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Thread: Stocking Stuffer Ideas Needed

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    Lightbulb Stocking Stuffer Ideas Needed

    I put my foot in it!
    A new quilting friend and quilter looked at a machine I found for her........she bought it with her DH's approval and I said off the cuff. I can give you a list of stocking stuffer ideas for Christmas.
    Well today she said he told her to remind me that he wants that List!!!!!! LOL

    So far I have come up with some usual ideas, but was wondering what you would add to my list!

    Thanks for your input.

    Bobbins
    Seam Ripper
    Thread
    Gift certificates from local or online stores
    Measuring tape
    Smaller square up type rulers
    Karen Kay Buckley Scissors or Kai Scissors
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    straight pins?

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    Funny, I thought you meant stocking stuffers she could make for others on her new machine!
    What about a thread catcher... you could make her one!

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    Let's make it fun for him too. At the hardware store, especially Harbor Freight if you have one, a magnetic bowl (garage people puts nuts and bolts in them, quilters put pins). A long scissor like locking tweezer. These are great for turning fabric tubes and picking up things that drop behind the sewing machine. They also have rotary blades for cutting cardboard--some people like them for quilting, some don't. A canvas tool carry bag for loading up and taking to classes.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Rotary blades. Zirkel magnetic pin cushion. Thread stand. Small wool pressing mat. Compact iron. Best Press spray.
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    Some fat quarters in fabrics that he likes.

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    Machine needles of various sizes!!!!. I would also add quilting clips, and marking pens.

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    Magnet to pick up stray pins. Today I used a protractor and compass. Canned air. An assortment of small brushes to clean the machine. A 1/4" foot or walking foot if the machine did not come with one. Something to store bobbins in. A 'purple thang' or other stylus.

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    A RAINBOW color wheel by Dritz where you can see the colors of fabric through wheel to help with fabric choices.

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    One good pattern, as large a mat as he can afford, a plastic box for her tools (like a tool box) a small screw driver if it did not come with the machine, a can of sewing machine oil, a good pair of scissors, and a rotary cutter with extra blades. If she has a small cupboard for her stash or a closet, maybe a plastic drawer unit to start her out. I just told my hubby to get me a small round iron and a snack tray made into an ironing board. I want another unit that Joanns have that holds the 5 or 6 boxes that hold about 4" of fabric such as a kit. Tell him to use as many coupons as he can.

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    Binder clips, Gingher designer Scissors (love the embroidery ones), Purple “thang, Clover iron, Frixon pens.
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    Container to put broken or used needles in, silicone finger protectors for ironing and bodkin.

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    I hope I am not repeating, but years ago i bought a telescoping magnet from Sears, and it is wonderful for picking up needles and pins that I drop when I am sewing. I second the thread catcher. I also love my magnet pincushions. I have severa,l and each one holds different pins, that way i am not looking for a certain type pin when I am working.
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    More A wooden iron or finger presser, a hera marker, and a tracing wheel with a serrated edge for paper piecing.

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    A nice pair of Gingher scissors would be nice. Machine needles, a small organizer, a pattern for a sewing machine cover, and other items she's interested in, a Big Board for her ironing board (ha! not a stocking stuffer!)

    Maybe you could make her a pin cushion? (special little gift from you)
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    *Door peephole viewer … helpful to view the whole quilt.
    *Grip strips for rulers
    *Wonder clips
    *Quilting gloves/gardening gloves

    What fun!

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    Wow, so many great suggestions. If she paper pieces an "add a quarter" ruler. A box of Crayola ultra washable fine tip markers. Color filters for determining value https://www.amazon.com/Color-Evaluat...04398699&psc=1

    One of these for ease of oiling her new machine https://www.amazon.com/Refillable-Ne.../dp/B004WWYL2K

    I also use all manner of drafting tools. I would be lost without my compass and protractor and I also love my flexible curve ruler and stencil of circles in all different sizes. I use these tools mostly to draft out quilting designs so maybe save these tools for a few years down the road.

    Not stocking stuffers but inexpensive items to put under the tree: quilting books, preferably ones with loads of patterns like these two:
    https://www.amazon.com/Book-Scrap-Qu...f+scrap+quilts

    https://www.amazon.com/Fabulous-Rota...40_&dpSrc=srch

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    Are there any feet for the machine that would be good supplements to what she has?

    Good quality sewing machine oil?

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    AQS magazine subscription?

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    How about charm squares folded in a fun way??
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    A quilting themed mug?
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    A Gizmo cutter. Thread - I love Aurifil which is expensive so I ask for it from my DH. A bag of clean mascara brushes to clean lint from her machine. EQ8. Misting bottle.
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    Spools of different brands of thread (so she can choose which she likes)
    Rotary cutter and refill blades
    Gift cards to her LQS, an online store, or JAF/Hobby Lobby etc.
    Fat quarters
    Patterns
    Magazines
    Baby pony tail elastics (fuzzy ones) to keep around bobbins
    Bobbins for her machine
    Decent scissors
    2.5 x 2.5 inch ruler (or any other size)
    Quilting Journal (a nice notebook for recording her quilts)
    Pigma pens
    Straight pins (1.75 inch quilting pins)
    Jelly rolls
    Wallpaper seam roller (helps to flatten quilt seams)
    Best Press
    Jim Shore figure
    Quilt calendar
    Bingo wand or extendable magnet (I got mine at Ocean State Job Lot - $4 and has an LED light, too)
    Pounce or marking pencils & sharpener
    "Klutz" glove (Fons & Porter)
    Flat head quilt pins (maybe some with numbers?)
    Teflon pressing sheet
    Needle threader
    Small soft paintbrushes to clean her machine
    Anita

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    Great ideas ladies!
    She is a brand new quilter, just working on her 2nd quilt. I'm sure she will be thrilled with anything he chooses for her.
    Thanks, and I will continue to watch this thread for more ideas.
    Jennifer: Organized in my dreams.
    🌷RIP dear Tigger....you are missed!
    Buddybear's Mom ...Yorkie Fur Baby

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    0.4 mm (not the 0.5 mm at JoAnn's) Clover blue and yellow glass headed pins for piecing.

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