When it comes to that time of year and it’s a quilters’ birthday you may wonder what gift you could give them.
I always struggled trying to find the perfect gift for my quilting friends – especially those who seemed to already have everything!
Luckily, I’ve compiled a gift guide of the best gifts for quilters, so no matter the occasion or price point, you’ll be sure to find your favorite quilter the perfect gift.
Mini steam irons are great gift ideas for quilters, and are perfect for those without lots of room, or quilters on the go.
This is an awesome gift for your favorite quilter who lives in a small space and doesn’t have room for an iron, or who likes to quilt in public spaces in quilting groups.
It barely takes up any space, and has an anti slip handle to make it easier to hold in any project. In case you want more options, check out this Best Iron For Quilting article.
Your quilter will be able to hold their fabrics still with this sewing clip set.
These lightweight and colorful clips are perfect for any quilter to help replace pinning things in place. They’re made from high quality plastic and won’t rust so they are great to be used again and again.
It’s an excellent gift for seasoned quilters who are sick of getting jabbed by pins.
Help a friend out massively and prevent thread tails from unwinding (every quilter’s nightmare!).
These little nifty thread huggers make a fantastic gift and are made from silicone so are super flexible. They’ll save time trying to find a notch in a spool and make it easy to find the thread.
They’ll save your quilter friends’ sanity when discovering their threads have all unraveled when they’re not in use. They are unique and practical and I promise you’ll have any quilter delighted in receiving these gifts.
Door signs make great gifts for quilters, and can be personalized for your quilter’s door.
This is an adorable personalized metal wall sign for their craft room. You’ll be able to add their name to make the chalkboard metal sign customized which can go on the door of their craft room.
It’s made of sturdy aluminum and comes with two pre-drilled holes so it’s easy to handle. Measurements are 8 x 12”.
There’s always more to learn in quilting projects, this is an awesome introduction!
I think books make unique gifts for quilters who are just starting out learning to quilt. They’ll be able to learn all there is to quilting from patchwork, piecing, applique and binding.
Clear instructions and step-by-step pictures are for those who prefer to use books instead of scouring the internet for information.
Your quilter will never have to buy a presser foot again in this 42-piece attachment set.
The presser foot is the attachment used with a sewing machine to hold the fabric flat when it’s fed through the machine and sewn.
This 42-piece set is a great gift as it gives presser feet for all types of sewing and can be used for most household multi-functional sewing machines. It means your quilter will be covered for all types of sewing projects.
Ready to cut, sew and quilt jelly rolls of fabric make awesome gifts.
What better gift than ready to use pre-cut strips of fabric. This jelly roll of cut fabrics will save the quilter plenty of time from having to cut squares themselves.
With choices of 25 – 40 pieces in color coordinating fabric, they could make an adorable quilt or use the various fabric quilt blocks in the next project they’ve got planned.
This set of 4 high quality colorful pens, will make a thoughtful gift for a quilter. They are erased from the fabric when the ink comes into contact with heat and have been designed to work on any fabrics used by quilters.
The pen set comes with refills to give extra life to the pens. You can make dresses and other sewing crafts without running out of gel ink
A quilting sewing machine is the must have gift for the quilter in your life and if you are not on a budget.
A quilting machine comes with a larger throat space and extension table, so the quilter can work with more fabric. It has more built in stitches than a regular sewing machine – and an advanced needle threading system!
I promise, your quilting loved one will be over the moon with this life long sewing machine for fabric.
One thing I know for sure is that your quilting friend will own keys. A quilting key chain is an adorable way to remind your quilter how much they love quilting.
It’s silver-plated and made to last, and is presented in a cute gift bag ready to give. You can choose from different engraved motifs but my favorite is ‘May your bobbin always be full’.
Everyone in the sewing world knows a rotary cutter is a game changer when it comes to cutting out fabrics. This fabric cutter makes it super easy to cut fabric and borders for their own quilts.
Rotary cutters can cut through 8 layers of fabric at a time, making them an awesome gift for your loved one who loves sewing and quilting. It makes it easy to trim away excess batting and backing. It comes with a safety lock over the sharp blade so it’s suitable for everyone to use.
A cutting mat goes hand in hand with a rotary cutter and would make a great gift as a pair.
A cutting mat provides a space where the rotary cutter can cut fabric without damaging the table or sewing work surface in their craft space.
It comes with measurements along the edges for precision when slicing through fabric. The special finish reseals surface cuts, providing a continually smooth surface for all fabric cutting projects.
Help to spark creativity in quilters ideas for patterns when sewing with these awesome templates.
There is a huge selection of rulers and templates for an avid quilter to choose from online, from hexagonal shapes to rectangles.
I like this 12-piece template quilting set that includes quilting gloves which include 8 patterns and a quilting frame. It’s made from a super strong acrylic so it won’t bend or break when in use. They can be used for ideas to make patterns such as curves, stitch stars, flowers, crescents and more – what fun!
