So what do you need to bring?
Firstly - yourself. That's really important, it's a pretty crappy class if you're not there.
The equally awesome folks at Paper Pieces have provided us with pre-cut papers so there'll be no cutting for you either. Isn't that the bestist ever? Yes it is.
A HUGE HUGE thank you to both Kaufman and Paper Pieces, I am so grateful to them both for their generosity.
We will be working towards this pattern....
But we'll be working towards a smaller pillow sized version. In the 2 hour class itself you will probably manage to get one ring sewn together, and if you're super efficient you might finish the whole thing over the weekend with fireside stitching. (There may be a prize for the first finish...just saying).
You will need spring carnival templates or template plastic (a US letter sized sheet is plenty). I would recommend using the templates which you can get from my etsy store and if you use SEWINGSUMMIT25 you get 25% off. (If they've sold out, don't worry - just shoot me a convo on etsy and I'll set up a listing for you, I'm waiting for some more to arrive and I can bring them to SLC with me if you'd like). THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO BRING THAT IS ESSENTIAL!
Now - this is EDITED;
The sewing summit sponsors will provide hand sewing supplies - scissors, thread, needles.
If you prefer using your own supplies then bring the following......ALL OF THIS OTHER THAN TEMPLATES OR TEMPLATE PLASTIC IS OPTIONAL, OK? I personally like to use my own stuff, and let's face it - you're going to a sewing retreat, so I'm pretty positive you'd be packing sewing supplies anyways, right?
- hand sewing needles (sharp and thin)
- neutral cotton thread (mid grey would work well - we are using kona solids in multiple colours)
- cheap regular glue stick
- templates or a US letter size sheet of template plastic
- a pen or pencil (just for tracing round the templates, nothing fancy, just a pen or a pencil)
Now - if you didn't get into my class (seriously - I am so surprised it was so popular, I thought I'd have trouble filling that one class) Erin and I were chatting because I don't want anyone to be sad (and neither does she!) and this is what the plan is...
I have a completely free period for the last session on Saturday (3.30-5.30) and possibly the second session on Saturday(10.30-11.45) if the last session doesn't work for people - I kept it free for this purpose deliberately. I am going to hold an un-offical pop-up second class, a kind of anti-class. If you didn't get in for the official class then we will sort out a room and we will put on an unofficial 2nd class, which you can sign up for at the start of Sewing Summit (when we get there, on the thursday not before) on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in the unofficial second class it will be a little different, you will need to bring some extra stuff. The same stuff as the list up above and in addition...
- fabric - something for the hexagon centres of your rings (the grey in the top photo) 1 FQ is plenty
- fabric - something for the squares and triangles that form the rings (the colourful fabrics in the top photo) Bring a variety, scraps, or a bunch of FQs to choose from
- if you want to make a pillow that looks like the templates picture, with fussy cut fabric centres, bring something with a nice big medallion type print on it (bring a half yard if you're fussy cutting), and then printed fabric for the squares, plus a solid (FQ) for the triangles - that way you get flower shapes rather than rings. You get me? (totally just leave a comment if you need help here!)
- 2" sided paper shapes - you can download these if you click here, you just need to cut them out
Like I said before - if you are in any way confused, leave me a comment and ask me a question. I am here to help! The pop-up class is un-offical, it's not going to be on the schedule so please please please don't pester Erin or the Sewing Summit guys for details, you can pester me, but not them - the second un-offical class is up to me to sort out and it will go ahead, ok? So don't sweat if you didn't get in to the official class. I know it can be frustrating when you don't get what you want right away, but I promise you we will have an amazing time at Sewing Summit and the stressy class sign ups stage will be soon forgotten.
And if the templates in my store are sold out - it's ok, more are coming, just convo me on etsy and I can set you up a listing and hold them for you (but please do convo me, I'd really like to make sure I have all the templates organised before the last minute. I have a heck of a lot to sort out before I leave for SLC!)