Sew Easy Sewing Class Schedule Details

The classes are not always listed in the correct order. I try to list them with the dates from current moving into the future but it doesn’t always work out that way. Unfortunately I have yet to figure out how to make them re-order themselves once the date for that event has passed, lol. There is probably “an app for that” but I haven’t found it.

Please look at the calendar in the upper right of the page; yellow dates are upcoming classes or events. If you hover over the yellow date you will see which class or event is scheduled for that particular date. You can then look for the class details in the blog posts OR if you visit the link labeled “Classes and Events Calendar” at the top of the page to see the classes on a calendar complete with pictures and links to the descriptions.

Should you see a class that you really want to take but the date has passed, it is OK. Just get in touch with me and we can set up either a private class or if enough people are interested, I can put it back on the calendar. :) The cost is the same whether there is one student or multiple students.

If you have questions about supplies, dates, times, cost, or anything else related to the classes, please call 575.623.3774 and speak with Krisann (me). I’ll do my best to answer them.

Serger Guide Class

Do you own a Baby Lock Evolution (or Evolve), Enlighten, Imagine or Imagine Wave? Join us for a fun and educational class on the features and feet available for your machine.

Our next class meeting is scheduled for April 25 at 1 PM. For those that missed out, we will attempt to create serger crochet and we will do “the wave”. If there is something else you’d like to cover, let me know in advance. Also, write down your questions so we can try to answer them.

Cost: Free

If you have another brand or another type of Baby Lock* we can schedule individual instruction to help you learn about your machine. Those classes are $25 for an hour to an hour and a half lesson.  *If purchased from us the class is free but must be scheduled individually.

Corn Cocoon – Serger version

Corn Cocoon“Simples Pleasures bring lasting treasures! Microwave your corn on the cob in style with this adorable corn cuddler!!”

Using your serger*, you will be making a microwave corn steamer with 1/2 a yard each of cotton fabric and Warm and Natural “Warm Tater” batting. The Corn Cocoon makes a quick gift.

 

Dates: Friday, April 25 at 5 PM or Saturday, April 26 at 10 AM
Cost: $15 includes pattern

Supplies

1/2 yard 100% cotton fabric
1/2 yard Warm Tater Batting (only! must be 100% cotton)
100% cotton thread
Note: Fabric, thread and batting MUST be 100% cotton.
Serger*
Belt loop binding foot

*If you don’t own a serger but would like to take this class, please call to reserve one of the floor models. You can also choose to use your sewing machine instead, it will just take a bit more work and time to complete the project.

 

3 Times the Charm! Amanda

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This week we are making the “Amanda” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm!

Finished size is approximately 19 3/4″ x 19 3/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

 

Supply list:

1 Charm pack or 28 assorted 5″ squares
1/4 yard for binding
7/8 yards backing
28 x 28″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday April 26 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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Ellisimo Guide Class

Do you own a Baby Lock Ellisimo, Ellisimo Gold, or Ellisimo Gold II or a Brother version of one of these machines? Come have fun learning all the features and how to use the features and accessories.

Our next class will meet Friday, May 2 at 1 PM. Please bring your machine and any specific questions you’d like answered.

Cost: Free*

*If you purchased your machine from Sew Easy Sewing the class is FREE, it is part of our VIP commitment to you. If you purchased your machine before we opened or if you have the Brother version, you are still welcome to join us for a nominal $25 class fee. Please let us know in advance if you will be joining us so we can make sure we have enough space and supplies available. :)

Computer Commuter Bag

productimage-picture-computer-commuter-large-28_jpg_980x700_q85Computer Commuter is an upscale bag designed to carry your laptop computer.  It has an outside power plug pocket, an inside pen station, and a large folder for holding papers.  Select 3-4 fabrics for the perfect commuter bag.
The Computer Commuter holds laptops up to a 17.5 diagonal.
Bag Size: 15 1/2″ wide x 14″ tall x 2″ deep, flat size 17 1/2″ x 16″
Dates: Friday May 2 at 5 PM or Saturday May 31 at 10 AM
Cost: $20 includes pattern
Supply List: (will be updated soon)

The Coffee Club

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A Collection of Hot Pads and Coffee Mats for the Girls

Set an upscale look with trendy coffee cup shaped hot pads and cup mats. The hot pads contain heat repelling ‘Insul-Bright’ lining to protect both your hands as well as the counter or tabletop.

They’re fast, simple, and make great hostess gifts.

