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Quilting & Applique Classes

Quilting & Applique Classes

$98.00

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 some classes incorporate applique.


Some things you may cover in these classes:

•Learn about various quilting tools, technique and safety 
•Gain experience working with various kinds of batting and fusibles 
•How to apply basic top stitching techniques and stitch in the ditch
•Learn how to piece fabric together
•Learn applique stitches like satin and blanket
•Learn how to create bindings to finish your work 
•Become more familiar with terminology used with instructions
•Learn several tips that will make the whole sewing process much easier  

* Materials: Unless otherwise stated, students will bring their fabric and notions to their course. A small materials list is sent out about a week before the start of your course 

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




Intro To Quilting

Sunday, June 1 & 7 ~ 10:30am - 1pm

Oh my goodness we found another way to use jelly rolls and smaller cuts of beautiful fabric!!  This two session course is the perfect introductory quilting course for those who want to learn the basics and sample quilting! You’ll learn all about quilting tools like rotary cutters, self-healing mats, quilting rulers, how to use your quarter inch  & stitch in the ditch  sewing foot! We’ll discuss fabrics, batting, threads and stitching techniques. This course covers a lot of fun and useful information, all while creating a 14 x 14  Log Cabin style pillow sham to take home!

Class Cost: $120   Leave With: A finished project and instructions to make more  Instructor:  Mikala Cash Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or equivalent experience. 

Hexi Clutches

Friday, June 21 & 28 ~ 5:45pm - 7:45pm

This is the perfect scrapy project! Use up your left over scraps and remnants to create these adorable clutches. Learn to cut and sew hexagon shapes, some basic quilting techniques and how to create a purse complete with a metal clasp. 

Class Cost: $98 + $15 pattern/hardware fee  Leave With: An adorable Hexi Clutch and a pattern to make more  Instructor:  Heather Rouke  Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or previous quilting experience.


Flower Pot Holders 

Thurs., July 11 & 25 ~ 5:45pm - 7:45pm

*Photo coming soon

This delightful quilting and applique course is a wonderful way to sample a little of both. By using quilting and applique techniques and tools students will learn a variety of new skills to create an adorable flower pot holder and matching applique dish towels.

Class Cost: $98 A small materials list will be sent one week before the course.   Leave With: A pot holder and matching dish towel  Instructor:  Heather Rouke Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or previous quilting experience.


Quilted Tote Bags

TBD

We are so excited to be offering this gorgeous quilted bag project! Not only will you expand upon your current skills but you'll learn more quilting techniques while also learning how to create a bag complete with boxed corners and  magnetic snap closure!

Class Cost: $198  Leave With: A beautiful bag and instructions to make more  Instructor:  Heather Rouke  Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or previous quilting experience. *This is a Suzy Quilts, Sugar Pop Quilt Pattern and photo of theirs. More info can be found here: https://suzyquilts.com/sugar-pop-trendy-tote-tutorial/ "


Zig Zag Table Runners

Fri., Aug. 16, 23 & 30 ~ 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Combine your favorite combination of fabrics to make an impact with this beautiful table runner. Choose a charm pack for squares of fabric that already work well together or dig into your stash and coordinate them yourself.  Best of all, there is no binding! The runner is finished off by turning. Quick, easy and so charming once complete. This project produces a finished runner that’s 19″ x 44 1/2″, but is easily adaptable to make a longer runner on your own after class.  Perfect for the beginning sewist, but fun for even the most seasoned quilter.  Once you complete this class you will be ready to make one for every season! 

Class Cost: $168  Leave With: A beautiful table runner and instructions to make more  Instructor:  Heather Rouke  Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or previous quilting experience. 



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Quilted Tote Bag

We are so excited to be offering this gorgeous quilted bag project! Not only will you expand upon your current skills but you'll learn more quilting techniques while also learning how to create a bag complete with boxed corners and  magnetic snap closure!

Quiet Country Wall Hanging

Combine your love of serene vistas and sewing while creating your Quiet Country Wall Hanging. This 40x 44 quilt can be created as a wall hanging, lap quilt or crib quilt. By choosing different fabrics and layout you can create a Night Sky or a Sunrise scene. Depending on the color palette you pick you can create the season of your choice, spring, summer, fall or winter. Work with rotary cutters, quilters mats, quilter rulers and other basic quilting tools. Learn our “easy” way to create a binding which is not the traditional way and learn basic topstitching techniques.


