Products I Like

– *Products noted with an asterisk are ones I’ve switched to, after trying something else.
– Links are provided for those things which I typically order online.

The basics:

Batting – Quilters Dream Cotton Select
Cotton Thread – Mettler
Machine Needles – Schmetz Microtex
Scissors – Fiskars Softouch Spring Action (large and small)
*Straight Pins – 1 3/8″ silk pins with glass heads.  (These are longer than usual.)
*Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It – Get the one that’s packaged like this.

Surface Design:

Colored Pencils – Prismacolor or Berol
Fabric paint – Pebeo Setacolor (also Jacquard)
Fabric Prepared for Inkjet Printing – Jacquard. (I’ve had good results with every brand I’ve tried. I usually buy this on sale.)
Water Soluble Wax Pastels – Caran D’Ache
Watercolor Pencils – Derwent

More Artsy:

*Glue (for glued collage, like “Sticky Fingers”) – Regular Gel Medium (Gloss), Brands: Golden or Liquitex

Computer Related:

*Photo Editing Software – Photoshop Elements (also great for digital scrapbooking)
Tutorial for Photoshop Elements (specific to scrapbooking, but useful for so much more) – The Scrapper’s Guide
*Tutorials – for any software, the appropriate book in the Teach Yourself Visually series


Respirator – 3M half-face respirator with acid gas filter
*UV and stain protectant – Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Acrylic Coating (This does alter the hand of the fabric.)
Online digital printing services – Modern Yardage

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