Materials Lists for Courses

Please check to see if the course(s) you are registering for have a materials list on this page or if a kit will be provided by the instructor which will be paid for in advance as part of your registration fee.


Krista Hennebury


Fabric Requirements (based on 40” Width of Fabric – WOF)

Assorted Cream, or low-volume prints

3 Fat Quarters (FQ) for flower blocks and plain background blocks

3/4 yard (0.7m) for sashing

Scraps (minimum 2” or 2 1/2” strips) totaling 4 yards (3m) for leaf blocks


Assorted Green Prints

Scraps totaling 3/8 yard (0.3m) for leaf block stems

1 FQ for flower block stems

1/2 yard (0.5m) for binding

Assorted Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Medium/Light Blue, Purple/Violet

Scraps, minimum 2 ½ ”square, totaling approximately 3/8 yard (0.3m) of each colour for leaf blocks

Assorted Navy/Indigo, Pink and Fuschia Prints

Scraps, minimum 2 ½” square, totaling approximately 1/4 yard (0.2m) of each colour for leaf blocks

Pink, Orange and Red prints

Two 6” squares of each colour for flower blocks

Fusible webbing: 10” square

PLUS: Disappearing fabric marking pen, 2 1/2" bias square ruler,Extra-long tape measure


Batting: 62” x 74” (larger may be required for longarm quilting)

Backing: 3.5 yards (3.5m) (a larger backing may be required for longarm quilting)

Assorted Brown Prints

3/8 yard (0.3m) for bottom border

Scraps totaling 1/4 yard (0.25m) for base of flower stalks/sashing



This quilt is called Cutting Garden for a reason…it requires a LOT of cutting! There is no need to pre-cut all of the required fabric because you aren’t going to get this whole quilt made in a day. However, please bring ALL of the required fabric with you, because I’ll have a Sizzix cutting machine that we can share throughout the day to cut 2” squares and the ½ square triangles you need to make the corners of your leaf blocks.  We can have a sharing table for swapping little squares with classmates!  The Sizzix machine works best with 5” square scraps OR 5” cuts of yardage. If you have older charm packs that you’re not going to use, bring them along and we can cut them up into 2” squares for this project!

In order to get started sewing as soon as possible on workshop day, please bring the following pre-cut fabric:

-12 leaf block stems of green fabric cut 1 ¼” x 5”

-72 assorted low volume cream squares 2” x 2”

-5 assorted low volume cream squares 5” x 5” (bring more if you’re feeling ambitious, then they’ll be ready to run through the Sizzix!)

-40 assorted squares 2” x 2” of one colour of scraps that you’d like to work on first…if you want to make red leaves first, then bring your red squares pre-cut. If you plan to make a rainbow table runner, then pre-cut at least 8 squares of 3 or 4 different colours (for example, 8 red squares + 8 orange squares + 8 yellow squares + 8 green squares).

-5 assorted squares 5” x 5” of one colour of scraps that you’d like to work on first

 I know this is a lot of info. Please contact me if you have any questions before the workshop. Remember to bring all of the required fabric along so that we can cut it up and send you home ready to continue piecing!

Cutting Garden Table Runner Supply List

This list is to make a table runner that finishes 18 ¼” x 70”.  The runner has 10 leaf blocks arranged as two stalks meeting in the middle. Each stalk is a rainbow starting at the base with a blue leaf block, then green, yellow, orange and red. A red bowl flower sits at each end of the runner. The blocks look really fabulous when they are made scrappy, with many different prints that all read as the same colour. There is an inner border finishing ¾” and an outer border finishing 3 ½”.

cutting garden runner.jpg Each leaf block measures 4 1/2” x 9 3/4” finished.  The flower block measures 9 x 9 3/4" finished.  These measurements are included so that you can adjust the number of leaf blocks if you’ve got a smaller table and don’t need as much length to your runner.

For ONE leaf block (which consists of a left side leaf, green stem & right side leaf) you need:

8 – 2” squares COLOUR

2 – 2 ½” squares COLOUR

6 – 2” squares LOW VOLUME

2 – 2 ½” squares LOW VOLUME

1 – 1 ¼” x 5” GREEN STEM

For ONE flower block you need:

2 – 6” squares COLOUR

3 scraps COLOUR at least 3” square

2 – 6” squares LOW VOLUME

1 – 5” x 10 ¼” rectangle LOW VOLUME

12” of BIAS strip 1 1/2” wide for GREEN STEMs


0.2 m GREEN  (cut strips 1 ¼” wide and fit to pieced runner)


0.5m LOW VOLUME (cut strips 4” wide and fit to pieced runner)


0.3 m GREEN (or your preferred colour)

*note that these amounts are for an 18 ¼” x 70” runner.                                                                                               ….cont/

For the table runner pictured, here’s a cutting chart for the leaf blocks:



2” x 2” square

2 1/2” x 2 1/2" square

Total # leaf blocks required*































Low volume/cream












Plus you need 10 green stems cut 1 ¼” x 5”

Additional Workshop Supplies:

Fusible webbing (i.e. steam-a-seam, WonderUnder, Bondaweb):  scraps or a 10” square

PLUS: Disappearing fabric marking pen, 2 1/2" bias square ruler for squaring up half-square triangles, sewing machine in good working order with new needle, rotary cutting supplies (treat yourself to a new blade!).

