I love to quilt! My grandmother taught me how to quilt, my daughter is a quilter and we’re teaching my granddaughters how to quilt.
As I was growing up I remember my grandmother spending her evenings handstitching quilts together. Two of my favorites that she made (and that I’ve made for my children) are the Beautiful Butterfly Quilt and the BowTie Quilt. My daughter’s favorite is one that she made while in college – her famous Patch “Puff” Quilt. Wow – she could have started her own quilting business when her friends saw and felt that wonderful soft puffy quilt!
The important question is – what kind of special quilting tools/supplies/notions do you use most?
I have my own little “quilting” corner where I keep all my quilting tools/supplies in one place (except my fabric scrap stash which is in another cabinet!). These are the items I use ALL the time:
The Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set — this one set includes a rotary cutter, 18″ x 24″ cutting mat and a 6″ x 24″ clear acrylic ruler
3-Piece square cut ruler set – this set has 3 different size squares – 6 1/2″, 4 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ – made of heavy acrylic, and is perfect for most of the quilting squares that I make.
Pyramid cutting ruler – I use this ruler for my quilting patterns that need a precise triangle measurement. This ruler is designed to cut triangles from 1″ to 6″.
Quilting Glass Head Pins – I like the heads on these pins and, you guessed it — they STAY in my quilting “corner”, so they don’t get mixed in with my regular sewing pins.
Quilt Halo – free motion quilting tool – This tool is designed for free motion quilting, but it is also very useful for the free motion embroidery that I do to personalize items for the grandchildren. Very useful tool!
I like to hear what YOUR favorite quilting items are, and let me know if you are also passing your quilting skills down to the next generation of quilters.
The above items are the specific quilting items that I use all the time,
I saw several plastic templates with various designs in a fabric store. How are these used in quilting?