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Gifts Galore

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Gifts Galore

Marsha Cowan

“I just don’t know what to get!” We hear this cry for help a lot. You need a gift for your mom or sister, for someone in your bee, for someone who’s new to sewing, or even someone who’s sewn for years and has a sewing room stuffed full of notions and fabric. Never fear-the Bernina Babes are here with ideas that will make your choice easy and the one who receives it happy!

We’ve got a Notion

Notions are a useful gift for the new and experienced sewist alike. If you’re buying for someone who’s just beginning to sew, they need everything!  And there’s always a new notion or improved tool that that can make the life of an experienced quilter or seamstress that much easier.

Pictured here are our fave Perfect Scissors; Wonder Clips in regular and jumbo sizes; and two bobbin organizers.

Pictured here are our fave Perfect Scissors; Wonder Clips in regular and jumbo sizes; and two bobbin organizers.

Following a Thread

A thread assortment is a fantastic gift for someone who is either building up a thread collection, or would love a special set of threads, like the Aurifil pictured here. Even one or two spools make great stocking stuffers, or that little something extra in a gift bag.

Pictured here (back row, l to r) is an Aurifil thread set, Mettler Seracor polyester thread for quilting and longarm machines, and an assortment of Isacord embroidery threads. (Front row, l to r) YLI silk thread, and YLI quilting thread.

Pictured here (back row, l to r) is an Aurifil thread set, Mettler Seracor polyester thread for quilting and longarm machines, and an assortment of Isacord embroidery threads. (Front row, l to r) YLI silk thread, and YLI quilting thread.

Precut For Your Creative Convenience!

If you want to give a quilter some fabric, without choosing yardage, precut sets are the way to go! Whether it’s charm squares or jelly rolls, you get a yummy, colorful assortment of fabrics that work together, and are easy to match with a blender to work into a larger project. There’s a wide range of precut-friendly patterns and pattern books to match.

Books, l to r, are Jelly Roll Quilts, Scrap-Basket Surprises, and Moda Candy. Precuts pictured here are Bali Poppy, Moda Charm Squares, Backyard Pals, and Quilting Treasures batik strip sets.

Books, l to r, are Jelly Roll Quilts, Scrap-Basket Surprises, and Moda Candy. Precuts pictured here are Bali Poppy, Moda Charm Squares, Backyard Pals, and Quilting Treasures batik strip sets.

Oooo! Look at that!

Then there are those gifts that catch your eye and surprise you. They range from the beautiful to the useful to the fun, or even all three together.

Whimsical, fun, and practical: Frivols tinned quilt kits, colorful readers, a pincushion-threadstand combo, a crazy wire ball pen and pencil holder, a portable free-standing light, and mini pots and saucers from Whitefish Pottery.

Whimsical, fun, and practical: Frivols tinned quilt kits, colorful readers, a pincushion-threadstand combo, a crazy wire ball pen and pencil holder, a portable free-standing light, and mini pots and saucers from Whitefish Pottery.

I’m Overwhelmed/Stumped/Need Chocolate and a Nap

We all know the answer to this one: gift cards and certificates. Sometimes the best gift is to let them choose for themselves!

 

Go Big or Go Home

You really want to go all out, giving them a gift they’ll never forget, one that will bring them joy for years to come. (We won’t mention that pair of pants you’re hoping they’ll hem for you.)

The Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition.

The Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition.

If You Give Them a Machine, They’ll Need Some Feet to Go With It.

A Bernina Feetures manual, with #20D Open toe Embroidery foot, and a #10 Edgestitch foot; the Magnifying Lend set; CutWork Tool; Bernina Stitch Regulator; the Spanish Hemstitch Attachment; the Ruffler foot; and the Circular Embroidery Attachment.

A Bernina Feetures manual, with #20D Open toe Embroidery foot, and a #10 Edgestitch foot; the Magnifying Lend set; CutWork Tool; Bernina Stitch Regulator; the Spanish Hemstitch Attachment; the Ruffler foot; and the Circular Embroidery Attachment.

We hope that our suggestions have answered your “What do I give them?” questions. And as always, if you need more help, please stop by and see us, even if it’s only to purchase that little something for yourself, as a reward for all your hard, thoughtful, gift-giving work!

 

Happy Gifting!