Guide Classes – Redesigned

We are updating the way we provide our guide classes to make it easier for everyone to know when to expect a class. :)

Beginning in July 2014, we will provide specific group guide classes once per month for each type of machine. Scheduled guide classes will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 AM. If these days won’t work for you, please call and let me know. We may be able to rearrange the classes or set up a second session for some machines. Individual instruction is still available by phone or in-store appointment anytime.

Tuesdays at 11 AM:

2nd Tuesday = Crescendo, Aria
3rd Tuesday = Spirit, Journey, Unity
4th Tuesday = Sofia 2, Ellure, Ellure Plus

Fridays at 11 AM:

1st Friday = Anna, Molly, Grace, Rachel, Tempo, Melody, Elizabeth
2nd Friday = Imagine, Enlighten, Evolution, Ovation (Sergers)
3rd Friday = Ellisimo
4th Friday = Tiara,  Jewel

NEW Evening Classes!

1st Thursday = Sofia 2, Ellure, Ellure Plus
2nd Thursday = Destiny coming soon!

If you have a machine that is not listed, please call 575.623.3774 to see which day would be best for the type of machine you own. If you have a brand other than Baby Lock we may be able to get you into a class for a similar Baby Lock machine or we can schedule you for individual instruction.

If you plan to attend one of the guide classes, please call the store and reserve a spot. If no one reserves a spot in advance the class will be cancelled. Remember to bring your machine, manual, and supplies for each class. If you need assistance getting your machine into the store please let us know, we are happy to help.

 

Sew Easy Sewing Class Schedule Details

**UPDATE 6/27/14** – The Classes and Events Calendar has the most current information, classes through the beginning of November are now listed. I am creating posts with class details as fast as I can so keep checking back if you don’t yet see the details for the class you want.


The classes are not 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.

Spooky Fun

Event ImageDates: Saturday, October 11 at 1 PM

Cost: $20 includes pattern only you provide fabric & batting

OR

Wall quilt kit: $80 includes 8 yards fabric and pattern, you provide batting

1 Placemat kit: $35 includes 2 yards fabric and pattern, you provide batting


Supplies for wall quilt:

Fabric A: 2 & 1/8 yards (beige)
+2 & 1/2 yards (backing)
Fabric B: 1 & 1/2 yards (black)
Fabric C: 1/4 yard (yellow)
Fabric D: 1/2 yard (orange)
Fabric E: 2/3 yard (green)
Batting: Lap size or 60″ x 60″ Warm & Natural

Supplies for 1 (one) Pumpkin Placemat:

Fabric A: 3/8 yard (beige)
+1/2 yard (backing)
Fabric B: 3/8 yard (black)
Fabric C: none
Fabric D: Fat quarter (orange)
Fabric E: 1/4 yard (green)
Batting: 20″ x 12″

Supplies for 1 (one) Witch Placemat:

Fabric A: 1/2 yard (beige)
+1/2 yard (backing)
Fabric B: Fat quarter (black)
Fabric C: 1/8 yard or scraps (yellow)
Fabric D: 1/8 yard or scraps (orange)
Fabric E: 1/3 yard (green)
Batting: 20″ x 12″

 

Owlettes

Event ImageDates: Wednesday, October 8 at 1 PM or Friday, October 17 at 4 PM

Cost: $20

Supplies:

Fabric A: 1/2 yard (royal blue pictured)
Fabric B: Fat eight (ruby red pictured)
Fabric C: 2/3 yard (black star background pictured)
Fabric D: Fat quarter (soft grey pictured)
Fabric E: Fat quarter (taupe pictured)
Fabric F: 1/4 yard (green pictured)
Fabric G: 1/4 yard (brown pictured)
Fabric H: Fat eight (orange pictured)

* Fabric A: 1 yard – if making four panels
** Fabric A: 1/2 yard – if making ONE pillow cover

OTHER Supplies:

6 sheets 8.5 x 11 fusible web for 4 Owlettes
* 20″ square Batting per panel (not needed for pillow)
** 1/2 yard fabric for each pillow form you wish to make
** 2 lb bag of Polyester Fiberfill for inserts

* is for panels
** is for pillows

Embroidery Club – October 2014

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season_1_episode_8_emailDates: Friday, October 10 at 5:30 PM or
Saturday, October 18 at 10 AM

Cost: $10

This month you can get SIX projects! You can choose the October packet which has the Butterflies & Flowers or the September packet which has the Halloween designs or get both packets for $20.

