Classes

Class Policy: You must register and pay for all classes in advance. Mail a check, pay in the shop, or we can take your payment by phone. If for any reason you cannot attend, we will gladly refund half the class fee or apply the full amount to a future class.  Pre-cut kits are nonrefundable.

For ALL Classes:  Unless a class is designed  specifically for hand work, you should bring your regular sewing supplies:  Sewing machine and manual, 1/4" foot, thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, pins.

TIP: Always bring your sewing machine manual to class!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. June 3, 10am-11am
Sat. July 1, 10am-11am
Sat. Aug. 5, 10am-11am
Sat. Sept. 2, 10am-11am
Sat. Oct. 7, 10am-11am
Sat. Nov. 4, 10am-11am
Sat. Dec. 2, 10am-11am

Join us the first Saturday of every month for Saturday Sampler. We'll have snacks and fun! Bring your Show & Tell items and get an extra door prize for every item you bring. If you're participating in our Lucky Seven BOM, you must be present at 10am and bring your previous months finished block in order to receive your next free block . Those not attending on time will be charged $7 for their next block.

 
 
Fabric Dance $25
Fri. May 19, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Jeanie Gardner

This complicated looking quilt is easier to construct than you think. You'll learn how to organize your fabric and assemble the quilt using an easy to understand method. The pattern requires only 5 different fabrics and can be made in 5 different sizes.  Decide on your size before purchasing fabric. Please read the pattern thoroughly. Pay close attention to the cutting instructions and PRECUT your fabric according to the instructions before class. We want to get as much accomplished in class as possible, so pre-cutting is very important! Label and number your cut fabric and put each group in plastic bags. When making this quilt it is important to keep your fabric groups organized.

Supply list:
Pattern $9
Sewing machine and manual
1/4" foot for machine
Neutral color 50wt cotton thread
80/12 sharp needles
Glass head pins
Seam ripper
45mm rotary cutter
6"x24" ruler
Fabric scissors
#2 lead pencil
Thin lead white chalk pencil

*Important: Bring a black & white photocopy of the entire pattern to use during class. You'll be making marks and notations on this copy. Cut a 1" square of each of your fabrics. Tape each square to card stock & label each, i.e., #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5.  This reference will be invaluable when assembling the quilt.

 
Free Motion Quilting $25
Sat. May 20, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

In this class we'll have demonstrations and practice time so you can get the feel of 'hand quilting' with an electric needle!

Supply list:
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine, with a 1/4 inch foot (if you have one)
Thread & scissors
Open toe darning foot
Regular cotton sewing thread
#12 needles
5 14"x14" muslin & batting quilt 'sandwiches'
Safety pins
Pencil or washable marker

*This class requires a special "foot" for your machine. You will need a Darning Foot (open toe works best) for this class. If you need to purchase this foot, please contact Lafayette Crouch of Crouch's Sewing Machine Repair & Sales at 706-366-5579.  And be SURE this foot fits your machine to avoid disappointment in class! You also need to know how to "drop your feed dogs" before you come to class!

 
Quilting with your Walking Foot $25
Sat. May 20, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion

This class is designed to widen your Quilting horizons. Many of us only use the Walking Foot to quilt in the ditch, or to do other straight line quilting. In truth, you can do SO MUCH MORE! We use stencils that were intended for hand quilting, however, we choose those that offer continuous line designs or that are easily done by "Traveling" from one line to another.  You will learn how to lock your stitches when you begin and end a line of quilting, how to pull up the bottom thread so the work is tidy on the back, and how to choose a design that can be quilted with a minimum of "turning" the quilt in your domestic machine. How to pre-mark those borders when the stencil doesn't exactly match the length required.

Supply list:
Sewing Machine and manual
Walking foot (make sure it fits your machine BEFORE class)
A quilt sandwich:  a solid color or neutral color fabric 22"x46" long to mark for quilting.
A piece of batting and a backing about 2" wider and longer than the top.
505 spray adhesive
Safety pins
Frixion or water washable marking pen
We will have stencils available in the shop for marking the designs.
Contrasting sewing thread for quilting (so you can SEE your stitches).
We quilt with our regular sewing needles

 

Traditional Hand Quilting $35
Fri. May 26, 2-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Learn the art of hand quilting from a master. Take advantage of Linda's 35 years of experience by letting her show you all the tricks and tips. *Due to the time it takes to prepare these kits, the last sign up date for this class is MAY 24.

