MINI MAKERIE with heidi parkes
material list

 
 
 

provided
 

cotton batting
safety pins
needle puller
milliners needles
two embroidery hoops
a needle pack
binding clips
straight pins
tracing paper
handmade pin cushions
a heavy 5lb book to create tension while quilting
Heidi’s handmade ‘quilting how-to’ zine

 

to bring
 

fabric for your quilt backing
{any solid piece of fabric 30x30,” 36x36,” or 42x42”; try to make the biggest square you can from the width that the fabric is sold in with a maximum size of 5x5; please keep in mind that you may not be able to finish hand quilting in class, & your applique/embroidery, & piecing may appear more minimal than on a smaller quilt}

fabric for your quilt front
{some students may want to start with a piece of fabric big enough for a wholecloth quilt, & just applique and embroider on it; others will be fine bringing smaller pieces of fabric & sewing them together; any color combination or variety that attracts you, & fits in your suitcase is fine & have fun making these choices!; when in doubt, a few shades of any color will make a beautiful monochromatic quilt}

fabric for binding your quilt
{1/4 to 1/2 yard of fabric will be needed & this step may be completed after the workshop when your quilt is done}

thread
{cotton pearl size 8, or crochet thread size 10; *note that the crochet thread is slightly thicker, making it more visible, but also slightly harder to thread and pull through the quilt;
Valdini is a nice choice, but costly & Craftsy sometimes has a nice deal; DMC is Heidi's favorite online resource & the one she uses most often}

a pushing thimble
{that fits your dominant ring finger; this is Heidi's favorite}

notepad & pen

 

*please email Heidi directly with questions about materials