Quilting is a fantastic pass time when you have some free time on your hands. Quilting a specific design, whether it be a scarf or a rug, or an actual quilt, which is usually used to cover things such as beds or couches, is extremely worthy of your time. Quilting does take time, but this type of stitching is very useful and keeps you from staying idle. If you are a beginner, it is helpful to understand the tools you need, as there are specific tools that make it easier to start learning and getting your hands used to the movements.
1. Cutting mat/board
A cutting mat is basically a grid made out of rubbery texture similar to a mat. They are one of the most essential tools you need to get started as it is hard at first to keep your hands straight while cutting. Those who have more experience cutting can keep a steady hand and can often go without the use of a cutting mat altogether.
2. Rotary cutter
If you are unfamiliar with anything related to sewing in general, then a rotary cutter may sound a bit strange. If you have seen someone cutting a pizza before, then you probably know the shape of it. It is a cutter with a sharp circular blade which cuts over the piece without much movement [of the piece itself]. This is helpful as it lessens the amount of shakiness your hand may have. Also, with a rotary cutter, you do not have to separate the piece of cloth from the cutting mat, making it much more precise.
3. Rulers and ruler tools
As this all depends on measurements, a ruler along with the cutting board will make everything even more precise. Some ruler tools that you need alongside it are a Gypsy Gripper for instance, Sandpaper, and TrueGrips. These are all sorts of tools which will keep your ruler from moving all over the place.
Opt for scissors that are not blunt. Sharp scissors will continue the theme of accuracy and help you cut paper, fabric, and those pesky loose threads.