Quilting is about taking a good piece of fabric and cutting it up to make something amazing! Whether you make traditional quilts, modern quilts, art quilts or just starting to quilt, we’ve rounded up the best tools for quilting projects! And we’ve given you some of our tips and hints to help you with your next quilting project!
Here are our favorite threads, pins, needles (for both machine and hand sewing). We love the 1/4-inch quilters tape for securing fabrics for stitching.
And, of course, you need rulers. If you are like most of us, it doesn’t stop at one. Once you get one specialty ruler, you start collecting them for all of the different use cases.
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One of the things that we try to do without but when you finally buy one, it is life changing. That is a rotary mat that turns on a turntable. It save so much time when you are trimming up blocks and makes them so much more accurate! No more trying to flip your fabric around and keeping it perfectly straight. Just a little turn on the turntable!
A good rotary cutter with a good sharp blade is critical. My preference are the ones from Kai. They are reasonably priced and do a great job.
And, you need a cutting mat. Olfa makes a great brand that holds up for a pretty long time.
Do you do appliqué? or cut little piece? The Karen Buckley scissors are a must-have for your supplies.
How-To and Inspiring Quilt Books
Some of our favorite quilting books to learn new techniques or be inspired.
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