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Quick, No-piece Table Mats Quick, No-piece Table Mats
Quick, No-piece Table Mats
For 2 Mats
Fabric 1. Corners and binding 50cms
Fabric 2. Arches 25cms
Fabric 3. Centre 5" square
Backing Fabric 30cms
12mm Bias Binding 5m (2 packs)
Fusible wadding 20" X 25"
Template Plastic
Permanent Marker Pen for plastic
Chalk marker pencil
Fabric Glue Pen
Threads to match Bias binding and fabric
Sewing Machine with walking foot and new needle fitted.
General sewing kit, scissors, pins etc.

Quilted BagQuilted Bag
Quilted Bag

Made by Wendy Porter

Sizes There are two choices for this bag
Small: finished size 38cm x38 cm (15" x 15") not including handles
Large: finished size 46cm x 46cm (18" x 18") not including handles

Sewing Machine & Manual and all feet
Bring ¼ inch foot, walking foot and/or free motion foot depending on how you want to quilt your bag.
Rotary cutter, long rulers and cutting board
General sewing kit, scissors, pins and threads etc.
Iron on interfacing medium weight or stitch and tear 25cm x width of the roll.
Wadding or fusible wadding 1m x 50cm for main bag & 2 x strips 5cm x 1m for the handles.
Cotton twill tape 1m colour your choice
Calico 50cm x 1m for inner lining
Fabric see below

Don't forget your Lunch.

Construction: You will need to make the patchwork panels before you come. As this takes time to make. See details below*

OR You could use an old UFO or another design - it's your choice.
Make up to required size.
The size of the bag can be adjusted to suit what you create.

OR you can make the bag with plain fabrics that you like. See panel size for fabric needed.

We will be quilting the panel, cutting and adding the decorative band around the top and making the handles, adding a lining, and constructing the bag in the class. You should choose at least 3 fabrics for this.

For the panel you can decide how many fabrics you would like.
(I used 3 different shades of batik in my rail fence design.)

*The Panel size you will make at home (before we add the decorative band) measures overall:
Small bag size 79cm x 32cm (31" x 12 ½")
Large bag size 92cm x 38cm (36 ½" x 15")

Or - if done as two separate front and back panels, recommended:as joining together after quilting adds strength to the sides.

Small bag size 39.5cm width x 32cm height (15 ½" x 12 ½")
Large bag size 47cm width x 38cm height (18 1/4" x 14 3/4")

Fabric you will need: for the decorative band and handles to be made in class,
For adding to premade panel or plain fabric:

Cut strips (1 1/8 for small bag) or Cut strips (1 ¼ for large bag)
Fabric 1: (Dark) 30cm (12") across width of the bolt. Cut into 6 strips
Fabric 2: (Medium) 30cm (12") across width of the bolt. Cut into 8 strips
Fabric 3: (Medium) 30cm (12") across width of the bolt. Cut into 8 strips
Fabric for the lining you will need ½ metre

* if making whole bag made in Rail Fence design. See above dimensions. Make this panel before you come.

For my rail fence design whole bag requirements
Cut strips (1 1/8 for small bag) or
Cut strips (1 ¼ for large bag)
Whole bag requirements: Rail fence design all over. (large bag)
Fabric 1: (Dark) 50cm (cut into 10 strips from WOF)
Fabric 2: (Medium) 70cm (cut into 16 strips from WOF)
Fabric 3: (Medium) 70cm (cut into 16 strips from WOF)

You will have enough fabric for making a small purse or pockets and room for any mistakes.
Fabric for the lining you will need ½ metre from WOF
And see requirements list at the top.

Quilters Tote BagQuilters Tote Bag

Main Bag fabric - 1.5M
Lining and Pocket fabric - 1.75M
Contrast Fabric - 0.5M

1M Wadding
Rotary cutting Kit -mat, ruler and rotary cutter
Sewing machine with walking foot and all other feet
Basic sewing kit - needles, pins, scissors
Threads to match fabrics
Rainbow Squares Quilt RequirementsRainbow Squares Quilt Requirements

A pack of 40 pre-cut 2.5" strips, eg a Jelly Roll or Balipop
Sewing machine with a new needle fitted and ¼" foot. Please bring machine manual.
Rotary cutter, long ruler and cutting mat.
General sewing kit, scissors, pins etc.
Really Cute Sewing Machine CoverReally Cute Sewing Machine Cover
Requirements for Sewing Machine Cover

80cm fabric for the body of the house (front, sides and back)
80cm fabric for the lining inside the house
50cm fabric for the roof
50cm heat and bond lite
1 FQ for the windows
Scraps of fabric for the door, sunbonnet sues etc
50 x 160cm cotton wadding
80 x 160cm thick cardboard
1 bag of toy stuffing for the roof
2 miniature wooden clothes pegs
Other decorative buttons (hearts, flowers etc whatever you fancy!)

