The days are ticking down and there are only a few more shopping days until Christmas. But if you’re still looking for ideas of what to get for the special quilters in your life—even if that’s YOU—then fear not: we’ve got you covered with this gift guide for quilters.
Here are some budget-friendly gift ideas that range from fun to lovely to eminently practical.
I’m not gonna lie: I need a couple of these glasses for my own. Most of my sewing is done at night after my kids are in bed, and it’s not uncommon for me to have an adult beverage over to the side of my machine. I tend not to use actual wine glasses and prefer small glasses that would be hard to jostle, so these stemless, themed wine glasses are calling my name.
This adorable set of tin-plated steel cookie cutters includes the shapes of a sewing machine, thimble, spool of thread and scissors. Use them to make a batch of cookies for guests, your next guild meeting or retreat, or as a special treat for the employees at your favorite local quilt shop. Or just make a batch for yourself—I am not going to judge.
As beautiful as December can be, there’s something incredibly satisfying about starting a new calendar on January 1. Organize your 2018 with weekly inspiration in this planner from Tilda, the much-loved Scandinavian brand. Each week features an inspiring photograph of Tilda’s latest designs, a month-to-view calendar helps you to plan ahead, and a ribbon marker keeps track of time.
I like day-to-day desk calendars, and this one from Debbie Kratovil would certainly liven up any quilter’s office or sewing space. Get hours of enjoyment all year long with this easel-backed calendar’s 40+ quilt designs, 260+ quilt blocks, and the fabric requirements to create them all (it’s also an amazing value when you consider the price!).
Buying fabric, patterns or tools for another quilter can be as difficult as buying perfume for someone else—it’s probably best to let a quilter shop according to her or his own preferences and needs. However, you can give them a gift card, and we are happy to have our own The Quilting Company gift cards now available in increments of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 and $250. And because they’re electronic gift cards sent via email, you don’t have to worry about shipping a thing! The recipient would be able to shop our store for a wide variety of kits, magazines, patterns, online courses, tools, notions, precut fabrics and more—just about everything anyone could need to start 2018 feeling ready to hit the ground quilting.