15 *Sew* Perfect Gifts for Quilters and Sewists
Shopping for your creative friend with a passion for sewing? These clever gifts for quilters and sewists are sure to be a hit (and we bet they haven't seen a few of these picks before!).
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Bohin Wrist Pincushion
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.
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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!
OttLite Desk Lamp
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.
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.
Rowenta Steam Iron with Retractable Cord
A good iron is a seamstress’s best friend. And if that iron has a retractable cord to keep the sewing cupboard organized, like this Rowenta steam iron, well, that’s a best friend for life.
Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses Book
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.
Organization is key for any craft or sewing space. Keep all your thread neat with a spool rack big enough to hold 120 kinds of thread. This wooden option can stand up on its own on your sewing desk or be mounted on the wall to keep your space tidy.
PILOT FriXion Erasable Pens
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!
Clover Flower Head Pins
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 Clover flower head pins because they’re flat and don’t melt under the iron.
Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion
All quilters and sewists dread dropping a pin on the floor. But with a Grabbit magnetic pincushion, you don’t need to fret. Pins stay put in this dish, and if you do drop one, use the super-strong magnet to find your loose sharp.
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.
Fiskars Thread Snips
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.
Singer Heavy Duty Serger
The best way to give your makes a professional finish on the inside is with a serger. This heavy-duty serger from Singer will last for ages (it’s made the old-fashioned way with metal—not plastic) and gives seams a fray-free finish.
Quilting Club Fabric Subscription
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.
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