Finished dimensions 18 ½" wide x 18" high x 8 ½ " deep (12" height below roof to fit sewing machine

If your sewing machine will not fit inside these dimensions then substitute your own measurements into instructions below

Width = depth= height =

(NB If your sewing machine does not fit within these dimensions you may need more fabric to make a larger cover)
Really Fast Raggy QuiltReally Fast Raggy Quilt
Really Fast Raggy Quilt Requirements

It is really helpful if you come to this class with your fabrics pre-cut and ready to stitch

" 8" squares x 96 - 48 for the front, 48 for the back. In my quilt I used one of our I-spy bundles for the front squares and 2 different fabrics for the back [so 24 squares of each]. You get 5 x 8" squares from an 8" strip across the bolt. So it is approx 2.2 Metres for the front and 2.2 Metres for the back.

" Sewing Machine with walking foot.

" Neutral Cotton

" Scissors with a sharp point.

" 48 x 8" squares of cotton wadding

" Lunch
Really Easy Kiddies QuiltReally Easy Kiddies Quilt
Really easy quilt
Requirments List

For the Blocks either:2x 1/2 metres or 4 fat quarters
Plus 4 toning fat quarters
3 fat quarters for pieced border and binding
Half metre for 1st and 3rd borders
Road to California requirementsRoad to California requirements
Requirements List for
Road to California Block

To make a 42" x 42" lap quilt you will need:
30 cms of a strong colour
30 cms of a pale or white on white, or cream on cream
½ metre for corner blocks
1½ metres of middle block colour and borders.

3" Thangles if you want to use them. This is where a long quarter is more economical than a fat quarter.
Pins (if you use Thangles)
Satin Stitch foot for your machine
¼" foot for your machine
Marking pencil if not using Thangles.
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
Basic sewing supplies.
Glasses if you use them.
Ripple Effect QuiltRipple Effect Quilt
'Ripple Effect Quilt' Requirements List

This strip quilt from 'Cozy Quilt Designs' can be made in 2 sizes.
54" x 59" with one border (as per shop sample) or
76 x 81" double border design.

A good contrast between light and dark fabrics gives the best result.

For Smaller size :- 15 Dark 2.5" strips (width of bolt)
15 Light 2.5" strips (width of bolt)
Border 1 0.5 metre
Border 2 0.75 metre

For Larger size :- 26 Dark 2.5" strips (width of bolt)
26 Light 2.5" strips (width of bolt)
Border 1 1.25 metre
Border 2 2.5 metre

" Sewing machine (with new needle) and neutral thread
" Accurate ¼" foot - essential
" Fabric marker
" General sewing kit: pins; scissors, etc
" Rotary cutting Kit (long ruler, cutter and mat)
" 2 Large plastic bags (eg freezer bags)
" Notebook and pencil
" Copy of 'Ripple Effect' Pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs (available from Threads and Patches.
" Lunch
Sashiko Bag or File CoverSashiko Bag or File Cover
Requirements for Sashiko Bag or File cover
Margy Johnson

Fabric for File cover:
40cm of blue fabric (Sally's plain fabrics are perfect for this.) Please don't bring a tight weave fabric such as Batik as they are very hard to hand stitch.
Felt: a piece long enough to wrap around your file or book, 70 cm x 40cm is a good size for an A4 ring binder.
25cm square of contrast fabric if desired
Bondaweb, misty fuse or other to secure fabric to felt.
Trims as desired: cord (twice the length of the top edge of the file plus an extra 6in), embroidery thread, beads etc

Fabric for Bag:
1m for bag (or 70cm for outer and straps, 40cm for lining). Sally's plain fabrics are perfect for this. Please don't bring a tight weave fabric such as Batik as they are very hard to hand stitch, unless you would like to use one for the lining.
25cm square of contrast fabric if desired

