Supply Lists


Supply list

  •  picture of your pet  & picture enlarged to approx. 20″ x 24″ in black and white, can be smaller if desired. Can be enlarged at copy shops.
  • light box if you have
  •  pen, large quilter’s ruler, rotary cutter, pins, black Sharpie, double sided scotch tape
  •  Bohn or Clover marking pencil with white lead
  •  Teflon press sheet for fusing
  •  Misty Fuse, 1 package white
  •  Freezer Paper, 1 roll
  •  Fabric: hand-dyes, batiks, small prints that you would like to use on your pet portrait, small amounts and scraps are ok. Batting and backing of choice big enough for your project.
  •  3/4 yd. solid or quiet print background fabric to put behind your pet.

Will need at least 2 ironing stations



  • scissors, rotary cutter and mat, fine pins, thread snips
  • 2 pieces of Misty Fuse fusible cut 22″ x 24″
  • good variety of  embroidery polyester thread colors, the more the merrier, no rayons, cottons are ok
  •  fine bobbin thread, such as Bottom Line in a neutral color
  • Topstitch 90/14 machine needles
  • Batting of choice cut to 24″ x 22″ high loft is better, no thin cotton, wool or poly is best.
  • Cotton backing fabric cut to same size, solid color is ok.
  • Sewing machine in good working order, with free motion foot and ability to drop feed dogs
  • Hand dyed silk quilt tops will be provided
  • will need at least 2 ironing stations




Class size will be limited to 8, because we need space.

10-4 pm, $70 plus $5 materials fee

  •  an old iron, must bring your own or share with another student.
  •  lot of old newspapers
  • old paint brushes in various sizes
  •  some foam brushes
  •  4 or more white cotton squares 18″ x 18″, must be pre-
  • washed! (buy from Bernina & get 10% discount)
  •  large plastic bag to cut up
  •  paper towels
  •  apron and/or wear old clothes
  •  water cup
  •  masking tape
  •  fabric paints (I will bring some for sale if you don’t havethese)
  •  any stamps you have, and house hold items for stampinglike spools, legos, wine corks, kitchen utensils or hardware items that would make a good stamp.



First some prep work so we can get right to work:

  • 1.  Choose 4 colors of solid fabric, put Wonder Under or Misty Fuse on the back.
    2.  Cut 3 colors into 3″ x 4″ pieces.
    3.  Cut last color into 2 pcs., each one 3″ x 9″.
    4.  Cut some batting and a muslin backing approx. 9″ x 18″.
    5.  Some perle cotton or yarn to finish the edge.
    Put all that in a baggy and then collect and bring:
  • 1. Your sewing machine with feet, cleaned, oiled and ready to go.
  • 2. Size 14/90 Topstitch needles
    3.  Quilting gloves
    4.  Extra fusible, only  W.U. or Misty Fuse please 1/4 yd. is more than enough.
    5.  Teflon sheet
    6.  thread snips
    7.  Pen for taking notes
    8.  Empty extra bobbins for your machine
    9.  Extra bobbin case if you have it
    10. rotary cutter and ruler

Threads:  Bring if you have these threads:  Clear polyester monofilament, perle cotton or other heavy threads, rayon, Glitter (flat film shiny thread), Razzle Dazzle or Candlelight or similar threads, metallics.  I will have small thread samples for sale in a kit available if you don’t have these thread and don’t want to buy a lot.


Basic sewing supplies:

  • sewing machine in good working order with darning/free motion foot, and assortment of needle sizes
  • good range colors of cotton, or polyester threads
  • neutral bobbin thread 50-60 wt.
  • rotary cutter, small mat
  • small sharp scissors, pins

Pattern making supplies:

  • freezer paper
  • 1 Teflon sheet or parchment paper
  • 1 package of white Misty Fuse fusible web, or Wonder Under
  • ball point pen, pencil
  • fat black Sharpie marker


  • 1/2 yard of cheap thin muslin

Use batiks or small prints or hand dyes

  • Hibiscus- red/orange 1/8 yd, fat quarter of greenish background
  • Seascape-  blue for sky, deeper blue for water, small yellow for sun, pale pink scraps, dark grey for foreground
  • Cityscape- brilliant orange for sky, yellow for sun, dark brown/black
  • piece of batting 1/4 yd. is plenty
  • backing fabric


Start with a photo or drawing of your subject matter.  It can be a landscape, cityscape, plant or flower, anything that you want to explore and inspires you.  Let’s save people for another class.  Get out your  travel photos for ideas.  If you use anyone else’s photo, make sure you have their permission.  Any questions about subject matter, call me and we can talk about it.  Take your  photo to Kinko’s or Staples and enlarge in black and white to about 18” x 22”.

