Quilting can be a fun way to spend your free time and release your creativity to soar as you come up with new designs and styles.
Some of the basic quilting supplies and quilting tools that will come in handy as you work will include;
Sewing machine – You may opt to hand sew your quilts, but if you don’t, you will need a sewing machine. The machine shouldn’t be expensive, but should enable you sew 1/4″ seam allowance easily to match the quilting standards.
Scissors – You may buy two pairs of scissors, one for fabric and the other to be used in cutting crafting materials, plastic and paper in your quilting work.
Rotary cutter – This tool helps you in improving your cutting accuracy because it works like a pizza cutter, and can cut through several layers of fabric with its razor sharp blades.
Ruler – A transparent ruler is mainly used for foundation or paper piecing. It has a specially designed lip that automatically adds a ¼” seam allowance and provides a straight edge when using the rotary cutter.
Rotary cutting mats – These quilting tools are made from a material that allows the cutter blade to remain sharp. The mats help to protect the surface that you are working on as you cut your fabrics or papers.
Iron and ironing board – If you do not already own one, consider getting an ironing board that is specifically made for quilting, which allows you to combine the heat and weight to press your quilting components.
Design wall – Do not let this term scare you into thinking it is an expensive tool. It can simply be a white flannel or two that allows you to tack your quilting blocks, take a step back and view the work either in totality when complete or as single independent pieces.
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