2 5/8 yards woven cotton or flannel fabric 42"-44" wide (Needed for adult sizes small - x-large)
Thread, cotton or cotton wrapped
1" elastic, long enough to go around your waist unstretched, plus 6"
Equipment & Supplies
Sewing machine in good working order with presser feet, power cord, foot pedal, accessories and manual
Sewing machine needles, Universal or Microtex size 12/8
Fabric Shears You will want to keep these shears ONLY for cutting fabric. The recommended brand is Fiskars. They produce good quality, relatively inexpensive and long lasting tools. Look for "Premier No. 8 Easy Action Bent Scissors" or "8 Inch Original Orange-Handled Scissors”
Trimming scissors for trimming threads, trimming into tight corners Again, Fiskars scissors are recommended. Look for "Micro-Tip Scissors (No. 5)" or "RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears (6”)". An alternate recommendation would be Karen Kay Buckley's 4-Inch Perfect Scissors.
Straight pins, preferably with glass heads
Good quality thread Avoid the thread that is sold as part of beginners sewing kits - it will fray and break easily. Recommended brands are Gutermann 100% polyester or 100% cotton, Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread and Aurifil Mako 100% cotton.
60" Fabric or plastic measuring tape Look for one that has metric on one side and inches on the other. Avoid ones in retractable cases, they tend to stretch and break easily.
6” metal seam guide with sliding indicator For measuring seam allowances
Marking pen Optional. Disappearing ink pen is ideal, recommended brand is FriXion ball point pen by Pilot.
Sewing box Something to keep all your supplies together
Sewing machines are available for loan to students. Please email email@example.com or call Blue Bar Quilts at 608-248-9299 prior to the day of class to reserve one for use.