Who doesn’t love a gadget, doohickey, and thingamabob? Take care of the notions enthusiasts on your list with these quilting gifts sure to help out!
Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors earn their name with accurate cuts every time.
The blades of Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect 7½” scissors are sharp to the very tip, with a soft grip handle and a plastic protective cover. One blade is micro-serrated and one is a regular blade which can be sharpened. The serrated blade pulls the fabric into the scissors rather than pushing it away like traditional scissors. Easy for right- or left-handed users in a great size for cutting single or multiple layers of fabric.
Karen Kay Buckley’s New Perfect Multipurpose 7½” Scissors include knife-edge stainless steel blades, soft, ergonomic handles, and a plastic protective cover. These multipurpose scissors are sharp to the point and are great for cutting templates, freezer paper, fabric, and fabric with fusible stabilizers. Perfect for both right and left-handed people.
Karen Kay Buckley’s medium-size Perfect Scissors have a soft grip handle and a plastic protective cover. One blade is micro-serrated and one is a regular blade which can be sharpened.
Karen Kay Buckley’s first pair of straight blade scissors are great for cutting templates (freezer paper, Templar), fabric and fabric with fusible stabilizers. The blades are stainless steel. The handles have the same soft, ergonomic grip as her other Perfect Scissors™. They cut sharp to the point and come with a plastic protective cover. Great for both right and left hand cutting.
Karen has been using nothing but serrated edge scissors to cut her fabric for the past 25 years. The 4″ size are great for detail cutting on curves and points.
The curved tip of Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Curved Scissors allows close clipping without cutting into your quilt top! These scissors are fabulous for clipping threads for machine quilting, machine appliqué, and machine embroidery. They have a serrated blade, a very comfortable handle, and are easy to use for either right- or left-handed users.
Accurate piecing begins with great rulers and we have some absolute favorites to recommend.
This ruler features easy to read lines for marking and measuring at multiple angles, unique non-slip coating, one inch lines with two sets of corresponding numbers for the ambidextrous and exact measurement around the perimeter. Squaring your blocks has never been easier!
This non-slip 6″ x 12″ ruler features easy to read numbers and gridlines with black markings which includes a unique pivot point, and angle markings to easily make 15, 30, 45, 60, and 90 degree cuts.
The Frosted Acrylic Olfa® Ruler is the go-to ruler for quilters. It’s ideal for squaring pieced blocks and cutting larger pieces at 12½” square. It has easy to read black markings and gridlines. The grids are 1″ apart with ⅛”, ¼”, and ½” increments.
This ruler features easy to read lines for marking and measuring at multiple angles, unique non-slip coating, one inch lines with two sets of corresponding numbers for the ambidextrous and exact measurement around the perimeter. Its size is great for cutting out quilts and large pieces.
SewTites™ Minis are great for when you don’t want the pins to slide around while working – they have two magnets in them and stay put. To use, simply slide the magnet apart, align with the pieces you need to sew together, snap on the SewTites™, and sew. Great for English paper piecing. Minis measure 1¼” x ½”.
Use SewTites™ Dots when working on English paper piecing hexies, wool applique, and more. The magnets in the Dots are extremely powerful and will hold very thick projects together. To use, simply slide the magnet apart, align with the pieces you need to sew together, snap on the SewTites™, and sew. Dots measure 2/3″.
Wonder Clips allow you to hold layers of fabric in place for sewing, quilting, and more. These mini fabric clips offer a firm grasp and are safe to use…they don’t prick or pierce like pins. The flat clip base is easy to use while feeding the fabric into the presser foot. Box of 50 in assorted colors.
The Zirkel is a Magnetic Pin Holder that repels items to the outside edges in a sunburst pattern for easier pick up. (Also comes in purple or aqua.)
Creating a semi-permanent bond between most fabrics, battings, and textiles, this powder-like bonding agent is needle friendly and easy to use for creating a fusible bond on almost any project. To use, sprinkle Quilters Select™ Free Fuse over the base material, place the second piece of fabric over the top of the powdered surface, cover with parchment paper or a Teflon pressing sheet, press with an iron at medium temperature (direct heat), hold for at least 4 seconds and the bond is now set! 2-oz shaker. View Alex Anderson’s You Tube Video on how to use this product.
Roxanne Glue-Baste-It® is 100% water-soluble, dries in minutes, holds firmly until you want to loosen it, doesn’t feel stiff when dry, comes in a convenient 1 oz EZ-Squeezie bottle with a unique, needle nose applicator tip for controlled placement of tiny glue droplets. Great for appliqué, quilt binding, chenille strips – use anywhere you would normally use pins. It cleans up with water and washes out of fabric with soapy water, even after ironing or sewing. It is also acid-free, pH neutral, non-toxic, and safe for children.
Schmetz 70/10 professional grade chrome Microtex Sharp needles are extremely sharp and penetrate fabric with less resistance creating smoother stitches. Great for accurate piecing. This is the perfect gift for the practical quilter in your life. Who doesn’t need fresh needles?
And remember to treat yourself, too!