16 Awesome Gifts for the Quilter in Your Life

In honor of the holiday shopping season already being in full swing, I am sharing with you a GIFT GUIDE for the sewists, makers, and quilters out there! If you are seeking the perfect Chistmas gift, holiday gift, or birthday gift for a quilter – look no further!

This Quilter’s holiday gift guide includes inspiration to help you buy the perfect present to show your love, appreciation, and support to your favorite quilter!

Fabrics

Who wouldn’t LOVE more fabric for their stash? If you have a quilter in mind, I would suggest buying a nice Pre-cut bundle! Fat Quarter Shop has a great selection! Every quilter can always use more fabric, right?!

Rulers

When it comes to quilt rulers there are SO many out there. My favorite and most loved rulers are the 12.5″ Square, 8″ square, 6″ x 24″, and a 2.5″ x 8″ one for more detailed cuts. You could also get Bloc Loc rulers which help greatly with half square triangle trimming!

Ruler Organizer

This helps keep all those new rulers neat and orderly! It also makes a great stocking stuffer! I know I have one of these on my own wish list this year!

Wool Pressing Mat

I love THIS ONE by Project Wool Mats! A wool pressing mat cuts the ironing time in half and creates wonderful, crisp seams! Seriously, it is life changing!

Fresh Rotary Blades

We all know you can never have too many of these! Makes a great stocking stuffer and encourages keeping that blade sharp!

Sturdy Ironing Board

A brand new ironing board for Christmas?? Only for a quilter! Check out this great one from Polder!

Quilt Kit

Most quilters love a nice quilt kit! I personally enjoy seeing the pretty, curated fabrics all stacked and ready to go! See some gorgeous kits here and pick out the one that reminds you of the quilter you have in mind!

90% Faster Than Rotary Cutters

AccuQuilt Cutting Machine (and dies!)

Gifting an AccuQuilt is like gifting TIME to the special quilter in your life! Who doesn’t want more time to sew and less time spent cutting and trimming?! Take a look at the Go Me, Go!, and Go! Big machines. (Many machines are on really good sales this holiday season!)

While you are at it, you might want to go ahead and get some dies or even a bundle! I personally started with the Ready Set Go! System and I love it!

Fat Quarter Shop Basic of the Month Sale

Quilting Subscription Box

Gifting a subscription box is like giving again and again! Endless inspiration and tons of quilting goodies! There are a lot of wonderful quilting subscription boxes out there – I suggest checking out the Pineapple Slice box or the Basics of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop!

Quilting graphic Tshirt

There are so many adorable shirts out there! Check out Patchwork Threads, The Homebody Company, or even this cute one on amazon for the cat-lover in your life.


Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 Sewing Machine

Husqvarna Viking H/CLASS 250S Serger Machine

A new sewing machine or a Serger!

Is it time for an upgrade?! Surprise them with a high-quality Husqvarna machine! My Christmas came early this year with a brand new serger that I can’t wait to start playing with!

Magnetic Pin Cushion Slap Bracelet

I literally do not know how I ever sewed without this little handy pin cushion on my wrist! Snag one of these for a great stocking stuffer!

Travel Iron

This nifty little iron may fit in a small space but it really brings the heat! It is an iron/steamer duo and truly is great. You wont want to go to a quilting retreat without it!

Rotating Cutting Mat

Ideal for taking with you to class or squaring up blocks, this rotating cutting mat is a crowd-pleaser for quilters everywhere!

Thread

You know you can never have too much thread! Especially the basic colors for piecing! Consider this variety pack or maybe even a large thread cone!

Batting

Gift a touch of luxury with the super cozy Quilter’s Dream Orient batting! It’s my personal favorite and creates a wonderful drape on a quilt!

Want even more inspiration for what to get the crafter in your life? Check out my Amazon Storefront to browse own personal favorites! If you purchase from my amazon storefront or any other affiliate links, I will receive a small commission and be very grateful! Thanks in advance for supporting me!

FREE Quilt Pattern: Vintage Camping

Who loves a great free quilt pattern? I know I sure do! Right now I am going to deliver to you all a FREE beginner-friendly, accuquilt-friendly, throw size quilt pattern!

This FREE quilt pattern uses 12 traditional Churn Dash blocks and adds a border around all the sides, and the large scale of the blocks makes it great for any large-scale prints you want to show off!

