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Kimberly’s Holiday Gift Guide for Quilters

‘Tis the season to be jolly! That means decking the halls and spending time with loved ones, which means it’s now time to take care of your gift list, so you can enjoy more of the first two things! If you still need ideas for your fabulous quilter friends (Kimberly’s Stitch Squad, I’m looking at you), I have compiled some of my favorite gift-worthy items to help you with your holiday shopping.  Share this post with your besties because, you know, sharing is caring!

I hope you enjoy “window shopping” this Quilting Holiday Gift Guide, and if you have friends with different stitchy habits, I also have a Cross Stitch Holiday Gift Guide for you.

Cutting and Pressing Tools

Good cutting + pressing = quilty success! Cutting is my favorite part of making quilts, and if you’ve seen my Friday Livestreams, you know I take it seriously. This year I’m enjoying my new Kimberly Cuts Rotating Cutting Mats which are lightweight and self-healing. I use the Creative Grids Square Ruler Set with them to trim up every single block to perfection. The cute letters from the Alphabitties and the Alphabitties Expansion Pack keep my fabric pieces sorted and organized after cutting. For storage, our Rotary Cutter Cases are a necessity. The hardshell case fits up to 60mm rotary cutters and other notions, like the Sweet Snips scissors.  When family comes to visit, all the sharp things are off limits and safely stowed away.

Foundation Paper Piecing Supplies

I’m living for foundation piecing right now. It was never in my wheelhouse until these papers came along and turned my ideas of foundation piecing upside down. These paper pads by It’s Sew Emma are sew simple. They come printed in four classic quilt blocks and take out all of the guesswork. The designs are universal, so you can work them into almost any quilt. Because you trim each block to an identical size, they’re great for block swaps and guild quilts. Plus, they are precut and scrap-friendly! Each block is available in 6″ and 12″ sizes. If you haven’t tried foundation paper yet, start here! To make even quicker work of it, use Lori Holt’s Quick Press Seam Roller instead of an iron – it’s a great companion to these foundation papers.

Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book

This year, It’s Sew Emma released the Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book! (Have you seen it? It’s all-capital-letters AMAZING.) From the beginning of their crowdsourced Beehive quilts, affectionately called “the Instagram quilts”, all the way to the release of their book, it’s been a full-year obsession. I love the happy enamel needle minders and charms that complement the quilts. They also have a coordinating tote bag that is big enough for all your quilt retreat and travel needs, and it looks so fresh with the navy color and pops of aqua on the handles and lining. If I can’t actually have Camille come over and decorate my house, having all the Bonnie & Camille accessories is a pretty close second!

Sewcialites Quilt Along

If you’ve been following the blog or my Friday Livestreams, you already know about Fat Quarter Shop’s free Sewcialites Quilt Along! Each week, we release a new block from a talented designer. There are so many block patterns to keep track of, so I keep them in my Sewcialites Binder. I know exactly what’s inside from the cover without having to label a thing! (P.S. if you are like “what’s Sewcialites?”, make a date each Friday at 9 AM CT to sew with me on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube channel!) Bright, classic colors are my jam, so I’m sewing my Sewcialites quilt with Homestead by April Rosenthal (with 20708-36 for background), it’s got all the right hits of color and print for this quilt along!

Quilting Organization

My sewing room is my sanctuary, my safe space. It’s tucked way in the corner of my house when I need to “piece out” from the rest of the family, so I’ve got to keep it neat and tidy. The Stash ‘n Stores by It’s Sew Emma are really great for keeping notions, scissors, marking tools, and really anything I need (besides my Starbuck’s Iced Tea) close by and contained. I also use The Quilting Journal to keep up-to-date with deadlines on all of the blocks and quilts. The Yardstick Box has that sweet handcrafted touch that is perfect for holding my Quick Press Seam Roller, and it looks super cute filled with Aurifil threads too.

Fun to Give AND Receive

If these things aren’t your particular cup of tea, here are a few other awesome gifts to consider! Lori Holt’s “quilty peeps” will adore her Cozy Kitchen Tablerunner Kit and her latest quilt book, Prim & Proper. For modern quilters, the Sewing Life Tea Towel by Gingiber makes a cute hostess gift. And of course, for the quilter with discerning taste that you can never really pin down, a Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate makes the perfect choose-it-yourself present!

