Sew Easy Sewing Class Schedule Details

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The classes may not be listed in the correct order below. 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.

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.

Scissor & Knife Sharpening Event

 

Jack the “Scissorman” is coming to sharpen all your knives and scissors! He will be in our store Saturday, Feb 20  from 9 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 200 East College Blvd for more information!

Sweetheart Quilt Part 1

Date: Thursday, Jan 14 at 1 PM
Cost: $35 includes packaged pattern and heart stencil

Hearts Content

Finished quilt is approximately 45.5″ x 54.5″

Fabric Requirements:

Applique Hearts = (30)  10″ squares of medium to dark fabric*

Background2/3 yard of the main light color background AND
                             1/3 yard
each of six more light colors
OR                     (30)  10″ light colored layer cake squares (small print or no print)

Binding = 1/2 yard dark fabric
Backing = 3 yards

Thread for piecing
Thread for quilting (can be the same)
Marking tools
Rotary cutting system
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine in good working order

*We do have the layer cake shown for the applique on the pattern example here at the store! We do NOT have the same background fabrics as shown in the example.

Designer’s Gallery Creator Guide

This is Class ONE Wednesday edition

Dates: Wednesdays 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23

Time: 6 PM

Cost: $25 per class ($125 if you pay for all 6 classes in advance) or Free if you purchased the software from Sew Easy Sewing

In this 6 week section of classes we will teach you how to use Designer’s Gallery Creator. This intuitive and affordable digitizing software suite gives you the freedom to create embroidery, appliqué and cross-stitch designs by automatically converting your shapes into an embroidery machine format. Then, generate the stitch you want, or combination of desired stitches, for any and all parts of your design.

creatorClasses 1 & 2 cover Creator – Level 1

Creator – Level 1 transforms artwork and images into beautiful embroidery designs quickly and easily. All the essential tools you need to digitize designs for breathtaking embroidery can be found in one place. Designers Gallery Creator – Level 1 also includes seven stitch types, satin and motif outlines, and generates stitches automatically.

creator2

Classes 3 & 4 cover Creator – Level 2

Creator – Level 2 takes your custom embroidery to the next level. This digitizing software incorporates the essential tools of Creator – Level 1 along with advance features that open up new worlds of creativity. Expand your embroidery repertoire with custom satins, inclinations, contour stitching,                                                         embossed fills and more. Plus, Level 2 introduces Continuous View Mode to                                                   help you create with minimal disruption.

creator3Classes 5 & 6 cover Creator – Level 3 & EmbroideryWorks Everyday

Creator – Level 3 is the ultimate software for the adventurous embroiderer who wants the flexibility to explore everything that’s possible in digitizing. This software includes all the fundamental drawing, stitch and fill selection tools that come with Levels 1 and 2. Create shareable designs, merge images into one cohesive design with path tools or add embellishments such as                                                         image splicing. Other artistic tools include “inflate” features.

EmbroideryWorks Everyday – the most popular features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks. EmbroideryWorks Everyday comes with all of the essential editing tools you use daily. This also provides embroiderers with a toolbox filled with all the essential design editing functions needed to create beautiful embroidery.

Designer’s Gallery Creator Guide

This is Class ONE Saturday edition

Dates: Saturdays 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12, 3/26

Time: 4 PM

Cost: $25 per class ($125 if you pay for all 6 classes in advance) or Free if you purchased the software from Sew Easy Sewing

In this 6 week section of classes we will teach you how to use Designer’s Gallery Creator. This intuitive and affordable digitizing software suite gives you the freedom to create embroidery, appliqué and cross-stitch designs by automatically converting your shapes into an embroidery machine format. Then, generate the stitch you want, or combination of desired stitches, for any and all parts of your design.

