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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  By Dena.  3 class sessions, Wednesday March 13, 20, and 27.  
   Daytime session from 1-3 pm

   You will learn how to make the DWR two ways.  One way uses the same fabric for all the arcs.  The traditional way uses 6 small pieces to make the arc.  This class will step you through making and joining 9 circles for a small quilt.  For a larger quilt, twin to king size, just continue making and sewing the same circles together.
   The Marti Martelli template set is included in the class price.  
   Limited to 3 students.  Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.

  By Dena.  3 class sessions Tuesday 1-4 pm
March 7, 14, 21
     In this class you will make the starspin medallion for the small quilt size.  The pattern includes instructions to make both the small quilt and a large bed size quilt.  The medallion is made up of 4 colorways (red, blue, green, gold) with 5 shades of each color for 20 different fabrics.
  Fee includes pattern and fabric to complete the small quilt.

Mondo Bag - $85
  Everyone needs a Mondo Bag, holds everything to go everywhere.  Diaper Bag, grocery bag, shopping bag, tote everything to quilt class, airline carry-on, gym bag, make one for the granddaughter to tote to ballet or gymnastics class, tote yoga mat and towels, endless uses.  Everything finished on the machine - no zippers and no hardware needed! 
  Fee includes pattern, interfacing, fleece, and fabric to complete the Midi bag.  Learn the technique then translate it to either the Large Mondo or the Itty Bitty Mondo. 
  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 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

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 Bargello table runner from class, another was working on the double wedding ring from class, Ann was beginning a new miniature quilt and another was busy cutting out dozens of shapes for a complex applique project. 

     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!


  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"

Current Specials


Selected bolts = $10/yard
108 inch wide fabric for quilt backing.  Nice selection of colors;  grey, pink, blue, yellow, orange, turquoise, etc.  Pick up a 3-yd precut bundle (108 x 108) or have a larger piece cut from the bolt.
(Stonehenge wide fabric not included in this special)

Fabric Marking Pens
Disappear immediately with attached liquid eraser, or with water and eventually by air after 24-48 hours.  Regular price 4.95.  Buy one, get one free.

St. Patrick's Day Friday March 17

Wear GREEN and get 20% off anything in the entire store.  Fabric, notions, irons, quilts, batting, etc.  This special DOES APPLY to anything in the store, including the $5 fabric rack and quilts!

NOT INCLUDED are the quilting services on the pickup shelf!

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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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