When creating the perfect quilt, thread choice is extremely important. Just like fabric choices, there are many types and colors of threads to choose from. When you don't want you thread to show show, then choose the closest color to your fabric as possible. If your quilt is multicolored then a grey quilting thread is best. There are clear "invisible" threads such as mono filament. If you quilt will be used a lot, choose strong cotton thread. The rule of thumb when selecting thread is to match the thread to the type of material you're using. Many hand quilters coat the thread in beeswax to prevent tangling and it ...
There are probably as many types of scissors as there are kinds of fabric. Here a just a few: quilting scissors, Kai heavy duty steel sheers- They cut heavy material and stay sharp for many months. They are easy to hold and not too heavy. Fiskars scissors are known for their quality. The titanium scissors are great because the blades resist knicks and stay sharp longer. They are available in many sizes from small to cut threads and larger to cut several layers of material. Some have spring action handles to reduce hand fatigue. You can always spot a Fiskars by the bright orange handles. The Gingher knife edge scissors ...
How big is your quilting supply? Whether you are a beginner or an expert or somewhere in between you can never have too many quilting supplies. There are hundreds of rulers to choose from. There are rulers as small as 4x4 inches and rulers that can cut shapes too. Rulers have grids printed on them so you can measure smaller sizes with a larger ruler. Some great rulers are made by Omnigrid. Rulers make accurate cutting of fabric squares a breeze. You must buy a good quality cutting mat for your fabric. Most mats are self healing and come in a varied selection of sizes. You can even ...
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