Workshop Supply List

Quick Snow Crystals without Y seams

Quick Snow Crystals without Y seams

Fabric Requirements

Tuscan Sunshine Snow Crystals – 64" x 64", appears on pages 65-67 of my book Quick Star Quilts & Beyond.



Cutting (prior to class) for large quilt, using 6 1/2" 45° diamond ruler

Cutting for 29"-30" square small quilt, using 3" 45° diamond ruler

1 yard multi colored stripe Diamonds Cut 8 diamonds with the 6 1/2" Fussy Cutter 45° diamond ruler; cut with the stripe running lengthwise from tip-to-tip. (see suggestions, below) **Cut 8 (or two groups of 8) diamonds with the 3" 45° diamond ruler (see suggestions, below)
2 yards total assorted floral prints Diamonds Fussy cut 24 diamonds, 6 1/2" Fussy Cutter 45° diamond ruler **Cut 24 (or two groups of 8) diamonds with the 3" 45° diamond ruler (see suggestions, below)
2 3/4 yards light floral print *(see note below) Border 2 Cut 4 border strips – 2 1/2" x 68" (cut parallel to the selvage before cutting other components) Cut 4 – 2 1/2" x 42" strips (width of fabric)
  Background Cut 16 – 9 3/8" squares; cut once diagonally to yield 32 triangles Cut 16 – 4 3/8" squares, cut once diagonally
  Background Cut 16 – 6 7/8" squares; cut once diagonally to yield 32 triangles Cut 16 – 3 3/8" squares, cut once diagonally
1/2 yard yellow print Border 1 Cut 7 border strips, 1 1/2" x 42"; cut crosswise, selvage to selvage; Cut 4 – 1" x 42" strips (width of fabric)
3/8 yard lime green batik or print Narrow accent trim Cut 7 strips 1" x 42", selvage to selvage  
5/8 yard fabric Binding Cut 2 3/4" strips to total 268" linear inches (bias or straight grain)  
4 1/4 yards fabric Backing (for use at home – do not bring to class)  
Batting,  70" x 70" Batting (for use at home – do not bring to class)  

JAN'S TIP:   The Tuscan Sunshine quilt features striped and floral fabrics. Your quilt may feature a wide variety of fabrics, prints, batiks, etc. When cutting, you need a total of 32 diamonds, and may prefer to cut 4 groups of 8 diamonds, 2 groups of 16—45° diamonds, 8 groups of 4 diamonds,  all 32 from different prints, etc. This quilt features a triple border.  I recommend a double border for smaller quilts, or a border print for either quilt (border width is determined by the print width).

* If you want binding to match the light floral background fabric, purchase 3 3/8 yards for the larger quilt.

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS: Fabric selection is key to the quilt's striking appearance. Design options and fabric placement will be discussed, aiding in final selection and cutting. Basic assembly begins in the afternoon. Confident students may pre-cut their fabrics prior to class, although this is unnecessary. Cutting tips will be presented in class. Please bring alternative fabrics you may be considering for your project.

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   

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)
Glue stick or Roxanne's Glue Baste-it (bottle) (Optional for pasting fabric swatches – use on your color chart at home before class)
Colored pencils – for shading in colored areas on the quilt design schematic. Bring pencils to class.


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. Pre-cut if you are feeling confident. Wait until class if you would prefer to hear more suggestions.
Sewing machine with 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)
Rotary cutter with new blade (45mm medium or 60mm large cutter size)
Self-healing rotary cutting mat (18" x 24")  
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 pencil sharpener
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 (strongly recommended)
200-300 safety pins to secure project to flannel for safe transport
Heavy-duty 3-prong extension cord and power strip

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:  (nice to have, 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.)
reading glasses inflatable chair cushion  digital camera (strongly recommended) Ott light
Please arrive and set up 30 minutes before class starts. I want you to get the most from your day, because I have lots of great information to share!  


Snow Crystals Quilt Design diagram

Permission to print for personal use only. Optional: add color with colored pencils, or paste fabric swatches in each section to serve as a color chart for assembly.

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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