Archive for the "Quilting Classes" Category
Sewing machines are required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Please make sure your machine is in good working order with all plugs, cords, feet, and needles necessary. Coming to class with pre-wound bobbins is always a good idea.  A few of our classes have a needs list and there may be a bit of “pre-sewing” before class begins.  Registration can be done in one of several ways: online (see our website for details),
by phone – 632-8801; email – sewwhat@sewwhatquiltshop.com; snail mail,  or you can stop by in person. We’d love to see you and you can see the models on display.

 


 

Basic Piecing By Machine
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Fridays October 2nd – November 20
Time:      10:00 AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $65.00  ( please note this is a seven week class)This is a comprehensive beginner’s class in which we make a six block sampler.  Each week a new concept is taught, including strip piecing, half square triangles, flying geese, machine appliqué, paper piecing, and finishing.  Every beginner should take this class, and it’s also a great refresher course for those of us who have some experience but have let some of our good habits slide.


 

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Double Wedding Ring The Quilt Smart Way
Teacher:  Linda Fike
When:     Wednesday, October 7th
Time:      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:      $40.00  The double wedding ring, with its curved piecing and intricate cutting has proved too frustrating for many quilters but the Quiltsmart method can provide both novices and experts with an easier, less aggravating, less exacting method to achieve a beautiful result. The quilt smart way uses printed fusible interfacing to eliminate curved piecing. Best of all, making one of these prized quilts is an attainable goal.


 

 
Tea Leaf Placemats
Teacher:  Barbara
When:    Monday, October 12th
Time:      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:      $30.00  
Using a set of pre-cut fusible placemat shapes,  this placemat is a breeze!  These stylish, dimensional placemats are a wonderful addition to any table decor. Use spring, autumn, or holiday fabrics. These placemats will be a winner for whatever the season.  Makes a great gift too!  (Think Christmas presents!)


 

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Lemoyne Star Stack and Whack
Teacher: Mary K
When: Mondays October 19th & 26th
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost $40.00 The newest member of our teaching team, Mary K, shares this wonderful version of stack and whack quilts. The Lemoyne Star is an eight pointed 45 degree diamond motif. Set with sashing and nine patch cornerstones in a complimentary fabric, this addictive quilt will appeal to all, but intermediate level sewers will be most successful with this project. 


 

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Shades of color
Teacher: Mary K
When: Mondays November 9th & 16th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $40.00Use your favorite color to make this dramatic monochromatic quilt that is based on a quilt by Three Dudes Quilting.  Valued from light to dark within one colorway, with smart black sashing, this quilt dynamic will be sure to please! 


 

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Tee Shirt Quilt
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Wednesdays, November 11 & 18
Time:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $35.00This is a great way to use up all of those unused tee shirts you have acquired over the years. Perhaps you have a collection of favorites from college, from your job or from fun events! This quilt is definitely a great gift for that favorite guy in your life.  College students and runners love them too! 


 

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Rogue Wave
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Wednesdays, December 2 and 9
Time:      10:00 AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00While bored at a slow quilt show, I stumbled upon this wonderful pattern in the back of an old book that wouldn’t sell.  The play of the direction with the dark and light intrigued me, so I started making triangles.  There are a lot of triangles in this quilt!  Pick your favorite method (we will be discussing several ways to make triangles in this class, but basically, it’s up to the sewer to determine which way is best for her to proceed) and we will start building this wonderfully visual quilt. 

 

 

Beginning Quilting by Hand
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: April 15 – May 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $65.00

We’re the only store in the area that still teaches the basics by hand, and trust me; this class will make image002you a much better machine quilter. Emphasizing accuracy and a well rounded basic knowledge of all aspects of the craft, we make a four block sampler from start to finish, including a hand quilting class.
Please note this is a 7 week course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lemoyne Star Stack and Whack
Teacher: Mary K
When: Friday, May 1 and 8
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost $35.00

The newest member of our teaching team, Mary K, shares this wonderful version of stack and whack lemoyne starquilts. The Lemoyne Star is an eight pointed 45 degree diamond motif. Set with sashing and nine patch cornerstones in a complimentary fabric, this addictive quilt will appeal to all, but intermediate level sewers will be most successful with this project.

 

 

 

 

3-D Tumbling Blocks

Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Mondays, May 11 and 18, 2015
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When: Fridays, August 14 and 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
A traditional Tumbling Blocks Quilt is made using templates and set in seams. Not so anymore! Using image006strip piecing and a triangle ruler, This very dimensional tumbling blocks quilt is easy to accomplish and stunning to view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fireworks

Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Friday, May 15 and 22, 2015
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When: Wednesday, August 12 and 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $35.00

Many of you have been asking for a paper piecing class, and this dynamic quilt is a great one on which Fireworksto learn paper piecing. The angles look complicated, but using a paper foundation is the key to success! Paper piecing produces a fantastic finished piece where all the angles are PERFECT. Some pre cutting is preferred, so we can jump right in and get started with creating our blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Machine Quilting for Beginner’s

Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Friday May 29, 2015
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When: Wednesday July 22
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $60.00

One of the more difficult parts of making a quilt is the actual quilting, the sewing together of the three Machine Quilting for Beginnerslayers. While hiring a longarm quilter to finish your project for you is nice, sometimes we want to do it ourselves. This class gives you a lot of the “how-to’s” to make your job easier to accomplish. There are hints about how to prepare, marking tools and methods, holding, folding, and stitching that you may not know but can make your job less of a hassle. We provide a practice piece for you to play with, and by the time you are done with your exercises, you will be ready to successfully machine quilt your own projects on your own home machine.
Note: Kit Included

 

 

 

 

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Basic Piecing By Machine

Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Wednesdays, June 3 – July 15
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $65.00

This is a comprehensive beginner’s class in which we make a six block sampler. Each week a new Basic Machine Piecingconcept is taught, including strip piecing, half square triangles, flying geese, machine appliqué, paper piecing, and finishing. Every beginner should take this class, and it’s also a great refresher course for those of us who have some experience but have let some of our good habits slide.
Please note this is a 7 week course!

 

 

 

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Upsey Daisy

Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Friday, June 5 and 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $35.00

I saw this quilt on a blog recently and said to myself “That’s It!! That’s the one!!” I love the jaunty Upsy Daisyaspect to the flowers. It’s just seems fun! This quilt will work in any high contrast color combination, i.e.: Black and White, 1930′s, Asians, Batiks, Florals. The flowers are machine appliquéd on, so “buttonhole stitch” skills will be covered in class.