Quilting Quilting Tips

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


  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


  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


  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.

More Quilting Tips….

Happy Quilting!


  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!

      1. Kelly

        December 5, 2023 at 8:42 AM

        Great ideas that I have not thought of. Thank you.

  2. Nancy

    November 13, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Thank you for the video! I also buy the paper towel holders that stand-alone and use them to store my rolls of interfacings, the tiny little boxes are great for rivets, snaps,
    and so on.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      November 16, 2020 at 10:29 AM

      Good ideas. Thanks.

  3. Sherry McKinney

    February 13, 2021 at 10:55 PM

    Thank you so much, being a beginner this is going ease some tension between hubs & I surviving my new adventure. Spending only $44 bravo Ms. Claudia, very impressive. Looking forward to future videos.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 14, 2021 at 6:04 AM


  4. JB

    March 17, 2023 at 10:49 AM

    One more to add: stretch work gloves w nubbies. Found in the aisle w tools and electronics. They have even more nubbies than the garden gloves and they’re stretch gloves.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      March 22, 2023 at 8:12 AM

      Thanks for the tip!

  5. Judy

    March 30, 2023 at 10:35 PM

    Great list. I use the badge reels to attach a small pair of scissors to the power cord on all of my machines. Never have to look for a pair.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      April 3, 2023 at 8:50 AM

      Great tip. Thanks!

  6. Evie S.

    April 2, 2023 at 7:51 PM

    Great ideas! Thank you!
    If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, they have silver magnetic dishes for a lot less than the ones at quilt stores. They also have a shower bar with suction cups that is great for the long rulers 6X24. Also have a small one that could be used on the smaller square rulers. They also have small stubby screw drivers that are easier to use than those flat things that come with your machine.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      April 3, 2023 at 8:52 AM

      Great tips. Thanks!!

    2. Shelda

      April 29, 2023 at 5:34 PM

      In Canada – We have Princess Auto instead of Harbor Freight. And Princess Auto is also referred to as “ Think outside the Box Store”. You can get cutting mats and the magnetic holders at an amazing price just to name a few items!

  7. Brenda Haley

    April 29, 2023 at 3:28 PM

    Harbor freight also Carrys mini claps great for holding quilt binding etc . They come in multi colors. I can not live with them.❤️

  8. Ruth Skinner

    May 20, 2023 at 11:05 PM

    I enjoyed your video on Dollar Store purchases. Another fabulous sewing source is TEMU. Be careful, it is addictive.

  9. Cheryl Hettich

    November 11, 2023 at 10:24 AM

    Don’t forget dollar tree also has fabric!! The new dollar tree plus has pack fabric 5 different colors in one pack for $5. They also have multiple different crafts. Lots of wood crafts and canvases too!!

  10. Dottie

    April 15, 2024 at 7:57 PM

    Sure enjoyed your video on goodies you can buy from the dollar store. Thanks.
    Instead of rubber bands, I have a jar of skinny scrappy strips in various widths and lengths to use for tying a lot of things.
    Re containers for your tools, especially rulers, I have a piece of pegboard that fits in a somewhat narrow wall space. All my rulers are stored there. They are easy to see, reach and I put them right back when done. So available/handy.

  11. Deb McDowell

    July 7, 2024 at 9:11 AM

    I use the clip clothes pins to mark my rows for my quilts. I write a number on the top of the clothes pins. No paper needed and store them in a plastic bag to use over and over again.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      July 10, 2024 at 9:37 AM

      Great tip! Thanks!!!

  12. Bonnie

    July 14, 2024 at 8:29 AM

    An interesting idea- around Christmas time, the dollar tree has tree skirts. I like them because basically they’re really thin batting for quilted wall hangings or any other small project, if they have the sparkly sequins on it just flip it so the sequins are on the backside.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      July 14, 2024 at 10:03 AM

      Thanks for the tip!

Leave a Reply