November 25, 2008

Here are some great “little something” suggestions for your dear quilting friends this year.

Magnetic Needle Minders


These Needle Minders look just like beautiful cameo brooches. A magnet in the back keeps them in place so you can wear it on your clothing, or you can set it down beside you. No more needles in the arm of the sofa or stuck through your shirt! You’ll always know where your needle is.

Makes a great gift for someone who likes to sew, or for yourself. Available in a range of colors and styles, these may just be the ultimate stocking stuffer. They’re on my website at


Quilting books and patterns

Also on my website, you’ll find the books and patterns that I publish. They’re all economically priced, with low shipping, because that’s what I believe in. You might find the perfect stocking stuffer for your quilting friend there.



pretty.jpgHave you discovered Etsy yet? It’s a crafter’s paradise. You’ll find a bazillion things to drool over and gift your friends with (and probably keep some for yourself). I have an Etsy store where you’ll see my books and patterns listed, plus a bunch of stuff that I make with buttons.


Okay, that’s my roundup of gift-giving suggestions this holiday season. Now I better get started on my own list!

Happy holidays,
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop


2 Responses to “Stocking stuffers”

  1. Amy's Stocking Stuffers on November 26th, 2008 11:08 am

    I love the needle minders! I’ve never seen those before. I might like to mention them on my blog in the future (I’ll credit your blog as where I first saw them, of course).

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. helen on November 27th, 2008 2:06 am

    Hi Kay

    I just found your blog. I am doing some (very simple) hand stitched applique at the moment. I use the “freezer paper on the back and spray starch with a brush to turn the edges over” method, but just before stitching I remove the freezer paper and give the piece a quick press. Then I don’t have to remove it afterwards. I have recently discovered YLI #100 silk thread and it has made the stitching a real joy to do. I might be hooked!