For both projects:
Sashiko thread and needles (or DMC perlé 8 or 12 and a betweens needle that will take the thread work well.)
Chacopy, ball point pen or marking tool, masking tape
Embroidery ring if you prefer to use one for hand sewing to fit a 25cm square of fabric, please don't go and buy a new one, we can find a way to use whatever you have
Straight pins and tacking thread
Sewing machine, matching thread for finishing items, rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler
Scissor Case - Log CabinScissor Case - Log Cabin
Requirements for Scissor case
Margy Johnson

Fabrics: selection of strips to make up a fat quarter of fabric, 10 strips of fabric 1 ½" wide and the full length of a fat quarter and a 3 ½" square for the centre piece, or strings from your stash
Fat quarter of fabric for the back of the quilt
4" strip of the full length of fabric for the binding
Fat quarter of medium weight Vilene,
fat quarter of wadding
Sewing machine, with feet, thread for piecing and quilting,
Safety pins or tacking thread,
Rotary cutter, cutting mat, scissors, ruler
Sewing kit
Scrap MosaicScrap Mosaic
Scrap Mosaic.

Using this ingenious method to create a complex seeming pattern in patchwork is actually quite easy. Nine patch blocks in two different designs are first made, then cut and reassembled. Basic rotary cutting skills and an ability to sew a quarter inch seam, plus a collection of fabrics are all that is required. In addition to basic skills the students will learn quick piecing methods to speed up construction, plus advice on fabric choices and colour selection. In one day it should be possible to create enough blocks to start a quilt which can be made to any size.


Usual sewing kit (needles, pins, tape measure, markers etc)
Sewing machine with a ¼ inch foot and instruction manual.
Extension lead.
Rotary cutter, ruler and board. If you have the 12 x 6 inch size of ruler, this is adequate.
Fabric marker,.
Notebook or camera.
Workroom equipment - Irons, one per five or six students.


In dress or patchwork weight cotton - plains, patterns, stripes, checks, spots, floral, large and small patterns. Anything larger than a six inch square can be used. Bring as many different fabrics as you can. It is important to include dark, medium and light tonal values. You will also need some slightly larger pieces (about 8 - 10 inches square) for the focus blocks in high contrast pairs such as light/dark or bright/dark. Include some bright colours such as yellow, orange, pink, turquoise etc.

Note: furnishing fabrics are not suitable for this type of patchwork as they are too heavy for the number of seams created.

Looking forward to meeting you; Katharine Guerrier

Scrap Mosaic. Requirements list

Usual sewing kit (needles, pins, tape measure, markers etc)
Sewing machines will be provided by the Festival of Quilts.
Rotary cutter, ruler, and board. If you have the 12 in. x 6 in. size of ruler this is adequate.
Fabric marker.
Notebook or camera.
Workroom equipment: Irons will be provided

In dress or patchwork weight cotton - plains, patterns, stripes, checks, spots, florals, large and small patterns. Anything larger than a 6 in square will do. Bring as many different fabrics as you can. It is important to include dark, medium and light tonal values. You will also need some slightly larger pieces (about 8 - 10 in. squares) for the focus blocks in high contrast pairs such as light/dark or bright/dark. Include some bright colours such as yellow, orange, pink, turquoise etc.

Note: furnishing fabrics are not suitable for this type of patchwork as they are too heavy for the number of seams created.

A picture of the Quilt is on my website

Looking forward to meeting you: Katharine Guerrier

Scrappy Basket Weave QuiltScrappy Basket Weave Quilt
" Plain Foundation Fabric = old shirts/ blouses, pillow cases, sheets…. any uniformly thin fabric kicking about the house. Try to keep thickness and colour the same.
" Strips of cotton fabric any width, but must be at least 9" long. Lots of different colours or you can pick a toning theme…. Entirely your own choice.
" Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (square one at least 10.5")
" Sewing machine that you are familiar with, with a new needle; plus any feet supplied.
" Neutral thread
" General sewing kit, pins, scissors etc.
Scrappy DiamondsScrappy Diamonds
Scrappy Diamonds Quilt

Workshop Requirements List

Interfacing (medium weight) - 1 metre

Scrap fabrics - approx. 2 metres in total

Sashing material - 1 metre ( a plainish fabric works best)

General sewing kit - pins; scissors etc.

SEWING MACHINE with a new needle fitted. General sewing foot.

Any sewing thread that you want to use up.

