Do ya wanna make a quilt? Here's the very basics of the supplies you need to get started:
Supply List for
(bring to your
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot if you have
it (if you don’t we’ll show you how to set up your machine to sew a ¼” seam consistently. Your sewing machine only needs to sew a straight line stitch, nothing fancy is required. (Don’t forget
your foot pedal, a common mistake L and an extension cord.) Bring your sewing machine manual.
Also, you will need a neutral (tan, white, or
gray) color of thread in your machine.
We will have an iron and ironing board so you
don’t have to worry about that. (Note:
You’ll find a new love for your iron, but you will not be obligated to iron your clothes, you’ll just use
it for quilting.)
Rotary Cutter (suggest a 45mm Olfa Rotary Cutter)
with extra blade
Rotary Cutting Mat (suggest Olfa 18” X 24”)
Ruler (suggest Omnigrid 6” X 12” or
4” X 14”)
Joanne’s has a beginners kit that will have these items and this will be fine.
This is all you need to get started. If you want to wait until you can
use your coupons for things at Joanne’s or Hancocks, we’ll have supplies for you to borrow to get you started
Bring fabric scissors (any size is fine)
Pin cushion and straight pins
Fabric marking pins (washable or air remove)
Extra filled bobbins for your machine
Travel iron and ironing pad (we supply this at
the Bee meetings)
Notepad and pencil (if possible, bring a three
ring binder and you can start a notebook of instructions and samples as you learn!)
Two or three “fat quarters”. If you don’t know what a “fat quarter” is, ask any quilter or any
fabric store staff member.
Your dancing shoes (just kidding)
Chocolate (not kidding) J