The best gifts for quilters help them with their craft to make it a more enjoyable pastime. Quilters need a lot of accessories to improve their craft, and we found the best options to save you time and find the perfect gift.
Organizational Gifts for Quilters
Bobbins are a quintessential part of sewing making the Bobbin Organizers a perfect gift. Each container holds 28 pre-wound bobbins and keeps everything well organized and out of the way. Also, this prevents the bobbins from unwinding, making quilting life much easier.
Steampunk Metal Box
The Steampunk Metal Box features a vintage sewing machine and adds to the aesthetic of any sewing room. Moreover, the box acts as handy storage for anything a quilter may need to store, from pins to buttons or thread. The options are endless with this multipurpose tin with a lid.
IRIS U Plastic Storage Bins
Quilting means fabric and fabric means IRIS Plastic Storage Bins. The set of six containers can help to separate quilting projects and fabric the way the quilter needs. Choose from several sizes from 5 quarts all the way up to 72 quarts depending on how much fabric the sewer needs to sew.
Sewing Machine Case
For women who like to take their sewing machine to a class or a friends, get the Sewing Machine Case. What makes this case special is it’s on wheels, includes a telescoping handle, and stands on its own. Beyond holding the sewing machine, this can hold all the essentials in various pockets and keeps the sewing machine completely protected.
Singer Sew-It-Goes Case
Thread makes quilting possible and the Singer Sew-It-Goes Case makes organizing easy. The top store’s thread spools in individual spots with more storage below for over 40 spools. The sides open, as do the drawers for extra storage space for other essentials, and it’s translucent to make everything easy to find.
Honey-Can-Do Storage Cart
For the crafter with a dedicated sewing room get the Honey-Can-Do Storage Cart. With 12 drawers in various sizes on a set of locking wheels, this set increases storage and keeps everything contained. Quilters can even set up a cutting station on top with a cutting mat too or use it as additional storage.
Rotating Thread Rack
The Rotating Thread Rack makes keeping thread visible and out of the way the perfect solution for storage. Store up to 84 spools and spin the wooden rack 360 degrees for ultimate access. It’s made of natural wood that the quilter can paint if they want to customize the color.
ArtBin with Dividers
Get the ArtBin with Dividers so your quilter can store fat quarters within reach. The bin can hold dozens of fat quarts and separate them too for easy access. As most stores now sell fat quarters and quilters love these money-saving options, storage for them just makes sense.
With 200 Bobbin Buddies, quilters can hold their thread and the coordinating bobbin together for easy access. While separating them may seem easy to deal with an option, these keep the right colors together for ease. The cute little items function well and come in five different colors for even more organization options.
Equipment Gifts for Quilters
Sew Ready Sewing Desk
No craft room is complete without aSew Ready Sewing Desk. The desk has an adjustable shelf for the sewing machine and extra storage on the sides too. Heavy-gauge steel construction means this can handle anything for years to come.
The drop-down platform makes this work for anyone of any height for the ultimate adjustability. Also, the added space on top makes it easier to sew larger projects too. Keep necessary items in the attached drawer.
Folding Sewing Cabinet
The Folding Sewing Cabinet works great for those who do not have a dedicated sewing room. It looks like a beautiful farmhouse table but opens up to show tons of sewing storage, including room for a sewing machine. Once opened, it can hold the sewing machine on top and still keep everything the sewer needs in easy access.
AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter Set
Cutting fabric makes up a large portion of sewing, and one wrong cut can mean a trip back to the fabric store. Instead, get your quilter the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter Set so they can cut accurately with a cutting mat and machine. This machine folds up for easy storage, and it’s faster and more accurate than cutting by hand.
Bad lighting can affect the sewing process and the Desk Lamp can help. It attaches straight to a desk and moves around as necessary to provide LED light. Shine the light straight on the sewing machine or bend it down and use it to shine a light right on the needle for additional lighting. One click and this lamp can banish darkness to make any quilt better even at night.
Automatic Bobbin Winder
While you can buy bobbins pre-wound, they probably do not come with the right thread. The Automatic Bobbin Winder makes winding bobbins a fast and easy job. Even better, the quilter will not need to take the thread off the sewing machine to set up a new bobbin.
