Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Supply lists...

Hello everyone! I have been tweaking my class page online in the hopes of making it even easier to read. I've just begun posting my supply lists with the classes. (That's sort of an over-statement as I have only posted 2 supply lists.)

If you are like me, you want supply lists to be accurate, easy to understand, and only list the items that must be brought to class. If any of you have time to look at the "Sewing Sunny Flowers" supply list and furnish me with feedback, I'd appreciate it. You'll find it on Becky's Class Page, it's the first class listed.

Be as critical as you can be. I'd much rather hear it from you than from students when it's too late to fix it.




Qubie said...

Bring scraps of fabric that are at least 6" x 6" square for one stem, one leaf, two flowers, and a flower center. Bring more fabric if you would like to have more color choices. - might want to give a total number of 6x6 squares here

For a 1-day color or 2-day class, bring a flannel or other design wall that is at least 36” x 36” and tape or pins to hang it. - Wow! My first thought was I would think they would have this for us to use. I think it is kinda hard to travel with this. I do not own one. I use my king size bed for this, but that's just me.

What is a A sandpaper board and where might I get it? I think I know what one is (sand paper sheets on a board) if so then a craft supply store would have it in the fine arts dept.

Hope this helps you out. Just my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Qubie: I use a piece of flannel or a piece of batting. Able to fold it so it packs well. Fabric pieces stick easily to the flannel or batting (I prefer batting). You can then tack the flannel or batting to the wall with heavy tape (duct tape or masking tape). At home, I even use a large piece of batting that is hung over a rod. Batting is really great to use for a design wall.

Piece O Cake sells the sandpaper boards. I love mine. So much easier to mark fabric using it. Hope this helps.

Becky said...

Thank you both! Anonymous, you answered the questions really well! You are right about fabric sticking well to batting. I, too, used to use batting on my design wall - until my cats decided to pull it off in chunks. Now my wall is covered with flannel and the cats don't care about it as much.

Anonymous said...

Becky, looks like the supply list is fine. Most quilters will bring more than enough fabric! When I took your class the only thing I was unsure of was the vinyl, but what I brought ended up working just fine. The class was wonderful!

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