Puff Quilts

Oh SEW  cute!! These adorable puff blankets make great accent pieces and also make fantastic gifts! In this course we'll utilize a pattern and choose between two sizes to create an adorable baby or lap blanket. You'll learn to stitch in the ditch, create pleats and become more familiar with quilting terminology, tools and technique.  *There will be about 2 - 3 hours of out of class time between classes. 


Holiday Quilting, Creative Sewing Studio

Holiday Mini Quilts (aka Mug Rugs)

This delightful course offers three different projects to choose from, Holiday Rudolf, Holiday Tree Truck and Joy. These Applique and Quilted Mini Quilts, also known as Mug Rugs measure about 7" x 10" when completed. This is the perfect project if you'd like to sample quilting and applique! You'll leave with one adorable project to place your morning coffee or hot coco on. And of course you can always place cookies on during Christmas eve for Santa! :)


Memory Quilts, Creative Sewing Studio

Memory/T-Shirt Quilts

Memory Quilts, also known as Keepsake and T-Shirt Quilts are an absolutely wonderful keepsake and heirloom to keep for yourself or make as a gift! 

• You can create these quilts out of old concert tee shirts or really any t-shirt from sports games to rallies to fundraisers tees.
• How about babies ~ take a child's outgrown clothing and create a sweet quilt for the parents, grandparents, aunt or even for the child take to collage when they are grown.
• Some are made from clothing of a passed loved one to keep their memory, texture and color of their clothing close to us.

Participants will utilize personal garments and fabric to create a block quilt that will be lap, crib, twin or full sized. Instruction will be provided in how to cut and re-purpose clothing to create blocks for the quilt. We will also discuss the best needles, stabilizers, batting and padding to use and cover some basic quilting stitches like stitch-in-the-ditch and top-stitching. * Please see photo above to gain a better understanding of the design format we will be following.

Because this course is a bit more personalized and everyone works at a different pace we can not guarantee completion of your quilt in class. However, all students will be provided steps to complete at home if needed. *At home work is given between each class. The larger the quilt you are creating the more at home work time will be needed. *There will be about 1 - 3 hours of out of class time between classes. 


Quilted X-mas Stockings

Create seasonal  stockings using basic quilting techniques in this fun one season workshop. Learn to work with quilting tools like rotary cutters, quilting rulers and self healing mats. Utilize fusible fleece and different top stitching techniques to give your stocking the classic quilted look.


Christmas Tree Skirts, Creative Sewing Studio

Christmas Tree Skirts

This festive Christmas Tree Skirts will be a wonderful addition to your holiday decor and a talking piece. Select fabrics of your choice to customize for your living space. Put out for holidays to come and keep as a family heirloom. Using fabrics and a color palette of your choice this project will finish at about 47 X 47.


Applique Classes, Home Décor ClassSpring Applique Pillows

Could this project be any more cute? This delightful workshop will teach you a variety of techniques like how to applique, apply trim, create decorative hand-stitches and how to do machine applique stitching. Make a spring themed pillow as seen here or choose a completely different color pallet, utilize trim or leave it plan ~ the options are up to you.


Quilted Creatures

Looking to add some charm to your home? How about creating an adorable bear pillow with or without glasses!? Or bring a touch of whimsy into your home  with your very own unicorn quilt block or wall hanging!

Use your favorite fat quarters, scraps or new fabric to create your project using conventional patchwork techniques.  This course will build upon your current quilting skills, teach you how to read quilting patterns and instructions, how to piece, press, combine and help you become more familiar with your quilting tools. This course is sure to be "beary" fun! 

 Zig Zag Table Runners

Combine your favorite combination of fabrics to make an impact with this beautiful table runner. Choose a charm pack for squares of fabric that already work well together or dig into your stash and coordinate them yourself.  Best of all, there is no binding! The runner is finished off by turning. Quick, easy and so charming once complete. This project produces a finished runner that’s 19″ x 44 1/2″, but is easily adaptable to make a longer runner on your own after class.  Perfect for the beginning sewist, but fun for even the most seasoned quilter.  Once you complete this class you will be ready to make one for every season! 


