12 Quilting Gifts for Beginners and Intermediate Quilters
The quilting hobby can be overwhelming for gift shoppers who are looking to find the perfect stocking stuffer. Don’t fret. We stitched together a list of universal quilt books and tools to get you started. Send this to your loved ones as “hints” or treat yourself after all that holiday quilting!
For Beginner Quilting
DO Magazine Techniques & Projects, $9.99
For quilters just breaking into the world of sewing, this magazine will give them an introduction to different quilting techniques through 17 projects that include precuts & stash quilts, the fast-fold hexie technique, circle of nine grid quilts, and mosaic tile inspired quilts.
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Creative Grids® Square-on-Square Trim Tool, $22.49
Save time and give your calculator a break with this handy tool! Quilters can now create square-on-square blocks with ease — all of the cutting measurements are printed right on the tool! This product was featured in the DO Magazine Presents Quilting Techniques & Projects.
No Math Quilts Charts & Formulas, $6.95
For the quilter that wants to focus on their craft, No Math Quilt Charts & Formulas is a quick reference guide for standard bed quilt sizes, reducing and enlarging patchwork blocks, and fabric amount needed for basic quilt blocks.
For the Modern Quilting
Mini Wonderful Curves, $22.95
Combining the changing of the seasons with iconic contemporary designs, Mini Wonderful Curves will excite your quilting friend’s imagination with 16 beautiful wall hangings, runners, and full-sized quilts. Pair this book with the author’s Quick Curve Ruler©, and you have a great quilter’s gift set.
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Dritz® Travel Rotary Cutter, $6.99
This rotary cutter packs a big punch at a small size! At only 1.75″ x 2.25″, its straight-edge blade can easily cut up to eight layers of quilter’s cotton, making it the perfect companion for any busy quilter. Crafter’s bonus: it can be used for cutting paper as well! This product was featured in the DO Quilting Techniques & Projects Magazine.
Contemporary Paper-Pieced Quilts, $22.95
With geometric patterns and bold colors, Contemporary Paper-Pieced Quilts will showcase the intricate, but easily made, shapes made with foundation piecing. Eight skill-building projects will guide new quiltmakers or be a reference for those who are more experienced.
For Hand Quilting
Handmade Quilt, $24.95
Using building-blocks, master teacher Carolyn Forster walks each reader through a handmade quilt from start to finish. This complete learning experience will mentor first-time quilters and serve as project inspiration for experienced stitchers.
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Fast-Fold Hexies from Precuts Stash, $12.95
Author Mary Hogan has perfected quilting-on-the-go with her fast-fold hexagon quilting technique. Using scrap fabric, Mary introduces creative uses for this travel quilting technique from trivets to table runners.
Thread Cutterz Snipper, $16.99
This snipper cuts thread, yarn, and embroidery floss like butter. It features a retractable cord and clip for tangle-free use and portability. A built-in LED light is handy for hard-to-see angles and low-light conditions. The locking safety feature protects the serrated cutting blades. It’s the perfect cutting solution for use on the go! This product was featured in the DO Quilting Techniques & Projects Magazine.
For Machine Quilting
Stitching Pathways, $21.95
Machine quilting doesn’t just have to be linear. Author Wendy Sheppard condensed her 12 years of domestic machine quilting experience into her new Stitching Pathways book, setting your quilting friend up for free-motion success!
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CutRite™ Sewing Machine Seam Guide, $1.95
An inexpensive stocking stuffer, this guide helps set sewing machine needles to desired seam size. The see-through plastic makes it easy to position the machine’s needles exactly where you need it, as well as to double-check the accuracy of the needle’s position. This product was featured in the DO Quilting Techniques & Projects Magazine.
Know Your Needles, $8.50
This pocket guide is a handy reference for the most frequently asked needle questions. Featuring 30 most commonly used machine and hand needles, Know Your Needles includes needle size, fabric and thread types suitable, and task for best performance.
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