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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Scant 1/4" Seams

 

Are you having trouble getting those scant 1/4" seams?  Yes, a quilter's foot for  your machine is great, but can be expensive.  I have tried using painter's tape, masking tape, sticky notes (stacked up) and mole skin. Nothing was satisfactory to me.  The tapes came off too easily (when I didn't want them to), the grandkids had too much fun with the sticky notes and the mole skin wouldn't come off!  :-/


One of our customers told me of this neat trick.

The only thing you need is a lined index card and a sewing machine that the needle will change positions.


Line up the side of the presser foot with a line on the index card.  Now, start sewing.  Move your needle position so it is just barely to the right of the line.  Wah La! You  now have sewn a scant 1/4".  Just make sure you record exactly which position you needle is in for future use. 




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fast & Easy Pillowcase




Fabric Requirements
28" x wof* for main body
3" x wof* for accent piece
10" x wof* for cuff
 *(width of fabric)

Instructions

 



 Press all pieces.








                                       
 Press accent strip in half lengthwise.



 

Lay cuff out, right side up.  Mark center along top raw edge. 
(Yellow Flower Head pin marks the center.)
Mark center raw edge of folded accent strip.
Match center of accent strip and center of cuff.
Pin from center out.  (Your selvages edges will not necessarily match up.)


Place main body on top of accent strip, right side down.
Match center of main body and center of accent and cuff.
Pin from center out.
 

 


Taking hold of bottom of main body,
lift up toward pinned raw edges.
Fold bottom up until about 2" from top.  






Take the fold of main body up to about 2" from top.




Now roll up the bottom of the main body toward the top;
stopping where the rest of the main body is folded to.





 
You are now going to make a tube by folding the bottom of the cuff up over everything
and pinning it to the top raw edges.  





Sew along raw edge, using a 1/2" seam.

HERE COMES THE FUN PART!

Grab hold of one corner of the main body
from inside the tube. 
Slowly pull it out, turning the cuff right side out as you do so. 









 

Press the inside of the pillowcase cuff,
making sure you press it all the way out.



Press the right side of the pillowcase cuff,
again making sure you press it all the way out. 
The accent strip will be pressed toward the main body, not the cuff.




 


Fold the pillowcase in half, lengthwise, right sides together.  Now is the time to square off those selvage edges.  Square up the bottom of the pillowcase also.









Sew down the side of the pillowcase.
You can use a straight stitch then zigzag the raw edges, do a French seam or serge this step and the next.  Sew across the bottom of the pillowcase - FROM THE SEAM TO THE FOLD
(this makes sure you don't get a pucker in it).

Turn right side out and press!  You now have a great pillowcase. 

I first started making these for my boys when they were younger.  They had one for every month.
(It was the only way I could get them to change their sheets as teenagers!) Carolyn










Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jelly Race

On Friday, November 1, we held our second "Jelly Race".  We had a lot of fun and laughs.



First, the ladies opened up their jelly rolls and mixed them up in a bag.  Taking them out, one by one, they sewed them end to end to make a strip 1600 inches long.











Then they took both ends and sewed them together, lengthwise, to make a 800 inch strip.  The trick was:  NOT to get a twist in the strips at the fold end.  This frustrated a lot of them!






Nancy and Dona playing "QUILT"!



Whenever I called out, everyone had to immediately stop what they were doing and listen to me.  During these STOP times, we played "QUILT" (BINGO) and ran around the store with rotary cutters (no blades in them).













We ate dinner, played "QUILT", tossed chips into a trash bin and played "QUILT".












 Sandie, Jane and Dona sewing strips, end to end.




Jennifer, Liz, Marianne, Shauna and Jane concentrate on sewing.





Shauna cutting her borders.














Congratulations, Shauna!  First Place Winner!
Shauna received a large tote bag for her Serenity Quilt top.

 Sandie came in second.  She received a bin and supplies.  (sorry, the picture didn't turn out).




 
 








Jennifer came in third, with her Halloween Quilt, for a "Best Press" prize.

 



Marianne and her Dot Jelly Quilt.





 Jane and her Dots quilt top.














Dona finished her Moda jelly rolls quilt.



Nancy and Liz also finished theirs.  But, the battery died in the camera.  :-(

More pictures to come later.

We hope everyone had fun staying up 'til midnight!

Hope to see all of you next time.  :-D


 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Winners!

Here is Pat Horrocks, winner of the Sewing Machine during the Beehive Shop Hop! With her sister is her sister, Arnell Wamsley, winner of a Gift Certificate!