creatorClasses 1 & 2 cover Creator – Level 1

Creator – Level 1 transforms artwork and images into beautiful embroidery designs quickly and easily. All the essential tools you need to digitize designs for breathtaking embroidery can be found in one place. Designers Gallery Creator – Level 1 also includes seven stitch types, satin and motif outlines, and generates stitches automatically.

creator2

Classes 3 & 4 cover Creator – Level 2

Creator – Level 2 takes your custom embroidery to the next level. This digitizing software incorporates the essential tools of Creator – Level 1 along with advance features that open up new worlds of creativity. Expand your embroidery repertoire with custom satins, inclinations, contour stitching,                                                         embossed fills and more. Plus, Level 2 introduces Continuous View Mode to                                                   help you create with minimal disruption.

creator3Classes 5 & 6 cover Creator – Level 3 & EmbroideryWorks Everyday

Creator – Level 3 is the ultimate software for the adventurous embroiderer who wants the flexibility to explore everything that’s possible in digitizing. This software includes all the fundamental drawing, stitch and fill selection tools that come with Levels 1 and 2. Create shareable designs, merge images into one cohesive design with path tools or add embellishments such as                                                         image splicing. Other artistic tools include “inflate” features.

EmbroideryWorks Everyday – the most popular features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks. EmbroideryWorks Everyday comes with all of the essential editing tools you use daily. This also provides embroiderers with a toolbox filled with all the essential design editing functions needed to create beautiful embroidery.

Red Fox Mini Quilt

pttwredfoxToni Whitney’s wonderfully realistic artwork has captured the wise, curious eyes of this red fox in expressive detail. Use fusible appliqué techniques to create this wall hanging sized wildlife block.

• Quilt Size: 22″ x 22″
• Quilt Project: Fusible-Applique
• Quilt Rating: Intermediate

Date: Wednesday, January 27
Time: 1 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $25 (includes pattern)

Fabric requirements include:

(8) assorted fabrics 13″ or less for fox;
6″ x 8″ plus 2 1/2″ WOF inner border;
8″ x 16″ plus 3″ x WOF middle border;
6″ x 6 1/2″ plus 15″ x WOF outer border and binding;
26″ x 27″ backing and batting;
1 yd Lite Steam-A-Seam 2.

Other supplies:

Thread for piecing
Thread for quilting (can be the same)
Marking tools
Rotary cutting mat
Rotary cutter
Basic sewing supplies (pins, scissors, seam ripper,etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

February Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued heart.

Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)

 

127468Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Dresden Clocks

Date: Friday, January 29 or January 30
Time: 29th 1 PM – 5 PM or 30th 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: $25 – (Includes booklet)

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Fabric Requirements:

3 Different colors – 12″ x 12″ squares of each
Background Fabric – 5/8 yd
Backing (muslin) – 24″ x 29″
Thin batting – 24″ x 29″
3/4″ Rick Rack – 1 yd
Fabric to match Rick Rack (modern only) – fat eighth

Supply List:

Clock Shaft (3/8″ face) and hands
16″ x 20″ Frame (make sure it is deep enough to accommodate clock mechanism)
Self-adhesive mounting board

Clover “Quick” Yo-Yo Maker – small (modern only)
OPTIONAL: Clearly Perfect Angles by New Leaf Stitches
OPTIONAL: 30 degree Triangle ruler

Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

 

Classmate Portable Sewing Notions Keeper

Lots of pockets – fill ’em, fold ’em, and go! 7″ x 12″ x 1″ closed 12″ x 21″ open. ATK164

Cost: $30 includes pattern & hardware

Wednesday, Feb 11 at 11:30 AM

Supply list:

Print: 1/2 yard medium, non-directional print fabric for outside and pocket trim
Lining: 1/2 yard small print, non-directional contrasting fabric for lining
Contrast: 1/2 yard bold, tone on tone, or tiny print contrasting fabric for binding and handle
2.33 yards fusible woven interfacing (like Shape-flex)
12″ x 21″ Soft and Stable from By Annie
1/4 yard clear vinyl
2 – 14″ zippers (will be inserted next to the medium print fabric)
Thread to match print and contrast fabrics
Chalk pencil, Frixion Pen, or other non-permanent marking tool

Tools Required:

Sewing machine in good working order
Walking Foot
Zipper Foot
Rotary cutter & mat
Basic Sewing Supplies: i.e. scissors, pins, etc.