To make the Paper Pieced Blocks (butterflies) you will need the following:

Hoop Requirements-
• AA size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 9.04” x 9.03”
• A size – need a hoop large enough to embroider 7.73” x 7.72”
• B size – need a hoop large enough to embroider 6.72” x 6.72”
• C size – need a hoop large enough to embroider 5.79” x 5.78”
• D size – need a hoop large enough to embroider 4.75” x 4.74”

Materials-
• No Show Mesh Stabilizer
• Base fabric – cut 1” larger than design measurement
• Fabric 1 – cut 2 pieces 4” x 4”
• Fabric 2 – cut 4 pieces 4” x 4”
• Fabric 3 – cut 4 pieces 4” x 4”
• Fabric 4 – cut 2 pieces 4” x 4”
• Fabric 5 – cut 1 piece 4” x 4”
• Fabric 6 – cut 1 piece 4”x 4”
* Use scrap pieces of fabric to get the most out of your leftovers!

To make the Confetti Blocks (Flowers) you will need the following:

Hoop Requirements-
• AA size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 9.04” x 9.03”
• A size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 7.73” x 7.72”
• B size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 6.72” x 6.72”
• C size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 5.79” x 5.78”
• D size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 4.75” x 4.74”

Materials-
• No Show Mesh Stabilizer
• Base fabric – Cut 1” larger than embroidery design
• Appliqué 1 – cut 2 pieces 6” x 6”
• Appliqué 2 – cut 2 pieces 3 ½” x 6”
• Tulle 1 – cut 2 pieces 3 ½” x 6”
• Tulle 2 – cut 2 pieces 3 ½” x 6”
• Ribbon, fabric, thread – cut into pieces to create confetti

To make the Mitered Corners you will need the following:

Hoop Requirements-
• AA size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 11.24” by 2.25”
• A size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 9.61” x 1.92”
• B size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 8.36” x 1.67”
• C size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 7.19” x 1.44”
• D size- need a hoop large enough to embroider 5.89” x 1.18

Materials –
• No Show Mesh Stabilizer – to fit hoop
• Base fabric – Cut base fabric 1” larger than design measurement (below)
* You will use 4 pieces for design 1 and 4 pieces for design 2

Design – 1AA Stitches – 2711 Size – 11.24” w x 2.25” h
Design – 1A Stitches – 2357 Size – 9.61” w x 1.92” h
Design – 1B Stitches – 1831 Size – 7.19” w x 1.44” h
Design – 1C Stitches – 1831 Size – 7.19” w x 1.44” h
Design – 1D Stitches – 1521 Size – 5.89” w x 1.18” h

Design – 2AA Stitches – 2701 Size – 11.24” w x 2.25” h
Design – 2A Stitches – 2360 Size – 9.61” w 1.92” h
Design – 2B Stitches – 2086 Size – 8.36” w x 1.67” h
Design – 2C Stitches – 1822 Size – 7.19” w x 1.44” h
Design – 2D Stitches – 1520 Size – 5.89” w x 1.18” h

To make the Spooky Faces Halloween Towel you will need the following:

• Hoop Size-
5” x 5” or larger for D size
6” x 6” or larger for C size
7” x 7” or larger for B size
8” x 8” or larger for A size

Materials –
• Tearaway Stabilizer – to fit hoop
• Hand Towel – 16” x 30”
• Black or Yellow Applique – 7” x 7”
• Topping – water soluble or heat away

To make the Vintage Halloween Bag you will need the following:

• Hoop size:
6” x 10” or larger for C size
7” x 11” or larger for B size
8” x 12” or larger for A size

Materials –
• 2 pieces of Tearaway – to fit hoop
• Burlap fabric cut 2 – 9” x 14”
• Linen fabric cut 1 – 6.5” x 10”
• 30” twine or ribbon

To make the Halloween Tissue Cover you will need the following:

• Hoop size: 5” x 7”

Materials –
• 5 pieces of No Show Mesh – to fit hoop
• Orange fabric – five 6” x 6” pieces
• Black applique – 5” x 5”
• Warm & Natural batting – five 6” x 6” pieces
• 1 square box of tissues

Sandstone Quilt w/ Turning Leaves Fabric Kit

Event ImageWe will have kits for the throw sized quilt made from Moda’s Turning Leaves fabric collection available for this class or you can use the fabric requirements below to create your own.

Date: October 25 at 11 AM
Cost: $150 includes the pattern, all fabric, Hobbs 80/20 batting, binding and backing for the “Throw” sized quilt shown below. Add $100 if you’d like to make the Queen size instead.

If you wish to provide your own fabric and batting the cost of the class is $25 and includes the pattern.

You must pre-register and pay for this class as we will have a limited number of kits available and need to make sure we have the proper number cut and ready. Call Krisann at 575.623.3774 or stop by the store to sign up.

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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.

This class meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 11 AM. 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. :)

Serger Guide Class

Event ImageDo 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.

This class meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 11 AM. If there is something 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 own a different Baby Lock model we can schedule individual instruction to help you learn about your machine. Those lessons are free but must be scheduled individually.

