29 Quintessential Gifts For Quilters In 2020

Article by Anna Smith. Last Updated: Monday, Jan 27, 2020.

Quilters are a special type, providing love and warmth in a form that’s beautiful and can be treasured forever. There’s no end of supplies, tools, books and other gifts that they can make use of, not to mention the mountain of fabric they’ve almost certainly got stashed away somewhere. If you’re looking for great gifts for your favorite quilter, good news!

We’ve rounded up dozens of practical and thoughtful gifts for quilters that will help them enjoy their favorite hobby. Read on for gift ideas like supplies, tools, books and more!

Quilting Sets and Machines

  • An Accuquilt Cutter
  • These electric cutters are probably at the top of her wish list (even if she doesn’t know it yet). They accurately cut up to 6 layers of fabric at a time, and work at the press of a button! It folds up for use on the go, and will help increase both speed and precision in all of her cuts.


  • Beginner's Quilting Kit
  • Everything you need - all in one box. You don't even have to have a sewing machine! The tools, pattern and instructions all work for hand sewing just as easily as machine sewing. This kit creates 4 blocks that can be later used for a wall-hanging, table-topper, or part of a quilt. Once these blocks are complete, you will know whether you love quilting or not!


  • A Quilting Subscription Box
  • Whether you’re a confident beginner or a seasoned quilter, Patchwork Parcel will satisfy your creative muse. The Quilt Kit has all you need to complete a small quilt project and the Fabric Bundles contain 4 coordinating fabrics + a pattern. Subscriptions start at $24.95/month with discounts for 3 and 6-month plans and can be cancelled at any time.


  • Vintage Sewing Basket Kit
  • This box organizer is made of durable wood material, and features a sturdy bottom and poly wrapped handle. The outer part is lined with soft cotton fabric, and it measures 10.8 by 6.7 by 5.7 inches. Hold all of the supplies and items you'll find in the average quilter's stash, like pins, needles, and more so they can find them when they want them!


  • EverSewn Ultimate Starter Kit
  • This gift bundle contains 14 of the most heavily used items in every kit for professionals and beginners alike. It has everything they'll require to get started, or just to provide upgrades to their old gear. When you're looking for awesome quilting gift ideas, this one is definitely worth your consideration!


  • Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine
  • This user-friendly and portable machine offers a wide range of features at an affordable price. The CS6000i features 60 built-in stitches, including decorative stitches and 7 styles of one-step buttonholes. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine has been engineered for ease of use. A simple-to-view backlit LCD display, an automatic needle threader, easy-to-follow threading diagrams, and an adjustable sewing speed control system are all included.


  • Multi-Frame Quilting System
  • Keep your quilt at the proper tension with the Flynn Multi-Frame Quilting System. Use this 3-roll frame with your sewing machine for no-baste free motion machine quilting, or hold it in your lap for hand quilting. Includes two roller pipes made of PVC, three fiberglass rods for rolling the quilt easily and smoothly, side tension ribbons, three muslin leaders, plus an instructional DVD. A wonderful gift she's sure to love!


Quilting Tools and Supplies

  • Quilters Ruler & Non Slip Rings
  • Ready to cut your squares & other fabric shapes more precisely & accurately without putting in extra time & effort? Try this Rulers Kit from Arteza. Designed right here in America, it gives you precision cuts - quickly & easily - using either straight-edge or rotary cutters. If she doesn't have one yet, it's a no-brainier gift!


  • Rotary Cutter & 6 Replacement Blades
  • Your favorite quilter will love you if they don't already have one of these cutting wheels (or they just want an upgrade). They cut easily and ergonomically, and are much more precise than scissors. The package contains one 60mm rotary cutter with six replacement blades. The blades are made from SKS-7 tungsten Japanese steel.


  • Rotary Cutter Replacement Blades
  • Love the gift idea above, but they already have the tool? There's a good chance they're running old blades or don't swap them as much as they should. This pack is an ideal gift for quilters, and fits most brand name tools.


  • Fabric Marking Pens
  • Previously, seamstresses and tailors relied on several marking methods to tackle an array of fabrics. Transferring patterns to light colored fabric called for a tracing wheel and paper, while dark fabrics like denim required a soapstone marking pencil or chalk. This 4-color gel fabric marking pens set lets you apply crisp, clear lines to almost any fabric and then erase them with your clothing iron. The revolutionary thermo-sensitive ink vanishes from sight, leaving your quilt or sewing project free of lines and unsightly ghost marks.


  • Double Suction Cup Ruler Grip
  • The Omnigrid Double Suction Cup Ruler Grip features a comfortable grip handle and two large suction cups with handy lock and release levers. Just press the suction cups to any plastic ruler with a smooth surface and then flip the levers to lock the ruler grip in place. Easily and quickly move ruler and hold in the exact position needed with a slight pressure. This grip protects hands and fingers from cuts.


