🎁 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.


24 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I will probably be sewing and wrapping. Seems like no matter how well I plan, there is still always something that didn’t get done by Christmas eve.

    —Linda Lee Ahn on November 26, 2018
  • Thank you for the tags- I will be eating 😉

    —Karen on November 26, 2018
  • I will be thinking of food and all the preparations I must do to give my family a wonderful Christmas. Hope for sleep.

    —carol on November 26, 2018
  • Peacefully sleeping. My family Christmas will be in January! This is the in-law year.

    —Linda Clark on November 26, 2018
  • I will probably still be wrapping. Thank you for the tags!

    —Jackie Lewis on November 26, 2018
  • Like some others, I will probably still be wrapping, but only possibly sewing. I’m not a great planner, so there is always something left undone. 🙁

    —SandyMay on November 26, 2018
  • Since we don’t do family Christmas until the Saturday after Christmas I’ll probably still be sewing. Every year I try to get ahead but for some reason I sew better under pressure.

    —Donna K on November 26, 2018
  • I will be peacefully sleeping! I have been stitching and quilting the past few months to have everything done in time!

    —Patty F. on November 26, 2018
  • Most likely will still be sewing and then wrapping

    —Kerry on November 26, 2018
  • I will still be sewing as I always think of that ‘just one more thing" that would be a great gift for someone special.

    —Jill Ames on November 26, 2018
  • Knowing me, I will probably still e sewing and wrapping and preparing the Christmas feast for my family.

    —Ann West on November 26, 2018
  • No I will be at church. Everything has to be mailed so it is done early.

    —Christi on November 26, 2018
  • This year, I will be spending Christmas Eve on the beach!

    —Sandy Trachsel on November 27, 2018
  • I think I’ll be peacefully sleeping. I know everyone will hate me but I got most of mine done in July…..Today I bought the bags to put them in. lol.

    —Stephanie's Woodward on November 27, 2018
  • Still be wrapping like every year

    —Theresa J on November 27, 2018
  • Sleeping! And that will be a first!

    —Margaret on November 27, 2018
  • Some are ready but I always find more exciting things to make like pot holders!

    —Linda Christianson on November 30, 2018
  • My family celebrates Christmas Eve, so I’ll be sleeping.

    —Joanne S on November 30, 2018
  • Thanks for the gift tags! Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and then home for festivities. We are hosting a drop-by in our home so I MUST be finished.

    —karen on November 30, 2018
  • My days of sewing down to the very last minute are long gone. I will be sleeping peacefully with pictures of sugar plums dancing in my head!

    —Gail K on November 30, 2018
  • A FEW ARE MADE BUT I AM SURE I WILL BE WRAPPING AND TAGGING THEM

    —ireneindeliato on November 30, 2018
  • If past years are any indication, I will be still sewing, or at least trying to put the final touches on my handmade with love presents.

    —Linda Towers on December 1, 2018
  • I will be eating & getting a good night’s sleep as we’ll be at our son’s so too late for sewing.

    —Janet Sabol on December 1, 2018
  • Sleeping! I’m done!

    —Leisa Arnold on December 13, 2018

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