Rotary cutter, long cutting ruler & board

Pencil and 12" Ruler

Scrappy Zappy DoScrappy Zappy Do

Twenty 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6”) half square triangles - Colour
OR Ten 15 cm (6”) squares - Colour (Cut eachsquare in half diagonally making two triangles)
Ten 17.5 cm (6 7/8”) squares - Black
75 x 115 cm (30 x 44”) - Black borders and binding
Oddments of fabric for striped border
Three 5 x 115 cm (2 x 44”) strips
65 x 105 cm (26 x 44”) rectangle backingfabric
65 x 105 cm (26 x 44”) rectangle wadding
General sewing accessories + thread to match fabircs and invisble/nylon filament
Rotary Cutter/ 12" Ruler and small mat
SEWING MACHINE + INSTRUCTION BOOK AND FOOT CONTROL!Camera - for taking photos of stage samples
Spectacles if required
Scrap SackScrap Sack
Requirements for Scrap Sack

2 contrasting Fat Quarters
Sewing Machine in good working order
0.5M Rigelene boning
Small amount of toy stuffing
Self cover button 22mm
Hand sewing kit - needles, pins, scissors
Rotary Cutting Kit - Ruler, mat and cutter.
Non Slip Matting ( I shall have some that will be available for a nominal cost)
Seasonal Wreath Seasonal Wreath

Pre-printed paper foundations will be provided.

" 1.5metres background Fabric
" 10" x 6" min for Flower centres
" At least 5 Fabrics for 'Flowers' (only around a fat quarter in total)
" 4-6 'green' fabrics (or equivalent) eg.10cm strips across bolt
" Sewing machine (with new needle) and neutral thread
" General sewing kit: pins; scissors etc
" Rotary cutting Kit (long ruler, cutter and mat)
" Paper scissors

To complete - (not required on course day)
" Binding = a long quarter (for 1.5" binding)
" Wadding
" Backing fabric = 80cm.
Seminole Bag RequirementsSeminole Bag Requirements
Requirements List for
Seminole Bag

All fabric should be across the width of the fabric as these will come out in long borders.
For one side -TWO contrasting colours, or one plain and one patterned.
One long quarter of the lighter of the two colours
40cms x width of fabric of the darker or patterned fabric.

For the other side you will need FOUR fabrics, one can be a white or cream or pale colour to define the squares.
Fabric A - 15cms x width of fabric
Fabric B - the background - 25cms x width of fabric
Fabric D - 15 cms x width of fabric
Fabric C - the pale fabric - 15 cms x width of fabric

If you want to turn the Seminole borders into a bag you will need ½ metre of lining fabric; ½ metre of wadding (this will depend on whether you want to make a long, thin bag, or a more square bag.
2" herringbone tape for handles. This quantity will depend on the length of the bag handles you require.
Chalk/pencil markers
¼" foot for your machine
Quilting foot if you want to make a bag.
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
Basic sewing supplies.
Glasses if you use them.
Shibori Design and Stitch Part 1Shibori Design and Stitch Part 1
Shibori Design and Stitch
In this session you will be designing a shibori pattern, marking up your fabric and starting to stitch.
Please bring…
" White pre-shrunk fabric. It is a good idea to wash the fabric before you start otherwise it will probably shrink during the dyeing process and your design will not end up quite square. The size is up to you, but be aware that the process is quite time consuming so a cushion cover size would be ideal for this class.
" Fabric marker.
" Ruler.
" Strong thread (it has to be able to withstand very tight gathering).
" Sewing kit.
" Paper and pencil.
Shibori Design Dying RequirementsShibori Design Dying Requirements
Shibori Dyeing Workshop Requirements List

We will be dyeing pieces of cotton using shibori techniques that can later be used in quilts or to make any number of other things. The end product of the dyeing process is a lovely piece of fabric in its own right and does not need much in the way of additional embellishment. I recommend making something like a cushion cover, bag, table mats, table runner and matching napkins...
" If you came to the Stitch Resist class - Your completed stitch resist pieces, some white fat quarters and anything else that we may have discussed.
" If you did not come to the Stitch Resist class - White, close weave, cotton that has been washed by you even if it is PDF (prepared for dyeing). It is important to wash the cotton to remove all barriers to dye takeup and to sort any potential shrinkage. Please bring at least 4 fat quarters (20"x20"). If you have a particular item you wish to make then bring fabric in the size and shape to suit (but no larger than 1m square).
" White threads made from vegetable protein (or silk) - cotton, viscose, linen. Cotton perle works well. Optional.
" You will only need one or two colours. Deep/dark colours work best as the white resist will show up well.
" Lots of strong thread for tying and sewing - you will need to be able to draw the thread up tight without it snapping. Polyester sewing thread works quite well when doubled.
" String or natural coloured garden twine, about 10 pegs, rubber bands, small washing soap tablet net bags.
" Sewing kit.
" Paper and pencil
" Washable fabric marker
" At least 4 large freezer bags and rubber bands
" Rubber gloves and apron and old towel.
" Jug to measure from 100ml to 500ml.
" One or two jam jars for the dyes
" 5ml teaspoon for measuring the dye powder
" You will be taking bags of dyeing fabric home with you. I will provide used plastic food containers for the bags to go in, but it might also be a good idea to put a tea tray or similar in the car for transporting it all home safely.

