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Schenectady NY  12303

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Class Policies

You must sign up and pay in advance.  We do close the shop in really bad weather, power outages and floods, so if you aren't sure, call us!

Beginners To Go

Join this class in progress and learn how to cut and piece a project.  Attend one class or come every week and learn a new project!  Cost varies by project but is generally in the $5 to $10 range.

  • Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00
  • Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00

Binding Basics

Skill Builders Class.  So the top is pieced and the quilting is finally finished, but now what? It’s time for binding! In this class we will learn about binding from start to finish.  We will start by connecting strips to make continuous binding, learn to make beautiful mitered corners, discuss finishing techniques by hand and machine, review binding tools/rulers, and more. You can apply binding, and this class will show you how!  $15

Please note – this is a technique class. We will not be able to apply bindings to quilts or other projects. 

  • Thursday, March 23 or Friday, March 31, 2017.  10:30 - 1:30 Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.

 

Border Basics. 

Skill Builders Class - See Description Below

Borders can make or break a quilt. Do you want a straight border, a pieced border, a scalloped border, a mitered border, flanges, piping? We will show you how to add it and keep your quilt flat. Bring a panel and several choices you might use for borders. Also bring a retractable metal tape measure.
  • Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 23, 10 - 2   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.
Bow Tucks Bag

The Bow Tucks Tote bag is a great tote bag to carry all your belongings, including water bottle, camera, and even your baby's supplies. $20 plus pattern

Finished size is 13" x 11" x 5".
Cash and Carry

Do you have zipper phobia?  Leslie will show you how easy it can be to put a zipper in this little makeup or what-have-you case.  $20 plus pattern.

  • January 20, 2017.  2 - 5PM
Checkered DresdenCheckered Dresden

Penny will show you how to make this elaborate looking block from Missouri Star using a Dresden Plate ruler.

  • February 4, 2017.  2 - 5PM
Cutting Basics.  (Skill Builders Class - see description below)  Learn how to accurately rotary cut, what all those lines on your ruler are for. Try before you buy by using our rotary cutter and rulers. We will also talk about fabric quality, straight of grain and whether or not to prewash.
Finish Your Quilt.  (Skill Builders Class - see below)  Decide to tie, hand quilt or ma-chine quilt your quilt. We will give you an overview of the three methods and help you with it in class, but this is not an in-depth methodology class.
Fold N StichFold N Stitch Blooms

Fold'n Stitch Blooms are candle mats with a 3-D twist! Feature a small floral and watch it pop. A votive candle fits nicely in the center of this mat, as well as a LED pillar. Let your fabric bloom!  Finished Size 14in Diameter.  $40 includes fabric, fusible web and Bosal interfacing.
Fold N Stitch Leaf Topper ClassFold N Stitch Leaf Topper

Let your creative spirit soar in this nature inspired table topper - stitch together to reveal a secondary pattern of leaves.  17" diameter, perfect for a hall table. $40 includes fabric, fusible web and pre-cut Bosal shapes.
Fold N StitchFold N Stitch Wreath

Need a pretty wreath or an unusual table topper? Here is one that is easy enough to whip up in an afternoon!  $45 includes fabric, fusible web and pre-cut Bosal shapes.

Folded Star Hot Pad

This class teaches how to make a folded star hot pad entirely different than the old fashioned way. You have three different styles to choose from, square round or octagon.  This reinvented method is EASY and FUN, no measuring or drawing. The star is built with 4 layers of folded triangles plus batting, making it thick enough to protect a surface from a hot plate. $20 includes base fabric. Bring your walking foot and a glue stick.

  • Tuesday, February 14 or April 19.  Starts at 10AM

 

Hearts Delight Kit and Pattern for the Lil Twister RulerHearts Delight

This charming little 25" x 25" wall quilt will just fit on your front door, or in that small space in your foyer.  Class price includes all the fabric you will need to make the quilt top, including the precut charms!   Uses the Lil Twister ruler.  $35 with ruler, $30 if you already have one.

