You’ve asked me many times before what rulers I use, what mat appears on my videos, what sewing machine I use.
I don’t have lots of special quilting tools and I like to use fewer of them even. I believe you don’t need to have lots of tools to be able to quilt.
I have compiled a list of my quilting “toys” in case you’re interested.
I’ve also included the thread I use. I find it to be very good and really well priced.
Sewing machine and accessories
I still own my old Janome that I bought in 2009. I keep it in case I need to take my current machine to be serviced.
- Sullivan ruler 4.5″ x 4.5″
- Sew Simple ruler 4.5″ x 14″
- Sew Simple ruler 6.5″ x 6.5″
- Sew Simple ruler 12.5″ x12.5″
- Westalee 18″ Ruler with Locking Fabric Guide
- Clearview 60 degree triangle ruler
Add a quarter ruler. This is a perfect ruler for foundation paper piecing. It’s a time saver!
I only own one rotary cutter, a 45 mm Olfa rotary cutter. I bought it in 2009 and it’s still going.
Self healing cutting mat
Calibre Art cutting mat, 24″ x 36″. This is my current mat. I needed to replace my old Olfa and I wanted one that didn’t emit any strong plastic odours. This mat is odourless plus it can be bent and won’t lose its shape.
Olfa cutting mat, 18″ x 24″. I still use the old one from time to time.
My mat is 13 1/2″ x 13 1/2″, perfect for most block sizes.
I find ironing mats most convenient. You can just place it on top of your cutting mat as needed. The mat is very thick and won’t ruin your cutting mat.
I almost exclusively use Connecting threads cotton thread now. I used Gutermann for many years but I found Connecting threads to be quite good and a lot cheaper.
These pins are beautifully made and you will see them on my videos.
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