The device doesn’t look pretty, but it will provide a ton of useful functions. It works with a variety of bobbin sizes but works best with larger thread containers. Store it out of sight when not in use.
Madam Presser Foot Set
The Madam Presser Foot Set provides extra presser feet for the sewing machine with more options to do fancy stitching. Each foot installs easily and comes with a tutorial DVD. Store the five different feet right in the included storage case with designated slots to store each of the feet.
Sewing Machine Lighting Strip
Add light where it’s needed most with the Sewing Machine Lighting Strip. The LED strip lighting adheres straight to the sewing machine and makes seeing the needle and the current sewing project easier to see. It comes with a cord to adjust the lighting to the exact color and brightness needed to get the quilting done.
Tool Gifts for Quilters
Glass Pattern Weights
With the Glass Pattern Weights, quilters can weigh down their fabric and still keep all the lines clear to help cut accurately. The eight pack allows you to hold down a lot of fabric and check for wrinkles or see markings. These are thick too and will not break if they drop but will if they fall repeatedly, so maybe grab a storage container for these too.
20 PCS Hemming Clips
Quilters use the 20 PCS Hemming Clips to measure and keep fabric in line. Each of the stainless steel clips has ruler measurements on them for easy marking and measuring. The clips make it easier to finish quilts and binding accurately and increase efficiency.
Pedal Pad and Catcher
Quilting makes a lot of mess with tidbits of fabric and thread. Help sewers catch all of the mess with the Pedal Pad and Catcher. It sits right under a sewing machine and has a bag to catch all the trims with foam underneath to prevent the machine from vibrating. The sturdy bag allows for lots of use before it needs replacing.
Sewing Ruler Handle
The Sewing Ruler Handle holds down measuring tools to provide weight and allow quilters to cut through multiple layers of fabric accurately. It instantly grips to smooth surfaces and locks into place with suction cups. Sewers who cut large or repeated cuts need this tool for easier cutting, making this a fantastic gift.
Heat Erase Pens
With Heat Erase Pens, quilters can mark where they need to cut or stitch making these a fabulous tool. The set includes four colors to work on my fabric blue, red, black, and white. Once the fabric is ironed, the marks will disappear.
Magnetic Pin Cushion
The Magnetic Pin Cushion has a wide magnetic base to store pins on and a built-in drawer for more pins. It’s affordable and comes with 100 pins too. The magnets keep the pins from falling all over the place and help to prevent injuries in the sewing room.
Thread Spool Huggers
The Thread Spool Huggers are an adorable gift that wraps around thread spools to keep the thread from coming loose. As loose thread can ruin a sewing project, these are a highly beneficial gift. They come in a variety of colors and with 48 pieces to work for every spool a quilter has, and they come off easily, too, without damaging thread.
Ergonomic Seam Ripper Tool
The Ergonomic Seam Ripper Tool provides quilters with five ergonomic seam rippers ready to pull out bad stitches. Sewing is not a perfect skill, and often machines can mess up because of tension issues, making a seam ripper a necessity. As often long seams need ripping, the ergonomic design makes these invaluable.
Gingher Dressmaker’s Shears
The Gingher Dressmaker’s Shears are the ideal scissors for slippery fabric. While many quilters quilt with cotton, some want to try unique fabric, and these Italian shears are up to the task. They include a cover to keep the blades from accidentally cutting anything or anyone.
Ironing Gifts for Quilters
Mister Spray Bottle
Ironing is a major part of sewing as the fabric needs to be flat as possible. The Mister Spray Bottle spray water on to get the fabric unbelievably smooth. These do not douse water on the fabric; instead, just give a light mist to work without having to wait for the fabric to dry. These include two refillable bottles.
Wool Pressing Mat
With the 24″ x 17″ Pressing Mat, quilters can retain heat to make ironing more effective. Also, the wool can prevent stretching of the fabric from making the cutting fabric more accurate. It’s portable too and thick enough to use on any surface in place of an ironing board.
Panasonic Multi-Directional Steam
An iron is a necessary piece of equipment for quilting and the Panasonic Multi-Directional Steam is the best option. Unlike a traditional iron, this one comes with contours for multi-direction, making it the best choice for fabric. At 1500W, this steam and dry iron are ready to come with a storage case, and it’s portable too.
