Basic Quilt Making Supplies


Scissors (for paper and template plastic)

Iron and ironing board

Marking tools: pencils, chalk markers, fine-point permanent marker (such as Pilot or Sharpie®)

Needles: package of sharps (for hand piecing), assorted sizes: package of betweens (for hand quilting), size Nos. 8 to 12

Quilting hoop or frame

Pins and pincushion

Rotary cutter and mat (at least 18" x 24")

Rulers: 2" x 18" ; clear acrylic 12" square; clear acrylic 6" x 24" (for use with a rotary cutter)

Sewing machine (for machine piecing)

Shears, 8" (for fabric)

Template plastic

Thimble to fit the middle finger of your sewing hand

Thread: nylon monofilament thread, size .004 (for machine quilting); quilting thread (for hand quilting); sewing thread in colors to match your fabric.


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