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Quilter Gifts

On this page, we have gathered some of most popular notions.  From tiny stocking stuffers to retreat must-haves to a once-a-year splurge, these are great gift ideas sure to please your favorite quilter.

To order, click on the hyperlinked item name which is underlined in the description. This will take you to our shopping cart where you can enter your zip code or country for an estimate of shipping.  Please note this is only an estimate - we will ship using the most economical method. We ship for free to a military address.

We accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Paypal. Questions? Visit our Help Desk, call 888-817-6577, fax 518-875-9401 or E-mail Kris

Mouseover the pictures below to see them up close.

Omnigear Project Case

 

Omnigear Project Case.  This sturdy case is 13-1/2" x 14" x 2-1/2", with an interior large enough for 12-1/2" square blocks. It has a reinforced luggage style frame with a durable nylon cover and includes carrying handles as well as optional adjustable shoulder strap.

Click here to order the Omnigear Project Case

How about a Microfiber Duster Fuzzy Stick?

 

This fun duster will have you laughing as you clean and protect your beloved sewing room from all that dust! The soft microfiber dusting fingers quickly pick up dust, and the extendable handle allows you reach the highest places with ease. The wand extends from 11in to 26-1/2in. The dusting head is 5in long with a 1-1/2in diameter.

Click here to order a Fuzzy Stick. for $6.50. Please let us choose a color for you.

Quilt Calendar 2017

Quilts from a Painters Art
Look forward to each new month with beautiful painted quilts

About the calendar:

Watercolorist Diane Phalen is best known for her popular Americana quilt series-a vibrant collection of paintings featuring the flowers, cottages, barns, country stores and Amish country life that reflect her childhood in the beauty and simplicity of the rural Pennsylvania countryside.
• Space to note everyday plans and events.
• Holidays and special days highlighted.
• 12in x 12in; 24 pages; Saddle stitched

Regularly $12.95, it is Specialty priced at $10.95  Click here to order Quilts from a Painters Art

Sew-lutions Bobbins & Supply Storage Box

The Sew-lutions Bobbins & Supply Storage Box has 4 compartments with removable dividers for small supplies. Removable tray holds 30 bobbins! Magnetic strip on tray for pins & needles. Dimensions 10-3/4in x 7-3/8in x 1-3/4in.  Click here to order for $9.99.

Also available: 4 different sizes of Plastic Mesh Bags with Zippers. Sometimes the simplest organizers are the ones used the most. Ideal for home, office, school and crafting on the go. Keep like supplies together such as pens and markers, scrap paper, buttons and embellishments, die-cuts, stickers, ribbon, and more. Plastic mesh (no holes) By Alvin and Company.

Here is a clever gadget to help you place a new needle  in your sewing machine and then thread it:

DRITZ-Machine Needle Insert and Threader. This needle inserter holds needles steady, is ideal for specialty threads and reduces eye strain and threads needles quickly. This package contains one green tool: 3 inches long.  Holds needle steady for easy insertion and removal from the sewing machine. Ideal for specialty threads. Needle threader reduces eyestrain and threads needles quickly.  $6.99. Click here to order the Machine Needle Threader


Here's a clever gadget that will help you thread hand needles. The Clover Desk Needle Threader. Simply drop your needle in (any needle except quilt petites), rest your thread in a slot, press a button and voila! Works every time, time after time. Ideal for difficult to thread floss and metallics as well as difficult to see needle eyes.  $16.25

Lime Needle Threader

Purple Needle Threader

Pink Needle Threader

Clover will donate 5% for every one sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Clover Double Needle Threader has one end for threading large needles and sewing machines, and the other end is for threading small needles. Made with super fine steel wire, insert the wire into the needle eye and push the needle completely to the end. Pass the thread through the wire and gently pull the needle off the wire. Each end has a cap to protect the wires. 

Click here to order for $4.25

Seam Fix Mini

Seam Fix Mini. A seam ripper with sharp blade, safety ball and lid. Features an innovative thread remover on the end - a specially formulated plastic material that grabs and removes excess cut threads without marking or sticking to the fabric. The is a convenient, keep-in-your-purse size, about 3" long.  Please let us choose the color.

See how it works below:

Little Gypsy Gripper

The Little Gripper
Fussy cutting small squares?  Don't risk a nick!  This gripper's single suction cup will work with smooth surface rulers and templates under 4in wide. Use it on all small rulers and templates.

Small but mighty, The Little Gripper is 2-3/4" wide and 2-3/4" tall, and weighs in at just 2-1/4 ounces. It is made of durable plastic, is washable and water proof.
 

