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Kimberly’s Holiday Gift Guide for Cross Stitchers

Christmas is just around the corner! I feel the holidays should be spent with family and friends, not buzzing around finding last-minute gifts. If you’re still trying to decide what to gift your crafty friends who love cross stitching, look no further. These gift ideas for cross stitchers start with everything needed to get stitching and round out with different notions that will add fun and flair to stitching projects.

You can shop my Cross Stitch Holiday Gift Guide, full of my personal favorite cross stitch notions that double as great holiday gifts!

Cross Stitch Organization

For me cross stitch organization isn’t just essential – it’s also really fun! A storage staple for me is the Floss ’n Store Acrylic Storage Box. Keeping track of the supplies you’re using is also made easy with our exclusive Mad for Plaid Project Bags and Lori’s Stitch Card Boxes.

Cross Stitch Cloth

I totally believe that you can never have too much cross stitch cloth! When it comes to what I use, I’m on Team 14 Count Aida and stitch almost exclusively on it. With Stitching with the Housewives patterns, I almost always use Chalkboard Black 14 Count Aida. This year I’ve also been loving stitching on White, Platinum, Marbled White Pine Board, and Oatmeal!

Stocking Stuffers

To start cross stitching all you need is three things: a needle, floss, and some cloth. That said, over time, I’ve gathered other notions that make my stitching experience easier and more enjoyable. Flossbities are one of those things! My favorites this time of the year are the Santa Baby Flossbities Floss Drops. Another favorite is my Cross Stitch Journal which helps me keep everything I’m stitching organized in one place. My go-to pair of stitching scissors, the 3.5″ Sweet Snips, is another stocking stuffer cross stitchers are sure to love. Last, you can’t go wrong with a Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate, so they can choose for themselves!

Must-Have Cross Stitch Notions

Okay, now for my favorite part – the things that I didn’t know I needed till I had them! Cross Stitch Line Keepers always help me keep track of my stitches, especially when working on larger patterns. Some cross stitch needles I like are the size 26 and 28 EdMar Cross Stitch and Tapestry Needles. A few other notions that I like to keep with my cross stitches are Lori’s Bitty Design Boards, my Library Card Label Packs, and my Cross Stitch Key!

Cross Stitch Patterns

They say “the more, the merrier!” That’s true of patterns too. I love that Lori’s Stitch Card Club is a gift that keeps giving. Getting new Stitch Card Sets every quarter is so exciting! Another pattern that I’ve been loving this year is Fall on the Farm from Little House Needleworks.

Subscriptions for All

Subscriptions are the gifts that keep giving all year long! Sew Sampler delivers quilt fabric, tools, and exclusive patterns to your loved one’s door every month. Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Charm Pack Club is a precut-focused club that delivers four of our favorite Moda collections monthly. If you’re looking for something a little more seasonal for cross stitch fans, I love Stitch Quarterly and the cross stitch patterns that come in it along with everything else!

Gift Guide for Quilters

And that’s my list! I hope you find it helpful during your holiday hunt! For my quilty crew, I haven’t forgotten you! Check out yesterday’s Quilting Holiday Gift Guide on the blog for some gift ideas, or head over to the Quilting Holiday Gift Guide and Cross Stitch Holiday Gift Guide at Fat Quarter Shop.

Please join me on Wednesday, November 9, on Fat Quarter Shop’s FlossTube channel, to see more on these items PLUS some holiday cross stitch projects!

Holiday Wish List

Already have some items in mind that you hope to see on Christmas morning? We have the perfect tool for you! Add items to your Wish List! Watch this video to find out how!

Here’s hoping Santa brings you everything on your wish list!

Share with #FQSGiftGuide

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

You can enter to win some of these holiday gifts by participating below.

  1. A $150 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate
  2. The Cross Stitch Journal by It’s Sew Emma
  3. Cross Stitch Key by It’s Sew Emma
  4. Cross Stitch Line Keepers by It’s Sew Emma
  5. Denim, Red, and Teal Stitch Card Boxes by Lori Holt
  6. Mad for Plaid Project Bags by It’s Sew Emma
  7. Complete set of A – N Stitch Cards by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
  8. Sweet Snips 3.5″ Fabric Scissors

Enter your email or sign in with Facebook to get started and earn entries by completing the actions below! The giveaway ends on Monday, November 14, at 11:59 PM CT. The winner will be notified by email. Good luck!

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You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway and share your favorite products with #FQSGiftGuide.

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  1. I can always find what I am looking for at Fat Quarter Shop and even things I didn’t know I needed. Cross Stitch and Quilting are my favorite pass times.

