While I’m talking about tools, here’s what I use when I’m doing big stitch hand quilting.
+ Thread (such as Presencia Perle Cotton in all different sizes. 8- and 12-wt are my favorites.)
+ Safety pins (not pictured, but I like using the curved kind)
+ Thimble (such as Clover Protect and Grip)
+ Plastic adhesive thimbles (such as Colonial Thimble-It)
+ Needles (such as Colonial Big Stitch Quilting Needle Pack)
+ Small scissors or snips (such as Kai N5100 4″ scissors)
And that’s it.
Except for the Nest Egg Tote. I have one strictly devoted to holding and hauling my big stitch supplies. It lives a full and active life.