True friendships are hard to come by, but these quilted gift ideas sure ain’t! Make your friends feel special by making them these quilted gems. Surprise your girl pals with a quilt to complete their wish list! It goes to show just how well you know them and how you appreciate the sisterhood you’ve built together. This is the best time to use your quilting skills for the greater good of womankind! 😉
35 Easy Quilted Gift Ideas You Can Sew For Your Girl Friends
Quilted gift ideas are easy to come by once you commit to it. I just came back from a quilting meeting with my sewer friends and one of them is throwing a party later this month. She’s known to be a giver and she hardly sews anything for herself! So on her birthday, we decided to each make her a quilted gift. Hence, I made a list of 35 quilted gift ideas and shared them with my friends, and now to you, my dearest crafters. Give it a quick run down and the first friend to pop in your mind is the ideal receiver of that gift. Set aside some time every day to quilt and you’ll surely complete these quilted gift ideas in a week or so.
Ready or not, here they are! Item number 11 is something to watch out for, too!
Quilted Gift Ideas #1: Chevron Ombre Tote
Give this chevron ombre tote to a friend whose fashion is more on the minimalist side. It exudes both creativity and simplicity with confidence. Making this quilted gift idea is as easy as working on a puzzle. You will surely enjoy putting it together and feel satisfied when you’re done!
Quilted Gift Ideas #2: Camera Case
Red, white, and black will blend with almost any color. Your snap-happy friend will surely love it! This quilt project will fit well any standard digital camera well. Use as many patches you would want, this quilted camera case will still look gorgeous.
Quilted Gift Ideas #3: Scrappy Make-Up Pouch
The only scrappy thing you can give away that I will never get thrown away is this scrappy makeup pouch! This is perfect for your friend who wants to narrow down her big makeup stash into just the handy essentials. Since it’s just the right size, her mascara, lipstick, and powder will all fit snugly inside.
Quilted Gift Ideas #4: Tiny Tinker Tote
I would so love to tinker with this cute tinker tote. It’s stylish and light, you can easily grab this during an emergency trip to the grocery store! It’s small enough to stash in your wallet, face powder, and lipstick. I’m sure your BFF will love taking this with her on her girl’s days out–it will match all her OOTDs!
Quilted Gift Ideas #5: Car Trash Bags
Keeping your car clean is one of the challenges that every woman has to face. Well, problem solved! The pattern of this car trash bag tutorial is so easy, you can quilt one for your girl friend (and yourself!) in no time. Just let it hang either at the back of the car seat for easy access. And don’t forget to double it with an actual garbage bag!
Quilted Gift Ideas #6: Quilted Tissue Holder with Button Closure
You will easily be remembered by your BFF with this quilted gift idea. Especially if she gets a bout of the sniffles or is in the midst of happy years. This quilted tissue holder symbolizes what kind of friend you are: a dependable crying shoulder she can always lean on. Isn’t that sweet?
Sewists get a lot of sewist friends, thereby making this the perfect gift for them! All you have to do is to quilt the fabric patterns with similar patterns into small pockets to complete this sewing organizer. This is one of my favorite ideas among all the paneled quilted gift ideas here.
Quilted Gift Ideas #8: Handy iPhone Pouch
A multi-purpose iPhone pouch is the perfect quilted gift to give a phoney friend. 😉 She gets her phone protected in a soft cotton fabric without looking the tiniest bit tacky. Use fabric that screams your friend’s personality and you’re off to be listed as one of her most fave people in the world!
Quilted Gift Ideas #9: Boxy Pouch
Just make your fabric pattern a little longer because this boxy pouch can come out short and become a cute pencil case, instead! The patches are easy to make and quilt together, you won’t sweat a single drop when making this quilted gift idea. The handle on the side makes it easy to hang or carry around. This can even make a perfect accessory holder if you like!
Quilted Gift Ideas #10: Photo Printed Memory Quilt Blanket
A photo printed quilt blanket is a stand out amongst this band of quilted gift ideas. It attractively displays the monumental events of your friendship you’ve caught on cam. Let your friend know how you treasure your precious memories together by printing those photographs on fabric and quilting them into this memory blanket, now!
