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Stitching Cosmos – 5 MONTH Summer Session

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm



The Stitching Cosmos sewing machine program promotes a different sewing machine presser foot and sewing machine technique throughout the originally scheduled 10-month galaxy tour. For a 5 session Stitching Cosmos, two lessons are worked on at each class. One class in the morning and one class in the afternoon with a break in the middle for lunch.

Explore a new technique with guided instruction and hands-on practice like machine appliqué, couching, pintucks, circle sewing attachment, ruffler and decorative stitches. There will be three levels of techniques each month – beginner level techniques for those who are just starting out and two additional techniques for those who are slightly more experienced. Learn all three (and sometimes more) techniques at each hands-on class. Make-up days are available for missed class sessions. Open to all brands of sewing machines.

Limited to 16 students. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Click here to see the Stitching Cosmos Photo Gallery

Fee: $199 (Beginner – Advanced)

5 Sessions – 10 – 4:30pm each session

Thursday Summer Session: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 & September 26, 2019
Friday Summer Session: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 & September 27
Saturday Summer Session: May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17 & September 28, 2019

Doors open 20 minutes prior to class (9:40am) to allow time to come in and set up.



Welcome to Stitching Cosmos

We are excited to have had such an overwhelming response to the 2017 Stitching Cosmos 10-month program. If you are felling apprehensive to the commitment you have made, we promise the first month’s lessons will start easy and grow little by little throughout the year.

Though we have put together a supply list for both fabric and featured accessories for the entire year, we want to do everything possible to hold your hand through each step of the Stitching Cosmos program. We do not assume you know these fabulous techniques that is why you signed up in the first place. A basic knowledge of your sewing machine is helpful but if the two of you are stilling getting to know each other, you will be best pals in just a few short months.

For January’s Stitching Cosmos class, Heirloom Creations will be providing ALL fabric and stabilizer.

Please bring ONLY the following items to your first class:

  • Sewing machine, foot control and power cord
  • Sewing table – Sew Steady table or slide on table (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 1/4” foot
  • Open toe foot
  • Small scissors
  • Pins
  • Needles – Microtex 80/12
  • 1 spool of Aurifil thread – grey or cream
  • 3-4 spools of decorative threads – solid or variegated
  • Optional – Cut A Round Tool – we will have Cut A Round tools for you to use at class, but if you already own one, please bring it with you.
  • You can watch Sara’s Video on the Cut A Round tool here:

Note: Each month’s class will need different supplies and different sewing machine accessories. Be sure to check the website each month prior to class to be sure you have the correct supplies.

There will be very little prep prior to class. Just bring the supplies with you for that month’s technique as posted on the website.

A complete Stitching Cosmos class supply list containing yardage suggestions and fabric are further down in this post.

In January’s Stitching Cosmos class you will be learning the following techniques:

  1. How to choose a color palette and fabric types suitable for the Stitching Cosmos project.
  2. Master curved rotary cutting with the Cut A Round ruler and accurate curved piecing.
  3. Learn to keep fabric from puckering with the correct stabilizer.
  4. Understand thread choices to make every decorative stitch and technique pop.
  5. Select needles appropriate for desired threads.
  6. Explore your sewing machine’s decorative stitches with decorative threads.
  7. Start your Decorative Stitch Book as you sample your sewing machine’s stitches.

Homework After First Stitching Cosmos Session:

  1. Purchase fabric for Stitching Cosmos project.
  2. Purchase decorative threads.
  3. Start your Decorative Stitch Book – stitch out 10 – 20 decorative stitches

Stitching Cosmos – COMPLETE Supply List

Finished Size: 40” x 50”


Quilt Top Yardage: 5 yards total (minimum 3/8 yard cuts or 20 fat quarters)
Fabric suggestions: Cottons, silks, fabrics that read solid in color
Binding – 1/2 yard
Back – 1 2/3 yards


Cut A Round Tool (available at Heirloom Creations)
2 – 11” Rolls of Inspira Fast & Easy Tear-Away
Needles – Microtex 80/12 (If using extra thick threads – Topstitch 90/14 or Topstitch 100/16)
3-Ring Binder for printed handouts
Extra paper for notes
5-10 sheets of card stock for stitch book
5-10 sheet protectors for stitch book
Piping Hot Binding Tool with book and included cording (available at Heirloom Creations)
12mm and 18mm Bias Tape Markers

Heirloom Creations will provide rotary cutting rulers and mats for use during class. You may prefer to bring your own rotary cutter that you are familiar using.


