Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tessellation Tutorial - Supply List - Lesson 1

I am getting ready to do the Tessellation Tutorial I said I would do.

I would like to give you a supply list so you can gather the things you need before I start posting the directions.

Even if you are not a quilter you may really enjoy doing this. It is a fun exercise and does not necessarily require a sewing machine.


Package of lined 3 x 5 index cards (or you can use 4 x 6 cards)
Removable Scotch Tape (Blue Plaid dispenser)
Paper scissors
Fabric scissors
Template plastic
Black permanent felt tip marker
An iron

1 1/4 - 2 yards Pellon FUSIBLE fleece
3 - 4 yards Wonder Under


8-12 assorted cotton print fabrics, 1/4 yard each

A. Choose fabrics that range from light to dark
B. Choose fabrics with different types of prints
C. Choose both bright and dull subtle colors
D. Choose fabrics with different sizes of prints

If you have a fabric collection look through the fabrics you have and see if anything you have meets these guidelines.

If you don't have a fabric collection you can wait to purchase fabrics until we get further along in the process.

This is a group of fabrics I put together to do a tessellation quilt. I will not be working with them as I explain how to do this as I left them in Florida.

Please let me know when you have your supplies assembled. When I hear from enough of you we will be ready to start.

This is so much fun, and allows you to be creative in spite of yourself.

I hope you'll be joining me.


momhooten said...

I have my fabrics pulled and ready to start. Thanks for posting this tutorial!

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Ready to go. Thank you so much for posting this Kay!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I have everything but the index cards, will go out and purchase some today. This is wonderful of you to offer this tutorial...

Anonymous said...

Well, as soon as I get my index cards------I'll be ready!

Opps, found them in my husbands desk! I'm ready. Paulette in VA.

Carole said...

Ready to go!!

Anonymous said...

I am all set. I have some different colored index cards with writing on one side. Is it ok if I use the other side?

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

They will work so long as you have lines on one side.
It is OK if the writing is on the lined side.

Kay said...

I'm ready

Anonymous said...

I'm ready and hope to keep up. Have very little time to do much this week or next.

Gloria said...

Behind the curve ball here...just saw the QA post for this. Getting things together. Only need to get the index cards now. If you start before I'm ready, I'll catch up. Thanks so much for taking time to do this.

isa & marta said...

Gracias, me pongo a buscar las telas, pero desde ya te sigo.

Meg said...

I'm game and HOPE I can keep up. Thanks, Kay!

Gloria said...

Now I'm ready. Got the index cards.

Anne said...

I'd like to join in too. Have everything except the pellon and fabrics to be picked.