Deb Niven won the drawing at My Sister's Quilts.  Here she is with her granddaughter picking up 'A Tisket A Tasket' complete quilt kit.


Congratulations to all the Winners of this years Beehive Shop Hop!  Looking forward to next year!


Shop Hop Frenzy

Well,  this past week has been very eventful!  On Tuesday morning someone broke into the shop.  Nothing was taken, just some damage to the doors.  We are so grateful to all our wonderful customers and their support.

Shop Hop started on Wednesday and ran through Saturday.  Over 600 people came through our shop during that time.  Everyone received a "cupcake" with candle as they entered the store.  We had fun playing a floor game and having a "Frog Toss".  Silly Birthday Cake hats were the attire for the employees.  Prizes were given, passports stamped and cookies and punch eaten.  The Birthday Bash block was handed out to anyone who wanted it.  The Birthday Bash Banner kit was available for purchase for those who wanted to hang a quilt block for different events during the coming months. There are a few of the banner kits still available.  We hope that everyone had a great time.  We sure did!

Congratulations to Pat Horrocks of West Valley City.  She won the grand prize of a Baby Lock Symphony Sewing Machine!  Arnell Wamsley (West Jordan) and Tamara Smith (Riverton) were the recipients of the $50 Gift Certificates.  Deb Niven was the lucky winner of the store's "Tisket, Tasket" quilt kit.  Congratulations to all!




Monday, October 14, 2013

Girl's Night Out!

Thanks to all our wonderful customer who came to our "Girls Night Out" on October 5th.  We had a great time and hope that you did too!  

Since we have a small classroom,  those who were waiting to make the "Snowflake" craft played "QUILT"Our version of BINGO.  All who won received a set of fabric quilt labels or a honey bee thread conditioner.  Some of the ladies had 2 or 3 "QUILT" cards to try and win!  A special thanks to Margo, who took over the "calling" for a while. 



The "Snowflakes" were a great success!  The project strips were pre-cut so all that needed to be done was the weaving and the gluing.  Linda, Kathy, Amber and Shauna helped in the instruction and answered any questions.  I didn't hear of any burnt fingers from the glue (we used lo-temp glue guns) or fingers pricked from the scissors, but there was a lot of laughter and fun going on.

 
Everyone seemed to enjoy taking home a "Snowflake" ornament and the extra kits they purchased.  We still have some kits left if you are interested in purchasing them.  These are great ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or to give as neighbor/friend gifts.


In addition to the games and the craft, we had snacks and treats for everyone. 


Fat Quarters were also on sale (we had stacks of them on the counter to hold for customers).  Capture Bags was there to video the event.  We will let you know when you can view it on youtube

Hope to see everyone at Shop Hop that starts on Wednesday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, October 26.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fabric Hoarders Beware!


A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain pheromones, that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase ungodly amounts.

When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the pheromones (in the fabric) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the ones squirrels have before the onset of winter, i.e. storing food) therefore perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut up into pieces and mixed with others.  Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound heard only by a select few of women known as customers.

When played backwards on an L.P., the sounds are heard as chants: “Buy Me”, “Cut Me”, “Sew Me”!  In order to overcome the so-called feeding frenzy effect that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip.  (One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a fabric store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!)

Studies have also indicated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effect that these fabrics have on the human population.  They are called “Fabrics Store Clerks”.  It’s also been my experience that these same pheromones cause a pathological need to secret the fabric purchases away when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash) and when asked by a significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is “I’ve had it for a while”.

(Originally published in August 1997 in the Western North Caroline Quilters Guild Newsletter)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Waiting for a Baby

This past Monday night I spent at the hospital, binding a quilt!  Actually, I was waiting for my new grand daughter to be born.  I was too anxious to just sit in the labor and delivery room so I took a baby quilt to bind.  The anesthesiologist came in and made the comment that I had about 1 hour to finish the quilt.  I calmly looked at him and said,  "This is not for her.  Her quilt was finished a long time ago."  (Actually, about 6 years ago.)  "This is for my niece's baby".  He looked at me like I was crazy for having quilts completed so far ahead.  It really made me feel good to have them ready for when I need them.  Baby "Liliana" was born at 8:33 p.m. and the quilt I was binding was completed.

Here is the quilt I was binding.  The fabric is "A Fun Day in the Jungle".



Liliana and her quilt.  ("Orphan Annie" pattern available at the shop.)


