Our final day of the 7 Types of Quilters Gift Guide has arrived and we’re so thrilled to say adieu by celebrating the Hand Quilter. Known for their love of applique, embroidery and hand stitching, Hand Quilters are a special breed. The care and patience that hand quilting requires is immense, and having the right tools for the job is paramount. This list is an ode to their moxie and endurance:
For the applique lover in your life, these plastic sheets are the best for making your own templates. They’re heat resistant – ironable with a dry, medium heat setting! – and extremely easy to cut for a clean, smooth edges. Want to use designs from your computer? You can even run it through some copiers an printers to get the exact design you want!
2. Thread Magic Square with Cutter ($11.99)
Thread Magic is the best thread conditioner around and should be in every hand sewers toolbox! Apply it to thread to strengthen it and prevent tangles or fraying. Thread Magic won’t melt, freeze, or leave behind a residue, and is safe for all threads, fabrics, and machines. This container also has a no-lose lid and thread cutter for the perfect little square of happiness!
3. Hand Sewing: A Journey to Unplug, Slow Down & Learn Something Old by Becky Goldsmith ($23.16 – currently 20% off!)
Make sewing by hand your next creative accomplishment! A lot of sewists these days have never tried hand quilting, and while it can definitely require more time, the results are well worth it. A lovely gift for a quilter on your list who already loves applique, this book can help them enter a new (and old!) world of wonder.
4. Gingham Mesh Project Bag Set ($29.98 – currently 20% off!)
Hand quilting of any kind requires patience, skill and organization. When taking on an applique project, for example, the amount of tiny pieces involved can get a bit overwhelming. These Gingham Mesh Project Bags are ideal for quilt ventures of any size, able to hold fabric scraps and spools of thread until you’re ready to pull them out and get to work!
5. Sue Spargo Creative Stitching Needle Pack ($45.50)
While it may be the most expensive item on the list, needles are one of the most vital for hand sewn projects! This incredible pack from Sue Spargo is a fabulous variety of sizes for all sorts of creative endeavors. There’s nary a quilter out there that won’t welcome new needles under the Christmas tree this year! Want a fun project to pair them with? The Sue Spargo Circle Play Wool Pincushion Kit is a blast to sew and requires a thicker needle to cut through all that wool – an absolutely sublime pairing!
And that’s the end of our specialized 7 Types of Quilters Gift Guide! We’re so thrilled you all joined us here at the Connecting Threads blog to celebrate this wide array of quilters. Creating these lists was a downright delight and gave all of us some much appreciated insight into what quilters love and what they want to see on their holiday gift lists. We hope you have a fabulous holiday season and HAPPY GIFTING! 🎁