Important Note

Your supply list will indicate if you have any 'homework' such as cutting and preparation of fabric. It is important that you do your homework prior to coming to class so that you get the most out of your class.

Bags and Baskets with Pam

Date:  April 7 and/or April 8
Time: 10:30-4:00
Fee: $125.00 for one day or both for $199.99

Fridays will always be bags and Saturdays will always be baskets.

Bag basics and beyond. Learn basic bag construction, zipper methods, snaps, magnetic closures, work with many different types of interfacings, from fusable to foam.

Making bag construction easier then ever, training you in proper sewing feet techniques. Exploring built in stitches and how to team them up with the projects of today for a great professional finish.

Sew any baskets! We will teach three different baskets that can be made on any machine. Choose the right materials, tools, needles, and interfacings to stitch up great baskets all year long.

I make baskets every year at Easter for my family and you will too. Your creations will be used for the holidays, given as gifts and used around the house. These baskets are so beautiful and many times are great to use up your scraps. Come sew with us.

IQ Designer Quilt Top


    Date: April 19, 2017
10:30 - 3:00

Let's create a quilt top using the IQ Designer. This adorable quilt top will be fun to make and a joy to give someone.

Fabric Requirements:
Background - Solid fabric 1/2 yard
Squares - 7 to 10 Assorted coordinated colors. Cut into 12 5" squares
Strips - 4 to 6 strips of 6" length of fabric
Animals - 2 13" x 10" fabrics for appliqued animals

Student to Bring to Class:
Machine with embroidery arm, foot and large hoop
Scanning tray and Magnetic strips
Threads that match your fabric,
Tearaway stabilizer. Accessories

Sewing machine feet, power cord, foot cord.

Basic Sewing and Embroidery Supplies

Monogram Maddness

Dates: Fri. April 21
Time: 10:30-1:00
Fee: $50.00 all inclusive Space is limited, sign up early.

You will have so sew much fun with our " Monogram Madness Class". Three great projects and full guidance on each. We will set up your machine and provide all you'll need.

This is a great time to test drive one of our affordable embroidery machines. Hey, call your friends and come as a group to learn all about embroidery. We will monogram on a beautiful leather clutch that you will love. Teaching you about hooping, stabilizing and selecting the right needle for the job. From leather to a cotton cap, that's right we stitch out a hat in this great class and one more item of surprise.

It's all the craze, everyone and everything is monogrammed. And we can teach you!

Floriani Software

Date:   April 22, 2017
Time:  10:30 am - 12:30

Cost:  $25.00 ("BFU" customers ask about special pricing)

This is a hands on class. The 6 sessions will start over again in March 2017. The upcoming dates for 2017 - March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24.

We think Floriani has the best software on the market today.  Don't be overwhelmed by all the functions.  Join Karen as they walk you through the simple basics.  This is a hands on class so you are welcome to bring your laptop, or choose to just observe.

Leave class with a better knowledge of your software and the confidence to use it to its fullest.

Topics for the up coming classes:
Start Digitizing

Laptop and power cord
Mouse (optional)
Note book and pen
USB drive

In the Hoop Workshop

Date: April 28, 217 or April 29, 2017
Time: 10:30 to 3:00
Fee: $65

Software and Machine Embroidery - Cross Body Bag and Quilt Block

Here is your chance! Learn how to design and program your very own 'Projects in the Hoop". We will start our day spending time learning to use the software tools needed to create placement lines, zipper placement and import designs to make the project yours. This will allow you to insert the zipper using your embroidery machine.

We will discuss how to plan your projects so you can create your own 'In the Hoop' projects.

After lunch, come back for more easy guidance on programing your very own blocks in the hoop. We will design a simple block while explaining and demostrating the process from beginning to end.

Be ready to stitch out as many blocks as you can in the afternoon and make a small project or continue stitching at home to complete as large a quilt as you wish.