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 scissors 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.