Quilted Gift Ideas #11: Casserole Carry-All
Only a sewist, such as yourself, can give your kitchen-savvy friend the best-quilted gift she can receive—a casserole carry-all! The patching and the lining are easy enough to accomplish. Just pick a fabric with her favorite color and start to quilt. Not only does it keep the food warm, it conveniently wraps the laddles to serve as bag handles, too! Who knows, you might get a hearty casserole delivered to your doorstep after this!
Quilted Gift Ideas #12: Quilt Magnet Blocks
They say that gifts that come in small boxes have the biggest impact. Let this quilted gift ideas item bring truth to that saying! You can sew around 6 or 12 of them to complete a set that can help her organize her household. Make sure to pack a powerful magnet in your quilted blocks so she can pin all the to-do notes that she needs.
Quilted Gift Ideas #13: Herring Bone Quilted Pot Holders
Another addition to the kitchen-friendly quilted gift ideas are these colorful pot holders. All you need are colorful patches of fabric and your good ol’ sewing machine. Let it run down a herring bone stitch under your machine, attach a brightly colored lining, and you are done. Not only does it protect her hands from hot pots, it will also add embellishment to her kitchen walls, too!
Quilted Gift Ideas #14: Butterfly Potholders
Bring a butterfly to life with some bits of fabric, thread, and colorful buttons! These butterfly potholders are both playful and attractive. They will make perfect quilted gift ideas to give to your friend who loves to bake cakes and pastries. Perfect for a light-hearted, sweet-toothed friend indeed.
Quilted Gift Ideas #15: Fabric Bookmark
A bookworm deserves a ray of sunshine coming from a sewer friend like you. Sew this fabric bookmark with her favorite book characters imprinted on the fabric and this small gift will go a long way. Make her 3 quilted bookmarks to stand for “I-treasure-you”. It will simply warm her heart!
Quilted Gift Ideas #16: Reversible Headband
Patch together two different fabric designs, add a stretchable band, and you’re all set to impress! Any girl will love to keep her locks well-kept with these stylish reversible headbands. Why not make one for the whole gang? This will be a great gift to a bride-to-be and her bridal party!
Quilted Gift Ideas #17: Fabric Drawstring Basket
Gift this quilted drawstring basket on your friend’s baby shower and she might cry tears of joy! While waiting for her baby, she can keep it light and small. And when the baby arrives, she can pull out the extra fabric and extend it into a handy drawstring bag perfect for holding nappies and burp cloths! 🙂 A perfect fit for both new and experienced moms.
Quilted Gift Ideas #18: 5-Pointed Star Pin Cushion
When you wish upon a star, there’s no difference, who you are! This cute 5-pointed star pincushion will light up any friend’s sewing escapades. Sew this for her and she will never pin needles the same way again!
Quilted Gift Ideas #19: Quilt Art
This quilted landscape art may seem like a challenge at first glance, but really, all it takes is a little of your time and patience. The intricate details are not hard to achieve as long as you cut the quilt fabric sizes and shapes the right way. You can try to quilt your favorite spot back when you were kids or from where you first met. You friend will surely get touched!
Quilted Gift Ideas #20: Mug Rug
Sunflowers are one of the biggest and magnificent flowers I know. Quilting them for your friend will make her remember that being with her is always a sunny day for you. Making the middle part of your mug rug a darker color is convenient for concealing stains while really evoking the look of a sunflower.
Quilted Gift Ideas #21: Quilt Letters Monogram
Here’s an idea! How about sewing 5 groups of all the letters of her nickname? This will allow her to personalize her other stuff, thanks to you! You don’t necessarily have to sew her all the letters in the alphabet. Just give her what she needs, that’s all there is to it.
Quilted Gift Ideas #22: Table Topper
A quilted table runner may seem easy but you also have to consider the size of the table you are sewing for. A good place to start is eyeballing your friend’s coffee table and then proceed with your quilt. The element of surprise plus these quilted gift ideas make a great tandem for an unforgettable birthday gift.
Quilted Gift Ideas #23: Tick-Tack-Toe Travel Game Bag
I personally want to have one of these! Your friend will surely appreciate this tic-tac-toe travel game bag as a token of your friendship. All you have to do is patch fabric together to complete this tiny drawstring bag, and then add more patches for the 9 squares. The bag is reusable, and it knocks out boredom, too!
Quilted Gift Ideas #24: Gift Wrap Quilt Pillow
A pillow gift within a gift! Have fun with geometric shapes the way math geniuses who-happen-to-be-seamstresses would, in style! These eye-catching pillows will surely light up your jolly friend’s living room even more. Two or three types of fabric design will do.
