Workshop Supply List

Quick Open Star - square-on-point center

Quick Open Star - square-on-point center

Tools and Equipment

The following list may be daunting – FEAR NOT!  Students in previous workshops have requested the items below for use in class.  PLEASE MARK ALL EQUIPMENT WITH YOUR NAME.   


Glue stick or Roxanne's Glue Baste-it (bottle) (for swatches - optional - use on your color chart at home before class)

color pencils - to shade in the pattern colors on the design layout


Quick Star Quilts & Beyond by Jan Krentz – text book for class (available for pre-order / purchase – $28 retail; CA sales tax applies within state of CA)
fast2cut "Fussy Cutter" 45º diamond ruler set (available for trial and purchase in class if desired) – excellent for "fussy cutting" motifs ($25 retail;  CA sales tax applies within state of CA)
fabrics for star and background - bring all fabrics, including scraps.
Rotary cutting acrylic rulers: 1 large square, 6" x 24" ruler and 6 1/2" Fussy Cutter 45° Diamond ruler (if you own one - otherwise you can cut the diamonds in class); large quilter's square ruler (if you own one).
Rotary cutter with new blade (45mm medium or 60mm large cutter size)
Self-healing rotary cutting mat (18" x 24")  
Sewing machine 1–2 filled bobbins
Quarter-inch presser foot, standard foot, and walking foot if you own one (some machines do not stitch well with a quarter-inch foot. Switching to either of the other two feet can improve the quality of your stitching.)
Sewing thread to blend with fabric – medium shade (do not select hand quilting thread) 
Size 10/12 (70/80) sharp, topstitch or quilting machine needles (not universal point)
Stiletto, skewer or similar tool seam ripper Sewing scissors or thread snips
Sewing pins – glass ball head, fine .5 shaft pins are best for matching seams (preferred instead of heavy-weight quilting pins with plastic heads)

Name Tag 

pencil / pen  for notes  colored pencils to mark on fabric or color chart
3-ring binder for supply list, paste-up & class handout sheets   
3-5 colored pencils for marking fabric  / pencil sharpener / white or silver marking pencil for dark fabrics
Sharpie marker – fine and / or extra fine ("twin tip" Sharpies are wonderful!)
Iron  (in class, share 1 iron between 3 or 4 students) 
72" x 72" piece of flannel, batting or flannel-backed plastic tablecloth for design wall surface
200-300 safety pins to secure project to flannel for safe transport
Heavy-duty 3-prong extension cord and power strip

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:  (helpful equipment, not mandatory for class)  

4 pieces – 1 1/4" PVC pipe, cut into equal lengths for table leg extensions (slip the pipes onto the tubular legs of a standard banquet table. The extensions elevate the table to a better height to eliminate back strain in class. I am 5'6" and my extensions are 11" high.)
Ott light inflatable chair cushion digital camera (recommended as a design tool) reading glasses
2 rubber door stops to tilt sewing machine sewing machine extension table
Please arrive and set up 30 minutes before class begins. I want you to get the most from the day, because I have lots of great information to share!  


 Open Star with Square-on-point Center – Design Layout

Optional: Make several copies of the line drawing above. Color with colored pencils for fabric placement ideas OR take photos of your fabrics and print. Cut the paper photos and paste into the open areas on the design layout.  Use a large-scale print for the center square on point, or plan a beautiful appliquéd medallion, quilting design, photo transfer, collaged design or monogram for the center.

Click here for fabric ideas and further information

Supply List Tips & Tools

  1.  Supply List Q & A
  2.  Quarter inch presserfeet
  3.  Sewing machine needles
  4.  Quilt skill levels
  5.  Stilettos and other tools
  6.  Sewing machine walking feet
  7.  Table leg extenders

  8.  Roxanne's Glue Baste-it
  9.  3M Command Strips & Clips
10. Singer Featherweight information
11. Quilter's Cut 'n Press Board
12. Quilter's Quick Quarter ruler
13. Sewing Machine Extension Tables
14. Calibrate 1/4 inch Seam Allowances


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