  2. Love seeing the Lori’s new stitch cards and the next Stitch Quarterly box every quarter. The Fall is in the Air pattern is my absolute favorite! So cute!

  3. I have cross-stitched for a lot of years but am always looking to something new or catch up on the latest ideas.

  4. I always buy myself a few of these FQS quilting and cross stitching items for Christmas to put under the tree from “Santa” 🥰

  5. Definitely adding line keepers to my list (love them!) and seriously considering the stitch quarterly box!!

  6. Love all of these stitch goodies! The Mad for Plaid bags are so good for kitting up a project!

  7. I love anything cross-stitch and am new to this part of the Fat Quarter Shop Website. The holiday gift guide has some great gifts!

  8. I love seeing your lists every year! Many times I forget about things I wanted tell family about when they ask, and I always send them your list! Thanks for being amazing as always! FQS is the BEST!!!

  9. I sure need those Cross Stitch Line Keepers! The pattern I’m stitching now is very small and it’s been a challenge.

  10. Thanks for making me aware of some new items that I didn’t know I would be interested in trying. I always look forward to FQS emails.

  11. Fantastic gifts! I would love to win any of them. I’m a member of the quarterly box but would love THe Housewives box.
    Thanks for your generosity.

  12. I have a long wish list at Fat Quarter Shop! It’s my go-to shop for all things cross stitch.

  13. Love your free patterns and videos! The Stitch Quarterly subscription would be a great gift.

  14. What great lists! I’ll pass it all along to my husband, who never knows what to get me!

  15. Whew! Just got into the Classic Colorworks floss club! I also love the Stitch Quarterly – such a nice gift every three months!
    Keeo uo the great work – love your Fat Quarter Shop!

  16. Love all of your suggestions! I already have some of the items but will be putting some of the others on my list.
    Thanks Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop (my favorite place to shop).

  17. I’m just starting to get back into cross stitch with Farmhouse Christmas by Little House Needleworks. There’s some great ideas in here for gifts!

  18. I really could use the acrylic organizer and the gift certificates!!! Will def pass this on to my kids…;)

  19. I love quilting and cross stitch! They both are my source of fun as well as relacation. I recently got back into cross stitch after taking a very long break and now I enjoy it more than ever. I can’t get enough fabric or patterns. 🙂

  20. I’m loving cross stitching so much I’ve put my other hobbies to the back burner. I never thought I’d ever cross stitch but now I’m hooked. Your videos have helped a lot to give me the confidence I needed to get started. Thanks for all that y’all do for this community.

  21. Dear FQS:
    I love Lori’s stitch cards. I have quite a few and make mini-pillows for different seasons. I am currently working on the fall blackbird!

  22. What a lovely assortment of needful things! I always try to have two or three cross-stitch projects going,in addition to my quilting!

  23. Love all your videos and great tutorials for stitching and quilting! Thank you for all you and your team do. Tracy

  24. I added the Cross Stitch Journal to my list this year. Always have FQS Gift Certificates on my list – easy for my hubby to buy and easier for me to spend!! 🙂

  25. It has been so much fun getting back into cross stitch after such a long hiatus and I have enjoyed FQS as a trusted resource. Thanks!

  26. I was just packing up some things for a day trip tomorrow. Project bags would have been nice to have, with maybe some Lori Holt stitch cards!

  27. I would pick a Fat quarter shop gift card. I haven’t cross stitched in years and would want a kit as I would be starting from scratch.

  28. Love my purchases from FQ Shop and have started cross stitching again! What’s stitchy on my Christmas wish list is more and more floss!! And I know just where to get it!!

  29. I am new to cross stitching and would love any of these ideas. I don’t know how Kimberly gets so much done with cross stitching and quilting. She is my hero.😊

  30. I do not do wish list’s, family not that interested in hobbies I like.
    This is a fantastic give away, lucky to the one that wins.

  31. Love Fat Quarter Shop! I would love to get a gift card so I pick out my own gifts!

  32. This is so helpful resend to my husband and other present-givers! Planning on making a couple of travel wallets now that the p\nemic has passed & wecan travel again!

  33. Thanks to all your inspiring videos, I’ve gotten back into cross stitch. You make it look doable and fun.

  34. You all are so awesome. Not only do you have everything I need, but you’re always doing free projects. I look forward everyday to see what’s new! Thank you!!

  35. I am so enjoying the YouTube videos. They draw me in and give some good sewing time as I watch. I appreciate your explicitness and preciseness and your commitment to your family.

