Quilting Tools and Supplies
You can start quilting with very few tools and some pieces of basic equipment. However, once you get down to it and start enjoying quilting you will find that there are some specialty tools, sewing machines and other equipment that makes quilting easier and a fun activity. The problem with most beginners is that they do not know which tools they need first and which ones after they gather experience.
You will need a sewing machine and a rotary cutter is a necessary for cutting quilt blocks evenly. You will also need a square ruler for squaring up quilt blocks. Pair of scissors, thread and good quality 1 1/4-inch steel safety pins, square ruler, rotary mat, marking pencil and seam ripper completes the list of tools needed to quilt a quilt.
In as far as supplies are concerned, batting or stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber is a must because that is what goes in between the quilt top and the backing. For the quilt top you may want to use old overgrown garments or buy fresh fabric. Most people prefer to make backing from running lengths of flannel or blended cotton fabric but you may, if you wish, make a backing from blocks as well.
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