Important Note


Cary classes start at 10:30-but feel free to come at 10:00 which will allow you time to set up for class and allow us to start on time so you will the opportunity to get the most out of your class.
Raleigh classes: Start at 10:00am- if that changes we will let you know!

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.

You will find a (C) or (R) in front of the class/club names. This Indicates if the class is schedule in our Cary or Raleigh location.

Policies
Basic Sewing Supplies
Basic Embroidery Supplies

Calendar

Classes
(Club dates further down on page)

Edge-to-Edge Quilting(C)


Date:
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time: 10:30 to 2:30 (Saturday - 10:30 to 1:30)
Fee: $40.00 (plus purchase of Edge to Edge Software and Book)

If you have ever wanted to finish a quilt quickly, make a quilt  completely on your own, or see what else you can do with your embroidery machine, then this class is for you. The Easy-Connect Quilting files and technique allow you to use your embroidery machine to get quilting results like you’d see from a long-arm quilter.

We will start from scratch stitching out a template and then quilt on a quilt sandwich .
Please do not bring panel or quilt to work on, this is a learning opportunity and you will be able to work on you panel or quilt at home following class


Requirements:
Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine Software (Main Package - not expansion Package).
Edge-to-Edge booklet
Quilt sandwich - fabric - 2 pieces 1 1/2 yards by width of fabric, batting to match

Embroidery Machine with hoop that will accommodate at least 5.6" x 9.9" design.
Contrasting Embroidery Thread.

What is Ruler Work?

Date: TBD
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Fee: FREE


Have you ever wondered what ruler work is? Join us while we introduce you to the acrylic rulers and special foot that help you make your creations. The rulers are clear and sit beside the ruler foot while you guide the stitches to create beautiful designs

We will cover all the basics and you will have an opportunity to see us use a ruler on a home sewing machine, not a longarm machine. You are able to create lots of shapes to make your own quilting design.

(C) Monogram Maddness


Dates: TBD
Time: 10:30-1:00
Location: Cart

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!

Ruler Work Session 1 thru 4


Date: Session 1 - Thurs, Feb 8, 2018; Session 2 - Thurs, March 22, 2018; Session 3 - Wed, April 18, 2018 and Session 4 - Thurs, May 17, 2018

Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Fee: $25.00 for each Session
Special: If you purchase all 4 Sessions together - $75.00 - a savings of $25.



Quilt like a professional! You have the ability right on your home sewing machine. Get the look of advanced longarm quilting, but changing your pressure foot and using acrylic rulers.

The pressure foot and acrylic rulers are designed for home sewing machines, and are designed to achieve beautiful quilted effects without having invested in an expensive long arm machine.

How does it work: The ruler foot floats just above the quilt (and/or sandwich).   No hopping mechanism (as in a longarm machine) to get in the way of your hands or impede your vision. Your rulers are clear and sit beside your ruler foot while you guide the stitches to create beautiful designs

You will need to purchase the foot specific to your machine and the Westalee Starter Ruler Set.

Requirements:
Quilt sandwich measuring 29" x 29", which will be your main working piece.We will mark blocks in 1st session.
3 quilt sandwiches each measuring 18" x 18". These will be your practice blocks.

 

Claudia Dinnell's 'Boot'itful Bouquet
You can choose which 'Boot'itful' Bouquet you want to make!


Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 - 4:00 (please note start time)
Fee: $45.00 (plus pattern and supplies)



Join us as we guide you through Claudia's perfect placement.

Here is what you can expect to learn:

Master your embroidery machine
Improve your hooping skills by doing multiple hoopings
Make your embroidery look seamless
Re-position designs within the hoop
Marking grid for '1st stitch placement'
'Sew through a design' without thread.

This a redwork type design with lacework style fills digitized by Claudia Dinnell.

Hoop and grid are a requirement to create this 'Boot'itful Summer Bouquet

Follow pattern instructions for cutting and marking
Prep fabric with 'Terial Magic' before ironing 'Shape-Flex' on to back of fabric
Saturate each separate block with Terial Magic: Squeeze out excess Terial Magic (I work in a bowl) Lay flat to let dry. Press/iron each block flat and smooth.       
This process is mandatory! It will help eliminate the stretch in the block.  The fabric should be very stiff.

