“Stitchers Garden” – A Sewing Technique Block of the Month

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by Sara Snuggerud in Events

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The Stitchers Garden Block of the Month quilt will have you learning to use a different sewing machine presser foot each month and how to utilize decorative stitches on the sewing machine. Each class is independent from the other classes. Pick and choose the techniques you wish to learn or sign up for the entire program and create a beautiful quilt sized 85” x 93”. Each month for 12 months explore a new technique with guided instruction and hands-on practice like machine appliqué, couching, pintucks, circle sewing attachment, ruffler and decorative stitches.

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Each month there are printed handouts with detailed instructions and applique pattern shapes. There will be a supply list for each month so you know what to bring. The fabric requirements will be spelled out in detail on each month’s handouts. Handouts will need to be picked up before class and there will usually be a little prep before coming to sew.

Please note that this is only an in-store program. We are not able to ship out handouts. If you are interested in this program, contact your local sewing or quilting store and ask for they to look into providing this program in your area. The program was designed by The Stitch Connection.

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If you want to attend the majority of the classes, purchase the entire program as a set. This way if you miss a class or two you will still have the information to continue your education. For make-up sessions of a Stitchers Garden class, please check the dates for our “Semi-Private Sewing Classes”.

Class Schedule

Cost: $25 per class or $199 for all 12

We currently have moring class session ( from 9:30am –12:00pm ) and an evening session from ( 6:00pm – 8:30pm ) on the following Wednesdays.

Date Foot
January 28th Open Toe Foot / Applique
February 25th Edge Foot
March 25th Circular Attachment
April 22nd Couching & Button Foot
May 20th 1/4″ & Free Motion
June 24th Cording
July 29th Pintuck Feet
August 26th Piping
September 30th Fringe Foot
October 28th Bobbin Work
November 18th Chenille Foot
December 9th Machine Embroidery

Being a Bernina and Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer we have only accessories for these brands of machines. If you own a different brand of sewing machines, you will need to visit your local dealer for the correct accessories to fit your machine.

This program is guaranteed to help you master the sewing accessories and techniques your sewing machine is capable of doing.

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Here is the supply list for the first Stitchers Garden class being offered on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Supply List: 

  • Sewing machine, foot control and power cord
  • Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.
  • Sewing machine slide on table/extension table/Sew-Steady table
  • Pick up your pattern from Heirloom Creations
  • Open toe or clear foot
  • Fusible web
  • Schmetz Microtex Sharp needle 80/12
  • Variety of threads the match your selected fabrics
  • Walking foot
  • Seam guide for walking foot
  • Fabric marker
  • Applique pressing sheet
  • Cotton batting as per pattern
  • Background fabric as per pattern
  • Angler 2 or Clearly Perfect Angles Tool

Before Class: 
Transfer all flower pieces from your directions pages from Heirloom Creations to fusible web.
If you know how, fuse and cut out all flower pieces to fabric as described in directions. If you don’t know how, just bring all your supplies with you.