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Required Supplies: • Four fat quarters or half yards. Don't be afraid to choose large prints! The more interesting the fabric, the more interesting and dynamic your blocks will be. Rhea loves florals, paisley, stripes, and anything with symmetry. It's helpful, but not necessary, if all or most of your fabrics coordinate, or have similar background colors. Stay away from solids, small prints, and blenders. • Fabric scissors (Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors size large or medium are Rhea's suggestion). Shared scissors will be proved but Rhea suggest scissors for this class. • Hand-sewing needles (Milliners are Rhea's favorite) • Thread in a neutral color or a color that coordinates with your fabric. (Mettler All-Purpose Polyester 50 wt. is Rhea's favorite) • 100 count 1" honeycomb papers • 1" honeycomb fussy cut finder • 1" honeycomb acrylic template with 3/8" seam allowance • Marking tool (A regular pen is fine) • Glue pen (Sewline is my favorite) • Small Scotch tape dispenser, filled • A couple sheets of 8.5" x11" paper • Paper scissors, shared scissors will be provided but Rhea suggests paper scissors for students. Optional Supplies: • Marti Michell Magic Mirror
• Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Book Supply Kit URL: https://alewivesfabrics.com/
The Lucy Boston block is for fabric lovers. Named after the children's book author who originally designed the composition, the Lucy Boston block is perfect for any skill level, even those with no experience in hand-sewing or English paper piecing. Using this one simple shape (the humble honeycomb), one stitch (the whipstitch), and a minimum of tools, students will be up and running in minutes, well on their way to a completed block. This pattern is all about combining fabric in new ways and will most likely inform students’ future patchwork endeavors. Highly addictive and portable, English paper piecing, and Lucy Boston blocks in particular, are like eating potato chips: once you start, you won't be able to stop!