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Learn to use your machine and accessories. Sessions include hands-on experience. Workbook pages and fabrics for each technique are provided. Serger, embroidery, and software lessons are scheduled individually.
It's not too late to join the Spring Bouquet block of the Month. This stunning quilt is truly beautiful with appliqué blocks and border. It will be easily put together with the pre-cut pieces that come with fusible web attached. All you have to do is place, iron and use your favorite technique to stitch down the pieces. Each month you'll be able to pick up your kit and work on your block at home. We are always available to answer questions you may have, and give help where needed. Then drop in anytime during the month to pick up your block. The monthly fee of $37.50 includes the pattern, 9 blocks, and all 4 borders.
Make a whole quilt top for $20.00? Yes you can. We're bringing back a customer favorite from 20 years ago. This time we're using a row quilt featuring a log cabin center block. Each month you will get the fabric for one row of the quilt. As long as you follow the rules exactly, there will be no charge for the monthly kit. The book, "Welcome to My Cabin", is required. Optional finishing kits will be available for purchase..
Linda will help you get started with paper piecing techniques that will be fun and easy for you. Linda suggests selecting 6 bright fabrics and a light background, or consider a monochromatic theme.
Do you like the Leymoyne star but hate making Y seams? This is a class you will love! Using the special ruler developed by Deb Tucker, we will teach you the method while making a pillow cover. This ruler allows you to make the star in sizes from 3 to 12 inches finished.
Hand work is the perfect companion for summer activities...great to take with you as you watch the kids at ball games,or the pool, and while riding to your favorite vacation spot. This innovative technique turns English Paper Piecing on its head. First learn the method, then apply it to any hexagon project you see or can imagine. You can't stop making them!
Linda Jean and Peggy are teaching our very popular Kids Camp again this year. Our beginning stitchers will meet in the morning and the intermediate students will come in the afternoon. Projects will range from simple wall hangings to back packs and clothing. Campers are welcome to bring their own sewing machines, however class machines will be available for camp use.
Learn tender loving care of your sewing machine. Marianne will teach you the basics of machine care: oiling, cleaning and general maintenance. When you take proper care of your machine it will give you many years of sewing satisfaction. Bring your sewing machine, cleaning tools and manual.
Keep your serger running like new with these maintenance tips from Marianne. She will go thru the process of cleaning and oiling your serger for tip top performance. Bring your manual and the cleaning tools that came with your serger.
This organizer is the ideal way to have your tools at hand without taking up additional work space. It's great to take to classes or use at home, and what a gift for your quilter friends!
Come and rally with us!! Door Prizes, refreshments, free quilt pattern, door prizes, ribbons, sewing machine give-aways, and did I say door prizes? See you in July!!
Increase your knitting skills and make a beautiful afghan at the same time. In this class we will work on one block at a time, (perfect to carry with you to ball games, beach cottages, and to make that car time go faster, ( as long as you're not the driver). Each block will teach a new stitch and hone your knitting skills. This class will repeat in the fall, so you can start now and finish with a great afghan before Christmas.
Let Peggy introduce you to Zentangle. The Zentangle method is a way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. (We call it doodling.) It is fun and relaxing. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. All you'll need for this class is a pair of clean white tennis shoes, permanent ink, a paint brush, a black fabric pen and your imagination. We will have the ink, fabric pen and brushes available at the store.
Come and learn this favorite hand embroidery skill. This is a class for all ages. We will stitch a simple piece to learn the basic cross stitch.
Make this handy organizer to keep next to your sewing machine, on your desk or in the bathroom to keep everything at your fingertips. Pop the long organizer with your quilting supplies in your tote bag and you're ready to go to class!
You will love this easy yet elegant tea towel. During the first part of the class you will create a thread insertion with a stitch that is an Elna exclusive. Then use the second part of the class to add machine embroidery to your towel with the Elna embroidery machine. If you like, you may come in later to add the machine embroidery.
Again we'll be at Selu for a fun, rewarding experience. Make a mystery quilt with us and bring your own projects to work on, or just work on your own sewing.
Folded fabric on a styrofoam egg make these charming ornaments. Peggy will teach you the technique and get you started on your ornament. You'll want to make several.
You will be surprised and pleased at the number and variety of items you can make with just one yard of fabric. Using either "One Yard Wonders" or "Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders", choose a project from over 200 featured in the books, buy your one yard of fabric, and we'll do the construction in class.
Once upon a time we quilters would cut off and throw away the selvage edges before we started our projects. Those days are gone! Now you can upcycle those marvelous edges into remarkable new projects. All our projects start with the same basic 8 1/2" foundation that we will learn to make in class. Then choose your project from the many offered in our "Save the Selvages" book and we will start to create. Remember to start "saving the selvages" right now!
Tunisian crochet, also know as the afghan stitch is easy to learn and quick to work, yet your fabric looks intricate and complex. A long crochet hook with a button on one end is used to work back and forth on your rows without turning your work. Choose from any of a wide variety of project to learn the technique.