  36. I have never seen those line keepers before. I am definitely going to get some. Great ideaa

  37. Loved all your suggestions on the Holiday lists for both quilters and cross-stitchers. I like to make little pincushions from left over charm packs. Then put in some scissors and some nice hand sewing needles.
    But now I love making WIP Project bags ever since I watched your
    U-tube video. So alot of my sewing and quilting friends are going to get
    them for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  38. I love all your ideas. I need something to organise my threads. It takes me a long time to see if I need to buy thread when starting a new pattern.

  39. Great gift ideas. Looking forward to cross stitching again! It has been many years since I cross stitched. Love the portability of cross stitch!

  40. I’ve misplaced my Cross Stitch Key so a new one is required! It is definitely something I didn’t know I would use so much until I had one 😂

  41. Lori Holt’s Stitch Cards and Mad for Plaid project bags are on my wish list. I love the Jolly Housewives t-shirt too!

  42. My wishlist is expanding all the time with all the pretties you sell! I am hoping to get a gift card for Christmas!

  43. Wow. Love everything on the wish list. Sweet snips are handy little scissors. Get stocking stuffer!

  44. I love these ideas. I didn’t know some of them existed! I love adding new tools for my hobbies.

  45. I have just gotten back into cross-stitch so I have everything on my Christmas list. I really would love all Lori Holt’s stitch cards.
    I do have a pair of the snips, but you can never have to many of those.
    Bonus for me is the hubby loves when I hand him my wish list not only for Christmas but for my birthday in January too.

  46. I would love to add some cross stitch patterns to my very small collection as I just got back into cross stitching last year and haven’t been able to afford much! My 11 year old daughter is also learning to sew and cross stitch, so I’d love to share with her!

  47. Gift cards are high on my list. I’m always buying patterns. Would like to build my classic color works stash too.

  48. I love the little house needleworks patterns, especially the fall on the farm. That set is definitely on my wishlist!

  49. I am excited for the new cardinal pattern by Plum Street…just waiting to be notified that it is back in stock. Thank you FQS!

  50. I have a lot of items on my Wishlist, but would especially like the red Bohin Soft Touch Baby Scissors since I collect embroidery scissors. I also have listed the new Tart Tin Ornament Pack and Sticky Circles.

  51. Ooh! The Chicken Club looks fun. FQS has lots of handy notions for quilters and stitchers.

  52. I’m loving Stitch Quarterly! Plus I’m signed up for the Stitching with the Housewives Club. The Sweet Snips are my favorite scissors!

  53. Love the great fabric choices you offer for cross stitch. And I’ve gotten back into quilting too! Great YouTube channels!

  54. I have so many patterns on my wish list!!!! I’m looking forward to the next set of Lori Holt stitch cards, and I really want to make fall on the farm 😍🐑

  55. ohemgeeeeee! I want all the things! I always request gift certificates to FQS for the holidays!

  56. I just started cross stitching this year so my list is FULL of all kinds of cross stitching supplies, but especially needle minders!

  57. Oh! Too many things to name that I want on my Christmas wishlist! Can never go wrong with cloth and floss, tho!

  58. I love how easy it is to shop with FQS! Wish lists are one of my favorite features! ♥️

  59. Love many of the suggestions, however, if I have to only pick a few they would be the stitch cards, new ornament pattern, and I can always use more fabric.

  60. Lots of great gift ideas for both cross stitch and quilting. I was already thinking about the gift certificate idea as a suggestion to my kids as a gift idea for me. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  61. I definitely need a cross stitch key, and one of the acrylic storage boxes would help organize my space.

  62. I am very new to cross stitch and I need to get more organized with patterns so I’m going to get some of Lori’s boxes and the Christmas floss drops are great! Love your videos.

  63. I’d love the acrylic storage box and some more mad for plaid bags. I can never have too much storage. x

  64. I love your shop. You are always introducing new things to me and I love them all. Your holiday quilt boxes are amazing and I always order the holiday boxes as they have unique things in them. Thanks for always exploring the world of quilting and cross stitch to bring us such great items.

  65. I still need to complete my guide and hope my daughter will make use of it. She always tries to buy me practical gifts like air fryers, humidifiers, pjs, etc. I would rather receive cross stitch floss, patterns and other things cross stitch or quilting things like fabric and thread.

  66. After I saw the quick tutorial video on how to make a wish list, I got started right away and made my own! It’s so fun and I keep adding items to it!

  67. I see a sneak peek of the next stitch quarterly in the gift giving guide for cross stitchers post. I’m hoping it’s Mrs. Claus to match the previous two years’ Christmas stitch quarterlies and I can’t wait to complete it.

  68. I’m kind of in love with all things storage. That acrylic Box/drawer is at the top of my wishlist.

  69. I love the gift guide each year! Way too many favs to list but I do love my cross stitch journal and any FQS gift certificates. 🙂