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!

Sewing machine RENTAL for in-house classes is now available for only $10.
Call ahead to book a machine and we'll have it set up and ready for you when you arrive!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. Aug. 4, 10am-11am
Sat. Sept. 1, 10am-11am, Sat. Oct. 6, 10am-11am, Sat. Nov. 3, 10am-11am, Sat. Dec. 1, 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.

 
 
Free Sewing Days
Thurs. July 19, 10am-5pm

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. Bring any project! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. July 18, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

*We have had openings in this class. Call the shop if you’d like to join us. All skill levels welcome!

Got any unfinished projects?  Really?  Well we ALL do!   This Club is a commitment we are making to getting some things finished this year.  The Club dues are just $10 per month, that gives you access to all of the super creative ideas in Linda Hayes head, not to mention her mighty fine math skills.  We will list our personal goals for the year on a page, bring a lunch, and hopefully begin to quickly start crossing things off the list.  There will be a monthly door prize,  and a reward for every project that gets finished!  We will meet the 3rd Wed. of each month.  

 
Kids Pillowcase Class $20
Thurs. July 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner
Limit of 4 Students
(Bring a lunch)

One standard pillowcase will be made from fabrics of your choice. We will be sewing  seams and joining fabrics together .
*Kids Sewing 101 must be taken before you can take this class. Call Tabby with any questions at 706-905-5115.

Supply list: 
10” x WOF for Cuff
Thread to co-ordinate with your fabrics
27” x WOF for Pillowcase Body
Scissors
Pins
A willingness and “Listening Ear” from our young students

 
Quilting with a Walking Foot $25
Sat. July 28th, 10am-1pm
Teacher Tabby Champion
Beginner

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 - Call Sunday Best or Lafayette if you need one!)
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

 

Creativity BOM 4 Patch Chain w/ B&D $15
Tues. July 31, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. July 31,
2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

 

MEND (Sewing Charity Quilts) FREE
Wed. Aug. 1, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Holcomb

Bring a lunch, and  join Adee to work on charity quilts for victims of domestic abuse. Our quilts are donated to Hope Harbour, the area domestic violence shelter, where the women and children are truly trying to “mend” their lives. We will be working with patterns that will produce attractive quilts quickly. We donated 28 quilts in 2017 and we hope to have lots more quilts to donate in 2018. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics. 

 
Kids Sewing 101 $15
Thurs. Aug. 2nd, 3pm-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

This is the first of 4 Kids Classes that we have planned. Class limited to 4 students ages 8-15. (A 6 or 7 year old who is willing to listen and curious is welcome.  Parents must speak with Tabby ahead of signing up a younger child at 706-905-5115.) This class is also required to be taken first if you wish to take our kid's pillow case class or additional kids classes this summer.

We will provide basic sewing machine usage instruction. It’s better if the machine they use a home is also the one brought to class but we do have sewing machine rental available so please let us know if you need to book one of our machines when you sign up. In class, your child will be shown how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, sew a straight line, a curve and turn corners, as well as cutting with shears and a rotary cutter.

Supply list:
One Fat Quarter
1 spool contrasting thread (to be seen clearly against the fabric)
Scissors

 
Serger 101 $35
Sat. Aug. 4, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

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.

 

Kids Class: 9 Patch $20
Thurs. Aug. 9, 2pm-6pm
Teacher:  Tabby Champion
Limit 4 students
Beginner

Note: Please test drive your childs machine before arrival! Some have arrived missing integral parts or not functioning properly for class. We have a rental program if you prefer to pay $10.00 additional per class. Reserve your machine with your class so we know how many machines are needed please.

Your child will make an oversized nine patch AND a smaller traditional nine patch! There will be enough fabric left to make several of the small nine patches, if care is taken during the cutting. For the oversized nine patch we will cover seam nesting and joining by rows. Working with the larger pieces first, will help make the smaller one seem less tedious and go together more easliy. Your young quilter will have a nice sized project (52 1/2"x 52 1/2") to turn into a throw or even a full size quilt, by adding borders. The tradional nine patch will be put together in strip sets. These left over parts will be something they can continue to work on at home after class. A mug rug, placemat, doll blanket, pillow top to match the larger block or even saving for another quilt would be great ideas.

* For participants of this class I will offer a Special Sunday Class to learn how to finish their quilt or throw on a domestic machine. It will be a Kids Walking Foot Class.  School is fast approaching so I will talk about dates with all of you and come up with the best afternoon. 