Sunday, September 8, 2013

National Sewing Month


September is National Sewing Month.  Join us at My Sister's by taking a class to learn a new skill, meet some other great sewers and teachers.  New classes are starting this week, with some classes still having availability.  Come see all the new quilts in the shop!  Happy Sewing!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

LABOR DAY SALE

Labor Day
Early Bird SALE

Monday, September 2nd
7 am to 9 am
ONLY

All fabric in the classroom is $3.99 yd
Classroom Fat Quarters $1.00 each

The shop will only be open from 7 to 9 am on Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Open House

September 5, 6, 7
Come in and check out the great new classes we have for Fall!  We will also have some games, drawings and treats!

Classes are posted on our Web My Sister's Quilts.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Beehive Shop Hop



The Fall Beehive Shop Hop is coming up.  Save the date!
October 23-26

More information to come!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back by Popular Demand!

Two great classes have been added again because of their popularity.  Call the shop to sign up, there are a few spots left.

Eldorado Canyon
August 31 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)


Barcelona Nights
August 31 (1:30 - 4:30  pm)


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Spiral Dance

Come learn how to make this beautiful table runner, or use it as the center for your quilt.  The possibilities are endless when using the Doheny 25" - 9 Degree Circle Wedge Ruler.  Class is this Wednesday night, so hurry in to sign up.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beehive Shop Hop


Beehive Shop Hop
June 11 - 15
"Bee" happy at My Sister's Quilts
with Sock Monkeys!
It is finally here!  Beehive Shop Hop starts this week on Tuesday and runs through Saturday.  There will be games, prizes, treats and giveaways at My Sister's Quilts.  We are going to have fun!  Stop by, get a map and check out all the shops on the Beehive Shop Hop.  See you all then!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Beehive Shop Hop June 11 - 15

Coming June 11 - 15
Beehive Shop Hop
"Bee Happy"
with Sock Monkeys at My Sister's Quilts

Games, Prizes, Treats and Giveaways!

Mark your calendars and join us next week for the
Beehive Shop Hop!

www.beehiveshophop.blogspot.com

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cuddle Quilt


Look at this cute 'Cuddle Quilt' that you can get finished in class!  Jen Hinwood will teach you how to make this adorable quilt.  Just by adding more blocks you can make it bigger for the older child in your life.  Come in to the shop, sign up for the class and pick up the supply list.  This is a great fun class for beginners! Class is this Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:30 am, so hurry in!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

BLOCK OF MONTH

We are so EXCITED to start our new Block of Month for this year.  There are two different colorways to choose from, Masculine or Feminine.  The fabric is from Art Gallery and is beautiful!  There are still a couple of spots left, so call the shop and let us know that you are interested.  Block of Month classes are every 3rd Thursday and Saturday of each month (some months vary because of Shop Hop and Holidays).  Come join us in the fun!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Summer of Quilting


If you're anything like I am, the warm weather sets in just the right mood to be motivated again.  I find myself writing down all the things I'd like to accomplish during the warm weather months.  Whether it's cleaning out the closet, going to the lake, or making that cute little rag quilt I saw-it's on the list.
So-if you're looking for the perfect summer project, take a look at what we have prepared!  

OPEN HOUSE – MAY 2, 3 & 4

CLASS SCHEDULE
May to August 2013

801-810-3999
12544 So. Pasture Rd. (4000 West)
Riverton, UT
84096





Best Press Refill Friday
Did you know that if you have a 16 oz. Best Press spray bottle from
My Sister’s Quilts you can refill it every second
Friday of each month for $5?  Well, now you do!


Fat Quarter Friday
Do you have an addiction for Fat Quarters?  You know . . . the fabric ones!  Every Friday you can get fat quarters from My Sister’s Quilts for just $2.20 each.  That’s a savings of 35 cents apiece! If you purchase 10 FQ’s that will save you $3.50, it sure adds up.






Annie’s Favorite Purse
Here’s a new purse to kick off your summer! This roomy 12” x 15” x 4” bag has 2 exterior pockets, 6 interior pockets and a zippered top to keep all your valuables secure. Choose your favorite fabrics and let’s get busy!
$18 + supplies     Saturday, August 24 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Binding Basics
Carolyn Ratola
Learn the basics of putting a French fold binding on your quilt to finish off that masterpiece you have worked so hard on!  You will learn how to calculate the amount of fabric needed, how to attach it to the quilt and hand sewing it to the back for a beautifully finished look.  Bias bindings used for curved edges will also be discussed.
$22 + supplies      Wednesday, May 15 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Block of the Month
Come join us for a 12 month class!   Register for $7.50, and then come to the class you have registered for to get your kit.  Class time is approximately 45 minutes.  Return to your class each month with your block completed and get the next kit FREE!
 A new block every month featuring Art Gallery fabrics.
3rd Thursday or 3rd Saturday – Times vary

