24 Gifts For Quilters They Are Sure to Love
Looking for unique gifts for your favorite quilter? We’re always on the lookout for great gift ideas and we have updated our list year to include a few other great ideas. This year we have 24 different gift ideas. I’m sure one of these will bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Here are the 24 gifts we recommend…
24 Top Gifts for Quilters
AccuQuilt GO Fabric Cutter
The GO Fabric Cutter by AccuQuilt is the perfect gift for the quilter on the go. This fabric cutting machine uses a unique system to cut fabrics much faster than a rotary or scissors. It is light and portable so you’ll be able to use this cutter at retreats, classes, during travel, at school or anywhere you please.
A cutting mat is also provided with your purchase.
This is the ideal product for anyone that quilts often and needs to cut a lot of fabric. A huge time saver; with the ability to cut fabric 90% faster than with a regular scissor, you’ll be able to cut through fabric with the utmost ease. Frequent quilters will love the ability to enhance their quilting projects without having to cut for hours on end. I really love this tool. I’ve saved so much time its amazing.
You can see our extensive review of this awesome cutter here. This would make the perfect gift for most quilters. This one puts the “Merry” in Merry Christmas!
Omnigrid Fold-Away Portable Cutting & Pressing Station
The Omnigrid fold-away portable cutting and pressing station is ideal for those who like to quilt on-the-go. The 12” x 18” size makes it great for foundation piecing, trimming and cutting around templates.
One side features a non-stick pressing surface, while the other has a gridded mat. The self-healing mat is self-healing, too.
Just as its name suggests, this mat can easily be folded up when not in use. It has a tabbed closure and handles for easy carrying.
If you need a cutting and pressing station for a quilting class, Omnigrid’s fold-away model is a great option. It’s well-built and easy to carry around. Most would love this as a gift for any occasion. This is a practical and handy gift for a quilter.
Everything Mary Mini Crafters Tote
Do you have extra craft supplies? Of course you do. Any respectable crafter does. The Everything Mary Mini Crafters tote allows you to safely store all of your extra supplies in one convenient, portable place.
The tote is made with durable, hand-stitched polyester with an eye-catching purple and black design. There are six exterior pockets in total and a large main compartment. There’s also a hidden inside zipper pocket for even more storage space.
With dimensions of 10.5” x 7” x 6.25,” this tote can hold a lot of supplies.
Use it to store those little tools you’re constantly reaching for, or store all of your, pins, books, paper and fabric scraps. This durable tote can confidently hold your crafting supplies. No need for your family to search the house for your favorite tools. They will all be stored in one handy place. This is a beautiful Christmas gift they are sure to love.
Everything Mary Large Open Craft Caddy
If you have a habit of storing your fabric quilt scraps wherever you can find empty space on your table, the Singer Scrap Caddy can help you get more organized. Simple and easy to use, you can store all of your sewing, quilting and crafting scraps in this caddy. This one simple tool can go a long way in helping you keep your crafting space clean and organized.
A weighted pin cushion keeps the caddy in place, so you can use this caddy anywhere you go. There’s no need to permanently install the scrap caddy to your crafting table while you quilt. And the bag itself hangs off the edge of the table for easy access.
Now you have a place to keep all of your thread and fabric bits and pieces when working on your quilts.
Gypsy Quilt Grippers
Quilt Gallery Grippers were designed with quilters in mind. If you use rulers or rotary cutters, this tool will give you maximum control while keeping your hands out of the way of the rotary blade while you quilt.
In addition to giving you control, these grippers also ease stress on your wrists and hands.
The powerful suction cups keep the gripper firmly in place, so you can accurately and safely cut and measure your fabric. If you do a lot of quilting these fabric grippers are a must. This quilting gift will save them lots of time and frustration when working with fabric.
Peels Thread Spool Huggers
Tangled thread can be a nightmare to deal with, and it’s not always easy to keep your thread ends securely in place. That’s where Peels Thread’s Spool Huggers come in.
These thread organizers keep tread tails in place, so they can’t unravel, loosen tension and cause a tangled mess. Even if your spool rolls off the table, the Spool Hugger will keep your thread in place. No need to use those pesky pins again.
