Expressions of the Heart Supply List

Top Fabric:

  • Background fabric, cut to 17” x 22”

  • Heart fabric:  8 fat eighths of fabric; all in one color family, but in 8 different shades from light to dark (i.e. if you choose red, have 8 shades of red, from a deep red to a light pink)

  • Cotton batting cut to 17” x 22”

  • Bring a second piece of scrap fabric and batting (approx. 17” x 22”) that will be used for tension adjustments and couching/free-motion quilting practice.  It’s helpful if this fabric is a solid color, but the exact size is not critical and the color does not need to match the heart or background fabric at all.


  • Threads for couching and free-motion zig-zag:  6-8 (or more) different decorative threads/yarns that coordinate with your heart fabrics (Suggestions: Razzle Dazzle threads from Superior; Dazzle threads from Wonderfil; Metallic threads; Variegated trilobal polyester thread or variegated heavy thread (i.e. Rainbows or King Tut from Superior) (variegated threads are great for free-motion zig-zag!); Yarns.  

  • Top thread when couching:  Monofilament thread (i.e. MonoPoly from Superior) OR bobbin weight threads that match the decorative threads (i.e. Invisafil from Wonderfil).

  • Bobbin thread when couching:  Bobbin weight thread for the bobbin when couching (you only need one color: if available, choose one that matches some of the decorative threads)

Other supplies:

  • Pen or pencil; 2-3 sheets of plain white paper

  • Paperbacked adhesive web; 1/2 yard will be more than enough (I use Pellon 805 Wonder-Under)

  • Fabric marking pen that will show up on your background fabric (one that does NOT disappear with heat; I use the blue water-soluble Mark-B-Gone pens by Dritz for light and medium colored fabrics, or a white or yellow chalk pencil for dark fabrics)

  • Pins, Paper scissors, Fabric scissors (a small pair for cutting out appliqué shapes will be helpful)

  • A large-eyed hand sewing needle (similar to a needle for crewel work, but with a sharp point); the eye needs to be big enough for the decorative threads to pass.

  • Iron/Ironing surface (1 or 2 will be provided, or you can bring your own)

Sewing Machine

  • A clean, oiled sewing machine that is capable of a zig-zag stitch and has the ability to drop the feed dogs

  • Power cord, foot pedal, extension cord, manual for your machine, extra bobbins

  • Machine needles:  Topstitch 70 and Topstitch 90

  • Feet:  a free-motion quilting foot and a clear plastic foot with the center needle position marked (i.e. Bernina #29 and #34) are needed.  However, some of the techniques will be much easier if (instead of the clear plastic foot #34) you bring the following optional feet if you have them for your machine:  a 3-hole or a 5-hole cording foot (i.e. Bernina #22); and/or a foot with a small hole in the front to pass a heavy weight thread through (i.e Bernina #39), for some machines the name is a braiding foot.  A threader may be available for the latter foot. If you don’t have the specialty feet, bring a narrow drinking straw, some painters tape and a large-eyed (crewel-work) needle to use as a thread guide (explanation in class).

  • Know how to adjust the top tension on your sewing machine

  • Tool, if needed, to adjust bobbin tension (small screwdriver for many machines)

  • Brush to clean lint from your machine (new make-up brushes work great for this)

  • Optional, but helpful:  a sewing extension platform that increases the work surface for your sewing machine (like a Sew Steady extension table or a sewing extension table that comes as an accessory with your machine)

Power Trip Supply List

Main Fabric 3/4 yard
Lining Fabric 3/4 yard
Contrasting Fabric 1/2 yard
Annie’s Soft and Stable
Mesh Fabric
Zippers to match (1) 10” (2) 12”

From Chris
Purchase pattern
Purchase fabric and coordinating mesh
Purchase Annie’s Soft and Sable
Complete Step A in the pattern: Quilt the fabric and trim to size
Cut pieces from your pre-quilted fabric sandwich
Sew around each cut piece about 1/8” from edge (this will keep your pieces secure as you work with them)
Purchase or order your “Assembly Kit”

Supply List for Hand Piecing

Needles - I use Roxanne’s Applique Needles, feel free to bring whatever you are most comfortable with

Thread - something neutral

Pencil and pen

Fabric - I will supply you with 2 quarter yard cuts for you to practice with or you can bring your own  

Template set that you will buy at the shop $42.00

Supply List for Beginning Quilting

Sewing Machine - please know your machine so we don’t have to take class time learning how to thread or run the machine.

¼” foot - all seams in quilting use a quarter inch foot.  Make sure your machine has one!

You may want to buy your own cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter but you are more than welcome to use ours to get started.

Supply List for Collage Quilts

Pattern Ease (amount as directed on your pattern)

Can be purchased at Quilt Foundry

Applique Pressing Sheet  17 x 25 (Laura recommends the Goddess Pressing Sheet)

Sue brought another one to our class and we quickly bought a Goddess one, that’s how good it is!

Scissors - micro serrated - recommended either Karen Kay Buckley or Tim Holtz.  They have squishy handles and you WILL be doing a lot of fussy cutting. These are so much easier on your hands.

Seam A Seam 2 (not Lite)  (amount as directed on your pattern)

Small Rotary Cutter

Cutting Mat 12 x 17 is good

Ruler  3 x 12

Sharpie Pen

#2 Pencil

Fabric - Sue and I have handpicked fabrics that are similar to ones we saw in Laura’s kits.  Our fabric packs have an assortment of fat quarters and fat eighths. Also check your scraps for any florals you might have.  You’ll want a large assortment.

Sew Together Bag

Cut fabric and fusible prior to class. Iron fusible according to pattern directions.  The following are a few recommended changes:

  • Outside fabric/fusible – cut one (1) @ 9 ¾” x 14 ½“

    • If directional fabric, cut two (2) pieces @ 9 ¾” x 7 ¾”– sew together along bottom (9 ¾” edge) with ¼ seam allowance

  • Lining fabric/fusible (inside of bag, not pocket linings)

    • Cut two (2) @ 9-3/4” x 9-3/4”

    • Cut two (2) @ 9-3/4” x 8-3/4”

  • Cut bindings @ 2” longer than stated in pattern

  • Cut pocket lining fabric according to pattern

  • Cut side panels fabric/fusible according to directions

  • Three (3) zippers  - get these longer than 9” (@ 12” – 14” recommended)

  • One (1) zipper – for top of bag – 20” x 22” recommended

  • The fusible that works best is lightweight (1-1/8 yds) – NOT fusible fleece

Other supplies:

  • Sewing machine, with quarter-inch and zipper feet

  • Coordinated thread for top stitching

  • Iron, ironing mat

  • Fabric marker (that will disappear); e.g., chalk, frixion

  • Wonder (binder) clips recommended


Mondo Bag Supply List

The bag requires 192  2 1/2" squares (jelly rollls work well for this priject)

** Adhere these squares to the four main body parts of the Mondo Bag fusible PRIOR to class. 

     * Important reminder - the "rougher side" is the fusible side

     * Do not iron back and forth, but rather press down to adhere.  It is recommended to fuse once, let cool, and fuse again to make sure squares stay attached during transport to class

** Bring all leftover fusible to class - we will use this to make handles

The handles require an additional @ 24  2 1/2" squares... bring these to class - we will make the handles during classtime

Only 3/4 yard fusible fleece is required for the lining

3/4 yard fabric for lining - do NOT cut in advance