Countdown to Christmas: Day 6, Quilter’s Wish List

It’s always fun to make a Christmas list, and it’s even better when you include some items to enhance your quilting and creativity.

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QM’s Associate Editor Eileen Fowler has the task of watching for new products in the quilt industry. She tries them out and writes reviews for our readers. Some of her recent finds are featured today as the Countdown to Christmas continues.

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The Frosted Petticoat makes the sweetest buttons—out of chocolate!


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Add these yummy delicacies to holiday confections or gift to your friends, but be sure to pick out an extra box just for you. ($11.50 per box;

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Why Quilts Matter, viewed by many on PBS, is available for all to see on DVD.

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Created and produced by renowned quilt expert Shelly Zegart, this nine-part documentary
explores the world of quilting, the people who make quilts and the important role quilts play in history, art and politics. ($39.95;

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It all began with a single quilt block painted on an Ohio barn in 2001. Today there are over 3,000 barn quilts.

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With the assistance of the movement’s founder Donna Sue Groves, Suzi Parron visits the people and places behind this North American phenomenon in Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. ($29.95; 800-621-2736;

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Just Another Button Company is more than just buttons. Create the adorable Sew Charming Pincushion (from their assortment of Make-Do Pincushion kits) for your best quilty buddy.

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Or use your own fabric scraps and felted wool with their Sew-On-The-Go kit to make a handy, portable sewing case.

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(Sew Charming Pincushion kit, $50; Sew-On-The-Go kit, $70; find retailers at

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Want to maximize your sewing space? Check out ROM Woodworking’s large variety of beautifully crafted wood organizers.

rack1 Countdown to Christmas: Day 6, Quilters Wish ListThe Felicia Jr. Combo stores up to 45 spools of thread with spaces for your rulers in the front and the back. (Felicia Jr. Combo, $84.99;

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You’ve stitched the binding onto your quilt. To join the ends perfectly, use The Binding Tool from TQM Products.

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So easy to use—the simple instructions are printed right on the tool. To see this tool in action, here’s a how-to video. If you prefer still photos, see this tutorial. ($9; 507-351-5439;

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If you don’t have a barn, you can still display your favorite quilt block. The Classic Metal Company has laser-cut steel into durable “home-sized” barn quilts.

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Choose from several classic designs like Bear’s Paw, Lone Star and Mariner’s Star. Mariner’s Compass is shown above, and below is Dutch Rose.

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Available in five colors and two sizes. (12″x 12″ designs, $29; 24″x 24″ designs, $59; 815-252-0104;

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Thanks for joining me! I’ll see you tomorrow as Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas continues.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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18 Responses to Countdown to Christmas: Day 6, Quilter’s Wish List

  1. Claudia says:

    “Why Quilts Matter” is on my wish list for Christmas.

  2. Debbie A says:

    these would come in handy as I am currently co-chairing a group of ladies at the church that are learning to quilt

  3. Christy says:

    I love that binding tool. The buttons look tasty. So clever

  4. Laura says:

    I just bookmarked the home size barn quilts link. That may be my Christmas present to myself this year. Very cute!!

  5. Roberta says:

    What a great group of ideas

  6. Cathy Bertanzetti says:

    Love all the products, would love to own any.

  7. Rebecca French says:

    Great gifts ~ thanks for the opportunity. Can’t get the hang of binding correctly and the binder tool is a must have.

  8. Marion says:

    I share my tools with my 85 year old Mother. What fun we would have if I win.

  9. Kelly Cline says:

    A girl can never have too many tools!

  10. Chris Worth says:

    Love seeing new products and usually buying them too!

  11. Tami Chaulk says:

    I’d love to have a home-sized barn quilt! My wonderful mother-in-law would love to have one as well!

  12. JoAnne T. says:

    That Barn Quilts book looks like one to have and keep, thanks for telling us about it. I want one of those home sized barn quilts. Wow!

  13. Judy says:

    Love the metal works “quilts”. The thread/ruler rack is great! Handy little binder tool looks neat,too! The buttons and pins are just darlin’!
    Quiltmaker is great! Keeps me comin’ back!

  14. Rachell R says:

    Sew much fun! Lovely chocolates!
    All of these tools would be great! I have a few rulers that don’t have hanging holes, plus I want to keep machine quilting thread separate from sewing thread (need more storage), so that rack would be awesome!
    Thanks for an opportunity!

  15. Val says:

    This is great. I hope I win!

  16. Sharon Bese says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. I love counting down to Christmas.

  17. tanya says:

    Thanks for the chance and I hope I win!

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