There are a handful of tools that I find essential for my design work. Please be aware that these are affiliate links.

I do the vast majority of my paper piecing design work in EQ8.

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Using a wool mat really does help when pressing! I own all of these wool mats and think that they are great products.

Nido is offering a discount coupon to all During Quiet Time referrals. You can receive 15% off either their small or larger wool mat on Amazon using this code at checkout DQT15OFF.

These are my all time favorite pins for paper piecing.

I use these needles for all of my paper piecing.

I use Aurifil 50 weight thread for paper piecing, and often this neutral shade of gray.

I put together a few collections of my favorite paper piecing notions in my Etsy shop. They are not sold individually, but as a group. You can find them here.

A lightbox improves your accuracy and speed when paper piecing. I use mine all the time, as well as the cutting mat.