Supply Lists for Workshops
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Hawaiian Breadfruit Block
Two Contrasting Fabrics
Two 22-24” or larger square pieces (100% cotton)
o Both fabrics should be solid or nearly-solid colors. Choose two colors with strong contrasting values. They may be light and dark of the same color or two different colors. I ALWAYS prewash my fabrics.
Two 12” square pieces of contrasting fabrics. These will be used to practice the needleturn techniques
Milliners/Straw Needles size 10 or 11
Needle for basting
Thread for Appliqué: that matches your appliqué fabric.
Thread for basting: color not important
Thread snippers and paper scissors
Fabric shears: good enough to cut through 8 layers of fabric. 8” Gingher shears or equivalent.
Pencil or pen: Permanent or temporary (no ball-point pens)
Masking tape: Not blue painters tape
Optional items: reading glasses, thimble, needle threader, portable light
Ann Shaw Quilting
Pets are fun, fabulous — and often furry. They steal our hearts and enrich our lives. Pieced Pets will tickle your fancy as these playful patterns bring these cherished family members to life in fabric. The patterns in this series include a variety of different pets, large and small – choose your favorite!
In this class, you will select one of the Pieced Pets patterns to create your pet wallhanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wallhanging.
Lots!! Lots and lots of fabrics. A fat quarter or less is probably as much as you will need of any one fabric. Having a wide variety of fabric choices is key to this style of quilt, so bring lots!! Bring your largish fabric scraps. Bring your stash!! I routinely pull 50 or more fabric choices from my stash for the main subject of my quilt, and additional fabric choices for the background. Prints that may have one dominant color with bits of other colors and a clear contrast in the pattern are great. Lots of different fabric choices in seemingly odd combinations brings texture and depth to your quilt, and will work well.
Before class, spend some time looking at the print fabrics used in the quilts on my website, www.annshawquilting.com Note the broad variety of fabrics used – large prints, medium prints, small prints, batiks, plaids, stripes, mottled fabrics, prints with multiple colors, bold fabrics as well as pastels. Note that we will not be using solids or tone-on-tone fabrics that “read” as solids. Your local quilt shop will also have a variety of fabrics that will work well in these patterns.
You will also need the following supplies:
For Freezer Paper Template (the above supplies plus):
Blue Masking Tape
Sharpie brand Ultra Fine-line permanent marker (Black only!!)
Pencil/Sharpener (I prefer a mechanical pencil with 7mm lead)
Ruler (18” plastic ruler is ideal)
Highlighters (several colors)
Color pencils (7 distinct colors for making tick marks)
(Note: Ink Pens, Gel Pens, Sharpie Permanent Markers or Crayons will not work)
Design Wall: You will need a 20’ x 30’ piece of foam board works great. Having a second foam board this size to which you can then pin the freezer paper template is also helpful. You will be pinning your Master Design and template pieces to this as you audition individual fabric selections. It is then much easier to show your project
during our Zoom meetings.
Paper and Pencil to take notes
Paper Scissors (to cut apart freezer paper templates)
Rotary cutter, 12” (or longer) rotary cutting ruler and cutting mat
Pins (Pincushion overflowing with pins!! 1” or longer are ideal)
Basic Sewing Kit
Several Ziploc bags (quart and gallon size)