Quilting Classes

Disappearing Pinwheel

January means the Easy Peasy Goof Proof classes are back!  The disappearing pinwheel looks intricate, but it is easy to stitch and has lots of possible variations.

There are two sessions: Fridays at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting January 19, 2018.

or Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting January 20.

The course continues for six weeks and the cost is $55 plus your materials.

Each class is limited to eight students, so sign up soon.

Click the link for the supply list.

Edge to Edge Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine

So you would like to quilt with your embroidery machine but don’t want to hoop each individual block. This demonstration class will walk you through edge to edge quilting using your embroidery machine.

Please see list of design sizes below to determine if you have the proper hoop size. The class will cover making templates, calculating starting point and spacing on your quilt top, preparation of backing and batting when using this method and how to quilt to the edge.

The Book/Design CD will be available for purchase at the class. The CD contains 10 Edge to Edge designs with various themes. Designs include: Baby Meander, Boardwalk, Daisies, Holly Meander, Musical Notes, Leaves, Plain Meander, Star Meander, Salsa and Spring Meander.

Monroeville: Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Hills: Thursday,  April 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Class Fee $10.00 – class attendees will be given a $5.00 discount on purchase of Book/CD

Book/CD $35.00 - All files are available in three sizes. The actual size for each design will vary, but for each size, the designs will be no larger than: 

  •  Small -- 5.6” x 9.9” (140mmX250mm)
  •  Medium -- 6.7” x 11.7” (170mmX298mm)
  •  Large -- 7.8” x 13.8” (200mmX350mm)

The CD that comes with this book contains files in the following formats: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, 10o.

Machine Quilting with Westalee

Join us in the Monroeville store to see the very easiest way to do free motion quilting on a regular sewing machine.

Instructor Julie Kane will show you how to use Westalee rulers to achieve detailed designs without intricate marking. See a variety of templates and learn the techniques that will make them easy to use.

Templates are also available to use with longarm quilting machines.

After the introduction you will get a chance to try it yourself, but there's nothing to bring. We will have machines set up to use.

The class will be offered  on Thursday, April 6,  6 to 8 p.m. The class fee is $15. Call us at 724-733-8440 to sign up.

Jenny's Essence Technique Quilt

See how you can get the most from your sewing machine with this quilt that teaches dozens of techniques you can do with your decorative stitches.

Laura Barnes will teach you step by step how to create this gorgeous quilt designed by Jenny Haskins.

Learn the "Jenny Join" method of putting together the blocks. You choose the colors from the supply list. Make it in reds and pinks for a very special Valentine.

Two sessions $55. Required pattern with CD is $25. The CD includes two embroidery designs. (Use our machine for hoop embroidery if yours doesn't do that.)


North Hills: 


Beginning Quilting

Have you wanted to learn how to quilt?  Then this class is perfect for you as Edith Heidrich takes you from cutting the quilt pieces to putting on the binding. Choose the rail fence or the friendship star pattern, but you pick the colors. The supply list for Friendship Star is here. Click here for the Rail Fence supply list.

Start Quilting by Alex Anderson is a recommended textbook. If you have already taken this class, you are welcome to come back and make the other quilt.

6 Classes: $50

alex anderson rail fencefriendship star



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