OPTIONAL:
tissue paper
Clover Wonder Clips
1/4″ Stitch Witchery

March Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued birdhouse.

Date: Saturday, February 13 
Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)

SF48670Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Designer’s Gallery Creator Guide

This is Class TWO Wednesday edition (if you took Class ONE this is a repeat!)

Dates: Wednesdays 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27

Time: 6 PM

Cost: $25 per class ($125 if you pay for all 6 classes in advance) or Free if you purchased the software from Sew Easy Sewing

In this 6 week section of classes we will teach you how to use Designer’s Gallery Creator. This intuitive and affordable digitizing software suite gives you the freedom to create embroidery, appliqué and cross-stitch designs by automatically converting your shapes into an embroidery machine format. Then, generate the stitch you want, or combination of desired stitches, for any and all parts of your design.

creatorClasses 1 & 2 cover Creator – Level 1

Creator – Level 1 transforms artwork and images into beautiful embroidery designs quickly and easily. All the essential tools you need to digitize designs for breathtaking embroidery can be found in one place. Designers Gallery Creator – Level 1 also includes seven stitch types, satin and motif outlines, and generates stitches automatically.

creator2

Classes 3 & 4 cover Creator – Level 2

Creator – Level 2 takes your custom embroidery to the next level. This digitizing software incorporates the essential tools of Creator – Level 1 along with advance features that open up new worlds of creativity. Expand your embroidery repertoire with custom satins, inclinations, contour stitching,                                                         embossed fills and more. Plus, Level 2 introduces Continuous View Mode to                                                   help you create with minimal disruption.

creator3Classes 5 & 6 cover Creator – Level 3 & EmbroideryWorks Everyday

Creator – Level 3 is the ultimate software for the adventurous embroiderer who wants the flexibility to explore everything that’s possible in digitizing. This software includes all the fundamental drawing, stitch and fill selection tools that come with Levels 1 and 2. Create shareable designs, merge images into one cohesive design with path tools or add embellishments such as                                                         image splicing. Other artistic tools include “inflate” features.

EmbroideryWorks Everyday – the most popular features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks. EmbroideryWorks Everyday comes with all of the essential editing tools you use daily. This also provides embroiderers with a toolbox filled with all the essential design editing functions needed to create beautiful embroidery.

Designer’s Gallery Creator Guide

This is CLASS TWO Saturday edition (if you took class ONE this is a repeat!)

Dates: Saturdays 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 

Time: 4 PM

Cost: $25 per class ($125 if you pay for all 6 classes in advance) or Free if you purchased the software from Sew Easy Sewing

In this 6 week section of classes we will teach you how to use Designer’s Gallery Creator. This intuitive and affordable digitizing software suite gives you the freedom to create embroidery, appliqué and cross-stitch designs by automatically converting your shapes into an embroidery machine format. Then, generate the stitch you want, or combination of desired stitches, for any and all parts of your design.

creatorClasses 1 & 2 cover Creator – Level 1

Creator – Level 1 transforms artwork and images into beautiful embroidery designs quickly and easily. All the essential tools you need to digitize designs for breathtaking embroidery can be found in one place. Designers Gallery Creator – Level 1 also includes seven stitch types, satin and motif outlines, and generates stitches automatically.

creator2

Classes 3 & 4 cover Creator – Level 2

Creator – Level 2 takes your custom embroidery to the next level. This digitizing software incorporates the essential tools of Creator – Level 1 along with advance features that open up new worlds of creativity. Expand your embroidery repertoire with custom satins, inclinations, contour stitching,                                                         embossed fills and more. Plus, Level 2 introduces Continuous View Mode to                                                   help you create with minimal disruption.