Quilted Gift Ideas #25: Cat Quilt Embroidery Design
Quilting can extend up to embroidery designs. Here’s how we can accomplish this quilted gift idea. Simply borrow one of her old shirts or tote bags and give her an idea of up-cycling it. If she agrees, then borrow away and start quilt embroidering that kitty! And when she gets her gift, you will be remembered as the sneaky friend who knows just how to make her feeline special.
Quilted Gift Ideas #26: Meadow Sweet Rag Quilt
Another baby gift you can impart to your preggy friend is this meadow sweet rag quilt. It’s warm, eye-catching, and practical, it’s got all the qualities a mom needs to comfort her new baby! Let them snuggle real tight with soft fabric and designs that are baby-friendly. Soon enough, you’ll be invited to every baby shower in town! 😉
Quilted Gift Ideas #27: Upcycled Cuddle Turtle Footstool
Do you have worn out stuffed toys in the attic your kids have outgrown? You can upcycle it by quilting an attractive fabric covering and gifting it as a footstool! Give your friend’s tired legs some sweet relaxation, something no other friend can ever think of giving. 😉 Just attach a walking foot on your sewing machine to help you better manage the slippery fabric when making this upcycled turtle footstool.
Quilted Gift Ideas #28: Owl Key Pouch
Do you have a friend who always can’t seem to find her keys? Then this is the quilted gift idea that’s made for her. Quilt her a medium-sized owl key pouch that she can see right away and carry in her pocket. You can also use other animals for your quilting pattern. Sewing this owl applique is a breeze.
Whoever said that quilted lunch boxes are just for kids? I know a handful of girls from work who still pack their salad in cute lunch boxes. Quilt them a washable lunch bag to carry around their healthy lunch. Maybe, just maybe, they might pack you an extra lunch, too! That’s also not a bad idea, eh?
— SewingDotCom (@Sewingdotcom) August 11, 2016
Quilted Gift Ideas #30: Flirty Lady’s Apron
Sewing and cooking are the skills most homemakers, like us, possess. Gifting this flirty purple apron to your buddy who enjoys both hobbies will surely bring her pure joy. Not only does she get to protect her clothes while cooking, she gets to be gorgeous while doing it, too.
Quilted Gift Ideas #31: Long Skirt Quilt
I love the way how this quilted long skirt is made. The button sewn close to the pocket opening is a nifty detail. In fact, it can be used to attach, let’s say item #35 perhaps? Enjoy your time completing this skirt quilt project. Your friend will surely praise you for your craftiness with this one.
Quilted Gift Ideas #32: Quilted Tall Boots
This is fashion madness! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine quilting a pair of boots! Make sure you use a strong fabric to give your quilted boots a stiff body when quilting this gift idea. Then add rubber soles underneath and shoe laces in the front to complete its look.
Quilted Gift Ideas #33: Boho Wide Leg Pants
Loving these boho wide leg pants! You can either place a tie around the waistband or use stretchable fabric when sewing the top part of the pants. Either way, it looks flowy and artsy. Be careful, this quilted gift idea is known to spread like fire and you might get requests to make more! 😉
Quilted Gift Ideas #34: Poppy Tunic Dress
Make your girl friend feel like a doll by quilting her this poppy tunic dress. She can layer it with long sleeves or a bomber jacket during winter or just wear it alone during summer. It has that young and adorable vibe any girl would love to wear it! Plus, the quilting patterns are easy and fast enough to complete.
Gift this to a friend who likes to spend her time outdoors. Or a four-eyed lady such as myself? You can never go wrong with a quilted sunglasses case. It’s stylish, useful, and easy to sew. The handy design of this quilted gift idea makes it easy to grab and go.
In the meantime, enjoy this video on how to make a fabric basket by TheCraftyGemini:
I hand-picked these quilted gift ideas to make sure it fits every Jane Doe. It has everything to cater to anything your friends can possibly need or want. Just name it. From quilted bags, quilted accessories, wall decorations, and clothes, it’s all here. You can even pick items to quilt as a gift for yourself, too! As the old adage goes, “It’s better to give than to receive.” What quilted gift ideas did you like? Have you tried quilting one of these projects before? How was it? Share your sewing experiences in the comment box below. I’ll make sure to answer you in between crafts. I promise! 🙂
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