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Many of these supplies are available for purchase at Other great sources are your local quilt shop and amazon!

  • Sewing Machine equipped with Microtex Sharp Needle (size 70/10 or 80/12)
  • 50wt or 60wt thread
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.)
  • Rotary Cutter (60mm is best for pattern prep – 45mm for paper piecing)
  • Cutting Mat (24” x 36”) for cutting out pattern pieces, foundation papers, and preparing fabric strips. A (12” x 18”) is a great size after cutting out pattern pieces and fabric, to have next to your sewing area -OR – you can continue to use the big one as your only cutting mat for the entire workshop underneath and to the side of your sewing machine if you like.
  • Straight Rulers (6” x 24”), (3” x 18”), and any other small straight rulers you like.
  • Curved Ruler (nice to have but not required). For cutting curved pattern pieces.
  • Small Iron
  • Pressing Surface
  • Acorn Easy Press Starch Pen with Starch
  • Repositionable or Restickable Glue Sticks (Scotch/3M makes these)
  • Fabric Glue Pen with Refills (Fons & Porter or Sewline brands recommended)
  • Washable Glue Stick (UHU stic or Elmer’s Washable School Glue stick are best)
  • Add-A-Quarter Ruler (12” recommended, but you might want 18” and 6” too)
  • Jumbo Paper Clips (get the regular smooth metal jumbo kind)
  • Standard Size Stapler
  • Large Ziploc (or any brand) Freezer Bags – Gallon Size or larger
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Highlighter
  • 3-Ringer Binder with Sheet Protectors
  • Black Sharpie
  • Plastic Fold Templates – make these from Template Plastic (3-inch by 6”, 12”, 18”)
  • Clorox or any brand wipes to clean glue from tools and presser foot (nice to have)
  • Small Curved Embroidery Scissors (nice to have but not required)
  • Purple Thang or Stiletto (nice to have but not required)
  • Scotch Tape or Nexcare Clear Flexible Tape (nice to have but not required)
  • A Light Table (very nice to have during certain steps, but not required)