creator3Classes 5 & 6 cover Creator – Level 3 & EmbroideryWorks Everyday

Creator – Level 3 is the ultimate software for the adventurous embroiderer who wants the flexibility to explore everything that’s possible in digitizing. This software includes all the fundamental drawing, stitch and fill selection tools that come with Levels 1 and 2. Create shareable designs, merge images into one cohesive design with path tools or add embellishments such as                                                         image splicing. Other artistic tools include “inflate” features.

EmbroideryWorks Everyday – the most popular features in embroidery software have come together in EmbroideryWorks. EmbroideryWorks Everyday comes with all of the essential editing tools you use daily. This also provides embroiderers with a toolbox filled with all the essential design editing functions needed to create beautiful embroidery.

Beginning Quilting with Margaret Tilley

Special guest instructor, Margaret Tilley, will teach you how to quilt.

Date: Saturdays, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM? (Check with instructor for questions about time)
Cost: $30 per class session – seating is limited to 10 Students so register early.

A VERY beginner quilting class. This is a four part class, every other Saturday for four sessions.

Beginning-Quilt-Class-JanFabric List:

To Be Updated

 

 

Supply List:
Book: Start Quilting w/ Alex Anderson
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

March Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued birdhouse.

Date: Thursday, February 25 
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)

SF48670Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Slanted Storage Bin

Date: Thursday, March 10
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern


slantedFabric List: 

28 Fabric strips 2 1/2″ wide x 42/44″  (sides)
1/2 yd (bottom) 
1/2 yd
 (binding)
fabric strip 2 1/2″ wide x 42/44″ (handles)
1 1/4 yd Fabric optional top
1 roll single side fusible foam 2 1/4″ x 20yd (sides)
1 yd double sided fusible stiff interfacing (bottom)
1 yd double sided fusible stiff interfacing (Optional top)
4 feet 1/2″ Plastic plumbing tubing (handles)

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Microtex 90/14 machine needles
Tracing paper
Turning tool
Invisible zipper foot
Thread to match
Fabric marker
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

On The Run Bag

We’re always on the run, from school to work, sports to dance class, meetings to coffee breaks. This bag will handle it all. Multiple pockets, scaled to the size you need, secured with a recessed zipper and a button closure to add a personal touch. A solid bottom that won’t say under all the pressure and feet to keep it classy while also keeping the bottom clean. Dress it up with fancy d-rings and one of a kind top stitching or keep it simple and functional.

Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

SDS151Fabric List: 
2/3 yd 44-45″ wide (home dec weight for the exterior bottom)
1/2 yd 44-45″ wide (cotton fabric for the exterior top) 
1 yd
 44-45″ wide (cotton fabric for the lining)
3/8 yd fusible fleece (exterior top)
5/8 yd mid to heavyweight fusible interfacing (exterior bottom/strap/tab closure)
1 yd lightweight fusible interfacing (pockets/zipper panel)
1 1/2 yd 1/4″ wide Steam-a-Seam or stitch witchery
2 – 1 1/2″ D-rings
1 Large button (1 1/2″ – 2″)
1 Set purse feet
14″ zipper 
4″ x 16″
foamboard
Ribbon crimp (optional zipper end treatment)

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Tracing paper
Turning tool
Invisible zipper foot
Thread to match
Fabric marker
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

 

Finished size is 4″ deep x 14″ wide x 12″ tall

April Block of the Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued bunny.

Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)


SF48671Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Tote It Screenplay VI

A quick and easy pattern for a sturdy, washable tote with supportive straps. Divisions create six outside pockets.

Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: Noon – 4 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

20in wide x 13in high earth- friendly tote. One piece easy-to-stitch top strip. Sturdy straps that run around the bottom for support & a wide opening for groceries. Vinyl mesh suggested

TI205Fabric List: 
Prewash fabric and belt materiel
1 Screen Cut 21″ x 32″
1/3 Yd
fabric for top strip
1 Package extra wide double fold bias tape for side seams. (color should match the screen)

3 1/2 Yd of 1″ belt material or 1/4yd fabric and TI205_41/4 Yd belt.
1 cardboard or form core bottom support 6″ x 13″ (cardboard corrugation should run lengthwise for strength)
1/8 Yd fabric for bottom support cover


For pocket fabric needed please see attached photo or call for questions.

Supply List:
Rotary cutter

Cutting mat
Thread to match the screen and top stitch thread of choice
Jean’s (sharp) #14 & #16 machine needles
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Large head sewing pins
White marking pencil for dark screen
Sewing machine in good working order

April Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued bunny.

Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)


SF48671Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

May Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued bouquet.

Date: Wednesday, April 13
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)


SF48672Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

May Block Of The Month

Create a darling wall hanging or quilt square using your scraps! This Shabby Fabrics Exclusive finishes to 12″ x 18″ and features pinwheels & an appliqued bouquet.

Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)


SF48672Fabric:
Scraps in various colors for appliqué and pinwheels
14″ x 14″ Background fabric
1 FQ Backing fabric
1/4 Yard binding and tabs
Fusible web (If planning fusible appliqué)
12″ Dowel or other display hanger

Finished size is approximately 12″ x 18″

Supply List:
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Wacky Web Topper

wackyweb2Teacher: JANICE SELF

This class is based on the YouTube tutorial “Spiderweb Quilt” by Missouri Star Quilt Company. The basic Wacky Web Quilt instructions are found in the BLOCK magazine by Missouri Star Quilt Company – Late Summer Vol 1, Issue 4, page 40. This class is a variation of the basic Wacky Web Quilt.

Skill level: Easy for a beginner

Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $30 (Janice is offering a $5 discount if you purchase the kit from Sew Easy Sewing)
Kit: $20 includes template, paper, & lapel stick

You will be able to finish a table topper which contains 4 blocks (approx. 24”x 24”) in class. ***

Supply List:

Fabric: 1 charm pack or scraps or 2 ½ “strips or 1 layer cake leftovers ** (DO NOT pre-cut pieces)
Background fabric – 1/3 yard (cut into 5”squares) or 1 solid charm pack ***
Border Fabric – 3/8 yd. for 2”finished border – regular or mitered. (Cut 4 – 2 ½” strips)

Cutting Mat at least 12”x 18”
Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade
Rulers: 4”x 14” recommended (but any size you have will work)
Thread (coordinating with fabric) and 2 bobbins ready to go
Pins, Scissors & other notions as needed
Sewing Machine in good working order
Travel (small) Iron & Ironing Mat (optional) you will be doing a lot of ironing on this one

Special Tools:

*Wacky Web Template }
*Wacky Web Triangle papers }
*Lapel It (fabric adhesive stick) }

*Sew Easy Sewing will have this 3 piece kit available at a special price. Individual pieces will also be available.

**Fabric Hints:
This would be a great use of themed fabrics (Christmas, Halloween, 1930’s reproductions, Winter, Party, etc.) or all different colors and even colors in different shades. I will have several different charm packs available at the class for purchase at $10.00 each.

***Background fabric: Solid will work best for the class. I suggest white, off white, cream or black. You can also use a fabric that reads solid from a small distance. NO PRINTS or obvious designs.
If you purchase yardage, please pre-cut into 5”squares. (1 yd. will make 56 squares depending on WOF)

Sew Easy Sewing will be happy to help you with your background fabric choice from their wonderful collection of fabrics.

**** We will be making 4 – 12”finished blocks. You can add more 12” blocks to make a table runner or a quilt. It will take 4 – 5” background fabric squares to make one block. For 4 blocks you will need 16 squares. Instructions for larger size quilts will be given in class.