Hey Cross Stitchers, I made a list for you too! Check out my Cross Stitch Holiday Gift Gift on the blog for all the details on some serious stitchy loot, or head over to the Quilting Holiday Gift Guide and Cross Stitch Holiday Guide at Fat Quarter Shop.

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Join me on Friday at 9 AM CT on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube channel where I’ll be sharing more about my favorite gifts for quilters PLUS a special giveaway! You can enter to win my top 12 holiday gifts by participating below.

  1. Kimberly Cuts 12.5″ Square Rotating Cutting Mat by Fat Quarter Shop
  2. 6″ Courthouse Steps Quilt Block Foundation Paper by It’s Sew Emma
  3. Quick Press Seam Roller by Lori Holt
  4. Yardstick Box by Fat Quarter Shop
  5. Aqua Mini Stash ‘n Store by It’s Sew Emma
  6. Cut to the Good Stuff Rotary Cutter Case by Fat Quarter Shop
  7. Gray Oh Sew Clean Brush & Cloth Set by It’s Sew Emma
  8. The Quilting Journal by It’s Sew Emma
  9. Prim & Proper Book by Lori Holt for It’s Sew Emma
  10. The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Tote Bag
  11. Sewing with Bonnie & Camille Enamel Needle Minder
  12. Sewcialites Enamel Charm

Enter your email or sign in with Facebook to get started and earn entries by completing the actions below! The giveaway ends on Thursday, November 12 at 9 AM CT. The winner will be notified by email. Good luck!

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  1. I have a couple fabric lines that have made it onto my holiday stitchy wish list this year (not that I need more fabric)!

  2. My kids and husband all know I have asked for FQS GC all I want this year to help with all the preorders I have purchased. Birthday is December 23rd so I get both birthday and Christmas at the same time.

  3. Definitely a FQ bundle. I do love tools and gadgets as well. Thanks for the fun generous giveaway.

  4. I added 6″ Courthouse Steps Quilt Block Foundation Paper, Quick Press Seam Roller, Prim & Proper Book and The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Tote Bag. Love the Fat Quarter Shop!

  5. Paper triangle piecing paper, the quick press seam roller, Sun Prints FQ bundle and any other fun fabrics!

  6. I love ALL of these ideas! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a nice prize package.

  7. My wish list includes the Good Stuff Rotary Cutter Case, a new small rotating cutting mat and that adorable FQS Yard Stick box.

  8. really like the alphabitties but did not realize there was an expansion pack! want those 🙂

  9. Omg, i have all the foundations paper now….looks like i am missing some staples in my sewing room….would like the sewing journal….thanks FQS.

  10. I love this! I already own most of these, but having a backup or retreat setup would be awesome!

  11. I have popped some of Tula Pink’s hardware on my Xmas list. (Cross fingers that Santa reads my letter 😂)

  12. I’d love to get anything from your shop. I did just order some papers and a honey bun. And, I enjoy the you tube videos.

  13. The Bonnie and Camille tote DEFINITELY made it to the wish list his year! 😍 The key chains are great too!

  14. I would put the mini vacuum attachments on my wish list, along with the Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee tote bag and the bee needle minder.

  15. I love all of the items on the wishlist and would be happy with any of them. I’m always looking for something new to add to my sewing room. I love how Fatquartershop is always coming up with new ideas and items. Keeps me excited! Thank you all for all you do!

  16. I would love a needle minder, now that I’m starting to cross stitch again! And a seam roller, I like nice flat seams. Thanks for the ideas and the giveaway!

  17. I love the cleaning kits and quilting journal for gifts this year. That Quilting Bee bag is adorable too!

  18. Loooove everything on your gift List! Lol Wish List has Homestead Fat Quarter Bundle!! Love it!! And the Economy block papers, Bonnie & Camille tote!!! (I am a Total tote addict…giggle)… Thank you for chance to win your Give-A–way too 😀

  19. Creative Grids square rulers in all the sizes are on my list. I think I need to add the Bonnie and Camille bag. A gift card from Fat Quarter Shop is always on my list.

  20. On my stitchy wish list I was new fabric storage. A rotating cutting mat and eventually a new sewing machine.

  21. I always ask my kids for FQS gift certificates. I can purchase what I need to start or complete my project.

  22. What a fun list and fun giveaway. There are several items I would enjoy, pineapple papers, rotating mat, tea towel…lots to appreciate, thanks for sharing:)

  23. Great list, I would really like Sizzle Quilts and a bolt of Black fabric. Of course if someone wins the lottery a Longarm and a Martelli cutting table would be wonderful.