Simple SeminoleSimple Seminole
Seminole Cushion Requirements
4 or 5 fabrics - 20 cm strip or Fat Quarters plus
0.5 M of one of the fabrics for back of cushiion
20" square of wadding
20" square calico or muslin for backing
If you want to add the piping, then a pack of fusible piping and another Fat quarter of fabric for the bias.
4 self cover buttons 18mm
0.25m iron on vilene medium weight
505 basting spray or curved safety pins for basting.
scrap fabric to practice buttonholes on.
Sewing Machine in good working order, with a 1/4" patchwork foot, walking foot, blind hem foot and buttonhole foot.
Sketch Books and Journal QuiltsSketch Books and Journal Quilts
2 or3 inspiration pictures or photographs with photocopies, can be landscape, aflower, a tree – something with a motif you can work with and perhaps somesuitable words

sketchbook,I stock nice sketchbooks in differents sizes and can bring some along – pleaselet me know beforehand

pencil,pens, paintbrushes and pallette, gluestick

watercolours,or acrylics or koh-i-noor colours etc

small(A4 size) piece of fabric in colours ofinspiration pictures can be cotton, velvet, muslin, organza, tulle, glitterybits, buttons etc anything you can play with. One piece of wadding and backing fabric; A4 or 30cm square

A4piece of Vlisofix/Bondaweb

Sewingmachine and accessories (free motion and walking foot) like scissors, needles,rotary cutters etc with threads in co-ordinating colours.
Slice Up a CircleSlice Up a Circle
Requirements.... each participant should bring ...
- Sewing machine in good working order, fitted with an open toe embroidery
foot and with mid grey thread in both bobbin and on top reel.
- Normal sewing kit .
- A mechanical pencil.
- A soft eraser.
- Travel iron and pad
- A ‘Circle Slice Ruler’ ... available for purchase at class... £7.50.
- Cereal packet cardboard circles ( draw around dinner plate, saucer, egg cup)
- Unlined scrap paper ... photocopy size(A4) ... several sheets
- Freezer paper .. white, no printing, from roll.
Please note that photocopy paper wrappers are unsuitable.
- Fabric to sew samples ... use up scrap fabric for sewing samples...
3 different colour large scraps min. size 6 in. x 6 in. (15 cm x15 cm)

I look forward to meeting you on the day ... don’t be at all worried by the term ‘designing’ ...
this is a fabulous result the easy way........... low stress and a fun day
Introduction to Smocking RequirementsIntroduction to Smocking Requirements
Requirements for Smocking

General sewing kit - including small scissors, embroidery needles, ordinary sewing needles
Stranded embroidery cotton ( any colour will do)
£1 for pre gathered material or a small piece of gingham type material
Snails Trail BlockSnails Trail Block
Medium weight Vilene - sew in
Fine dark marker that will show up on vilene
mix of fabrics - you must have contrasting tone, but you can use as many fabrics as you wish - minimum 2 (1Light, 1 Dark) maximum 16 (8 Light, 8 Dark) You will need small quantities of each so a selection of fat quarters may be the best choice.
Sewing machine in good working order (please remember lead, pedal and manual), open applique foot or flat foot
Neutral colour thread (light grey is a good choice)
Rotary cutting kit
Usual sewing kit - scissors, pins,
Glasses if you wear them.

Fun Snowball QuiltFun Snowball Quilt
Fun Snowball Quilt

Requirements to make a quilt 51½" x 62"

Fabric 1: Half metre (for 9 patch squares and small snowballs)
Fabric 2 and Fabric 3: ¾ metre each (for large snowball, 9 patch squares and small snowballs)
Fabric 4: ¾ metre (for large snowball, outer cornerstones and binding)
Fabric 5: 1 metre (for large snowball, 9 patch squares and outer border)
Fabric 6: White tonal 1¼ metres (for large snowball blocks, small snowball blocks and for sashing and inner border.