Dates: Saturday May 3 at 10 AM or Wednesday, May 14 at 2 PM
Cost: $25 includes pattern

Supplies: (I am assuming this list includes everything to make all items shown but the pattern does not explicitly state that it is inclusive)

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Walking foot
Basic sewing supplies
Insul-bright: 2/3 yard (22″ size)
Batting: 24″ square
Fusible webbing: 12″ square
Stabilizer: 12″ square (Pellon, Shape-flex, or something similar)
Fusible interfacing: 15″ square

Fabrics: (You can choose other colors. Just look at the image above to see where the listed colors will go and choose yours to fill in as desired)

Red: 1/3 yard
Black polka dot: 1 Fat Quarter (FQ)
White polka dot: 1 FQ
Black print: 1 FQ
White print: 1 FQ
Black solid: 2″ x 10″ scrap
Black/red print on Red cup: 3″ x 11″ scrap
1/2″ wide red piping: 16 inches
3/8″ wide red ribbon: 20 inches
3/8″ wide soft cotton welting (for handles): 30 inches

 

3 Times the Charm! Bertha

BerthaThis week we are making the “Bertha” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm!

Finished size is approximately 24 3/4″ x 27 3/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

 

Supply list:

1 Charm pack or 36 assorted 5″ squares
1/4 yard white or light for block centers & borders
1/4 yard binding
1 yard backing
33 x 36″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday May 3 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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Three Times the Charm! uses pre-cut charm packs of 5″ squares to make quick and easy little quilts for home decor and baby blankets. The seven quilt patterns were each sewn three times using different fabric collections, for a total of 21 quilts to help the quilter visualize her quilt in the charm pack she chooses. The piecing is fast and simple! Perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, and baby shower gifts! 7 projects for quilting: Amanda, Bertha, Charlotte, Dora, Emma, Fiona, and Greta.

Cutting Edge Jacket

Cutting-Edge-Jacket-sewing-pattern-Indygo-Junction-IJ977CR-frontThe Cutting Edge Jacket reveals a rough refinement with raw edged denim accented with contrasting linear stitching detail on facings. Facings are featured in cotton or cut from the wrong side of denim. Jacket can also be constructed from repurposed denim jeans. Two lengths include a cropped mid hip length and a lower hip length. Included is an optional single raw edged pocket embellished with decorative stitching. Closure is provided by a single, oversized snap at neck.

Sizes: S – XXL (Recycled version: Due to the constraints of the denim jeans only sizes S – L can be made from recycled materials unless jeans are pieced).

 

Dates: Wednesday, May 7 at 2 PM or Saturday May 24 at 10 AM
Cost: $30 includes pattern

Click to download the back cover with the fabric & notions requirements.

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Apple Cake – Layer Cake Quilt

applequilt1With the smell of my mothers apple cake wafting through your sewing room, use a Layer Cake or coordinating fat quarters for your apples, and you will be serving up this scrumptious wall-hanging in no time. Inside, you will find the recipe for both!

Includes instructions for 40″ x 40″ Wall-hanging and 10 1/2″ x 7″ Lunch Bag Bonus pattern.

Dates: Friday, May 16 at 5 PM or Wednesday, May 28 at 2 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

Fabric List:

Background fabric: 1 Yard
Apples: 7 different Fat Quarters OR 1 Layer Cake
Leaves: 1/4 yard
Corners: 1/4 yard
First border: 1/4 yard
Second border: 2/3 yard
Binding: 1/2 yard
Backing:1-1/2 yards
Batting: 48″ x 48″
Optional Rickrack: 4 yards

Supply List:

sewing machine
thread
basic sewing supplies
rotary cutter & mat

RECOMMENDED supplies for this project:

16″ square up ruler
6.5″ square up ruler
6″ x 12″ ruler
6″ x 24″ ruler
Stiletto (sewing tool, not the shoe)
Open toe foot
Mini Geese Ruler One
The Angler 2 OR Clearly Perfect Angles

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3 Times the Charm! Charlotte

charlotteThis week we are making the “Charlotte” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm!

Finished size is approximately 31 3/4″ x 31 3/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

 

Supply list:

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7/8 yard white or light for block & borders
3/8 yard binding
1-1/8 yard backing
40 x 40″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday May 17 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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Just Weave It Placemat

just-weave-itJust Weave It! is a great pattern designed to use 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips.  Add some blenders to the roll and make 4 beautiful and interesting placemats.

Templates have been provided for ’4′ seasons to give you the option of adding appliques to your placemats.

