All-Occasion Gifts for Quilters

Quilters like all sorts of practical quilting gifts. Patterns make ideal gifts any time of the year. Choose an assortment of quilt patterns for quilter’s gift baskets.

JWD Publishing is a leading quilt pattern company, and has designs to suit every taste. The following JWD patterns make especially suitable gifts.

Northern Lights Pattern

For novice quilters, the Northern Lights quilt pattern by Joen Wolfrom Designs is a perfect choice. This easy, strip pieced, radiant style quilt is quick and easy. The pattern has instructions for four sizes ranging from wall hangings to twin bed quilts.

It features a rich prism of solid colors that include cool blues and rich purples as well as pinks, oranges, and a touch of yellow. These are arranged in a delightful zigzag fashion.

Memories of Monet

Also by Joen Wolfrom Designs, this depicts an exquisite stained glass window. It is suitable for beginners with some prior quilting experience. This simple and easy pieced design features two-block quilts. They’re made from easy triangles and squares. The pattern has instructions for three sizes—a wall hanging, coverlet, and a twin bed quilt.

On the Road Again

This is part of the Legacy Quilts series by Ricky Tims. He received a Best of Show for this design. This clever quilt is made from easy squares and large triangles. It is recommended for anyone with some quilting experience. This exquisite design features instructions for two sizes (wall/twin and double/queen).

It is made from five solids and prints in a range of lights and darks. The designer started with the Road to St. Louis pattern and rearranged the blocks so that the light colored ones swirl around the darker colors. The borders are dark blue and red.

The Ninepatchers-A Family Reunion

This design is part of the Giggle Leaps quilt series by Mickey Depre. This appliqué pattern is suitable for those with some prior quilting experience. It features a list of fabrics and supplies for a 33 by 40½ inch wall hanging.

The beige batik center is appliquéd with Depre’s whimsical, bug-eyed, gangly, misshapen Ninepatchers. They’re enjoying themselves greatly as they gather for a group photo. The outer pieced borders are made with easy squares. There is also an inner border of green batik.

All of these JWD quilt patterns feature a fabric chart and cutting charts for each size along with layouts and placement charts. There are easy to follow, illustrated instructions from start to finish. These contain full size templates. The designers also include in-depth tips on choosing fabrics.

Charm Pack Quilt Patterns

For stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and the like, keep a collection of the Oh Sew Charming! JWD mini-quilt patterns on hand. By leading designers, these are suitable for beginners. They feature small wall quilts made with five inch fabric squares.

Each pattern includes a fabric chart, cutting and placement chart, and complete illustrated directions from beginning to end. These have full size templates.

The collection includes Nine-Patch Charm Walk by Larisa Key. This easy pieced quilt features rich browns and maroons along with a pleasing mix of blues and beige.

The Popsicle Treat Oh Sew Charming! quilt pattern by Alex Anderson is an easy pieced and appliquéd design with popsicles. The piecing is done with rectangles and squares. The blocks are sage green, red, and blue with medium blue prints for the borders.

Hot Iron Travel Bag Pattern

JWD has also released a bag pattern that will be helpful for crafters who travel with their iron. This item is suitable for sewers, quilters, paper crafters, and others. The Quickie Chicks’ Sole Cool Hot Iron bag offers a safe way to comfortably carry a hot iron.

This handy, pieced, lined bag has a tab and flap closure. The strap is fabric. Two color versions are shown.

This pattern is recommended for those with some prior sewing experience. The bag has a layer of heat-resistant Insul-Bright, manufactured by The Warm Co. as well as a layer of cotton batting.

This features a fabric chart, cutting chart, and full size templates for the small and large bags. It includes tips on choosing fabrics. There are complete, easy to follow, illustrated cutting and sewing instructions. There are also some safety tips on traveling with a hot iron.