Spool Huggers are reusable, flexible and designed to last. They can stretch to fit most thread spools, with the exception of jumbo or commercial spools. They come in a wide range of fun colors, too.
If you’re constantly fighting with tangled and unraveled spools of thread, Spool Huggers is a worthwhile investment. Perfect gift for someone’s stocking at Christmas.
Crafts 4 All Fabric Markers
Designed to be used on any type of fabric, Crafts 4 All fabric markers can be used on a wide range of projects, including clothing, wall art, placemats, handbags, sneakers, canvas, baby gear, bibs and more. However, I use these to mark my quilt fabric.
The markers come in 12 vibrant colors, with deeply rich pigmented dye ink for high color pigment retention. They also have dual tips: one side broad and the other side fine. Having the option to choose between thick and fine tips allows you to use these markers for outlining, sketching, underlining and even drawing.
These fabric markers are non-toxic, weatherproof, fadeproof, washerproof and lightfast. Colors include: black, green, gray, hot pink, orange, teal, light pink, yellow, periwinkle, red, purple and charcoal. Use them to decorate sneakers, wall art, design t-shirts, or for quilting projects.
Offering long-lasting color and easy application, these markers will bring your fabric projects to the next level. These is one of the best quilting gifts that is unique and fun.
Evergreen Art Supply Sewing Scissors
Every quilter and seamstress needs a good pair of scissors. The right scissors will cut through fabric like butter without leaving behind scraggly pieces of thread.
Evergreen Art Supply’s sewing scissors are stronger than stainless steel and feature a durable body that will give you years of use. The scissors have a solid body design, which means they are forged from a single piece of metal from end to end.
The blades are made from high carbon steel, which is harder and stronger than stainless steel. It also stays sharper for longer. The company also puts the blades through an additional round of processing that prevents rusting.
These scissors can be used for anything – household, office, student – but they really excel with crafting projects. From fabric to paper, these scissors can cut through most craft materials with ease.
These sewing scissors have a 9” length, and are weighted and balanced. They feel great in your hands, and they’re compact enough to take on-the-go.
Along with the scissors, Evergreen Art Supply also includes free thread nippers. These mini scissors are ideal for trimming thread and the perfect companion to the sewing scissors.
Precision cutting requires a superior, sharp blade, and that’s what these sewing scissors offer. A lot of people won’t think of scissors as a gift, but these are excellent at what they do.
Rowenta DW5080 Steam Iron
What quilter wouldn’t love the Rowenta’s DW5080 micro steam iron? It features a 400-hole design, auto-off features and 1700-watts of power to steam garments fast and efficiently. Iron your projects to perfection, or use this iron to garment any fabric or garment in your closet.
The 400-hole design allows for micro steam distribution.
Burst steam is a knob away and removes those stubborn wrinkles. Vertical steam options allow for hanging items to be ironed without ever leaving the hangar. This iron also keeps safety in mind, offering a 3-way automatic shutoff system.
Self-cleaning, you never have to worry about nasty calcium buildup clogging your steam holes again.
You can use tap water, too. It’s the iron that works for you. Really good irons make great Christmas gifts for anyone who works with fabric. Visit this page to see other quilting irons we recommend.
Omnigrid Quilters Travel Case
Quilters have a lot of items they need to pack away when they travel. The Omnigrid travel case provides a professional, sleek look and measures:
- 14 inches in width
- 14 inches in height
- 2-¾ inches in thickness
Never struggle to find your must-have quilting items again. The Omnigrid includes inner storage options and an organizer that keeps all of your quilting items nice and neat. A shoulder strap allows for easy carry.
Larger fabric, patterns, books and other quilt tools can be stored in the right side with an elastic strap that will keep your items nice and snug.
If you’re a quilter and travel often, the Omnigrid bag is the gift that keeps giving.
FabriCalc Fabric Estimating Calculator
Calculating your quilt designs and fabric estimates doesn’t need to be a tedious process. You can start calculating your designs and fabrics in seconds with FabriCalc. The ideal gift for any quilter or seamstress, this calculator has been designed with the seamstress in mind.
