I like to slow down and enjoy each project that I’m working on, especially when it comes to some good handwork. That’s the goal anyway and a big part of my slow sewing studio. But like everything else, it’s great to have the right tools for the project. So I thought I’d put together a list of the things I like to use when I’m doing needle-turn appliqué. Of course, I know there are plenty of other good brands and products out there, these are just what I’ve found to work well for me.
+ fabric for project
+ thread for project (such as Aurifil Cotton 50 wt.)
+ appliqué needles (such as Clover Gold Eye Appliqué No. 10)
+ appliqué pins (such as Clover Appliqué Size 12)
+ large fabric scissors (such as Karen Kay Buckley 7 1/2″ Perfect Scissors)
+ small fabric scissors (such as Karen Kay Buckley 4″ Perfect Scissors)
+ removable marking tool (such as Pilot Fixion pen or chalk marker)
+ seam gauge (such as Dritz Measuring Gauge)
+ iron (not pictured)
+ heavy paper (like cardstock) or template plastic (for copying template)
optional supplies : thimble, needle threader, thread conditioner (such as thread heaven)
What are your favorites?