Tools 2017-02-06T09:17:33+00:00

Olfa 45mm Rotary Cutter - AmysCreativeSide.com

My Olfa rotary cutter is always comfortable for lots of cutting! Great for left or right handed quilters, and has an easy to use safety for in between cuts.

Cutting Mat18″ x 24″ is the smallest mat I suggest for a new quilter.

large cutting matIf you are looking to upgrade your cutting mat, 24″ x 36″ is my preference.

6x24ruler
This is the 6 1/2″x 24 1/2″ ruler that I use. It has 1/8″ marks on the length of the ruler for the more specific cuts, but is also a great all around ruler. If you are new to quilting and just want to get one right now, start with this size so that you can cut a width of fabric with only one fold.

6x6ruler

This is the 6 1/2″x 6 1/2″ ruler that I use. It has all the marks that I need for crosscutting smaller pieces, and is great for squaring up 6 1/2″ blocks too!

blue pen

This is my marking tool of choice – it always comes out in the wash, or with a quick spritz of water, and is clear and easy to see too.

rotary blades

Having extra rotary blades in my studio keeps me cutting no matter the time of day! These ones are always sharp and ready to go.

My IronMy favorite iron, it’s not too heavy, great steam with water, but I mostly use it dry with a little starch.

best press
Being sensitive to scents, this is my favorite scent-free starch product. Starch is great before you begin a project, and keeps your fabrics nice and stiff throughout the piecing process. (There’s lots of pretty scents too if that’s not an issue for you :))

basic Design wall
This is a great basic Design Wall, that you can use on the wall or floor if wall space is at a premium!

design wall

This design wall uses poles to set it upright, and collapses into a small bag for travel or a tidy studio!

EQ7

EQ7 is the software I use to design quilts and quilt patterns. This is the PC version and there’s a Mac version available too.

olfa scissor

These little scissors are the sharp companion you need next to your machine, or in your hand stitching bag. Great for clipping threads, and fabric.

seam fix

When you have to unsew, this seam ripper has a great little nub to wipe the extra threads away. It comes in handy all the time for me!

Wonder Clips - 50 count - AmysCreativeSide.com

Wonder Clips are a great alternative to pins!

fine pins

These super fine pins are so sharp they glide through my fabric. Great for detail work in blocks.

pins

These fine pins are so sharp they glide through my fabric. Great for detail work in blocks, and larger jobs, like joining your rows, or adding borders.

aurifil

This 50wt thread is ideal for piecing, appliqué and quilting on your domestic machine. Aurifil comes in a variety of colors too!

Serenity

Tons of precuts making quilting fun and easy – including Serenity by me!

sewline

When pins are too cumbersome this glue pen is the perfect alternative! I like to use this when sewing curves and zippers especially.

Zirkel Pin

This magnetic pin holder is strong enough to sit on the bar of my long arm, and picks up all the pins on the floor easily – great addition to my space!