Border Basics
Jody Ray
Tired of fighting with the borders on your quilt? Don’t let naughty borders turn your hard work into another UFO. This class will cover basic border technique:  square set borders; mitered borders; finding your border size; calculating yardage. We will also cover some pieced border ideas.
 $22 + supplies      Wednesday, May 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Charming Patchwork Skirt
Kari Ramsay
If you have always wanted to make a fun, patchwork, gathered skirt for yourself or for someone else, then this class is for you!  This skirt has the look of a gathered skirt without actually making any gathers.  It is very versatile, can be dressy or casual, short or long.  You will love it!  It also looks terrific on almost every body shape.  It’s a great project to use for your favorite Charm packs or Layer Cakes.
 $18 + supplies      Thursday, June 27 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Stocking
JoAnn Carney
Is your Christmas stash taking over?  Here is a simple, easy and quick Christmas Stocking to use up your scraps.  Strip pieced and quilt as you go, makes this an ideal project.  It is an easy beginner project.  Great for gifts too!
$22 + supplies      Tuesday, July 30 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Village
Jill Finley
What a fun Christmas quilt to snuggle under at this special season!  Rows of Christmas Houses surround a night sky and snow covered hills.  Simple piecing and a little applique’ will get this project finished in no time!  Merry Christmas!
$18 + supplies      Thursday, July 11 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Countdown to Christmas
Linda Meier
Let’s countdown the days until Christmas with this delightful wall hanging.  Whimsical tree and presents make this quilt adorable! Learn Linda’s fun techniques and tricks.  You won’t want to miss this class.   $18 + supplies
Tuesday, July 16 – 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.  OR Saturday, July 27 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cuddle Quilt
Jen Hinwood
Even a beginner can finish this quilt in a day!  Super simple and economical, you’ll want to make one for all the kids and grandkids.  Add blocks to make one for your ‘Tween or 20-something loved ones.   $22 + supplies    Wednesday, May 22 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.

Eldorado Canyon
Jody Ray
Come learn how to turn 2 ½” strips into this beautiful quilt. Using the Easy Angle ruler, we will explore how to cut precisely; resulting in accurately pieced blocks. Choose your favorite fabrics, or jelly rolls work well, too. You’ll love the end result!
$18 + supplies     Saturday, August 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

English Paper Piecing
Kari Ramsay
We will be learning the art of English Paper Piecing using hexagons in this class.  It is a relaxing and rewarding hand piecing technique that you can take with you to appointments, your kid’s sports practices, anywhere that you have to wait, or in the car on long trips (as a passenger of course)!  You will learn some great tips for cutting down on prep time, and the best stitch to sew your hexagons together. If there is enough interest, we will turn this into a monthly club and learn a new pattern and other techniques each month.
$10 monthly + supplies      2nd Wednesday, monthly – 6:00 p.m.

Fanfare
Carolyn Ratola
Another one of those quilts you can make using scraps!  Pick your favorite color combination.  This pattern uses the newest Deb tucker ruler , the “Split Rects”.  And yes, the blocks are oversized and trimmed down to the exact sizes to help in matching up those points.  All level quilters will enjoy making this pattern!
$18 + supplies        Saturday, August 10 – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
‘Fraid Knots’ Stitch Club
Lynda Walker
Meet with us monthly to stitch and learn the latest techniques.  These artful embroidered blocks make this a must have for every stitchers’  collection.   Featuring A Gardner's Alphabet by Crabapple Hill.     Monthly Class - $20 Registration,
$10 paid monthly + supplies        4th Saturday – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Galaxy
Carolyn Ratola
Such a neat effect with this pattern!  It uses five fabrics – a dark and medium of one color and a dark and medium of a second color, then one light background.  Using the “V” Block and Tucker Trimmer rulers, you will make 2 types of blocks with color placement creating a secondary design.  These rulers make more than one size block, as will be seen in class, for the different size quilts.  NO templates, NO paper piecing as commonly used when making these 8-Pointed star blocks.  This pattern has 3 size options.  Everyone makes the same number of blocks; just different finished sized. 
$18 + supplies      Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Glitz & Glamour
Julie Kaleikini
Are you ready to stop out of the quilting box?  This fun bag from Pamela Mostek’s book, Dazzling Quilts will take you there.  The background is strip pieced the applique’ is raw edge and the frosting on the cake is the embellishing.  2-Part Class
$40 + supplies       Tuesday, May 7 & 21 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.




