A Comprehensive Insight Into Fundamental Quilting Supplies

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So now that you are aware of fundamentals of quilting, it is time to gather few essential supplies to begin quilting. Today’s marketplace is flooded with an assortment of quilting tools. There are a few supplies that are necessary for quilting and a few others that make your work easier. Make sure to choose quality tools for quilting at the best price range. The quilting tools can be upgraded whenever possible. Pins are the basic supplies for quilting. The basic pins have a plastic head and these are available as a pack containing 500 numbers. The glass head pins are priced slightly higher.

The glass head pins are thin and do not melt. They are my personal favorites. The threads are the next important supplies. It is ideal to opt for cotton threads as other threads tend to become linty. Cotton threads keep your sewing machine clean. They can be used for piecing and quilting. The next on our list is the fabric scissors. Stock on more than a pair of fabric scisthreadssors if you do not want to invest in a rotary cutter. Choose fabric scissors that offer a perfect fit to your hands. So, these are the basic tools for quilting.

Moving on further, you have a range of accessories to support your quilting. The cutting mat guards your working table. Opt for a large cutting mat if you intend to use a rotary cutter. The rotary cutter facilitates quick, accurate and easy fabric cutting. The rotary cutters are available in different standard sizes. The 45mm rotary cutter is the standard option for beginners. The 60mm rotary cutter facilitates long cuts and 28mm are ideal for cutting curves. Make sure to choose one based on your requirements. Couple your rotary cutter with a 6×24 inch ruler. So, once you are ready with all your tools, get started with quilting.

Must Have Tools For The Aspiring Quilter

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Quilting is an art that attracts many people. It is now an expression of one’s creativity and a piece of themselves. With the holiday season coming around many of them would want to put together a small tool box to do the quilting. Here are the essential items you need if you are planning to start your quilting expedition.

Sewing Machine Equipped With A Quilting Feet
While beginning, sewing people go for a basic foot sewing machine. If you are looking to do quilting, you need a free-motion foot that can help you into making designs into a quilt. Quarter-inch foot is very helpful for sewing perfect seams and walking-foot is important for straight-line quilting.

Rotary Cutter, Mat And Ruler
More than the fabric, scissors and a rotary cutter forms an important part of the quilting kit. You can also stock up on self-healing cutting mat for cutting the quilts.

Needles
Sewing machine needles that are given along with the machine will not stay for a long time. Probably you will be able to do one project without breaking the needle. You might have to change the needles before each project. Therefore, stocking up on the sewing machine needles will be a good option.

Scissors
Cutting your fabric properly will be an important part of your quilting process. Therefore, buy a good pair of scissors.