This class will teach you how to make a basic tote bag, based on the pattern Our Favorite Tote by Ruby Star Society. You will learn to make this simple, unlined tote, but also make a second version of the bag with lining and pockets, teaching you how to customize your bags. We will also cover different types of interfacing and how that can make a difference in your bags.
Class fee includes pattern and interfacing for second bag.
Required supplies- Students must bring fabric for the two bags- 3/4 yard for first first unlined bag, and this fabric should be slightly heavier than quilting cotton, such as a linen blend, canvas, or denim.
For the second bag- 3/4 yard of fabric for the exterior and handles, 1/2 yard for the lining. Because we will be lining this bag, these fabrics would be fine to be quilting cotton.
Sewing machine that the student is comfortable operating. Aforementioned fabrics. Thread, scissors, rotary cutter, Square ruler or long ruler preferred but not required.
A minimum of 4 students are required for this class to make, so invite a friend!
If you’re looking for a last minute gift idea for your favorite quilter (or yourself), then here are my top recommendations based on customer trends over the past few months.
This wool pressing mat took a while to win me over. And by took a while, I should be clear that the first time I used it, I understood all the hype.
I used cheap ironing boards for a long time for my sewing-related pressing, and after a while I noticed that the grid marks from the worn top would come through on my blocks. And that’s obviously a no go.
So after opening the shop, I tried out these wool pressing mats, having seen them everywhere. And they immediately won me over.
The wool holds the heat from your iron, which then essentially presses your quilt block from both sides and gives you extremely flat seams. It makes a difference when you are doing serious pressing on a project. Next level quilting!
This misting spray bottle has been a hit. In sewing and quilting, we often use starch or water to help press blocks or fabrics.
What this spray bottle does differently is that it gives you a very even, very light mist of liquid. No big droplets or uneven sprays.
You prime the bottle with one pump, then spray with another. It’s a simple thing that can make your sewing more pleasurable!
These Cozyblue embroidery kits are a perfect all in one gift. It includes everything you need to make the beautiful hoop, except for scissors!
The hoop, printed fabric pattern, needle, and thread are all included- plus a perfect intro to embroidery stitching guide!
Perfect for you to pick up to have some holiday quiet time, or perfect for your loved one who wants to be more creative but doesn’t know where to start!
We have 5 designs in stock to choose from.
There are many types of needle threaders on the market, but the consensus among sewists I know is that this is the best one.
If you have trouble seeing to thread your needle, or holding your hand still enough to get it, this can be a life saver!
It fits a wide variety of needles and will become a staple of your sewing table.
This is easily what I’d call the pattern of the year for our shop.
We’ve had to re-order it four times. It has so much potential for customization and looks amazing in a variety of color palettes and styles.
I often say the simple things are the best quilting tools, and this thread cutter proves it! In the “handle” of the basket is an embedded razor, which is safely tucked away so no one will cut themselves, and you use it to pop threads apart after chain piecing.
These fun gadgets have existed for a long time, but this one has two fun extra features. One is that it features the little basket to stick threads or other small things in while you’re sewing, and the other is that the sides of the basket are magnetic, which is an easy storage place for your pins or clips!
And of course, when all else fails, there’s always a gift certificate to make sure they get exactly what they want.
Fabric must be recognizable as this fabric in the piece. This does not have to be a quilt, or even a sewn piece. Embroidery, sewing, bags, multimedia, paint, paper arts, collage or any physical artistic variation is welcome!
Bird fabric is available on a first come first serve basis.
Finished pieces will be submitted to the shop to be judged- there will be both a community favorite award by popular vote and an award from a guest judge. Prizes to be determined- but trust me they will be worth your while!
Submissions are due at the shop by October 18, 2019.
Get creative and try to think out of the box- I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
This class requires basic quilting knowledge. Supplies include the Norm and Nanette pattern, traditional quilt/sewing tools, sewing machine, and fabrics detailed on the pattern to make the small quilt version. This class is only to make the quilt top- students will finish (quilt/bind) the project on their own time.
We are excited to announce our Embroidery Club, beginning Tuesday, August 27 from 6pm- 8pm.
Clubs will be different from regular classes- each month we will have space for 12 participants in the club, and each month will cover different stitches and projects related to embroidery. Students sign up for meetings one at a time, rather than being expected to attend all of them.
We are excited to announce our English Paper Piecing (EPP) Club, beginning Thursday, August 15 from 6pm- 8pm.
Clubs will be different from regular classes- each month we will have space for 12 participants in the club, and each month will cover a different topic related to EPP. Students sign up for meetings one at a time, rather than being expected to attend all of them.
All club meetings will use the same book as text- All Points Patchwork: English Paper Piecing Beyond the Hexagon for Quilts & Small Projects by Diane Gilleland. It will be available at the shop, and will be required for all club meetings.
Other supplies recommended include:
Clover Black Gold Sharps Needle Sizes 9 – 12 6ct
Clover Black Gold Between / Quilting Needle Sizes 9 – 12 6ct
SewTites Magnetic Pin
Sewline Glue Pen
At each club meeting, the paper templates for the shape being covered will be provided to students.
We are excited to announce a new class on August 17 from 10am-2pm, the Twirl N Spin Table Runner.
This table runner project is so easy to personalize. You can make your stars scrappy or solids, and use any variety of colors or themed fabrics to make it your own! Our sample above is done is playful Christmas fabrics by Alison Glass.
This is a class for beginning or intermediate quilters. This class will only produce the quilt top, and students will finish (quilt and bind) the project on their own. Class price is $40 and spaces are limited.
You can learn how quick and easy projects are when using a specialty ruler and accompanying pattern- in this case the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
Because specialty rulers are an investment- the 60 Degree Diamond Ruler costs $29.99- we are going to offer a number of affordable patterns and classes to go along with it. We want you to make the most of your tools and feel confident using them!
Call the shop at 405-562-3409 or come in to reserve your spot today.