The required tools and equipment for quilting are few, but there are non-essentials that make work easier. The plethora of tools available can be confusing to the beginner. Owning all of them is not necessary. You will quickly discover the tools you can't live without.
Use your own best judgment and choose your equipment, tools and supplies wisely. Comfort, convenience and budget should determine your choices. Choose the best you can afford to allow you to work at your best. Absolute necessities include something with which to cut and something to sew your fabric pieces together. For handwork, a needle, some pins, thread and a pair of scissors are enough to get started. For machine-sewing, add a sewing machine to the list. Let's take a closer look at the basics and the extras that might make things easier for you.