You will eventually need 57" x 68" backing fabric
57" x 68" piece of wadding.

Toning thread.
¼" foot and straight stitch foot for your sewing machine.
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
Basic sewing supplies.

If Possible
Please cut the following ahead of time
Fun Snowball Quilt - Preliminary cutting list

Fabric 1 - One 5" x 42" strip; recut into five 5" squares
Two 3½" x 42" strips; recut into twenty-one 3½" squares.
Fabric 2 - One 9½" x 42" strip; recut into two 9½" squares
One 5" x 42" strip; recut into five 5" squares
Two 3½" x 42" strips; recut into twenty-four 3½" squares
Fabric 3 - One 9½" x 42" strip; recut into one 9½" square and five 5" squares
Four 3½" x 42" strips; recut into forty-five 3½" squares
Fabric 4 - One 9½" x 42" strip; recut into one 9½" square and four 4½" squares (for outer border cornerstones)
Six 2½" x 42" strips (for binding)
Fabric 5 - One 9½" x 42" strip; recut into one 9½" square and five 5" squares
Five 4½" x 42" strips (for outer border)
Fabric 6 - Two 3½" x 42" strips; recut into twenty 3½" squares
Twelve 2" x 42" strips; recut into fifteen 2" x 9½" strips (for sashing), eighty 2" squares, and four 2" x 41" strips (for sashing)
Five 2" x 42" strips (for inner border).

Versatile - the Classic Spiral NecklaceVersatile - the Classic Spiral Necklace
The Versatile Spiral Necklace Requirements
Beads - 2 colours in a ratio of 3:1 eg. 1 pack pale beads and 3 packs dark. The type of beads should be the same. The size of beads used determines the thickness of the finished 'rope' (as the samples in the shop demonstrate)
Beading thread - colour to best match the beads. Use Nymo thread for Seed beads. Thicker threads are suitable for larger beads. (The thread will have to pass through each bead several times.)
Beading Needles
Needle threader
Beading Mat
Clasp Set plus 2 Jump Rings and 2 Split Rings.
Reading Glasses if required

Spring Sampler Requirements ListSpring Sampler Requirements List
½ metre Light background fabric
½ metre dark fabric for borders
2 fat ¼ metre green fabrics
2 or 3 fat ¼ metre floral or plain pastel fabrics
1 metre fabric for backing
1 metre wadding
Freezer paper (approx A4 size piece will be sufficient)
Template plastic or thin card
General sewing items – pins-needles-matching sewing thread-large and small scissors
Square Dance QuiltSquare Dance Quilt
To make a quilt approx 42in x 36in
6.5in Square ruler
30 x 8in squares of fabric can be all different or half of 2 contrasting fabrics. (You can get 5 x 8in squares across the width of the bolt)
Half a metre of fabric for the "border". If using just the 2 fabrics for the squares it should probably be the same as one of them.
? Extra material for a further border
Threads to match
Working sewing machine, lead and foot pedal
¼ in foot
Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
Black marker pen
General sewing kit
Star Dance Quilt RequirementsStar Dance Quilt Requirements
Star Dance Quilt Requirements
54" x 45" finished (with border)
This is a very versatile pattern which works well as a scrap quilt or even in just 2 colours or contrasting tones.

" A selection of around 8 fat quarters, or large pieces of scrap fabric (12" x 4" minimum). A contrast of darks and lights works best.

" A 10.5" square ruler (or slightly larger). Cutting mat and rotary cutter.
(if you have a 6.5" square ruler bring that too.)

" Sewing machine in good working order, with new needle fitted and
¼" foot. Thread and basic sewing kit.
Stitch the BayeauxTapestry EmbroideryStitch the BayeauxTapestry Embroidery

8" Embroidery hoop

Washable Fabric marker pen, or fine pencil

Crewel needles size 6 or 7

Needle threader if you need one.