Supply list:
#
10 Piecemakers Between quilting needles
Scissors
Quilting thimble
12-14" quilting hoop (not an embroidery hoop)
(All supplies are available in the shop.)

Finish it up Friday $20
Fri. May 26, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp or Tabby Champion

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

 
 
Lickety Split Quilt $25
Sat. May 27, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Jeanie Gardner or Linda Camp

This pattern was designed by Teresa Singleton long before we ever imagined we would have a shop.  She wanted something that looked interesting, but would be quickly made. This quilt top can be completed in 5-6 hours! It works best when the fabrics chosen are "busy", blend well, and are within similar color families. Leftovers are used to make a scrappy binding. We have kits in our colorway available for $85 (includes pattern)!

Supply list:
Lickety Split pattern $8
20 fat quarters, OR (10) half yard pieces cut in half to make fat quarters
Inner & outer borders: 1 1/8 yd
Backing: 5 yds
Sewing machine & manual
15" square ruler
6" x 24" ruler
Rotary cutter & mat

 
Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine $25
Fri. June 2, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner OR Experienced

Having trouble with tension? Knowing  when needles need to be changed? How to properly clean your machine to prevent expensive servicing?  What do all of those Presser Feet and attachments that came with it actually do? Tabby will take you through everything from threading and winding a bobbin properly, adjusting stitch length and width, and answering your questions about how to truly maximize what you can do with your machine.

Supply list:
Bring your sewing machine manual and the accessories that came with it.
Bring any additional accessories or presser feet you have acquired.
Thread and Scissors.

 
Caesar's Crown $20
Sat. June 3, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

We will be using Sunday Best templates to construct this beautiful traditional block. The old-time method was to make a template for each piece, trace around it, cut with scissors and hand piece. Rotary cutting and machine piecing makes this block easy and relatively quick.

Supply list:
SBQ Caeser's Crown Template Set $39.99
Background - 1/3 yd

Med. to dark fabrics:
1- 11" square
1 - fat quarter
1 - 5" x 15" rectangle

Shirtings or light fabrics:
2 - 7 1/2" x 14" rectangle
1 -  8" x 24" rectangle

Stiletto
Sewline pencil or other marking pencil
Sand paper dots
Sewing machine
Scissors
Rotary cutter, mat, ruler
Basic sewing supplies

Log Cabin Wednesday (FREE)
Charity Quilts
Wed. June 7, 10am-2pm

One of my all time favorite quilts is "Log Cabin".  It can be made from any combination of light and dark scraps and it always looks great.  I think this would be a perfect quilt to focus on for the charity quilts we make and donate to the battered women's shelter.   The shop has a massive collection of 1-1/2" strips... all we need is someone to help us make blocks and assemble them into quilt tops. Please join us to work toward this good cause. If you have orphan log cabin blocks, please consider donating them. We can accept any size you have and find a way to make them work. Pack a lunch and come on!  Together, we can make a meaningful contribution to a good cause with just a few scraps!

Classic With a Twist: Shimmer $25
(Using the traditional Castle Wall block)
Thurs. June 8, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Shimmer, designed by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew, takes the classic block, Castle Wall, and gives it a modern twist. This block is traditionally made with templates and Y-seams. Allison redesigned it so the same result is achieved using “sew and flip” triangles. Thus there are NO TEMPLATES AND NO Y-SEAMS.This pattern is fat-quarter friendly or could be made using a variety of half-yard cuts. I made mine using fat quarters in a modern Christmas palette – bright reds, lime greens, and grays. Use your scraps – or for a more coordinated look choose all fat quarters from a single collection.

In this class you will learn tips for cutting, tips for pressing seams open, tips for chain piecing, and learn how to use a tool like the Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or Sew Straight (by Eleanor Burns – available in the shop) to make “sew and flip” triangle without drawing lines.

