Today is the final quilting post. Well, no. Not really. It's the final one in this series but I'm still going to torture you by showing you my fabric and my works-in-progress. But today is the final quilting post for now. ;)
And today is just a short post to show you the basics that you'll need to get started. And some fabric. You all protested so much about the fabric yesterday that I had to throw in a bit more today. ;)
To get started, you will need a sewing machine.
A very basic model is fine. My mother sent me her old machine that she bought 5 years ago for about $125. Very basic and it works just fine.
A rotary cutter:
A self-healing mat:
And a clear ruler:
That's pretty much it. Throw in some scissors, thread, and some pins and you can make a quilt. When I started quilting a few months ago, this is all I had to make my first quilt. Sure, you can buy a $2000 quilting sewing machine and have every tool and ruler on the market, but you don't need them to start quilting.
And, I can't believe this part but AND Joann's is having a 40% off sale on rotary tools and cutting mats right now. You can thank me later. :)
I was hoping to send you some links to Etsy shops and manufacturers' sites as well, but back-to-school week is kicking my butt and I have to head back to school today for more parent-teacher conferences for middle school.
So, this is it! Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing found in Day 2's post.
Oh, and here's some more yummy fabrics. :)