Christmas is coming and it’s coming fast! If you have people on your Christmas list who like to cut fabric into small pieces and sew it back together again, I’ve got you covered. I’ve gathered my favorites to give you the ultimate holiday (or anytime!) gift-giving list for the quilters in your life. **NOT affiliate links, just my personal suggestions (-; **
Who wouldn’t love a goody bag full of little tools, charm packs, and a cute notebook? One of my favorite parts of gift giving is making the package and imagining the person opening it…like finding a little treasure. An inexpensive but really sweet gift might be a pretty bag or box filled with small notions like a pack of needles, snip scissors, Hera marker, a tape measure…on and on. If the person loves English Paper Piecing, perhaps a pack of pre-cut papers or one of those big hole punches (found in the scrapbooking aisle at local craft stores) that makes cutting hexagons super quick and easy!
I confess, I am terrible about labeling my quilts. I’m trying to do better and it’s going to be much easier with labels from Dutch Label Company. Ordering was pretty fun…they have a variety of styles, sizes and shapes and you choose how the writing looks and you can even upload a logo or clip art. These would also be ideal for friends who make clothing or handmade bags to add a professionally finished look. I plan to sew the little labels into the binding on my quilts then stitch the date on (not printing the date on the labels means I can use them for years). I think giving personalized labels would be welcomed by any sewing enthusiast. <Use coupon ‘colorgirlquilts15’ for 15% off your order at Dutch Label Company>
Last year, I gave the ladies on my list these pretty scissors from Warm Crochet (shown above, they are gorgeous and super sharp!). My MIL is a knitter and my mother, sister and one friend are quilters. These scissors were the perfect **Easy!** gift: practical yet beautiful and unique. <<use coupon ‘colorgirl’ for 20% off your order at Warm Crochet>>
Of course, no sewist would be unhappy if you gave them cute fabric. Any of these would be extra fun to open on Christmas morning (or birthday, or Valentines’ day, or Tuesday….). You can make it extra easy for them to get into a project with a fabric & pattern combination. My vote is for the Daisy Pattern, an EZ Dresden Template and a Rainbow bundle. Gift: Done!
Other textile-ish suggestions for giving: Aurifil (or your favorite) thread, colorful zippers, batting (I recommend Hobbs Tuscany Wool), or gift cards to a local shop. If you are interested in purchasing a gift card to shop here at Color Girl, please email me
Any aspiring artists, designers or writers on your list? There is something really fun about a cute notebook….it’s the paper version of fabric, right? pretty colors, cute patterns, and endless possibilities to be turned into something really special. For sewists, look for notebooks with graph paper pages to be used for sketching and planning a quilt design or measurement calculations for a pattern. Add a set of pencils in a sturdy tin or pretty box and a set of colored micron pens and you have a gift that will certainly get lots of use and enjoyment. Find gridded notebooks, blank journals and drawing pads, micron pens and artists pencils at your local art store* or craft store.
*disclaimer: going to an art store (I love Blick’s) may be hazardous to your wallet. You are not likely to come out with only a notebook and pretty pencils (-:
If you have received a crafty gift that you absolutely loved and appreciated, be sure and leave a description here in the comments. That will be great resource to others!
Hope you all take a moment this season and enjoy the process of choosing a special gift for a special person, packing it up and knowing they will LOVE opening it!
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