Class Registration Policy

  • You must have a paid registration in order to be counted as a participant.
  • Registration should be paid within 72 hours of the class.
  • Placement on the list may be made at the store or by phone (pre-payment requirement still applies).
  • We are unable to accommodate unregistered drop-in participants.
  • Supply lists are provided upon your paid registration.
  • Class participants receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced class supplies at the time of registration and on class meeting days.
  • You may cancel a class for a full refund 72 hours (3 days) before the class meets.
  • If you cancel a class less than 72 hours before the class meets, you forfeit your class fee.  Because our teachers are not full time employees of the store, the forfeited class fee will be paid to the teacher.

Embroidery with Barbara--Animal Potholders

Animal Potholders
Class Fee:  $25.00
Class Time:  10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Instructor:  Barbara Devlin
Minimum Embroidery Hoop Size:  8x10"


  Animal Sizes:  Large Sizes 9.5 x 10

                          Small Sizes 8 x 10

 Batting to use if you want heat resistance

            2 layers of 100 percent cotton batting sandwiched over one layer of Insulbrite Thermal   Batting.  The     cotton batting is soft and dense and won’t melt from high heat.  Insulbrite  reflects theheat back to the source.  DO NOT USE THIS BATTING IN THE       MICROWAVE.         

 If you are just making them for display purposes, one piece of batting will suffice.


All cotton fabric should be starched with Best Press.

All animals:  Two pieces of cotton fabric 12 x 12 (Cat can be 11 x 11)

KK2000 or other embroidery spray stabilizer

Cut-Away Stabilizer (if you are doing feet on your animal, use polymesh stabilizer for the feet, making it easier to turn them).  Feet are made separate using two pieces of cotton fabric 3 x 3        and can be made in a 4 x 4 hoop

Small pieces of cotton for applique pieces (see below)

Piece of Gross Grain type ribbon for hanger

SF-101 (to be ironed on cotton fabric that goes on back of potholder)


Chicken applique pieces:  nose and wings

Pig applique pieces:  face, nose, and ears

Sheep applique pieces:  face, hair, and ears

Cat applique pieces:  face and tail



Quilt Your Quilt--Without Free Motion

You asked for it!  How do you quilt your quilt without doing free motion quilting?
This quilting class covers how to prepare your quilt top, including layering and basting with hints for those large quilt tops.  We will discuss how to set up your quilting area.  We will discuss grid quilting options, other quilting options to consider, and you will learn how to quilt cables for your borders using a fool proof method that requires NO marking.  I have quilted a 90" square quilt using these methods on my regular/domestic home sewing machine.  We will discuss when to tackle quilting on your regular sewing machine and when to consider taking your top to be professionally longarm quilted.
Sewing basics and machine knowledge are pre-requisites for this class.
Class Fee: $25.00
Book suggested but optional:  Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta
Supply list available.
Instructor:  Pat Pinkston
Class time: 9:30 am--12:30 pm
Date:  Saturday, September 16, 2017

Repeating Classes

Free hands-on class for owners of the Dream 8500 with the upgrade kit 1 and the Dream II 8550.

Learn how to customize designs and as a group select additional topics to cover in the final class.

The unique strength of the SNC cutting system scanning and not having to use metal or other physical dies to cut items. We work through editing a scanned item, review the different ways of adhering fabric, setting seam allowances for applique or pieced quilting.

Cost: $ 30.00