Looking to add hand quilting to your next project, but not sure where to start? Here’s the hand quilting tools that I’ve been using recently!
**The needles are the most important tool, having the right needle for your thread makes all the difference! When using Perle cotton thread, a large eye, and sharp tip are necessary. My local shop recommended Bohin Chenille needles in size 22, I’ve kept all 6 of them threaded and working across the quilt moving my hoop once all the needles have reached the other side.
**Perle cotton size 8 is beautiful for stitches that are meant to be seen. Look for a color that will complement your pieced quilt top, and give it a try.
**My hera marker, allows me to add a line without adding color, or chalk to my quilt top. Use your ruler on a hard flat surface, to crease the fabric where you would like to stitch. This is best of course for straight lines, but very handy!
**My snips are great for getting close to the quilt while trimming away the extra thread. The little curve at the tip allows it to get close without cutting the fabric.
**A comfortable thimble is not shown, but VERY necessary. I’ve been using my trusty silicone thimbles, but might just need to upgrade soon! A few friends have suggested a leather thimble, because of it’s flexibility and strength.
I’m loving the extra layer of texture that the quilting is adding, and can’t wait to share the entire piece with you!