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Old 04-23-2013, 07:08 AM
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I am going out today to get fabric and supplies to start my very first quilt!! YAY!!! (yes I am excited) ... I am wondering what are some of you "must haves" for quilting? Want to make sure to get the right things. I know I need a cutting mat and rotary cutter (which I already have) ... fabric, scissors, thread, fabric, my pattern.. what else am I missing? I am going to be doing the "quilt as you go method" for my first one since it's going to be a large quilt!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:25 AM
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I think with all your posts you are certainly headed toward a beautiful creation! (Starting with that wonderful sewing space you have, with all those windows and everything on hand. Only a little envious.) I wouldn't go to the fabric store without having a specific pattern and budget in mind. Read the pattern and check the supplies needed. Then check off what you already have. Don't forget the batting and the backing fabric. Go shopping with a plan, and check the list twice.
My personal experience on my first quilts was to get only what I needed in order to be less frustrated and overwhelmed by the process. Everything fell into place after that. I was fortunate I inherited and given many sewing things, and found incredible boxes of sewing stuff at garage sales over the years. The LQS fabric and thread 'stashes' came later.
Keep us posted!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:26 AM
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seam ripper
pointer such as an awl/bamboo skewer/chopstik
rulers - a 6" x 24" and a 12.5' square, to start
a good steam iron
a small full pad of sticky notes for you 1/4" seam allowance....as below

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:30 AM
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Fabric pencils or pens to draw with. A beginner's quilting book is good to have - Quilts, Quilts, Quilts. And starch!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:32 AM
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I don't have much as I figure my mom and my grandmother did quilt with not much either and they succeeded very well in my own opinion. For a start, all I got was a 24"x6" ruler and some pins http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/...pins-pins.html
you will see all kind of notions and as you make more quilts you will want more and it is perfect. Also, the main thing that helped me a lot, was a book that I read and keep going back to every now and then, teaching me some hint for different pieces. Mine is http://www.amazon.com/The-Classic-Qu.../dp/1571200703
but there are many good books out there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:52 AM
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Do you have pins?!?!?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:56 AM
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Some needles, silk pins or other choice, and some type of pin cushion~
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:00 AM
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What type of batting are you planning to use?
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