Posted on

Last minute holiday gift guide- 2019

Hi friends! It’s Ann here.

If you’re looking for a last minute gift idea for your favorite quilter (or yourself), then here are my top recommendations based on customer trends over the past few months.

wool pressing mat
Wool Pressing Mat

This wool pressing mat took a while to win me over. And by took a while, I should be clear that the first time I used it, I understood all the hype.

I used cheap ironing boards for a long time for my sewing-related pressing, and after a while I noticed that the grid marks from the worn top would come through on my blocks. And that’s obviously a no go.

So after opening the shop, I tried out these wool pressing mats, having seen them everywhere. And they immediately won me over.

The wool holds the heat from your iron, which then essentially presses your quilt block from both sides and gives you extremely flat seams. It makes a difference when you are doing serious pressing on a project. Next level quilting!

Misting bottle

This misting spray bottle has been a hit. In sewing and quilting, we often use starch or water to help press blocks or fabrics.

What this spray bottle does differently is that it gives you a very even, very light mist of liquid. No big droplets or uneven sprays.

You prime the bottle with one pump, then spray with another. It’s a simple thing that can make your sewing more pleasurable!

These Cozyblue embroidery kits are a perfect all in one gift. It includes everything you need to make the beautiful hoop, except for scissors!

The hoop, printed fabric pattern, needle, and thread are all included- plus a perfect intro to embroidery stitching guide!

Perfect for you to pick up to have some holiday quiet time, or perfect for your loved one who wants to be more creative but doesn’t know where to start!

We have 5 designs in stock to choose from.

Needle threader

There are many types of needle threaders on the market, but the consensus among sewists I know is that this is the best one.

If you have trouble seeing to thread your needle, or holding your hand still enough to get it, this can be a life saver!

It fits a wide variety of needles and will become a staple of your sewing table.

This is easily what I’d call the pattern of the year for our shop.

We’ve had to re-order it four times. It has so much potential for customization and looks amazing in a variety of color palettes and styles.

If you don’t want to take my word for it, check out what other people have posted that they’ve made!

I often say the simple things are the best quilting tools, and this thread cutter proves it! In the “handle” of the basket is an embedded razor, which is safely tucked away so no one will cut themselves, and you use it to pop threads apart after chain piecing.

These fun gadgets have existed for a long time, but this one has two fun extra features. One is that it features the little basket to stick threads or other small things in while you’re sewing, and the other is that the sides of the basket are magnetic, which is an easy storage place for your pins or clips!

And of course, when all else fails, there’s always a gift certificate to make sure they get exactly what they want.