Best Gifts for Quilters (29 Practical & Quirky Ideas)

We know how tricky it can be to shop for loved ones, especially when they have an artistic passion that you’re not familiar with.

Never fear- we’ve made it easier with this comprehensive list of gifts for quilters!

You can help them improve their craft and explore their creativity with new quilting projects. Ranging from the practical to the fun and quirky, this list caters to quilters of all levels and interests.

Don’t waste your time on other lists, we promise they don’t have a patch on this one!

29 Unique Gifts for Quilters

1. ARTEZA Quilter’s Ruler and Rings

Arteza Quilting Rulers Set of 4 - Double-Colored Acrylic Sewing Ruler (4.5"x4.5", 6"x6", 9.5"x9.5",...
  • Part of Essential Sewing & Quilting Supplies: This set of 4 Arteza laser-cut acrylic quilting rulers includes a range of sizes (4.5"x4.5", 6"x6", 9.5"x9.5", and 12.5"x12.5"), making them an integral...

Precise measurements are an essential part of the quilting process, and this ruler and grip rings set by ARTEZA makes the process a whole lot easier.

The large square ruler is made of clear and durable acrylic with measurements in contrasting colors, so you can see the fabric underneath and make more precise cuts. The ruler is also perfectly suited for both left-handed and right-handed cuts due to the square shape with measurements on all sides.

The non slip grip rings prevent the fabric from slipping, ensuring that this is a perfect gift for all quilters trying to get the perfect cut.

2. Fiskars Rotary Cutter 45mm

Fiskars Classic 45mm Loop Rotary Cutter for Fabric and Paper - 45mm - Rotary Cutter for Sewing, Arts...
  • SEWING, ARTS AND CRAFTS STAPLE: This Fiskars Rotary Cutter can cut multiple layers of fabric, paper, felt, and vinyl in straight lines or curves; Ideal for doing sewing, arts and crafts for adults

Quilters always need a sharp utensil handy for cutting fabric, but scissors can be cumbersome and not always accurate. The rotary cutter by Fiskars provides an effective and efficient way to cut fabric without fraying the ends or damaging the fabric. The blade is made of high quality alloy steel that is sharp and precise.

It features an ergonomic handle that is comfortable and allows quilters to exercise full control over their cuts and is also very safety conscious with a quick-release button that covers the blade when not in use. The handle is suitable for both left and right handed quilters, making the Fiskars rotary cutter a useful gift for any quilter.

3. Write it Down: The Quilter’s Journal

Write it Down series by Journals Unlimited, Guided Journal, Quilting, The Quilters Journal,...
  • The “Write it Down!” Series by Journals Unlimited features the world’s largest collection of over 65 themed and guided journal titles with something for every age, interest, occasion, or hobby....

The Quilter’s Journal is a perfect gift for quilters who want to document their projects in a scrap-book style.

The journal includes writing prompts to help keep track of progress, and many quilters add small fabric samples to the pages to make things colorful and creative.

Even better, the journal is made of recycled materials, fitting the ethos of quilters who reuse scraps of fabric to create something beautiful.

The sturdy cover of The Quilter’s Journal keeps the pages safe from damage, providing a secure place for quilters to create a file of their crafty projects.

4. Quilting Classic T-Shirt

Quilting T Shirt

There’s nothing cuter than a graphic tee, and this quilting-themed t-shirt is the perfect combination of quirky style and attractive colors. It includes the slogan “Quilting may not solve all your problems but neither will housework”, allowing quilters to show off their love for the craft and look great doing it.

The Quilting Classic T-Shirt is available in a variety of different colors, sizes, and styles to accommodate different body types and personalities of quilters. It’s also constructed from ethically-sourced fabric, which is a must in today’s socially conscious world.

5. When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters

When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters: Survival guide for fixing & finishing any quilting project
  • A guide to help you resolve quilting problems and bring your project back to Life

Joan Ford’s troubleshooting guide combines light humor with practical solutions to common quilting problems.

Inevitably, all quilters will hit some roadblocks and not know what to do, and this guide illustrates simple solutions that benefit both complete beginners and the more seasoned. As well as simple solutions, the guide also includes anecdotes and tips, for the perfect combination of practical and entertaining.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters includes four original project ideas so that quilters can be inspired to put their new skills to good use.

6. 12″ Cutting Ruler

Ruler, New Design 30 cm (12 Inch) Metal Craft Safety Ruler,Light Weight with Folding Safety...
  • PRECISION MEASUREMENTS – Each full metal ruler is designed with inches and centimetres along the shaft, giving crafters more control and accuracy during use.

Precision is essential when making a beautiful quilt and this cutting ruler allows quilters to make precise cuts without the risk of cutting themselves or damaging the fabric. The ruler includes an aluminum straight edge and protective guard to keep hands safe from sharp blades.

