2020 Hollygirls Quilt Retreat

General Supply List

This general supply list gives the basics of what you might need. Please adjust your personal supply list according to size and what methods you will be using to create your quilt. Please contact us if you have questions?

We will email specific ideas for Sampler projects with yardages in the June reminder letter.  

Sewing Machine- don't forget foot pedal, power cord and tray table!
¼” Foot for Piecing
Open Toe Appliqué Foot- a must for machine appliqué (sometimes called an open toe embroidery foot)
Optional- Darning Foot (open toe version the best) and Walking Foot for machine quilting (Bring if you want to learn machine quilting on the home machine)

For machine appliqué:
Scissors- small embroidery type, good for precise cutting of appliqué pieces
Paper Backed Fusible Web- we use Soft Fuse from Shades Textiles*
Spray Starch (We use Best Press)
Bring if you have- circle template, small tweezers
See fabric and thread below
For machine piecing:
See fabric and thread below
For machine quilting:
If you would like a mini machine quilting lesson bring:
4 12” squares muslin and 2 12” squares batting, 20 safety pins and snips.

Miscellaneous supplies:
Pencil, pencil sharpener, fabric marking pencil, hand sewing needle, straight pins.
Sewing Machine Needles (We use Schmetz Microtex Sharp)
Extension cord/multi plug strip
Small light (we provide 2-3 per table group)
Iron and small ironing board (we provide 4 of each)
Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (We provide two large mats in multi-purpose room)
For designing- White paper (large and small), graph paper and tracing paper (we will have some of these items to share)
Small trash bag

Fabric:
100% cotton -we like to shop at our quilt shops and use good quality fabrics. We also like to prewash our fabrics.
Fabric amounts will depend on what you are working on.
Bring enough fabric based on the size of the project you will be working on.

Thread:
For piecing- we like 50/3 and 50/2 cotton threads (Mettler, Superior and Aurifil are brands we use) and bring to match both dark and light fabrics.
For appliqué- we like 50/3 cotton threads brands include Mettler and Superior Masterpiece and usually match thread color to appliqué fabric.
For quilting- we like all of the above mentioned threads and usually match thread color to fabric.

*There will be some supplies available at retreat to purchase. This includes Soft Fuse paper backed fusible web, scissors, etc. There are quilt shops close by for quilting fabric and other supplies.