Quilting

Dollar Store Quilt Supplies

As anyone who quilts knows, quilting can be a pricey hobby. From specialized tools to fancy fabric, the bills add up. That’s why I try to save money on some of the things I use. It is also what prompted a recent shopping trip to my local store that sells everything for a dollar. While I was there I got the idea for this article and video. I’m hoping you will pick up a few ideas to try. Here are my 44 dollar store quilt supplies.

Video of My Dollar Store Quilt Supplies Haul

Dollar Store Quilt Supplies

Tools

  1. Scissors
  2. Cookie Cutters – Great for making appliqué shapes
  3. Gardening Gloves – For machine quilting
  4. Flexible Cutting Boards – Ideal for making appliqué templates
  5. Painter’s Tape – For hanging up temporary design walls and basting quilts. Note: Test on your fabric first to make sure the tape doesn’t damage it.
  6. Lint Roller – Pick up all of those stray threads
  7. Pot Holder – Good for a makeshift pressing surface with a mini iron. Note: Make sure it is insulated and that the surface you are putting it on is suitable for an iron.
  8. Toothpicks – Good for picking out small threads or applying small areas of glue
  9. Makeup Brush – Good for cleaning out a sewing machine
  10. Tweezers – Ideal for pulling out stray threads
  11. Sand Paper – Super fine gauge is used by some hand appliquérs
  12. Pool Noodle – Helpful when basting or storing quilts
  13. Spray Starch
  14. Rubber Shelf Liner – Helps keep your sewing machine or foot pedal from slipping
  15. Glue Sticks – Sometimes used in appliqué. Note: Test on your fabric first to make sure it doesn’t damage it.
  16. Craft Glue – Used in crafts and sometimes used in appliqué. Note: Test on your fabric first to make sure it doesn’t damage it.
  17. Safety Pins – Ideal for basting, but not as heavy duty as some found in craft stores
  18. Paper Clips – Helpful when labeling rows when quilting
  19. Plastic Hooks – Ideal for hanging supplies
Dollar Store Quilt Supplies

Organization

  1. Binder Clips – Clip together quilt blocks or hang quilts
  2. Hanging Shower Caddy – Wall storage for thread or other items
  3. Plastic Shower Caddy Basket – Ideal for holding scissors, rotary cutters, and other items
  4. Jars – Nice storage and can be decorative, like if you put color coordinated fabrics in them
  5. Magnetic Containers
  6. Hardware Organizer – Good for beads or other small items
  7. Individual Plastic Hardware Containers – Good for storing small items when traveling
  8. Napkin Holder – Ruler storage
  9. Hangers – Storing quilts and quilt blocks
  10. Badge Holders – Helpful for keeping track of small scissors when sewing. Note: If hanging scissors from them, make sure that aren’t too heavy, they are small and that you don’t poke yourself.
  11. Plastic Storage Containers – Scrap fabric and tool storage
  12. Zip Top Bags
  13. Hair Bands – Good for wrapping around bobbins or quilt blocks
  14. Rubber Bands – Roll up a set of quilt blocks and keep them together with a rubber band
Dollar Store Quilt Supplies

Design

  1. Crayons
  2. Colored Pencils
  3. Graph Paper – Perfect for designing a new quilt
  4. Small Notebook – Keep it on hand so you never forget a new idea
  5. Cotton Bandanas – Fun for quilting, but may need to be stabilized to use.
  6. Buttons – Great for quilt embellishing
  7. Beads – Great for quilt embellishing
  8. Yarn – For embellishing quilts and other craft projects
  9. Fabric Ribbon – Quilt embellishment and other crafts
  10. Flannel Backed Table Cloth – Hang on the wall with flannel side out and you have an instant design wall.
  11. Fleece Baby Blanket – Ideal small design wall

Dollar Store Quilt Supplies

So there you have it…my 44 dollar store quilt supplies. Why not save a little bit of money for some of those items you use in your quilt/craft space? You can with some of these ideas.

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Happy Quilting!

2 Comments

  1. Heather Scott

    September 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    I love Dollar Tree for crafts. Thanks to your video, I now have a list of 12 items to go get for my new sewing adventures! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      September 18, 2020 at 7:28 AM

      I’m glad you liked the article. Thanks!

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