Intro To Quilting

Oh my goodness we found another way to use jelly rolls and smaller cuts of beautiful fabric!!  This two session course is the perfect introductory quilting course for those who want to learn the basics and sample quilting! You’ll learn all about quilting tools like rotary cutters, self-healing mats, quilting rulers, how to use your quarter inch  & stitch in the ditch  sewing foot! We’ll discuss fabrics, batting, threads and stitching techniques. This course covers a lot of fun and useful information, all while creating a 14 x 14  Log Cabin style pillow sham to take home!

Beach Bags, Creative Sewing Studio

Applique Beach Bags

In this course you will learn:

•bag making with sail boat or anchor applique detail
•different applique styles, stitches and techniques
•about an array of stabalizers
•how to apply basic top stitching techniques
•how to create internal pockets
•how to add magnetic snap closures
•how to use grommets to attach your bag handles
several tips that will make the whole sewing process much easier


Applique Classes

Sewing Love Mug Rugs

This delightful course offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of applique while creating a sweet sewing machine Mug Rug.  These Applique and Quilted Mug Rugs are also known as Coasters that measure about 7" x 10" when completed. This is the perfect project if you'd like to sample quilting and applique! You'll leave with one adorable coaster to place your morning coffee or hot coco on. 


Jelly Roll Rugs

Create a 30" x 44" area rug using the jelly roll of your choice. Jelly rolls are cute, round fabric "treats" consisting of 40 - 42 strips of fabric. Each strip measures 2.5" x 42". This rug will be customized to your liking, depending on the colors and prints of fabric you choose. Brighten up your sewing room with rainbow prints, decorate a child's room with whimsical colors, or use coordinating colors to create one to compliment any room in your home. You might even want to use black and orange for a Halloween rug, or warm tones for a fall rug...the possibilities are endless!

Class Cost: $179  Leave With: A beautiful and instructions to make more  Instructor:  Heather Rouke  Prerequisite: Sewing 101  or  equivalent experience.


Bear Hugs

Looking to add some charm to your bed or sofa this summer? Use your favorite fat quarter to make an adorable bear block pillow using conventional patchwork techniques. In this class you will learn how to assemble this cute bear with optional applique glasses using a pattern. The easy to follow instructions are perfect for any sewist with some pattern reading experience. This class is sure to be "beary" fun!

Photo permission given by: Bears in upper left by @jitkadesign. Upper right by @prideandjoyquilting. Middle right, @lookwhatbeccamade. This is a Elizabeth Hartman pattern.



 

The Mythical Unicorn

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! 

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 25" x 25" - perfect for a wall hanging or large throw pillow. In addition to the quilt block the pattern, includes directions for two different quilt sizes.


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Holiday Trees

This delightful project is for the intermediate level sewer who wants to challenge themselves with swirls and circles. The end result, a gorgeous holiday inspired wall hanging. 

•Learn applique with curved edges
•Learn different applique products, styles and techniques
•Gain experience working with various kinds of fusibles
•Learn how to apply basic top stitching techniques
•Discuss batting and binding for finishing
•Become more familiar with terminology used with instructions
•Learn several tips that will make the whole sewing process much easier


sashiko, applique, quilting

Sashiko Embroidery

Sashiko stitching is a traditional embroidery style from Japan. It was originally used as a decorative reinforcement stitch, but today is more for decorative purposes. Inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii and by Sylvia Pippen's design, Honu Sea Turtle found there we've brought a little piece of Hawaii into the studio. 

Join us for this unique course where we will:

•Discuss the history of Sashiko
•Learn different applique products, styles and techniques
•Gain experience working with various kinds of fusibles
•Learn how to apply basic top stitching techniques
•Learn hand embroidery techniques


applique, quilting, sewing

Dresden Flower Pillows

These pillows are sure to delight! Create for any season or any room in your home. This quilted pattern was one of the most popular designs during the 20's and 30's. Named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany this pattern is still widely poplar today. Use up your scraps or incorporate new fabric while learning how to create this lovely bench pillow.

•Learn how to stitch in the ditch
•Focus on components of making a bench pillow with applique detail
•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 edging 
•Learn different applique products, styles and techniques



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