Recently AccuQuilt has invited me into their influencer program in order to increase the precision and speed for cutting fabrics for my quilts. They sent me the Ready. Set. GO! which included the 8” GO! Qube and GO! Strip Cutter-2½” (2″ Finished), which are both incredible with So. Many. Possibilities!
I’ll be honest, I was a little intimidated at first! To help me take the dive into learning how to use the new machine, I invited my mom over to help (that’s what moms are for, right?!). My mom (@JaneJustSew) has had the AccuQuilt GO! Baby for a while so I knew she’d be super helpful, and as always, we had a ton of fun together. Now, I know not everyone has someone to ask for help, so I’m writing this post to share my learning experience with all of you!
What are the best hand quilting supplies and tools out there?
I’ve recently tried hand quilting and completely fell in love with it, but I don’t think I would have loved it nearly as much if I didn’t use the tools that I did. This article will go over all the supplies and materials you will need to succeed at hand quilting!
While hand quilting really is relatively simple in terms of what you need, there are a few absolute essentials. (I have supplied amazon affiliate links to some of my favorite products for your convenience!)
Hand Quilting Needles – I have recently fallen in love with these big stitch needles, but its important to find what works for you and roll with it
Thread – I love either 12 wt or 8 wt thread for some big stitches that stand out & colors that pop are always fun too!! I personally find it much easier to quilt with thickthread and big stitches, but that is really just personal preference. Its important to remember there’s no wrong way to do this.
I order my thread online from Millers Dry Goods – you can save 15% on select thread when you use code “HOMEMADEEMILYJANE”
Thimble– this one is leather and super comfy. Having a thimble that you love is very important!!!