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An original color photograph. Please send an email version for pre-approval to:

• The same photograph enlarged to the actual finished quilt size you desire. This can be done at your local copy center - a grayscale enlargement is fine. OR, the image may be pieced together (tiled) in sections from your home computer and printer, and taped together (this is how I work). Helpful tip: Working larger is easier and has more visual impact. Don’t be afraid to go big! Everyone will have their own table at the workshop.


Here are some web pages that offer help in ‘tiling’ your project!

Basic tiling from your home pc and printer:

For using Microsoft Excel:

• Pencil and eraser

• Paper scissor

• Fabric scissor

• Canson tracing paper, enough to cover entire image.*

• Freezer paper, enough to cover entire image

• Scotch Magic Tape, (non-shiny finish)

• Hand-sewing needle: I use John James Gold’n Glide #11.*

• Hand-sewing thread: I use Masterpiece by Superior Threads.*

• Straight pins for applique.*

• Trolley needle.*

• Plenty of appropriate fabric selections. Colorful textured prints, batiks, hand-dyes, marbled and nonrepeating patterned fabrics work best. I will also have a table of commercial fabrics in fat quarters available for purchase.

• Muslin or background fabric, as large as your quilt size, for a base in which to appliqué on (may be

determined later)

• Reducing glass (optional)*

• Resealable plastic bags to organize pattern pieces, gallon size or larger recommended.

• Small iron and ironing pad to use at your own table; irons and ironing boards are provided in the classroom.

• Piece of foam core or insulation board the same size as your project (optional, but helpful).

• Portable light(s) for your table (optional)


* David will have some available for purchase at the workshop, or may be available on his website.

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