Staff picks!

Barb’s staff pick comes from the lovely Tanjay “Fall Neutral Sands” group. “You just can’t go wrong with animal print”-Barb

Theresa loves this super soft top by Michael Tyler. It has pleather zippered cuffs and comes with a black scarf to dress it up even more!

Angela loves this new pattern to make fabric slippers! Great way to use up scraps and even cotton selvages.

Cheri’s favorite item comes from our notions area- these wonder clips! Wether you are machine sewing or hand sewing on binding, they work like a charm- they stay on!!

Naoko loves this wall hanging appliquéd kit “Reindeer Games” from “Happy Hollow Designs.” It certainly is adorable and would look great hanging up in anyone’s place.

Mary-Lynn loves these gorgeous wall hangings from our giftware selection. They are great gift ideas for anyone on your list!

 

Craig’s Fall Class List Is Out!!

Craig’s Quilting Corner
Fall Quilting Classes

September 7th and 14th 4:30-8:30
Cost: $55
Back to basics…Learn to Quilt
In this class we will be making a charming double size quilt top. We will be taking this opportunity to go over all the basics to get started quilting including: tools of the trade, cutting and sewing techniques. This is a perfect beginner project that is suitable for seasoned quilters as well. Pattern included.

Starting August 2016 One on one instruction by appointment. Ask for available Day.
Cost $100
Longarm quilting
This 4 hour class is a prerequisite to renting the longarm at Craig’s Quilting Corner. In this class you will learn how to quilt on a longarm machine. Skills covered in the class include quilt top preparation, loading your quilt, tension, thread, planning, marking, pantographs, and free motion. You will have the opportunity to finish a small project of your own at this class.
This class can be purchased as a rental package for $320 which includes the class and 10 hours of machine time!!!

October 14th 4:30 – 8:30
Cost $35
Quilting Rulers PLUS!
We’ve come a long way baby!!! Ok you have tried some free motion quilting… what’s next. Learn how to use rulers and templates to create a professional look on your latest projects. We will be covering some of the basic tools and techniques including some basic design strategies.

October 6th and 13th 4:30 to 8:30
Cost $55
Curved Piecing made easy
Leave all that pinning behind and learn how to do curved piecing the easy way! In this class we will create a curved block table runner. We will start by drafting the curved pattern and then we will sew it together without a pin in sight!!! Pattern included.

November 4th 10:30-3:00
Cost $35
Fabric Wreath
Dress up your front door or your dinning room table with this fabulous fabric wreath.
November 10th 1:30 to 6:30
Cost $35
Christmas Stockings
Shhhhh….. don’t tell anyone you know how to do this…. You’ll be making them for everyone you know!!!! Pattern included.

November 25th 10:30 to 3:00
Cost $35
Appliqued Snowman Bench Cushion by KimberBell
KimberBell has created this amazing Whimsy winter Bench Pillow. Come learn to appliqué with this 16X38 cushion. The first in a serious of year round pillows.

December 8th 4:30- 8:30
Cost $35
Hunter Star Table runner
This is a classic look that will be a stunning centerpiece to any table this Christmas. This is the half square triangle method which requires no extra rulers or tools. Pattern included.

January 4th 4:30 – 8:30
Cost $35
Sewing with Minky….. Shannon Cuddle cloth
Just in time for all those Spring babies!!! Cuddle up in a new appliqué quilt made from minky… yes you heard me we are sewing with minky!!!! Learn the tricks of the trade to this stretchy fabric. Pattern included.

Samples are up in the store. Come in to today to take a look and sign up to learn some new techniques!

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Packing for a quilting retreat!!

Are you going on a quilting retreat? A few friends gave me some great tips when they go away to sew for a few days.
1. You know what you are capable of, wether it be a project a day or one every couple days. Pack as if you are your most efficient as you’ve ever been.
2. Pre cut! This was a big one. Precut pieces or strips so once you get there you are ready to sew!
3. If you have a small ironing board/cutting board combo-take it! You don’t want to waste your time by standing in line waiting to use the iron or cutting table.
4. Pack snacks that won’t make a mess on your projects! Or just don’t eat near them.
5. Have fun! Take pictures of other projects to give you ideas at a later time.

Please feel free to leave your advice or tips and tricks you have learnt!