Placemat Size: 12″ x 18″

Dates: Friday, May 30 at 5 PM or Wednesday, June 25 at 2 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

Supply list for four matching placemats:

1 Jelly Roll
1/2 yard each of FOUR different blender fabrics (or a non-print jelly roll)
2/3 yard binding
7/8 yards backing
1-3/4 yards (20″ wide) fusible interfacing – medium weight
18″ x 24″ foam core board
Thread

Optional Fusible Applique (your pieces can be larger but should not be smaller than the listed sizes):

Fusible webbing 1/4 yard
Pumpkin: 6″ square orange scrap & 3″ square green scrap
Tree: 6″ square green scrap, plus a small brown scrap, and a small yellow scrap
Tulip: 5″ square scrap of light green, 4″ square of medium green; 3″ square color bottom tulip, 2″ square tip of tulip
Butterfly: (1) 8 x 4″ scrap, (2) 3″ square scraps, (2) 2″ square scraps, (2) 1.5″ square scraps, & (1) 4″ x 2″ scrap (body)

 

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3 Times the Charm! Dora

dora2 (1)This week we are making the “Dora” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm!

Finished size is approximately 30 1/2″ x 30 1/2″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

Date: Saturday May 31 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

 

 

Supply list:

1 Charm pack or 25 assorted 5″ squares
3/8 yard white/light fabric for blocks
1/2 yard for border
3/8 yard for binding
1-1/8 yards backing
38″ x 38″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

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Americana Kitchen

Add “just a little something” to decorate your home this 4th of July…or all year long! Easy to make!

Finished sizes: Table Runner: 12 x 36” and Tea Towel: 15 x 29”

Dates: Wednesday, June 4 at 2 PM or Saturday, June 7 at 10 AM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

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Fabric 1:    1/8 yard blue for flag & pinwheel
Fabric 2:    1/4 yard red for flag & pinwheel
Fabric 3:    1/4 yard white for flag & pinwheel
Fabric 4:    1/4 yard blue for large blocks & ruffle
Fabric 5:    1/8 yard inner border
Fabric 6:    1/3 yard outer border & ruffle
Fabric 7:    1/4 yard blue for binding
Fabric 8:    1/2 yard red, white, OR blue for backing

Tea Towel:    1/2 yard waffle cloth or a purchased tea towel

Flag Pillow

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Add “just a little something” to decorate your home this Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, & Veteran’s Day!

The over-sized flag pillow with its trendy piecing looks fantastic on a couch, bench, or bed. The coordinating “Freedom” pillow includes applique and hand-embroidery techniques.

Finished sizes:
Flag Pillow: 33 ½ x 21”
“Freedom” Pillow: 19 x 10 ½”

We will make the Flag Pillow in this class but you will also receive the instructions for the Freedom Pillow in the pattern.

Learn half-square triangles, chevron patterning, and 9 patch.

Dates: Friday, June 6 at 5 PM or
Saturday, June 14 at 10 AM

Cost: $20 includes pattern

Supplies:

  • 1/8 yard each of 4 different red fabrics
  • 3/8 yard white for stripes
  • 1/8 yard each of 2 different blue fabrics
  • 1/8 yard yellow fabric for inner border
  • 3/8 yard blue for outer border
  • 3/4 yard backing fabric
  • polyester stuffing
  • construction thread

Optional if you’d like a more quilted look:

  • 35″ x 23″ lightweight batting
  • quilting thread (red, white, and/or blue)

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3 Times the Charm! Emma

This week we are making the “Emma” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm! 

Finished size is approximately 34 1/4″ x 37 1/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

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1 Charm pack or 30 assorted 5″ squares
7/8 yard sashing & border
3/8 yard for binding
2  1/2 yards backing
42″ x 45″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday June 7 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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Three Times the Charm! uses pre-cut charm packs of 5″ squares to make quick and easy little quilts for home decor and baby blankets. The seven quilt patterns were each sewn three times using different fabric collections, for a total of 21 quilts to help the quilter visualize her quilt in the charm pack she chooses. The piecing is fast and simple! Perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, and baby shower gifts! 7 projects for quilting: Amanda, Bertha, Charlotte, Dora, Emma, Fiona, and Greta.

Travel Lite

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This three piece accessory set is just right for keeping your gear organized for travel. Please choose any ONE of the items to make during class. Should you so desire, you can make the others at home or schedule another class time to make them.

Dates: Wednesday June, 11 at 2 PM or Saturday, June, 28 at 2 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

Includes patterns for:

Insulated Flat Iron/Curling Iron Sleeve with an extra pocket on the back for your brush or comb. (Finished size: 13″x 5 1/2″);

Jewelry Pouch with lots of compartments and an earring page and ring pillow. (Finished Size, closed: 5 1/2″x 5 1/2″);

Emergency Kit that rolls up for pills, wipes, sewing kit, etc. (Finished size,closed: 4″x 6″)

Pattern includes instructions for using 1″ strips or fat quarters for covers.