It also has a textured base that can grip to fabric and stay still while cutting, further increasing the safety of the tool. Lastly, the 12″ ruler has perfectly accurate, engraved measuring increments, allowing quilters to cut according to their exact needs. This ruler also makes an excellent gift for sewers and seamstresses.

7. The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt

For quilters who also love history, this guide combines historical quilting patterns with the letters that inspired them.

In 1922 The Farmer’s Wife magazine asked readers if they would allow their own daughters to become farmer’s wives based on their own experience. More than 7000 women responded, and this book combines the 42 best letter responses with their accompanying inspired quilting patterns.

The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt is the perfect gift for the quirky quilter in your life, appealing to nostalgia, originality, and the history of the rural United States.

8. Everything Mary Craft Tote

Everything Mary Deluxe Rolling Craft Case, Heather - Papercraft Scrapbook Tote Bag w/Wheels for...
  • Premium Rolling Cart - Our scrapbook storage bags are made strong durable polyester materials

This rolling craft tote is essential for quilters on the go, allowing them to keep their materials organized and easily transport them. It has various compartments for different materials and quilting tools, including an accordion zippered pocket, tool pouches, and multiple smaller pockets.

It has premium construction, handcrafted fabric outer, and smooth wheels that allow you to easily roll the tote. The Everything Mary craft tote is the perfect combination of functionality and attractive, minimalist aesthetics, making it a great gift for quilters who want portability without compromising on design. This would also make a great practical gift for a crafter.

9. Little Quilts and Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps

Even the most efficient quilter will have leftover fabric scraps which they will throw out or keep in storage, not knowing how to use them.

This innovative book is perfect for quilters who are looking for new projects built on the principle of one quilter’s trash is another quilter’s treasure. It includes 30 project ideas for creating quilts and gifts from fabric scraps, for everyone ranging from beginner to advanced level.

Including beautiful color photography and clear instructions, Little Quilts and Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps shows all quilters how to transform their leftovers into gorgeous and inventive new creations.

10. Sew Steady Wish to Quilt Ruler Work Set

For quilters who want to add a little extra to their sewing machine station, the Sew Steady work set provides ample room for cutting and measuring. Designed to work with domestic sewing machines, it includes a table surface for working on projects and multiple measuring rulers including a crosshair ruler and ruler with a 12 inch arc. It also includes handy storage for other tools, with a drawer tray, circle tool, universal grid, and table lock.

Many quilters cut and measure their projects separately from the sewing machine, but this excellent work set by Sew Steady brings everything together.

11. Omnigrid Quilters Travel Case

Omnigrid Quilters Travel case, Black
  • A professional case designed for the traveling quilter

Perfect for the quilter on the go, this quilters travel case by Omnigrid is specifically designed to transport works in progress and associated materials.

It can get overwhelming with all the assorted fabrics and tools, meaning that quilters are wasting time searching for and organizing the parts of their project. However, the inner storage compartment of this case, with pocket and strap dividers, ensures that quilting tools are not mixed together, and the case accommodates quilting squares up to 12 square inches.

The outside of the Omnigrid quilters travel case is sturdy and easily keeps the contents safe and intact in all travel environments.

12. Ackfeld 12” x 14” Quilt Stand

Ackfeld Scroll Single Stand, 12" x 14", Gray
  • Size is determined by displayable space on bottom

A quality quilt stand is a must-have for any proud quilter who wants to show off their projects in their home. It’s designed for smaller quilts up to 15 inches in length and includes a rod pocket holder for easier mounting. The stand itself is constructed from dark grey soldered wire that has been bent into an interesting and attractive design that supplements a quilt without detracting from it.

What we love the most about the Ackfeld quilt stand is the price. At less than $25 it’s an absolute steal and a great gift for quilters who want to display their favorite designs.

13. Wool Pressing Mat for Quilting

This wool pressing mat is perfect for all quilters who want to be able to iron their fabric without going to the ironing board.

The mat is 9 square inches and made of felted wool, which absorbs moisture from the air and creates heat under fabric for wrinkle-free ironing every time without the need for steam. It protects the fabric and is fully portable, perfect for the traveling quilter or just for using away from an ironing board.

The innovative wool pressing board is an essential part of a quilter’s toolbox and ensures seamless and beautiful fabric.

14. Quilt in a Day 12.5” Square Up Ruler

The most beautiful quilts are made of symmetrical squares and this Square Up Ruler helps quilters to measure more accurately and precisely. The square ruler is made up of multiple squares up to 12.5 inches in size, which is suitable for most quilting projects. It has a transparent material and clearly marked size increments, allowing quilters to work directly on top of fabric and see exactly what they’re doing.

This square ruler is also excellent value for money at less than $20. It can form part of a larger gift for quilters that is designed to make their projects more symmetrical and beautiful.

