"A Few of Our Favorite Machines" - Try-Before-You-Buy Party Have you been thinking about getting a new sewing, quilting or embroidery machine but confused by all the choices? Come play with us! Just like the song (almost), "These are a Few of Our Favorite Machines." We'll have a variety of Bernina, Baby Lock and Janome machines set up. We'll not only show you what they do, but let you sew on them as well. We also have tons of specials on the machines, just in time for the holidays!
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.
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.
Intermediate Quilting Intermediate quilting is the next step up from our beginning quilting class! Beginning quilting is NOT a prerequisite, this class is also friendly to anyone with some quilting experience, but wants to sharpen their skills! In this class you'll make blocks such as School Girl's Puzzle, Hattie's trick, and Sister's choice!
Scarf Creative Sewing Class Learn how to create a simple yet stunning cotton batik scarf by combining fabrics of various colors, prints and solids. Have fun selecting material, then arranging and sewing just the right combination of colors and prints that will make a one-of- a-kind scarf thats uniquely you!
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.