Gifts for Quilters

Quilt Direct have a some suggestions and ideas for gifts for quilters. From scissors to sewing machines, we’re sure you’ll be inspired to buy the perfect gift for the quilter in your life!

Do you have a quilter in your life?

Here are a couple of useful ideas for Christmas gifts ( if you are the quilter in someone’s life, just leave this page open where it can be seen!)

If you’re still stuck for ideas there’s always a nice new top of the range Bernina Machine,

or maybe just a fabulous Quilt Direct gift voucher

We hope we’ve made Christmas shopping a tiny, little bit easier for you!

 Quilt Direct have five fabulous Lavishea Bars that will make perfect stocking fillers – if you can bear to part with them!

 LaviShea Lotion Bars are made from unrefined shea butter, organic coconut oil and 100% natural soy. A selection of  premium botanical oils, essential oils, and fragrance complement this fantastic combination to create a truly lavish bar!

Made to melt with your body heat, Lavishea Lotion Bars are absorbed quickly and completely to re-hydrate and moisturize without leaving any greasy residue.

Quilt Direct stock the following fab fragrances:

  • Citronella – A combination of lemongrass and citrus to help keep those nasty bugs away during warm months.
  • Jasmine Vanilla – Soft, sweet vanilla blends with the romantic beauty of jasmine for a floral scent that is soothing and luxurious.
  • Orange Pomander – A combination of orange with spicy cloves, cinnamon.
  • White Lily & Amber –A soft background of white amber and musk provide a comfortable backdrop for crisp top notes of dewy cyclamen and smooth mimosa with middle notes of white lily.
  • Woodland Spice – Think woody, like cedar and oak delicately tempered with cinnamon, bayberry, and other winter spice favourites. A unique autumn and winter addition to your scent repertoire.

Buy Lavishea Bars from Quiltdirect

Lavishea Bars – great little stocking fillers

Mother's Day Gift IdeasMother’s Day is really early this year – Sunday 5 March 2016, so don’t be taken by surprise, get a Mother’s Day gift from Quilt Direct.

Enough flowers and chocolates – get her something she’ll really appreciate! Quilt Direct have everything a quilter wants – from needles and threads to state of the art Bernina sewing machines!

What about a Mettler Thread Gift pack – a selection of threads in a lovely gift box, or try something fun like a French Knitter. Maybe your Mum’s been really good and deserves an Accuquilt Go! Baby or some Accuquilt Dies. If you’re not sure what to get, then buy a Quilt Direct Gift Voucher and let her choose her own gift – that way you know you’ve got it right!

Call Quilt Direct on 01822 810877 or browse our website

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

A quilter can never have too much thread, and a Mettler Thread Gift Pack always makes a welcome Christmas Gift.

Quilters all over the world love Mettler thread. All the Mettler Cotton threads are 100% Long Staple, double mercerised cotton. They have exceptional colour fastness and a high breaking resistance. There are a number of gift selections in the Mettler range, and there is boound to be one (at least!) that will make the perfect gift for the quilter in your life.

There are a number of gift selections in the Mettler range, and there is bound to be one (at least!) that will make the perfect gift for the quilter in your life.

Mettler Thread Gift Packs





Choose from the following collections:

Limited Edition Collections which features seasonal colour ranges – Spring, Summer Autumn or Winter.

Silk Finish 100% Cotton Collection – 50wt 100% cotton in gift packs of 8, 18 or 28 spools

Quilting 100% Cotton – 8 spools of 40wt 100% cotton for quilting

Serelon Polyester – 100% polyester available in gift packs of 8, 18 or 28 spools, or a beautiful case of 96 spools

Polysheen Embroidery Collection – 100% trilobal polyester in gift packs of 8, 18 or 28 spools


USe any of the links above to rder your Mettler Thread Gift packs or give the full range from Quilt Direct




Another nifty little tool that makes a pefect gift is the Binding Tool designed by Susan Brown.

This amazing tool is designed to bring together the last two pieces of binding in a perfect mitered seam. No measuring and cutting, and then trying to figure out how to join those last pieces! When you finish the last seam of the binding only an angle seam will work to reduce the bulk of this last step. The Binding Tool makes a perfect ending every time. 2 measurements and 2 cuts and you’re on your way to a great finish! Follow the easy instructions printed on the tool and you will have a perfect ending every time

Binding Tool from Quilt Direct



The Binding Tool – a must have tool for every quilter.


Here’s an easy to understand video of how to use the binding tool


The BindingTool and Mini Binding Tool are back in stock after a long 4 month wait.  These are perfect  Christmas stockings fillers and every quilter needs one. Order a Binding Tool or Mini Binding Tool from Quilt Direct while stocks last.

Clover Mini Iron from Quilt DirectHere’s one we’d like to see in a Christmas stocking!

A fantastic little tool that will make delicate ironing an absolute pleasure! This is an essential for all quilters, and is ideal for patchwork and applique.

Quilt Direct have a 25% special discount on the Clover Mini Iron

This mains-powered Mini Iron includes temperature controls and a fine tip that is perfect for a variety of different tasks. The iron stand will protect your surfaces and it takes up so little space. This New Mini Iron II has special interchangeable tips that can be used for Quilting, Sewing and Crafting. The Mini iron II is perfect for doll making, stenciling, Helpful for ironing fusible bias tape, pressing seams or small appliques. 2 temperature settings: Low and High for Polyester and Cotton paper crafting, hard to reach corners and all your innovative ideas

Here’s a video from Clover showing you exactly why every quilter needs one of these!