Stranded Cotton - 6 or 7 colours - please work from photograph, keep colours a bit muted, although when it was originally stitched the (in 1067 - 77) the colours would have been brighter

Glasses if you need them.
Stitchers Retreatr Requirements List for 2012 Classes with Kathleen Laurel SageStitchers Retreatr Requirements List for 2012 Classes with Kathleen Laurel Sage
Machine embroidered Organza and use of the soldering iron
By Kathleen Laurel Sage

Requirements List
Each student will need to bring
" Sewing machine with its manual and a new needle installed. The sewing machine must be able to drop its feed dogs or have a plate to cover them allowing for free machine stitching.
" Embroidery foot. Open toed. This is normally a horse shoe shape or round with a hale in it. They can be clear plastic or metal and are sometimes referred to as a darning foot.
" A varied selection of polyester Organza fabrics such as crystal, sheer and two tone organza's . They must be polyester and not silk, chiffon or metallic.[ ½ metres, fat quarters and smaller scraps] You will need plenty to work from to be on the safe side.
" Machine needles in case you break a few while stitching 80s and 90s top stitch
" A selection of machine embroidery threads All types and makes can be used. Rayon, metallic or cottons preferably in darker shades of the organza fabrics you select.
" Romeo dissolvable film { I will have some for sale]
" Soldering iron with small sharp fine tip. I will have a few for class use and some for sale
" 24 gauge wire
" Seed beads to complement your organza fabrics
" Face mask essential to stop fumes being breathed in
" Glass or tile to use as a surface when we are soldering [if using glass please tape the corners and edges ]
" Scissors small sharp embroidery for fine delicate cutting work
" large fabric and paper scissors
" Sewing needles to include a beading needle
" White cotton to baste with and beading thread
" Masking tape
" Fine tipped permanent black pilot pen [ Pilot is the brand name] Lumocolor by Staedtler also work
" Cat litter tray or large bucket [ only needed if access to water is difficult
" Bath towel
" Note book and pen. Larger sheets of paper, pencil and ruler
" Design source for reference
" Small glue gun and stick optional

If you don't want to collect everything together and just want to make a simple panel
On the day I will have my kits available to purchase. One kit at workshop price of £9 if you choose to do one in class. Further kits are purchasable at normal retail price of £15. Each kit contains Romeo dissolvable film, all organza fabrics, beads and design with full instructions and process diagram. All you have to bring is your stash of machine threads and the remaining items from the list above

Kits available
Poppy, Clematis, Pink rose, blue iris, pink apple blossom, dahlia, blue daisy and cornflowers

I will also have remnant packs of organza in various colour ranges @ £5.00 per pack

Design books with patterns for use @ £8 each

My book of jewellery "the little book of big jewellery" @ £12

Greeting cards @ £1.50 each

Soldering irons @ £12 for general fine tipped iron or £20 for miniature fine tipped iron.

Romeo heavy duty water soluble @ £2.50 per ½ metre

I will bring a fan template for you to work your own design on to
Fan sticks
Paint and brushes to colour the sticks
Pearl headed pins to secure the sticks together
Wire cutters and pliers

We will spend the weekend designing a layered fan, a raised panel or if your still not inspired something of your own choice. I am very flexible and do not mind encouraging your inner creativity or for those of you that are nervous and unsure we can simplify a design to make it achievable. I am looking forward to meeting you all

Warm wishes

Stripey No Quilt, QuiltStripey No Quilt, Quilt
Stripey No Quilt Quilt requirements
11in squares of backing fabric
11in squares of wadding use up all your bits, although they should all be the same type. You can even piece your wadding - butting the edges and using a large zig zag stitch
As many strips of fabric as you have
Any leftover triangle pieces you have
At least 1m of fabric for sashing - front and back of quilt and thread to match

The 11in squares will be cut down to 10 ½ in - 10 in finished so as many squares of each as you need to make a quilt the size you want
e.g. a quilt 60 x 40 in will need 6 x 4 = 24 squares
Can be made using any size squares but allow an inch from start to finish i.e. cut 7in squares will finish up as 6in finished
Working sewing machine, lead and foot pedal
¼ in foot and walking foot (if you have them)
Thread, all purpose colour (light grey, beige) and whatever colour you would like as your "quilting" thread visible on the back of the quilt
Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
General sewing kit
Strippy BagStrippy Bag
Bring 7 strips - 2.5" x 42" co-ordinating strips
Fat quarter or similar fabric for lining
Fat quarter for bias binding
Low Loft wadding - approx 35" x 17"
Pack of Eyelets (which includes a hole punch)
1Metre chain or cord for handle

Rotary cutter mat & long ruler - please note Threads and Patches do not guarantee to have these available in the class for use, we do sell them, so please bring yours with you.
Sewing machine with which you are familiar, fitted with a new needle a ¼" foot and a walking foot
Matching thread and invisible thread
General sewing kit - needles , pins, scissors etc.
Superstar BagsSuperstar Bags
I originally made the large bag to take along to the
supermarket instead of using plastic bags. Then I thought why not try making it in a variety of sizes as the shape & style was very appealing -
Super Shopper
A medium tote with pockets &
a dinky handbag. The handles go under the bag making it very strong.
I made the super shopper with a 5" charm pack but could be made with one piece of fabric.

