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Shop Hop class #1

1/6/18

If you bought the finishing kit for the 2017 Shop Hop quilt, this is the first class to learn how to make the center Lone Star.  

9:30- 3 pm

 

Thimble Thursday English Paper Piecing

1/11/18

Learn to English Paper Piece by hand.  Great project to do while in the car, at night or on vacation.  We will be making a cute pincushion (sample is being made now). 

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee

Supply list:

scissors, matching thread, hand needle

fabrics to be determined when sample is done. 

polyfill or crushed walnuts for filling. 

Hunter's Star Paper Pieced class

1/13/18

Learn how to make the traditional Hunter's Star block using a paper piecing technique. Paper piecing helps you get precise points and intersections. This class will also show you how to use the Eleanor Burns Flying Geese ruler to make the flying geese units for the border. 

Taught by Denise

9:30- 3 pm

$35 class fee includes free pattern

Class supplies are as follows:

pack of foundation paper

Small Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Ruler

28 mm rotary cutter and small mat

regular rotary cutter and medium mat

wooden iron

index card

sewing machine, matching thread, scissors, basic sewing supplies

Fabrics:

  Light fabric for Hunter's Star block: 1/2 yd.

  Dark and medium star points: 1/4 yd. of each

  Inner and outer border, dark color: 1/4 yd.

  Flying Geese units: 1/4 yd. medium, 3/8 yd. light

  Binding: 1/4 yd. 

Thimble Thursday Quilting Tips and Binding

1/18/18

Having trouble with square blocks?  How about wonky borders?  Never made bias binding?  Techniques covered: accurate cutting, accurate piecing, butting seams, perfect 1/4" seams, sewing on the binding, connecting ends of binding, squaring up, saving points, stitch in the ditch, flying geese, basting a quilt. We will cover all these and more with this class.  

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee

Class Supply List

fat quarters in light, medium and dark, binding and border

12" square for backing

12" square binding

rotary cutter, mat, 9 1/2" square ruler or larger

Sewing machine, scissors, thread to match fabrics

Walking foot

Pencil

Beginner Quilting

1/20/18

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

Thimble Thursday Template Use

1/25/18

Lots of patterns use template and we will show you how to use them correctly with the Marti Michele template set called "Starry Path".  

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee

 

Supply List

Starry Path Template set

3 fat quarters (dark, medium and solid background)

threads to match each color or monofilament

walking foot

rotary cutter, mat, scissors

2- 10" squares batting

sewing machine

Punchneedle Class

1/26/18

This is a fun and easy craft that is easy to take with you on vacation. 

Taught by Denise

2 pm- 4 pm

$15 class fee

Notions Required:

Punchneedle for 3 strands (available at In Stitches)

Punchneedle Kit

Floss, scissors, locking 6" hoop

 

Craft Class- Basket Weaving 101

1/26/18

Abby Eberly will be showing us how to make a bun basket with a beautiful reed ribbon embellishment.  Measures about 4 1/2" tall by 9" square. 

10- 1 pm

$25 class fee

If the class fills up, we will schedule another class.  No evening classes because she can't drive at night. 

  

Supply list:

  Please do not wear good clothing to the class.

  Old towel 

  Bucket to soak the reeds in

  snips to cut the reed

  Clothes pins to hold the reeds in place (clip type)

  Awl

 

  

  

Lone Star Class

1/27/18

Learn how to use Quilt Smart's pre-printed interfacing to make the traditional Texas Lone Star.  Can be used as a wall hanging or as the center of a bed sized quilt.  Taught by Denise

9:30- 4 pm

$35 class fee plus interfacing kit

Class supplies:

  Sewing machine with 1/4" foot

  Basic sewing supplies- scissors, thread, seam ripper, etc.

  Matching Thread for piecing

  Rotary cutter, 18" x 24" mat, acrylic rulers ( 6" x 24" and 6" x 12")

Fabrics:

  1/2 yd. of each of the four colors in the star

  1 1/4 yd. for background

  Borders- 1/4 yd. inner border, 1/2 yd. outer border, 1/2 yd. binding