What is more fun than browsing through a QUILT SHOP? It’s just about my favorite way to spend an hour or two. This is only a fraction of the items at FABRIC FAIR, a shop here in Seward. Now, couldn’t you just spend a few hours there and start your Christmas shopping?A couple of years ago I made up a Christmas shopping gift list for quilters for the December article here on Suite 101. Maybe it’s time to add a few more items to consider as gifts for family, friends, or – – – even yourself.
Cotton Candy Quilts- Mary Mashuta 2001, C&T; Publishing
101 Nine Patch Quilts – Marti Michell 2000, American School of Needlework
Mariner’s Compass Quilts- Judy Mathieson 1995, American School of Needlework
Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party – 1998 (Publisher?)
McCalls Vintage Quilts – not a book, but I like this magazine very much
Wooden iron – small wood shape to crease a seam or two.
Olfa circle cutter
Olfa Ergonomic rotary cutter – easier on the hand and wrist
Rotary Blade Sharpener – I find this item very useful
O weights – help keep fabric from sliding away
Clover min-iron with stand – This tiny iron is handy for pressing seams but watch out! that little thing gets HOT.
Folding seam ripper (no top needed)
Marking pencils (I saw a pkg of 2 chalk pencils, white and silver)
Collectible needle packet by Dritz – great covers
1/4 inch seam foot (Put this at the top of your list if you don’t have this foot)
Walking foot/even feed foot (another item for the top of the list)
Gift Certificate to a quilt shop
Omnigrid Travel Set (8 x 11 mat and 3 sizes of rulers, great to “take along”)
Magnetic pin holder
Sliding Stencils (new)
Current copy of favorite quilt magazine or a subscription
And for YOURSELF – That new sewing machine you’ve been wanting for so long. Several companies have special quilting and embroidery models that are to die for!!!