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On Demand Classes


Skill Builders

Machine Basics 2 hours.  Learn how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin and sew with your machine. You will learn the anatomy of a stitch, all about tension and the names of the parts of the machine.  You will leave with either a pillow case or a table runner

Quarter Inch Seam Allowance-Free with paid registration to a class that requires an accurate 1/4" seam allowance.


Machine Applique 2 hours Learn to applique the fast way, fuse and stitch down.  Prerequisite, be comfortable using your sewing machine




 

English Paper Piecing 1 hour Learn this hand skill using precut paper templates.  No machine.






Hand Applique 2 hours  Learn to applique by hand. No machine








Beginning Foundation Piecing 2 hours Learn the basics of foundation piecing.  This technique allows you to accurately sew tiny, sharply pointed pieces. Prerequisite, must be comfortable using your sewing machine.








LeMoyne Star Block 1  hour Learn the easy way to make this 8 pointed star block.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.




Binding 1 hour Learn a traditional method of binding quilts.  Other methods will be discussed.  Bring a project to bind.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine and sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance.



Fast, easy, and accurate Flying Geese. 1 hour Learn how easy and accurate you can be making the flying geese unit found in many a quilt pattern.  Get rid of the waste of making them with rectangles and squares leaving you with piles of half square triangles. Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine and sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.




Strip Piecing 4 hours in two 2 hour sessions with homework in between. Choose any of the Trip Around the World, Sunshine and Shadows or Double Irish Chain patterns from Tradition with a Twist.  Learn proper strip piecing methods and how to keep organized while making a spectacular quilt.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.


Project Classes



T-Shirt Quilt 3 hours in two sessions, 1 hour first and 2 hours after doing homework.  Learn how to take that pile of T-shirts and turn them into a memory quilt.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam, and use rotary cutting equipment.







Happy Holidays Table Topper 2 hours with preparation prior to class.  Learn how to make this dynamic table topper or tree skirt skirt using 60 degree triangles.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.





Ditty Bag by Annie Unrein. 2 hours Learn how to make this bag in one of three pattern sizes.  If you like Annie's patterns this is an excellent first pattern to make. Preparation prior to class required.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.




Weaver Fever 4 hours in two 2 hour sessions with homework in between.  This quilt appears very difficult but is really quite easy.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.






Rangeley Runner by Deb Tucker 3 hours. This runner uses the Tucker Trimmer to make these unique stars.  Prerequisite, must know how to use your sewing machine, sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment.








An Everyday Bag by Favorite Things pattern designs.  3 hours.  Learn to make this roomy, comfortable bag with four inside pockets and two outside pockets for cell phone or sunglasses.  It has the option of a shoulder strap or short handles with inside Velcro tabs to keep the bag shape.  We use soft and stable rather than batting for added body to the bag.  Prerequisite must know how to use your sewing machine.