I've only finished two quilts from start to finish. By start to finish I mean pieced and did the binding. I haven't branched out into actual quilting yet. When I started I didn't even own a sewing machine or a rotary cutter. I picked up fabric and thread at Joanns. After the first quilting lesson from a friend, I discovered Moda Fabric fat quarter bundles. I loved the way the fabric was coordinated and I haven't looked back.
With thread though I stuck with my original selection of Coats and Clark. It is always on sale and they have a great selection of colours. I never thought anything of it, but after reading quilting blogs I have discovered that Coats and Clark is not regarded as a good thread. Who knew?! So I am becoming a snob and switching to Gutermann. There was a half off sale at Hancock's Fabric and so I picked up one spool of all their natural coloured thread.
I also have the perfect storage container. I got chocolates in this box. I love the little drawers.