Jelly Race
You have heard of a snail race, a bike race and a 5K (just to mention a few), but have you ever participated in a Jelly Race?  Come join us for a fun NIGHT of sewing, sewing and sewing!   The best thing is, you will end up with a quilt top and won’t get sticky from this jelly.  Space is limited.   $60 (includes jelly roll)  + supplies 
Friday, July 5 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Jolly Stocks Beginning Needle-Turn Applique’
Kari Ramsay
Choose your favorite stock from this great Christmas pattern and you will learn how to needle-turn applique’ while creating your first block of the pattern.  This is a unique method that requires no template, no layout drawing, and no freezer paper and is both faster and easier than most traditional methods of needle-turn applique’.
$18 + supplies       Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

It’s A Mystery!
Carolyn Weight
Do you love a good mystery?  Then come join us making this fun quilt.  Start with the first clue and just follow the clues as you go.  Where will they lead you?  It’s a Mystery!  
$45 + supplies      Saturday, June 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
OR Tuesday, June 18 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  OR Saturday, June 29 – 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.

King of Kings
Lucy Peterson
This quilt uses blocks whose names depict aspects of the Savior’s life.  For example, Sister’s Choice refers to the story of Mary and Martha, Carpenter’s Square represents His childhood, Beacon Light refers to the Light of the World, etc…  Each class will be comprised of reading quotes and talking about that aspect of His life and then learning how to make the block.  Most months there will be 2 blocks to learn (18 blocks plus finishing by January 2014).  You supply your own fabrics – you may want Christmas colors or Easter of something to match your decor.           $120 + supplies     1st Friday monthly – join in on May 17 – 10:30 a.m.

Levi Quilt
Julie Kaleikini
This quilt is so easy; you won’t realize you are using Levis.  Gather those old jeans, find a fun fabric for the back, and add some cut-outs and you are in business!
$22 + supplies      Tuesday, June 4 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

New Orleans Puzzle
Kari Ramsay
The way this quilt goes together is certain to have you  “puzzled”,  but you will quickly find that it is really very easy and the end result is a remarkable finished quilt.  Finishing at approximately 45” diameter, it will be the perfect table topper or wall treatment.  This could easily have the center cut out and be the centerpiece of your umbrella table for outdoor entertaining or a tree skirt for the holidays.  Pattern provided in class.
$22 + supplies      Wednesday, June 19 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

North Star
Carolyn Ratola
This is another Deb Tucker ruler and pattern.  This uses the “Spotlight” ruler to make 3 different star sizes.  This ruler can also be used to make that maple leaf pattern that is so cool!  (Instructions for that will also be given in class.)  This project can be made using scraps; and the scraps from this quilt can be saved for yet another project. 
$18 + supplies      Thursday, June 6 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.





