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Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Rev up those machines...

it's time to work on Holiday Projects!

We are loving these two festive quilts made by staff members:
The Ghost Quilt pattern by Then Came June made by Nancy Carney
The Ghost Quilt pattern by Then Came June made by Nancy Carney
Bat Moon Rising from the book Mini Wonderful Curves made by Kay Staskal
Bat Moon Rising from the book Mini Wonderful Curves made by Kay Staskal
Yes, we know it’s not quite 🎃Halloween 🎃yet, but this year has flown by and it’s never too early to start sewing for the holidays. Here are some suggested patterns and projects for decorating and gifting.

Reversible Aprons

Two of our favorite reversible aprons:
Quick to make and takes only 2 yards of fabric! Comfortable and easy to adjust for a perfect fit.
Fun for coordinating family events. Great for kids who love to help in the kitchen.

Placemats & Tablerunners

Decorate your own home or gift to others!

Oven Mitts

Translucent silicone to customize with your own fabric combinations. Additional refills available; everyone on your gift list will love these oven mitts!

Upcoming Classes

Low Water Immersion Dyeing

Saturday, October 20

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer
Create fabric to use in quilting and other sewing projects while learning the basics of low water immersion dyeing. This dyeing technique uses a small amount of water in shallow containers. Different ways of manipulating fabric and applying dyes produce a variety of effects including textured fabric using a single color, relaxed shibori (with one or more colors), and wonderful multi-colored pieces.
Register for Immersion Dyeing

Santorini Tote

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Instructor: Natalie Santini
Natalie Santini of Hungry Hippie Sews will show you all the tips and tricks of making her Santorini Tote. This bag is a large zipper closure tote with secure zip pockets and handle straps long enough to wear over the shoulder. Perfect for making your next getaway! Pattern includes two sizes, regular and large.
Register for Santorini Tote

Paint Pouring 102

Tuesday, November 6

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck
Expand your paint pouring horizons with two new techniques, tree ring and string pull pours. You'll go home with two 8"x 10" unique paintings. 
Register for Paint Pouring 102

Sewing for Babies & Toddlers

Sunday, October 21

Instructor: Susan Fortney

Yoked Pinafore & Bloomers

Pinafore and bloomers include a reversible jumper and elastic waist and leg bloomers roomy enough for diapers. Use three coordinating fabrics if you choose for this cute classic baby outfit. Pattern from See Kate Sew will be provided by the instructor at class.
Register for Yoked Pinafore & Bloomers

Coffee House Bag

Sunday, November 4

Instructor: Natalie Santini
Join Natalie Santini of Sew Hungry Hippie to make her newest bag design. The Coffee House has an interchangeable snap on/off front flap making it versatile and easy to customize and change so you can create your own, one of a kind, original bag. 
Register for Coffee House Bag

The Art of Mottainai: An Introduction to Japanese Boro Stitching

Sunday, October 28

Instructor: Maday Delgado
We will use improvisation and hand-stitching with Japanese yarn and Sashiko thread to create rich textures that pay homage to the recycle and reuse culture. The focus will be on form and texture with an emphasis on improvisation. It is possible to control the color palette using this technique and Maday will provide denim scraps to expand your design choices. Mottainai means "taking good care of things with respect, making it last long, not wasting and re-appreciating" (From the magazine Selvedge: the fabric of your life, Issue 81 Japan Blue).
Register for Art of Mottainai

Japanese Sashiko Table Runner

Tuesday, October 30

Instructor: Maday Delgado
Sashiko hand stitching is used in Japan for quilting, mending and decorative purposes to create household items with both beauty and utility. Learn this traditional running stitch embroidery style while making a lovely and useful tablerunner for yourself or as a gift to give.
Register for Japanese Sashiko Table Runner

Wet Felting Classes

Instructor: Jennifer Angelo

Felted Christmas Stocking

Saturday, November 3

Learn wet felting basics and history while making a handmade Christmas stocking. Wet felting uses unspun wool fibers (roving), water and a small amount of soap to create a strong fabric that is neither woven or knitted. Students will complete the project during this 4 hour class.
Register for Felted Christmas Stocking

Wool Prefelt Table Mat

Monday, November 5

Prefelt is a lightly needled wool sheet used as a base for wet and needle felting. Not strong enough to be a fabric by itself, the felting is open and porous enough to blend beautifully with added colors. Using the finest loose wool you will develop your table mat design then embellish it with prefelt pieces. Perfect to gift or use to decorate your own holiday table.
Register for Wool Prefelt Table Mat

New Fabrics

Good Things Will Come

designed by Helen Dardik for Clothworks

Batik Menagerie, Black & White

designed by Laurel Burch for Clothworks

Art History 101

designed by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics
We have the full collection. View the look book


designed by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics
We have the full collection.
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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