3 Great Quilting Charities to Get Involved With

Are you a quilter looking for a good organization to help you put your quilts into the hands of people who will love and appreciate them? Or maybe you have a lot of fabric you need to get rid of since you have way too much? I am here to help point you in the direction of a few really wonderful non-profit organizations who devote time, energy, and resources to helping get beautiful homemade quilts into the hands of people who need the extra warmth and love!

I hope this post will inspire you towards using your special talents to help spread the warmth and love a quilt can bring to someone else. Please also comment on this post any other wonderful charitable organizations you are a part of as well that could use the help of the quilting community!

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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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Explore Pillow – a FREE Pattern!

Are you looking for a quick, fun, beginner-friendly quilted pillow or mini quilt pattern? You’ve come to the right place! I’m going to share with you about how I made the Explore Pillow/Wall Hanging Duo! The pattern comes in 3 sizes (pillow, baby, and throw!) and the pillow size of the pattern finishes at just under 20” square. The Explore quilt is a great project for quilters at any skill level!

To get the FREE Explore pattern, sign up for the Homemade Emily Jane Newsletter here!

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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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