Cabinet with Ironing Board
For the sewer who has a dedicated sewing room, the Cabinet with Ironing Board makes a fantastic addition to the room.The cabinet attaches to the wall and stores an ironing board inside that folds down when needed. Save space in the room for more fabric instead of for a bulky ironing board.
Omnigrid Fold-Away Station
The Omnigrid Fold-Away Station is a portable swing mat perfect for trimming, foundation piecing, and cutting on the go. It’s good for home use, too, as it folds up out of the way to save room. Quilters can use this for classes or travel, too, as it has built-in handles.
Decor Gifts for Quilters
Quilting Throw Pillow
If you want a gift, consider the Quilting Throw Pillow. It’s beautiful and double-sided, making a great addition to a quilters room. Remind the quilter in your life how much you appreciate the love, time, and money they put into making crafts for those around them.
16 Embroidered Cloth Coasters
Quilters cannot work without a drink or three. They can use the beautiful 16 Embroidered Cloth Coasters to hold their drinks and keep the theme of the sewing room intact. With 16 coasters, these can be used in multiple rooms and prevent water stains on surfaces.
Quilting Knowledge Poster
Keep knowledge at a quilters fingertips with the Quilting Knowledge Poster. The colorful printed poster shows some useful information and numbers to help with the quilting. Furthermore, the poster makes the perfect decoration for a room dedicated to sewing. With the large 24″ x 36″ size, it’s also really easy to see, even when she’s sittin down working on her next quilting project!
Sewing Machine Wall Clock
Many quilters lose track of time while sewing, which is why they need the Sewing Machine Wall Clock. The analog clock is made on an old vinyl record with a sewing machine and a cute saying on the bottom. It’s a great gift for someone who enjoys sewing and music, making this a truly unique gift.
Blanket Ladder Shelf
Quilters need a way to display all those beautiful quilts they make, and the Blanket Ladder Shelf is ready to help. The ladder uses a rustic wood design to display blankets and quilts, turning them into beautiful wall decor without damaging the quilts. Also, it can work in any room of the house.
Cast Iron Scissors & Twine Holder
Keep scissors and twin closeby with the beautiful Cast Iron Scissors & Twine Holder. Not only does it improve the appearance of a sewing room, but it’s useful too. The twine can be used to tie up bundles of fabric or add a gift tag to a quilt, and it’s heavy-duty too and will never break.
Tin Sewing Sign
Improve a sewing room with the Tin Sewing Sign. Its vintage design works with just about any decor, and it’s funny too as it says, “Sewing Forever, Housework Whenever.” The tin has pre-drilled holes to make it easy to hang, and the metal will last for a very long time before falling apart.
Personalized Chalkboard Sign
The Personalized Chalkboard Sign offers a more personalized gift as you can put the quilter’s name on the metal sign. Choose from several sizes to fit on a door or a wall, including 4 x 6, 8 x 12, 11 x 14, or 12 x 18. Quilters will love adding this personal touch to their sewing room.
Fun Gifts for Quilters
Journal for Quilters
Quilters may want a journal like the Journal for Quilters to keep track of projects and numbers. The book includes 55 lined sheets and a softcover with a funny saying. It’s the best gift for sewers who have a hard time keeping track of the number of squares, how many yards they need, and other relevant numbers to a quilt.
Sewing Music Box
Old fashioned sewing machines are beautiful, and the Sewing Music Box looks like a vintage sewing machine on a stand. It even has a little bit of fabric like it’s in the process of quilting. The machine plays the song For Alice or The Castle in the Sky, but there is no way to choose which song will come with, but the music box is still a unique gift.
50 Personalized Sewing Labels
Get the 50 Personalized Sewing Labels for the quilter who likes to personalize their work. With fifty different labels, all in different designs, these will last a long time. Also, they are made of 100 percent woven material and are never printed or embroidered to last a long time and not warp in the wash.
Keep Calm and Quilt On Mug
For the quilter who loves coffee or tea, get the Keep Calm and Quilt On Mug. The mug holds a massive eleven ounces of coffee, and it’s dishwasher safe. They will love the cute and trendy saying, “Keep Calm and Quilt On.”
