Debbie encourages you to learn to make
units and design your own quilt in this workshop. However, if you want to
duplicate one of the quilts from the book, you are certainly welcome to do so.
If you choose to duplicate one of the book quilts, you will have to purchase
the book prior to class in order to have the fabric requirements to
purchase fabric before class and have
the instructions to follow during class for your project.
Debbie prefers that you design your
own quilt. Look at the photos of the quilts on my website to get an idea of
what is possible.
How much fabric you need for your quilt
is something I cannot tell you. Most of the quilts in the book are made from
many fabrics, made from our stashes. Pull
together a group of fabrics in colors you like. Make sure you have a good
variety in value (lights, mediums, and darks). Have a good variety in visual
texture and scale of prints.
You may not use all of the fabrics.
Then, again, after class you may add to your
quilt’s palette as you continue to
design and piece your quilt. That is the beauty of making quilts with many
fabrics. You can continue to add fabrics as you design.
Larger pieces and larger quilts will
need more fabric than smaller pieces and smaller quilts. That is obvious.
Certainly, you will not need yards and yards of each fabric. If you plan a
single background for your quilt, yes, you will need several yards. You can
use many fabrics of the same color and or value for a varied background. Some
quilts don’t even have a background fabric.
For the other fabrics, one yard pieces or shorter and smaller pieces such
as fat quarters, precut strips, etc. will be fine for class. You
can leave the rest of the big
yardage at home. Be reasonable about how much you will accomplish in a one day
Mat (12′′ x 18′′ or larger)
A crib size piece of cotton batting
Debbie suggests you bring the
following rulers if you have them.
Otherwise, bring tools that you have
that are similar. She will have
some TriRecs, Omnigrid 96L, and Omnigrid
98L tools to share and
some for purchase during class.