This will allow your child to FINISH their quilt from start to quilted.  Its small enough to be easily quilted on a domestic machine!

Supply list:

9 Fat quarters ( 5 light and 4 dark is just as good as 4 light and 5 dark, pick what pleases you) 
Matching thread
Sewing machine (with bobbins, pedal and presser feet 1/4" preferred)
Sewing machine manual
Small scissors
Glass head pins
Rotary cutter and mat ( if you have one travel size)
Snack or lunch
Ziploc bag for pieces to go home

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Aug. 10, 10am-1pm
Teacher:  Linda Camp

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
Black Frixion Marker
White Sew Line Pencil or Roxanne White Pencils
Paper cutting scissors

T-Shirt Quilt $25
Fri. Aug. 10, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Beginner

You'll learn how to cut and stabilize stretchy t-shirts and how to add sashing for a basic t-shirt quilt. We'll cover several ways to add a 'WOW" factor! 1/2 yd sheer pellon fusible is included in your class fee.

Supply list:
12-15 T-SHIRTS
Stabilizer-4 yds
Sashing, border, binding, 1 1/2 yds.
Post  10” square
Opitional inner border 1/3yd.
Normal sewing supplies
Sewing machine
15” square ruler
Old sheet or vinyl tablecloth -to lay out t-shirts (You will get 1 or 2 rows completed in class and you can roll up the rest to take home to complete.)

 

Ricardo’s Garden $15
Sat. Aug. 11, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Ricardo’s Garden -86” x 86” -  This  Block of the Month will run for 10 months. We will make a block each month for 9 months, and our final class will cover piecing the braided borders. While it may look challenging, this quilt has simple construction techniques.  The Dresden Plate Blocks are cut using templates and sewn together with 1/4” seams, ironed onto Heat n Bond fusible, and fused in place. Some have floral elements floating around them, some are tucked under the Dresden Plates before they are fused to the background. All are appliqué in place with a narrow zig-zag stitch, using clear monofilament thread, so the blocks appear to “Float” on the background. There is an initial $35 Sign Up Fee to cover the pattern cost.  After that, the fee is Teacher Fee is $15.00 per month, plus a $20 kit fee.  (You may choose to bring your own fabric, but most people want their quilt to look just like ours.)

Supply list:
Template Plastic
Sand Paper Dots
Clear Monofilament Thread
Appliqué Pressing Sheet
Sewing Machine capable of a zig-zag stitch
#10 sewing machine needles
An Open-Toe Appliqué foot
Sharp Scissors that cut to the point
5 yds. Heat n Bond Fusible

(We recommend Karen K. Buckley Scissors with serrated blades. These, along with all of the items listed above, are available in the shop.)  

 
Lecture: Quilts from the 1860's to the Early 1900's  $10
Sat. Aug. 11, 3pm-4:30pm
Linda Camp

Styles in quilts and quilting changed dramatically after the Civil War.  The country had changed.  There were advances in dye technology,  making it possible for ladies to more easily dye their fabrics at home, also allowing factories to produce exciting new styles and colors of fabrics.  There were new patterns for quilt blocks circulating among ladies sewing circles, and some of them became associated with certain parts of the country where they developed.  There was a nation wide Fad for adding Red and Green to quilts, sometimes the results were stunning and sometimes, a great mistake!

We have many examples of quilts from the 1870’s to show and we also have quilts that are examples of how styles and color preferences were changing during the early 1900’s.  For the first time ladies could order fabric from catalogs, making colors and styles available to the entire country for the first time.  Many families have treasured quilts from this time period.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more.

Please call the shop to reserve your spot. 706-569-7744 Limit 30 spaces.

 

Piecing Outside the Box: Leah's Medallion $15
Tue. Aug. 14, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes

Each year I try to choose a quilt that is different from the year before. This year’s quilt is no exception. The “sampler” quilt that we will be making this year is a medallion quilt.  It was inspired by two things – a collection of Aboriginal fabrics that I had purchased over time at several quilt shows and by the many beautiful medallion quilts, both antique and modern, that I have seen in books and on social media. The picture above on the right shows the first three months of the quilt construction (Pattern will be provided.)

