Quilter Tools

What a Beginner Quilter Really Needs

When you first start quilting, you can quickly be overwhelmed by the notions and accessories that you "need" to quilt. Kim shows you what essentials you actually need to have in your tool kit when you first start quilting.

While you may add more items to your quilt studio as you progress in your quilting journey, you really need the following items to start:

A rotary cutter
A cutting mat (or self-healing mat)
A quilting ruler
An iron
A pressing surface (tutorial on making a pressing surface is below)
Seam ripper (yes, you will use this a time or two!)
Multi-Purpose Quilt Spray (recipe and information below)
Sewing Machine with 1/4" foot, walking foot and free motion or darning foot

To learn more, click on the image below.

What are the essentials that you think a beginning quilter needs? Let me know in the comments below.



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Telecast Thursday - Rotary Cutters in the Chatterbox Quilts Studio

This Telecast Thursday I'm addressing a cutting edge subject: rotary cutters!

Okay, enough levity. Rotary cutters are a serious business and each quilter has their own preferred size and brand. 

Watch the video below or on my YouTube channel to see what we use in the Chatterbox Quilts' studio. 

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Leave me a comment below to let me know your favourite size and brand of rotary cutter.



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