Polymesh Cutaway Stabilizer:  
Cut the Polymesh 3” wider (on all sides) than the size of the block.
Block may need  two sections of the Polymesh pieced together to get the correct size: overlap those sections by 2”-3”.  (Block 14” square: Polymesh 20” square)
Center the (interfaced) fabric on the (pieced) Polymesh.  Use adhesive spray to fuse the Polymesh to the block. The fabric should be smooth and lay flat.  Each fabric block will have a 3” border of Polymesh surrounding it on all 4 sides. This extra border is important when hooping especially when the fabric is smaller than the hoop. 
Baste block to Polymesh Stabilizer

Stitch Field: 6"x8" - Hoop sizes 6"x10", 8"x12" and 10"x14" (no magnetic hoops)

 

(C) Floriani Software


Date:   TBD
Time:  10:00  - 12:30

Cost:  $25.00 ("BFU" customers - $10.00)


This is a hands on class. There are no classes for the summer.The next class will be in September

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.

**MUST have LATEST version of software loaded**

Topics for the up coming classes:
Create an In-th-Hoop project

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

Clubs
Embroidery/Kimberbell/Pickle Pie/Serger

Embroidery Club is open to all makes and models of embroidery machines. If your embroidery machine is another make, other than Baby Lock, please make sure you know your machine, machine is in good working order and bring manual for problem solving.
Embroidery Club - all machine formats welcome!

Date:
  May 2, 2018 - cancelled
Time: 10:30 to 1:00
Fee:  $30.00
Location: Cary Store

Whether you are new to embroidery or have had your machine awhile, come and join us on a monthly basis as we explore using our embroidery machines. We will be exploring doing different techniques and using different fabrics. Some projects will be ITH (In the Hoop), putting a zipper in that won't have you pulling out your hair and exploring our creative stitches on our machines.

The following will give you a brief description of the upcoming Embroidery Club Projects.

May: Cancelled


(C) KimberBell Embroidery Club
Dates:
Friday or Saturday May 4th or 5th
Time:10:30 - 11:30
Fee:$10.00 Software provided 
Location:Cary Store

This will be a lecture based instructional class. We will walk you through all the steps to create a beautiful project. You will get your files and instructions on the USB drive you must bring to class. We will have an optional kit available for purchase.

Remember those paint by number coloring pictures you may have done as a child? All you had to do was follow the directions, coloring or painting each shape a specific color, and before you knew it, you created a fun mystery picture!

The piecing projects you’ll find in such projects like the “Machine Embroider by Number™” or zipper pouches, works the same way, but with fabric piecing on the embroidery machine—and we promise it’s still just as easy!


Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of steps in each design. They are each small steps that are easy to follow along. We will review each step with you and you will have full color instructions to follow at home. And although there are a number of color changes in the design, that is only meant to “tell the machine to stop” between steps. Usually only 1 or 2 thread changes are needed.

If you lose track of which step you are on, your step by step directions include an icon indicating which step from the embroidery design corresponds with that specific step in the directions.
April-Kimberbell Club
May 4th or 5th, 2018

(R) KimberBell Embroidery Club

Date:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Fee:   $10.00 software provided, please bring a USB! 
Location: Raleigh Store
This will be a lecture based instructional class. We will walk you through all the steps to create a beautiful project. You will get your files and instructions on the USB drive that you will bring to class. 
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of steps in each design. They are small steps that are easy to follow along. We will review each step with you and you will have full color instructions on your usb to follow at home. 
April 24, 2018 

Pickle Pie - Hoop Envy Club



Date:   May 18th or May 19th
Time:  10:30 - 11:30
Fee:    $30.00 Software included (Fabric Kit will be available)

Each month let us walk you through creating another wonderful design from Pickle Pie. For this lecture based class, you will not need to bring your machine, just pen and paper and we will provide you the software and instructions for you to take home.

We will walk you through step by step on how to create the project and there will be a fabric kit available for you to purchase.

May:
Join us as we walk you through creating cup cozies for all sizes of cups, including travel cups. You will be able to personalize them them with Tea, Coffee,Hot Cocoa. As well, you will be able to make mug rugs for all your friends and family.

Serger Club
Date:
   February 28th, March 28th 
Time:   10:30 - 12:30
Fee:     $25.00