Supply list:

Flat Iron/Curling Pouch

(28) 1 x 15″ strips (cover)
Fabric B cuff & lining: 1/4 yd
Fabric C ties & pocket: 1 Fat Quarter
Insul-brite: 1/4 yard
Fusible interfacing (medium weight): 1/4 yard

Jewelry Pouch

(16) 1 x 16.5″ strips (cover)
Fabric B lining & divided pocket: 1 Fat Quarter
Fabric C zipper pocket, earring page, ring pillow: 1 Fat Quarter
Cotton batting: 1 piece 8″ x 16.5″
Plastic Canvas: 1 piece 5″ x 3″
5/8″ Cording: 1 piece 5.5″ long
1/8″ Elastic Cord: 1 piece 2″ long
Zipper 7″
Velcro 1/2″ x 3/4″
(1) Decorative button at least 1″

Emergency Kit

(14) 1″ x 11″ strips (cover)
Fabric B cuffs, right pocket, pocket flap: 1 Fat Quarter
Fabric C lining, left pocket: 1 Fat Quarter
Cotton batting: 2 pieces (1) 17.5″ x 11″ & (1) 7″ x 17″
1/4″ Elastic: 1 piece 10″ long
3/4″ Wide Grosgrain ribbon: 1 yard

3 Times the Charm! Fiona

This week we are making the “Fiona” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm! 

Finished size is approximately 38 3/4″ x 42 3/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

5b8e8b2911d5c1b959975ffb7f031603Supply list:

1 Charm pack or 42 assorted 5″ squares
1/2 yard white/light for blocks
3/8 yard for inner border
1/4 yard for middle border
3/8 yard for outer border
3/8 yard for binding
2 7/8 yards backing
47″ x 51″ piece of batting
thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday June 14 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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So Woven (from Super Simple Quilts #2)

ct10636Create 9 different quilt options from one shopping list.  9 Super Simple quilt projects combine 3 incredible easy quilt designs with 3 vibrant fabric styles: New Retro, Batiks, and Plaids and Stripes. Simple projects are quick and easy for both beginners and experienced quilters.

This class will focus on the quilt shown on the top of the back cover. It is called “So Woven”

 

For a wall hanging or crib sized quilt you will need:

SoWovenFabric 1: 1 yard
Fabric 2: 1 yard
Fabric 3: .75 yard (3/4)
Fabric 4: .75 yard (3/4)

Scroll down for other size requirements.

Dates: June 18 at 2 PM or June 28 at 10 AM
Cost $20 includes book (if you already have the book, the cost will be deducted)

 

 

For a Twin you will need

Fabric 1: 2.25 yards
Fabric 2: 2.25 yards
Fabric 3: 1.5 yards
Fabric 4 : 1.625 yards (.625 = 5/8)

For a Queen you will need

Fabric 1: 3.125 yards (.125 = 1/8)
Fabric 2: 3 yards
Fabric 3: 2.25 yards
Fabric 4: 2.25 yards

You will also need a basic sewing kit, rotary cutter, mat, a sewing machine and thread.

3 Times The Charm! – Greta

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This week we are making the “Greta” mini quilt from the book 3 times the charm! 

Finished size is approximately 36 1/4″ x 36 1/4″. You can make multiple “mini” sections and combine them to create larger quilts.

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Supply list:

1 Charm pack or 36 assorted 5″ squares
1/2 yard for sashing & inner border
1/2 yard for outer border
3/8 yard for binding
2 1/2 yards backing
44 x 44″ piece of battinggreta2 thread
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine

Date: Saturday, June 21 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

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Three Times the Charm! uses pre-cut charm packs of 5″ squares to make quick and easy little quilts for home decor and baby blankets. The seven quilt patterns were each sewn three times using different fabric collections, for a total of 21 quilts to help the quilter visualize her quilt in the charm pack she chooses. The piecing is fast and simple! Perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, and baby shower gifts! 7 projects for quilting: Amanda, Bertha, Charlotte, Dora, Emma, Fiona, and Greta.

The “Martha” Quilt

Layer Cake or Fat Quarter Friendly
Finished size is approximately 67 x 80.5″

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Supply List:

  • 1 layer cake or 10 fat quarters (10-15 for a scrappier look)
  • 1 yard solid white (or solid “pop” color of your choice)
  • 1/2 yard inner border fabric
  • 1 1/4 yard outer border fabric
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • 4 yards backing (based on 42 -44″ wide fabric)
  • Basic sewing kit, rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine, thread

Dates: Friday, June 27 at 5 PM or Saturday, July 19 at 2 PM
Cost $20 includes pattern

Strip & Twist Table Topper

nzstw-w315Forget cutting, stitching, and pressing lots of half-square triangles to create complex quilt squares. Simply sew three strips together in a pleasing order (to form the strata), then align the markings on the Strip & Twist Template with the seams on the strata and cut blocks from the strata. You will be amazed at the design variations you can make by “twisting and turning” the blocks. These blocks are sewn together to create a square block. This technique and template help you create beautiful designs using 2-1/2″ strips that are so popular.