Labels and Hanging Sleeve.  (Skill Builders Class - see description below.) Tips and tricks for adding a hanging sleeve, creating and attaching a label. 
  • Thursday, February 16 or Friday, February 24, 2017  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
the Library QuiltThe Library Quilt!  Back by popular demand, we are once again offering this class.  This quilt is actually made of paper pieced blocks, but it is how you make and embellish those blocks that makes this quilt wonderful!  $20 plus pattern. 
Machine Quilting Class with a Walking Foot
Lower your feed dogs and raise your creativity in this class taught by Tamara.  This hands on class will provide the basic and beyond for machine quilting using your home sewing machine and the proper tools.  $20.  (Here's a note from Donna about the class she took - Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the machine quilting class. It was sooooo much fun and very informative to me. Now I'm not as afraid to do the machine quilting.) $20
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017.  10AM - 1PM (bring your lunch)

Student Supply List

Sewing machine with manual and walking foot for that particular machine
Extra Needles, bobbins and sewing tools
Size 50 thread
Small, pieced quilt top (crib size or smaller) to practice on
Backing (we supply batting)

 

Machine Quilting Class (Freemotion)
Beginning basics of freemotion quilting.  Kit includes top, batting, backing and thread. Kit cost: $20
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017.  2PM - 5PM

Student Supply List

Sewing machine with manual and freemotion (darning) foot for that particular machine
Extra Needles, bobbins and sewing tools
Size 50 thread for the bobbin (or use Bottom Line)

Over Under


This wonderful circular pattern uses a 30 degree ruler.  The pattern shows 3 Sizes for over your table or under your tree. 24in, 36in or 48in Diameter.  $30 class fee includes pattern.

Piecing Basics.  The importance of a 1/4" seam and how to find it. How to avoid overlapping seams, including twirling a seam for less bulk. Press for success! Setting a quilt or block on point.
Patriotic Door HangingPatriotic Door Hanger

Discover a clever new method of making Ohio Star blocks while making this patriotic door hanger.  Finishes apx 12" x 48".  Requires 1/2 yd white; 3/8 yd red and 1/4 yd blue.  Kit available. 

Can't take the class?  You can purchase the kit on our kits page, or order the pattern for only 99 cents at http://phoebemoon.com/Patterns/patriotic-banner.htm

  • Free class on Flag Day, June 14!  You must sign up in advance so we can prepare a kit for you.


Road to Stardom

Join Penny on three consecutive Saturdays in April and learn to construct chain blocks and stars with the Triangle in a Square Ruler while creating this sparkly quilt.  Requires Triangle Square Ruler and the book Still Stripping After 25 Years.  $45
  • Saturdays, April 8, April 15 and April 22.   10 - 3   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.
Roses for my loveRoses for My Love

Roses for my Love--A fun class using a surprisingly easy technique for the blocks.  Also learn how to set blocks on point and make side setting triangles.  Lastly we will learn how to insert a flange in the border as well as the best way to make border behave.  Two part class, 10AM -2PM.  Pattern Required. $40

  • Thursday, February 2 and February 9, 10 - 2   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.

Row by Row on the Go!

Get a jump start on your quilt!  Make our row in this free class.  Requires purchase of a kit.

Class Thursday 6/22 AM and Saturday 6/24

 

Skill Builders Class

Learn or review piecing and quilting basics in this series of technique classes held the last Monday of every month. $20 week. 10:30 - 1:30.
  • Labels and Hanging Sleeve.  Tips and tricks for adding a hanging sleeve, creating and attaching a label.  Thursday, February 16 or Friday, February 24, 2017  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Binding Basics. So the top is pieced and the quilting is finally finished, but now what? It’s time for binding! In this class we will learn about binding from start to finish.  We will start by connecting strips to make continuous binding, learn to make beautiful mitered corners, discuss finishing techniques by hand and machine, review binding tools/rulers, and more. You can apply binding, and this class will show you how!  Thursday, March 23.  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Cutting Basics.  Learn how to accurately rotary cut, what all those lines on your ruler are for. Try before you buy by using our rotary cutter and rulers. We will also talk about fabric quality, straight of grain and whether or not to prewash. Thursday, April 20 or Friday, April 28, 10 - 2   Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Piecing Basics.  The importance of a 1/4" seam and how to find it. How to avoid overlapping seams, including twirling a seam for less bulk. Press for success! Setting a quilt or block on point. Thusday, May 18 or Friday, May 26, 10- 2    Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Border Basics.  Borders can make or break a quilt. Do you want a straight border, a pieced border, a scalloped border, a mitered border, flanges, piping? We will show you how to add it and keep your quilt flat. Bring a panel and several choices you might use for borders. Also bring a retractable metal tape measure. Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 23, 10 - 2   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Finish Your Quilt.  Decide to tie, hand quilt or ma-chine quilt your quilt. We will give you an overview of the three methods and help you with it in class, but this is not an in-depth methodology class. Thursday, July 20 or Friday, July 28.  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Labels and Hanging Sleeve.  Tips and tricks for adding a hanging sleeve, creating and attaching a label.  Thursday, August 17 or Friday, August 25. Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Binding Basics. So the top is pieced and the quilting is finally finished, but now what? It’s time for binding! In this class we will learn about binding from start to finish.  We will start by connecting strips to make continuous binding, learn to make beautiful mitered corners, discuss finishing techniques by hand and machine, review binding tools/rulers, and more. You can apply binding, and this class will show you how!  Thursday, September 21 or Friday, September 29, 10 - 2   Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Cutting Basics.  Learn how to accurately rotary cut, what all those lines on your ruler are for. Try before you buy by using our rotary cutter and rulers. We will also talk about fabric quality, straight of grain and whether or not to prewash. Thursday, October 19 or Friday, October 27, 10 - 2   Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
Stack N Slash
Slash your stack of scraps in this quick and easy class with Karen. $20

