Pick 5 to 10 fabrics using the
The two outside
strips should be dramatically different from each other.
should have contrast in value (light, medium and dark).
with varying textures and scales.
two different color families, possibly adding accents of a third color.
want to use theme fabrics to make a quilt for Christmas, Valentine's
Day, or that special someone's birthday.
be cut into strips, so you need yardage from selvedge to selvedge. Fabric
amounts vary depending on the width of the strips you cut out of each. A
guideline to use is a minimum of ¼ yard and a maximum of 1 ¼ yards for
each fabric. Extra fabric is needed for borders.
that is prepared to work with. Which means, pre-wash if you are going
to pre-wash (sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t). Either way, press
the fabric, and re-fold with the selvedge edges together, so that the
folded edge is also even (no bunches).
Pen or pencil
for taking notes
or flannel design surface for arranging blocks
– 12 inches or larger
– 24” x 6”
and basic machine sewing supplies, including: