Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Quilting/Sewing Supplies I like
Of course everyone will have their own opinion on what to get. For your first one, I would recommend a 45 mm blade. They have smaller and larger ones, but this is the most common size. It is what I have. I use it for cutting out patterns and quilt blocks. It is so quick and you don't have to worry about your material shifting around.
If you are quilting, I highly recommend that you buy a quilting ruler. The rest of the post are things my quilting teacher recommended to me.
I also have the tiny ruler to help me get that quarter inch seam on my quilting projects.
The other ruler is a Bias ruler. It is 2 1/2 inches wide which is perfect for apron ties, ruffles, and strips for quilts.
Did you know you can use a washable glue stick to baste your items on without pinning? Cool huh?
This is just a short list of things to get you started. You can most of it at Wal-Mart or your local fabric/craft supply store. Don't forget coupons! Of course you need several different colors of thread, black, white, brown, blue, red to name a few. I keep thread in stock at all times, there is nothing worse than a great outfit that has been sewn with the wrong color of thread. After all it is the little things that count!
Have fun sewing, I know I will!