Updated: Oct 2, 2021
You're going to a quilt/sewing class or retreat - YAY! It's great fun to learn and sew WITH other people.
You should get a prep list for your class with needed supplies, but just in case...
Don't forget these things:
1) Sewing Machine...and needed feet (and extra needles)
6) Seam Roller (or iron and mat if not provided at venue)
8) Seam Ripper
9) Cutting System - Mat/Rulers/Rotary Cutter
Now these are generic supplies for a quilting class, if you are learning a specific skill or quilt, there may be specific other very important things to bring - make sure you check! If you are lucky, maybe your venue supplies some of these things - find out.
There are other things that you will probably appreciate as well - storage for your quilt-in-progress: a locking case, large sealable bag, or a tote.
Marking Tools are also pretty necessary - Frixion pens, hera markers, water- or heat-soluble pens.
Row or piece markers and wonder clips are essential items I use on every quilt as well.
And don't forget your glasses (if needed)!
But MY number 1 "must have" quilting tool is...
...my cell phone camera! When I set something up to sew - a block, a row, a quilt top - if there is a chance for me to mess it up or forget which way it goes, I take a picture. This is also helpful for checking different layout options, color options, block orientations, and more. It's amazing to me how I can set everything up and look at it in my "real" space, but if I take a picture and look at it in a slightly distanced, smaller, all-encompassing view, it can look totally different. You can also send to your quilty friends for advice, tips, or votes.
Speaking of classes, I am teaching several classes this month at my local quilt shop for the Lovelight Quilt and quilting a row quilt with your walking foot or free-motion. I'd love for you to come join in if you are within traveling distance to Dickinson, TX! You can sign up at this link:
So have fun at your class or retreat, and I'd love to hear about what your learning and what you like to bring with you. Please leave me a comment and let me know.
Until next time...be blessed,