Workshop description: Learn the tips and techniques to turn a collection of T-Shirts into a throw-size quilt approximately 56” x 72”.
Supply List Sewing and Quilting Supplies:
New machine needles - size 80/11 or 90/14
Walking foot/even feed foot (optional) OR Smooth Glide or Teflon foot (they are usually white)
¼ inch piecing foot
Regular sewing machine thread (medium grey or black works well for most projects)
Long Pins (I like 2" flower head pins)
Fabric and Paper Scissors
Rotary Cutter (60mm size is best) and replacement blades (optional)
Rotary Cutter Rulers; 5/6” x 24”, 12” x 12” or (12 ½” x 12 ½”), or 15” x 15” – this is the one I use most often and I will bring mine, you may use if you wish. Digital Camera or camera phone – to audition t-shirt block arrangements.
Teflon press sheet (optional)
2 yards of cotton or poly/cotton blend fabric (yes, a blend is fine!) for sashing and borders (Note: I recommend using solids ONLY for the sashing. If not sure, bring a few choices or wait and purchase at quilt shop.)
5 ½ yards of Pellon 931TD Medium OR Heavyweight fusible interfacing (I have tried them ALL and I like this one the best. At least 9 to 12 T-Shirts (minimum) with nice, large graphics (fewer if both sides of t-shirt has graphics you want to use. ) Note: You can make a quilt with as few as 4 T-Shirts if you just want to learn the process.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT PRE-CUT YOUR T-SHIRTS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP!
If you have any questions prior to the workshop, just email me at NChocek@pacbell.net