Quilting Tools & Supplies
Quilting is a fun hobby that can be lucrative as well. A well-crafted quilt looks terrific on any bed and also is superb at keeping the bed's occupants warm on cold nights. Quilts make for excellent gifts for family and friends on many different occasions. Quilt-making can also turn into a lucrative hobby as you can sell your wares at local sales locations like farmers' markets or even online. From beginners to well-seasoned quilters, there are a number of quilting tools and supplies needed for making quality quilts.
What types of quilting tools are available?
Quilting requires specific tools, such as:
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Ruler Marking chalk
- Fabric shears
- Small scissors
- Seam ripper
- Sewing pins
- Safety pins
In addition, you will need replacement rotary cutter blades, ironing board and an iron. For the sewing machine, you should have a quilting foot as well as a quarter-inch foot.
What supplies are needed for quilting?
The most essential supplies for quilting include:
- Multiple fabrics
- Several spools of thread
- Plenty of quilt batting
- Quilt patterns, templates or stencils
If you are working with appliques, you will need some applique pressing sheets to keep them in place.