Quilt Class 2016: Assembling Supplies

I am particular about my supplies. I don’t always buy the most expensive notion, but I buy the best quality I can afford. If you have had a terrible sewing machine and suffered through the indignities of it’s copious malfunctions, you know way. If not, trust me.

Each post will have a supply list that includes some of the basic materials (called BSK) plus any additional helpful tools or supplies.


  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine needles
  • Post-it notes
  • Mary Ellen’s Best Press
  • Optional: True Grips


  • Sewing machine
  • quarter inch machine foot
  • applique’ foot
  • Color Wheel
  • Rotary cutter
  • Mat for rotary cutting
  • Rulers suitable for rotary cutting (I prefer Creative Grids)
  • Scissors
    • paper scissors
    • snips
    • fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Pressing/Ironing Surface
  • Design Surface
  • Marking pen (I like the Pigma Micron & the Pilot Ultra Fine Point)
  • mechanical pencil (the sharp point improves accuracy) – I like the Sewline version
  • heat resistant template plastic
  • template plastic friendly pen, such as a ballpoint
  • glue stick
  • stiletto
  • Optional: lightbox


Notes on materials and supplies:

  • Use the good stuff. Don’t save your favorite fabrics for when your skills are better or for the right project. You will regret it.
  • If you want to do this class by hand, usually the templates are included or you can just add a quarter of an inch when you cut the fabric and sew on the drawn line.
  • Supplies are items you use up (fabric, thread, etc)
  • Materials are items you can use over and over (rotary cutter, sewing machine, pins)