🎁 9 no-sew gifts . . . for people who sew (+ special sale!) 🎁

From Sleigh BellsMany quilters begin with a dream each January: to make something special for the all the quilty friends they have on their gift list.

And then the months roll on . . .

A year packed with jobs, kids, family, friends, vacations, housekeeping, clothes washing, dinner making—whew! Before you know it, the countdown to Christmas has started all over again.

If you’re on track with holiday sewing for your best quilting buddies, we raise our rotary cutters to you—congrats! And if you’re a bit behind schedule, we’ve rounded up several gift ideas for you. They’re 100% no-sew. But they’ll delight every quilting fan on your gift list.

GIFTS THAT GIVE ALL YEAR LONG: A 2019 QUILT CALENDAR

Stitches to Savor 2019 CalendarStitches to Savor 2019 Calendar
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We are thrilled to once again bring you an all-new, awe-inspiring wall calendar featuring the work of Sue Spargo. Enjoy Sue’s captivating work all year long in this spectacular calendar, featuring a 3″ x 6″ at-a-glance calendar format. The format lets Sue’s quilts shine in big, beautiful photographs that are so realistic, when you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a quilt on the wall! (Patterns not included.)

GIFTS FOR CREATIVE SOULS: QUILTING JOURNALS

Simple ReflectionsSimple Reflections: A Journal for Memories and Musings

Kim Diehl will inspire your sewing friends to keep a journal just for their creative side! In Simple Reflections, Kim’s gathered photographs of favorite quilts and more to share. Among gorgeous photos of Kim’s work, there’s plenty of space to jot down sewing notes, log quilting milestones, and record inspiration wherever it may strike. Kim’s included seasonal recipes too! Your giftees can bring the beauty of quilts wherever they go—a handy take-along size makes it easy to do. (Patterns not included.)

A Quilter's JournalA Quilter’s Journal
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Photographed at quilting star Lisa Bongean’s gorgeous lakeside home, A Quilter’s Journal is an inspiring week-by-week journal packed with stunning photos of quilts and more to enjoy. Throughout the pages you’ll find fun prompts to answer all year long—they’ll get the creative juices flowing. And at a petite 5¼" x 8⅜", it’s the perfect size to carry along while you’re on the go. (Patterns not included.)

GIFTS TO INSPIRE A CREATIVE LIFE: COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS

Yoko Saito through the YearsYoko Saito through the Years

This in-depth look at Yoko Saito’s quilts and quilted bags celebrates 40 years of her illustrious career. Each piece is featured in photography that reveals the tiny stitches, the subtle hues, and the surprising details that make her work a joy to study. Marvel at hundreds of fabrics, thousands of embroidery stitches, and Ms. Saito’s stunning appliqué—all sewn to perfection. This keepsake book offers a rare opportunity to explore the history of a legendary artist. (Patterns not included.)


American Quilt TreasuresAmerican Quilt Treasures: Historic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum
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Take a fascinating journey through a curated collection of quilts housed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The museum graciously allowed Martingale to photograph 65 one-of-a-kind quilts, ranging from just 30 years old to an incredible 197 years old. You’ll be captivated by the creativity and persistence of quilters from the past—and discover the enduring impact that quilts of yesteryear have on the quiltmakers of today. (Patterns not included.)

Minick and Simpson Blue & WhiteMinick and Simpson Blue & White: Living with Textiles You Love
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In this hardcover volume you’ll pore over page after page of breathtaking room settings, all in calming blues and crisp whites. Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson invite readers to explore their inspiring collections, from quilts and hooked rugs to darling antiques. Spotlighting three different homes featuring Americana, coastal, and classic styles, this book features delightful decorating ideas and loads of tips for creating a two-color look. (Patterns not included.)


A Common ThreadA Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston
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Got a quilting BFF who loves to quilt off the pattern page? Don’t miss the opportunity to WOW him or her with this in-depth look at the work of Gwen Marston. The book chronicles five decades of Gwen’s fascinating career, from her beginnings as a traditional quilter to her “liberated” quilt era and beyond. This magnificently photographed collection of more than 65 quilts—curated by Gwen herself—invites readers to enjoy her journey, her artistry, and her process like never before. (Patterns not included.)

Stitches to SavorStitches to Savor: A Celebration of Designs by Sue Spargo
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If you know someone captivated by color, texture, whimsy, creativity—and of course, quilts!—they’ll fall in love with this coffee-table book. From embellished leaves and fanciful birds to extravagant blooms, 200 lush, color-splashed photographs capture the pure magic that Sue Spargo makes with needle and thread. Sue’s work will summon creativity, light up inspiration, and delight anyone who dreams of making more time to stitch. (Patterns not included.)

Of course you’ll want to make your wrapping as special as your gift—and these pretty gift tags are our gift to you! Simply download, print, cut out, and add names.

Download your free printable Christmas gift tags here!

Christmas Eve predictions: will you still be sewing, still be wrapping, or already be peacefully sleeping? Tell us in the comments!


Sale ends December 2, 2018.


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