The Lily Pad: The Journal of White Lotus Quilting


Class supply lists

Here are supply lists for current classes I have going here in the studio and at local shops:

Quiltmaking 101:

  • Working sewing machine (with seam guide or quarter inch foot is helpful)
  • cotton sewing thread in a neutral color (50 wt is great)
  • Scissors or thread snips
  • flat flower head pins
  • 45 mm rotary cutter
  • rotary cutting mat
  • rotary cutting ruler 6″ x 24″ (6.5″ x 24″ is okay or 6.5″ by 12.5″ is also fine)
  • assortment of square rulers — optional — 2.5″, 3.5″, 4.5″, 6.5″, 12.5″
  • graph paper style notebook — optional — Moleskine makes a great one
  • Scrap Quilt Sensation book — check with me, as I may have copies if you can’t find one
  • Flying geese x 4 ruler by Lazy Girls — optional
  • Triangle in a Square ruler by Quilt in a Day — optional
  • Any log cabin ruler by Marti Mitchell or by BayCreek Quilting — optional

We will use your rotary cutter in class but you may borrow our mat and rulers but I would love to see you have these tools at home in your sewing space.  There is a $5 supply fee for triangle paper and other quilt notions that I will bring to class.

Machine free motion quilting:

  • Working sewing machine with free motion foot (might be called darning foot) and feed dog drop or cover
  • cotton or polyester thread (40 wt is great to start with) for the top and a thin neutral polyester bobbin thread (50 or 60 wt is great)
  • extra bobbins, bobbin cases (if you have them) and novelty thread (both are optional)
  • Scissors or thread snips
  • Safety pins for basting OR Avery MicroTach basting tool (also called a tagging gun)

There is a $5 supply fee for samples of batting and quilting sandwiches to practice on that I bring to class.

Machine binding:

  • Working sewing machine (with walking foot or compensating foot, either of which is helpful)
  • cotton or all-purpose sewing thread
  • scissors or thread snips
  • 45 mm rotary cutter
  • several 2.5″ strips for binding samples (we will join them in class)
  • assortment of 1-3/8″ strips and 1-3/4″ strips for compound binding (we will join them in class)
  • machine binding pattern

There is a $5 supply fee to cover the quilt sandwich samples and bias bindings I will bring to class for use in our survey of binding techniques

Stash Avenger:

  • Working sewing machine (with seam guide or quarter inch foot is helpful)
  • cotton sewing thread (50 wt is great)
  • Scissors or thread snips
  • flat flower head pins (or glass head pins if that’s what you have)
  • assortment of light and dark 2″ strips
  • 2″ log cabin ruler by Marti Mitchell or Linda Laney — optional.  If you order Linda’s, be sure to tell her you want the one that is the same width as your strips — 2″.  Also let her know that you want it in the style that I usually have them cut, with the 2″ square included.
  • The pattern is called ‘Thomas’ log cabin’ by Jodi Barrows of the Square in a Square company and is the cover of  Quiltmania magazine # 75 or in the quilt pattern book Leaving Riverton (which is unfortunately out of print but you might still be able to find it)

There is a $5 supply fee for triangle paper and an array of 2″ strips that I will bring to class.  You can cut your own 2″ strips at home or bring a stack of your scraps if want help in figuring out how to slash your stash.

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