Supply list:
Fabric – fat quarters (or half-yard cuts) and background fabric – according to pattern directions (see photo)
Machine with ¼” foot
Basic Sewing Supplies – be sure you have pins
Marking tool (Frixion pen or fine line pencil)
Rulers – one at least 22” long and one at least 6 ½” wide
Rotary cutter and mat – 18” x 24” is a good size
Your favorite spray starch – like Mary Ellen’s Best Press
Stiletto – recommended but not required
Tool for making “sew and flip” triangles – The Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or Sew Straight – highly recommended but not required

 
Baltimore Album Hand Appliqué $15
Fri. June 9, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

Baltimore Album Appliqué is a modern term used to describe the elegant Appliqué blocks that emerged in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania during the 1840's and 1850's. They were masterpieces of needlework and used many types of Appliqué techniques, padding, fabric manipulation, embroidery and inking techniques. We will explore these techniques and make some beautiful quilt blocks. This type of Hand Appliqué is time-consuming, and we live busy lives today. When this class has been offered in the past, people often felt guilty if they didn't complete a new block every month, so we will be taking a more relaxed approach to this new monthly class. We will each progress at our own pace. Let's consider it a "Learning" sit and sew. We will advance at our own pace and enjoy the process. Many of the Baltimore Album Pattern Books are now out of print, however, Linda can provide patterns from her collection.

Supply list:
Background fabric 13-1/2" square
12-1/2" square freezer paper
1 fat quarter for Appliqué (red is traditional)
Glass head pins
Safety pins
Small scissors that cut to the point (we love the Karen K. Buckley sissors with serrated blades)
Fine sharp needles (Linda uses #12 Piecemaker's Appliqué needles)
Silk or other very fine thread to match the Appliqué color and white to match the background
Frixion or water soluble marking pen
Thimble is optional

 
Hanky Panky $25
Sat. June 10, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Adee Holcomb
Beginner Friendly

The  Hanky Panky pattern gives the impression of lovely fabrics (or old fashioned Handkerchiefs) stacked together to form a pleasing display. It uses fat quarters and quick assembly techniques to make a charming, slightly modern, slightly old-fashioned quilt. The pattern gives you the option of going from Baby: 42"x42" up to Queen: 102" x 112".  Adee will show you how to quickly arrange your colors, (each block uses 3 different prints) and get busy making blocks.

Supply list:
Please see photo for fabric requirements
Sewing machine
Rotary cutter, ruler, mat
Thread
Regular sewing supplies

 
Rolly Polly Bag $25
Sat. June 10, 2pm-6pm
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Intermediate

The Rollie Pollie is an all purpose organizer featuring 4 deachable zipper pouches that roll up into a secure package. It can be hung or folded flat when not in use, and has a convenient carrying handle. Perfect for cosmetics, crafts, jewelry, toys and gift-giving! Pattern has instructions for 3 sizes, we will be making the large size bag.

Supply list:
Pattern $10
Fabric #1 - exterior wrap and pouch, zipper tabs  - 7/8 yd
Fabric #2 - interior wrap. And pouchs, pull tabs and d-ring tab. - 7/8 yd
Fabric # 3 - binding & handle - 3/8 yd
Interfacing: Pellon Shape Flex  20" wide - 2 yds
Heat n' Bond Lite - ( 17" wide) - 2 yds
Double Sided Foam Stabilizer (20" wide) - 26-1/2" x 11"
Sew In Velcro -  81" (not available in our shop)
Zippers - all purpose or larger - (4) -10"
D-Ring - for hanger - (1) 1"

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Mediterranean Pathways $15
Tues. June 13,
10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Intermediate *Class is FULL*

Linda Hayes: "When you’re planning a quilt, you can find inspiration everywhere. Often it’s in an amazing fabric that you just have to buy.  Maybe it’s beautiful fall leaves, wild flowers in the spring, or a perfect beach scene.For me, I found inspiration in the scenery from a recent trip to the Mediterranean.  Bluegreen waters, lush green foliage, majestic mountains, wonderful tile floors, striking stone work in Italian churches, interesting sidewalks, and flowers everywhere! I combined these to make my newest quilt, Mediterranean Pathways. Join me this year as we walk along these pathways.  We’ll make blocks using The Quick and Easy block tool, and blocks that I’ve designed based on tile work and even sidewalks." See class flyer for more images and sashing options.

English Paper Piecing $25
Fri. June 16, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Friendly

We will show you how to baste your shapes with different methods. That way you can use the one you like the best. Then we will join your shapes together to create your block. Various shapes will be demonstrated to show youths potential of EPP.  Fussy cutting for special effects will be explained too! 