 

Supply List:

1 Jelly Roll (you can make 2 or three table toppers with one 42 strip Jelly Roll)
3/8 yard border fabric
1/4 yard binding fabric
7/8 yard backing fabric
7/8 yard batting

The Pattern Packet Includes:
Strip & Twist Template made of clear acrylic, Black markings on template, Seam allowances included, Size: 3-3/8″ x 6-1/4″

Instruction Book: Soft cover; 16 pages; color illustrations By Sewing With Nancy
Includes instructions to make a collection of block designs; mix and match the blocks to create a stunning project

Each block finishes to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″

Includes instructions for these block designs:
Trailing Star
Land of Lincoln
Four Birds & a Seed
Mosaic
Blockade
King’s Cross
Friendship
Additional instructions to make a table topper 28″ x 28″

Dates: Wednesday, June 25 at 2 PM or Saturday, July 12 at 10 AM
Cost $30 includes pattern book and template

Layer Cake Tumbler Quilt

quiltedpineappleMake a tumbler or “bucket” quilt with the 10″ template and a layer cake! The blocks go together  really fast and you can “trim” your outer tumblers for a cut edge or use the template to make 1/2 tumblers out of your border fabric for a zigzagged border.

Supply list: 

1 Layer cake (makes a large lap, 2 makes a queen)
1 Yard border fabric

Optional: 1/2 yard inner border fabric if you do a “cut” tumbler like the one in the main photo.

You will need approximately five yards of backing for the lap quilt, more if you choose to make a queen sized quilt.

Date: Wednesday, March 26 at 2 PM
Cost: $30 includes template

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Super Simple Quilts #1 – Marching in Line

This class will focus on the cover quilt called “Marching in Line”

Please use this chart to determine the fabric requirements based on the finished size you’d like to make*:

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*Please note we will focus on the wall/crib size in class but you can always add to it to enlarge it. You just cut and sew more rows.

^^^ You *could try* to use a jelly roll. Your finished blocks would be 5×5″ instead of 6×6″ so your overall quilt would be smaller or you could add blocks to make up the difference. It would save some cutting time and energy. ^^^

Dates: Friday, March 28 at 4 PM or Wednesday, April 9 at 2 PM

Cost: $20 includes book

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Have Three Times the Fun Making These Super-Easy Quilts

  • 3 quilts, each in 3 sizes, with 3 fabric styles to choose from – the hardest part is choosing which one to make first!
  • One supply list makes any of the quilts
  • Perfect first quilts for beginners – clear instructions and photos guide you from start to finish
  • Perfect fast quilts for experienced quilters – simple patterns go together in a snap for charity quilts or gifts

 

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Fundamentally Fun

214523-4-1Have you fallen in love with some fabrics that have over-sized prints and can’t quite figure out what to do with them? Show off their amazing good looks by using them to make this super easy table runner and place mat set. Both runner and mats use the large print on one side of a wavy off-center seam, separated by snappy bias binding and/or rick rack. Finished size of runner 16″x 42″ and mats 18.5″x 14″. Includes instructions, diagrams, photos, and paper patterns.

Dates: Saturday, March 29 at 2 PM or Friday, April 4 at 5 PM
Cost: $25 includes pattern

 

Supply List:

½ yd main print
¼ yard coordinating print
½ yd for binding/bias trim (I purchased 1 yd so I didn’t have so many seams in
the bias tape.
48” purchased trim if desired (must be on the bias or something flexible like rick
rack)
Backing 19” x finished length plus 2”
Batting 19” x finished length plus 2”
Freezer paper – a piece at least 42” long
Fabric glue OR Pins – Elmer’s washable glue stick, Glue Baste It or whatever brand you prefer OR Pins if you would rather pin than glue
Sewing machine ( in good working order)
Thread to match your bias fabric
Scissors for paper and scissors for fabric
Rotary cutter and mat
Straight ruler, at least 12” but can be longer
Basic sewing supplies

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Summer in the Park Quilt

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Learn about “tube quilting” and make a lovely quilt top with pre-cut jelly roll strips.

Date: Wednesday, Apri. 2 at 2 PM or Saturday, April 5 at 2 PM

Supplies:

1 Printed Jelly Roll (40 2.5″ strips)
1 Solid Jelly Roll (40 2.5″ strips)
Construction thread to match the solid jelly roll
Rotary cutter & Mat
A 12.5″ SQUARE see thru ruler w/ 45* line
Sewing machine
Basic sewing supplies

Optional:
2 yards Outer border and binding fabric
5/8 yard inner border (can match solid jelly roll but doesn’t have to)

Cost $20

25% discount on jelly rolls purchased in-store for this class.

