Whether you are sewing a garment, home dec, or making a traditional, modern or art quilt; there are some notions that you need to have in your sewing room / studio! We’ve rounded up some of the best sewing and quilting supplies that you must have! Sometimes these are called sewing or quilting notions.
The key to successful projects is to have the right tools for the job. Start by buying the right tool(s) for the specific project you are working on and add to your toolbox over time. You’ll be much happier with your projects!
Having the right pressing and cutting tools is probably the most important for most sewing jobs. A good iron is worth the investment. You’ll get nicely pressed seams and corners – important in both sewing and quilting.
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And, having a good, sharp pair of scissors that is right for the job is equally important. If you use a craft scissor, or dull cutting tool, you won’t get an accurate or sharp cut on your fabric. You’ll be frustrated and it won’t be a fun and relaxing project to create.
Invest in your craft with the best sewing and quilting supplies.
Why are they called sewing notions?
The definition of notion is ‘a conception of or belief about something’ or ‘an impulse or desire, especially one of a whimsical kind’. So, what are sewing notions? How did it get this name?
In researching this topic, notion first appeared in the late 14th century meaning idea or concept, which is still used today. This lead to the word being used to mean a bright idea or clever invention which led to this word being used as the group of useful, less expensive items in shops to be called notions. At this time, there wasn’t the mass market for ready-to-wear clothing and linens, and most of those items were made at home. This section of the store had a large variety of sewing ‘notion’s – or small items that were not expensive that were used for sewing.
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