It is that time of year again when we’re all trying to come up with gifts for loved ones without breaking the budget. Sometimes the trickiest gifts are those for family or friends that we don’t see very often so today I wanted to give some ideas for the quilters in your life – or perhaps some ideas for things you need yourself so you can just send your loved ones here to check them out! (I know – I love to help out. You can thank me after Christmas when you’re enjoying your new quilting tools.)
Quilters tend to collect rulers. I have at least 5 of various sizes and shapes – including a very cool new one I got last week from QuiltyBox. Keeping them all stored safely but with easy access can be tricky but this Quilt Ruler Holder is a great idea. Handmade in beautiful timber it would make a lovely gift.
This is a tool I wish I didn’t need so often but if I must use one, then perhaps it feels better when it is so pretty! This Seam Ripper has a lovely timber handle and a clip like a pen to keep it neatly on hand at the top of your sewing machine mat pocket.
These Square Rulers are another great gift idea. It can be really handy to have the different sizes available when you are squaring up quilt blocks or working with limited table space on camps. I love that all of these have the extra lines to cut triangles too – just as I taught in my tutorial the other day.
I’ve loved playing with Acrylic Templates templates this year and I have a bunch waiting for me to find the time to try them. This set comes from All Things Acrylic and I can assure you they are great quality. Read more here.
Once you’ve made those gorgeous quilts, you might need somewhere to hang them so this Quilt Hanger will come in handy. It is expandable to fit a variety of sizes and pretty to boot.
Another must have item in your sewing room is a Thread Catcher. I have one very similar to this one made by a friend years ago. The cushion up top is for your pins and the bag sits over the edge of the table to serve as a mini trash bin. Perfect for threads – or paper scraps if you’re a paper crafter.
Finally something pretty special. This Quilt Necklace is a one of a kind piece so it is totally unique. Those are real vintage type writer keys! Love this one.
All of these lovelies have been found on Etsy where you can shop for just about anything these days but especially hand-made and custom items.