15. Brother Quilting Machine PQ1500SL

Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, PQ1500SL, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7...
  • 1,500 Stitches per minute max sewing speed: Maximum stitching of up to 1,500 stitches per minute allows you to sew and quilt more in less time

For the ultimate quilting gift, this premium quilting machine by Brother is the best of the best. It allows the speediest completion of projects by making up to 1500 stitches per minute, and includes an automatic needle threader and timed automatic thread trimmer to further eliminate any delays.

The PQ1500SL model gives the ultimate control over quilting projects with its knee lifter, foot pressure adjustment, and 4 feed dog settings. All of these features combined leave two hands free to move fabric and ensure that stitches are perfectly straight and accurate.

The machine comes with a 25 year warranty, demonstrating the commitment to quality and durability of the Brother PQ1500SL. This is the perfect gift for a quilter who is seriously invested in the long term pursuit of their projects.

16. Gypsy Quilter Sit Upon

Gypsy Quilter The Gypsy Sit Upon TGQ006
  • Sit comfortably for hours while you quilt, sew, read, drive, craft, and more.

We all know the pressures of an aching back, and quilters and needleworkers spend a lot of time seated while working on projects. This causes an incredible toll on the tailbone and lower back.

You can help relieve some of their pain with this sit upon from Gypsy, specially designed to improve posture, strengthen the core, and reduce aching muscles. The protruding rubber fingers increase blood flow in the body, easing pressure and reducing pain.

The Gypsy sit upon is both inflatable and flexible, allowing quilters and cross stitchers to sit and quilt comfortably for longer periods of time without long term damage to their posture or joints.

17. Quilt Pounce Chalk

Quilt pounce chalk is a great practical gift for quilters who use stencils on their quilt projects. This is great if they like to add embroidery to quilts and need an outline to embroider accurately without damaging the fabric.

The chalk is suitable for all fabrics and washes off easily, removing any trace from the final product. It’s also completely non-toxic, so you don’t need to stress if there are kids or animals in the house.

The 2 ounce bag of chalk is budget-friendly and an essential tool for a versatile quilter and is also make a useful gift idea for embroiderers.

18. Steamfast Mini Steam Iron SF-717

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The Steamfast SF-717 is a pint-sized steam iron that packs a real punch. Perfect for quilters that work quickly, its water tank heats in just 15 seconds for the speediest possible ironing.

It comes with 420 watts of power and 3 temperature settings, which can remove wrinkles even from the trickiest of fabrics. Its lightweight nature and dual voltage capability makes it perfect for traveling, and a long extension cord allows quilters to work from wherever is comfortable.

This Steamfast mini steam iron is perfect for the quilter in your life who values speed, efficiency, and simplicity.

19. Brother FB1757T Sewing Machine with Quilt Extension Table

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The Brother FB1757T is a great budget-friendly machine that can handle all a quilter’s sewing needs. It’s very user-friendly, with 17 built-in sewing stitches, a buttonhole function, simplified blind hem stitch, and simplified bobbin winding system. It also makes quilters’ projects easier with a brightly lit work area, adjustable tension control, and easy threading.

This sewing machine is specially designed for quilters with an extendable table that can accommodate the larger fabric size and allow easy stitching. If you know a quilter who is struggling to complete their projects on an inferior sewing machine, treat them to the Brother FB1757T and watch their craft shine.

20. Better Homes and Gardens: Complete Guide to Quilting

If we had to name a Bible for quilters, it would be this complete guide by Better Homes and Gardens. At a whopping 352 pages and including more than 750 photos, this comprehensive guide includes all topics related to quilting.

These range from designing blocks, to appliqueing, binding, and finishing. Including how to-instructions and an incredible wealth of knowledge, this guide is perfect for starting off beginners or developing the skills of more experienced quilters.

There’s no need for many quilting guides when you have it all in one place with the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting!

21. ARTEZA Self-Healing Rotary Cutting Mat

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  • Tackle Any Cutting Task: Looking for affordable, high-quality cutting mats? Ours is ideal for cutting an array of materials for sewing, arts and crafts, and school and work projects.

If the quilter in your life likes to cut their fabric with a rotary knife, the ARTEZA rotary cutting mat is the perfect companion for safer cutting and greater efficiency. It has a measuring grid printed onto the surface, allowing you to measure along as you cut or to double check measurements.

The self-healing surface protects your table from the damage that can come from a rotary knife and absorbs the cuts without dulling the blade, allowing for precise cuts in the long term. The ARTEZA self-healing rotary mat is also non-slip, avoiding any potential accidents.

