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Your Guide To Quilting Accessories For All Projects!
Are you looking for some quilting accessories, but have no idea where to start? Not sure which quilting accessories you need as a beginner? Look no further than this convenient Spotlight guide, which lays out all the accessories that could benefit you.
What Is The First Thing I Should Obtain As A New Quilter?
As a new quilter, it is often a good idea to get the bare essentials, mainly because you are trying out the craft for the first time. After all, you do not want to end up with countless supplies you will never use again if you do not like quilting. Fortunately, there are some affordable beginner kits that will provide you with all the accessories you need for a smaller project.
Once you find that you have an interest in the craft, you could benefit greatly from obtaining some information about quilting in general. There are plenty of books to find with detailed information for beginners, many of which are also available at Spotlight for an affordable price.
What Are The Essential Supplies And Accessories For A First Quilting Project?
Surprisingly, crafters do not need lots of supplies to get started with quilting. As an additional advantage, most of the supplies you need for quilting can be used in other sewing crafts too. So, purchasing essentials even if you end up not liking quilting means nothing will go to waste. Here are some of the essential supplies you need to obtain for your first quilting project.
Cutting mat: A good cutting matt will become your best friend. Not only does it protect the surface underneath, it makes fabric cutting a lot more efficient. For quilting, you will notice there are a bunch of cutting mats available in various shapes and sizes. Ideally, you want a medium-sized mat in a rectangular shape, as these are often the most convenient for fabric cutting. Of course, it also depends on the workspace you have available.
Rotary cutter: Another staple in the world of quilting accessories is the rotary cutter. While some beginners start with scissors, they soon find that this entails a lot more work. After all, a rotary cutter has the ability to cut several layers of fabric at the same time. If you are making something like a patchwork quilt, this save a large amount of time. When it comes to rotary cutters, there are many different options as well. However, Spotlight recommends using a rotary cutter with an ergonomic handle and a safety clasp. By using the clasp, the rotary cutter is less likely to cause injuries. The ergonomic handle enables you to use the cutter for longer period of time without pain in your hands and wrists.
Measuring tools: Quilting will require a certain amount of measuring tools. The number of measuring tools you need does depend on the type of fabric you use. For example, fat squares need little cutting as they are cut ahead of time. Fabric from the roll will need more cutting tools, as you will need to measure and cut all the required squares with the greatest precision. There are many rulers you can obtain for quilting, each of them with their own distinct markings and shapes. You want to obtain at least one square ruler and one rectangular rules, as these are most convenient to use in quilting.
Pattern: When you start quilting, you will need a pattern to follow too. Patterns are widely available, including at Spotlight. Naturally, the type of pattern you use for your quilting project does depend on your skill level. For beginners, it is important to choose something that is straightforward and not too complicated. Therefore, look something with a limited amount of design patterns - for example, a pattern that used one solid fabric and one patterned fabric. These tend to be much easier compared to the more advanced patterns that use several patterned fabrics at one given time.
Walking foot: If you use a sewing machine, you want to invest in a good walking foot. The walking foot is one of the most versatile for quilting and can be implemented for numerous projects. In fact, this type of foot allows you to feed your fabric through the machine a little easier. In addition to that, the walking foot also has applications in binding your quilt. In other ways, this is a sewing machine accessory you cannot go without.