Saturday, September 18, 2010

Colorbrick: Materials List

This post is part of a series {Colorbrick} a Beginner’s Quilt-Along.  You can join in anytime, even if you’re not a beginner!  Please see this page for links to all posts, and join us on Flickr to share your questions and work-in-progress!


Your finished Colorbrick quilt will measure 52.5" x 67".

Materials List

Materials you'll want right away:

-10 fat quarters for printed "bricks"

-Neutral solid for sashing & binding.  Choose
  • 1 ¾ yard of 59” wide linen (available here) OR

  • 2 yards of 43/44/45” fabric (such as Kona Cotton or Essex Linen/Cotton)

-Neutral solid for backing.  Choose
  • 2 yards of 59” wide linen (available here) OR
  • 3 yards of 43/44/55” fabric (such as Kona Cotton or Essex Linen/Cotton)

-Rotary Cutter Setup (cutting mat, rotary cuter and quilter's ruler)

-High quality machine-stitching thread, such at Gutermann, Sulky or Metler.  Cotton suggested.  I used a solid neutral Gutermann thread for the piecing and this golden/yellow variegated Gutermann thread for the quilting.

Materials you'll need by Oct 26th:

-55 x 69” wool or cotton blanket for batting or twin sized purchased batting that allows for quilting up to 10 inches apart.

-Basting pins or Spray Adhesive

-Walking Foot attachment highly recommended.  My machine doesn't have a built-in walking foot, so I purchased an attachment that does the job.  Without a walking foot, your sewing machine pulls fabric from the bottom only.  When you're sewing a thick quilt, this uneven feeding will easily cause puckers and bunching.  A walking foot pulls the fabric from the top as well.  I promise it will come in handy on countless projects!

11 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! The colorbrick quilt is so simple and beautiful. I have too many projects to finish to take part on this one but I'm looking forward to seeing all beautiful quilts:)

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  2. feeling a bit overwhelmed, but i bought some fat quarters & they're in the washer now. I really like them & although there are only 5 in this set, I'm going to try to mix in some others--hopefully it won't look too screwy!! now i've got to get a rotary cutting set up (which I may end up borrowing) & batting & a walking foot &....ooh. i like it though. i will be ready for whatever comes!

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  3. How much thread will we need? I'm looking forward to starting. Just ordered the fabric tonight!

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  4. I'd estimate around 400m of thread. One large Gutermann spool (800m) would do it. If you're buying the "regular" sized Coats & Cotton spools, get two.

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  5. Can you give us the name of the color of linen you used from the online site you provided. I can' tell if you used a gray or tan colored linen. Thank You! My fabric won't get here in time for the first day, but I'm hoping to jump on board soon afterwards.

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  6. I have purchased IL019 in Natural. It's a beautiful linen! Here's the direct link: http://www.fabric-store.com/first.php?goto=big_fabric&menu=f&menu=f&fabric_id=24

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  7. My linen arrived today and I was wondering how best to wash it when I noticed that your next post in the series would discuss preparing the fabrics - WOW, you've thought of everything! Thanks again!

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  8. How much wadding? I know you've stated the width but I can't see the length... thanks!

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    1. Your finished Colorbrick quilt will measure 52.5" x 67". So, you'll want batting/wadding that's about 56 x 71" to work with!

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