The Modern Quilter’s lust list: Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

All we want for Christmas is… unlimited quilting time? A massive sewing den to escape to at the bottom of our gardens? Or if we’re being realistic, here are a few things on our Christmas wish lists right now (hint, hint everyone)…

Main image = Jo Carter’s sweetly-sewn tree decorations from issue 27.

Tea Time

Kick off the year with a piping hot cuppa and a shiny new tea towel from Robin Pickens’ Spoonflower Store. The Moda fabric designer combined her love of quilts and colour to create this design that’ll fuel you with quilting inspiration all year round!

Print swoon

Cathy Nordström is a designer after our own hearts: her A Life in Pattern collection for FIGO Fabrics is all about surrounding yourself with brights and prints in every aspect of life. We think a bundle of these pretties would sit sweetly under any quilter’s tree!

Sip in style

Accidents happen… All too familiar with this fact, Rifle Paper Co. and drinkware brand Corkcicle paired up to create these blooming flasks that, let’s face it, any sewist with the slightest klutzy tendencies needs! Because there’s nothing worse than knocking over a drink while you quilt. Stitch and sip, anyone? Get your own from Anthropologie.

Ironing board buddy

The colourful folks at Ruby Star Society heard your call for merch, and boy have they delivered! Deck yourself out with socks and tote bags, and add some quilty cheer to your home with throws and ironing board covers. We’re particularly taken by this fun, fruity design by Melody Miller.

Pressing matters

Speaking of ironing, have you jumped on the latest pressing trend yet? If not, add a wool pressing mat to your wish list this year – our columnist Suzy Quilts tested out their flattening powers and irresistible texture in issue 79!

Take note

Every quilter needs a notebook to jot down their next big plans. We’ll be jotting ours down in this HST-inspired design by Tyler Tea from Minted. You can even personalise it to make it extra special.

Because we can never resist a pin badge…

No other intros needed, are we right? Don a denim jacket with this shiny pin by Maker Pin Co and The Tattooed Quilter to let everyone know that fabric comes first.

Find a forever home

At the end of the day, every quilt needs somewhere to live once the threads have been snipped and the binding’s been stitched. Keep your quilts on hand in this stylish ombre basket from John Lewis.

Small but mighty

Sometimes “because they’re cute” is enough reason to add something to a wish list. At just 4cm long, these beautifully crafted Cohana mini scissors can snip threads easily with just a light pinch of the fingers… magic! Plus they’re teeny tiny enough to pop in your luggage and take on the road (or plane) with you – hello EPP travels!


For hardworking hands

All that stitching can be hard work on your hands. Give them some TLC with Seams’ Couturiers Hand Cream, made with natural ingredients to moisturise, soften, protect and strengthen your precious digits. Get yours from our friends at Sewing Quarter!

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