To complete the quilt you will need a full-size 80/20 quilt batting and approximately 5.25 yards of backing.

Check out some other color options used for the Summer in the Park Quilt

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Embroidery Club April 2014

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FEATURING More projects, more techniques and more… FUN! You will receive the CD with ALL 3 Projects!

Dates: Friday, April 11 at 5:30 PM or Saturday, April 19 at 10 AM
Cost: $10

Potholder

Pot Holder

This pot holder project is created by embroidering 2 different designs. The first is the front of the pot holder and the second is the back. It’s fast and easy to stitch together and add binding. These fun pot holders will add a pop of embroidery to your kitchen! This design was taken from our “Seasonal Pot Holders” projects collection.

Quillow

Quillow
This tutorial will show you how to make a chic quillow that is stylish and functional! Use 9 quilt blocks to make a patchwork pillow then attach the pillow to a fleece blanket.  This unique project makes a pillow and quilt into one… a quillow. The designs allow you to create your own plaid
fabric with bold fabrics and colors! The project was taken from our “Mad About Plaid” projects collection.

SeedPacket

Seed Packet
We created a project that turns the seed pack design into free-standing embroidery. The design resembles an actual seed pack and can be placed on a stick to decorate plants or flowers. Adding the design to a flower or plant would make the perfect gift. Of course you could always embroider it on clothing, bags, place-mats or any other item and they would look equally as beautiful.

 

At the Anita Embroidery Workshop you will participate in a hands on embroidery team sewing environment. Hands on projects from the episode 2 can vary depending on the dealers choice of projects.

Attendee Packet

All new Workshop video format that is like a TV show that showcases techniques and segments with the project instructions. You will receive a Full color printed Newspaper with step-by-step tutorials, product ads and photos of samples from some of our collections to help inspire you.
Your Workshop packet is a beautifully designed envelope that contains the “Companion Newspaper” and “Design CD-ROM “ for each Workshop Episode.

Friendship Braid

1282b_11.63576Braid in a Day combines traditional designs and modern colors in this beautiful new pattern. Braids are easy as can be using pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips or cutting your own 2 1/2″ strips of fabric from your own stash. One Jelly Roll is enough to make the Braids for sizes ranging from Baby to Kings size quilts. Braid in a Day contains no “set-in seams” and allows you to sew your quilt right away! Each booklet contains yardage and cutting charts for all sizes, making this pattern ideal for all skill levels. An acrylic template is included that saves time and minimizes fabric waste. At a great price of $10, Braid in a Day is guaranteed to sew up beautifully and catch any quilter’s eye!

Dates: Saturday, April 12 at 2 PM or Wednesday, April 16 at 2 PM
Cost: $25 includes pattern with template

Supplies:

1  Jelly Roll (40 2.5″ strips)
Framing border yardage (1/3 baby; 1/2 lap; 2/3 twin; 1 yard queen, 1-1/4 king)
Lattice yardage (1/2 baby; 1-1/8 lap; 1-1/3 twin; 2-3/8 queen; 2-2/3 king)
First border yardage (5/8 baby; 1-1/4 lap; 3/4 twin; 7/8 queen; 1 king)
Second border yardage (0 baby; 0 lap; 1-7/8 twin; 1-1/2 queen; 1-3/4 king)
Third border yardage (0 baby; 0 lap; 0 twin; 2-1/3 queen; 2-1/2 king)
Binding yardage (1/2 baby; 5/8 lap; 3/4 twin; 1 queen; 1-1/8 king)
Backing yardage (1-1/2 baby; 3-1/4 lap; 6-1/4 twin; 9-1/2 queen; 10-1/4 king)
Batting (48 x 56″ baby; 61 x 80″ lap; 72 x 112″ twin; 108 x 122″ queen; 122 x 122″ king)
Optional Rickrack yardage (4 baby; 10 lap; 14 twin; 23 queen; 28 king)
Thread
Rotary cutter & Mat
Sewing machine
Basic sewing supplies

Recommended (on the pattern ) Supplies:
6″ x 12″ Ruler
6″ x 24″ Ruler
InvisiGrip
Stiletto
Shape Cut Pro (optional)
Braid in a Day Template (included)

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Serge-broidery Tote

tote1What is Serge~Broidery® you might ask? This is a technique, Susan (the author) has developed by using just the right combination of the Serger and the Embroidery machine to create beautiful works of art! We have the machines to create such lovely things, why not use them in tandem!

