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|Quilting Tools List
Below is a list of quilting tools to help you furnish your quilting room.
Acrylic Ruler- Use to make straight cuts with a rotary cutter
Cutting Mat- Buy a self healing mat it will last longer. The mat protects your surface while cutting your quilt pieces.
Darning or Hopper Foot- used for your sewing machine for free motion-stitching.
Embroidery Machine Software
· Embroidery Fonts
· Embroidery Designs
Fusible Web- Use fusible web to making appliqué quilts instead of basting the pieces on with thread. Fusible web has an iron adhesive backside.
Hoop – hoops are portable and are used to stabilize quilts that are thicker and do not fit into quilt frames.
Laptop Computer- to download designs for your embroidery machine
· Dressmakers pencil
· Hand sewing needles- for hand stitches & appliqué
· Embroidery Machine needles
· Sewing Machine needles
· Quilting machine needles
· Serger needles
Plastic Template Sheets – Plastic sheets are usually 81/2 by 11” and you cut them into shapes to make permanent patterns – templates for quilting projects.
Quilt Table- A table that is level with your machine to support the quilt while sewing.
Quilt Frame- Frames are very helpful when hand-stitching quilts. The frame will help to stretch the quilt which will help to insure even tension.
Rotary Cutter – Round blade cuts quickly and efficiently. Rotary cutters can cut several (some up to 8) layers of fabric at a time.
Safety Pins- Hold several layers of fabric during the quilting process.
Scissors – Four pairs
1 pair of scissors for cutting fabric-NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use your good
fabric scissors to cut fabric…they will dull immediately!
1 pair of pinking schears
1 pair of scissors for paper only
1 small pair of scissors for to make little cuts and trim
Thimble- Protects your finger, especially helpful when pushing pins through several thick layers of fabric and batting.
· Machine sewing thread
· Hand sewing thread
· Quilting thread
· Embroidery thread
· Machine quilting thread
Walking Foot – Machine quilting foot to help keep the quilting lines straight