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10 Reasons to Take a Class at In Stitches

Most obvious- to learn a new skill or technique. Taking a class with an expert teacher can explain to you in a way you can understand with individual attention. We all learn a little differently and a good instructor will be able to help you understand the concept.

Refresh or perfect a skill. If it’s been a while since you’ve quilted or you’re struggling with a tool or technique a class is a great way to get back in the saddle.

The devil is in the details. In class you may learn a new way to pin, get that perfect quarter inch seam or learn to spin your seams.

In class, you get to see the fabric combinations of all the other students. I’m always amazed by the different styles and colors chosen for projects.

Sometimes there is show and tell- an inspiration for future projects!

Make new friends, hang out with other quilters, share ideas and laugh!

Learn how to use those specialty rulers that are available to quilters now.

A quilter will only grow in their skills if they step out of their comfort zone and learn a new technique or pattern.

Learn a new hobby- wool applique is hot, hot, hot! If you want a hand stitching project, then a wool class is in your future.

When you are finished with your class, the sense of pride and accomplishment can’t be beat! A great springboard for future lessons.

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Double Wedding Ring by Quiltsmart

4/4/20

If you have ever wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt, but were afraid of all those curved piecing, then give this a try.  The wedding rings are actually appliqued with invisible thread onto the background fabric, so no curved piecing is involved.  Great for a confident beginner quilter!  Taught by Denise

9:30- 3 pm

$35 class fee plus Snuggler Pack which includes the pre-printed interfacing and the pattern.  This will make a baby quilt or a table runner.  Available at In Stitches. 

Travel Iron Tote Class

4/11/20

  

 

Make this adorable but useful little tote for your travel iron.  It lays flat for a quick pressing surface in classes too.  Keeps your iron protected during travel and if it's still warm after class.  Taught by Jill.

9:30- 3 pm

$30 class fee plus pattern

The pattern includes the heat resistant cloth. 

Beginner Quilting 101

4/18/20

Learn how to quilt!  You will learn how to use the tools safely, how to cut accurately, how to sew 1/4", how to mark and quilt your runner and how to make and apply your own binding.  You will have a finished table runner by the end of the day! Students get 10% off all tools and fabrics for this class. Pattern supplied in class.  Stop in for class list requirements. 

9:30- 4 pm

$35 class fee

Class requirements:  Sewing machine in good working order, walking foot, fabrics, sharp scissors, rotary cutter, mat, rulers, thread to match fabrics, batting. 

If you are just getting into quilting, I have some tools you can borrow for the class.  Everyone gets 10% off all notions and fabrics for this class. 

45 Degree Kaleidoscope Quilt

4/25/20

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Take a gorgeous floral print and make this fun and easy 45 degree kaleidoscope quilt.  It's kind of a combination stack and whack and One Block Wonder.  Every block is unique and different.  Taught by Denise

$35 class fee plus ruler

9:30- 3 pm