If you own a brand of serger other than Baby Lock we can also schedule individual lessons. Just give us a call for more information.

*If you purchased your machine from Sew Easy Sewing the class is FREE, it is part of our VIP commitment to you. There is a nominal $25 fee for an hour to an hour and a half lesson on machines purchased elsewhere.

Apple Cake – Layer Cake Quilt

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

Dates: Saturday, November 1 at 1 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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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: Saturday, November 8 at 10 AM
Cost: $30 includes pattern

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

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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, November 19 at 1 PM
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: Saturday, June 28 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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Kid’s Clubhouse Summer Camp

Event ImageWe will be making these projects during Kid’s Camp week. The actual fabric will NOT be the fabric shown in the project photos below; it will include the red, black, & white 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: $149 – includes $120 worth of fabric and notions, 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.

Dates:

Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, Aug 2 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

OR 

Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, Aug 2 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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We are officially re-opened for business!

We will re-open for regular business hours as of Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The new location is 200 East College Blvd. We are on the corner of College and Virginia, across the street from the UPS Store and Farm Bureau Financial Services.

All classes are still suspended until we can finish getting the new store squared away and get the old store completely cleaned out. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this move. The new store is so much larger and brighter, it is definitely worth the work and the wait.

Stop in and see us when you can! :)

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, July 9 at 1 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:

For all items

  • Basic sewing kit
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Thread

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

Embroidery Club – July 2014

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

Anita Goodesign workshop – Christmas in July

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Embroidered Christmas Card
Anyone can purchase a Christmas card, but very few of us can actually create an embroidered one! If you have never embroidered on paper before this is a great way to start. Once the card is embroidered you can further embellish your card by using scrapbook techniques. Add stickers, lettering, decorative paper or even stamps to enhance the design and create a unique card anyone would cherish.

Materials List
• Hoop size: 5 x 7
• Tearaway stabilizer
• 5” x 7” Blank card
• White and Red felt for appliques
• Decorative paper, stickers or other embellishments
3” fabric for handles
• 1.2” button

Details:
Design – EMBCC1
Size – 4.8” wide x 6.7” high
Stitches – 6241

Steps & Colors
1. Placement stitch – card
2. Background tacking stitches – match card
3. Red – border stitches
4. Gray – lights
5. Applique placement stitch – bear head
6. Applique tacking stitch – bear head
7. Silver metallic – bear head outline
8. Applique placement stitch – scarf
9. Applique tacking stitch – scarf
10. Green – stripes on scarf
11. Green – scarf outline
12. Applique placement stitch – bear body
13. Applique tacking stitch – bear body
14. Silver metallic – bear outline
15. Applique placement stitch – scarf
16. Applique tacking stitch – scarf
17. Green – stripes on scarf
18. Green – scarf outline
19. Black – bear face

Holiday Felt Gift Tag
This gift tag is a fast and easy in the hoop project; which means no additional sewing! Felt is a great material that does not fray, comes in lots of colors and it easy to find in any craft store. These tags are the perfect addition to any holiday gift!

Materials List
• Hoop size: 5 x 7
• Tearaway stabilizer
• Felt cut two – 4” x 6”
• 8” of ¼” ribbon

Details:
Design – WSFTAG
Size – 4.7” wide x 2.6” high
Stitches – 9494

Steps & Colors
1.  Applique marking stitch – front fabric
2.  Applique tacking stitch – front fabric
3.  Match felt – stipple
4.  Gold metallic – holiday & accents
5.  White – cheer
6.  Silver metallic – holly
7.  Gold metallic – veins
8.  White – berries
9. White – applique tacking stitch for back fabric & outline

Hand Stitched Christmas Napkin Corner
If you have always been intimidated by napkin corners because of placement, fear no more! This project demonstrates how easy it is to embroider on a napkin without any fancy hooping or stabilizer tricks. This beautiful handstitched design looks like it was created using embroidery floss instead of thread, but uses regular embroidery thread and 5-7 ply stitches as fill stitches and outlines. The end result is striking napkin corner created fast and easy.

Materials List
• 6 x 10 for A size
• 5 x 7 for B size
• Water soluble stabilizer
• Napkin

Details
Design – CMNAP1A
Stitches – 9522

Size – 5.7” wide x 5.7” high
Design – CMNAP1B

Stitches – 8062
Size – 4.7” wide x 4.7” high

Steps & Colors
1. Corner stitch – match fabric
2. Basting stitch – match fabric
3. Dark green – leaves
4. Light green – leaves
5. Medium green – holly
6. Dark green – holly outline
7. Medium green – holly outline
8. Red – berries
9. Dark red – berries

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.