Dates: Saturday, April 19 at 2 PM or Wednesday, April 23 at 2 PM
Cost: $25 includes pattern

**Important** To create this bag you must have a serger that can do the following:

  • 2 needle coverstitch that works with a 5mm cording foot
  • chain stitch
  • 3 Thread Flatlock Seaming
  • 2 Needle coverstitch wide with belt loop binder attachment
  • 4 thread overlock

You also need an embroidery machine with a 4×4 or larger hoop

The Baby Lock Evolve, Evolution, and Ovation all meet the requirements.  If your serger or embroidery machine do not meet the requirements, please reserve your spot early and ask to use a floor model for those sections. We have a limited number available for use during class.

Supply List:

Serger: See the **Important** info abovetote3 Embroidery machine w/ 4×4 hoop and a way to transfer the design to your machine
Fabric A: Black 1/4 yard
Fabric B: medium print 1/3 yard
Fabric C: large print Fat Quarter or 1/3 yard
Fabric D: for applique & strip 1/8 yard (shown green in the photos)
Fabric E: clear vinyl Fat Quarter or 1/3 yard
Iron-on (fusible) batting: 1/2 yard
(1) Pearl or button for mannequin head
(1) 18″ or longer zipper (plastic teeth only)
(1) 3/4″ magnetic snap
(1) 6″ bamboo handle (with screwdriver)
(1) 8″ x 20″ Sticky Stabilizer
(1) 4″ x 10″ Medium weight tearaway stabilizer
(1) 5″ x 5″ clear wash away stabilizer
Double-sided sticky tape (Wonder Tape, Wash Away , etc)
Double-sided fusible adhesive tape (Steam A Seam, etc)

**Non directional fabrics are recommended**

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Included on this CD:

  • 15 page detailed e-book how to create this great sewing tote – print and read before beginning
  • 3 embroidery designs: Needle design, Mannequin applique, serger design.
  • Serger techniques include: zipper insertion with cording foot and 2 needle cover stitch narrow left, chain stitch, cover stitch with belt loop, 3 thread flatlock seaming, and MORE!

Scissor & Knife Sharpening Event

 

Jack the “Scissorman” is coming to sharpen all your knives and scissors! He will be in our store Saturday, February 15  from 10 AM until 3:30 PM.

If you will be out of town or unavailable, you can drop off your scissors and knives ahead of time and pick them up at your convenience.

The cost is just about $1 per inch of blade. Scissors would cost between $3 and $6, knives $2.50, etc. Pinking Shears are $6. He also sharpens rotary (not reel) lawn mower blades (must not be attached to the machine!), hedge trimmers, pruning shears, pruning nippers, hedge scissors (non-electric), etc.

Beauty and Barber shears cost a bit more because they require a diamond tip sharpener, they cost between $12 and $25.

Call 575.623.3774 or stop in at 324 N. Richardson for more information!

February Embroidery Club UPDATE!!

**Note the date change due to Valentine’s Day**

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UPDATE: We have an Anita Goodesign Workshop planned instead! Click to download the .pdf information sheet.

Add a simple, yet elegant touch to your home with embroidered artwork.

We will combine printable fabric with an embroidery design to create a work of art.

Bring a USB and your “sew and tell” items.  If you have a portable machine and would like to bring it, please do.

Dates:

Saturday, February 15th at 10 AM OR
Friday, February 21 at 5:30 PM

Cost: $10 includes design project CD with all three projects and resizeable files!

Supply lists:

Reverse Applique:

  • A t-shirt or similar shirt
  • a 7.5″ x 7.5″ piece of fabric to show through the shirt
  • two coordinating threads (or you can use ours)

Towel Topper:

  • Muslin 2 pieces 7.5″ x 7.5 “
  • Burlap 1 piece 7.5″ x 7.5″
  • 1/4″ elastic 7.5″ long
  • 1/2″ wide ribbon – 20″
  • Scraps for appliques: jar, lid, & label (felt works well for this but anything should be acceptable)
  • 7.5″ x 7.5″ square of stiffener (any type of stiffener like Timtex, Peltex, Shapeflex, etc)

Blackboard Bag: Due to the length of stitch time for the Blackboard Bag, we will do a demonstration for you but there isn’t time for everyone to sew a complete bag during class UNLESS you bring your OWN large hoop machine (you will need a hoop 6×9 or larger). If you can’t or would rather not bring your own machine, you can still complete this at home the designs and instructions are on the CD. I have one store machine available during class for this project b/c the other is already reserved. You may stay after or come in on another day to make one of the Blackboard project items if you do not have a machine with a large enough hoop.

  • 2 pre-cut felt sheets (5 for $1 at Hobby Lobby) or cut your own into the following pieces:
    • top 9″ x 1.5″
    • bottom 9″ x 6″
    • back 9″ x 7″
  • 1 – 9″ polyester zipper to match the thread (plastic teeth, not metal teeth)
  • thread in a highly contrasting color from your felt (you can use our thread if you like)

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Let it Snow – Part #3

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Filled with fun and whimsical touches, this wall hanging is sure to brighten your home this Winter! This is designed with easily assembled background blocks, simple applique, and dimensional details such as yo-yo snowman cheeks and mini marshmallows in the hot chocolate!

