- Medium Gold: ¼ yard (9" x 40"), or a fat quarter (18" x 22"), for the challot, stars, and flower tips.
- Dark Purple:An 11" x 11" square, for the area behind the challot. (A fat quarter is more than enough).
- Red: 1/8-¼ yard, or a fat quarter, for the first border.
- Medium/ DuskyPurple:¼ yard or a fat-quarter, for the second border.
- Medium/Dusky Blue: ¼ yard or fat-quarter for the third border.
- Orange: An 8" x 8" square for the inner wavy lines.
- Sky Blue: ¼ yard for the outer border. (I also suggest this fabric for the backing - to do that, start with ¾ yard.)
- Yellow: A 3" x 3" square, for the four candle flames.
- Lavender: An 8" x 8" square, for the outer wavy lines.
- Rose/Pink: 1/8 yard (or a 21"x 2 ½" strip, or a fat quarter) for the flowers.
- Dark Green: ¼ yard or a fat quarter for the leaves. The shade should contrast strongly against the medium blues and purples.
- Backing fabric, ¾ yard or a 21" square. (I suggest using the same sky blue as in the final border.)
- Gold all-purpose cotton or cotton-poly thread that matches the challah fabric color.
- Medium grey cotton or cotton poly thread for piecing borders.
For Applique/Quilting: Choose from
- Decorative rayon threads, in light gold, dark purple, orange, dark green and lavender, in shades close to those fabrics, and/or
- Clear/ invisible monofilament thread and/or .
- Gold metallic thread, and/or
- Sulky opalescent sliver metallic (#145-8040).
- Blue thread that matches the outermost border for topstitching.
- Strong beading thread (only if you will add seed beads to the challot.)
SEWING SUPPLIES AND NOTIONS
- Zig-zag sewing machine and iron are required. A rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, and cutting mat will make this project easier, but scissors work, too
-Low-loft batting, ½ yard (22" square minimum). Recommended: Warm'n'Natural® 100% cotton 'craft size' (34"x45")
- Fusible interfacing, ½ yard white light-to medium-weight, such as Pellon ®
- Paper-backed fusible web, ½ yard light to medium-weight (for the lettering)
- Fresh glue stick, for fabric or paper, marked "Washable"
- Temporary fabric markers, such as the blue washout fabric marker, or a sharpened chalk pencil
- Hand-sewing needle
- Pins, both safety pins and straight pins
- Clean scrap paper, or an applique pressing sheet, or parchment paper
- Scissors: Sharp small scissors and paper scissors are required. (Large fabric scissors are necessary if you don't have a rotary cutter.)
- Beads which look like seeds, raisins, or something else that might be found in challah! (See p. 27)
- Beading needle, if tiny beads are used
- Spray starch
- Iron cleaner in case of fusible accidents!