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Small Business Saturday

11/25/17

Help support all small businesses today and keep the money you spend there in the local community.  We will be having a great sale and door prizes!

9 am- 4 pm

Thimble Thursday Folded Star Hot Pad

11/15/17

We have to hold this class on Wednesday this week due to a prior commitment for the classroom.  This week, we will make the traditional folded star hotpad.  These look complicated to make, but are actually quite easy.  

10 am- 1 pm, $10 class fee

Requirements:

Pattern- available at In Stitches

iron and small ironing surface if you have available. Makes it easier to press at your table. 

4 fabrics for front, 1/4 yd. of each.  One 9" square for the backing. One package of bias binding to match (avail at In Stitches)

9" square cotton batting

Machine with walking foot

Basic sewing supplies- rotary cutter, mat, scissors, etc.  

Thread to match main fabric color. 

Thimble Thursday Wine Tote

11/09/17

The holidays are coming and many people get a nice bottle of wine for a hostess gift.  Make this cute fabric tote to present the wine in.  Fast and easy to make.

10- 1 pm, $10 class fee

Class Requirements:

Pattern- avail. at In Stitches

1 9/16" grommets that click together- avail. at In Stitches

1/4 yd  outer fabric and 1/4 yd. lining fabric

1/2 yd. medium weight interfacing or thin cotton batting

Rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine, thread to match

Use the batting if you want the tote to have more body to it. 

Thimble Thursday 60 Degree Runner

11/02/17

Learn to use your 60 degree ruler and make a variety of table runners and table toppers.  Easy enough for confident beginners too!

10 am- 1 pm, $10 class fee

Requirements:

60 degree triangle ruler

pattern- available at In Stitches

1 1/2 yds. of 11" high striped fabric

batting- crib or throw size

walking foot, 1/4" foot, sewing machine, sewing supplies

rotary cutter, mat

Eastern Pa. Shop Hop

11/04/17

 

Visit 9 shops and pick up a block kit to make a gorgeous quilt in black, cream and golds.  We are using Benartex's fabric line called Natural Beauty.  Pick up your passport at any shop for only $5.  That includes a printed tote bag, a free block kit for the featured project and the passport book which is filled with coupons to use at each shop. 

The shop hop goes from Berks County to Allentown to the Pocono areas and points north. 

Participating shops include:

In Stitches

Womelsdorf, Pa.

 

Wooden Bridge

Kutztown, Pa.

 

Ladyfingers Sewing Studio

Oley, Pa.

 

The Quilted Crow

Lehighton, Pa.

 

Country Quilterie

Effort, Pa.

 

American Ribbon Fabric

Stroudsburg, Pa.

 

Pocono Sew and Vac

Stroudsburg, Pa.

 

118 Fabrics and More

Sweet Valley, Pa.

 

Rose of Sharin'

Danville, Pa.