Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Basic storage cubes
Decorative knobs and feet (optional) with hardware