Essential sewing supplies

Have you ever received a supply list for a class that included the item “essential” sewing supplies? What exactly does this mean? “Essential” is somewhat subjective, so I recorded the notions and supplies (no fabric) that I actually used over the course of 7 days. I worked on a pieced/applique quilt top. I also mended a couple of items.

Here’s what I had on my list:

Sewing machine, piecing thread, invisible thread, bobbin thread, appropriate needles for thread, regular, 1/4″ and open toe sewing feet, walking foot & guides, bobbins, lint brush, screwdriver and yellow seam guide for scant 1/4″.

Pins, magnetic pin cushion, wonder clips, seam ripper, purple thang, point turner, seam roller, perfect scissors in orange and turquoise, 8″ gingher shears, 45mm and 60mm rotary cutters with blade changes, hand sewing needles, thread conditioner, silver thimble, needle threader, embroidery scissors, DMC floss, glue bottle with tiny tip, baby wipes, black smooth soleplate no-steam iron, iron spray starch, press cloth, ironing board, mechanical pencil, black sharpie marker and notebook..

Small cutting mat, large cutting mat, assorted rulers 8-1/2″ square, 10-1/2″ square, 6-1/2″ x 12-1/2″, 5″x15″ and 2-1/2″x8″ MSQC rulers plus a couple of specialty rulers I use for HSTs and flying geese.

What’s on your list?

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