Last Minute Gift Ideas

Update: October 20, 2020

I thought you might like some ideas for Christmas or birthday presents.

You can put these on your list or buy them for others who sew.

These ideas come in various price ranges from lowest to highest price:

1. How about some cute and practical flower head pins?

box of yellow flowered quilt pins, 1379

These are great for all kinds of sewing and quilting projects.

They are 2″ long, nice and thin, and come in a variety of colors.

They run anywhere from $2.99 to $11.99 depending on the brand and number of pins per package.

Here are some shown at JoAnn Fabrics.

2. My daughter bought me this really cool Dritz Omnigrid suction cup device.

If you use a rotary cutter and cutting mat, this is a great tool

You push the suction cup ends down on the mat and it helps you keep your ruler in place while you cut with your rotary cutter.

It’s great for all of you who quilt!

cutting mat suction grip box, 1383

This is what the underside looks like:

cutting mat suction cup gripper, 1385

It will keep you from cutting your hand accidentally as you cut the fabric.

It’s very easy to use and runs around $13.

Here’s a link to where you can find it at JoAnn Fabrics.

If you are on their mailing list, you can get one for 40% off.

3. How many of you have really nice scissors?

I mean REALLY nice?

I didn’t, until my husband bought me these for our anniversary.

Gingher scissors, 1386

What a great guy, huh?

I have used the orange Fiskars my whole life and they work great.

BUT, when I got these puppies in my hand and cut some fabric,

OMG….it was paradise!

It’s like cutting butter….smooth and easy.

You just have no idea.

If you don’t get some for Christmas, use your Christmas money to get you a pair!

Did you notice how cute the design is on them?

close up of gingher scissors, 1387

Ok, you noticed that they have a five inch blade, right?

I’ve never had a 5″ pair of scissors before in my life.

I either use the 8 or 9 inch scissors or the really small 2 to 3 inch blades.

But, I find that I can do everything with these scissors, whether it’s a large project or small.

Here is a link to the latest Gingher 5″ scissors.

My husband got these at the local quilt shop and they were $45.

If you haven’t tried Gingher, or a similarly high-end scissor before, treat yourself this year.

You won’t be sorry!