10 More Gifts Quilters Want for Christmas
1. A Big Cutting Mat - Having a big self healing cutting mat makes a quilter's life so much easier. You can buy a couple of 24" by 36" ones but they also sell bigger ones and even CUSTOM ones! Getting a custom made one for my studio table is still on my wish list!
3. Tracing Paper - Did you know that tracing paper comes in all sorts of sizes and rolls? Yessssss it does!! Now its not the sexiest of gifts but having an assortment of sizes at my disposal has made my life easier. I can't believe how much a roll can hold.. . . its like the "Loaves and Fishes" of tracing paper!
4. Quilter's Planner - Although I have never successfully been able to use a planner, I think they are a fabulous idea. A planner that is themed for quilters is a Really fabulous idea. Now if I could just get myself disciplined enough to actually use it!
5. Class - There are a ton of great classes out there for your favorite quilter in all different price brackets. You can give a $15 class from Craftsy, a several week class at Academy of Quilting, private classes from your favorite local teacher or the mother of all gifts - a week at a quilt conference like Quilting by the Lake. My mother has more than once given me classes for presents and I LOVED them. The gift of knowledge is one gives a lifetime.
6. Audible Gift Card - I'm not a huge fan of gift cards because they aren't the most personal gift, but let's face it, they are practical. With an Audible gift card, a quilter can pick out her favorite book and listen to it while she sews. For that matter you could give an Echo Dot for her to listen to it on.
7. Thread boxes - I love my thread boxes. They have made my life so much easier and they are so much fun to paw through. I have two sizes, the slimline boxes for my small skinny spools and ArtBin thread boxes for my regular and medium spools. Ohhhhhhh, and what's better than giving a a thread box?? Filling it with her favorite thread.
8. Etsy Creative Gifts - I love Etsy because the artisans there make gifts that I as an artisan really want. This year I have my eye on a ring that is made out of a needle - yes - A NEEDLE. You can find all sorts of things quilt themed including THIS GIFT for the quilter who has everything including a wicked sense of humor (Tessa and I are still debating whether that was intentional or not!)
What's On Your Christmas List This Year?