Select a variety of threads to match fabrics
Clear thread (monofilament)

Below is a complete list of Bernina, Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff feet and accessories you will need and be using by month. If you own another brand of machine, we will be happy to help you with your brand’s feet. Some brands have different names for the same foot.

We highly recommend purchasing your feet one month prior to your class so you are guaranteed you have the feet needed for the next months class. We also will have a few Bernina, Husqvarna and Pfaff feet to borrow during the Stitching Cosmos classes if you are unsure if you want to purchase them ahead of time

Bernina Foot List

Patchwork foot #37, #57 or #97
Open Toe Foot #20
3-Groove Cording Foot #22 and/or 5-Groove cording foot #25
Couching foot #12C

Circle Sewing Attachment #83
Buttonhole foot #3A
Button Sew-On foot #18

Pintuck foot – 5 groove with a 2.0 double needle
Piping foot (Bernina Appliqué Foot #23)
Piping Hot Binding Tool – available at Heirloom Creations

Gathering foot #16 and/or Ruffler #86
Hemmer foot #63
Tailor Tack Foot #7
Optional: Spanish Hemstitching foot #47

Optional: Bias Binder – any size
Edge Stitch Foot #10
Extra bobbin case (bobbin work)
Free motion quilting foot #24

Husqvarna Viking Foot & Accessory List

You can also visit Husqvarna Viking’s Interactive Online Accessory Book with Videos to find these feet and more information on their uses.

HV Clear Open Toe Foot (Applique)
HV Clear 1/4” Piecing Foot with Guide or HV 1/4″ Edge Stitching Foot
HV Three Hole Yarn Foot
HV Braiding Foot (couching)
Optional – Yarn Couching Feet Set
Optional – HV Yarn Embellishment Foot Set
Optional: HV Extension Table with Adjustable Guide

HV Circular Attachment
HV Sensor One-Step Buttonhole Foot – included with machine
HV Button Foot with Placement Tool

HV 5 Groove Pin Tuck Foot with Raised Seam Plate with a 2.0 double needle
HV Clear Piping Foot
Piping Hot Binding Tool – available at Heirloom Creations

HV Gathering foot and/or Ruffler
HV 3 mm Shelled Rolled Hem Foot
HV Marking Foot (Fringe)
Optional: HV Spanish Hemstitch foot

HV Adjustable Bias Binder
HV Edge Joining Foot or HV Clear B Edge Joining Foot (Blade down the middle)
HV Open Toe Free Motion Spring Foot (Spring Action)
HV Specialty Bobbin Case (bobbin work)

Pfaff Foot List

Pfaff 1/4 inch Right Guide Foot for IDT™ System Part #820924096
9mm Open-Toe Appliqué Foot for IDT™ System Part #820213096
Couching/Braiding Foot for IDT™ System Part #820607096
3 Hole Yarn Foot Part #820920096
7/9 Hole Cord Foot for IDT™ System Part #820608096 (optional)
Yarn Couching Foot Set Part #820912096 (optional)

Circular Attachment Part #821026096
Sensormatic Buttonhole Foot Part #413170301 (Comes standard with Pfaff sewing machine)
Sew-On Button Foot Part #820473096

Pfaff 5 Groove Pintuck Foot Part #820226096
Pfaff Narrow Piping Foot Part #820918096
Piping Hot Binding Tool – available at Heirloom Creations

Pfaff Gathering Foot Part #820668096
Pfaff Ruffler Foot Part #820255096
Pfaff 3mm Rolled Hem Foot for IDT™ System Part #820249096
Pfaff Fringe Foot Part #820232096

Pfaff Bias Binder #820245096
Pfaff Narrow Edge Foot #820609096
Clover Bias Tape Maker Set
Pfaff Open-Toe Free-Motion Spring Foot Part #821064096
Pfaff Creative Bobbin Case #820808096
10 1/2” Creative Grid square ruler


Yarns, floss and thicker items that can not be put through the needle

Please check each months class supply list online to know what techniques will be featured and which items you need for class.

Going to Miss a Class?
No problem. You are welcome to bring the previous month’s supplies to your next attended class for a private technique review. Or you are welcome to sign up and attend a Heirloom Creations scheduled “Semi-Private Sewing” class for no additional charge.

If you are not in the Sioux Falls, SD area, we will be filming this class and offering it as a complete online course. To be notified with the online course of Stitching Cosmos released, sign up for e-mail notifications at



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