For some people, quilting isn't just a hobby — it's a lifelong passion. And if you have a quilter in your life, you've probably been witness to the piles of fabric, threads and tools that dominate the scene when they're in the middle of one of their projects.
Still, if you don't sew yourself, picking out a gift for these crafty souls can be a bit of a challenge. But not to worry. If you don't know what a notion, batting or a rotary cutter is, we've got plenty of ideas that will make the perfect gift.
When it comes to buying a present for a quilter, something practical that they can use on a project or even something that reminds them of their favorite hobby will always be appreciated.
To make it easier for you, we've gathered together 39 great gift ideas for quilters that range from indispensable tools, fabrics that will inspire them, kits to create a stunning DIY project and even novelty gifts that will give them a laugh.
Take Their Quilting to the Next Level
This selection of gifts showcases supplies that every quilter needs in their life. If they don’t have an item on this list, you can help save them a lot of hassle by adding it to their quilting tool box. So let's dive in and see the best gifts for the crafter in your life!
If someone you know is obsessed with quilting, they must have some work they would love to show off. And a ladder is the perfect way to do it. This one comes in sizes from 4 to 7 feet and is an excellent value for the money.
Every quilter needs a place that they can safely cut their fabric. This sturdy mat will stay flat and comprises 15 layers of self-healing compound, which means its surface will stay smoother for longer.
This lightweight iron has a mini-head so that quilters can get into tight spots and smooth them out. It also includes a stand with rubber feet and a metal holder.
Along with every quilter come piles of fabric, paper trimmings and stray threads. This scrap caddy will give them a place to store their odds and ends while they're working and is held in place by a weighted pin cushion. And because the pincushion is filled with a muslin bag of sand, it helps keep their pins and needles sharp!
This handy little gadget gives quilters control over their rulers while they're rotary cutting and helps prevent finger cuts. And because of the suction cups, the gripper can be taken off and re-applied easily.
Quilters can never have enough fabric! Help inspire them to greatness with these pre-cut bundles that come in adorable cloth caddies.
Does your quilter take their hobby with them wherever they go? This handy travel case will help them organize all of their tools so that they never have to be away from their quilting projects!
This may seem like a simple gift, but these spool huggers are super handy for the quilter in your life. It will keep their thread from unspooling and their favorite projects on track.
This clever bracelet will keep a quilter's pins and needles off the floor and always within reach. And the silicone wrist band is adjustable for most wrist sizes.
This lightweight iron heats up in only 45 seconds and is the perfect size for smoothing out fabric squares. It is excellent for in-house projects or when your favorite quilter needs to hit the road.
Sometimes a quilter needs to mark up the fabric. These erasable heat pens come in different colors, and the ink erases easily with a hot iron. And they're a lot less messy than chalk!
This beautifully made magnetic bowl will keep pins in their place and bring a touch of style to any quilter's workspace.
A Quilty Box subscription is the gift that keeps on giving to your favorite sewer. Each box is curated by top designers and artists from around the world and includes premium fabrics, quilting supplies, two patterns and a copy of Bundles of Inspiration Magazine.
We see a handcrafted gift coming your way in return!
14. Seam Roller
When quilters are on the road or can't heat up an iron to flatten seams, a seam roller always comes in handy. The rounded wooden barrel puts pressure on the raised seam for a crisp press.
Basting spray is used to put the layers of a quilt together. What makes this one distinctive is that it's made out of bamboo and is naturally green and antibacterial. A healthier way to quilt!
With this set of quilting templates, sewers will be able to design their hearts away. Made of high-quality acrylic, they feel smooth but maintain a good grip on fabric without damaging it.
Just like fabric, quilters can never have enough thread. These organic cotton threads are made from blends of the longest fibers to make them smoother and stronger. In other words, those stitches are going to hold up for a long time!
A slidelock will make an excellent companion tool for a quilter as it helps to keep templates in place during cutting. It also provides a quick way to cut chained blocked pieces apart at the sewing machine (without moving to the cutting table).
This high-quality pressing mat will give your quilter plenty of room to iron their fabric. Made with New Zealand wool, it's extra thick and can withstand the hottest of irons. Also, it comes with a handy traveling case!
Quilters cut many threads, so a quality thread snipper will definitely come in handy. This one from Singer has a rubberized comfort grip, a fine tip blade for precise cuts and even has a lifetime guarantee.
