If you are reading this in mid-December or later, you have waited too long to find a gift for that quilter sister, friend, whoever. But I guess you know that! I searched through catalogs for a few items you can probably find in your favorite quilt shop or, if it’s not TOO late, on the internet. I pretty well covered items I would like for myself in last year’s list. Some are repeats (favorites) but maybe you will find some new ones so here we go:
Paper-Pieced Bed Quilts – Jodie Davis 2001
Hand Applique with Alex Anderson 2001
Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilts – Carol Doak
Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter – Rosemary Wilkinson 2002
The Simple Joys of Quilting – Hanson and Hickey 2001
And my new ebook (above)Quilts Like Grandma Made – Jeanne Walsh
Pack of thin long quilting pins
Safety pins for sandwiching quilts
Pack of bobbins
Bobbin thread holders
Bobbin saver (plastic ring to hold bobbins)
Gift certificate from fabric shop
Current issue of quilt magazine
Packaged pattern (hobby, rooster, pets, etc.)
Packet of FQs Pigma Pens
Large spools quilting thread
Photo Transfer paper
Electric Quilt (computer software)
There’s a broad price range in these gift suggestions. Most items can be found in a quilt or fabric shop.
For yourself, hint, hint to DH, that last item under “Miscellaneous” is a lot of fun to play around with. Dare I suggest a new sewing machine? (Janome has just introduced 3 new Quilter’s Companion models that are very nice) I imagine you thought of these things for yourself before I mentioned them!
Another valuable quilting aid is a good lamp. How often have you complained about the light in your sewing room or by your favorite chair?
There’s still time to make a table cover, tree skirt or wall hanging from the Christmas panels in the shops. I usually buy those at reduced priced at the end of the season and they are right there in my stash for Christmas making the next year. Often there is a new one on display early in the season that I just can’t resist. Matching fabrics for front and back can be machine quilted for pillows or a Christmas couch throw for your own home.