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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.
Quilt Your Own 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 date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Class time: 9:30 am--12:30 pm

“Beginning Quilting”
 or “improve your quilting”


Class Description


Three 4-hour Sessions for a Total Fee of $125.00


Dates:             Saturdays – September 29, October 13 and 27, 2018

Time:              9:30 to 1:30 – no lunch break, ok to bring snacks or sandwich

Instructor:      Pat Pinkston, Cell and Text 512-626-6918, Email Pat.Pinkston@att.net



This class is for the beginner who has never quilted at all but it will also be very helpful to those that have been quilting for some time, more about this below.


This class will introduce you to piecing and quilting by machine. You'll learn tips and tricks to make your quilting journey a successful one. You will learn how to set up your quilting area, make good color and fabric choices, rotary cutting skills, proper piecing and pressing techniques, which needles and threads, layering and basting your quilt, machine quilting your quilt and adding the binding by machine or hand stitching ... everything you’ll need to become a successful quilter!


You will learn to make 7 different blocks using a large variety of techniques that build a good foundation for your quilting. You will be able to assemble blocks and add borders to complete about a 40 inch square quilt top and then complete your quilt with machine quilting and binding.


Now for those who may want to improve their quilting skills, take it up a step (newbies don’t read this paragraph, you’ll learn the correct way). Do your HST (half square triangles) curve, are you having trouble with your ¼ seams, have cutting or pressing issues, spend too much time pinning, having trouble with layering and binding?


Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable operating your sewing machine which includes how to thread your machine and wind bobbins.


Supply List and Tools required available upon payment of class fee.



Embroidery with Barbara

Design is 146 X 208 - 3 Hoopings – Saturday, NOVEMBER  3rd, 2018  
Book is made using Uncorked Fabric with gold flecks and gold colored fabric for design decoration.  These can be purchased from Austin Sewing Machines
3 pieces of tear-away stabilizer
Two pieces of 10 x 13 fabric - fold to 10 x 6 ½  RIGHT SIDE OUT (Front and Back Cover)
Two pieces of 10 x 12 fabric - fold to 10 x 6 RIGHT SIDE OUT (Inside lining)
One piece of gold fabric 6 x 7 for design
One piece of 987 Fusible Fleece or other batting 6 x 7 to go under design for embossing
IF YOU WANT AN EXTRA INSIDE POCKET:  1 Piece of fabric 10 x 11 folded in half RIGHT SIDE OUT to 10 x 5 ½ 
1 piece of 10 x 7 fabric for inside spine
Two pieces of cut-away 9 x 6 - This is to make the book stronger - you can leave out if you wish - I put them in the 10 x 6 ½ folded outside front and back cover – You can use various materials to make this outer cover stronger.
1 piece of ribbon (optional)