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If you know how to make beautiful handmade quilts, then you will not find any need to buy quilts from shops. Homemade quilts are wonderful and you will just love to make it by your own. In order to gauge the degree of easiness for making a handcrafted quilt, it is wise to make a lovely baby quilt initially. It will help to provide comfort for making a complete and attractive handmade quilt without any blemishes.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

It is easy to make a simple homemade quilt and will become very comfortable if you make one or two baby quilts. You must select some old bed sheets that are no longer in use or lost its brightness. Use this bed sheet or bath towels or Turkish for making your baby quilt. However, do not forget to stitch the cuts if there is any in order to give strength to the material.

The next step is that to decide the size of the quilt that you are going to make and cut the bed sheets accordingly. Try to cut the sheets as minimum as possible and check whether you can do it without cutting the double bed sheet or extra long bed sheet. If it is too long, you just fold them and cut out some part while spreading the bed sheets on the floor.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

With simple tools, you can make great homemade quilts in different patterns. You can use any fabric or piece of cloth for the purpose of quilting if it is strong enough to adjust wear and tear. You will be able to transform different kinds of cloths into stylish handcrafted quilts. However, you find georgette or satin are more suitable for making homemade quilts. It is good to do some embroidery if you are skilled with needles and thread which will enhance the sale value of your homemade quilts.

The best feature of the homemade quilts is that you can customize it completely. If you make the quilt at home, it gives the freedom to decide the thickness of your handmade quilt besides choosing its size and designs. Once you decide the size and designs, you can stitch the sheets together with lengthy running stitches diagonally and along the borders. You must repeat the stitches leaving enough gaps based on the outline and total size of your quilt. You can search in the internet to find some famous and attractive patterns.

For making beautiful quilt patterns, the instructions and basic steps are almost same in all the cases. There are different types of patterns to make your quilt more appealing. If you make the technique of applique quilting, you can make stunning checkered patterns. You can use checks of different sizes and color based on your liking. Flower designs are common in quilts and bed sheets and it is good to make a flannel quilt. Borders are very simple and plain patterns for quilting. With a single color, you can make wonderful quilts with border patterns. Kids love colourful designs and embroidery and you can widely use them on baby quilts. It is interesting to make your quilt attractive with patch work. You can use this applique pattern by using cut pieces of same cloth.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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