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25 *Sew* Perfect Gifts for Quilters and Sewists

Shopping for your creative friend with a passion for sewing? These are the best gifts for quilters and sewists. They're sure to be a hit—and we bet they haven't seen a few of these picks before!

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Needle Minder

Doing some hand stitching? The last thing you want to do is lose that needle! Solve that problem with a cute magnetic needle minder. It’ll keep your needle close at hand and secure on the strong magnet. This quilt block design minder is perfect for the quilter in your life. This is also an excellent gift for any cross-stitcher or needleworker you know!

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Custom Labels

One of the best gifts for quilters out there is something they’d love, but would never purchase on their own. Enter custom labels. These fabric labels and tags from Etsy shop Inked Papers are customizable and can be stitched onto any projects big or small. Seamstresses will love to stitch a label into the seams of their designs and a quilt can be called complete with one of these sewn onto a corner.

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OttLite Creative Curves LED Desk Lamp with USB Whitevia joann.com

Desk Lamp

Every sewist and quilter knows that the light on the sewing machine is just not bright enough for threading needles and seeing detailed work. Illuminate your space with an OttLite desk lamp. This flexible LED lamp is perfect for shedding light on your latest project.

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Sewing Sweatshirt

When the weekend rolls around, let everyone know what you’re up to: drinking lots of coffee and spending time at the sewing machine. This cozy crewneck is the perfect sewing uniform.

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Steam Iron with Retractable Cord

A good iron is a seamstress’s best friend. And if that iron has a retractable cord to keep the sewing cupboard organized, like this Rowenta steam iron, well, that’s a best friend for life.

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Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses: A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in an Afternoon (Gertie's Sewing)via amazon.com

Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses Book

Beginner and experienced sewists alike will love Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses by Gretchen Hirsch. This book is full of vintage-inspired dresses (patterns included!) that are simple enough to make in a single day and gorgeous enough that you’ll want to wear them all the time.

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Bohin Pin Cushion with Adjustable Snap Braceletvia sewingpartsonline.com

Wrist Pincushion

On top of our list of gifts for quilters and sewists is this Bohin wrist pincushion. With this handy pincushion, you never have to look for where you left your pin dish again. We love this version with the flexible, adjustable wrist band. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day as you work on your latest make. Shopping for Mom? Check out these Christmas gifts Mom will love.

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Sewing Mug

We know that quilters and sewists are fueled by patience and lots and lots of caffeine. Show off your love for the craft with this sewing mug. A gift like this is also the perfect way to fill out a gift basket of crafty goodies.

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Self-Healing Cutting Mat

Quilters know how important a cutting mat can be for beautiful projects. Treat your favorite quilter to a jewel-tone cutting mat from Fiskars. This 24×36-inch version is a generous size perfect for almost any project. You’ll even find uses for this mat when working on craft projects—find our best ideas for fall and winter.

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Rotary Cutter

You can’t have a cutting mat without a good rotary cutter! The sharp blade (don’t worry—there’s a safety setting when it’s not in use) zips right through fabric with ease.

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June Tailor Mega Rak II With Legsvia joann.com

Spool Rack

Organization is key for any craft or sewing space. Keep all your thread neat with a spool rack big enough to hold 120 kinds of thread. This wooden option can stand up on its own on your sewing desk or be mounted on the wall to keep your space tidy.

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Erasable Pens

When it comes to marking patterns, there are lots of options out there, but we bet you haven’t considered these pens before. PILOT FriXion pens are classic ballpoint-style pens but with an awesome feature: They erase with heat! Just iron over your marks or wave your steamer over any lines and the ink is gone. The best part: You can find them right in the office supplies aisle at any big box store—no rushing to the fabric shop for these!

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Adjustable Dress Form

It’s every seamstress’s dream to have a dress form situated in the corner of their sewing room. Dress forms make it easy to work on apparel without the back and forth of trying the clothing on yourself every few steps. This Singer dress form is a great option because it’s adjustable. You can easily fit clothes to yourself and others, even if you aren’t the same size.

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Seam Ripper Sticker

The tool all sewists hate using is definitely the seam ripper. While it does mean that things go wrong, at least you can poke fun of yourself with this sewing sticker. Adhere it to your computer, water bottle or even your machine.

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Love Flying Geese: 27 Modern Quilt Projects from Love Patchwork & Quilting

Quilting can seem like an old-fashioned craft, but Love Flying Geese proves it’s anything but. Full of contemporary patterns, you’ll find yourself finding all sorts of reasons to tackle these 27 unique projects from bed-sized quilts to tapestries and smaller patterns like mug mats.

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Flat-Head Pins

Yes, every sewist and quilter has pins aplenty, but occasionally they need to be replaced. Treat your favorite quilter to a brand new set of pins. We love these Dritz flower pins because they’re flat and don’t melt under the iron.

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Grabbit Magnetic Sewing Pincushion with 50 Plastic Head Pins, Bluevia amazon.com

Magnetic Pincushion

All quilters and sewists dread dropping a pin on the floor. But with a Grabbit magnetic pincushion, you don’t need to fret. Pins stay put in this dish, and if you do drop one, use the super-strong magnet to find your loose sharp.

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Thread Spool Enamel Pin

Just because you can’t spend every moment in your sewing space, doesn’t mean you have to stop showing off your love of the craft. This cute enamel pin is the perfect adornment for your jacket or tote bag.

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Side Winder

Experienced seamstresses don’t have time to take a break to wind bobbins! The Simplicity SideWinder winds bobbins without your machine while you get busy working on your latest project.

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Dritz 607 Fabric Pattern Weights, 4-Count, Green, pink, purplevia amazon.com

Pattern Weights

Let’s be real: Pinning patterns is a pain! With a good set or two of pattern weights, though, pinning that tissue can be a thing of the past. These Dritz pattern weights will hold patterns and templates in place while you cut without all the fuss of pins. We recommend grabbing a few sets for big projects.

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It Takes Two!: Quick & Easy Patterns for 2 Fat Quarters

As much as quilters and seamstresses love digging into major projects, there’s also something satisfying about a quick activity you can accomplish in an afternoon. It Takes Two! is full of these short and simple projects like zippered pouches, pincushions, totes and more.

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Fiskars Thread Snip Scissors, Gray Orangevia amazon.com

Thread Snips

Don’t use your large sewing scissors for cutting tiny threads. Instead, snag a pair of Fiskars snips made just for thread. These tiny scissors are just the thing to keep near your machine.

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Singer Heavy Duty Sergervia amazon.com

Heavy-Duty Serger

The best way to give your makes a professional finish on the inside is with a serger. This heavy-duty serger from Singer will last for ages (it’s made the old-fashioned way with metal—not plastic) and gives seams a fray-free finish.

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Rolling Sewing Machine Case

Enjoy a quilting weekend away with your friends? Or just like to take your sewing machine on the go? You need a rolling sewing machine case. This piece of luggage keeps your machine safe and has plenty of extra compartments for thread, scissors and other notions.

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Quilting Club Fabric Subscription

Even if your favorite quilter has almost everything on this list, there’s always something they could use more of: fabric! Gift them a quarterly fabric subscription. Fat Quarter Shop, a great online fabric store, offers a whole array of options. Our favorite, though, is the Ruby Star Society fabric subscription. This brand is known for its fun, vintage-inspired patterns. Want more ideas for other crafters in your life? Check out these gifts for crafty people.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.