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
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
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
St. Tropez Tote
A kit will be available day of class with all Fusible Fleece, Decorbond, and Peltex cut to size. If you do this on your own, HAVE THESE ALL CUT prior to class. We will use the shop steam presses to make an easy job of fusing all of these to fabric.
See pattern and follow these suggestions for cutting SOME fabric prior to class:
Fabric 1 - (this is the fabric for the main body of the bag) – do not do any cutting
Fabric 2 – these could all be cut, with no changes made to dimensions in pattern
NOTE – we will also be using a 2-1/4” x WOF strip to make binding for inside zippered pocket. This could be your Fabric 2 or your Fabric 3.
Fabric 3 – Inside Pockets
Cut 2 – 12” long x 12” wide – for pocket with zipper
Cut 2 – 7-1/2” long x 12” wide – for inside accent pocket
Cut 1 – 3” x 12-1/2” – for pocket zipper facing
Fabric 4 – Bag lining – cut according to pattern instructions
Make sure to purchase the following:
14” zipper (for inside pocket)
purse strapping for handles – check with the shop if you want to order a different color - the strapping comes in 12 colors
coordinated thread for topstitching on Fabric 2 (the narrow bands at the bottom on the bag)
coordinated thread for topstitching on purse strapping
Let’s Get Organized
From her pre-quilted fabric, Chris was able to cut out pieces for the following projects (with a 20” x 20” piece leftover): NOTE: These are the project sizes that will be made in class:
1. Stash and Dash
2. Zip it Up! – SMALL
3. Ditty Bag – MEDIUM
4. Project Bag – LARGE
5. Needle Case – LARGE
6. Open Wide! – MEDIUM
7. Sewing Case 2.0 – LARGE
8. Just in Case – LARGE
9. Power Trip
10. All Aboard – LARGE
11. and 12. These are larger projects and will take @ 2-1/4 yards more fabric
Check out samples in shop to help determine what coordinating fabric, mesh, and zipper colors you prefer. Don’t forget to fill out your “Assembly Kit” form prior to class so you have all the items necessary to complete the bag.
Chris will be making all sizes of each pattern, and bring with her to class, so that you can decide if you would like to make another size.
The following items are suggested for ease of assembly, and can be purchased prior to, or, during class:
· Wonder clips – at least 20 for most projects
· Chalk marker/Frixion pen – something that will disappear completely
· Stiletto – to help hold all pieces together while sewing
· ¼” basting tape (double sided tape)
· Thread colors to match all fabrics and zippers (NOTE: sometimes the bobbin thread will show on a zipper)
· Sharp/microtex needles – 80/12 size works well for most all projects
· For sewing machine – ¼” foot, zipper foot, foot to be used for zigzagging
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