1. Cool People Quilt Crewneck - $35
The Cool People Quilt t-shirt design is a collaboration between Toad and Sew and Meesh Quits featuring a sewing space illustration. A cat sits on a quilt top, and a WIP pile and an overflowing scrap bin make the scene oh-so-relatable. The drawing is available printed on a cozy crewneck sweatshirt perfect for the colder months, or a cute sticker or a tote bag for great stocking stuffers.
Use code TOAD20 for 20% off!
2. Aurifil Thread Sets - $35
Quilters always need thread, though we don’t always splurge on unusual colors. Aurifil thread, a favorite of quilters, comes in 270 colors. Add variety to the tried and true white or gray by throwing in some color. Does the quilter on your list gravitate towards pinks or earthy tones? It may be nice to complement their palette with a few spools of quality thread.
3. Holiday Advent Calendar - $65-$200
November 1st is the deadline to preorder a holiday advent calendar from Wyldwood Creative, a sewing store outside Seattle where Taylor works. Count down from 25, 12, or 8 days depending on your budget or the holidays you celebrate, and expect a mix of cute sewing goods and locally made gifts like a mini candle from Orcas Island Candle Co.
4. Guided Rulers - $20-$80+
The sky's the limit when it comes to rulers, and basically, quilters can never have too many rulers. Cutting fabric can be time-consuming, so we suggest helping your quilting friend out with a guided ruler from Bloc Loc, Creative Grids, or June Tailor. Any way you cut it (ha-ha), a guided ruler will save time whether they’re cutting strips or trimming flying geese or half-square triangles.
5. Hand Quilting Book - $34
Quilters love the tactile aspect of the craft — we connect through our sense of touch. Riane Elise designs minimal quilt patterns that spotlight her swoon-worthy hand quilting skills. In October, she published her second book, “Quilting by Hand.” Your quilter won’t be able to keep their hands off of it, and signed copies are available on Riane’s website.
6. Quiltfolk Magazine Subscription - $75Some love the quarterly Quiltfolk magazine for what it lacks: ads and awkward patterns that we never wanted anyway. What’s left is 164+ pages of gorgeous photography, exclusive interviews, and the unforgettable human stories behind the quilts they share.
7. Color Chips For Solids - $50-$130
A complete set of color chips is a luxury for quilters who live far from fabric shops that carry Kona or Art Gallery Fabrics solids. Anyone can make color chips, but for those who haven’t settled on a palette or want to keep their hundreds of options open, a Woven & Woolly set saves you from purchasing fat quarters in every possible color.
8. Anything Made By You
The possibilities are endless, but the quilter in your life will undoubtedly appreciate something handcrafted by you. Make use of your lovely scraps by making a wall quilt, notions pouch, quilted laptop case, zipper pouch, an ornament, coasters, or a pocket reading pillow.
9. Crafty Candles - $22
10. Wild Card: The Notion That’ll Change Their Life!
Take a look around your sewing space, and reflect on the notions that brought more ease into your quilt-making process. If the quilter on your list hasn’t experienced the magic of said notions yet, now is the time to introduce something that could bring them a smile. A few of our ideas:
- Continuous Fine Mist Spray Mister - $9-$11
- Best Press - $12
- Soak Wash Flatter Smoothing Spray - $12
- Wool pressing mat - $22-$50
- Handmade Tailor’s Clapper - $24+