  • Quilting Scissors Bundle
  • This bundle of cutting tools was created for professionals and sewing enthusiasts alike. The NANO Tip point of the shears is specially crafted for embroidery and detail work, and the rubberized comfort grip handles allow the user to craft without pinching or rubbing. The 8.5 inch fabric scissors cut through multiple layers of fabric easily. The Thread Snips offer a fine tip for precise cuts, ensuring final products are clean and tatter-free.


Quilting Clothes and Accessories

  • When Life Gives Scraps Nicklace
  • If your friend loves to quilt, this fun necklace is a great gift that will surely bring a smile to her face. The glass pendant necklace comes with a beautifully detailed zinc alloy bronze-colored sewing machine charm, and a clear glass bead. It's a distinctive piece of quilter's jewelry designed by Gutsy Goodness.


  • Vintage Sewing Machine T-Shirt
  • Perfect for any seamstress, this cute shirt features sewing and quilting supplies arranged in the shape of a vintage sewing machine. It's a perfect gift for any quilter, and they'll love receiving it on a Birthday, Christmas, Valentines, or any other time.


  • Quilting And A Whole Lot Of Jesus T-Shirt
  • Another great Quilting T-Shirt, this one reads 'All I need today is a little bit of quilting and a whole lot of Jesus." Perfect for the church sewing circle, or any day of the week! Features vibrant colored quilt swatches arranged as a cross with the text completing the image.


  • Harmless Hobby T-Shirt
  • Every great quilter can relate to this T-Shirt. It reads "It started out as a harmless hobby, I had no idea it would come to this." If your favorite quilter has a sizable stash of fabric and other supplies somewhere in their home, consider this awesome shirt for whatever gift occasion is coming up next!


  • Coffee and Quilting T-Shirt
  • Does she love quilting almost as much as coffee (or vice-versa)? Consider this excellent T-Shrit that reads "There's more to life than Quilting - There's also Coffee".


  • Quilting Charm Bracelet
  • This gorgeous bangle bracelet is the perfect gift for you or someone special. It features a central stamped heart that reads "I (heart) Quilting" along with a number of small charms. The bracelet comes in a protective bag to keep it protected during shipping.


  • Sewing Charms Collection
  • This gift pack features 14 unique sewing related designs (5 pieces of each in the set). If she loves charm bracelets or necklaces, this is a great gift idea! From scissors to yarn to sewing machines, this kit has them all!


  • Vintage Sewing Machine Brooch
  • This brooch features beautiful stones inlaid on a vintage sewing machine. If your favorite quilter loves a fancy brooch or pin now and then, you should definitely consider this great gift!


Quilting Books

  • Simple Geometric Quilting
  • Breathe some fresh air into your quilts with 20 stunning contemporary projects from designer Laura Preston. Using simple shapes and solid colors, Laura’s method helps them lean to streamline the traditional quilting process for beautiful quilts in less time. Quilt tops come together quickly with large-scale cuts of fabric and as little piecing as possible, making these projects perfect for beginners.


  • Quilter's Pre-cut Companion
  • Are you crazy for pre-cuts? These folks are! With over 30 pre-cut friendly blocks, and all the reference information you could need at your fingertips, you are going to love this book. From 3 easy ways to make half-square triangles, to time saving tips and tricks, you can sew up your Jelly Rolls, Turnovers, or Charm packs right now.


  • Organic Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book
  • Let Mother Nature inspire you! Best-selling author Amanda Murphy (Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and Ruler-work Quilting Idea Book) shares the next book in her free-motion quilting series, packed with exciting new motifs. This handy guide provides over one hundred original ideas inspired by the elements—water, air, stones, fire, and more.


  • American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Subscription
  • From the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens, this magazine is a must have subscription! Quilting projects with full-size patterns, easy-to-follow instructions and inspiration for quilters of all skill levels. Every pattern is quilt-tested for your guaranteed success!


  • Quilting For Dummies
  • Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items! Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt, to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home.


  • Four Centuries of Quilts
  • Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details.


  • First-Time Quilt-making
  • A great gift choice for the first-timer, First-Time Quilt-making is also a great guide for introductory quilting classes. This book includes instruction on rotary cutting, sewing accurate seams, piecing basic blocks, and assembling and finishing the quilt top. Plus, instructions to add the binding, a sleeve for hanging, and a personalized label!


  • Quilting Block and Pattern-a-Day 2020 Calendar
  • She'll be thrilled with this calendar’s 300-plus patterns that include holiday and seasonal designs for quilts, banners, and more! The author, Debby Kratovil, teaches several workshops each year in various U.S. cities at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. She has also written books and hundreds of magazine articles.


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