Gift Ideas for Quilters: The 10 Best Gifts to Give your Sewing Friends


Are you looking for gift ideas for your sewing and quilting friends? My Gift Guide for Quilters is full of presents that are guaranteed to be a hit!

I’ve been sewing and quilting a long time and I’ve received lots of wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts. I’ve also received a lot of crummy ones (cheap sewing kits, anyone?). To prevent awkward situations like that, I’m sharing a gift guide with you full of ideas for your quilting friends. Or maybe you’ll want to share this list with others so they know what to get you, wink wink!

And there should be something here for any budget. Let’s start at number 10…



#10  A professional seam ripper. Don’t be afraid of it… just gift it! This inexpensive little tool makes me a better sewer because I don’t hesitate to rip out my mistakes – it takes almost no time at all!

#9 Inspiration all year through a magazine subscription. Some of my favorites are Love Patchwork & Quilting (for modern quilters), Ottobre Design (for apparel), and Mollie Makes (for all kinds of crafts).



#8 A Quilter’s subscription box – another gift that keeps on giving for as many months as you choose. I love the Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop.


#7 The Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt. I love mine and use it every day!



#6 A high quality iron. I’ve tried lots of different ones, and the Velocity 200IR from Reliable is my favorite.

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#5 A sweet new ruler. Newsflash to the non-sewist: these things wear out. Treat your favorite sewing friend with a beautiful new ruler. The Olfa frosted variety is my favorite. Any size is a welcome gift, especially 6”x12” or 6”x24”.


#4 Rotary blades! These babies are like gold. Hint: find out what size rotary cutter your friend uses most, and get her or him a multi-pack of refills. Olfa brand is my favorite here as well.


#3 The Accuquilt Go Cutter. If your sewing bestie is a quilter, this is an indulgence that many only dream of. So make her dreams come true! I love mine.


#2 Something clever and handmade by you! No one appreciates a handmade gift like another maker. How about whipping up a #10 Caddy or the ever-popular Sew-Together Bag? Or anything else you’ve sewn, carved, crocheted, painted or built. Makers love handmade!

#1 More time to sew! The best gifts are often free so if you don’t have a lot to spend, volunteer your time instead.  Offer to take her kids on a Saturday morning or assume one of her other tasks so she can spend time sewing. Do you sew? Ask her for her pile of mending and do it for her – that’s a true best friend!

By the way, if you want to give your favorite quilter or sewist a new sewing machine, don’t miss my review post of the 7 Best Sewing Machines to Buy on Amazon

Now… which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments… If you think I need to add something to my Gift Guide for Quilters, let me know what you think are the best gifts to give a sewist!

Happy gifting!


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