Make moving fabrics around much easier and without slipping with quilting gloves so they can focus on their ideas and patterns.
Quilting gloves are another essential in a quilting room. Your quilter will be able to grip their fabric well with the fully coated fingertips.
The grip on fabric is strong without resistance or drag and there’s no coating on the palm to allow the skin to breathe. These gloves are lightweight and comfortable made from non-toxic nylon and PU material make them brilliant gifts for quilters.
A modern twist on a pin cushion, a quilter will never have to worry about pins dropping again.
For the traditional quilter who likes to use pins instead of clips, this is a perfect gift. The strong magnet will keep pins in place without any trouble and is meant to last no matter how many quilting projects they may need to work on.
The elastic band means it will fit any wrist size comfortably so you don’t have to worry about sizing one little bit.
This is a really fun gift for avid quilters. It’s a fun holiday gift and comes in different shapes and sizes.
The slogan on this t-shirt says ‘It started out as a harmless hobby, I had no idea it would come to this’ – what fun! The fabric varies depending on color choice from 100% cotton – 50/50 cotton poly blend.
It won’t matter if mistakes are made again with this multi pack of different sized seam rippers.
No matter how advanced your quilter is, there may still come a time where they sew mistakes so this 2 sized seam ripper helps to meet different stitch requirements on their quilts. The small thread remover helps quilters to get into the small places and undo super fine stitching.
All tools are made from a high quality metal and plastic, therefore should last year round.
This inexpensive little gadget makes it easy to press down the seams in a quilt during piecing fat quarters or hand sewing quilt blocks. This can be used to close seams, make creaser and roll seams open.
It’s a practical gift that will save time when quilting, and ensure that they will never burn their fingers on an iron ever again!
If in doubt, scissors are always a fantastic option and necessary in quilting supplies.
A sewist can never have too many pairs of scissors or thread trimmers on hand during a quilting project!
This is a bundle set of three professional grade sewing and scissors, designed for most cutting tasks for sewing projects, making great ideas for a quilter’s gift. It includes fabric shears; small sharp scissors and thread snippers.
All three have a comfortable grip handle and can be used as left handed and right handed scissors.
Thread is oh so valuable for any sewing space, and makes great gift ideas. They will absolutely love these 26 thread spools with 220 yards each.
Thread is one of the best gifts for quilters and sewers, it’s so valuable for sew and craft projects. This thread set is made from 100% cotton and comes in different shades that will be useful for any project.
The satin finish makes it smooth to the touch and will help to avoid less lint, when made into a final quilt. They’re a great gift for any level of sewist.
What makes a great gift for quilters?
The best gift for a quilter is something that will help to make their quilting life easier, or that will help them save time like a nifty gadget.
A seam roller, and thread spool huggers are examples of gifts that will ensure a smoother quilting process – my gifted quilting gloves are the most useful present I’ve ever received.
Quilters also love to learn, so anything that will help improve their quilting skill such as a book, a quilting pattern or a quilting subscription box!
What gift do beginner quilters need?
If you’re buying a gift for a beginner quilter you are in luck, as they may not have built up a collection of tools just yet.
There are lots of things in this list that make perfect gift ideas for a beginner sewist such as fabric jellyrolls, scissors, seam tools and presser feet. Tool sets can help a beginner build their sewing apparatus for future projects.
Other gift to consider
I think a book for beginners is a good option too as it is a nice introduction to the world of quilts and will support them with tips and tricks along the way.
I like Pat Sloan’s: Teach Me How to Make My First Quilt. It’s full of step by step how to photos, and brings excitement and fun to making your first quilt.
If they’re not much of a reader, but they’re your favorite quilter you could find a local quilting class for them to get hands on help – there are always lots of good gift ideas for quilters of all levels!
What do you buy a quilter who has everything?
If your quilter has everything and you are just not sure what to get as a stocking stuffer, you could buy them a gift certificate. Find out their favorite local quilt shop or store and see if they stock gift certificates, so your quilters can choose exactly what they need.
If you are looking for a gift for someone who is tech savvy or enjoys designing their own quilt, Electric Quilt Design Software is one of the best user friendly quilt software to use.
It will allow them to make an entire design layout with lessons and videos to help them complete their quilting project.
No matter your budget there is definitely something on this gift guide of best gifts for quilters that would make the perfect gift for a person who loves to quilt.
The best part of buying a quilter a gift is it is something practical that will get used time and time again. Specialized quilting tools make the most unique gifts.
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I’m sure they are going to absolutely love whatever you will buy them! Do you have any other gift ideas for a quilter?
If quilting is your favorite hobby, what’s the best quilting gift you have ever received? I’d love to know all about your quilting gifts in the comments below!