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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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In Store Sewing Day

6/7/18

Having issues with a pattern?  Can't quite get a block to work out?  We are here to help you.  Stop in for a day of sewing and friendship.  Bring your friends too!  

Lunch provided (pizza, drinks and dessert)

$25 class fee

10 am- 3 pm

Quilty Fun Row Along

6/9/18

Need a fun project to do this summer?  Need to use up some of those scraps you have been saving?  This project is for you!  In June, July and August, we will be working on Lori Holt's "Quilty Fun" row by row quilt.  Each month, we will show you how to piece 4 different block types.  Bring in your finished rows the following month for show and tell.  Then we'll show you an additional 4 blocks for your next rows. Beat the heat this summer and sew in our cool classroom with other like-minded folks.

$25 class fee plus cost of book

Hashtag Runner

6/14/18

Join Denise in making this modern "hashtag" quilted table runner.  Looks harder than it really is!  

Picture coming soon- I'm working on it!

$20 class fee

10 am- 3 pm

Row by Row Begins

6/21/18

This year's Row by Row theme is music.  Can you guess what song our row is about?

Travel the country and collect free patterns or purchase a kit from participating shops. The row by row runs all summer until Labor Day.  Finish at least 8 rows and win prizes!

We will have t-shirts and license plates available for sale as well. Check out the facebook page- Row by Row Experience.

Beginner Quilting

6/28/18

Learn the basics of making a quilt.  From fabric selection, cutting accurately and tool safety, sucessful sewing, marking the top for quilting, layering and pin basting, quilting and preparing and applying your own binding. 

Taught by Denise

9:30-4 pm

$35 class fee includes free pattern

Class supply list:

10% discount on all supplies for beginners for this class only

1/4 yd. of two fabrics for pinwheels

1/2 yd. for inner border and binding

1/3 yd. for outer border

1/4 yd. for sashing

1 yd. for backing

sewing machine in good working order

1/4" foot and walking foot (these don't usually come with the machine, so you may have to get one)

scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, seam ripper, matching thread

craft size batting- flat poly or cotton

marking device- chalk pencil, frixion pen, water soluble marker, etc. 

acrylic rulers- 6" x 12" and 6" x 24"

10% discount on all notion items and fabrics needed for this class

Jelly Roll Rug

6/30/18

   

  Have a few jelly rolls laying around and you don't know what to do with them?  How about a soft, cushy rug under your feet?  All you'll need is a jelly roll, 2 1/2" strips of batting (we have a product that is cut for you already), a machine, matching thread and a walking foot.  You will need lots of thread for this project!  4 small spools or 2 large spools will work.  You need about 10 bobbins filled for the class. You will not get the entire rug done in one class.  If you have arthritis and weak hands, I would not recommend this project. 

$25 class fee plus pattern

9:30- 2 pm