In every circle of friends, there are those we call “fashionistas or fashion-lovers”.
However, only a few of them can actually sew or quilt. You know, the creative ones with nimble hands and an eye for nifty designs for clothes and can design their own fashion? If you have a quilter friend, then consider yourself lucky.
She’s a friend with magical hands who could take your old cloth and turn them into a work of art. She can transform your cast off clothes and leftover fabrics into beautifully designed dresses, pillowcases, pyjamas or bed covers. They’re your heroes when it comes to fashion, home crafting and recycling old clothes.
So if you’ve been wondering what gift to give the quilter of your life, you’ve stumbled on the right list here.
Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas or for whatever occasion you’d like to find a gift for, we’ve prepared various gifting ideas that come in all shapes and forms that quilters will surely enjoy, all while encouraging them to kindle their passion for quilting.
23 Useful & Quirky Gifts For Quilters
If you want to please a quilter, nothing says a gift like a sewing machine! If you’re looking for a new quilting machine to replace an old one, Brother is one machine for quilting built to last a lifetime that will be treasured forever.
It has 27 built-in stitches and an automatic needle threader, making sewing that much more effortless.
Quilters do iron a lot since they are working with fabrics.
Typically, a flat iron can be bulky and heavy. Why not gift a mini steam iron to improve a quilter’s ironing experience and iron from wherever?
Learning is never ending. Even if someone’s an expert quilter, there’s always room for learning and improvement.
If you know a quitter who loves books and is a perfectionist, the “All-In-One Quilter’s Reference Tool” book is an indispensable book in her quest to mastering this craft of quilting.
This Gypsy Cutting Gizmo is the extra hand your quilter friend will always need when they want to separate the chain-pieced segments for your quilt tops.
Hold the fabric in both hands and put the ‘chain’ into the slot on top of the Gizmo to safely cut chained pieces. A quilter’s great aid when it comes to cutting, it’ll surely make their work of art done much quicker.
A shirt as a gift is as good as any especially if it has a funny quilting theme on it.
Put a smile on their face with this funny “Quilting is Not A Hobby, It’s A 2020 Survival Skill” shirt. Funny and timely, this gift will surely be remembered.
If your quilter friend loves collecting keychains, then we’ve got one for you.
Quilt-themed keychains are just cute. This a silver-plated laser-engraved keychain is a great complement to include in your bundle of gifts for quilters.
Quilters have lots of stuff and if your quilter friend loves to travel, the Omnigrid Quilters Travel Case is the way to go.
Measuring 14.25 x 14.25 x 2.5 inch, it’s not at all bulky so you can pack easily with style with this travel case.
Moreover, it has a professional look designed for quilters.
Another very useful tool for fashion design and pattern-making, this kit of metal rulers is a perfect gift especially for beginner quilters.
These rulers are extremely durable and could last a lifetime, so quilters never have to worry about having to make inaccurate or miss measurements again.
It’s a great program and highly recommended in the world of quilting due to its user-friendly interface for quilt designing. Any serious quilter receiving this gift will surely love this if she wants to upgrade and level up her quilting skills.
Quilting is a serious business. A humorous 5 x 10 inch wood wall art that says “Please Go Away I’m Quilting” cannot say it better.
If she’s a huge quilter fan, this would be a perfect gift for her to remind people not to mess around with her business.
Brighten up the quilter in your life’s morning with these cute and funny customized mugs just for quilters. It holds a standard amount of coffee or tea to get them started.
It’s designed to last with high quality ceramics and print.
12. Circle Cutter
Cutting circles is one of the challenges quilters encounter. Thus, a circle cutter is a must have in every quilter’s tool belt and this makes it a perfect gift.
Not only is the TrueCut Circle Cutter great for cutting curves and circles, you can get exact markings for precise circles. Not to mention it’s very durable and very easy to use!
The biggest problems quilters encounter while trying to cut clothes: cutting, slippage and FRUSTRATION!
Luckily for you, there’s a solution.
Quilters Slidelock 24″ Lighted Edge is a perfect tool for cutting borders, strip, straight and bias bindings and more. It can hold up to 8 layers of fabric while you cut.
Another must have tool that needs to be added in a quilter’s tool belt if they still don’t have one.
It also has a lighted edge for when you’re cutting in dim and dark lighting.
This Quilter’s Precut Companion book is popular in the world of quilting, because it’s the only book that shows multiple ways to use precuts and provides quilters ideas for making various quilt blocks.
This is not about baking; layer cake and jelly rolls are actual terms that quilters are familiar with.
‘Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts‘ provides step-by-step illustrations and instructions on how to make fun layer cake and jelly roll quilts according to your skill level.
Nothing says a gift better than a beautiful quilting bracelet. This is a perfect memento for your friendship. It even includes a jewelry pouch to ensure a beautiful presentation, thus making it perfect for gifting a quilter!
17. Quilter Gripper
Know a clumsy quilter who’s always getting into cutting accidents?
There’s always a chance that quilters get cuts from cutting fabric. Luckily, there’s a tool to prevent that – the quilter gripper. It’s designed with two suction cups that are attached to a smooth ruler surface.
This way, quilters will have a much better control of the rulers and their hands are always away from the rotary cutter when cutting fabric, thus preventing them from getting in harm’s way. It is handy and useful that will make a perfect gift.
Help your friend make detailed ironing faster and achieve a more professional look with this pressing mat.
It’s highly portable and you can iron anywhere you’d like. This will be a highly appreciated gift because it makes an actual difference in their quilt – the press ironing will make their quilt smoother and neater.
This is devotion and design merged in one.
Warm up your quilter friend’s soul with this beautiful quilter book inspired by the Bible.
The Bible Sampler Quilt is a perfect memento for your friendship especially more if she honors and loves to read the Bible.
Every quilter surely has their own box or organizer to store their individual accessories, but what if she has more than she can handle?
An accessories organizer might be a perfect gift for quilters then. It’s made of durable and scratch-resistant materials that will keep all kinds of quilting accessories in good condition. That, and the best part is it can hold tons of stuff in just one bag.
Do you know that quilting is a science? And like engineers, when it comes to fabric, it has to be precise and accurate.
Using the Quilter’s FabriCalc calculator, they can very quickly calculate the total quilt yardage, find the amount of fabric needed, and convert their quilting ideas into actual usable dimensions – in yards, inches, or metric measurements – with just a few buttons.
22. Scrap Catcher
When it comes to quilting, scraps and mess are always present. This Crafter’s Caddy Scrap Catcher can help them clean up scraps easily.
It is attachable to any desk or to any workspace so they have easy access to dispose snipped fabrics. All they need to do is toss the scraps right in the caddy like shooting a basketball.
This 12 Monthly Quilting Planner Kit planner is uniquely designed to sync their quilt projects and daily activities so it will be easy for them to bring ideas they want to work on.
There you have it – a list of 23 gift ideas for quilters!
Gifts do not need to be expensive especially for quilters who value simplicity and resourcefulness. As long as it comes from your heart, it will be enough to make her happy. Surely, a simple gift such as a mug or a shirt will be enough to make her feel happy and remembered.