This pattern was designed specifically to showcase the Vintage Camping fabric collection by Crissy Rodda! I fell in love with the whimsical mountains, bears, campers, and deer in the prints, and truly wanted to feature them in a classic, traditional quilt design to match the vintage feel.

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3 Ways to Make a Patriotic Quilt // a Veteran’s Day Special

Regardless of your political beliefs, I think most of us can agree that if it weren’t for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been willing to serve in the military to protect our homeland, America would not be what it is today.

Over the past few months I’ve had this amazing opportunity to partner with one of my favorite veterans (my mom!) on a project where we can give back to some incredible service men & women. Today I’m going to share with you 3 ways we made Patriotic quilts using the AccuQuilt Go! I hope they spark some inspiration for you!

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Vintage Lace Quilt made with AccuQuilt Go!

Ever since Lo & Behold Stitchery released her Vintage Lace Quilt Pattern I have had my eye on it! I love the delicate, modern vibes and all the negative space in it, and I knew it would be the perfect quilt to do with solids. I had a busy summer but am thrilled I finally got around to making this gorgeous quilt!

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To make things easy and speed up the process, I decided to cut out all my pieces with my AccuQuilt Go! Cutting System. If you’re not yet familiar with AccuQuilt, let me tell you about it! Continue reading

AccuQuilt: 12 ways to use the 12″ Qube

If you love precise quilts and endless possibilities, this blog post is for you!

I got an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine a few months ago and I really just can’t stop dreaming up projects to make with it. I want to make everything I see! Since getting my AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine I have had a ton of fun making a Pillow/Wall Hanging Duo and also some adorable Baby Shower Gifts, just to name a few! My most recent AccuQuilt finish is my 12 Block Sampler Quilt!

Today I am going to teach you about the beauty of getting an AccuQuilt Qube! If you have the AccuQuilt Go!, AccuQuilt Go! Big Electric, or even the AccuQuilt Go! Me you can use the Qube die sets! (The Go! Me machine can use up to the 8″ size Qube!) Continue reading

Birds Hill Quilt Pattern

The Birds Hill Quilt Pattern by @theblanketstatement is a fun, modern twist on a simple, versatile, quilt block – the Half Square Triangle, also known as the “HST”. For anyone new to quilting, the HST is a total staple and one of my BFF quilt blocks.

I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for Erin on this project and I am really thrilled with how my baby size Birds Hill Quilt turned out! I’m writing this blog post for you so I can share my experience with the pattern, tips & tricks to make it easier, AND how to make it SUPER easy by cutting the pieces with an AccuQuilt Go! fabric cutting machine.

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Using AccuQuilt for Designer Quilt Patterns

Have you seen the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system and wondered if you’d still be able to make the quilts from your favorite quilt pattern designers? With some creativity and a little math, you definitely CAN use your AccuQuilt die cut machine to make nearly any designer quilt pattern! I am here to teach you exactly how you can convert a designer quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt pattern, and I’ll show you how I made the Indian Summer quilt by @suzyquilts using my AccuQuilt Go!  as the example. I used my AccuQuilt Go! to cut out all the fabrics and save a ton of time in the process!

You can download the baby size pattern of this quilt for FREE here, or if you are feeling more ambitious, you can snag the throw version of the pattern in Suzy’s shop. I wrote these instructions with the baby version in mind, but by the end of this post you should feel comfortable and confident in your abilities to make the throw work for you as well! Continue reading

AccuQuilt Go! // Precise Fabric Cutting Made Easy

Recently AccuQuilt has invited me into their influencer program in order to increase the precision and speed for cutting fabrics for my quilts. They sent me the Ready. Set. GO! which included the 8” GO! Qube and GO! Strip Cutter-2½” (2″ Finished), which are both incredible with So. Many. Possibilities!

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I’ll be honest, I was a little intimidated at first! To help me take the dive into learning how to use the new machine, I invited my mom over to help (that’s what moms are for, right?!). My mom (@JaneJustSew) has had the AccuQuilt GO! Baby for a while so I knew she’d be super helpful, and as always, we had a ton of fun together. Now, I know not everyone has someone to ask for help, so I’m writing this post to share my learning experience with all of you!

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