Are you an experienced quilter, but you’ve never given one of your beautiful creations as a holiday gift? Or, maybe you’re newer to quilting, but you’re not sure that your skill level is advanced enough for you to feel confident in presenting your quilts as gifts to friends and family.
At The Quilt Works Inc., we believe quilts make the perfect holiday gifts, whatever your skill level with quilting. Learn some reasons why—and if this post leaves you feeling inspired to get to work on your holiday gift list, stop by our quilting store in Albuquerque, NM for all of the quilting fabrics, notions and supplies that you need:
- Quilts are an item that will receive guaranteed use: Sometimes when shopping for holiday gifts, you might find yourself wondering if the person you’re shopping for will really use the item you’re contemplating purchasing. And sometimes a recipient might find themselves touched to receive a store-bought gift, but uncertain of how to use it or aware that they may not have the space for it, so the item becomes regifted or just not used. You can avoid the situation of a gift that is not used for both the giver and the recipient by presenting quilts as holiday presents. Quilts have a specific use, and a recipient who might choose not to use the quilt you give them could still choose to display the quilt on a wall or other location in their home.
- Quilts are personal to the recipient: Another dilemma when shopping for gifts is that sometimes you might find yourself unsure about whether the gift you’re thinking about is too personal or not personal enough. A homemade quilt solves this, as you can tailor it specifically to the interests and likes of the person you are presenting it to.
- You can relax at home instead of shopping for gifts: Sure, creating quilts takes some time and effort, but you can work on these projects quietly in your own home or other favorite location without having to brave the stores or spend endless time online trying to find the perfect gift. You can spend the time you save on creating a beautiful, meaningful gift your intended recipient will be sure to treasure.
- Recipients in cooler climates can use your gift right away: It’ll be cold in some climates during the holidays, so if you’re giving a quilt to someone who lives in harsher temperatures, they can begin using your creation immediately to keep warm during the winter months.
Are there other reasons you can come up with for why a handmade quilt is a perfect holiday gift? If so, trust your instincts and give your recipient an item made with love that they’ll cherish for years.
Ready to start a new project or to put renewed effort into some existing designs you’ve been working on? The Quilt Works Inc. is staffed by professionals with more than 300 combined years of quilting experience, who are eager to help you with your holiday gift projects.
Stop by our quilting store in Albuquerque, NM, to talk about ideas, to purchase quilting fabrics, supplies and notions or to sign up for a class to help you gain additional quilting skills.