Sewing Kits

Travel Sewing Kit

This small kit contains: Scissors, 3 needles, thimble, threader, 3 buttons, 2 safety pins and assorted colors of thread, 3yds each.

Emery Boards

Always keep one available for emergencies!  Available in a variety of sewing motifs.  Please let us choose one for you.

  • Click here to order for $.99
  • The Quilter's Pocket Reference is filled with all the information you need to determine the yardage for your next quilt plus more! Everything is presented in easy-to-use charts and instructions. All of this is packed into a handy book that is the perfect size to take along with you to quilt shops and the merchant's mall at quilt shows. Whether you keep it in your sewing room or carry it with you, you'll refer to the Quilter's Pocket Reference again and again!

    Order the Quilters Pocket Reference for 8.95

    Childrens BookGabby Quilts for Friends

    One chilly morning, Gabby realizes that she needs something warm for the winter ahead. A quilt is just the answer! But when Bear, Goose, and Sheep all have different ideas for the quilt, things get complicated.

    With love and imagination, Gabby stitches and sews for weeks. Can she make a quilt that will please each of her friends?  Order this 16 page soft cover book Gabby Quilts for Friends for 10.95

     

     

     

     

     

    Childrens BookGabby's Winter Jammies

    When the first snow falls, Gabby and Bear rush to the dresser to pull out their favorite matching jammies. But Gabby’s are too small! Bear is sad. Winter just won’t be the same without matching jammies.

    Will Gabby find a way—with a needle and thread—to solve the pajama problem and make her friend Bear happy too?  Order this 16 page soft cover book Gabby's Winter Jammies for 10.95

    Quilting Now and Then book

    Quilting Now & Then explains how quilts are made in a charming rhyming text.  It gives an visual explanation of the history of quilting and talks about  how important the craft is to the creativity of modern quilters.   Nineteen exquisite quilts sewn exclusively for this book brighten the 36 pages of full-color illustrations. 28 page, softcover book.

    Order Quilting Now and Then for 8.95

    Quilting Now and Then Book

    Time to Relax!

    How about some Playing Cards?

    Quality playing cards with “easy deal” edges, featuringthe work of best-selling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series, Jennifer Chiaverini. Quilt design detail from Jennifer’s quilt Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler from her book Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts.   A great gift for the quilt lover in your life who also enjoys playing card games like bridge, rummy, canasta, and others. Click here to order for $5.00

     

    Let's enjoy some tea while you are playing cards with your friends!

    Here are some specialty teas from the Bag Lady. These are themed tins of specialty tea tagged with insightful and humorous quotes.  25 Bags per tin. They make great baby, wedding, girlfriend, workplace, and shower gifts.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see it up close. Regularly $13.75, these are stocking stuffer priced at $11.00 per tin.

    BagLady Tea

     

    BagLady Tea

    Click here to order Thank You

    BagLady Tea

    Click here to order Sisters

    This is a 13 Watt Wing Shade Table Lamp.  It is adjustable from 23in to 13-1/2in. 

     

     

    Normally $49.95, it is Sale priced at $37.50.  Order the Wing Shade Table Lamp for 37.50

    Do you love Fusible Applique?

    Here are the tools that will make you a fusing goddess, starting with the...

    And, of course you need an iron

    Clover IronClover Wedge Iron


    The Wedge iron is great for patchwork and is conveniently packaged. It has a soft, sturdy handle and a large dial for easy heat adjustment. Includes small spray bottle to help get out wrinkles.  For precise, quality ironing every time! Easily get under layers of fabric with the Wedge Iron's narrow tip. Has wide, ergonomic handle for comfort and secure handling. A large, convenient dial for temperature control: Low is approximately 230 degrees (F), Medium: approx. 300 degrees, High: approx. 390 degrees. Great for patch work and details. Perfect size for traveling.   Fluoroesin coated sole plate for ease of ironing.

    Click here to order the Clover Wedge Iron for $49.98

     

     

    Steam Fast IronSteam Fast Iron

    This may be the world's smallest steam iron with a mighty ability to set crisp creases and remove wrinkles. It is strong enough for everyday use at home, yet lightweight and compact for taking along with you. When trying to iron in and around pockets and pleats, the SteamFast with its tiny non-stick soleplate, will get into places bigger irons can't reach. If you travel, or if you simply need to touch up garments away from home, this Steam Iron is an ideal appliance. It comes with a convenient travel bag, and features a non-stick soleplate, and dual voltage for overseas travel. You can be confident that Steamfast products are built to perform, and are built to last.
    • SPECS: 260-420 Watts / 60HZ, 120V /
    • 1.4oz water capacity /
    • Steam Fast Iron1 minute heating time - Gets hot fast!
    • Product weight is .96 lbs /
    • Product dimensions are 5.3” depth by 3” wide by 3” tall /
    • 7.5ft cord / 2-pin Polarized plug type /
    • Water Measuring Cup included.
    • Order the Steam Fast Iron for $29.99
    Stilleto by AnnieAnd a Stiletto to help you place pieces