A nice pair of shears can make a quilter's life a lot easier. Ultra sharp and precision ground, these knife-edge blades glide effortlessly through multiple layers of fabric.
Pattern weights always come in handy for a sewer, and this set is charming. Made of solid metal with scratch-resistant paint, they're ideal for use on all fabrics.
23. Sewing Basket
Made with wood and vintage style fabric, this luxury sewing box is built to last. It comes with a plastic tray for small essentials and has a pincushion and pocket on the inside of the lid.
Maybe your quilter is new to the sewing game. In that case, this kit with the most popular sewing and crafting tools will be just what they need to get their hobby off to a great start.
25. Sewing Magnets
These cute, tiny magnets will give your favorite quilter something to decorate their refrigerator. They're handmade and secured to a strong rare earth magnet to provide them with good sticking power.
26. Wonder Clips
Sometimes quilters like to use clips instead of pins to hold their fabric layers together. And with a pack of 50, they'll never run out!
Quilters swear by the quality of this rotary cutter with a quick change blade. A basic that no serious sewer can do without!
Every quilter needs to smooth out their fabrics, making this spray the perfect gift. Made with plant-derived, renewable ingredients, ironing is more manageable and is gentle on sensitive skin and the environment.
This cute pendant can be worn around the neck so that the stainless steel scissors are always at the ready for a quilting emergency. Stylish and practical!
Clover seam rippers are a big favorite among serious quilters. With an easy-grip handle, they cut through stitches like a breeze and protect the fabric from unwanted tears.
These pins are also a favorite among quilters. Sharp, thin and long, they glide right through the fabric. And the glassheads won't melt if they're ironed over!
This mat's slippery surface helps the fabric to glide effortlessly through a sewing machine and allows quilters to avoid that dreaded drag.
The items above may be used to help boost their quilting game, but these items will let them show off their quilting abilities to the public. Check out these fun gift ideas any serious quilter would love to have in their home or wear.
Every quilter should be able to relate to this fun coffee mug that demonstrates just what's going on in their heads. Looks like quilting takes a lot of brainpower.
Even an experienced quilter can find themselves in a jam every now and then. This book will help them resolve their quilting conundrums and help bring their projects back to life. It also comes with four new projects, including a Miter Touch Quilt, a Panel Panache, a Table Runner and a T-Shirt Quilt.
Does your quilter like to stop for a cup of tea occasionally? This patchwork ceramic pot is a collaboration between ceramic designer David Birch and fabric artist Kaffe Fassett. Could it be any cuter?
37. Quilter T-Shirt
Quilters will get a kick out of this funny t-shirt. And it will also keep people from interrupting them when they're neck-deep in a major quilting project.
What starts as a hobby for some quilters can turn into a way of life. This funny bag will give a smile to your favorite seamstress and give them somewhere to store their supplies when they head off to their quilting club meetings.
Give the Gift of Quilting
We hope our collection of quilting gifts has been helpful. As you can see, there's a little something for every level of sewer, from seasoned pros to someone just starting. Whether you choose a practical gift that makes quilting easier or something that inspires their creative spirit, your thoughtful present is sure to make the world a little bit cozier.
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The 39 Best Gifts For Quilters:
- Quilt Display Ladder
- Calibre Art Self-healing Cutting Mat
- Clover Mini Iron
- Quilt-Pro Scrap Caddy
- Gypsy Gripper
- Pre-Cut Fabric Squares
- Omnigrid Quilters Travel Case
- Spool Huggers
- Magnetic Sewing Bracelet
- Oliso Mini Project Iron
- Heat Erase Pens for Fabric
- Magnetic Pin Bowls
- Quilty Box Subscription
- Seam Roller
- Quilt Basting Adhesive Spray
- Quilting Templates
- 100% Cotton Thread Set
- Quilters Slidelock
- Quilters Wool Pressing Pad
- Singer Pro Series Thread Snips
- Gingher Dressmaker's Shears
- Fabric Pattern Weights
- Sewing Basket
- EverSewn Ultimate Sewing Starter Kit
- Sewing Magnets
- Wonder Clips
- Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter
- Flatter Smoothing Spray
- Heirloom Embroidery Scissors Pendant
- Clover Seam Ripper
- Clover Fine Glasshead Pins
- Free Steady Slider Mat
- Quilters Brain Coffee Mug
- When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters
- Patchwork Tea Diffuser
- Patchwork License Plate Frame
- Quilter T-Shirt
- Personalized Sewing Room Sign
- Quilting Tote Bag