Your group will need:
1 ironing board, iron, bottle of Best Press (or other sizing/starch) for every 6 students.
Large table where everyone can gather around. To discuss fabric.
Room enough for each student to have the cutting mat next to their machine.
Each Student will need:
- Sewing machine with light neutral thread.
- ¼” foot if you have one (optional)
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
- Ruler able to cut a 4” square.
- longer (8” or 10”) narrow ruler for cutting straight lines (optional)
- White or near white fabric for the background.
To make 4 blocks you will need:
(4) 2” X 2” squares
(4) 2” X 3 ½” rectangles
(8) 4” X 4” squares
(12) 3 ½” X 3 ½” squares
- Crumbs (more information below)
What are Crumbs?
Crumbs are any piece of fabric that is bigger than ¾” on any side and too small to cut a 2 ½” mini charm. Or a strip that is at least ¾” wide and shorter than 8” long.
If the scrap is big enough, cut a 2 ½” mini charm from the fabric and the left overs, use as crumbs.
How to Prepare Crumbs? It is not necessary to complete all these preparations before class, but it will save you time if you do.
- Lightly press the fabric. Tightly wrinkled cloth is hard to work with. To save time, you can place 5 or 6 crumbs in a stack and press them all at once.
- Trim the crumbs to regular shapes. It makes it easier to use the crumbs if they are in shapes with only straight lines.
- Sort the crumbs by color. The easiest thing is to just put each color into its own zipper bag.