Supplies Students Need To Bring
Two 18″ quilt sandwiches of quality 100% cotton fabric in a solid color and quality batting. Fabric should be a lighter colored solid- could be white or lighter value of any color: beige, light taupe, etc.
Baste quilt sandwiches together using your preferred method.
A fat quarter (or larger) of a large-scale print to use as your “starter”. See note below. I will bring some starter squares to share just in case.
Several colors in the medium range plus one lighter color of quality thread to compliment your starter’s colors. The lighter color should show lightly on your sandwiches.
Marker of choice-blue wash out, Sewline, chalk, anything that marks well.
24″ quilter’s ruler-only needed once so students could share with a friend.
Fabric scissors or rotary cutter (will only use to cut a starter square, students can share)
Pencil and 15 sheets of blank paper or a notepad.
Any free motion supplies that you typically use-gloves, slider, etc.
Notes on choosing a Starter Square: A “starter scrap” will be your inspiration for creating your own combination of filler and feature motifs for an 18″ square. You’ll want to choose a fabric that you find interesting and fun to work with. I do have a few suggestions:
-Motifs need to be simple enough to easily stitch around. Something with lots of nooks and crannies would be difficult.
-You want to like the fabric-something that interests you.
-It works best if the motifs are varied, mainly stand alone, not all connected and intertwined.
-Scale is important: motifs bigger than your closed fist may be too big and motifs smaller than a silver dollar could be too fussy.
Bring threads to compliment your chosen fabric. In general, error on the side of lighter than darker. Darker threads can look “spider web-ish” and also will show less-than-perfect stitching more easily.