tudents will need the original pattern for the design of their choice: Something Blue, Enchanting Stars, Circle of Life or Happiness. Please bring fabrics that are required for these designs (available on the back cover of the patterns). Please contact Jacqueline directly with questions about using an alternative design.
Thread: a good all cotton thread to coordinate with your fabrics, personal I like to work with a white cotton thread.
Cutting Mat: A 12” x 18” mat next to your machine works well.
Pressing: Finger pressing or a pressing tool works well, but for those of you who like to really press: irons will be provided in the classroom.
Silk Glass Head Pins: Fine point …. A lot.
Clover Applique pins: for small curves…. A lot.
¼ Add-a-quarter ruler
A Paper-Creasing Tool: a piece of cardstock or template plastic approximately 2” x 8” works well
Rulers: Some of you may enjoy using an Add-a-Quarter ruler. I like a small 6 ½” x 6 ½” ruler. It is an all-purpose ruler for small paper-piecing projects. If you have strips to cut from the full width of your fabrics, a 6 ½” x 24 ½” ruler will come in handy.
Rotary Cutter: 45mm is great….for those tighter curves, 28mm is a huge help. A new blade is a necessity!
Scissors:Small, sharp fabric scissors for just in case. Scissors: Largewith a sharp blade.
Zip Lock bags: to store your pieces or fabrics
Several bobbins: 3 or 4 Pre-wound bobbins the same as your top thread will save you time in class.
Don’t forget to clean and oil your machine prior to coming to class. I’m not an expert;-) on the mechanics of your machine. Bringing your manual may help if a problem occurs with your machine while you are in class.
Sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal with a new needle - Bernina and Janome rental machines available through MISA! Call 715-747-2054 to reserve.
Machine needles: Always good to have extras on hand!
The original: Something Blue, Enchanting Stars, Circle of life or the Happiness Pattern.
Try to cut all the fabrics according the cutting instructions in the pattern. It saves a lot of time and maybe frustration if you are prepared for class and you can start immediately with sewing instead of cutting. So take a few hours of your time to prepare yourself…..
Seam Ripper: We know no one makes a mistake, but just in case; a ripper can come in handy.
Pencil and / or Pen: And paper, to take notes, if necessary.
Bottled Water: It’s important to hydrate…..piecing is hard work!
Jacqueline suggests the following shops as resources for purchasing Be Colourful fabrics and kits -
Compass Point Quilts (New Hampshire) - Store owner: Lisa McCarthy
Quilting by the Bay (Panama City, Florida) - Store owners: Sandy and Al Perdue
The Quilt Foundry (Maumee, Ohio) - Store owner: Lisa Spalding