My Favorite Quilting Tools

Favorite Tools for Quilters

When I was first starting quilting, I was a bit overwhelmed about what tools I needed to make a quilt, and what I should put on my wish list for later. I thought it would be fun to share the most used and most important items in my sewing space. Hop on over to BERNINA’s We All Sew blog today, where I share all my favorite quilting tools.

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    Karin

    June 23, 2016

    My dad got me an 8.5″x24″ ruler for Christmas and it has quickly become my most-used ruler! I rarely use the 6″x24″ one anymore. Also my 9.5″ square, 4.5″ square, and 2.5″ square.

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    Karen

    June 23, 2016

    Hi, Faith! Thanks so much for the post–really helpful. Quick question–do you prefer LED Ott lites–or the bulb type? I was just wondering which one would be best to put near my sewing machine–sounds like Chicago days can be a lot like Maine days, especially in the winter 🙂

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      Faith

      June 26, 2016

      LED all the way! 🙂

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    Dotty

    June 23, 2016

    Those of us who started quilting before the invention of rotary cutters and rulers really appreciate new tools.

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    Susan G

    June 23, 2016

    This was a great post. Even for a “seasoned” quilter like me, it’s good to see what my quilting icons use, just in case I’m missing out on something. I would also recommend the Quilters Delight safety pin covers. They save your fingers when pin basting.

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      Faith

      June 26, 2016

      I’m going to have to check those out!

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    Sheila Brogan

    June 23, 2016

    I think the little red clips from Clover are the best money I have spent on quilting products ever! Holdinding the binding is of course #1 but I seem to find new uses all the time. Treat yourself to one package to start….you will not be sorry!

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      Cathy Clark

      June 23, 2016

      I agree! Those clips are awesome – so handy when you need a “third hand”.

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    Bella Malis

    June 24, 2016

    Just discovered the Martello ergonomic rotary cutter…..which just happens to come in both right-handed and left-handed versions. Seeing as I am constantly looking for southpaw gadgets, this turned out to be “the best.” Just ordered out the second package of Wonder Clips….since they are also “the best.”

    How I remember Chicago dark and gloomy winters. I lived there for 65 years, and one cold February drove to Arizona for a one month vacation.
    I left 18 degree below 0 temps and arrived to 50 degrees above 0. Bought my house in Mesa, AZ while there and never looked back.

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    Bella Malis

    June 24, 2016

    My mistake. It is Martell, not as the auto check speller entered.

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    Jenni

    June 24, 2016

    I LOVE that post. I’ve been sewing for 40 years, wow! Luckily I inherited my grandmas 830 bernina record. It has been so good to me. I quilt a lot and wanted a new machine and I let Instagram folks talk me into a juki. Such a terrible mistake. I am now looking at berninas. My local shop is not friendly and helpful and I feel silly because I’m not up to date. Which bernina would you recommend for quilting. I want the biggest throat possible but really that’s my only requirement.

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    HEIDI

    July 3, 2016

    Just noticed your reference to “Maine”! I, too, am a Mainiac”! I hate to say it, but some days I find myself wishing for Winter just so I would have more free time for quilting!!

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