work but are ideal anytime you need to get close to the edge. No more little extra holes from getting too close.


Specialty Feet

Specialty sewing machine feet can be a real treat for someone who sews. I have a post on Sewing Machine Feet that can be helpful. Two of my favorites (and I’m not alone, here) are the Edge Stitch Foot and the Walking Foot. Every sewing machine manufacturer will have each of these feet available. The Walking Foot is something that many quilters and sewists long to own.

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Sewing & Quilting Books

In my Shop I have a collection of sewing and quilting books that I recommend for all skill levels. Be sure to check back often, I’m always adding new one.

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Membership on a Creative Learning Platform

Give someone a year of unlimited sewing and quilting classes with either a Craftsy or Creativebug membership. Watch for sales and freebies!

>>>Craftsy Membership

>>>Creativebug Membership

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Thread Collection for Machine Embroidery

When I first got my embroidery machine I would’ve loved having a colorful collection of embroidery threads in varying shades. It’s such a great way to get started.

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Thread Organizer Box

If you are going to buy someone a collection of thread they will need a way to organize it. Check out all of the thread this box holds. Talk about handy.

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Sewing Machine Trolly

A sewing machine trolly is ideal for someone who likes to take classes. They come in different sizes and a few are specific to larger sewing machines. Look for trollies that are easy to handle and don’t tip over easily. NOTE: Trollies come in a variety of sizes and are specific to certain machines. Before purchasing, be sure to check the size of the machine.

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Sewing Machine

This wouldn’t be a very good list for quilters and sewists if it didn’t include a new sewing machine. In my Shop I have a variety of sewing machines at different price levels. Some are are better for sewing and others are ideal for quilting. However, I always recommend people visit their local sewing machine dealers. On the high end are Bernina, Babylock, Brother, Pfaff, and Husqvarna. However, each of these brands have mid-level models and starter machines. Look for machines with features that interest you, such as machine embroidery or quilting.

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Sewing Cabinet or Table

Quilters and sewists dream of having their own space to sew in. Check out some of these great cabinets and tables that would make anyone swoon.

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I hope this Gift Guide for People Who Sew & Quilt helps you on your sewing journey.

Happy Sewing Shopping.


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