Fabric Store T-Shirt
The addiction to fabric is real and the Fabric Store T-Shirt points it out in a fun way. For the sewer who goes in for one yard of plaid and comes out with 20 yards of various fabrics because they were on sale or they had a coupon, they need this shirt. Choose from several colors and sizes and 100 percent cotton.
AHAVA Dead Sea Hand Cream
Working with fabrics, ironing, and needles can dry out the hands. The AHAVA Dead Sea Hand Cream can moisturize the skin and prevent aging with nourishing Dead Seat Salt. It’s paraben-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic without tons of perfumes, making it a great option for any skin type.
Seamstress Wine Glass
The Seamstress Wine Glass adds some humor to a sewer’s life. If they like to drink wine or enjoy any other cold beverages, this glass can hold 17 ounces of liquid in a real glass. Also, without the stem, this glass is easier to wash or put in the dishwasher. It’s a fun reminder of their favorite pastime and a reminder of you, the gift giver too.
Quilters Canvas Bag
The Quilters Canvas Bag offers a great way to store or travel with some fabric. As it’s made with 100 percent cotton, the bag will last a long time, and it includes a canvas reinforced bottom. The adorable design displays a sewing machine and says, “Any day spent sewing is a good day,” and adds a ton of charm to a sewer’s life.
Sewing Machine Necklace
The Sewing Machine Necklace is a sweet gift for a quilter that shows how much you love and appreciate their craft. As the necklace is made with 18k silver and gold with a 3D sewing machine pendant. It’s nickel-free and hypoallergenic, so it should not cause any allergic reactions to those with sensitive skin.
Gift For Quilters – Buying Criteria
For the extra picky recipient, you may want to stick with a more personalized gift instead of sewing supplies. Some quilters are very particular and want to buy their own supplies. Instead, try to choose items that will appeal to even the picky, like storage containers or a notebook, and let them pick out the tools they need for the job.
Quilters who are new to sewing may not have a lot of supplies yet and may not even know what they need. For them, consider getting tools they may not know they need, like an iron or a sewing table. With so little in their collection, pretty much anything on this list will be helpful to their sewing collection.
Types of Gifts
Many of these gifts are personal gifts that simply enhance life for a quilter, while others are tools that help with quilting. Women who are very pragmatic may prefer useful gifts over a music box or a pillow. Consider getting them something useful they may not own, like a strip lighting for their machine or the trim catcher.
Other women who own enough sewing tools to open their own store consider getting a fun gift that’s also useful, like the coasters or a water cup. Decor is another great option too to help them make their sewing room more aesthetically pleasing. Don’t worry, whatever you buy they will know is a gift from the heart.
Another way to help figure out what gift to buy is to find out what kind of quilting they like to do. Some women may prefer to do crazy quilts and other intricate patterns. Both styles of quilts require different items, although many items will overlap. When in doubt, pick items that work for any sewer, like an iron, cutting mat, shears, or pins.
FAQs – Gifts for Quilters
Should I buy fabric for a quilter?
Fabric can be a very personal choice, and it’s best to leave the fabric to the quilter. However, if they have expressed interest in a specific type of fabric, then you can get that or even a gift card. Discuss with the quilter or someone close to the quilter before picking fabric for them.
Would thread make a good gift?
Thread is another personal item and can depend on the type of fabric. Some quilters will only use a polyester fabric, while others will use only cotton. Also, thread size is important too as large quilts will need longer spools.
Furthermore, each quilt may need a different color of thread and even multiple colors in one quilt. It’s best to choose standard colors like white or black for a quilter and check their supply to see which brand and type they prefer first.
What gift on this list is the most useful?
Many of the gifts on this list are extremely useful, but it depends on each individual quilter. However, our favorites are the iron, the trim keeper, and the LED strip lights that go on the sewing machine, as these are useful for every sewer. Additionally, having multiples of these items will not bother any sewer as they are so useful.
Should I get a quilting book as a gift?
Many quilters get their online nowadays, but many still love books. However, books can be very personal as well as only they know what they are willing to quilt. Therefore, it’s best to stick to a book with tips and tricks to help improve skills or keep important information close to hand.