Workshop: 04-Spider Webs
- Sewing Machine and Basic Supplies
It's always best to test your machine before class. Bring your favorite 1/4" foot for piecing and your FMQ/Darning foot. Basic Sewing tools include the items you like to have when sewing... a seam ripper? LOL, stiletto, marking tools, pencils, spare bobbins, scissors, rulers, pins, spare sewing machine needles (70 sharps are my favorite) - bring anything portable that makes you happy.
- IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A PILLOW:
Bring a Zipper Foot for your Machine, For you pillow back - 22" of selvage to selvage fabric (do not cut off the selvage) and a 20" pillow form (IKEA sells these for $6.99)
KITE SHAPES - Scraps of fabric (any size – all 100% cotton), in many different colors and patterns (for kite shaped crazy pieced parts) A charm pack works great for these crazy pieced kite shapes and provides some overall continuity
STRIPS - If you are making a traditional 7-ring spider web, you will need 1-1/2" strips… If you are making a 5-ring traditional spider web, you will need 2" strips. If you are making a "liberated" spider web, bring scraps. If you don't know, just bring fabric and we can make that decision together.
- 50W Cotton Thread
Neutral colored cotton thread for piecing - available in my store
We use muslin for your foundation. You will need four 11” x 11” squares, to start with for this class. If you are making something other than a pillow, you may want to contact me and talk about what size muslin squares you would want to start with.
- June Tailor's Shape Cut JT-796
This is a must for squaring up your blocks. After this class, you will use it to square up everything.
- June Tailor's Grid Marker (JT-717)
I highly recommend this tool for marking your muslin (Though, it is not necessary for Liberated Spider web)
- OPTIONAL: 20 x 30” foam core board
We use it for a portable design wall. When space is limited, it gives you a place to work with your designs, it doesn't have to be new or fancy.
- OPTIONAL: A special "dead blow" hammer made of resilient plastic used to flatten seams and joints in quilting
A dead blow hammer is a specialized mallet helpful in minimizing damage to the struck surface and in controlling striking force with minimal rebound from the struck surface. The minimal rebound is helpful in avoiding accidental damage to precision work, especially in tight locations. It's material is used and does not damage fabric.
- Neon Orange Dead Blow Hammer
- Seams Perfect’s “Wacker”