Becca Bag

LGD136Handy bags for stow and go, stand open for easy access. Large Becca is pieced with a flange. Add easy grab tabs from leftover zipper bits. With Lazy Girl’s One-Zip technique, cut a zipper apart, take off the pull, then stitch one side of the zipper in straight and flat. To finish, bring the ends together and use Joan’s easy trick to put the zipper pull back on. For fun, swap zipper pulls and tape from the same manufacturer.

One-Zip works with polyester, all-purpose zippers by Atkinson Designs, Coats & Clark, Talon, YKK.

Does not work with invisible, metal, sport weight, or Sullivan brand zippers.

Date: Tuesday, January 12
Time: Noon – 3 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern

Supply List (makes both bags)

Three fat quarters (or three 1/4 yard cuts off the bolt)
Fusible fleece one fat quarter (or 1/4 yard by 45″)
14” zipper
22” zipper
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Small size: 6in x 4in x 1in.
Large size: 8in x 6in x 2 1/2in.

 

Rabbit Hole Runner

6744264Date: Wednesday, January 20
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes pattern)

 

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric 1 (light fabric) – (10) 2.5″ strips
Fabric 2 (dark fabric) – (10) 2.5 ” strips
Fabric 3 (border/binding) – (8) 2.5″ strips
Backing 1  2/3  (1.67) yd
Batting – 22″ x 58″

Finished size is approximately 18″ x 54″

Supply List:
6″ Square Up Ruler
6″ x 24″ Ruler
14″ Turnable Mat
2 1/2″ Strip Wonky Ruler
Rotary cutter
Thread
Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
Sewing machine in good working order

Quick Stocking

Picture-46Instructor: Janice Self
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 10:00 am to ?
(It’s a quickie but you can stay and make more if you want)

Cost only $10! EASY for a BEGINNER!

YOU WILL NEED the following: (per stocking)

Fabric: ½ to 1 yd Christmas fabric *
Lining fabric – ½ to 1 yd muslin **
Stocking Cuff Fabric – 8”x 16”rectangle – white or contrasting color to stocking ***
1 piece of batting measuring 18” x 20”

Plus these basic supplies:

Cutting Mat at least 12”x 18”
Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade
Rulers: 4”x 14” recommended (but any size you have will work)
Thread (coordinating with stocking fabric & cuff fabric) and 2 bobbins ready to go
Pins, Scissors & other notions as needed
Sewing Machine in good working order
PAPER Scissors (to cut out pattern)
Paper & pen or pencil to make notations for instructions

*Fabric Hints:

This would be a great use of themed fabrics (Christmas, Football, 1930’s reproductions, Winter, Party, etc.) Make a birthday stocking for a fun gift at any time. Make a Halloween stocking.
Try to use a non-directional material if possible. You will need at least 20” in the long direction if you get a directional fabric.

**You can use muslin or a plain white fabric

***Cuff fabric use white or decide if you want a color to coordinate with the body of the stocking. I will also show you how to make a personalized stocking with a name on the cuff.

Call Krisann 575.623.3774 or stop in to sign up, limited to 10 students!

Anita Goodesign Project

Transform your sewing room with Anita Goodesign’s Perfect Sewing Room projects.

Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $20

Make the sewing room project of your choice.

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Cost Includes:

80 Page Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room project book
Full color instructions for 7 projects
Design CD that contains 14 designs
Supply lists for each project
First Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room class

Each additional Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room Project class is $5.

