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Thread: Quilter's Hubby needs Christmas gift ideas

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    Dec 2010
    My wife is a great quilter and a wonderful wife/friend/confidant/support system all rolled into one pretty package.

    She's made Christmas quilts, purses, table runners and things I can't even identify.

    I need help in chosing a great gift for my favorite quilter. In these troubled times, money is a little tight but I am sure there is enough for something nice. Maybe not a new quilting machine but she already has a big monster that must be 10' long and a Genomie sewing machine to boot. She has enough fabric to quilt Rhode Island and maybe Vermont to boot. So, what is a DH to do?

    Is there anything that comes close to being a romantic quilting gift? I want this to be a special Christmas for her. I don't want to buy another set of spark plugs and wrench so she can change them herself again. Hey, a couple of years ago the plugs made her car run better but it hurt when she hit me with the wrench. Oil for her car is out too.

    Suggestions please.


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    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
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    Does she have or ever expressed the desire for an Accuquilt system? If so, here is a link to the best price I have found on one:


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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    you could go to your local quilt shop and give her a gift certificate and some surprises

    has she hinted to you what she would like?

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    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
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    Besides sewing I love to listen to music while I am doing it...maybe a nice stereo

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I say you can't go wrong with a Gift Card so that she can purchase more fabric from her favorite quilt shop.

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    How about a gift card in a box with a couple of scented candles, nice bath salts, and a box of her favorite chocolates... :D:D:D

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    as a Quilting Guy I Second Craftybear's Idea. Is there anything she might be missing to make her quilting easier?? are her sissors worn out?? does she have all the rulers she might need?

    I am not the greatest gift getter for my DW. I ask her to make a list of possible things she wants. Then pick and choose what I get her. I suggest you have her set up the list in the order of what she wants the most to the least.

    Yours in Quilting

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL!!

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    My DH did this for me one year and I was surprised and so happy and the gift lasted a long time. Here's what he did:

    He went to a local quilt shop (LQS) and one of the ladies helped him pick out 200.00 worth of supplies, tools, gadgets, scissors ( no rotary cutters back then)5 different solid colors fabrics (3 yard each)and a bunch of different colored threads. He even threw in a couple of quilt books, which I still have today. It was the best present he ever got for me and it reminded me of his love and thoughtfulness every time I used something from that big box. He passed away 17 years ago and that gift is one I will always remember. My kids remember it too because it made me cry!

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    I'm no help. Gift certificates. I'm old and have most everything I need. Rather than a bunch of stuff I really don't need or want. I like money or money cards. It is always the right size and right color. However, many women Want a gift. Sooooo, like I said I'm no help. :0

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    You know, my husband has the same problem. I've been quilting for 10 years. Anything I might need, I have. I gave my husband this option. I told him that I adore Jinny Beyer and that if he went to her site and picked out a quilt kit HE liked, I'd love to make it. I figure I couldn't lose with a gift like that. I'd get to quilt one of her lovely designs , it would have an element of surprise, AND I get to make something that I know he liked enough to choose. Perhaps that might work for you?

    Now I fully expect that I'll get slippers !! ( just kidding!)

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