Gift Ideas for Sewing a Quilt
- A gift basket that contains a variety of quilting accessories can make a useful gift for someone who is sewing a quilt. Use what you know about quilting to determine the items that you put into the basket. For instance, one basket theme could be craft tools, and you can fill the basket with fabric shears, an assortment of thread, needles, thimbles and sewing tape. Another idea is to make a fabric gift basket and put a variety of material spools in the basket, which the gift recipient can use in the quilt.
- If you know that the person you are gifting is sewing a quilt, it is appropriate to give the person a gift card to a fabric or craft store. The person can use the gift card on specific items that are needed for the quilt, or enjoy buying embellishments to sew onto the quilt at the end.
- A book about quilting will come in handy to the person who is sewing a quilt. Quilting books can give the quilter ideas and inspiration for new projects, and provide a tutorial on quilting projects. You can also give a quilting DVD, so that the person can watch an instructional movie about quilting. A third type of reference material is a biography or autobiography of a quilting artist, who talks about her work.
- If an upcoming quilting exhibit is coming to town, one gift idea is to give the person sewing a quilt tickets to see the exhibit. Quilting exhibits are art shows where quilters put their quilts on display, sometimes for auction or for spectators to purchase outright from the artist. Or give the person tickets for quilting lessons at an art school or a sewing store so they can get hands-on experience with a new technique that can be applied to the quilt sewing project.