22. Flynn Multi-Frame Quilting System

Flynn Multi-Frame Quilting System
  • Includes two roller pipes made of PVC, three fiberglass rods for rolling the quilt easily and smoothly, side tension ribbons and three muslin leaders

This multi-frame quilting system by Flynn is perfect for creating tension while sewing, to ensure that stitches are straight and the fabric doesn’t roll back.

The design of PVC roller pipes and fiberglass rolling rods keeps fabric taut more effectively than pins, and its adjustable nature makes it compatible with any sewing machine and different sizes of fabrics. This system is most effective for quilters who like to create smaller projects like wall hangings or baby quilts, and simply makes the job easier.

Simplicity and effectiveness are music to the ears of quilting enthusiasts, and the Flynn Multi-Frame Quilting System does just the trick!

23. Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit

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Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit - Fits All Sewing Machines!
  • EASY INSTALL - Clean your machine thoroughly , dry and then install , Complete Kit , Easy Do it Yourself Installed in minutes!

Many quilters have less than perfect vision, whether they’re more advanced in age or simply have to wear strong glasses. A well-lit workspace is essential for ensuring accuracy and avoiding accidents, and this LED lighting kit can attach to most quilting machines.

It can easily be attached to the machine with the adhesive backing and provides extra light as needed.

24. Quiltmaker’s 1000 Blocks

If the quilter in your life is looking for inspiration, this guide by Quiltmaker has every design block imaginable. Ranging from classic to contemporary and everything in between, there are 1000 different designs to inspire any kind of quilter.

The guide includes full explanations of each block, allowing quilters of all levels to get started. The variety of techniques used will also challenge even the most experienced quilter.

If your loved one has been complaining that they don’t know what to make next, we are sure they will find something inspirational in the Quiltmaker’s 1000 Blocks guide!

25. Telescoping Quilting and Sewing Mirror

For quilters who have mobility issues or chronic pain, the telescoping quilting and sewing mirror can be an absolute back-saver.

It can extend up to 27 inches in length, allowing quilters to check stitches from the other end of the quilt without having to pick it up and pull it towards them.

The telescopic quilting mirror is large and easy to see the reflection, making quilting even more accessible to everyone.

26. The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color

A common frustration of quilters is not knowing quite how to put different colors together. This guide by Rachel Hauser walks quilters through 14 different exercises to learn color theory and develop a better eye for the relationship between colors.

It includes color cards to show which colors work well together, helping quilters to improve their patterns and develop amazing new designs for their own blocks. This guide is great too in that it treats colors thematically, including work with seasonal colors and telling a story.

The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color helps quilters to learn how to create an emotional story with their work and produce the most beautiful results.

27. Creative Grids Quilting Ruler Circles

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler Circles (5 Discs with Grips) Quilt Ruler - CGRCRCL
  • This circle set includes templates in five different sizes: 2-1/2; 3-1/2; 4-1/2; 5-1/2 and 6-1/2 inches.

Cutting and measuring circles can be a huge pain and these quilting ruler circles by Creative Grids simplify the process. They have non-slip grips that can easily grab on fabric and facilitate accurate cutting, with circles in 5 different sizes from 2 ½ inches to 6 ½ inches.

These quilting ruler circles are designed for styles like Japanese patchwork, Yo-Yo’s, applique, or for measuring curves and circles in other quilt styles. If the quilter in your life likes to play around with different shapes and circles, these quilting ruler circles can be a great addition to their toolkit.

28. Bobauna Quilting Bracelet

bobauna Quilting Bracelet When Life Gives You Scraps Make Quilts With Sewing Machine Scissors Charm...
  • Material:Stainless steel and alloy, they are lead free and nickel free. Stainless steel is hypo allergenic, it doesn’t rust, change colour or tarnish.

This whimsical charm bracelet is for the quilter who loves their craft and isn’t afraid to show it.

It includes a When life gives you scraps, make quilts tag, a sewing machine, a spool of thread, and scissors charms.

The stainless steel is hypoallergenic, suitable for even the most sensitive skin, and the one-size-fits-all bangle can be adjusted to any wrist size.

This quilting bracelet is perfect for any quilter who wants to show off their passion in a classy and oh sew cute way!

29. Golden Threads Quilting Paper

Some quilters love to trace their patterns before cutting, but other paper types are often too flimsy and breakable.

This quilting-specific paper overcomes this problem by providing a stable surface for the fabric that can be easily torn away after it has served its function.

The Golden Threads quilting paper measures 12 inches by 20 yards, making it compatible with many quilting projects and an essential addition to the fabric cupboard.

Best Gifts for Quilters of All Interests

Quilters are united in their love for the craft, but come from a variety of different backgrounds, skill levels, and personal style.

However, all quilters are united in their need for quality tools and inspiration for how to make the most innovative and beautiful quilts.

You may have been asking yourself what you could buy for them, but this collection of gifts for quilters shows that there’s something for everyone!