Supply list:
Charm pack of fun fabrics
Solid FQ 
Fabric glue
Hand needles; applique or quilting size
Thread; neutrals work best, but students choice
Scissors
Thimble (optional)

 
Serger Basics $25
Sat. June 17, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner or Experienced

Most Sergers can do a lot more than just cover raw edges.  We were amazed when Tabby brought her Serger to class last month and began to explain to the class what you can do with a serger. Some models can even attach beading! Many people continue to find threading a challenge....learn how to set your stitch type, what the tension does for you, when to use specific stitches, in addition to finishing seams.  We are blown away by Tabby's extensive knowledge of sewing and serging and the basics that can help you keep your machines in the sewing room and out of the shop.

Supply list:
Serger
Cones of serger thread to match the number of your machine
Foot pedal
Accessories
Sewing kit
Manual
A list of the questions you have.

 
Free Sew Days FREE
Thurs. June 22, 10am-5pm
& Thurs. June 29, 10am-5pm
Teachers: Linda Camp & Tabby Champion

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! We are setting aside FREE Sew Days at Sunday Best. Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 
Classic With a Twist: Storm at Sea $25
Fri. June 23, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Adee Holcomb
Beginner Friendly

 Adee updates the classic Storm at Sea Quilt with unexpected color choices (her personal signature is her fresh perspective on color!) and perfect piecing using Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Templates. If you haven't used Marti's templates before, you will be delighted! All corners are trimmed and every piece fits exactly with the next, resulting in blocks that are extremely accurate. Your block size is determined by the templates you use.

Supply list:
Storm at Sea Diamond Set #8065 and template Set B #8252 (12" Blocks) or Set A #8251 (9" Blocks)

Fabric Requirements for traditionally colored Storm at Sea (12" Blocks)
1-1/8 yd Darkest Blue
1-5/8 yd Lightest Cream
1/2 yd Medium Blue
3/8 yd Light Blue

Traditionally colored Storm at Sea (9" Blocks)
3/4 yd Darkest Blue
1-1/8 Lightest Cream
1/2 yd Medium Blue
1/4 yd Light Blue

Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Cotton Thread of your choosing

 
Creativity BOM: $15
Tue. June 27, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

This class is hands down, the most fun class I have ever taught! We will be using Marti Michell's Hidden Stars Block of the Month Patterns. However, we are not using her piecing formula. We first choose a fabulous border fabric. Then we take our color inspiration for the blocks from the colors in our border. The background color of each block will be consistent for visual continuity. Then, we play!! We make one decision at a time, starting with what fabric will be in the center of the block. We make all other choices one-at-a-time, based on how these colors react with our other fabrics. Every block is unique and every quilt is different, all based on what choices we make.

Supply list:
B&D with 4-Patch Chain
Marti Michell Templates B & D
4-1/2 yds Border Fabric
1 yd for Background color in blocks
Scraps or Fat Quarters that pull colors from the border fabric
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine
Cotton Thread

 
Lickety Split $25
Fri. June 30, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

This pattern was designed by Teresa Singleton long before we ever imagined we would have a shop.  She wanted something that looked interesting, but would be quickly made. This quilt top can be completed in 5-6 hours! It works best when the fabrics chosen are "busy", blend well, and are within similar color families. Leftovers are used to make a scrappy binding. We have kits in our colorway available for $85 (includes pattern)!

Supply list:
Lickety Split pattern $8
20 fat quarters, OR (10) half yard pieces cut in half to make fat quarters
Inner & outer borders: 1 1/8 yd
Backing: 5 yds
Sewing machine & manual
15" square ruler
6" x 24" ruler
Rotary cutter & mat

 

Finish it up Friday $20
Fri. June 30, 5:30pm-10:30pm

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

 

 

Skill Builders

Skill Builders are just what the name suggests.  Each of our 12 classes builds your ability by teaching quilting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Mastering each of these construction techniques will enable you to steadily grow your talents and pride of workmanship.

Individual Lessons

We offer one-on-one individual lessons with a qualified professional quilt teacher.  Learn individual skills one at a time or choose a specific project to take from start to finish.  Want to learn a specific skill?  Contact us and tell us what you want! We'll design a class just for you! Lesson pricing varies based on the skills you wish to learn, the length of each lesson, and the supplies required.

Small Classes

We offer a number of small group classes during the year. Class schedules and class length vary by project. Projects are chosen by the teacher and many classes have been designed based on student requests.  So don't be shy -  tell us if you have a favorite pattern you want to learn to make!  View our list of upcoming classes and sign up soon since our classes fill up very quickly.

 

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