Tuscany Tote

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 1 PM (repeat or finish)
Cost: $20 – (includes pattern)

tuscanytote Fabric: (FQ = Fat Quarter)

1/3yd – Fabric 1 – Bag top. small pocket (or 2 FQ)
1/2yd – Fabric 2 – Small accent band, lining, pocket lining (or 2 FQ)
1/3yd – Fabric 3 – Medium accent band, large pockets (or 2 FQ)
 1/3yd – Fabric 4 – Bag bottom, straps, pocket accent (or 2 FQ)

 

tuscanytote1Interfacing:
1/2yd – Pellon #987F Fusible Fleece
3/4yd – Pellon Decorbond #809 fusible
1/8yd – Pellon #71F Peltex single side fusible
Notions:
Jeans/Denim (90/14) machine needles

tuscanytote2Opional:

1 Magnetic purse snap

Fiji Tote

Come make this easy, fun to sew, and fat quarter friendly tote.

Dates:Thursday, December 3 –  1 PM to 5 PM

Cost: $20 (covers pattern, snacks, water, & electricity)

Finished measurements 16 1/2″ wide X 12 1/2″ tall X 4″ deep
Contains 6 pockets
Easy to sew NO Sag bottom
20″ Straps can be made any length

Supplies needed:


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1 FQ- Fabric 1- Center front/back panel (or 1/4 yd)
1 FQ- Fabric 2- Accent band, inside pockets (or 1/4 yd)
1 FQ- Fabric 3- Accent band, inside pockets (or 1/4 yd)
1 FQ- Fabric 4- Bag sides (or 1/4 yd)
1 FQ- Fabric 5- Straps, inside pocket accent (or 1/4 yd)
2 FQ- Fabric 6- Bag lining (or 1/2 yd)
Interfacing
1/2 yd- Pellon #987F Fusible Fleece
3/4 yd- Pellon Decorbond #809 fusible
1/8 yd- Pellon #71F Peltex single side fusible
Notions
Jeans/Denim ( 90/14) Machine needles

Optional 

1 Magnetic purse snap

Anita Goodesign Project

Transform your sewing room with Anita Goodesign’s Perfect Sewing Room projects.

Date: Thursday, December 10th & Saturday, December 12th
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $20

Make the sewing room project of your choice.

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Cost Includes:

80 Page Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room project book
Full color instructions for 7 projects
Design CD that contains 14 designs
Supply lists for each project
First Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room class

Each additional Anita Goodesign Perfect Sewing Room Project class is $5.

Beginning Free Motion Quilting w/ Margaret Tilley

Special guest instructor, Margaret Tilley, will teach you about free-motion quilting.

Date: Friday, August 7
Time: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM (one hour break for lunch)
Cost: $30seating is limited to 10 Students so register early.

Margaret will show you how to troubleshoot your tension, proper techniques, and basic designs. Each student will create his or her own stitch book!

Supply List:

1 yard of GOOD** muslin cut into 2 pieces 18″ x wof
1 piece of COTTON*** (or 80/20) batting 18″ x 44″
24 – 10″ squares of GOOD muslin
12 – 10″ squares of COTTON (or 80/20) batting
Quilt basting spray (505 or KK2000)
FINE tip Sharpie
Frixion pen
Dark and Light thread size 60 or finer (weight), silk or polyester work well
Sharp needles in size to match thread
Free motion foot for your sewing machine
Sewing machine in good working order
Extension table for your machine
Owners manual for your machine
Quilting gloves (Machingers, etc)
Optional: Telfon slider sheet for the bed of your machine (Supreme Slider, etc)

You will need feed dogs that drop or a cover for the feed dogs. Margaret suggests extra needles in case of breakage. Before class, wind 3 or 4 bobbins with the light thread.

**the “cheap” muslin will not work well and you will end up disappointed
***poly fluff batting is difficult to work with

Block Party & Meet and Greet with Judie!

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Join Sew Easy Sewing for a fabulous, fun, & FREE “Block Party” and meet ‘n greet with Krisann’s mom Judie! Monday, July 6th from 1 to 4 PM at 200 East College Blvd in Roswell.

Enjoy refreshments and fun while making quilt blocks to donate to Diana’s Golden Needle – quilts for teens aging out of the foster care system.

Bring your 2.5 inch strips (16″ or longer) and your sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine, we have a limited number available for use.

