When Santa shops for quilting stocking stuffers, there are some go-to items he can always reach for. Here are some of the best last-minute stocking stuffers for quilters.
45mm Rotary Blades
Quilters need to replace their blades regularly, and most don’t. Not because they don’t want to, but because they forget to keep them on hand. Tuck some replacement blades in their stocking this year to keep them cutting safely in 2015.
Sewing Machine Needles
Having a needle break without a replacement handy is every quilter’s nightmare. Needles are inexpensive to purchase, and make a great stocking stuffer! The needle display might be intimidating for a non-quilter, but don’t worry! Pick up some Sharps. They are great for piecing, which every quilter does a lot of.
A Seam Ripper
Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good… and also knows how much seam ripping the average quilter does! Though the small plastic seam rippers are fine for small jobs, indulge your quilter with a quality seam ripper. Look for one with a larger handle that will be comfortable to hold through large jobs.
Pre-cut fabric bundles
Look for pre-cut fabrics by your quilter’s favorite designers. You can purchase a charm pack (5″ squares) for less than $10. Mini charms (2.5″ squares) can be purchased for even less!
Quilters can never have enough rulers! Ask at your quilter’s favorite quilt shop for any new or fun rulers that they have in stock. Mini rulers like the mini Hex-n-more ruler by JayBird quilts are fun little stocking stuffers – and you can purchase complimentary patterns as well! If you’re looking for something a little different, check out the double diamond ruler – a fun way to embellish quilts and bags.
For the quilter that has been extra good this year, a new pair of fabric shears is a splurge they will love to find in their stocking! A quilter always needs a pair of fabric shears close at hand. Pair the fabric shears with some thread snips for a duo that will fill their stocking nicely.
Gift Card or Gift Certificate
If you’re worried you’ll buy the wrong thing, most quilt shops offer gift cards or gift certificates. Tuck one in your quilter’s stocking to give her the quilting gift she really wants… an excuse to buy more fabric!
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