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.
Winter Twist = $125
New dates TBA
1-4 pm Limited to 4 students
Price includes pattern book, fabric kit, instructions, and free open sewing sessions on Thursday to finish project. Pattern book contains instructions for quilt, table runner, tree skirt, and cookie recipes. See photos on FaceBook.
Winter Twist is one of the nicest holiday/winter quilts we have seen in quite a while, beautiful red poinsettia focus print with white background, sashed in garden lattice design with reds and greens. Designed by Jason Yenter at In The Beginning fabric company.
Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.
Double Wedding Ring = $55
January 3, 10, 17 (Wednesday)
1-4 pm Limited to 4 students
A repeat of the popular DWR class by Dena.
Call 941-330-0993. Class is filled! Call for a spot on waiting list.
Price includes template set by Marti Michell. Make your quilt using one fabric for the arc, or make the classic pattern using a pieced arc. This is the best template set to use so everything fits perfectly. Dena will give tips on how to sew perfect curves. The DWR on our FaceBook profile photo was made using this template set and Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Scraps of fabric are great for this quilt, or use a planned color combination. The class will make enough rings for a throw size. Once you learn the technique, make as many rings as desired for a larger size. This template set is also used to make placemats and table runners.
Class fee includes free open sewing sessions on Thursday to complete the quilt top as needed.
Bargello Class (runner) $85
Nov. 7 & 14, Tuesday 12:30-4 pm
Price includes book, Fabric Kit, instructions, and free open sewing sessions on Thursday to finish if needed.
Suitable for beginners who know how to use rotary cutting tools. This quilt is entirely strip pieced. Develop the skill with a runner, then move on to one of the numerous quilt size patterns in the book. Skills learned: strip piecing, organizing pieces
Crosswalk (Runner and Placemats) $85
November 10, Friday, 10-3
Fee includes pattern, jelly roll, contrast fabric, instructions, free open sewing to finish. Select your choice of strip colors from packages of Hoffman Bali poppies. Bring lunch, or order out. Purchase your binding and backing fabric for a 20% discount. Fabric is sufficient to make one runner and 6 placemats.
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.
Announcing Radical Wednesday
Radical Prices on Seasonal Fabric
beginning Nov. 1
All seasonal prints (fall, holiday) = $8/yard EVERY DAY
All seasonal panels = $8/panel EVERY DAY
Minimum cut 1/2 yard
NEW! All seasonal Fat Quarters = $2/each
We have lots of great panels for quick and easy panel quilts:
Nativity scene, Herald Angels, Christmas trees (white, green, red), Santa, Northcott blue church panel, grey/white QT church panel, stockings large and small etc.
Add one or more simple borders, add a simple border and a pieced border, quilt and bind. Perfect as a wall hanging, lap quilt, throw, or expand to twin size.
Christmas Placemats and Runners - make it easy with precut, adhesive batting, turn inside out like a pillow or add binding
Make a stocking to gift the Christmas quilt or throw - we have all sizes, a giant one to fit a bed quilt, a medium size, or smaller ones to fit all sizes of gifts.
Radical prices on all seasonal fabric = $8/yd every day until gone
WACKY WEDNESDAY PRICES
All Clearance fabric = $4/yard every Wednesday
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.
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!
PARDON OUR DUST
Hotel construction on our campus has created new traffic patterns. Our entrance off Bahia Vista Street is now open.
NOTE: NOW OPEN
Fall and Winter hours
Monday and Saturday
Open 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday through Friday
Open 10 am - 5 pm
CLOSED Sundays and Holidays
Other hours by request or appointment
We are frequently in the shop sewing and quilting beyond these hours. You will know we are still there working if the lights are on and there is a car and/or golf cart parked outside the East door. Feel free to join us.
If there is something you need beyond these hours, please call 941-330-0993 and we will wait for you.
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"
- November 28, 2017 - Wacky Wednesday includes flannel
- November 14, 2017 - Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday!
- October 31, 2017 - FLASH News
- October 24, 2017 - Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday
- October 18, 2017 - Today is Radical Wednesday
- October 10, 2017 - Tomorrow is Radical Wednesday
- October 3, 2017 - Radical Wednesday tomorrow
- September 26, 2017 - Tomorrow is Radical Wednesday
- September 20, 2017 - Announcing Radical Wednesday
- September 8, 2017 - Campus Updates
- August 24, 2017 - Construction at Alma Sue's
- 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 0.0175 - 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"
LIKE our Facebook page. We post photos of current projects, quilts in the frame, and class projects on our FB page = Alma Sue's Quilt Shop
March 21-23, 2018 Joe the Quilter
Three days of quilt improvisation led by the renown Joe Cunningham. 24-hour sewing at the new hotel on campus. Strictly limited to 20 participants. Food catered by Der Dutchman. Watch this site and our Facebook page (Alma Sue's Quilt Shop) for fee and more details as developed.
March - UFO workshop - dates to be determined
Two days of quilting in sunny Sarasota at the new hotel on campus. A quilt retreat led by Dena and her 10 elves, helping you finish one or more of your UFO's. Don't like it anymore? Then trade your UFO from someone else at the retreat. Food catered by Der Dutchman. Limited to 30 participants. Watch this site and our FB page for more details as developed.