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Beginners Guide to Quilting: Necessary Materials

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  1. Sewing machine

  2. Fabric-washed and pressed (colors and yardage specified by pattern or individual project)
     
  3. Iron and Starch Spray-The spray makes the fabric even sturdier and easier to work with.
     
  4. Quilt batting- This is the filling of the blanket, sandwiched between two sheets of fabric. It comes in cotton, polyester, and wool. Polyester is less expensive but has a tendency to “beard” or show through the weave of the fabric. Wool is the heaviest and absorbs moisture well, but requires more careful cleaning as wool can shrink drastically when washed. Cotton is generally the best material for beginners.
     
  5. Cotton thread- A basic white thread for light-colored fabrics and a black thread for dark-colored fabrics are the only necessities, but different colors can enhance the color scheme of the quilt.
     
  6. Rotary cutter & spare blades- A sharp rotary cutter allows you to cut through several layers of fabric at once, speeding up the process of preparing your quilt.
     
  7. Cutting mat- This one is self-explanatory when using a rotary cutter. “Self-healing” mats are made from a vinyl material that can be cut on without showing marks. They come in large sizes to cover a table.
     
  8. Sewing needles- Use a larger "quilting needle" in your sewing machine, which have a tapered point to pierce several layers of fabric and sew evenly over seams. While a size 12 universal needle also works for most quilting, use a heavier needle for free-motion quilting, which puts more stress on the needle.
     
  9. Ruler for rotary cutting- These come in sizes 6” x 24” or 3” x 24” and are marked in 1/8” increments.
     
  10. Sewing pins

  11. Safety pins



 

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any help for lefted handed quilters measureing with rulers stump me????

didnt see reply need help

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Okay I am new at this, what is sizing?

Item 2 should recomment sizing rather than starch as starch attracts insects.

I read in another article to use sizing instead of starch as insects like the starch and do not like the sizing.

I've never gotten a straightforward answer on "what I need to quilt." Thank you for this article, now I'm sure I can start quilting!

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