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Quilting & Applique Classes

Quilting & Applique Classes


Our Quilting and  Applique Classes are ‘sew’ much fun, once you learn the basics your creations will be limitless! We focus mostly on machine quilting and applique during these classes. Applique layers fabric upon one another to create a scene, image or collage. It spans from youthful to funky to elegant and by using basic and decorative stitches, free motion quilting and stitch in the ditch techniques you can obtain any desired result. We like to think of these classes as a creative, crafty, expressive and fun style of sewing!

The Mythical Unicorn

Wednesday, August 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12 & 19 ~ 5:45pm - 7:45pm

The powerful and peaceful unicorn has been a constant in folklore dating as far back as the fourth century. Intertwined in stories of travel, children’s books and whimsy the unicorns' mythical property is of purity and good, said to heal the sick and cure water.

Bring a touch of folklore and whimsy into your home! Join us for this delightful Quilting Course to create your very own unicorn quilt block and enjoy the challenge of a new sewing project. Youthful and imaginative this project is a wonderful gift for any new mom, for yourself or anyone who just loves unicorns! 

We cover a lot in this five week course from working with standard quilting tools to focusing on conventional patchwork piecing techniques to practice working with rotary cutters and mats and so much more! We will also discuss different quilting techniques such as free-hand quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch.

Using fabric of your choice you will be cutting out and assembling 54 different pieces to create your unique unicorn. Finished size will be approximately 25x25" - perfect for a wall hanging or large throw pillow. In addition to the quilt block the pattern, includes directions for two different quilt sizes.

Cost: $155 for course + $15 pattern fee. Bring your own machine or rent one from the studio for $10. A small list of materials will be sent a week before class starts. 

Leave with:
You will leave this class with one completed block and a feeling of magic and whimsy sprinkled on top of your amazing accomplishment.

Instructor: Amanda Sylvia Crandall started sewing several years ago and it was when she began taking classes at The Creative Sewing Studio in 2013 that she realized this was her true passion! Since then she has sewn countless pillows, skirts, and baby shower gifts.  Amanda is a mom to two young boys and her super powers include sewing with both of them sitting on her lap. She enjoys box pleats, jigsaw puzzles, cross-stitch, and solo trips to Joann Fabrics where she touches all the reversible sequins.

Prerequisite: Sewing 100  Sewing Patterns 101 or equivalent experience. 

Facebook   View our Applique/Quilting Course  Facebook album here to see what other students have created!


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Applique Beach Bags

Wednesday, June 20, 27 July 11 & 18 ~ 5:45pm - 7:45pm

In this course you will:

Focus on components of making a bag with applique detail
•Learn different applique products, styles and techniques
•Learn common decorative applique stitches like satin and blanket
•Gain experience working with various kinds of fusibles
•Learn how to apply basic top stitching techniques
•Learn how to create internal pockets
•Learn how to add magnetic snap closures
•Learn how to use grommets to attach your bag handles
•Become more familiar with terminology used with instructions
•Learn several tips that will make the whole sewing process much easier

Cost: $125 + $8 hardware fee. Bring your own machine or rent one from the studio for $5. A list of materials will be sent one week before the start date.

Leave with:
Your very own Beach Bag
Instructions to make more 
Applique Templates
List of over 50 local fabric stores

Prerequisite: Sewing 100  Sewing Patterns 101  or equivalent experience.

Facebook   View our Applique/Quilting Course  Facebook album here to see what other students have created!

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