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Quilt-making is acknowledged by many as a way of sewing various layers of fabric with one another to have a even bigger and heavier material. Quilt making is known as a fun and interesting activity that many in the arts and crafts hobby love to do simply because it can be accomplished by a group of people alongside one another all simultaneously.

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.

When creating blankets, cutting using a rotary cutter is really a given. Injuries can often take place during the cutting process so in this article I am going to share with you several health and safety tips you should keep in mind for a safe and accident free quilting activity.

Use a self healing cutting mat

During the trimming process, it's imperative that you utilize a self healing cutting mat to prevent any accidents or scrapes that could damage your platforms or home furnishings. I suggest a self healing mat instead of standard models with tough areas. Self healing mats offer both sturdiness and versatility that not any other mats can provide.

This particular mat is known to be friendly to your rotary cutting blades so you're able to really help you save both time and expense from needing to switch the blade again and again.

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).

Always keep your blade's safety shield closed

When you're not really using the cutter then please be sure that you close the safety shield before putting it down. This is to prevent accidents in which you may brush your hands over the blade and slash yourself.

Do not ever dump rotary replacement cutters into the trash

Whether or not the cutting blades are getting dull it could actually still pose a danger to individuals that may grab or go over your trash can. When discarding these blades be sure that you cover it up using masking tape first so it doesn't accidentally slash anyone. Make sure that you also dump these razor blades into the trash your little ones or pets can't reach.

Do not cut towards yourself

When trimming using a rotary cutter it is important to cut away from your body all the time. Again in no way trim towards yourself because it is a formula for disaster.

Keep your rotary cutter in a safe area

Both little ones and our own pets have this tendency to be curious so it is usually a good idea to keep your rotary cutter inside a safe area away from the reach of your little ones and pets. Make sure that you put the cutter inside a proper container before keeping it.

I hope that the safety tips mentioned above are beneficial.

Do not forget that a rotary cutter is much better paired up with a self healing cutting mat. This specific mat will surely prove to be really handy when you're making quilts.

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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