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.
- 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)
- Perfect Piecer ruler by Jinny Beyer
- Small rotary ruler such as the Creative Grids 4.5″x8.5“
- Optional: 12.5 in. x 12.5 in. ruler
- long ruler, such as Creative Grids 4.5?x 18.5?
- paper scissors
- fabric scissors
- 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
- 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)