This is part of an ongoing series of posts for The Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along I’m hosting here on my blog. You can join in at any time! You will find the links to all steps in my top bar. Also please feel free to join the Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along Flickr Group.
Well given the number of people who are already playing along in the Flickr Group, I think we are ready to get this Mario Party started! So put down the game controllers and pick up some fabric.
My design calls for a quilt made entirely of solid colored fabrics. I’ve chosen to use Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids for my quilt. They really have such a lovely hand for solid fabrics and I’m excited to work with them. I am going to give you all the fabric requirements with a reference to the particular color I have chosen from the Couture Cotton collection.
But of course, you are welcome to use any fabrics you would like. I think it would be great if we had a running list going in the flickr group of the colors people are using from any fabric collection.
As you can see, there are a lot of different colors in the quilt. So that means that you need a bunch of different fabrics if you are planning on doing the whole quilt. Some colors you will just need a bit of, but others require some yardage. Nothing out of the ordinary here. But there will be a little something unusual later in the materials list. I’ve got you interested now don’t I?
Now, on for the unusual part of this materials list. You all knew we would be using fabric obviously, but you may not have guessed that we would also be using a stabilizer.
I’ve done a bunch of research for this and the method I will be using involves an adhesive stabilizer that dissolves with water when you no longer need it. I’ll go into more detail with block instruction particulars in future posts. But for now, I am also recommending that you purchase Pellon’s Stick-N-Washaway #542. Trust me. It’s going to be fun.
If you are making the whole quilt, you will need (eep!) 12 yards.
Now my disclaimer is that this product is a bit pricey. You can absolutely make the quilt without this but it will be A LOT more tedious because we are working entirely with 1 1/2″ square pieces. But I realize that the cost of this product may be off putting. Another less pricey option is a fusible grid stabilizer. The only reason I didn’t choose a product like this is because I wanted to lose the stabilizer once I have sewn my block together. But you can definitely keep it in…it will just make your quilt a bit more stiff. So that is a personal choice you will each have to make. You will only need 9 yards of this product because it is wider.
*eta: it looks like Sulky also has a new product out there that is similar to the Pellon stick – n- wash. I’m sharing the product so that you can get that if you find it on sale. 😉 You would also need 12 yards of this product and it is priced comparably with the Pellon Stick – n – wash.*
I’ll be back soon with some sources on where to purchase the Pellon Stick-n-Wash in particular and a little giveaway of the product and some batting. Hopefully we’ll find some places that have good coupons. 😉 But I wanted to get the fabric list out there so you can all start collecting that!
Share your alternative options in the Flickr Group! This is going to be fun!!