Beginning Quilting Learn how to quilt from start to finish! Using your own choice of fabrics (we'll help you!), make this small sampler quilt. Learn how to make a nine-patch, log cabin, half-square triangles, and flying geese; learn how to machine quilt with a walking foot and a freemotion foot, learn how to measure for borders, and how to bind your quilt. This project is small enough to finish.
Bernina V8 Designer Plus Software - BEGINNER Learn the basics of how to use the Bernina V8 digitizing software, plus Priscilla will answer any other questions you may have about the software. *THIS 10-12 CLASS IS FOR SOFTWARE BEGINNERS.*
Chloe Wristlet In-the-Hoop Machine Embroidered Bag Just in time for graduation!! Create a stylish wristlet case perfectly sized for your mobile phone OR cross over/tablet bag. Make it with or without a strap. Learn how to make this cute gift completely within your machine's embroidery hoop, including adding a monogram!
Design Your Own Cloth Doll Class Create a cloth doll with a unique personality. Start with a pattern for the head and once you see who that is, you will design a body to go with the personality. This could be a 'human' figure or a fantasy figure such as a fairy or an elf. You will end up with a pattern of your own and a unique figure.
Jo's Stitch Lounge Is there a sewing project you'd like to make but are a bit anxious about stitching on your own? Maybe you're a quilter and want to venture into garment sewing, or perhaps you have a class project you'd like some help completing. This class is for you! Step into Jo's Stitch Lounge and work on your project with coaching from expert sewist Jo Leichte. Includes personalized instruction plus impromptu demos and discussions on a variety of techniques relating to class projects. Must take Jo's Stitch Lounge Prep class first.
Mosaic Art Quilt with Chris Eichner Create a beautiful mosaic art quilt using tiny pieces of shredded fabric cut with a rotary blade and placed according to your photo; the simpler the scene the better.
Quilting (free motion) thru all 3 layers will be done to hold in place and then embellished with embroidery threads for added dimension and texture if time allows.
Pocket Pillow Pair Stitch a pair of pillowcases with inside pockets to hide your pillows and keep them from sliding out the ends. Stitch cozy coordinating sleepwear in Jos Pajama Pants and T-Shirt PJ Top classes.
Redesigned Denim Shirt Redesign a denim shirt from your wardrobe or thrift store find! Learn to use fabric prints and colors to create a unique design that can transform an ordinary denim shirt into wearable art!
Sensational Sergers with Baby Lock Educator Deb Canham Whether you already own a serger or are just curious what they do, you'll be completely AMAZED by Deb's projects! Baby Lock Educator Deb Canham will show you not only her fabulous trunk full of samples, but will show you how to re-create the look yourself!
Sip N Serge Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute apron to take home with you. Bring your own beverage and we'll provide you with everything else you need -- including the serger, fabric, instructions and more! This is great for newbies who want to use a serger for the first time, or bring your own serger and get to know it better.
Sit and Sew Bored at home sewing by yourself? Need a little nudge on that project? Come on in and hang out with us! We won't have a teacher, but it's a good excuse to sew without all the interruptions at home. There's no charge for sit and sew, but please do sign up here or call us to sign up so we can plan the seating arrangements.
T-Shirt PJ Top Embellish a plain t-shirt using any of a variety of techniques including embroidery, applique, and serged lettuce edges. The perfect companion to the PJ Pants made in Jo's Pajama Pants class.
Machine Mastery #1 Note: Machine Mastery classes are FREE for those who purchased their machines here at Asheville Cotton Co. Sorry, they're not available otherwise. You may take Machine Mastery as many times as you'd like, and in any order. No need to sign up, but be sure to check the website or call in case of severe weather, as we may need to cancel.
The Care and Feeding of Your Machine
An in-depth look at all of the basics, including types of needles and threads, cleaning, and what all those parts are.
Machine Mastery #4 Gather It Up, Tuck It Down and Quilt it All Over. Learn all about gathering, pintucks and real tucks. We'll also learn about quilting, including using a 1/4" foot, a walking foot, freemotion feet, and the BSR if you have it.
Machine Mastery #5 Zippers, Piping, Couching, and Lots of other Fun Things. Learn all about piping, fringing, faggoting, bundling (yes, these are real sewing terms). We'll also do zippers (painless!), couching, and thread painting!
Machine Mastery #6 - Embroidery (For machines with Embroidery Function Only)
Start from the beginning with your embroidery and we'll work on stitching out your name. Also, an in-depth look at stabilizers and embroidery threads. If your machine does multi-directional stitching, we'll do that, too.