Let's start with the fabric. I'm using all those shirts that I deboned a while back. I am also using 3 yards of white fabric. The white fabric is from P & B Textiles Ramblings line. It was so hard to get a photo of it. It is a white on white design. When I pulled the bolt my husband couldn't figure out why I was so excited over plain white fabric. Then he saw the design. Love that kind of fabric, it gives the quilt a little something special. I'm so thankful that P & B Textiles had a line drawing on their website so I can show it off. You notice the yardage measurements below are a little weird, meaning the smaller the cut the more you need. The reason is because we are going to be cutting 7" squares. If you use quarter yard cuts you'll need more because you have two extra inches and we need those inches.
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3 yards white fabric
9 large men's shirts deboned OR 16 quarter yard cuts OR 8 half yard cuts OR 3 yards of one fabric
When making HSTs there are a few tools that make life easier. You don't HAVE to have them but I do highly recommend them. You can purchase them through my amazon links and that throws a few pennies in my fabric fund. If you do THANK YOU!
We are going to be cutting lots of squares. A ruler made for that just makes it so much easier. The first one is the exact ruler that I have. The others are from reputable brands in different price ranges. Remember to buy the best you can afford.
I also have a smaller square that I use to trim my HST blocks. The first and last one above have the diagonal line so if you can handle the big ruler go for it. Otherwise I recommend grabbing one of these small ones.
The other thing that I find invaluable is a rotating cutting mat. We have to cut the squares up and being able to turn your mat instead of the fabric keeps things from shifting. I have a Fiskars one.
The last thing you need is a fine tip writing utensil. I like a nice sharp wood pencil. Nothing fancy, just a good old No. 2 yellow pencil. That's it!
I'll see you guys on Monday for the start of our project.
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