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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.

May 28
Customer Quilt Show
May 29
Customer Quilt Show
May 29
Jo's Stitch Lounge

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.

Cost: $ 65.00
Learn how to put in an easy zipper to make this adorable wide-mouthed bag. It's perfect for toting gear, cords, makeup, toys, goodies and more.

Cost: $ 25.00
We're so excited! We've been selected to host a Bernina Academy in June! During the two-day event, Bernina Educator Mary Beck will show students how to successfully sew challenging fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more. You'll learn seam and hem finishes and discover ways to make sewing easier using proper feet, stitches and features of Bernina machines for precise sewing. You'll actually make a Technique Notebook full of samples (and instructions) to take home with you. The best part is that you don't have to have any skill or knowledge in order to come. When you "graduate" from the Academy on Saturday, we'll give you a $50 gift card back, or if you decide to purchase an Academy machine, we'll take the full $199 off our already discounted party pricing! Since registration for this event is limited to just ten machines, please register here or give us a call as soon as possible.

Cost: $ 199.00
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.*

Cost: $ 20.00
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 1-3 CLASS IS INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED*

Cost: $ 20.00
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 5-7 CLASS IS STUDENT'S CHOICE PROJECTS*

Cost: $ 20.00
Come join us for a fun class to make a cute backpack!

Cost: $ 50.00
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.

Cost: $ 200.00
We're excited to have Grace come teach here in North Carolina. Learn an applique technique so new and revolutionary, you'll use nothing else once you try it! It is easy, foolproof and the results are always amazing. This technique leaves the quilt and the fabric soft and manageable, not stiff and board-like as fusible webs and glues do. The best however, is that you can do raw edge applique without any fraying edges!! This technique produces a no-fray raw edge applique as a result. You will be amazed and love the process and the results! and will never go back to fusing, gluing, or pinning and stitching with nylon thread, ever again! In addition, participants will learn about the Value of using Value in their textile work.

Cost: $ 65.00
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.

Cost: $ 125.00
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.

Cost: $ 45.00
A three night course to complete the "Northern lights bargello quilt" from the book "Quilts of Iceland".

Cost: $ 65.00
A two day course to cut and piece Judy Niemeyer's Poinsettia pattern!

Cost: $ 70.00
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.

Cost: $ FREE
The new year starts in March!

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.

Let's Start with the Basics. Seams, Hems, Finding Seam Allowances, Hemming Jeans, and a little Quilting. We'll also learn about memory functions and saving and combining stitches.

Learn how to make buttonholes, sew buttons on with the machine, a little bit about applique, and tie-quilting using your machine.

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.

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!

(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.

If you have always wanted to learn more about embroidery, then this is your chance. This class will take you beyond embroidery basics. - Enrollment Closed -

Cost: $ 220.00