Ornament/Snowflake Tree Skirt
Carolyn Ratola
This class will focus on a completely new median for making a quilt.  Since it is Christmas in July, we will be making a Christmas tree skirt, but the fun will be in how we get it done.  You will pick out simple plain fabric either light, dark or both, (solids, tone on tones, batiks, work best), then you are going to get creative with some Paintstiks, stencils and brushes. We are going to have some fun! $50 kit required.  2-Part class.
$36 + supplies
Thursday, July 11 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND Friday, July 19 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Peasant Top Serger Class
Bev Peterson
Your serger can do so much more than overcast seams. Use it or a regular sewing machine to make this comfy top that will carry you from spring through fall. Raglan three-quarter length sleeves, ribbon gathered neckline and beautiful heirloom features, such as beading woven with ribbon, Victorian insertion and pintucks, are just some of the techniques you’ll learn. Made with light-weight white cotton, this is a great summer top that goes from air-conditioning to cool days with ease and comfort.  2-Part class.
$40 + supplies      Wednesday, May 29 & Friday May 31 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Perfect 10!
Julie Kaleikini
Do you remember that material you bought just because it was “so cute”?  Here is the perfect project for that!  The Perfect 10 calls for 10 fat quarters (and a little more for the border).  It is easy to cut, arrange and sew.  Now, the next time you see some “cute” fabric, you will have the perfect pattern for it.  2-Part Class.
$36 + supplies      Tuesday, July 2 & 9 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Quilt Carrier
Julie Kaleikini
Tired of carrying your quilts around in a garbage bag?  This reversible bag holds 2 of your prized possessions AND is quick and easy to make.
$22 + supplies      Saturday, May 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Reversible Strippy Table Runner
Carolyn Weight
Use up that Jelly Roll you have been saving or cut your own fabrics. Blendy or high contrast, it is all up to you.  This table runner is easy and you can quilt it on your domestic machine!
$18 + supplies      Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Scallop Edge Tea Towel
Bev Peterson
Scalloped edges made easy!  Use the new scallop ruler to quickly and easily create a beautiful double scalloped border of Christmas prints that will decorate the edge of your tea towel. Using a pre-made tea towel in black or red, bright buttons adorned with spaghetti bias bows will finish off your project.
$22 + supplies      Saturday, July 6 – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sew, You Want to be a Quilter!
Carolyn Ratola
For those just beginning to quilt or need a refresher on some basics, we will help choose your fabrics, threads, notions, proper rotary cutting, and seam allowances.  In this class you will learn basic block piecing that can be carried over into other projects.  Since this is the short version of 4 weeks only, we will only make 12 blocks.  You need to know how to work your sewing machine (REQUIRED) which includes winding bobbins, rethreading, changing stitch length and width (if needed) for specific blocks.  BE PREPARED TO LEARN A LOT IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.  Homework involved.
$45 + supplies      Thursday, May 9, 23, 30 & June 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
OR Wednesday, May 29, June 5, 19 & 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Snowflake Star Tree Skirt
Jody Ray
Yes, you can! This beautiful and elegant quilt looks much more difficult than it actually is! Easy strip-piecing and sectional piecing means it goes together quickly and easily. This versatile pattern works as a tree skirt, wall hanging or table topper. Choose your favorite color scheme and truly make it your own. Yes, you can!
$18 + supplies      Saturday, July 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spiral Burst Bargello Quilt
Sue Bolinder
This quilt has a spectacular swirl effect that looks like you have spent hours working with small pieces. This great technique makes it easy to do with a little planning and organization.  Your friends and family will be amazed and you will love the total effect!
2-Part class     $36 + supplies
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. AND June 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spiral Dance
Carolyn Weight
What a great technique to use for a table topper or applique on a quilt!  Using the Doheny 25” – 9 Degree Circle Wedge Ruler, you will learn to make more than just this unique and fun quilt.     $18 + supplies     Wednesday, June 26 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Strippy Spools
Kari Ramsay
Spool quilts are making a HUGE comeback, and in this class you will learn how to make an easy spool quilt with “Y” seams!  It is a great way to use those 2 ½” strips and goes together quickly.  The borders on the project finish off this very fun spool quilt.
$18 + supplies      Saturday, August 3 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Temple Bag
Bev Peterson
This beautiful bag, with its French lace, ribbon, beading, Victorian embroidered insertion and pintucks will be the perfect bag to hold your precious items, including an easy zippered pocket.  The beauty of this bag will amaze people when you tell them you made it. They’ll never know how easy it was, and you’ll be reminded of the fun you had making it each time you use it.     $22 + supplies     Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Waves of Glory
Carolyn Weight
Have you always wanted a Patriotic Quilt, but never found the right one?
Here’s the one for you!  Watch the stripes wave without ANY curved piecing.
Fast, Fun and easy!  Just in time to celebrate July 4th!
$18 + supplies      Tuesday, May 28 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome to the North Pole
Jody Ray
What’s the fastest way to make Santa’s Village?  Raw edge applique’!  Learn how to raw edge (or be brave and needle-turn it) while making these special little shops from the North Pole.  One-time class.  3 kits will be available each month.  13 kits total.
Class - $18,  book - $16.95, +kits -  $3.50 each    Saturday, July 13 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

UFO Days
What a great opportunity to finish all those Un-Finished prOjects!   Just call us ahead of time to reserve your place in our classroom.  Bring your sewing machine and supplies and enjoy the day with others (who have UFO’s too)!  We are here to help just in case you need us.
Days will vary.  Anytime there is not class in session, you are welcome to come in and sew!      $ NO CHARGE

Our Open House Newsletter

Well, hello there!  We hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as we did.  At one point, I seriously considered setting up my sewing machine and table under the tree in my backyard.  I didn't think my hubby would appreciate my enjoying myself in the shade as he slaved out there mowing and weeding.
Ahhhh well, maybe one day.
Where's the craziest place YOU'VE sewn??
This week is a big week for us at the shop--we have our open house.  Lots of things going on, so you won't want to miss a beat.
We hope to see you all there!




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