Braid in a Day

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, July 12 at 11 AM or Friday, July 25 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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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 July 18 at 2 PM
Cost: $20 includes pattern
Supply List:
  • Fabric 1: 2/3 yard – main body & outside power plug pocket
  • Fabric 2: 1/3 yard – bottom accent & plug flap
  • Fabric 3: 1 yard – handles & lining
  • Fabric 4: 1/3 yard – inside folder
  • Heavyweight fusible interfacing: 1 yard (Decor Bond 809 or similar)
  • Fusible fleece: 3/4 yard (Pelon 987FP) or similar
  • Sew on Velcro: 5″
  • Decorative button
  • Basic sewing kit,
  • Rotary cutter & mat,
  • Sewing machine in good working order,
  • Thread

The “Martha” Quilt

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

Dates: Saturday, July 19 at 2 PM
Cost $20 includes pattern

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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 in good working order,
  • Thread

 

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: Wednesday, July 23 at 1 PM or Saturday, July 26 at 10 AM
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
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • 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! 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:

1 Charm pack or 36 assorted 5″ squaresDSCN0997[1]
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, July 26 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

5276_fc__04692.1335419852.1280.1280Three 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.

Embroidery Club – August 2014

Dates: Friday, August 8 at 5:30 PM or Saturday, August 16 at 10 AM

Cost: $10

Project: Anita Goodesign Workshop

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Block Into Bag: 

Materials List

• 5” x 7” for D size – resizeable but will result in a smaller bag

• No Show Mesh Stabilizer
• Warm & Natural batting: 9” x 9”
• Base Fabric: 9” x 9”
• Fabric: 2” x 9” and 9” x 10”
• Lining Fabric: 2” x 9”, 9” x 9” and 9” x 10”
• 9” polyester zipper

 

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Materials List

NOTE: Hoop sizes:
• 8” x 12” for A Size
• 6 x 10 for C Size
• 7” x 11” for B Size

• No Show Mesh Stabilizer
• Warm & Natural batting: 9” x 13”
• 4 stripes 3” x 7”
• 3 stripes 3” x 9”
• 2 pocket pieces: 9” x 5”
• 2 pocket pieces: 9” x 9”
• Back fabric: 9” x 13”
• Felt: 7” x 10”

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Materials List

NOTE: Hoop size: 7” x 8” for design – cannot be resized and still work

• No Show Mesh Stabilizer
• Warm & Natural batting: 8” x 8”
• Base fabric: 8” x 8”
• Second fabric: 8” x 8”
• Pocket fabric: two cut 6” x 8”
• Lining Fabric: 8” x 8”
• 9” polyester zipper

Snow Daze

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Please note the date change! The fabric won’t be available until mid August so we moved the class to September to make sure it is here and put into kits. :)

Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 10 AM

Cost: $100 includes kit with all fabrics to make the blue version, backing of your choice, a twin size Hobbs 80/20 package of batting, and thread to put it together.

Supplies:

  • Basic sewing kit
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Sewing machine in good working order

Finished quilt size is approximately 48.5″ x 64.5″

 

Serge-broidery Victorian Notebook Cover

Event ImageUse Serge-Broidery to create this wonderful notepad cover. What is Serge-Broidery? It’s just the right combination of the Serger and the Embroidery machine used to create a beautiful work of art.

Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 1 PM

Cost: $25 includes CD with pattern and 2 embroidery designs.

IMPORTANT: You must have the following items to make this project:

  • A serger that can do a 4 thread overlock
  • A serger that can do a coverstitch and have a 3/4″ belt loop binder or a three needle Narrow Hem
  • A ruffling foot
  • An embroidery machine with a 4×4 or hoop

If you don’t own one of these, please let me know. We can loan you one of ours during the class. We have a limited number of machines available so reservations are highly recommended.

Supplies:

Non-directional prints recommended

  • Fabric A (Flowers): 1/4 yd
  • Fabric B (Green): 1/4 yd
  • Fabric C (Cream) 1/3 yd
  • Fusible interfacing: 1/4 yd
  • Lace (peach): 12″ 1.25″ wide flat scallop edge
  • (1 ) 8 x 12″ tear-away stabilizer
  • (1) 4×4″ Fusible web (steam a seam 2 or similar)
  • (1) Composition book 9 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ – the entire project is based on one this standard size
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Thread to match (minimum 4 spools for the serger; and 5-6 colors for the embroidery design)

 

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, August 16 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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5276_fc__04692.1335419852.1280.1280Three 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.

Beginning Free-Motion Quilting w/ Margaret Tilley

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

Date: Friday, August 22
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM (one hour break for lunch)

Cost: $30 – seating 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

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, August 23 at 2 PM Postponed, new date in November will be posted soon.
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.

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, September 6 at 2 PM
Cost:  $20 (if you already have the book the cost is only $10)

5276_fc__04692.1335419852.1280.1280Three 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.

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: Friday, September 12 at 2 PM
Cost $30 includes pattern book and template