    After over a year in development, the ByAnnie's Stiletto & Pressing Tool is now available. This precision placement tool combines a stiletto with a pressing tool with several special features that set it apart from any tool on the market. A rough tip to prevent it from slipping on fabric and a flat part on the handle to keep it from falling off your sewing table. One of Annie's very favorite tools, she considers the stiletto/pressing tool to be every bit as important as a rotary cutter. It is always in her hand as she sews. 

    Click here to order the Stiletto by Annie for $19.95

     

    Heat Press Batting TapeHeat Press Batting Together

    Don't worry about leftover batting - Heat Press Batting Together is a new product designed to help you "tape" two pieces of batting together to make a new, continous piece.  It's heat activated - simply center the tape over the seam and press. This tape is so lightweight and thin that you will not know it is there.  It comes in fifteen yard packages for $7.99 a roll and is 1-1/2″ wide. 

    Watch a video on Heat Press Batting Together.

    Love Labels Display Made with love by grandmaLove Labels

    These 1-7/8" x 1" labels are iron-on or sew-in labels for hand-made quilts and crafts. There are 4 iron-on labels per package which are washable and dry cleanable. See our sample to the right. Click on the picture thumbnail to see it up close.

     

    Jelly Thimbles come in all these colors!

    Jelly Thimbles
    These little rubber thimbles come in four sizes and a variety of colors.  They are soft and flexible, comfortably molding to your finger yet they resist the needle nicely.

    Order the Small Jelly Thimble to order size small (11/16" tall) for $1.75
    Order the Medium Jelly Thimble to order size medium (3/4" tall) for $1.95
    Order the Large Jelly Thimble to order size large for (7/8" tall) for $2.30

    Put your color preference in the "comments" box of the order form and we will try to accommodate you.  Colors (shown above) are red, mauve, orange, yellow, indigo and hunter green.  

    Magnetic Pin Cushion

    Magnetic Pin Cushion

    Pick up spilled pins in one easy sweep. Please let us choose your color.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see it up close. 

    Click here to order for $1.89.

    Magnetic Pin HolderMagnetic Pin Holder with Case

    Gathers and stores pins safely, eliminating the need for a pin cushion. Allows for easy pick up and secures pins in one direction! Designed with a groove for easy pick up. Cover included for safe and easy storage. $16.25

    Order Magnetic Pin Holder with Case for $16.25

    Best Press Spray StarchBest Press Spray Starch

    There's no flaking, clogging, or white residue on dark fabrics. A special stain shield protects fabrics and Best Press helps resist wrinkles. Does NOT attract bugs like store brand spray starch. Best of all, it's more effective than any starch you've ever used.  Four fragrances. $3.99


    Order the Caribbean Beach Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Lavender Fields Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Scent Free Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Cherry Blossom Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Tea Rose Garden Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Linen Fresh Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Citrus Grove Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Peaches and Cream Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Order the Mint Splash Spray Starch in a 7 oz bottle for $3.99

    Gallon refills are available for this product, however, they are very expensive to ship. If you would like to order one for pick up in the shop, give us a call.

    Yes, we have a limited supply of the new Frankincense And Myrrh 16 oz Best Press.  Lovely scent! Order the Frankincense and Myrrh Spray Starch in a 16 oz bottle for $7.95

    Steam Fast IronSteam Fast Iron

    This may be the world's smallest steam iron with a mighty ability to set crisp creases and remove wrinkles. It is strong enough for everyday use at home, yet lightweight and compact for taking along with you. When trying to iron in and around pockets and pleats, the SteamFast with its tiny non-stick soleplate, will get into places bigger irons can't reach. If you travel, or if you simply need to touch up garments away from home, this Steam Iron is an ideal appliance. It comes with a convenient travel bag, and features a non-stick soleplate, and dual voltage for overseas travel. You can be confident that Steamfast products are built to perform, and are built to last. SPECS: 260-420 Watts / 1.4oz water capacity / 1 minute heating time / Product weight is .96 lbs / Product dimensions are 5.3” depth by 3” wide by 3” tall / 7.5ft cord / 2-pin Polarized plug type / 60HZ, 120V / Water Measuring Cup included.

    Order the Steam Fast Iron for $29.99Steam Fast Iron

    These items can be ordered online at quiltbus.com or by calling toll free 1-888-817-6577