Backing and batting are not required for class and will depend on the size of table runner you end up making.  For the one pictured, 1 m of backing and a piece of batting 22” x 75” are required. 

©Krista Hennebury, 2017

 Variegated Threads

 “Variegated Threads” Wall hanging (12 blocks) SUPPLY LIST

(or piece 8 blocks side by side for a 17” x 68” table runner) 

Finished quilt size 34 ½” x 51 ½”

Finished block size 8 ½” x 17”

Fabric  Requirements (based on 42” Width of Fabric - WOF)

48 assorted solid-colour* charm squares 5” x 5”

0.25 m white for spool ends

0.6 m medium grey for background

0.6 m dark grey for background

0.3 m black for binding  <                                                               

1.5 m backing fabric                        <             NOT REQUIRED FOR CLASS 

38” x 55” piece of batting            <


-Helpful rulers: 1” x 6”, 8 1/2” x 24” OR 6” x 24”, cutting mat, rotary cutter with fresh blade, sewing machine in good working order, standard sewing kit 

Grey piecing thread + coordinating colour quilting thread

*If you would like to use prints, I recommend tone on tones, or small prints that read as solids. Make sure you bring a variety in similar colourways (for example, 4 shades of blue, 4 shades of orange/yellow, 4 shades of pink/purple, 4 shades of cream/grey). Look at your stash, or photos, of variegated threads for inspiration! EACH SPOOL block requires FOUR 5” CHARM SQUARES.

Photos for reference here:

Please feel free to email me with any questions

 Janet Finch

 Machine Quilting Basics                       

One day class for beginners

Supply List 

  • Sewing machine with: extra bobbins, manual/instruction book, regular and quarter-inch presser feet and walking or even feed foot, and free-motion quilting foot.
  • Cleaning brush for sewing machine- if you don't have one- buy a fluffy artist's paintbrush or a long-handed fluffy cosmetic brush.
  • Extension cord
  • Pencil and paper
  • Masking tape 
  • Scissors, seam ripper, straight pins and 6” or 6½” square ruler (any ruler -to draw straight lines)
  • About thirty or so 1”- 1 ½” safety pins for basting
  • Machine quilting gloves- a suggested brand is “Machingers”
  • Sewing machine needles- Quilting 75/11,  Jeans/Denim 70/11 or 80/12, or Universal 70/11 or 80/12.  Please do not bring large needles- 100/16 are large.
  • Cotton threads, (50/2 ply or 50/3 ply -regular sewing thread), in 2 slightly different colours (not black). Suggested brands are Mettler, Gutermann, Superior Masterpiece. Please make sure they really are cotton threads- it should say so on the spool. Metrosene is NOT cotton.
  • King Tut quilting thread is also acceptable- it is 40/3 ply made by Superior Threads. You will need Topstitch 90/14 needles for this thread.
  • Eight 14” squares each of muslin or white solid (not a print) cotton quilting fabric, cotton type batting- (not polyester!) and cotton fabric for backing. Please have these cut to this size before class (there is no need to serge or sew the edges together). Please use quilter's cotton fabrics only for these samples- old sheets and other fabrics do not work and will cause you unnecessary problems during class.
  • Printed fabric or panel about 12” -14” square plus batting and backing the same size. The motifs should be fairly large- you will be free-motion quilting around them.
  • Washable/removable marking pencil for fabric or chalk pencil/wheel or washout marker.
  • Permanent fine point pen or ballpoint pen for making notes on the fabric samples.


 Joyce McLellan

Trees and Branches


Supply List:

I will be showing you 2 techniques to form a Tree trunk and one for the foliage or branches.

You will need:

-An eight or 6 inch regular embroidery hoop to put under your needle to thread paint branches

-a permanent fine line felt marking pen such as Sharpie fine line.

-an old scarf nylon type fabric, preferably with brown undertones, I bought one from Sally Ann‘s. I will have pieces on hand in case you can’t find one.

-Variety of yarns in mostly shades of browns, some cream to tan, a bit of orange.  I will bring some for those that do not have yarns already. Some green for foliage.

-Wool roving in a variety of colours you may find in a tree trunk, browns, green, rust orange. I will have some on hand so don’t make a special buying trip, bring only if you have on hand.

