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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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Free Motion Quilting 101


Learn to use your machine to quilt your table runners and quilts.  We will show you how to mark properly, show you a variety of marking tools, templates, how to layer and baste properly and how to use the free motion features of your machine to actually do the quilting.  am- 1 pm

$35 class fee plus pre-printed panel

9:30- 12 pm

Beginner Quilting 101


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. 

English Paper Piecing


  Learn English Paper Piecing with this cute, but useful pin cushion.  Pattern extra.

Supplies needed:

  As soon as the pattern comes in, I will post the requirements.

Valentine's Patchwork runner


Just in time for Valentine's Day, whip up this pretty runner to decorate your table. We will have a kit for purchase or use up your scraps for the project.  Taught by Denise


  Sewing machine, 12- 14 assorted scraps for the hearts, 1/2 yd. white felt, 1/2 yd. for sashing and binding, 4- 14" squares for background of hearts, fusible web, new hole punch (to punch through the felt), basic sewing supplies.