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Tiny Stitches Sewing Schoolhouse

 Technique Classes

 

Beginning Quilters Classes - Quilting A la Carte

If you ever wanted to make a quilt and had no idea where to start, we have the solution for you.  These comprehensive machine piecing classes are geared to beginners and those wishing to improve their piecing skills. Everyone ends up with an attractive quilt.
Each class is priced separately or you can sign up for all 5 classes for a special price of $100.

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Plan your Quilt
This class is designed for beginning quilters who are overwhelmed by selecting fabric for their quilt.  We will spend time in the shop selecting fabrics that will make your quilt a visual success.  Class will focus on theme fabrics and complementary colors that will add texture and "pop".
1-2 hour class  $20   Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff

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Cut It Up
Learn basic rotary cutting techniques and safety skills.  You will cut the fabric for a lap size quilt in this class.
1-2 hour class  $20  Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff

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Sew It Up
Learn machine piecing and how to assemble pre-cut quilt pieces.  Attending the "Cut It Up" class or basic knowledge of rotary cutting is required, as your pieces are cut before class.  Class will focus on piecing Nine Patch blocks and half square triangles.
1- 3 hour class  $30   Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff

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Square It Up
Make sure your patchwork blocks are perfectly square with the technique you'll learn here. Once your blocks are all the same size, you'll piece the quilt top together.
1 - 2 hour class  $20    Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff

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Border It Up
Having trouble getting quilts to lay flat?  In this class you will learn the correct way to attach borders and sashing.  This class will focus on attaching borders to your pre-sewn top.
1 - 2 hour class   $20    Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff

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Quilt It Up
After you have cut your fabrics and sewn your blocks together... this class shows you how to mark and machine quilt a lap size quilt. Learn about batting and basting (including "spray basting") and then begin quilting your top.
1 - 3 hour class   $25     Teacher:  Muriel Pfaff
 

Beyond Beginner

This class is designed for those who have finished their first quilt and are eager to learn more!
Brush up on your piecing skills while working on a sampler quilt and learning techniques for making quarter square triangles, flying geese, square-in-a-square blocks and more.  Discover how easy it is to add sashing and set you blocks on point. Learn how to miter corners the easy way.   Prerequisite:  Quilting A la Carte series or knowledge of piecing.
5 -  3 hour classes     $100  (includes pattern)    Teacher: Muriel Pfaff

 


Intermediate and Advanced Technique Classes

Beginning/Intermediate Paper Piecing
 
This  class shows you the first steps in learning to paper piece using noted quilter Judy Niemeyer’s techniques. Advanced paper piecing steps also addressed in this class.
One 3 -hour session for a beginner - $35    Returning member- $10

 Binding Your Quilt
Learn the secrets of continuous double-fold binding, crisp corners, machine or hand finishes. Muriel Pfaff will show you options. Turn your sample into a cute 3-pocket purse.  If you have a quilt ready for binding, Muriel will help determine which method to use.
One 3-hour session - $35


Back Basting Applique'

This is a type of needle turn appliqué that is faster, accurate and easy. No templates to make and we do not mark the front of our background. Wanda will show you this method that is becoming the "in" thing! Even if you are experienced in appliqué, you should try this technique.
1-3 hour class- $25       Instructor: Wanda Hizer

 


Collage Class
Explore the Collage technique by beginning a small piece . . . an 18x22” collage “mini quilt” with a pineapple design (pattern provided). It’s Kindergarten art class . . . with sharper scissors and fabric is our medium! We’ll cover fabric selection, fusing and cutting motifs, choosing the perfect background, and putting your personal stamp on every project. You will leave with a good start on this project, the skills to tackle a larger one and some new friends interested in this popular technique! 
4 hours   $40


Charm School
You will be charmed with all the things you can do with charm packs!  Each session focuses on a new and creative technique to turn 5" charm squares into a fun project.  And no charm school would be  complete without a few etiquette lessons thrown in.  Join Muriel Pfaff for some "charming" fun.
One 3 hour class - $30/month

Finish That Quilt!
Your quilt top is almost finished - so where do you go from here?  Our staff will teach you everything you need to know about the backing, the batting, and the borders. Bring the projects you’d like to work on when you come to this class. One 2-hour session - $25

 


Buggy Barn Quilts: Stack-n-Slash
Terry Powers has graciously let us display her Buggy Barn samples in the shop; now let her show you the "crazy technique” to make one of your own!
One 4-hour session- $45

Beginning Free Motion Quilting
Let our talented staff member Cheryl Ashley-Serafine teach you how to drop your feed dogs and quilt free motion designs (introducing filling stitches like meandering). The class fee includes cost for project materials.
One 3-hour session - $35

Fusible Appliqué Class
Melinda Fulkerson will show you how to use fusible appliqué in all of your projects. We will take you step by step through this process while making a fused project in class illustrating the steps.
One 3-hour session - $35

Hand Appliqué
Let us teach you the basics of traditional needle-turned appliqué. We’ll address the proper tools and techniques needed to achieve the look you desire in hand appliqué while creating your first appliqué block.
One 3-hour session - $35


Hand Quilting
◊More and more our quilters are asking for a return to hand quilting. We will help you perfect your hand quilting stitches.  You’ll be amazed at the improvement you’ll see as you develop even, consistent stitches! A kit for this class is included in the class fee.
One 3-hour session - $40

Hand Piecing
This relaxing method of quilting is making a comeback! It is simple, inexpensive, and portable. Learn how to cut, piece, and even design your own quilt blocks!  In class, Muriel Pfaff will teach you how to hand piece a quilt block.
One 2 ½ - hour session- $30

Precision Piecing
Are you interested in advancing and improving worksmanship in machine piecing?  Wanda Hizer will show you the proper steps for pinning, cutting,  sewing and pressing.  You’ll master the quarter inch seam allowance and sew with accuracy for a perfect finished block.
One 4 hour class  - $45

Sampler  Savvy
This is the perfect class for the beginning quilter who wants to take quilting to the next level.   You’ll be making a beautiful sampler quilt while you piece “skill filled” quilting blocks. You’ll select your color palate for this one as well.  Melinda Fulkerson leads the way!
Eight, 2 1/2-hr session classes - $110

Scalloping Your Quilt
Technique class: Learn how to scallop your quilt borders the easy way.  Work on a placemat in class to learn the technique that can then be applied to clothing, pillows, table runners and more! Special instructions will be given for applying the technique to perfect scalloped edges on quilts. 
One 3 hour session- $35

Invisible Machine Applique'
Skilled quilter, Wanda Hizer joins us in the classroom for this informative class. Do you love the look of applique’ but don’t have time to do it?  Try this method with Wanda.  It looks like hand applique’ but can be sewn on your machine.  You’ll love this method and the finished product.
One  3 hour class $30

T-Shirt Quilt
Gather up your favorite T-shirts and get ready to build a quilt. This is a wonderful way to preserve those special memories.  Let Cheryl show you how.
One 5 hour class  $60