Finished size: 40 x 40″

This is part 3 of a five part series.  You will receive the instructions for each part on the day of that session and the complete packaged pattern at the last class.


Dates for part 3
:

Thursday, February 13 at 5 pm OR
Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm

Cost: $10 per session

Supplies for part 3:

Snowman Block Background: 1/4 yard each of 7 different fabrics (blues, grays, creams, & light greens)

Snowman Body:

  1. 1/3 yard white felt or white wool
  2. 1/3 yard cream muslin

Snowman Branches/Arms: 1/8 yd brown

Snowman Hat: 1/8 yard each of five different fabrics (pink, yellow, blues, green)

Snowman Nose: 3×4″ scrap of orange

Other items required for the project:

  • 1 1/2 yard fusible web
  • Black Embroidery floss (1 skein)
  • Buttons (2) 1/2″ black (eyes); (3) 1.5″ for snowman buttons
  • Snowflakes (scraps of felt left over from part 3)
  • Pom-pom for tip of hat – 4 yards pink yarn OR a large pom pom
  • “Marshmallows” 3 white pom poms
  • Mitten strings 1/2 yard mini green rickrack; 1/4 yard ribbon for bow

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Let it Snow – part #4

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Filled with fun and whimsical touches, this wall hanging is sure to brighten your home this Winter! This is designed with easily assembled background blocks, simple applique, and dimensional details such as yo-yo snowman cheeks and mini marshmallows in the hot chocolate!

Finished size: 40 x 40″

This is part 4 of a five part series.  You will receive the instructions for each part on the day of that session and the complete packaged pattern at the last class.


Dates for part 4
:

Thursday, February 20 at 5 pm OR
Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm

Cost: $10 per session

Supplies for part 4:

Snowball Blocks: 1/8 yard each of 4 different white fabrics

2.5″ Blocks: 1/8 yard each of 5 different black fabrics

Snowball Background: 1/8 yard solid black

Mittens Block Background: 1/4 yd (gray) OR 7″ x 10″ gray scrap

Mittens: Scrap fabric left from part 3 OR 4″ x 8″ pink scrap fabric

Other items required for the project:

  • 1 1/2 yard fusible web
  • Black Embroidery floss (1 skein)
  • Buttons (2) 1/2″ black (eyes); (3) 1.5″ for snowman buttons
  • Snowflakes (scraps of felt left over from part 3)
  • Pom-pom for tip of hat – 4 yards pink yarn OR a large pom pom
  • “Marshmallows” 3 white pom poms
  • Mitten strings 1/2 yard mini green rickrack; 1/4 yard ribbon for bow

Let it Snow – part #5

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Filled with fun and whimsical touches, this wall hanging is sure to brighten your home this Winter! This is designed with easily assembled background blocks, simple applique, and dimensional details such as yo-yo snowman cheeks and mini marshmallows in the hot chocolate!

Finished size: 40 x 40″

This is part 5 of a five part series.  You will receive the instructions for each part on the day of that session and the complete packaged pattern at the last class.

 


Dates for part 5
:

Thursday, February 27 at 5 pm OR
Saturday, March 01 at 1 pm

Cost: $10 per session

Supplies for part 5 - Borders, backing, & binding

Inner border: 1/4 yd pink

Outer border: 1/2 yd blue

Binding: 3/8 yard

Backing: 1 1/4 yard

Other items required for the project:

  • 1 1/2 yard fusible web
  • Black Embroidery floss (1 skein)
  • Buttons (2) 1/2″ black (eyes); (3) 1.5″ for snowman buttons
  • Snowflakes (scraps of felt left over from part 3)
  • Pom-pom for tip of hat – 4 yards pink yarn OR a large pom pom
  • “Marshmallows” 3 white pom poms
  • Mitten strings 1/2 yard mini green rickrack; 1/4 yard ribbon for bow

Embroidery Club – January 2014

We will be making a quick and easy project for Valentine’s Day – embroidered fabric candy wrappers. :) If we have time and supplies available we will also make Valentine’s Day goodie bags.

Dates:

Friday, January 10 at 5:30 PM – Krisann has to be at the Roswell Little Theatre for a rehearsal so Gail will be running the show. Lol, she doesn’t know this yet. ;)

Saturday, January 18 at 10 AM

Bring a flash drive and your “sew and tell” items. You may bring your machine if you’d like. We are running short on floor model embroidery machines at the moment (which is a great thing) and I’m not sure if the new ones will arrive in time.