I made several of these fringe flannel quilts for Christmas gifts (finally getting around to posting). These are easy and fun to make and the payoff is actually pretty remarkable. Being made of two layers of flannel (no batting) they are super cozy and soft. A coworker gave me the bacon fabric and the recipient of the gift loooooves bacon, so naturally I knew she would love a bacon quilt!
As I'm sure a knitter loves a new pretty skein of yarn, quilters love fabric. Most quilters collect fabric, and you could pick out a couple coordinating (or not) fat quarters at most fabric or quilt shops. A fat quarter will run you 2-3 dollars on average. Different quilt books would always be a good gift as well as I love looking at them to get new ideas, or color combinations. I like those published by a company called The Patchwork Place. A subscription to a quilt magazine, a quick google search will pull up results though I like 'Love of Quilting'. Other sewing notions are always needed: glass headed pins, flat headed (or flower headed) pins, safety pins, tailor's chalk, water-dissolving fabric markers (I go through them like crazy!), different sizes of clear (Omnigrid) cutting rulers, small scissors, thread (I love the variegated machine quilting thread).... A good quilt shop would have more suggestions as well...good luck!
ETA changed the name of the quilt book publishing company that I like...
Love your throw pillow! What a great idea. I have just started using the Stitch-It Kit and amazed at the variety of items that can be embroidered. I especially like the initial in the perfume bottle. What kind of stitches did you use?