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Stars and Stripes Table Runner - Beginner
Tuesday June 26, 1-4 pm $25
TWO SPACES LEFT
Fee INCLUDES fabric kit to make one runner
Learn an easy way to make stars, then transfer the knowledge to make placemats and quilts of valor. Make runners for everyone's patriotic celebrations. You won't believe how easy it is to make a variable or Ohio star from 2.5 inch strips - no set in corner squares or triangles. Even we were completely shocked at how easy it is to make these stars!
Techniques: Half square triangles, snowball corners, how to sew multiple strips and keep everything straight and flat
Our goal is to teach the technique making one project, then show how to be creative and use the same technique for other projects.
Machine Maintenance and Cleaning - $25
First Friday of every month 10:30-12. July 6, August 3
Stop paying $75+ for machine service. You can do this, and should do regularly. Eliminate skipped stitches and bobbin jams. Bring machine, foot pedal, and instruction booklet. Fee includes cleaning kit with chenille stems, machine oil, brush, and proper screwdriver.
One Block Wonder - $45 - Faye
3 sessions, Tuesday 1-4 on June 5, June 12, June 19 FILLED
Bought a big print no longer attractive? You will be surprised at the results when it is cut up and reconfigured. Fee includes book and instructions.
Another session added: July 31, August 7 and 14 Tuesdays 1-4 pm
call 941-330-0993 for a seat
Fractured Panel - $35 - staff
2 sessions, Wednesday 1-4, June 13 and June 20
Throw your ruler on top of the panel on the floor. Cut and sew black strips where it lands. A stained glass look. You will cut, sew, quilt, and finish the project in class. Fee includes small panel and all supplies needed to finish the project (batting, lining, binding).
Needle turn applique table runner - $38 - Duke
Friday 1-4 July 13 and July 20
Our Ellie Sienkiewicz-trained applique expert will guide you in making a beautiful table runner on black or white tea toweling for an upscale farmhouse or on jute for a beachy look. No quilting needed. Learn to transfer a pattern or create your own pattern, and make stems the easy way. No, you don't need an expensive stem turner gadget.
Class fee includes applique fabrics and toweling (black or white) or jute. No quilting needed for this project. Once applique is finished, runner is done!
PRIVATE CLASSES - $15/hour
Beginning Sewing, How to use your sewing machine, T shirt quilt, Memory Quilt, Beginning Quilting, Finish a Project, Free Motion Quilting, or whatever your specific needs happen to be.
Call 941-330-0993 to set a date and discuss your individual needs.
Private class on the Bernina Q20 available Monday or Friday - $20/hour
Learn how to finish your own quilt instead of sending it out!
More Classes and Samples in Process
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Complete Your UFO Day 10:30-4 pm $25
Bring one UFO and get help to finish it
Wacky Pinwheel - Tuesday August 7, 14, 21
Paper Piecing - paper piece our Row by Row entry
Bargello again using autumn colors
Turn a panel into a quilt - 4 different border treatments
Take a Flight - Easy flying geese
Mariner's Star with the Skinny Robin ruler, no paper piecing
Table runner with the Quick Curve Ruler
Gifts from the kitchen - Alma Sue's hot pads, microwave bowls, baked potato bag, wrap-around casserole hot pad, charging station hang-up
Thursday Open Sewing
Thursday from 1-4 pm
Fee: $8 per session. No charge if you are finishing a project from one of our classes!
Limited to 4 individuals. Please call 941-330-0993 to register!
This is not the same as a private class, however, we will help you with the details of finishing your project. Our "seasoned" staff has a combined pool of more than 150 years of knowledge and experience in quilting. Duke is the applique and repair expert, Faye excels in free motion quilting and general quilt construction, Dena knows every aspect of deciphering patterns and making quilts, and Ella fills in the gaps, having worked on several thousand quilts over the last 15 years. This unique mix of knowledge and skills in one place is unusual and you get to tap into this repository at the Open Sewing sessions. Thursday sessions are akin to a quilt academy.
If this is your first time, please tell us what you are working on to make sure we can match your needs with a staff member. This session is not appropriate for someone who has never made a quilt or for someone who needs one-on-one instruction. Call 941-330-0993 for a Private Lesson.
Check out our assortment of blenders. We make many Custom Quilts and use a lot of blenders! Stonehenge by Northcott, Dimples by Andover, Basic Backgrounds Tone on Tone in White, Neutral, Off White, Muslins, Timeless Treasures Fairy Frost. Love those Metallic Blenders!
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Call the shop at 941-330-0993
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Alma Sue's Quilts
3737 Bahia Vista Street, Suite 11
Sarasota FL 34232
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