Oh, the wide world of quilting supplies! It’s a jungle out there for sure. For a beginner quilter, it can seem overwhelming -- and expensive. But there’s a list of core supplies that you really do need to make anything remotely resembling a quilt top. Mary takes you through a few different categories of tools on this episode of Quilty. There are tools you have to have, ones you’ll want teventually, and a few fun gadgets that you can take your time to acquire. Of course, there’s no way Quilty -- or any show -- could go through ALL the tools on the market for quilters today, but we put a dent in the supply universe to help us all out.
Quilty: Finally, a home for rookie quilters. Not everyone knows how to thread a sewing machine. It's okay! Quilty is here to help. Quilty is a weekly quilting show offered online that seeks to inform and inspire the next generation of quilters. Hosted by Mary Fons, a J.V. quilter and co-host of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting on PBS, Quilty delivers great quilting instruction with humor, zest, and respect for the art of quilting. Many of today’s newer quilters visit quilt shops or randomly surf online with little to no knowledge of quilting basics. They feel bummed out and lost and often bail on the idea of making a quilt altogether. This is a tragedy of epic proportions! But it's no wonder: The home ec classes our mothers and grandmothers took were replaced by computer classes when we were in school. So it's Quilty's mission to teach rudimentary quilting skills in a friendly, welcoming way. There will be more advanced techniques, too, but the goal is always to inspire every viewer to make a quilt of her own after seeing just one episode. There's a new Quilty episode once a week. With style, class, and a sense of humor, Quilty aims to ignite new passion for the American quilt. Let's do this. For more Quilty and other related Quilting shows, visit QNNtv.com!