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Thread Against The Machine Fabric Requirements

Updated: May 20

It is May 15th and it is time. In just 15 days the sew along starts and you have waited long enough. You deserve do know what the fabric requirements are for the Thread Against The Machine Quilt. These are the requirements for the 36 spools against 16 machines (80" square) version.


You will need:


(Kona Cotton)

18 Fat Quarters 1049 Bright Pink

1062 Candy Pink

1308 Red 1838 Chili 1265 Orange

353 Sunflower

1077 Citrus

1846 Lemon Ice

1188 Kiwi

199 Cactus

837 Aruba

1852 Sea Mist

494 Malibu

266 Breeze 80 Mulberry

1189 Lavender

1019 Black 184 Eggshell

Half Yard 1333 Silver

2 yards off white 1339 Snow

5 yards of background

(Dark fabric, non directional texture print)


16 fussy cutting pieces for machine displays



You can find fabric bundles here:


Quiltzauberei (Germany + EU)

Lovely Jubbly Fabrics (UK alternative bundle)

SewHot (UK)

Amitié Textiles (Australia)*

Cottage Quilting (Canada)

Pink Door Fabrics (USA 64" quilt kit)


*the bundle ships a little late but you can catch up easily


Keep in mind you might have to order the background fabric separately according to the size quilt you want to make



If you plan on shopping from your stash, you might only need to buy background.



For the other quilt sizes the requirements are as such:



12 spools against 1 machine (32" square) 


You need 1 yard of Background,

1 FQ of white and a Fat Eighth of every other color.


20 spools against 4 machines (48" square) 


You need 2.5 yards of Background,

1 yard of white and a FQ of every other color.


28 spools against 9 machines (64“ square) 


You need about 5 yards of background,

1 yard of Kona snow and a FQ of every other color


(The fabric requirements for the smaller quilt versions are computer generated estimates and have not been pattern checked)


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