Quilt Direct have a 25% special discount on the Clover Mini Iron

This item normally retails for £40.40 on our website but order before midnight on 14 December and get it for only £30.30


Everybody knows that quilters are very fussy about their scissors. A quilter’s scissors are cherished for years, and lovingly looked after. That’s why a new pair of scissors needs to be something special – and these are! Gingher Scissors are widely recognized as the premier line of cutting implements for home sewing, crafts, needlework and industry. Their quality craftsmen using centuries-old skills to forge scissors and shears from high carbon cutlery steel. These scissors are all hand-finished and hand-tuned to ensure exacting standards and high quality in every pair.

Gingher Scissors from Quilt Direct

Choose from 4” Embroidery scissors, 5” sewing scissors and 8” dressmakers scissors. These scissors are available in different designs, but there is only limited stock of some.
If you’re buying scissors as a Christmas gift – don’t forget the penny!

Giving scissors or knives as a gift is considered bad luck in many parts of the world. No-one is sure where this superstition originated, but it is thought that a knife or pair of scissors as a gift will “cut the friendship” between giver and receiver. Traditionally knives and scissors given as a gift should always have a penny attached, which the recipient promptly gives back to the giver as a “payment” for the knife, thereby preserving their relationship (and fingers).

Buy Gingher Scissors from Quilt Direct

For other Christmas ideas have a look at our Felt Christmas Ornaments

Ever wanted to make your own Christmas decorations, but not been confident enough? Well, Quilt Direct can help.

These fabulous Christmas ornament kits mean even the most timid sewers can create a little bit of hand-made Christmas magic.

Rachel Pellman designs and produces exquisite kits that include all the fabrics, embellishments, floss, precise patterns and illustrated instructions. These kits are easy to use, for quilting experts and novices alike, and they also make great gifts!

Quilt Direct has the following kits in stock:

Warm Hands

Rachels of Greenfield Warm Hands Kit from Quilt Direct

These warm woolly mittens keep hearts happy on cold wintry days.  Make them for the tree, or fill them (they are perfectly sized for gift cards or other treasures) and give them as special gifts to family and friends.  Design motifs include a spicy gingerbread, star-shaped snowman, holly with berries, a jolly Santa, star-topped tree, and an ice skate.  Red and green cuffs with embroidery embellishment add charm.  Each mitten is approximately 4” x 4 1/2”. Kit includes felt, embroidery floss, gold string plus precise patterns and illustrated instructions to make 6 mittens.  Colours are sandstone, red, green, gold, brown, and white.

Mittens Kit

Rachels of Greenfield Mittens Kit from Quilt Direct

A collection of six mittens, each with a lovely embroidered design to celebrate the holidays! Mittens open at the top and can be filled with candy canes, money, or tiny treasures. Design motifs include a plump snowman, jaunty Santa, stately pine tree, pine cone, holly sprig, and delicate snowflake. Suitable for trimming the tree, decorating packages, and gift giving. Ornaments are approx. 4 1/4″ high. Kit includes felt for front and back of ornaments, embroidery floss, star buttons and beads for embellishment, gold string for hanging, iron-on transfer patterns for embroidery, and complete illustrated instructions. Colours are antique white, red, and green.

Snow Folk Kit

Rachels of Greenfield Snow Folk Kit from Quilt Direct

A whole family of Snow Folk, each dressed in their holiday finest! Even the dog and cat are included in this collection of six easily constructed felt ornaments. Each one wears a backpack for carrying candy canes, money gifts, or tiny Christmas treasures. Suitable for trimming the tree, decorating packages, and gift giving. Ornaments range from 2 1/2″ to 4″ high. Kit includes felt, embroidery floss, buttons for eyes, and gold string for hanging plus precise patterns and complete illustrated instructions. Colours are antique white, barnyard red, navy, denim, green, brown, stone, and gold.

Christmas Woollens Kit

Rachel's of Greenfields Christmas Woollens from Quilt Direct

A charming collection of warm woollen mittens and stockings to celebrate the Christmas season. Easily constructed, these charming ornaments are suitable for trimming the tree or decorating packages. Tiny surprises can be tucked inside each one. Designs include Santa, snowman, cat, sheep, holly and a Christmas Tree. Kit includes felt, embroidery floss and gold string plus precise patterns and complete instructions to make 3 stockings and 3 mittens. Colours are cobblestone, red, green, black, white, and gold.

Gift Bag Ornaments Kit

Rachels of Greenfield Gift Bag Ornament Kit from Quilt DIrect

Gift giving has never been easier! Delightful ornament bags are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and fastens on the back with an old-fashioned figure-eight closure. Design motifs are a snowman, Santa, sheep, tree, pair of mittens, and a kitten in a stocking. Completely charming! Finished size of bags is approximately 3″ x 4″. Kit includes felt, embroidery floss, and gold string plus precise patterns and complete instructions to make 6 gift bags. Colours are cobblestone, red, green, white, gold, and blue.

These kits are all available from Quilt Direct. Quilt Direct also stock Rachel Pellman Quilt Kits which make great Christmas gifts for quilters.

If you’re looking for a gift for the quilter in your life, have a look at our Gingher Scissors Collection

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