  24. I think the small rotating cutting mat and the new foundation pack will definitely be on my Christmas list!

  25. I just started quilting this year so I need many of the things on the list to make my quilting easier. I think the rotating cutting mat tops my list!

  26. I totally want to have on my list is that storage box for a very nice scissor holder. However, it’s hard cause there are so many other products, I’d probably have them all added from this list of goodies ♥

  27. This is a very thoughtful and well curated product list for gift giving. The needle minder and Alphabitties caught my eye!

  28. I love all of it. I would probably get the square rulers set or the Bonnie & Camille tote to add to my notions. Thank you so much!

  29. Thanks for this list! I’ll have to add a few things to my Christmas list 🙂 I’ve been meaning to try the foundation papers.

  30. I really like the Sean roller and the pink storage thing. Both are awesome ideas. I mean who doesn’t want ut all though.

  31. Loving all the items. The ones that are at the top of my list are the Lori Holt seam roller, the rotary cutter case, the needle minder, and the foundation paper. Definitely passing these gift ideas to my husband and kids. Thanks FQS for all that you do!

  32. The stash n store, quilt journal, rotary cutter case and the cleaning kit are on my wish list! Thanks for all you do!

  33. Great list! I am fortunate enough to have a few items from my Sew Sampler box that have just improved my quilting so much. I would love to have the 12 inch rotating cutting mat. I enjoy all the It’s Sew Emma and Fat Quarter Shop products Thank You!

  34. I added the cleaning kit to my wishlist! Other items on my wishlist include bias binding tape makers and the new clover pins that can be opened and closed with one hand.

  35. I love the Prim and Proper book and the Bonnie and Camille tote bag are my favorites (It was hard to narrow the list down I admit)

  36. Love everything you do! Video’s are great and I love seeing the small sewing projects for ideas for gift giving! Love the Holiday gift guide!

  37. I am loving your foundation papers also… use finishing a table runner with the 6 inch pineapple papers. Keep the ideas for new papers coming!!

  38. I really enjoyed the gift guide! It was so cute and fun. The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book and the seam press roller made it on to my wish list!

  39. I enjoy giving sewing items to my friends and family. Especially the ones that they wouldn’t purchase themselves.

  40. I would love any of the items! Omni scissors, Oh Sew Clean set, and Creative Grids rulers are on my wish list.

  41. So many beautiful fabric bundles on my wish list this year! I also live the creative grids square set! Can’t wait for Christmas 🎄

  42. I’ve been wanting a new cutting mat and all the other fun goodies here! Just have to pace myself

  43. Great wishlist choices! Would like to try some foundation paper piecing papers. Thanks for everything to share on your live streams, look forward to them every week. “Jolly Christmas” to your family and everyone at FQS!

  44. All items have made it onto my wish list! I love your weekly videos. I look forward to every Wednesday and Friday.

  45. I love the tote and the needle minders that are Bonnie and Camille. I also love all of the little organization tools.

  46. I’m hoping to get a set of the Creative Grids rulers. I love your videos! Gives me motivation to get quilting! I’m a nurse so haven’t had much quarantine/time at home to sew. Your videos have kept me going!

  47. Kimberly Cuts 12.5″ Square Rotating Cutting Mat by Fat Quarter Shop and Prim & Proper Book by Lori Holt for It’s Sew Emma are on my Wish List. Hope I get these. Thanks for sewcialites! Loving the lives and the blocks!

  48. Everything, of course. I’ve been sewing for over 45 years, but am fairly new to quilting. So, everything!!

  49. it is so hard to choose just one. I would pick, if I had to, the rotating cutting mat. thanks so much fat quarter shop!

  50. I would choose a FQS gift card. I’ve gotten some of these super handy items in the Sew Sampler. I’ve liked some items so much that I’ve bought them for others: Stash and Store, Sew clean brush set, quilting journal and foundation papers. I highly recommend your rotating mats.

  51. I would love Lori’s new Prim and Proper book or B & C’s bag. All of the gifts look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. I have so many of these, but adding a few to my wish list! Especiall6 the foundation papers and the rotating cutting mat,

  53. These are great gift ideas. I have bought some of these things and really enjoy the alphabetties, stash and store and rulers. I love the fabrics too!