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- Please bring photos, pictures, sketches, or other subject material relevant to the design of your quilt.

- Sewing Machine in good working order, machine manual, tools and accessories including a darning foot, open toed embroidery foot and walking foot.

- Pen and notebook

- Pencil (2B), eraser, scotch tape, black medium felt tipped marker (Sharpie)

- Large sheet of white paper - needs to be at least as big as proposed quilt size.

- Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square  (6 ½ or 4 ½ inches)

- Pins

- 1 yard of non-iron wide Tear Away (metre)

- 2 yards (metres) of Freezer Paper

- 2 yards (metres) of 24 inch wide Fusible web Steam a seam 2 Lite is recommended.

- Nylon thread – YLI Wonder Invisible thread  ( clear) or Monopoly recommended

- Neutral coloured thread to blend with background fabrics

- Machine threads – to match foreground fabrics.

- Machine needles – size 60 microtex or universal, size 80 and 80 topstitch needles

- Scissors fabric and paper. Small sharp scissors

- Quick unpick (seam ripper)

- Colour wheel – available from an art supplies shop

- A few two inch foam brushes (usually available from Joanne’s, Spotlight)

- A small paint brush

- Large plastic water jar

- Plastic plate (for painting palette)

- Rag, sponge or Chux for cleaning up,  Apron

- Appliqué mat or sheets of baking paper



- For hand painting fabric, bring 1 yard (metre) of white cotton fabric.

- Also bring a range of fabrics that blend well together in the colours needed for the background.  Tone on tone, Batiks, landscape prints (e.g. Fossil Fern), and hand-dyed fabrics work well together.

The important thing is for the fabrics to blend or overlap so that the colour graduations are quite subtle.


- Choose fabrics to match your foreground details such as flowers, rocks, trunks or other abstract shapes

Backing and Batting

- Small project - Thin batting and backing fabric 18ins x 24ins

- Large project - The backing fabric and batting need to be slightly larger than proposed quilt size.

*Note - There will be suitable hand dyed fabrics and variegated threads for sale in class

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