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Machine Mastery

Machine Mastery #1
- Sep 09, 2019 06:00 pm

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 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 #2
- Sep 16, 2019 06:00 pm

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.

Machine Mastery #3
- Sep 23, 2019 06:00 pm

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

Machine Mastery #4
- Sep 30, 2019 06:00 pm

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
- Oct 07, 2019 06:00 pm

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
- Oct 14, 2019 06:00 pm

(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.


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!

Beginning Quilting

Learn how to quilt from start to finish! Using Alex Andersons beginning quilting book and 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.

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.

Aug 24
Trunk Show with Annie Smith, Bernina Ambassador
Aug 27
Intermediate Quilting
Aug 28
Beginning Quilting