Part 2: All I want for Christmas–2020

Last week, we posted Part 1 of our annual wish list and gift guide.  You can see it here.  You can also review our other annual guides by following these links:  2019 Part 1; 2019 Part 2; 2018

Submitted by Dianne McD.

Liz got us off to a great start last week.  Here are some more ideas to add to your wish list or gift guide. You can click the images for a larger view.

Leather Coin Thimble

Leather ThimbleTo be honest, thimbles make me crazy. And I have tried all kinds–metal, silicone, and plastic. But I like this Clover Leather Double-Sided thimble. The “coin” makes sending a needle through a thick quilt painless. The link will take you to Clover, but you can also find it on Amazon.Link to More Info

Poke-A-Dots Thimble Pads

Poke A DotsSpeaking of thimbles….these thimble pads are not only good-looking, they are also very functional. My thimble pads aren’t this pretty, but these Poke-A-Dots are now on my own wish list. This link will take you to the Jillily Studio, but you can also purchase them on Amazon.Link to More Info

Wenice LED Strip Kit for Sewing Machines

LED Light StripIf you were a Prime Participant at our MPS Fall Retreat, you received one of these in your Swag Bag. I love, love, LOVE, mine, so I wanted to share this gift/wish item with the rest of you. Many thanks to the retreat committee for helping me see again while I’m stitching away. It can be trimmed to the size that fits your machine and can be purchased in a lot of places. This link will take you to Amazon. Link to More Info

Kleen Kanteen Tumbler from Quiltfolk

Quiltfolk TumblerThis tumbler is really an insulated cup to keep hot things hot and cold things cold. The best part? Etched on both sides is a beautiful half-square triangle heart that was inspired by a Tula Pink pattern. While I haven’t tested cold beverages yet, I can attest that hot things stay hot for a long time. The link will take you to the Quiltfolk shop where you can see other cool quilt-related items. Link to More Info

Chip Chip Ceramics

Knitters BroochAnd now for something completely different….this Etsy shop owned by Zhanna Chiplyk was shared on Facebook and I had to check it out. She has many, many cute brooches as well as other interesting items. This would be perfect for the knitter in your circle. You’ll also see a really pretty patchwork leaf there. The link will take you to the Etsy shop where you can browse away. Link to More Info

How about you?  Do you have any ideas to put on our wish or gift lists?  We can do a Part 3!  Just email your idea to us at and we’ll work to find photos and/or links and get them posted.

As always, we’re happy to hear from you in the comments below.


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  1. Great ideas, Dianne! I have a similar set of LED lights on my machine and they make a huge difference for me. I am able to sew with more comfort and even into the evening.
    I struggle with thimbles as well and I do use the dots on my left hand when I am big-stitch quilting. They really save my fingers and improve my stitches.

  2. I’m impressed by all the items you selected to show, but the LED strip that can be cut to fit and has a touch dimmer switch – well, it sounds like science fiction! Talk about technological Progress!

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