Boasting a long battery life and a 360-degree hard cover, the FabriCalc offers functions for:
- Total quilt yardage
Reverse calculations allow you to calculate how many squares or diamonds can be made from a piece of fabric. You can also store six of your own solutions. FabriCalc gets rid of the guesswork when trying to measure fabrics.
There is even a pocket reference guide included. Many of my friends love this calculator. This is one of the most unique gifts you can buy your favorite quilter.
Fiskar’s Rotary Cutting Set
An Amazon bestseller, the Fiskar’s Rotary cutting set includes everything you need to measure and cut your fabrics. This set includes:
- 18” x 24” mat
- 6” x 24” clear acrylic roller
- Classic stick Rotary with 45″ blade
Now you can cut your fabrics or quilting items with the utmost in precision. Not only is this set affordable, it’s a must-have in every quilter’s arsenal. One thing you don’t want to go cheap on is a rotary cutter and Fiskars cutters are excellent quality. This is a one of my favorite gifts for quilters to give.
Wonder Clips 50-Pack
Do you always find yourself looking for clips to hold your fabric designs together? For under $10, you can purchase a 50 pack of clips that come in a variety of colors. These clips are perfect for:
No more pins. All of your quilt projects can now have the perfect clip to hold your pieces in place. Hold your fabric together, hold the pattern in place or use these clips as a marker when outlining your design. Once you start using them you’ll wonder how you managed without them. They are consistently a best seller on Amazon, are inexpensive gift and make for a perfect stocking stuffer.
June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler
Cutting precision patterns is a breeze thanks to June Tailor. This unique quilting ruler is clear and has a variety of different cut steps to ensure the utmost in precision during your cuts. This ruler includes:
- .5” increments
- 16” x 16.5” size
The one thing that’s really great about this ruler is that you can use it to make squares, triangles, hexagons and several other shapes using the unique design June Tailor offers. You can cut several different layers of fabric at one time, allowing for fast and easy cutting. You can save a ton of time with this ruler.
You can read our review of June Tailor’s ruler here.
Art Supply Self-Healing PVC Cutting Mat
You can never have too many cutting mats available. When you’re in a small space, you’ll find that you never want to cut on your table, which can leave nicks and scratches. Instead, US Art Supply offers a 24” x 36” professional self-healing cutting mat.
This mat is a five-ply model that has self-healing capability. These mats include:
- ½” grid
- 1/8” marks.
- 45° and 60° guides.
- Lines for cutting diagonals
- Green and black designs
You’ll protect your table and furniture from sharp blades while being able to cut with precision rulers. You can find more cutting mats for quilters we recommend here. This is one of our go-to gifts for quilters.
OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter
The Compass Circle Cutter allows you to create the perfect circles each and every time. Perfect for a variety of different craft projects and quilting projects, you’ll find that there are several blades included as well as right and left handed user comfort.
Available in a four pack, you’ll receive the perfect compass cutter that allows you to cut a 6-inch diameter design. I use this tool when doing applique and the circles always turn out great.
You’ll also be able to cut circles as small as 1/4 of an inch. You can read our review of the cutter here or find some other great rotary cutting tools we recommend here.
Steamfast SF-717 Mini Steam Iron
A mini steam iron? Yes! The Steamfast SF-717 is the perfect home-and-away iron to make sure that your clothes are wrinkle-free no matter where you are. The SF-717 is a 420-watt iron that can remove wrinkles from nearly every fabric.
The water tank holds just 1.4-ounces of water, and the small water capacity heats the water up in a mere 15 seconds.
- Variable speed settings
- 1-touch steam control
- Dual voltage options
- Travel bag
- Measuring cup
- Non-stick soleplate
Small in size, the SF-717 measures 5.2″ x 3″ x 3.1″ and has a 1-year limited warranty. There’s also a larger version available if you want to steam larger garments in shorter time.
You can also dry iron or steam iron your garments, and dual voltage allows you to use your Mini overseas, too. This is one of my favorite gifts to give.
