This is what you will need to get satarted on the quilt top ...
5.5m (6 1/4 yards) white cotton 1.5m wide (60") (or what ever coloured background fabric you choose) - do your self a favour if you are using white buy the best white cotton you can afford. Something with a high thread count is always much nicer to work with I think than a cheeper inferior fabric.
Coloured scaps totaling approximately 4m - I really love the scrappy nature of this quilt so I will be using as any different fabrics as I can within my colour scheme. As a guide your scraps will need to be at least 6" x 2" to be big enough for this project.
A roll of Floraini Stitch & Wash Fusible - this product is an essential componant in the construction of this project. You could make this quilt many other ways but this will be the only way I will be showing you here. It isn't cheap but it is a surpurb product and you will be amazed at the effieicncy of this technique compared to say using freezer paper. If you aren't sure where you can get this product the list of Australian stockists can be found here ... for everyone else try here to find a stockist near you. *Either of the 12” x 25 yards or 20” x 10 yards would work. If you choose the 12” version you will use approximately 13 yards. If you choose the 20” version you will use around 7 yards. Work out which one is most cost effective for you.
Glue stick - regular glue stich you would use to glue paper. You may want to test it first on a scrap of fabric to make sure it washes out easily.
Compas with a sharp pencil - best to use a compas that has a lockabe arm so that it wont change length as you draft your project.
A piece of A3 paper - this will need to be laminated after the block is drafted onto it.
Fine tip Perminant marker
Light box - this isn't essential but it will make your life easier!
Sandpaper board (this isn't essential) - if you aren't famaliar with one of these they are simply a piece of MDF board with a piece of fine grade sandpaper stuck down on it. You use these to help stabilise your work when you are tracing applique shapes. Make your self one or buy one if you can as you will be amazed how much you will use it!
Threads that match your coloured fabrics - I use Mettler Polliester thread ... just because I like them and I think they give a good result and are good value. If your technique is good and you match your threads well you should never see your stitching.
Needles - I use Jeana Kimball's size 11 Straw Needles for applique - these are the best needles that I have ever used for applique. They are sharp, a good length to hold and they sort of bend slightly as you work which actually makes them a delight to use. They do have a minisucle eye though! This can be frustrating so keep this in mind if this could cause you problems.
Quilting ruler and rotery cutter
If you have any questions regarding these requirements drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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