Call 575.623.3774 now to register for this free charitable event!

Embroidery Club – July 2015

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We have two Anita Goodesign workshops available for this quarter! We have the “Stitchin’ in the Kitchen” and “Holiday Extravaganza“. As always, you receive all the designs and the booklet at the first event. The cost for each packet is $20. Choose one or both. Then each time you attend another class for these projects, the cost is only $5. Attend as many or as few as you’d like.

For July we will be making the 3D Free Standing Angels and/or the Coupon/Letter Holder. The Block of the Month (BOM) project will be the Casserole Carrier or the Tissue Box CoverHE-Workshop_page_05

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Embroidery Club Dates:

Friday, July 10 at 1 PM OR 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 18 at 10 AM

BOM Dates:

Thursday, July 9 at 11 AM or 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 11 at 1 PM
Saturday, July 18 at 1PM

Mini Sewing Retreat!

Join us for a fun mini sewing retreat. We will be making the BQ Quilt from Maple Island Quilts. These blocks are really quick and easy to make and Janice always has fabulous short cuts and helpful tips.

Skill Level: Easy for a beginner, can be made challenging for an advanced quilter by using a directional print.

There will be refreshments and door prizes! Call 575.623.3774 or stop in to Sew Easy Sewing to register and to pick up your supply list and pre-class instructions.

Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Cost: $20 plus you must have or purchase the BQ Pattern, no photocopies!
Teacher: Janice Self

We will be doing at least 4 –  18″ blocks in the class so purchase enough fabric to do at least four blocks, more if you want a larger quilt.

REQUIREMENTS:

BQ Quilt pattern from Maple Island Prints (available at Sew Easy Sewing)
Fabric: Large print for “A”  but not a directional print, fabrics “D” & “L” should be coordinating fabrics or use colors pulled from the “A” fabric. Be sure that these two fabrics are not “busy” prints. They should be solid or appear solid from a distance. (See the photos for examples of things that work well.) For fabric amounts, check your BQ pattern cover.
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Rulers (12.5″ square is helpful, 6.5″ is also helpful)
Thread
Pins, Scissors, & other notions
Sewing Machine in good working order

Pre-cut fabric instructions for FOUR BLOCKS (follow the pattern instructions for the number of blocks you are making):

A – at least 4 – 12.5″ x 12.5″ squares
D – at least 6 – 2.5″ strips; subcut 1 of these into 4 – 6.5″ sections
L – at least 2 – 2.5″ strips and at least 3 – 4.5″ strips

STOP!! Wait for further instructions. 

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Kids’ Clubhouse Summer Camp Week 1

Pillow-Pizazz-poster-with-priceWe will be making these five projects during Kid’s Camp week 1:

Chevron Pillow
Ruffled Up Pillow
Love My Pocket Pillow
Initially Yours Pillow
Shabby Chic Ruffled Pillow

The actual fabric will not be the fabric shown in the project photo to the left; instead it will include the fabrics shown in separate photos below. All fabric and notions will be supplied for each project.

Class is limited to 5 students, ages 9 and up. 

Cost: $179 – includes more than $100 worth of fabric, notions, & supplies, 15 hours of instruction, and 15 hours of classroom machine use if the student does not have their own machine. A second and each subsequent child from the same family will receive a 20% discount.

Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks! One week $179, two weeks $279, all three weeks $349.

We have combo deals on sewing machines as well! Get the Baby Lock Rachel, regularly $799, plus one week of Summer Camp for only $499. Other Summer Camp specials are available. Stop in today for more information.

Dates:

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

OR 

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17 from 3 PM – 6 PM

Each student must bring a basic sewing kit including scissors, pins, point turner, tape measure, pin cushion, seam ripper, thimble, rotary cutter, cutting mat.

Call 575.623.3774 or stop in to Sew Easy Sewing, 200 East College Blvd in Roswell to register today!

 

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