Here we go! Here starts the Beginner Quilting class, and you can’t quilt without quilting supplies. If you are brand new to quilting, we call these supplies notions, and they are the threads, needles, rulers and gadgets that make quilting a whole lot easier.
There are literally thousands of quilting notions out there, but I have pared it down to the absolute essentials you will need to make your first quilt.
In the video I show you what you need and the difference between brands and price points, so you can make a decision about what supplies are best for your budget.
When I started quilting I didn’t know about any of this stuff and I just bought the cheapest notions I could find. But today I don’t use any of those original notions because they just aren’t as good, long lasting or as easy to use as the items I show you in this video.
For example, my Fiskars Rotary Cutter broke after a couple years, but my Olfa is still going strong after seven years and thousands of cuts later.
Now obviously I own a quilt shop, and I have these notions available to sell, so you may be like, Stephanie, you are just trying to make a buck. While Quilt Addicts Anonymous is a small family business and you do support us by purchasing your notions from us, I would never recommend a product that I don’t love and use every day myself.
Plus, we are offering everyone in the Beginner Quilting series 20 percent off everything they need to make their first quilt. We’ll send you a special coupon when you download the pattern for this free class. Just click here to download the pattern. That includes all the notions used in the series and all in-stock QT Fabrics.
Our goal is to get you started off with the good stuff so you have a good experience, don’t have to purchase twice when you upgrade and have more money later to spend on fabric to make more quilts!
Other videos in the series:
- Beginner Class Introduction
- How to Read a Quilt Pattern
- What’s the Difference??? Quilt Shop Quality vs. Chain Store Fabric
- How to Use a Rotary Cutter
- 3 Ways to Sew a Perfect Quarter-Inch Seam
- How to Sew a Split Nine Patch Quilt Block
- Speed Up Your Sewing by Chain Piecing Your Quilt Blocks
- How to Assemble a Quilt Top
- How to Layer and Baste a Quilt aka Make the Quilt Sandwich