A helpful guide to 6 quilting supplies for beginning quilters
As a novice quilter, you may be overwhelmed trying to decide what quilting supplies and products to invest in. Here is a list of basic AccuQuilt supplies to get you started.
Fabric Cutter – Because Better Cuts Make Better Quilts™
A great fabric cutter is vital. You will be doing loads of cutting as a quilter and you need a reliable fabric cutter to power you through your projects. Some thing like this Go! Baby Fabric Cutter Starter Set is excellent for beginners. It enables you to cut fabric quickly, easily and accurately. It can cut up to six layers of cotton at once! It is also easy to handle so you don't have to worry about straining your hands when making fabric cuts. This starter set also includes other basic items like dies, a cutting mat and an idea booklet with a variety of design options.
Quilting Supply Storage Made Easy
Having a great way to haul your quilting supplies is important, especially if you travel or participate in quilting and sewing groups. This GO! Baby Fabric Cutter Tote is perfect for carrying your supplies with you no matter where you go. It's durably designed to withstand wear and tear while protecting your supplies. It's also easy to carry and transport.
For your smaller items like needles, pins, threads, scissors, seam rippers and more, it's helpful to have a tote like the Go! Mini Tote. It's constructed of durable material that is sure to last against repeated use. The handles are also comfortably designed and easy to carry. This tote is ideal for carrying your supplies to and from your quilting station. It's perfect for quilters who are on the go and want to remain organized.
Patterns Make Quilting a Breeze
As a beginner, it may be difficult to choose a pattern for your first few quilts. Choose something easy to start off with, like this Go! Strips Pattern.
Once you've gotten the hang of easier patterns, you can work your way up to tougher ones, like these Quilt In A Day pattern options.
Threads Form a Bond
Threads seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to have a variety of colors and types in your quilting kit. This Through the Garden Thread Collection is a great option. Depending on the pattern or color scheme of your quilt, you want to have matching threads on hand. Keep a range of colors so you never run out.
Pins Are Essential to Quilting
Pins are another seemingly insignificant item, but crucial for all quilters. Pins are needed to hold sections of fabric, blocks, pattern configurations, hems and more. Make sure you have loads ready to go in an easily accessible spot.
You can even make your own pin cushion like these Go! pin cushions for your pins. It's the perfect spot to keep your pins so you always know where they are. Plus, they are easy to travel with so you can take them with you when you're on the go.