Super shopper 22" x 15" x 6"
Main 5" charm pack or 1/2m
Side panels 1/2m
Handles 1/3m
Lining & wadding 1m

Medium tote 15" x 11" x 4 ½"
Main 1/2m
Side panels 1/3m
Handles thin 1/4m
Lining & wadding 3/4m

Dinky handbag 11" x 9" x 3 ½"
Main Fat 1/8m (21" x 9")
Side panels Fat 1/8m (21" x 9")
Handles Thin 1/4m
Lining Fat 1/4m
Wadding 1/2m
Thread Embellished CushionThread Embellished Cushion

Workshop Requirements List
" 1 Metre Main Fabric
" Pale Fabric 11" x 20"
" Pack or Skein of Mixed 'Oliver Twist' Threads
" Invisible Thread
" Thread to match both fabrics
" Sewing machine with a new needle fitted.
" 2 Bobbins
" ¼" foot, and clear or open-toed general foot
" Rotary cutter, long ruler and cutting mat
" General sewing kit, scissors, pins etc.

Take 8 Fat QuartersTake 8 Fat Quarters

45" x 60"
Workshop Requirements List
" 8 Scrummy Fat Quarters
" 80 cm x bolt width for Borders
" Sewing machine with a new needle fitted.
" ¼" foot
" Threads
" Rotary cutter, long ruler and cutting mat
" Marking pen/pencil
" General sewing kit, scissors, pins etc.

" 0.5 m for binding - Not needed on Day
" Wadding 50" x 65" - Not needed on Day
" Backing Fabric 50" x 65" - Not needed on Day

Traditional paper Pieced Hexagon QuiltTraditional paper Pieced Hexagon Quilt
Background fabric (cream) 2M
Mix of other fabrics at least 6 but possibly more. Fat quarters (if you want to limit the number of fabrics then the least you need is 2 but all the flowers would be the same. and you would need 1.5M of eah colour
Matching and contrasting thread
Needles - largish for tacking, small (fine) for joining units.
Glasses if you wear them
I shall have hexagon pre-cut papers these are £2.00 per 100.
Fabric Scissors
Three from One Jelly Roll Three from One Jelly Roll
Requirements List
1 Jelly Roll or 36 strips 2 1/2" selvedge to selvedge
Background Fabric - 1.25M
Triangle Border - 1.2M
Nine Patch Border - 0.8M
Whirlwind Border - 0.5M
Binding (for the three quilts) assuming bias for scallop edges approx 2m Total or 0.7M for each
Backing - Triangle Quilt - 4M, Nine Patch Quilt - 2.5M, Whirlwind - 1.5M
Wadding - for all 3 3M of 90" wide
pattern - available for purchase on the day - essential purchase by each attendee
Sewing Machine in good working order, sewing machine manual.
1/4" foot for machine
Neutral thread
Usual sewing kit - scissors, pins, seam ripper etc.
Rotary Cutting Kit - Ruler, mat, cutter with fresh blade.
Quilt in a Days 9 1/2" Triangle Square Up Ruler or a Square Ruler - at least 10 " but not larger than 15"
Masking Tape
Small amount of scrap fabric for testing machine, seam alloance etc.
Trip Around the WorldTrip Around the World
Trip round the World Quilts
This can either be done Scrappy or with coordinating fabric.
It would be helpful if you could come with fabric cut (at least some!!)
Mine is 84in x 60in
Made up of 35 12in blocks (7 x 5)
You will need 210 strips 2 1/2 in x 16in in sets of 6
If you want to make a smaller (or larger!) quilt then work out how many 12in blocks you need and then multiply that by 6
You could make this in 6 coordinating fabrics and make some interesting patterns
Quilt size without borders 74 x 60
4 x 4in strips selvedge to selvedge of 9 different fabrics
Or you can do it with 5 different fabrics in which case you would need 8 x 4in strips from 4 of the fabrics and 4 x 4in strips from the 5th
PLUS AN EXTRA 4in square for the centre
Sewing machine plus foot plus power lead
¼ in foot
QUICK UNPICK essential
Sewing thread
Basic sewing kit
Ruler, mat and rotary cutter

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