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!
3/4 yd Background Fabric**
5 Fat Quarters**
Sewing Machine with 1/4” Foot (Bring your Manual)
Rotary Cutter & Mat**
6” x 24” Ruler**
** These items are available in the shop.
2 Free Sew Days
Tues. Sept. 24 & Wed. Sept. 25
10:30am-4pm each day
This is a package deal! When you sign up you get both days and can leave your machines and supplies overnight for the second day. We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project!
The Artistic Journey of a Left Brained Quilter $15
Lecture by JoAnn Camp
Sat. Oct. 5, 3-5pm
Everyone is invited to attend!
JoAnn began quilting after her retirement. Like most of us, her first quilts were traditionally pieced. Somewhere, somehow... she quickly realized that there is a whole world of other possibilities. Her inner artist was born! She now draws most of her inspiration from nature. (She will occasionally venture into portraits of family members.)
JoAnn will be telling us her personal story. The baby steps she took when she first began. She will describe the techniques she uses to achieve the realistic shading and the painterly look of her quilts and speak about her inspiration and motivation behind the new projects she tackles.
She is way more humble than she should be. Her very 2nd quilt was accepted into a traveling show. Her work has now being purchased for display in public institutions, and she received a whopping 10 page spread in Art Quilting Studio Magazine! You are guaranteed to enjoy her presentation!
MEND - Charity Quilt Workshop
All Volunteers Welcome!
Wed. Oct. 9, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Nelms
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. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics.
Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Oct. 11, 10am-1pm
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.
Background fabric 13-1/2" square
12-1/2" square freezer paper
1 fat quarter for Appliqué (red
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
Silk or other very
fine thread to match the
Appliqué color and white to
match the background
or water soluble marking pen
Thimble is optional
Black Frixion Marker
Sew Line Pencil or Roxanne White
Mariner’s Compass $15
Fri. Oct. 11, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Class is Full
This month we are making a rather basic 16”compass, which will be appliquéd to an 18” background block. It will have a layered appliqué center like the ones we have made for the last 2 months. The new element this month will the the addition of the appliquéd Fler-de-lis at the top of the block. Make your freezer paper templates before class.
(Template #1) - 3” x WOF Strip
(Template #2) - (2) Strips 1-1/2”xWOF
(Template #3) - (1) Strip 4-1/2” x 18”
(Template #4) - (1) Strip 1-3/4” x 16”
(Template #5) - (1) Strip 6” x 24”
(Template # 6) - (1) Square 9” x 9”
(Template # 7) - (1) Strip 2-1/3” x 20”
(Template # 8) - (1) Strip 1-3/4” x 24”
English Paper Pieceing (EPP) by Hand $35
Sat. Oct. 12, 10am-1pm
Teacher- Tabby Champion
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!
Charm pack of fun fabrics
Hand needles; applique or quilting size
Thread; neutrals work best, but students choice
English Paper Piecing by Machine $35
Sat. Oct. 12, 2-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
If hand piecing isn’t your cup of tea, then this is the class for you! You can get the incredibly precise look of English Paper Piecing without the time consuming hand stitching. The fabric is glued around precisely cut paper pieces and then stitched together on top with a narrow zig-zag stitch using clear monofilament thread.
Seven dancing sister acrylic templates (recomended)
Seven dancing sister 1 block epp papers
June Tailor fabric glue pen
Bottom line thread in any color
Invisible thread in the best color for your fabrics
Rotary cutter, good blade or bring extra
Print or graphically pleasing panel of your choice for large kite shapes, 1 yard if fussy cutting or we can help you count repeats
Several coordinating fat quarters or yardage
Sewing Machine with zig zag capabilities, and a fresh needle size 12 sharp, Machine pedal & Machine Manual
Steamfast iron (if you have one)
Steady Betty (if you have one)
The Cutterpillar Premium Glow light mat is highly recommended
Finisher’s Day $10
Oct. 16, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Bring a lunch
All Skill Levels Welcome!
Bring whatever you choose to work on. Our goal is to get our UFO’s Done! Linda Hayes will be available to help with advice and technical assistance. Just call the shop and reserve your spot. We can accommodate 8 people. Minimum of of 4 students are required for this event to proceed.)
Pie & Ice Cream Quilt $35
Fri. Oct. 18, 10am-4pm
Teacher- Jill Murchland
(Intermediate Skill Level)
This beautiful paper foundation pieced quilt is very scrap friendly. It’s a wonderful way to use up some of those small bits you’ve been saving. The pattern is well written and easily understandable, with lots of pictures to guide you.This quilt also presents an opportunity to tackle gently curved piecing. Leave your fear at home! Jill will walk you through each step, will provide a template for the curved piecing units, and your work will look amazing! Because of time constraints, you will probably only complete 2 full blocks in class, but you will leave with the confidence to finish at home. Also because of time constraints, some pre-cutting will be required before you come to class. Those instructions will follow the supply list.
Pie & Ice Cream Pattern
5 yds background fabric
10 Medium value Fat Qtrs. (Or equal scraps)
10 Dark value Fat Qtrs. (Or equal scraps)
Carol Doak Foundation Paper
***SBQ will be happy to make 4 copies of the
Letter Size Foundation papers to make the 2 blocks needed for class if you have not already copied them.***
Sewing Machine with 1/4” foot (bring manual) *don’t forget the foot pedal
Thread - neutral
Long ruler (24”)
Square ruler 6-1.2”x6-1/2” or larger with a diagonal line
Add-a-Quarter ruler (for paper piecing)
Rotary Cutter and mat
5 paper plates
The following items are required to finish the quilt, but need not be brought to class.
