1. A small, pieced mini quilt top. The design can be complex or simple and the project may be rectangular or square with the sides ranging from approximately 12” to 18”.
2. Batting—a piece approximately 1” larger on all sides than the mini quilt top. A low loft batting in either a cotton/poly blend or 100% poly is recommended as opposed to 100% cotton. 100% cotton battings do not work as well for hand quilting.
4. Thread—Either an 8 weight or a 12 weight perle cotton, both weights work well. Aurifil has a wonderful 12 wt. perle that I enjoy working with & Finca has a wonderful 8 wt. Those are my two go to brands. If you have a different preferred brand feel free to use that. You will need at least one color for your project but you can opt for more if you’d like.
5. Marking Tool—I use Dritz Mark B Gone. This will be used for marking the quilting lines. I advise against a Frixion pen for this step.
6. Ruler—to mark quilting lines. For a mini quilt, a 6 ½” x 18 ½” sized ruler is a great choice but other sizes can be used as well.
6. Needle—I often use a size 7 embroidery needle for hand quilting. The eye on this sized needle can be a little bit difficult to thread. If you are new to hand quilting, Pepper Cory had a Big Stitch needle variety pack you might wish to purchase. This lets you try out a variety of needles to find the one you prefer.
7. Thimble(optional)—If you have a thimble that you like to use bring it along. I often opt not to use one for smaller projects. I will discuss different types of thimbles during the class.
9. 505 Spray & Fix—to spray baste your mini quilt