We will be using two tools to help us make many of our blocks. First, the Tri Recs tools. They will be used in a variety of ways to create three very different blocks. Second, a tool like The Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or the Sew Straight tool by Eleanor Burns. This tool will make “sew and flip” triangles A BREEZE, saving an immense amount of time! This class will last approximately nine months, meeting once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The picture on the left shows the EQ sketch of the completed quilt.  Approximate finished size is 80.5” x 80.5”Supply list:
Basic sewing supplies- machine, ¼” foot, thread, rotary cutter, rulers, etc.
Tri Recs tools
The Angler 2, Sew Straight, Clearly Perfect Angles, or any similar tool

According to EQ design software you will need
5 ½ yards of light (background) fabric
7 yards of assorted medium dark or dark fabrics

*The $35 sign up fee includes Linda’s original pattern, a project box and notebook to help you organize your supplies.

You can now choose to complete our Leah's Medallion BOM on your own! Just call or email to sign up so we'll have a pattern waiting for you on pick up day!

 
Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Aug. 15, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

*We have had openings in this class. Call the shop if you’d like to join us. All skill levels welcome!

Got any unfinished projects?  Really?  Well we ALL do!   This Club is a commitment we are making to getting some things finished this year.  The Club dues are just $10 per month, that gives you access to all of the super creative ideas in Linda Hayes head, not to mention her mighty fine math skills.  We will list our personal goals for the year on a page, bring a lunch, and hopefully begin to quickly start crossing things off the list.  There will be a monthly door prize,  and a reward for every project that gets finished!  We will meet the 3rd Wed. of each month.  

 
Not Yo’ Mama’s Cathedral Window $20
Thurs. Aug 16, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

Don’t have time for all the hand sewing of a traditional Cathedral block? No problem. We can show you a lightning fast way to achieve the look and its done on the sewing machine. It’s a new twist on an old favorite. 

Supply list:
½ yard of white, solid or tone on tone OR 32  White 5 “Charms
30 5” charms in an array of colors
We will make a section roughly 18.5 by 18.5   

 
Free Sewing Days FREE
Thurs. Aug. 23, 10am-5pm
and Thurs. Aug. 30, 10am-5pm
(Bring a lunch)

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. Bring any project and use our class room space to spread out! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 
Curvy Log Cabin $30
Fri. Aug. 24, 10am-3pm
Teacher:  Jill Murchland
Intermediate

If you like the look of curves, but don’t like curved piecing, you can make this quilt with straight piecing! Jill will show you how to organize, cut and sew these beauties. You can work with scraps that you already own, or choose a beautiful colorway, such as Jill’s Purple and Green on a White Background. Some people already own a curvy log cabin ruler and have just been waiting for a chance to use it. NO PROBLEM! Jill made one sample using the Creative Grid Curvy Log Cabin Ruler and one using the Marti Michell Log Cabin Ruler. She is prepared to help you with either, however, she did express a personal preference for the Marti Michell Rulers. She thought they were a bit easier to read, and created less waste. We have some in stock. If you need one for class, please call and have us put one aside for you.

Supply list:

For a Scrappy look:
6 fat quarters
1-1/2 yds Background (or your scraps.)

For a more Organized look:
1/4 yd ea. 5 purple/ 5 green
1-1/2 yds. Background
(These were Jill’s colors, feel free to choose your own palate!)

You will also need:
Basic sewing supplies
Neutral thread
Rulers
Mat and rotary cutter
Sewing machine in good working order

 

Featherweight Spa Day $65
Sat. Aug. 25, 10am-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All skill levels welcome!
(Bring a lunch)

Do you own the adorable Singer Featherweight? Singer 221 is the most common, but you may bring your Singer 222K to class as well. If yours is black, tan or celery green, bring it in!! Come join us and we will walk you through some Featherweight specific maintenance procedures and exclusive accessories.  Tabby will be bringing in some of these goodies from a FW specialty store so that you can baby your special quilting companion.  This machine is not like all the rest, as you know.  This is a SPA day for your machine. Bring your Featherweight, pedal, manual, all your accessories and the case if you have one. Also, bring an old toothbrush, old T-shirt to use for cleaning and an old towel that can be soiled.  We will go over ways to improve and refurbish or breathe new life into your case as well.  Oiling, lubrication, belt tension, musty odors, case latches, cords, light bulbs and other accessories will be explained and demonstrated in this class. Just the tip of the needle! Save your space now!

 

Creativity BOM 4 Patch Chain w/ B&D $15
Tues. Aug. 28, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. July 31,
2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

 

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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