Quilting is a traditional craft loved by many. It is something which has been passed down from one generation, learning how to put together a quilt. It is not a small endeavour as it takes considerable amounts of time and materials. When made though, the quilt is something to treasure, which is why so many people have taken it up as a hobby.
As it clearly continues to be a popular hobby, you will surely have a quilter to buy for. When you buy them a gift, you want it to be as useful as possible and assist them in their crafting. The gifts below are all hand selected because of their usefulness. If you give any of the following to a quilter they will surely be impressed at how much you understand their craft!
Best value gifts for quilters
The gifts in this category are all under $20 and make perfect presents for friends and family members who love to quilt.
When you are working on your quilt, with 20 pieces hanging off and the rest needing stitching, the last thing you want is for the quilt to come apart and undo all of your hard work. That is where the sewing clips come in. These little beauties will save you time and hold everything together without marking the material anywhere.
That way, you can go about the business of your quilt without feeling rushed to finish each section. If you want to buy a gift for a quilter, especially one that can be slipped in a stocking, then these MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips are a star buy. To you they may look like clothes pegs to a quilter they are lifesaving and will be very appreciated, trust me!
Have you ever gone into your sewing basket to retrieve a certain colour of cotton thread only to find it entangled with about ten other cotton threads. Unfortunately, this reality is common as the cotton threads enjoy nothing more than being in a mangled mess! Often you end up having to cut them to free up your needed colour.
Luckily, the Hulameda Thread Spool Huggers have come up with the solution. These clever little things hug your cotton tightly, keeping the loose end away from other loose ends and preventing tangling. If you give this present to any quilter, they will be pleasantly surprised by how much time they save them! What is more, they are very reasonably priced making it the perfect present to join up with other presents as a larger gift for a quilter.
When you are tacking out your quilt, you need about a million pins to keep all of the pieces together. What is more, you need about a million hands to be able to carefully position the squares and attach them with the pins. Well I can’t give you a million hands but I can suggest that you use this magnetic wristband for sewing pins that allows you to keep your pins on hand so that you can quickly access them.
When buying a gift for a quilter, this one is perfect for your friend at work loves to quilt, especially if you have them as your secret santa. Surprise them with your knowledge of quilting and get them something they will actually use rather than the standard gag gift they get every year!
Mid-range gifts for quilters
If you are searching for a quality gift for a quilter between $20-$40, check out what we suggest in this category.
Quilting is all about precision, which is why the Omnigrid Quilter’s Ruler is any quilters best friend. It is used by a quilter to cut strips, shapes and bias pieces, all of which are essential elements of a quilt.
When you want to buy a gift for a quilter loved one like your mom or grandma, show them that you understand how professional their craft is with this professional gift. They won’t need to rely on their cardboard cutouts anymore to layout their design. This gift will make their lives much easier and they will certainly thank you for it! You never know, you may get one of their treasured quilts in return!
When you make a quilt, one of the most important tasks is to press all of your pieces so that they keep their shape and they bind with the other pieces of material. It is not something which is often considered to be important when making a quilt to those outside of the quilting world. But for those in the know, they need to have all the right tools to ensure their quilts are sitting just right.
The Lilypad Lake Ironing Mat is a lifesaver for quilters. Made from 100% New Zealand Wool, it does not damage any type of material and even better it absorbs the heat on the pad and reflects back at the quilt piece removing the need to press it on both sides. This is a really awesome gift for any quilter. It comes in two different sizes, so you can choose which would be best.
This book is a real gem. It is a collection of 100 quilting square designs all submitted by everyday quilters dedicated to the art of quilting. It is full of inspiration for your designs that will keep you busy working on them for years! The designs are all really approachable making them great for anyone who is a beginner quilter.
If you want to teach your grandchildren how to quilt or help someone develop their quilting skills, then this is a lovely gift to get them started. If they really get themselves interested in quilting and they burn through all of these designs, don’t worry there is also a second volume that has recently come out!
Something special: high-end gifts for quilters
We all want to indulge our loved ones sometimes. If you have a quilter loved one, these two gifts are truly special and will allow them to raise their game in their beloved craft.
This is a box full of things to delight a quilter. It has everything you need to cut and die fabric squares ready to be assembled as a quilt. The box has loads of patterns, 4 different dye colours and 4 angled shapes allowing you to create up to 72 different pattern squares.
It is a quilt in a box! If you have a quilter that you want to buy something special for, perhaps your mom, then this is a delightful gift. It has everything they need to make a full quilt, you just need to add fabric to it.
The final gift on our list is a real bobby dazzler! The Juki Sewing & Quilting Machine is a top of the range machine for the quilter in your life that you are looking to buy a sensational gift for.
It really does do it all for a quilter. It is rated as being incredibly fast and super quiet which makes it a delight to work with. What is more, if you purchase it with the quilters package you also get a whole host of goodies such as rulers, cutters and templates. It is a bestseller for a reason and will help your quilter friend or family member to reach the top of their craft.
Whichever gift you select from this list of gifts for quilters, you can rest assured that it is road tested by hundreds of quilters who rate them all highly. These gifts are very useful and designed specifically for quilters.