Best Quilting Notions and Tools
Below are my quilting tool recommendations, which I have conveniently grouped into sections. Each item is linked to Amazon making it easy for you to purchase. If I've written a review of the item, you can click on the item's name to read the review.
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Basic Rotary Cutting Tools and Notions
These items make up what I consider the "basic" kit you need to be productive as a quilter. If you're a new or beginning quilter, these are your first investments. I heartily endorse the Creative Grids rulers because I can see through them clearly, they do not slip, and most of them have additional lines to help with lining up fabric, helping you make excellent cuts. Another plus is that almost all of them have instructional videos on YouTube where you can learn better ways to use the ruler, and these videos can be easily accessed from a mobile device by scanning the QR code that is printed directly on the ruler.
Basic Sewing Notions for Quilters
These items make up what I call a "Basic Sewing Kit for Quilters." You may have a lot of these items already, but when it comes time to replace them, here are the ones I think are your best bet to get the job done.
Specialty Rulers & Tools for Quilters
There are a ton of specialty rulers on the market, and it's hard to know which ones are worthy of your investment. I consider the rulers listed below to be my "special" workhorses, as they have greatly improved my accuracy and given me exceptional results.
English Paper Piecing Recommendations
Applique has its own set of needs. I love the fact that applique can be so portable, and so I keep an applique kit containing my applique tools and notions that are always ready to travel. The items below are my "go to" products when working with applique.
Best Tools and Notions for Applique
Best tools, notions and fun stuff for Quilt Retreats
Quilt retreats and sewing group days are my favorite part of quilting. I try to keep a bag ready to go at a moments notice in case some friends call and say "Let's Sew!" I've found the tools and notions listed below to make my sewing excursions a lot more pleasant.
Large Tote Bag
I take a LOT of fabric with me when I retreat. I love the way I can stack the fabric in these large totes.