Basic Tools for a Quilter

*Sewing machine

*Fabric scissors

*Rotary cutter, mat and rotary cutter ruler.  This will be one of your most expensive investments and it is recommended you purchase the best you can afford. It will make cutting accurate pieces quickly and easily.

*Straight pins for quilting

*Seam ripper – get one that will be comfortable in your hand because it will become your new best friend!

*A non-permanent marking pen or pencil. I use a regular mechanical pencil so the line is fine and light.

*Iron and ironing surface

*(Optional) Small scissors for clipping threads; spray starch or sizing; steam feature on iron or spray bottle for water;

painter’s masking tape for establishing a 1/4″ seam.