Monday, March 23, 2015

Quilter's Tool Chest-The Basic Tools Roundup

Written by Laura Chaney, daughter


Prairie Sewn Studios Quilter's Tool Chest


Today's post is a round-up (yeehaw!) of the first ten posts in the Quilter's Tool Chest series. These are the basic tools that we'd recommend a new quilter or sewer invest in (or be gifted!) when starting out. Not a beginner? Use this as a checklist to see what basic items you might add to your tool chest to help making your quilting and sewing even more successful! 


Rotary Cutter
1. Rotary cutter
Self-healing cutting mat
3. Self-healing cutting mat

Flat-head pins
4. Flat-head pins

Good quality thread
5. Good quality thread

Scissors
6. Scissors

Iron with steam
7. Iron with steam

Sewing Machine
8. Reliable sewing machine with both a straight and zig-zag stitch

Sewing machine needles
9. Good quality sewing machine needles


What are some of the basic tools that you keep in your Quilter's Tool Chest? 






2 comments:

  1. All of the above and, I might add, some good marking tools as well. I always tuck a fine lead mechanical pencil into my basic sewing kit that travels w/ me; you might be surprised to learn how indispensible that is! Great series of posts, Laura!

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  2. All of those are good notions/gadgets. I also use/need a marking pen or other marking item like chalk. For quilting I like to use gloves. I also use fusible web, freezer paper and plastic for template making, so those are my other needed items.

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