Yesterday was sew much fun! The laughter from the classroom and what the ladies accomplished in the Free Motion Class was the most unbelievable I have seen. They wrote their names in cursive, made pumpkins, flowers, loops and so much more. It was crazy! Wallie had them doing by the end of the day. I have her on the schedule to repeat this class on October 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and as of right now, there are only four (4) seats available.
Click HERE to reserve your seats.
I have Machingers in stock for you to pick up for the class as well as any
fat quarters, batting, needles, and thread that she requires.
Those folks that ordered the Martelli Mats---They are here!
Pick them up at your convenience,they are safe and sound in the shop.
Workshops & Events
This week we have Open Sew on Tuesday & Friday, which usually starts around 10:00a.m.
and goes until about 4:00p.m. There's not really a set time, just call to check how many are in the room or come early to get a space. It's great fun and a lot of laughs!
WALKING FOOT QUILTING
TOMORROW!!! Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. join me for WALKING FOOT WORKSHOP where we learn how to take that bulky gadget, get it on our machine correctly....Katrina, that's for your benefit, honey! Love you. Anyway, if you come to class you will hear the story. Regardless, it's time to for you tackle the walking foot! After a little understanding on needle/thread combinations, machine settings and a few fat quarter sandwiches for practice you will feel comfortable to quilt small projects with something more than a stitch in the ditch.
The results from this class are always amazing and it continues to be
my most popular and most requested workshop!
We need to make 3 Fat Quarter Sandwiches
That Means 6 Fat Quarters
Solid or Tone on Tone
3 Pieces of Fat Quarter Sized Batting
(We have for sale here in the shop)
Brand New Needles 80/12
50 Wt Thread 100% Cotton, Silk Finish, Preferably Aurifil or Wonderfil
Christa Watson's Walking Foot Book will be
Available for you to Purchase on THE DAY OF THE CLASS!
Click HERE to sign up! There are 3 spots available.
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. it's T-Shirt Quilting with Rochelle.
The sample is up in the shop and we would love to have you sign up.
The book/pattern we will be using is available for purchase in shop.
It is required along with shape-flex stabilizer.
Join us for a fun filled day of assembly on a fabulous pattern that will introduce you to the world of t-shirt quilting.
This is the ultimate gift and now is the time to make the leap and learn with new friends.
Choose your t-shirts.
The pattern we are using will take 12 or 16 t-shirts depending on the size of the
t-shirts and the size of the quilt you wish to make. See the chart for sizes and supplies in the book.
Wash and dry your t-shirts. No softeners in washer or dryer.
Split the t-shirt down the middle of the back of the t-shirt if only using the front of the t-shirt.
If you are using the front and the back, split the t-shirt under the arm.
Layout a cut t-shirt. Using the t-shirt ruler, lay your t-shirt ruler over the graphics and determine what you want to show on the quilt. For this design you want your t-shirts to all be the same size.
**So if you have a t-shirt that is larger than the rest that you want to use in your quilt,
cut the rest of the shirts the same size.
You will need ½ yard fusible stabilizer per shirt. Cut your stabilizer 1” larger than your cut t-shirt on all sides. SHAPE-FLEX AVAILABLE IN SHOP!
Using a t-shirt pressing sheet (works best), place the t-shirt on the ironing board upside down with the stabilizer centered over it and the t-shirt pressing sheet on top of that. Following the directions on the stabilizer package, press the stabilizer to the t-shirt. Never iron directly on the front of the t-shirt, as the graphics will melt and distort and mess up your iron.
Do this with ALL of your chosen t-shirts.
Last but definitely not least...
On Saturday and Sunday, September 28th & 29th we will be venturing in to the world of
Photos on Fabric
Sandi will be showing us how to take a photo from a flash drive and print onto fabric, we will have printer and computer in the classroom! You will be able to add words, dates, whatever you would like. After we all get designed and printed, we will allow to dry and return on Sunday afternoon to border out our photo with frame! We will then bind and add a quilt sleeve for hanging. This is probably one of the coolest things I have seen lately and I hope you take advantage of having a special teacher here to show you something that you would love to give as gifts this holiday season. She will also show you options on making pillows and binder covers as well with photographs on fabric. I can tell you this....I am so gonna be in this class!
Click HERE to Sign Up
Photo Fabric is Available in Shop, it is not expensive. Also, you need to select a good quality photo or two and put them on a flash drive or maybe you call it a thumb drive, possibly even a memory stick.
TABLE TALK PARTICIPANTS
If you have not let me know your are coming this Saturday AT 10:00 A.M.,
I need to know. Otherwise, a kit will not be cut.
Kits will only be cut for those who have responded to the
email that went out, post on Facebook or this Newsletter.
Intermediate and Advanced Blocks
Monday, September 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. Intermediate
1:00 p.m. Advanced
You will need your Tucker Trimmer!
This monthly workshop will challenge you. You will receive a block pattern, the fabric to make that block, an instructor to guide you in the process. You will also receive an additional block pattern to challenge your at home! This is a class that will help you take your piecing to the next level, we will be working on 12.5" blocks.
Click HERE to RSVP, just choose between Intermediate or Advanced
CHRISTMAS TREE BRAID
October 7th with Anna at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Tree Braid 30"x77" will be led by Anna Clark. This is a traditional piecing pattern and can be jelly roll friendly! Fabric Requirements: 24 - 2.5" Strips in a variety of Greens, WOF Two Yards of Cream or your desired background One Eigth Yard of Gold One Eigth Yard of Purple One Eigth Yard of Brown One Half Yard of Dark Green for Border, or whatever color your would like as your border. Fusible Web Helpful Lite Steam A Seam 2
Click HERE to sign up
Freestylin with Trish
Totes and bags are a blast!
I am going to sew along with you and we will be making all of the bag parts
WITHOUT a pattern! Yes, we are wingin' it. Why? Because it doesn't matter what you do, the process is the same and to start we will work with large piece of fabric, no piecing...
We can get to pieced bags later in another class. We are going to play with straps, boxed bottoms, pockets, zippers and embellishments.
I am excited about this one, we will have awesome creations when we are done.
Click HERE to RSVP
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