25 *Sew* Perfect Gifts for Quilters and Sewists
Shopping for your creative friend with a passion for sewing? These are the best gifts for quilters and sewists. They're sure to be a hit—and we bet they haven't seen a few of these picks before!
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Doing some hand stitching? The last thing you want to do is lose that needle! Solve that problem with a cute magnetic needle minder. It’ll keep your needle close at hand and secure on the strong magnet. This quilt block design minder is perfect for the quilter in your life. This is also an excellent gift for any cross-stitcher or needleworker you know!
One of the best gifts for quilters out there is something they’d love, but would never purchase on their own. Enter custom labels. These fabric labels and tags from Etsy shop Inked Papers are customizable and can be stitched onto any projects big or small. Seamstresses will love to stitch a label into the seams of their designs and a quilt can be called complete with one of these sewn onto a corner.
Every sewist and quilter knows that the light on the sewing machine is just not bright enough for threading needles and seeing detailed work. Illuminate your space with an OttLite desk lamp. This flexible LED lamp is perfect for shedding light on your latest project.
When the weekend rolls around, let everyone know what you’re up to: drinking lots of coffee and spending time at the sewing machine. This cozy crewneck is the perfect sewing uniform.
Beginner and experienced sewists alike will love Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses by Gretchen Hirsch. This book is full of vintage-inspired dresses (patterns included!) that are simple enough to make in a single day and gorgeous enough that you’ll want to wear them all the time.
On top of our list of gifts for quilters and sewists is this Bohin wrist pincushion. With this handy pincushion, you never have to look for where you left your pin dish again. We love this version with the flexible, adjustable wrist band. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day as you work on your latest make. Shopping for Mom? Check out these Christmas gifts Mom will love.
Quilters know how important a cutting mat can be for beautiful projects. Treat your favorite quilter to a jewel-tone cutting mat from Fiskars. This 24×36-inch version is a generous size perfect for almost any project. You’ll even find uses for this mat when working on craft projects—find our best ideas for fall and winter.
You can’t have a cutting mat without a good rotary cutter! The sharp blade (don’t worry—there’s a safety setting when it’s not in use) zips right through fabric with ease.
When it comes to marking patterns, there are lots of options out there, but we bet you haven’t considered these pens before. PILOT FriXion pens are classic ballpoint-style pens but with an awesome feature: They erase with heat! Just iron over your marks or wave your steamer over any lines and the ink is gone. The best part: You can find them right in the office supplies aisle at any big box store—no rushing to the fabric shop for these!
It’s every seamstress’s dream to have a dress form situated in the corner of their sewing room. Dress forms make it easy to work on apparel without the back and forth of trying the clothing on yourself every few steps. This Singer dress form is a great option because it’s adjustable. You can easily fit clothes to yourself and others, even if you aren’t the same size.
Quilting can seem like an old-fashioned craft, but Love Flying Geese proves it’s anything but. Full of contemporary patterns, you’ll find yourself finding all sorts of reasons to tackle these 27 unique projects from bed-sized quilts to tapestries and smaller patterns like mug mats.
Yes, every sewist and quilter has pins aplenty, but occasionally they need to be replaced. Treat your favorite quilter to a brand new set of pins. We love these Dritz flower pins because they’re flat and don’t melt under the iron.
Just because you can’t spend every moment in your sewing space, doesn’t mean you have to stop showing off your love of the craft. This cute enamel pin is the perfect adornment for your jacket or tote bag.
Experienced seamstresses don’t have time to take a break to wind bobbins! The Simplicity SideWinder winds bobbins without your machine while you get busy working on your latest project.
Let’s be real: Pinning patterns is a pain! With a good set or two of pattern weights, though, pinning that tissue can be a thing of the past. These Dritz pattern weights will hold patterns and templates in place while you cut without all the fuss of pins. We recommend grabbing a few sets for big projects.
As much as quilters and seamstresses love digging into major projects, there’s also something satisfying about a quick activity you can accomplish in an afternoon. It Takes Two! is full of these short and simple projects like zippered pouches, pincushions, totes and more.
Don’t use your large sewing scissors for cutting tiny threads. Instead, snag a pair of Fiskars snips made just for thread. These tiny scissors are just the thing to keep near your machine.
Enjoy a quilting weekend away with your friends? Or just like to take your sewing machine on the go? You need a rolling sewing machine case. This piece of luggage keeps your machine safe and has plenty of extra compartments for thread, scissors and other notions.
Even if your favorite quilter has almost everything on this list, there’s always something they could use more of: fabric! Gift them a quarterly fabric subscription. Fat Quarter Shop, a great online fabric store, offers a whole array of options. Our favorite, though, is the Ruby Star Society fabric subscription. This brand is known for its fun, vintage-inspired patterns. Want more ideas for other crafters in your life? Check out these gifts for crafty people.