Supreme Slider Motion Mat
Inexpensive quilting gifts don’t get any better than the Supreme Slider Motion Mat. Affordable and effective, this mat measures 11.5” x 17”, and is the ideal choice for free quilting designs. This packet system offers zero friction so that your quilt fabric will glide along effortlessly while you sew. These mats reduce fabric fiction and save a lot of wear and tear on your hands and wrists.
Made from Teflon, this mat allows fabric to slide easily on your quiltig machine’s surface, while the mat itself has a bottom grip to ensure that it doesn’t move out of place while you quilt. This is a great little time saver.
For under $10, this is the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas.
Machine Quilting With Style
One of my favorite books on quilting. Christina Watson does an amazing job as the author of this book, which was released on September 8, 2015. You’ll work through the book, learning everything from her free motion techniques to creating fantastic quilts from start to finish.
You can also use your own sewing machine if you wish.
This award-winning quilting expert walks you through a variety of designs with eight different walking quilt designs, 12 inventive designs and 10 free motion quilting motifs. You’ll learn how the Masters of quilting go from basic machine quilting to free motion quilting. This is a quilting book that allows your creative ideas to flow and teaches you how to make patterns that go beyond the basics. From baby quilts to quilt bedding and everything in-between.
With 112 pages, this is a perfect gift for all ages. You can read our review of this fantastic book here.
Among Flowers Quilting Fabric Charm
Sometimes, quilt fabric is all she wants for Christmas. This amazing fabric charm pack includes 80 different floral patterns and 5 inch floral fabrics. This fabric pack has been dye cut to precision, and is always an appreciated gift for quilters.
For under $12, this is an amazing fabric block bargain that is perfect for new quilters that need a little help to get started. These patterns will make wonderful quilts for your baby, family or friends.
Quilting Creations Large Stipple Stencil
Large stencils are useful for a variety of different applications. They are great for beginners. They are perfect tools for making designs quilts for a wall, curtains or clothing. These plastic stencils are easy to clean. Just use a bit of soap and water and they are ready to be used again.
Stencils range from 1 inch to 13 inches, so you’ll build to make a variety of different patterns in a variety of different sizes.
The stencils are shorter and feature fun border designs, intricate flowers, hearts and a variety of other cute and fun stencil patterns on your quilt fabric. These patterns will add some charm to your quilt block.
EZ Quilting Dresden Quilt Tool Set
The ideal gift when someone is just starting quilting. This item is a complete tool with pattern instructions, a ruler, pointer, creaser tool and step-by-step instructions on how to get started. Simple yet essential for every quilter, the Dresden is priced just over five dollars, and is an Amazon bestseller in the quilting templates category.
You’ll need this to get started with quilting, and it includes:
- Acrylic Toll
Perfect for anyone just starting or experienced quilters, this is a fun present or stocking stuffer that won’t break the bank.
Electric Quilt 8 Quilt Design Software
Are you looking for gifts for a quilter who’s tech savvy? The Electric Quilt 8 is the best choice for complete quilt design software. This product is a complete suite of tools that allow you to make an entire layout of your design, with photos and image workable designs.
User-friendly, there are lessons and videos that teach you how to use this product from start to finish.
Learn how to turn your everyday photos into quilting images and quilt patterns. Scan fabrics and then print them out for the perfect design for your next custom-made quilt. This product works on Windows and Mac.
If the quilter in your life wants to make truly spectacular quilt patterns, this software will guide him or her through the process. It is super easy to use and a lot of fun!
Click here to read my full review of this fun software.
A Brand New Quilting Machine 🙂
Of course the ultimate gift for a quilter would be a brand new quilting machine. This is the ONE item in our gift ideas list that is sure to bring a smile to their face. Who wouldn’t want to make quilts for a baby or their family and friends on a brand new sewing machine?
To see some of the sewing machines we recommend you can go here.
Thanks for reading our favorite gifts for a quilter list. I hope these gift ideas helped you to find something suitable for the special quilter in your life.
Shannon has been and avid quilter for over 20 years. Her love of quilts came at an early age from her grandmother. She is a mother of 2 and lives in the US with her loving husband.