Free Hand Sampler V2

Supply List

Free Hand Sampler Class Project

Approximate finished size
63 x 77 inches

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Yardage Amounts
Background Fabric - 3-1/4 yards

Light Fabric, includes Outer Border

Fabric A - 1-1/2 yards

Red Fabric - includes Appliqued Stars, Cornerstones and Inner Border

Fabric B - 1 yard

Blue Fabric - includes Appliqued Stars

Fabric C - 1 yard

Purple Fabric - includes Sashing and Appliqued Stems

Backing Fabric
  • 5 yards of 40 inch wide fabric, Vertical Seam OR
  • 2-1/2 yards of 108 inch wide backing fabric
  • 2-1/2 yards, 90 inch wide batting of choice
Other items needed for piecing the quilt top -
  • Steam A Seam 2 or a similar paper backed, fusible web for fusible appliqué
  • Note: for my sample of this quilt, I used the Lite Steam A Seam. It came in a package of 5 - 9 x 12 inch sheets. I used 2 packages for my sample. I purchased this product at my local JoAnn Fabrics store.
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  • Piecing template plastic, or similar, for appliqué pieces.
Other items need for quilting -

Circle “templates” or household items that are circular that measure 5-1/2 to 6 inches in diameter. (In the Free Hand Sampler V2 video I used the top of a DVD holder for this.) You can make your own circle templates from the piecing template plastic using the patterns that are included in the piecing instructions.

6 x 24 inch quilting ruler to make straight registration lines, or any other straight edge ruler that fits the workspace of your machine

Quilting: The quilting for this class is ALL FREE HAND. We are going to make registration lines - a LOT of registration lines - to mark our quilting design!

You will need a marker that you are comfortable using on a quilt top. I recommend the Mark B Gone, water soluble (blue) marker on light fabrics and a Chalk O Liner with Miracle Chalk powder in it for dark fabric. I also like using Crayola Fine Line Washable Markers.

Please note that the Crayola markers wash out with detergent and warm water. The Crayola Fine Line Washable markers can be found at nearly every office supply store and many other stores including most grocery stores. A package of 8 markers is usually less than $5.

I use the Crayola markers only on my own quilts, NEVER, EVER on a customer quilt!

If you would like to practice your quilting before stitching, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you get a piece of clear Plexiglas that will fit in the workspace of your quilting machine. (Plexiglas of this size should be about $10 or less.)

Before using the Plexiglas, take either masking or duct tape (which now comes in many different colors) and place it over the cut edges of your piece of the Plexiglas. The tape serves two purposes. 1) It protects the edges of the Plexiglas. Sometimes the edges can be a little sharp and could scratch you or tear the quilt. 2) The tape will also make a boundary or edge around the Plexiglas. This will prevent you from drawing off the edge of the Plexiglas.

You will then use markers - I recommend the Vis-a-Vis markers, available at all "big box" office supply stores, for marking on the Plexiglas. (Note: the Vis-a-Vis markers usually have 4 in a package and cost less than $10.) The marker is removed using a damp paper towel. See below left.

For marking on Plexiglas on top of dark fabric, I have found that the Expo Bright Markers work very well. See below right.

Both of these markers can be purchased in major office supply stores such as Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc. They can also be purchased online.

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Vis-a-Vis Markers

Expo Bright Stick Markers

REMEMBER this is a LEARNING project! This project does not need to be perfect. World peace does not depend on perfect piecing or quilting!!

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