🎁 10 no-sew gifts – for people who sew! 🎁

If you’re on track with holiday sewing for your best quilting buddies, we raise our rotary cutters to you—congrats! But 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: CALENDARS & NOTE CARDS

2020 That Patchwork Place® Quilt Calendar

Now in its 18th year of publication, That Patchwork Place’s quilt calendar has become a favorite of quilters worldwide. Show off a love of quilting year-round and enjoy sewing along each month: the calendar spotlights 12 dazzling, front-page-worthy projects plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each project. Featured quilts (and a pillow!) come from designers including Lissa Alexander, Betsy Chutchian, Kim Diehl, Carol Hopkins, and Stacy West. Whether it graces the kitchen, office, or sewing room, this perennial favorite is perfect for ringing in a brand-new year with gorgeous quilts.

Patches of Scraps Note Cards

Write a note of thanks, encouragement, or a simple hello with this collection of striking note cards. Featuring lavish photos of antique and modern-day quilts from the book Patches of Scraps by famed quilt designer Edyta Sitar, a dozen cards (two each of six designs) come with envelopes and are blank inside, offering plenty of space to share sentiments.


GIFTS FOR CREATIVE SOULS: QUILTING JOURNALS

Creative Sketchbook and Journal

Write, sketch, draw, and dream—world-renowned textile artist Sue Spargo will inspire you to do it all in this gorgeous journal. Among more than 150 close-up, color-drenched photos of Sue’s incredible stitcheries is a mix of lined pages, graphed pages, and blank pages that offer plenty of space to get in touch with your creative side. Use as a traditional journal, a sketchbook, a place for doodles, lists, and project ideas—or use it in all of these ways! Capture inspiration whenever it strikes; a petite take-along size makes it easy to do. Patterns not included.

Simple 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 Journal

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 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 Treasures: Historic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum

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 quiltmakers of today. (Patterns not included.)

Minick and Simpson Blue & White: Living with Textiles You Love

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. Enjoy three different homes featuring Americana, coastal, and classic styles, while you discover delightful decorating ideas and loads of tips for creating a two-color look. (Patterns not included.)

A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston

Got quilting BFF’s who love to quilt their own way? Don’t miss the opportunity to WOW them 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 Savor: A Celebration of Designs by Sue Spargo

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 will you be peacefully sleeping? Tell us in the comments!


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