Optional Borders: 1-1/2 yds. Wide inner border
3/4 yd. narrow outer Border
3/4 yd. fabric for binding
5 yds. For backing
Twin size Batting
Background - Cut one strip 3” by width of fabric. Subcut into 2” x 3” rectangles
Fat Qtrs (or scraps) - At least 32 rectangles 2” x 3”
(4) 6-1/2” squares cut once on the diagonal
(10) rectangles 2” x 4”
(10) rectangles 2-1/2” x 4”
Saggy Britches $45
Sat. Oct. 19, 10am-2pm
(All skill levels)
We have all had a pair of Jeans that needed some tweaking. Our slacks too have
sometimes needed help. Do yours gap at the waist or look like droopy drawers in
the seat? Come and learn how to adjust that with a little skill and patience. This class is not for someone who is not reasonably familiar with their machine, please be a confident beginner or a brave quilter. For this class we will focus on the waist and seat. If you have other garment issues, contact Tabby and she will be happy to set up classes to fit your specific needs.
Jean's or slacks
Thread to match top stitching and or fabric, match as close as possible
Jean needle, size 16
Fabric marker, frixion is great
Sewing Machine, Power cords
Sewing machine manual
Sewing machine accessories such as extra presser feet
Be willing to try the pants on, or bring some to just practice on that no longer fit.
Big Stitch Quilting $35
Sat. Oct 19, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Teacher: Juli Pope
All skill levels
Big Stitch hand quilting is a faster way to get a great different look and still have the fun of finishing your quilt yourself. How often do you get to take a class from the person who LITERALLY wrote the book on Big Stitch Quilting! It is a fun and fast way to finish your project with unexpected pizazz!
12wt Autifil thread
Pepper Corys sashiko needle set.
Bring a quilt sandwich or SBQ can supply a pre-printed panel for $5 that would be perfect to practice on. (If you pick a panel you will still need to bring a backing and batting.)
Hera bone (marker)
Lickety Split Jr.
Class fee is $15 if you buy 10 fat quarters and the pattern
Class fee is $35 if you bring your own fabric
Tues. Oct. 22, 10am-5:30pm
It’s call Lickety Split for a reason! It goes together really quickly. This quilt measures 39” x 46”. It’s the perfect size for a crib quilt or wall hanging and the top can be completed in a day. You can choose fabrics that really blend together, or you can choose a modern graphic look by choosing fabrics that don’t necessarily blend. You will learn how to stack your fabric for speedy cutting, how to mix them up to create a one-of-a-kind design, and how to make a border and binding using the scraps (and still have a lot of fabric left over!)
Blocks - 10 Fat Quarters
Inner & Outer Border - 1/2 yd
Backing - 1-1/2 yd
A square ruler at least 9-1/2” x 9-1/2” or larger
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine with a 1/4” foot (Please bring Manual & foot pedal)
Demo Days - FREE
Wed. Oct. 23 & Thurs. Oct. 24
ALL DAY LONG, Come by anytime.
Teachers: Tabby & Linda
This is an opportunity to learn a little more. It is our goal to help you reach YOUR goals. We will be showing you how to work more efficiently, what tools you use to get a quicker or more polished project, hopefully showing you something you haven’t seen before. You may choose which demos you’d like to see.
-One of our most frequently asked questions is about binding. We will show how quickly and easily it can be done.
-We love English Paper Piecing and fussy cutting - we’ll show you how to do it by hand and machine.
-We also get a lot of questions about machine appliquéd designs... we will walk you though each step... tracing your design, building it with an appliqué pressing sheet, placing it on a background, and finally, how we stitch it down.
-We’ve been doing demos of our HST stencil for years, but there is always someone who hasn’t seen our method for making 32 perfect HST’s in 15 minutes.
-We also will show you something we HAVEN’T shown before: How to make an amazing project using 10” squares that have been sewn into HSTs.
-AND - we’ll take away your fear of Foundation Paper Piecing!
Quilting with a Walking Foot $35
Fri. Oct. 25, 10am-1pm
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.
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
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
Free Motion Machine Quilting $35
Fri. Oct. 25, 2:30-5:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
We will be dropping our feed dogs and playing with thread! Learn the basics of free motion quilting and how to handle and turn a bulky quilt. It’s not hard! Once you know these techniques and practice a bit, you can quilt anything.
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine, with a 1/4 inch foot (if you have one. Also bring your manual if you have it.)
Cotton Thread 40-50 weight (contrasting color to fabric-so you can see your stitches)
Darning Foot (Preferably Open Toe Or Clear Plastic)
(5) 14” x 14” quilt sandwiches (muslin or solid & batting)
Pencil or washable marker
Supreme Slider (if you have it)
Quilting Gloves (if you have them)
*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!
Free Sew Days
Tues. Oct. 29, 10:30am-4:30pm
Wed. Oct. 30, 10:30am-4:30pm
It's a package deal! Come both days and leave your things overnight. We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project!