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Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Know a quilter and need a gift? Or maybe you need to make your own Holiday list? Any which way, I got you covered! Check out what’s on my list this year.


The New Oliso Mini Iron

The new M3Pro mini project iron from Oliso is definitely on every quilter’s list this year! Oliso updated their beloved mini iron with a softer side steam button, and a bigger hit of steam, and a lit power button. They’ve also added in new colours which are sure to be a hit!


Handmade Quilting Notions

Modern American Vintage create insanely beautiful quilting notions that are no doubt considered works of art. Each piece is handmade with natural wood, and the results are gorgeous! Just looking at these notions while quilting is sure to make any quilter smile.


Go little…like really little

Jennifer Bailey of Betty Crockerass, has made my favourite quilt block templates but really really small. You can find her drunkard’s path templates, Curvelets, to create an unfinished 1.5″ block. I recently got myself a set and they are a little addicting! Jennifer teamed up with Fiona of Spunstraw to bring you more fun, small shapes like the Ovalet, and the Squirvelet. A perfect stocking stuffer!


Lego

Yes, you read that right! Sewtopia has lego sewing machine kits, and yes they are as awesome and as fun as that sounds! Choose from a modern white sewing machine, a vintage sewing machine, or a multi coloured sewing machine for some fun quilty building. Back in February I purchased two of the kits for my lego obsessed children, and since both sets have a permanent place in my sewing room.


Really good thread

Good thread in my opinion makes a difference to your quilting and sewing game. Aurifil thread has been my go-to, ride or die thread and they have an expansive collection of colours and weights. This Rustic Chic collection, pictured below is one of the many sets available.


Fabric

Ok so it’s kind of obvious, I know, but we quilters love our fabric! Consider giving a bundle, a gift card or even a fabric subscription to the quilter in your life. And please support small quilt and fabric shops! My faves in Canada are Bundlebarn Fabrics, Modern Stitch Co, and Studio 39.


Speaking of subscriptions…

Why not gift a magazine subscription? There’s a quilty magazine out there for everyone! You can choose a physical subscription; I do love getting my monthly Love, Patchwork and Quilting magazine! Or, opt for a digital version, like Modish Quilter, who even have their own convenient app.


Quilt Books

This year has been booming with new releases in the quiltiverse! I’ve already treated myself with Erin Grogan’s book: Retro Curved Pieced Quilts. Another fun book, Modern Day Quilter by Kiley Ferons has a variety of quilty projects. There’s even a quilty children’s book from Wendy, the Weekend Quilter, for the littles in your life.


Grow with a class

My favourite gifts for any occasion are either an experience, or something like a class to expand your own experience. Quilting and sewing classes can be sorted into skill based classes, like ones from Paper, Sax, Sten, and Libs Elliott. Or, project based classes on all sorts of things, like from Exhausted Octopus and Sewing through Fog. Check with local quilt shops for in person classes as well.


Something to wear

Quilt Merch! Oh heck yes! What quilter doesn’t love some quilt merch? We love the shirts, the tumblers, the tea towels, and my latest favourite: the earrings! Some quilt pattern designers and most small, quilt and fabric shops will have some sort of merch section in their store, and if you can’t decide, give a gift card! This shirt is on my list this year and is from the Grateful Thread Podcast.


Sewing Space upgrade

I think most quilters have their own idea of a dream sewing space. Make it a reality with some sewing furniture! Arrow Sewing furniture has high quality, and easy to assemble pieces for every space. They even offer pre-assembly and custom flat bed inserts! I love my Kangaroo and Joey set, which is on sale right now!


Patterns

And of course, patterns! Stock up with digital or printed versions of their favourite designer, but be warned, they might spend the rest of the holidays in their sewing space! You can find all of my patterns HERE.


Whatever you choose, and whether you’re giving or getting, you’re sure to find something on this list! Need more ideas? Click HERE for last year’s list! Let me know what is on your list this year in the comments.

Until next time friends,

Keep it Quilty!

Maude

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