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Quilter's Gift Guide

If you have a quilty family member or friend and they sent you this link, you are definitely in the
right place! This is a holiday gift guide for the quilt lover in your life!

Quilting holds a special place in my life. It brings me a lot of joy. It also helps me feel accomplished by using my hands to make something. It lowers my stress. It brings out my creativity. And it likely brings a lot of joy to your quilter too, so surprising them with a quilting-related gift should make them smile :).

Be sure to read through the comments too – you never know if your favorite quilter added an idea too. *wink*

1. Clover Wonder Clips 

I have a weird obsession with these wonderful, wondrous, Clover Wonder Clips. They are so perfect in so many situations. They hold together fabric for piecing so that you don’t have to pin (which pokes holes in fabric). They hold binding in place for those that hand bind. They hold piles of fabric together as you start a new pattern. You can view more uses for Wonder Clips on my blog.

Pro tip: Even if you see Wonder Clips in your quilter’s sewing area, one can never have enough!

2. Monthly subscription to Sew Sampler

Monthly subscription boxes have been all the rage for several years. Who wants to see more junk mail or bills in the mailbox when you can get happy mail every month! Fat Quarter Shop does a good job curating quilting supplies, patterns and fabric in their monthly subscription box.

Pro tip: The Sew Sampler box typically contains special offers for future purchases. This allows the quilt-lover in your life to obtain more quilting supplies – but at a discount! Win!

3. Quilting Class

I think many quilters refer to themselves in some way as a “beginner” because it’s difficult to know every skill or every tip and trick to quilting – there’s always room to grow! A quilting class allows a quilter to advance their skills, pick up new techniques and enjoy spending time with their craft and other quilters.

Pro tip: If your quilter loves a particular LQS (local quilt store), stop in to ask the average class price and pick up a gift card for that amount. Be sure to include a note to your quilter that explains this is for a class of their choice!

4. Bloc Loc Rulers

Like most hobbies, there are millions of tools that help make the process easier or faster. Bloc Loc creates awesome rulers that help make the process of cutting out fabric much more efficient. If you can, scout out your quilters sewing area for existing rulers. Don’t see a Bloc Loc? I suggest the Half Square Triangles Set #2 which includes the 2.5, 4.5 and 6.5 ruler. There are many other sizes available, but this set includes some of the most common sizes.

Pro tip: Your quilter already has the Half Square Triangles ruler? Pick up one of their more unique rulers like the Kaleidoscope or Pineapple ruler.

5. Gift Card

Some people argue that a gift card doesn’t feel very personal. I argue that every quilter loves to spend time perusing fabric and supplies either online or at their LQS (local quilt store), so a gift card is always practical and appreciated.

Pro tip: Help facilitate a way for your favorite quilter to get to spend a day at their LQS or have uninterrupted time online to shop.

These are just a few ideas to surprise and delight the quilter in your life! You can always ask what they’ve been coveting but have yet to purchase too :)

Share your quilty gift giving ideas in the comments.

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