Quilting is one of my passions and I have tried all sorts of quilting tools and
Here are 10 Cool Quilting Tools for your quilting adventures
- Electric Quilt Software
I love this Software and have created dozens of quilts with it.
Here are a couple of examples.
- Freezer Paper!
I love Freezer paper – it works wonders for great
applique, just cut your pieces press to the right side of the fabric and you have a
template that doesn’t move or shift. I also use it as templates for pieced
quilts like my Contemporary Art Quilt shown here.
You can even get
Quilter’s Freezer Paper Sheets that will run right through your printer.
- no fuss
- no tracing
- no hassle
- no pinning
- Triangles on a roll
Love love love this stuff! It makes those half square triangles a snap to make! Especially if you
have a quilt with lots of the same fabrics in it.
- Triangulations Software
Along the same line as Triangles on a roll is
software called Triangulations It’s not only a great money saver, it is there when
you need it. If you are suddenly struck with a wish to quilt at midnight,
Triangulations Software will be waiting for you, with every size available.
If your printing up these triangles, you’ll need paper too, right?
Which brings me to my next favorite and must have for every quilting studio.
- Foundation Paper
I never like running out of foundation paper;
Carol Doak’s Foundation Paperis a favorite!
This is obviously great if you areinto foundation piecing, something I am getting more interested in these days, andgreat for using along with Triangulations software.
I think it’s a perfect match!
June Tailor Perfect Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangles Ruler”
- The Rotary Cutter, Ruler(s) and a cutting Mat
I don’t know how I ever got bywithout these tools. It makes life so much easier in the quilting studio, nothing else really needs to be said. (I know technically that is three things, but they
aren’t effective without each other!) If you don’t have them – and you are serious
about quilting – you should definitely invest in them.
I have used both Olfa and Fiskar products and have been happy with both.
- A good seam ripper
Let’s face it, mistakes happen, even to the best of us. Having
a good and comfortable seam ripper is a necessity! Better than just ripping those
two pieces apart 🙂 I really like my new Fons and Porter Ergonomic Seam Ripper
It is comfortable to use, and the size makes it easy
to find too! (I seem to misplace my seam ripper all the time!)
- Fusible Webbing
My favorite is the
Thermoweb Iron-on Adhesive
They have different weights for all your needs, the “lite” weight works well for machine Applique.
- YLI Thread
This is my go to thread for hand applique. The neutral colors are perfect. You don’t have to have a
different color for every shade of color in your quilt. It made working on this
quilt a heck of a lot simpler.
It might seem that I am obsessed with Half Square
and Quarter Square triangles, but lets face it, if you going to make a quilt with
triangles in it, tools like these are a godsend!
It is one of the most useful tools I have purchased to make half and quarter square
triangles, especially for those scrappy style quilts where the triangles on a roll
or triangulations software just can’t be used effectively.
Making life easy with great quilting tools makes quilting a joy!
Happy Quilting 🙂
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