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New Quilter? You've Found The Place To Start Your Quilting Journey

Welcome to the quilting family!  I am so happy that you have decided to start quilting.  It is a great medium to express yourself.  Being a new quilter can be overwhelming though.  There are a ton of terms and acronyms that aren't explained.  Techniques that other quilters take for granted that aren't explained well for new quilters.  This page and the others linked here will take you from new quilter to seasoned pro in no time.  Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it whenever you need it.  Let's get started! 

Tools For The New Quilter

There are so many tools for quilting on the market.  It can quickly become overwhelming for new quilters what they MUST have vs what is OPTIONAL to have.  

Learn what tools are must have for new quilters.

I don't think there are a lot of tools on the market that a new quilter has to have to start quilting.  My rule of thumb is to buy the best you can afford, especially for a new hobby.  You don't have to spend thousands of dollars though it would be easy to do when you start adding on the more "advanced" tools that are on the market.  The advanced tools are not necessary but they do make life easier and are fun to play with but I'm getting ahead of myself.  

Quilting Tool Reviews

I have reviewed several of the basic tools you need in quilting.  These posts are my opinion and the whys I use them.  

I have had this iron for three years, at the time of this writing, and I still adore it. This is the Hamilton Beach Durathon Model 19901.  The review has all the reasons why I like this iron but I will touch on a few of the reasons here.  I like the amount of steam it is capable of putting out.  I do like steam for some pressing and I'm not great at spraying the fabric with a light mist of water so I use the steam function on my iron.  I also like the weight of the iron because it does a lot of the work for me to get quilt blocks to lay nice and flat.  

From time to time you need to mark your quilt fabric.  Find out what I use and why I use it.
At some point, you will have to mark on your fabric. It can be a little scary to mark on your fabric. What if it doesn't go away and you have ruined your whole project? That's why I wanted to find something that went away with water to mark my fabric with.  

Quilting Ruler Reviews

There are numerous quilting rulers on the market.  Below I've included a few of my favorites for new quilters.  

I love this ruler!!  The Bias Square-Plus is one of my favorite rulers in my collection.  It makes trimming up half-square triangle blocks a breeze. 

Now that you have your quilting tools gathered up let's move over to to the quilt fabric page.

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