Making the pattern:

*Freezer Paper
*Pins, paper and fabric scissors, small rotary cutter, small scissors if you have them, cutting mat, scotch tape-double sided, masking tape
*Pencil, black sharpie
*Transferring the pattern to fabric:
*Lightweight White muslin fabric that you can see  through for fusing on top of large enough for the size of your pattern
*Saral Transfer paper or Transdoodle in a variety of colors.
*Ballpoint pen in a contrasting color, i.e. red or purple anything but black


*Teflon press sheet for fusing
*Nice supply of hand-dyes, batiks or solids from your stash in a large range of values, i.e. very dark all the way to very light.  You can never have enough, and if you don’t have what you need, we can cruise the store shelves.
*About 2 yards of Wonder Under or Misty Fuse, whichever you like better, I prefer Misty Fuse, it has a lighter hand when fused.
*2 large ziplock bags to save scraps and pattern pieces

Optional, but very helpful:  lightbox


Irons for fusing will be there


Wear old clothes for painting

Completely fused quilt top from Design Your Own Art Quilt Class.  Design your Own Art Quilt is a pre-requisite for this class.

*Some paper towel sheets
*Plastic sheeting to paint on top of, a garbage bag slit in one side will work.
*Masking tape
*Poster board or foam core board large enough for your work, or if it’s too large, use table top.
*Plastic or paper cup for water
*Seta color paints which can be purchased at some local Michael’s or craft stores, but it’s easier to buy paint kits and brush kits from me, I will have them at class for you.  Paint kits-$25, Brush kits-$30.

*A bottle of Golden medium GAC 900 a paint medium for fabric, or Liquitex fabric medium, both can be found in the acrylic paint section of any craft store, or online.

These paints are very economical and should last a long time.  I tend to use black and white the most in my work.
Optional:  Any powdered pigments, such as Pearl Ex or Jacquard, or colored pencils you have from other projects.


Irons for fusing will be there


1. Quilt top, layered and ready for quilting.
2.  Sewing machine with free motion capability.
3.  Assortment of threads, and bobbin threads.  Bring Superior monofilament if you have it.
4.  Two practice sandwiches made up of some of the fabrics used in your quilt to try quilting designs on.  Can be around 12″ X 18″ with muslin on back.
5.  Pencil and  tracing paper for previewing quilting designs.
6.Prisma color pencils.


1.  4 coordinating fabrics with fusible already fused on back, plus fused scraps left over from other projects. Try for a dark, a very light, and two medium values of fabric.  Prints are ok but make sure you have some solids too.  You will need very small amounts, less than a fat quarter, so check your scraps.  Just make sure you come to class with all your fabrics already fused on the back.
2.  Back fabric and batting cut to about 10 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.
3.  Small rectangle of fusible about 8″ x 11″, Wonder Under or Misty Fuse.
3.  Teflon fusing sheet.
4.  Pins, rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, fabric scissors, various threads to co-ordinate with fabrics.
5.  Sewing machine that you are familiar with for free motion quilting, with appropriate needles for your threads, and your free motion foot, as well as any other feet you like to use.
6.  9 X 12 cheap canvas (Jerry’s Artarama or Michael’s) to mount your finished piece.


1.  Bring pictures of natural world, i.e. sunsets, flowers, landscapes, rocks, plants, etc.
2.  Medium gray fabric for foundation to fuse on about 1/2 yard.
3.  In order to make a value gradation you will need:  black, white, range of grays solids or  very small prints ranging from dark to light, have or buy 1/8 yd. and fuse Wonder Under or any fusible on back.
4. In order to make the color value gradation you will need:  1 color, (solids or small prints, 1/8 yd. or  any scraps you have at home) and try to bring 7 different values of that color, i.e. very pale blue, pale blue, light blue, medium blue, medium dark blue, dark blue, almost black blue. We just need a small piece of each color, but bring whatever you have to trade.  It will save class time if all your fabrics and scraps have fusible already applied to  the back.
5. For final project:  making a small color study, bring small scraps (1/8 yd or less) of many different colors in solids, batiks or very small prints.
6. cell phone with a camera, pins, scissors, mat, ruler, rotary cutter, teflon sheet extra fusible, Wonder Under or Misty Fuse


Wear old clothes for painting

*Teflon press sheet for fusing
*1/2 yard of light color Muslin or other plain fabric for fusing on top of
*Misty Fuse or Wonder Under, about 2 yards
*Saral Transfer paper or Transdoodle
*Freezer Paper
*Nice supply of hand-dyes, batiks or solids from your stash; for Morning glory-fat quarter of blue or purple, some scraps of dark green, medium green and light green (batiks or hand dyes work best).
*Some paper towel sheets
*plastic sheeting to paint on top of
*Pins, paper and fabric scissors, small rotary cutter, small  sharp scissors if you have them, cutting mat,  masking tape.
*Pen, pencil, black sharpie
*Paint & Brushes- kits will be for sale: $40 for paints kit.

*Cup for water for brushes


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