Quilting is a form of sewing done by hand, sewing machine, or a long arm quilting system. The process basically requires a needle and thread, which will be used to join two or more layers of material together to make a quilt.
There are many ways in which you can do this and its purpose may range from being purely functional to purely decorative. It is commonly done on bed spreads, wall hangings, and a variety of other textile products. Its characteristic is that it helps make the end product comparatively thicker.
Tools Required for Quilting
They may also be used as fasteners for stabilizing insulation inside jackets, in order to form insulating covers that are installed around hot surfaces. Besides these, there are other pins also available in the market for specialty uses, like, appliqué and patchwork.
They are handy for making notes on the back of a block, regarding direction or placement, drawing seamlines, or pivot points for sewing reference, or marking stitching lines for quilting.
The rotary cutter has revolutionized the art of quilting and the time saved by using it instead of a scissor, is considerable. A special mat is required while using rotatory cutters, to prevent the tabletop from getting damaged.
Stencils are basically used for marking quilting lines on a quilt top. They come in different types and some are especially designed for continuous line stitching. Such stencils have the fewest starts and stops, which give the benefit of avoiding the need to tie off thread tails in the middle of the quilt design.
These machines generally come with a walking foot and a quilting bar, which is a spacing guide that attaches to the presser foot.
A proper and careful use of all these tools can make quilting a wonderful experience for the quilters and result in beautiful designs.