-Bring for sure coordinating threads in browns and greens. I prefer cotton 30 to 50 weight as it fills faster than thinner poly or rayon and will not burn if you want to dry it faster with a hot iron.

-A piece of Heavy Duty Stabilizer 81/2 x 11 minimum.  Again I will have some with me in case you have none.

-Heavy Duty Solvy or Pellon or Avalon water soluble stabilizer, I will have some too.

-Nylon tulle, the light wedding kind in a colour that will blend in with your intended background colour, I use a light to medium blue to blend in with sky where tree branches usually are.

 - 90/14 topstitch needles, cotton threads of varying greens, browns, tans in 40 to 50 weight, bobbin weight thread(80-100) in neutral colour . 

  You may want to use the felted method of making a tree trunk if you have foam or a felting brush and a felting needle. I will be bringing mine to try as well. I will be showing the tulle method as well if you don’t want to felt the trunk.

NB- If you choose to make a small quilt background keep it small and simple with 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground or slightly less than a third ground and more sky. You may pre quilt this or bring it sandwiched to class and work on it there if you finish your tree. This is not a whole and complete project course, but a techniques class on how to make tree trunks and branches.

Raelene Robertson

Cross body passport/wallet bag Supply list

Most of the fabrics will be cut at 6” wide.

Feature fabric – 6”x26” – will be subcut later

Accent fabric – middle pocket on front – 6” x 7”

Lining – 6” x 36” – will be subcut later

Binding and strap – (solid or tone on tone) – 2 x WOF by 2 ¼”

Batting – thin – Thermore is great – 5” x 7 ½” so it is not sewn in seam allowance (available in kit)

Zippers – 2 x 7” zippers

Practice binding piece –Basic sandwich- 5”x 12” pieces of top fabric, batting and   backing. With this you will learn to sew on binding completely by machine. Binding -- 2 ¼” x WOF binding fabric (tone on tone or solid). Use scrap fabric for these two components.

Optional Notions kit available from instructor - $4

RFID fabric (5 1/4” by 16”)

Hardware pieces- ½” d ring and slider for adjustable strap

Wonder tape for easy zipper application

Thermore batting (5” x7 ½” piece)

In addition to basic sewing notions, rotary cutter, mat, rulers, and working sewing machine, please bring zipper foot, Glue stick, and left edge foot if you have one. Matching thread is required.

Supply list for Blue Jean Bag class

Sewing machine, zipper foot

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers,

12” x12” Cotton Fabric to construct zippered pocket, 11” zipper

8” x 12” cotton fabric to construct expandable pocket.

6”x6” solid or tone on tone fabric to fold into fabric flower - Hand needle and thread

Pencil and unlined paper

Despite being a blue jean class, there is no need to bring that fabric.


Dante Ambriel

1 - Scrap fabric, lace, yarn and string, sequins, buttons and anything that might appeal to you. Go to the dollar store and look in the Art Supply section for interesting things to use.

2 - A panel or well made stretched canvas the size that appeals to you and a size that will work in your house.

3 - A good pair of scissors, a ruler, a tape measure, paper and a pencil.

Pam Vipond

Kit fee includes the Kumihimo disc and all materials for the braiding


Linda Doerksen

Please purchase the materials kit, and bring yarn scissors, a craft or heavy blunt darning needle for finishing, and, optionally, a 6"+ long crochet hook to assist the final rows. For those wishing to continue their learning, the instructor will have copies of Carol James' two books on språng available for purchase.

Kit fee: $18; includes: frame; 2 beam sticks; shed sticks; prepared warp; latch hook; hand-out. 

Suzanne Cannon

Bring pencil, ruler, scissors, and a glue stick and your reading glasses if you need them.

 Plus  Any calligraphy supplies you already have

Cynthia Minden                                                                                                                                                       

All weaving materials included in kit fee

Participants need to bring:
sharp hand held pruning shears 
an old towel
a dish pan or bucket for soaking reeds

an awl if you have one

Paddy O'Connell

Basic knitting skills are needed to participate in this class and yarn will be provided. Please bring a 16”/40cm circular needle and set of four double-pointed needles, all in size 3 ½ mm.

$10 materials fee



Kerri Boland

-          50 grams of fingering to DK weight yarn (in order to complete an adult pair of socks, you will require 100 grams of yarn, but we will only use 50 grams in the class)

-          desired needles for working in the round (5 dpns OR 1x32”/40” circular needle OR 2x9” circular needles) to match your yarn

Sussanna Czeranko
Bring two old towels, a hand towel, an old pillow case, an apron & a plastic bag. Kit fee covers all materials.

Christine O'Neill

A $10 kit fee covers all materials needed for this class

Val Galvin
Please bring a pair of scissors for this class. The kit fee covers everything else.