Basic Supplies--Bring to Class
Masking tape: 1/2” maximum, 1/4” if available
Cellophane tape (Scotch tape)
Mechanical pencil with soft leads (B) or soft leaded pencil & pencil sharpener
Ruler, minimum 18” (C-thru best)
Tracing paper pad (14” x 17”) or roll (18” wide)
By Hand or Machine??:
Student can choose to work by hand or by machine or experiment with both.
Thus, a sewing machine is optional. If by hand only, principles and process can
be learned, though progress is slower. Bring the following depending on your
Sewing Machine (bobbins, extra needles, power cord--the usual)
A hoop (sample sizes are small), needles, thimbles, i.e. whatever you use for
Thread for Hand and/or Machine: a range of neutrals, white to dark; colors as you wish
Thread snips or scissors
Assemble and Bring 12” Squares to Class for Experimenting:
Baste a cotton top, batting and backing, about 12 inches square with with thread,
pins or spray baste. Sample tops can be plain muslin or pieced, fused, painted, etc.
Use your favorite batting--leftovers if you have them. Weight of backing fabric should
be heavier for machine quilting, lighter for hand quilting. Bring at least 5 to quilt in class.
Unquilted Projects: If you have a finished quilt top, baste it to batting and backing;
bring it to class to create a quilt design for it. This is a good opportunity to tackle one
of those unfinished projects that has gotten stuck in quilt top limbo. Or a quilt design
you want to plan. If not, bring extra fabric (for top, batting & backing), for experimenting.
If you have any questions, contact Carol Anne at email@example.com
or 617-868-4055 or. See www.carolannegrotrian.com for more information.