It’s that time of year again! Time to shop for your favorite quilters and sewists with the Thimble’s holiday gift guide!
First, if you aren’t already subscribed to our newsletter, now is the time—we’re sending out daily emails for our annual 12 Days of Christmas countdown. Each day is a different product marked down for the holidays to make your gift shopping experience a little easier. It’s also a great opportunity to snag some of our favorite quilting and sewing supplies for yourself!
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Now for the gift guide. This year we divided our selections into three categories: I Like You, I Love You, and I’m Obsessed With You. Are you looking for something small like a stocking stuffer, a white elephant exchange, or a host gift? Check out I Like You (under $20). I Love You is the next step up in gift giving (up to $50). Finally, if you choose anything from the I’m Obsessed With You list, you’re really sending a strong message ($50+). We encourage you to share this list with loved ones and let them show you how much they care!! 😉
I Like You
It’s Sew Emma’s Oh Sew Organized Stash ‘n Stores are an excellent way to keep all your tools organized. We have them in a variety of fun colors and in two different sizes: the large and the mini.
Blogger Andy Knowlton created Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts to inspire quilters to break into those FQ bundles they’ve been saving for something special. The twelve fresh new designs will have you stash busting in no time! Need some fat quarters to bulk up your stash? Browse our fabric bundles now!
The Bladesaver Thread Cutter breathes new life into your old 45mm rotary blades so you don’t have to throw them away. Use the included mini screwdriver to open the “flower,” pop your used blade inside, and then slot the flower into the magnetic case to use the Bladesaver to cut chain stitched fabrics. The case doubles as a carrying case to keep your Bladesaver safe during travel.
We find ourselves returning to Cluck Cluck Sew’s Modern Holiday Table Runners every year. The patterns are fun and easy to follow, and many of them use scraps so it’s a great collection for scrap busting.
The Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder is even niftier than it looks. Drop a pin on it and it will automatically position the pin so that the head faces out. The starburst pattern you see above is its default position, which means no more accidentally stabbing ourselves with the pointy end of a pin! We carry Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holders in 6 different chic colors—explore them all here.
I Love You
You can’t go wrong with gifting a Creative Grids ruler. Designed by quilters for quilters, they have lots of nifty features like enlarged, easy-to-read numbers and an edge designed for measuring seam allowances.
We LOVE the Tabletastic pattern book series at Thimbles. Tabletastic!, Tabletastic 2! and Tabletastic 3! each contain 20 fantastic patterns for table tops and runners that are fat quarter and scrap friendly. This series has become such a staple in our store that we usually have several kits available that feature a pattern from one of the books. You can explore the currently available Tabletastic! kits here.
Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Thread Bag is more than just a handy storage case you can use for traveling (say, to one of our Embroidery Sew Ins or Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreats?). Each pocket has both a zipper and a strip of ultra suede across the top. Organize your threads in the pockets, then thread a strand from a spool and pierce the needle through the ultra suede. Now you can access whichever thread you need without removing the spool!
Designed to reduce hand and wrist fatigue, the Olfa Deluxe 45mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter is sharp enough to cut through 6 layers of fabric. The contoured ergonomic handle is comfortable to hold and use, and a dual action squeeze trigger easily locks the blade open for comfort or closed for safety.
Shop the Olfa Deluxe 45mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter.
I’m Obsessed With You
The Oliso Mini Project Iron packs the punch of a full size iron in a compact design you can use at home and while traveling. It has so many features that elevate it above your standard clothes iron. An LED light illuminates the precision tip, making it easy to pinpoint the areas you’re working on. Its compact size means it’s relatively lightweight and easy to hold, and it offers lots of safety features, like a 30-minute vertical and 10-minute horizontal standby mode with safety shut-off. Each Oliso Mini Project Iron also comes with a Solemate™—a silicone trivet that hugs the Diamond Ceramic-Flow soleplate to keep it protected during travel, or to place the iron down while hot.
IronMatik’s Jaipur Premium Ironing Mat and Steam Glove upgrade your ironing experience. Perfectly sized to accommodate any space, the ironing mat features 7 layers to protect your surfaces and measures 25” x 39”. The Steam Glove features 9 layers to protect your hands and is water repellant.
Every quilter and sewists’ favorite sewing chair is now at Thimbles! We have three different fabrics available and ready to shop now—the best-selling Sew Wow, Sew Now, Sewing Notions, and Bright Buttons. Have your eye on another print from Arrow? Let us know and we’ll arrange to have the chair shipped directly to you. Each chair comes with an adjustable seat, lumbar support, 360-degree swivel base, and a secret compartment under the seat cushion for storing notions.
Do you feel ready for the holiday season? Share our holiday gift guide with your loved ones and let us know—what’s on the top of your list this year?
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