Above are two pieces recently finished in the Hand Quilting frame.
A Boston Red Sox Tee Shirt Quilt at the top.
Directly above is a memory piece custom made for a Penn State Alumnus.
To see your memory pieces constructed into a quilt, call 941-330-0993.
Tuesday Jan 10, 1-4 pm Part I
Tuesday Jan 17, 1-4 pm Part II
Quilt Kit, pattern, instructions $75.
This pattern is perfect for those large prints you just can't bear to cut up. Quilt allegedly can be made in one "Delightful Afternoon!" We will show you how to do it in TWO delightful afternoons. Learn the pattern and then use it to make various sizes from lap to king. Each sample looks like a completely different quilt, depending on the fabric used. This kit is assembled from Kaffe Fassett fabric. View the sample photo on FaceBook: "Alma Sue's Quilt Shop"
DEER IN ATTIC WINDOWS
Tuesday Jan. 24, 1-4 Part I
Tuesday Jan. 31, 1-4 Part II
Panel, quilt kit, and instructions $65
Put your wildlife in attic windows. Once you learn how to cut the panel you can use this treatment for any wildlife, a scenic background, flowers, etc. This is the easiest and most effective attic windows pattern out there. It all started with a Santa panel last year, then we put bears, wolves, and trees in the windows. The stag panel was reprinted and we were fortunate to snag a few bolts. See the photo on Facebook: "Alma Sue's Quilt Shop."
MONDO BAG (Midi Size) Easy, Beginner
Saturday Jan 14 and 21, Two sessions
Fabric, batting, stabilizer, pattern, classes $75
No zippers! No D rings, No hardware!
DOUBLE WEDDING RING
By Dena. Dates to be announced
General Sewing, T shirt quilt, Memory Quilt, Beginning Quilting, Finish a Project, Free Motion Quilting
Closed Sunday and Holidays
We work really hard every day Monday - Saturday and deserve a day of rest on holidays!
OPEN hours for the season:
10-3 Monday and Saturday
10-5 Tuesday thru Friday
We will be in the shop sewing, quilting, and cutting kits. Feel free to stop in if the lights are on. Enter through the EAST door.
If you are on a road trip, call ahead and we will stay and wait for you. 941-330-0993
Our sewing room is OPEN for your use to finish your projects.
Thursday 1-4 pm
Get help from our staff and educators. This week we worked with quilters making pillow shams to match their quilt and gave instructions on using a ruffler/pleater foot.
Use our machines, or bring yours.
Fee: $8 per session, LIMITED to 4 spaces
Call 941-330-0993 to sign up.
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!
Alma Sue's Quilt Shop offers a full line of QUILTING SERVICES.
- Hand Quilting by Amish QUILTERS
- Quilt Repair and Restoration
- Quilt Binding
- Complete your Unfinished Projects and TOPS
- DESIGN and finish a CUSTOM Quilt
- Free Motion Quilting
- Long Arm Quilting
Check out our section of HANDMADE QUILTS in all sizes and price range. From BABY quilts to King size. Need another color or size? Let us design one for you.
We design and make CUSTOM QUILTS. All work is done right here in our Sarasota store, in the PINECRAFT community amid displays of finished quilts. Visit us and watch accomplished quilters at work.
Yes we have lots of fabric from the major mills, since we pull from our stock on the floor to make the quilts. And an entire WALL of FLORIDA and seaside prints.
Wide range of BATTING choices: Hobbs Heirloom blend in cotton, wool, silk, Battalizer, synthetic, Quilters Dream Batting. We can help you select the proper batting for your project. Because we use a high volume of batting, our prices are significantly less than those in the chain stores. We carry batting NOT FOUND in chain stores.
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Season Hours beginning October 1
Monday and Saturday 10-3 pm
Tuesday thru Friday 10-5
Check our Facebook page to see current quilts in the hand frame, new kits and new quilts tops made by us and our customers and upcoming classes.
Search for "Alma Sue's Quilts Shop"
Anniversary Sale Our 15th!
It's our 15th Anniversary!
Time for an overhaul. Your good fortune. We are clearing out the finished products section of the store and re-arranging things.
Mark these dates on your calendar
Huge clearance sale and scrap sale. Finished goods and samples discounted by 50-70%
Fabric scrap sale sold by the pound
Bags of batting (for small pieces, hot pads, stuffing, etc) $3/bag
Assembled in 6 yd pieces, just the right size for quilt backings. $4/yd. Select marbles, Polka Dots, or Calicos. MADE IN THE USA!
New scraps put out daily.
Cleaning out the storage bins and selling some fabric racks, quilt tops, finished baby quilts, merchandising pieces, etc. who knows what we will find!
- December 31, 2016 - Classes
- December 15, 2016 - Christmas Clearance - fabric and gift items
- December 10, 2016 - Christmas Market Today
- November 29, 2016 - Canal Cruise is Monday Dec. 19
- November 29, 2016 - Canal Lights Punta Gorda
- November 18, 2016 - Attic Windows Class and more
- November 5, 2016 - Pinecraft Christmas today!
- October 23, 2016 - Everybody's Doing It
- October 17, 2016 - Classes and Holiday Shopping Events
- September 21, 2015 - Attic Windows Everywhere!
- June 3, 2015 - My Favorite Things
- June 3, 2015 - My Favorite Things
- March 17, 2013 - I remember when a pin was just a pin
- May 17, 2011 - Threads, page 2.
- May 9, 2011 - Thread Essentials
- October 26, 2010 - Needles and News
Long Arm Quilting Service
Prepare Quilt Top and Lining
Seam lining as needed (remove selvage, press seam OPEN)
Lining must be 4 inches larger than top on all sides
Can extend lining by sewing muslin strips on all sides (can remove strips after quilting is finished)
DO NOT BASTE layers together. Each layer is loaded onto frame separately.
Batting: Choose from our wide selection of AMERICAN MADE batting. No warm and natural, no batting with scrim, no batting with adhesives. Our machine will not produce a good quality stitch with these fillers.
Quilting: Choose simple stitching, pantograph design, computerized design, or custom hand-guided designs. (Price range 0.015 - 0.03 per square inch.)
Questions about quilt age or pattern or general information about your quilt, how to mark it, suggestions for batting, construction, quilting, or repair.
Available on THURSDAY. Fee is $8.
Please call 941-330-0993 for appointment.
Walk-in without appointment = fee is $25.00
We are not certified quilt appraisers and cannot state a value for your quilt.
To find a quilt appraiser: GOOGLE "Quilt Appraiser Sarasota"
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