Do you have a quilter friend and you’d like to gift them something?
Do you quilt and buy your own Christmas gifts?
Below I’ve compiled a selection of quilting tools I like and use on a regular basis and I can recommend. They’re also basic materials I can’t be without.
Aurifil thread set
Aurifil are silky premium quilting threads. They’re beautiful to work with. For a special gift I’d recommend Aurifil though on a day to day basis I use Connecting threads thread.
I pin a lot and good quality very sharp headpins are important so they don’t damage the fabrics. You’ll go through a lot of pins -if you pin as much as I do!- so it’s always a gift that’s appreciated.
Olfa Rotary Cutter & Mat Quilt Kit
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Olfa makes great products. While they may be more expensive than other brands their products last a long time. I still have and use my first rotary cutter that I bought in 2005.
I also use Fiskars mats and cutters but Olfa seems to be “the” brand I have more attachment to.
My good scissors are Fiskars. And this pair is perfect for quilting.
Wool pressing mat
I always have a wool pressing mat next to my machine and a small iron.
Mini craft iron
A mini iron is very convenient to use next to your machine on a wool mat.
Electric quilt 8 software
EQ 8 is the software I use to design my quilts and do some of the quilt mock-ups at the end of my videos.
You can also check other tools that I regularly use on my Tools page.
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