 

 

Spicy Spiral

Spicy Spiral Table Runner Pattern

Join Sherrie as she shows you how to make this creative table topper, perfect as a holiday accent for a hall table. It looks complicated, but it isn't really!  First you create your own fabric, then you cut wedges and sew them back together.  Uses 8 Fat quarters and 1 yard for the backing as well as a 9 or 10 degree wedge ruler.  Requires the Spicy Spiral pattern.  $20  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.  Don't worry, you will finish this in one class!

  • Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 - 3:30
  • Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 - 3:30
T-Shirt class

Do you have a drawer full of memories in the form of T-shirts? Why not get them out of your drawer and on to your bed in the form of a quilt? It's easier than you think! Join Cindy in this class of creativity. Use of the large press is included with the class fee of $30.

  • Saturday, March 4, 10AM - 4PM
  • Third Street Neighborhood

    Gather your black and white scraps and make this charming neighborhood table runner. Finishes 12" x 48".   $20 plus pattern

    • Friday, April 7, 10:30 - 2:30

     

    Toiletry Bags

    This is a great class for a beginner who wants to make something personal as a gift.  There are 5 sizes of toiletry bags featuring 1-piece construction & a very simple zipper insertion. Templates included. Mini: 4-1/2in x 3in x 1-3/4in Small: 6in x 3-1/2in x 1-3/4in Medium: 8in x 4in x 2in, Large: 9-3/4in x 5-1/2in x 3in Flat Iron: 12in (or any length) x 3in x 2-1/2in. $20 plus pattern.
    • Friday, February 17, 10AM

    Top Off Day

    Robbie Sutton, a long arm quilter and the owner of Pieceful Hollow Designs is usually at the shop on the first and third Saturday of the month from 12PM - 1PM to accept your top and review options with you.  That's Top Off Day:-))  If you can't make it on that day, you can leave it at any time and pick out a quilting design from her design book. Robbie will call you when your quilt is done, and you can pick it up here any time.

    Be sure to call first JUST IN CASE the weather or some other unforeseen event stops Robbie from getting to the shop.

    • January 21
    • February 4 & February 18
    • March 4 & 18
    • April 1 & 15
    • May 6 & 13
    Tourist Tote

    February 3

    Tulip Time Table RunnerTulip Time Table Runner
    • Saturday, March 18.  $15.  10AM class
    Two Fabric Tote

    Leslie will show you how to make this original two color tote bag.  $20 includes free pattern.
    • Friday, April 14

    Triangle Frenzy

    Triangle Frenzy Day - Pick Your Project!

    All these projects are made using a 60 degree ruler.  You will have three different toppers to choose from.  Using a border fabric is necessary for this project to shine.  You choose which one you would like to do, the hexagon, the swirl or the runner.  Sherri will show you the tricks for cutting and sewing the design to get a perfect match! $20 plus pattern.  Don't worry, you will finish in one class!

                                                

    View Outside My WindowThe View out My Window

    This wallhanging is a fun, simple way to display one of our gret digital fabrics.  We will be making a mock window, giving the perception of looking out on a lush field of flowers. $20