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.

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    Labyrinth - $85 (new session scheduled)
      By Faye.  2 class sessions, Tuesday,
May 30 and June 6.  From 12 noon - 3 pm
   Price includes pattern, fabric kit, and instructions.  The original pattern was done in browns.  We chose trendy grey, black and red.  See sample on FB:"Alma Sue's Quilt Shop"
    Suitable for beginners

Mondo Bag - $85
Wednesday May 3 and 10.  12 noon-3 pm
  Price includes pattern, fabric kit (your choice), interfacing, batting, and instructions to complete one bag.  NO hardware, NO Y seams, NO zippers.  Entire bag is finished on the machine.  Everyone needs one, or two, or three....
  Suitable for beginners.  A great introduction to sewing and quilting.

Urban Runner with Quick Curves Ruler - $56
  Wednesday May 17 and 24 from 12 noon - 3 pm
  Price includes Quick Curves Ruler, fabric, pattern, and class.
  Learn how to use the quick curves ruler and open the door to a vast array of quilt patterns with curves.  An effortless way to make curved pieces, including the double wedding ring.  This class introduces you to the technique by making a table runner and includes the large size Quick Curve ruler.
   Basic knowledge of rotary cutting and sewing required.

Finishing Class - $40
  Thursday May 25 (or June 1 or June 8), 12-4 pm
  Price includes all materials to finish the runner, including batting, lining, and binding, and instructions.
  Once you have made the runner don't lay it away, instead let Faye show you how to finish it using free motion quilting on your own sewing machine.  And we can show you how to do basic machine quilting without spending a lot of money on gadgets and peripherals.  Then learn how to apply the french double fold binding with mitered corners for a professional look.  The free motion quilting and binding techniques can be transferred for use with a few other unfinished projects.
   Suitable for beginners.

    PRIVATE CLASSES - $12/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.

Summer Hours

Closed Sunday and Holidays

We work really hard every day Monday - Saturday and deserve a day of rest on holidays!

OPEN hours after May 1:
10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
10-5 Thursday and 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

Share our Sewing Room

We have moved and enlarged our sewing and class room to the East side next to the double glass doors.  Lots of natural light and more space!.  Join us on Thursday to work on your project with help from our educators. 
    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 week one person was finishing a double wedding ring quilt from class, another was working on a crib quilt, Ella was repairing seams on an old quilt.  We had a review of how to sew borders, then a welcome break of Yorkshire tea and Scottish shortbread.   

     Use our machines, or bring yours. 

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!

Summer Events

Row By Row

Kickoff day begins Wednesday June 21.  We are in the final stages of designing the row in conjunction with John Sims and the students at Ringling School of Art.  Watch newsletters for more information as the summer progresses.

     License plates are available for sale now.  There is no date restriction on the sale of plates.  We have two designs.  Call 941-330-0993 if you want a plate sent to you.  $5.95 each.

    Christmas preview will be the first week of July.  Demonstrations, food, door prizes, view new fabrics.  Stay tuned. 

Current Specials

Week of April 24-29

Pick any solid in the shop and pay $8/yard.  DOES NOT INCLUDE marbled or grunge pieces.

  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

Summer hours begin May 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10-3 pm

Thursday and Friday 10-5  

We will be in the shop, busy sewing samples and making quilts.  Please feel free to join us if the lights are on.  ENTER through the single door on the EAST side.  The door where the golf cart and employee cars are parked. 
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"

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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.)


Quilt Consultation

Quilt Consultation
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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