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Schenectady NY  12303

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Sunday: Closed

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Class Policies

You must sign up and pay in advance.  We do close the shop in really bad weather, power outages and floods, so if you aren't sure, call us!

Binding Basics

Skill Builders Class.  So the top is pieced and the quilting is finally finished, but now what? It’s time for binding! In this class we will learn about binding from start to finish.  We will start by connecting strips to make continuous binding, learn to make beautiful mitered corners, discuss finishing techniques by hand and machine, review binding tools/rulers, and more. You can apply binding, and this class will show you how!  $15

Please note – this is a technique class. We will not be able to apply bindings to quilts or other projects. 

  • Thursday, March 23 or Friday, March 31, 2017.  10:30 - 1:30 Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.

 

Border Basics. 

Skill Builders Class - See Description Below

Borders can make or break a quilt. Do you want a straight border, a pieced border, a scalloped border, a mitered border, flanges, piping? We will show you how to add it and keep your quilt flat. Bring a panel and several choices you might use for borders. Also bring a retractable metal tape measure.
  • Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 23, 10 - 2   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.
 
Cash and Carry

Do you have zipper phobia?  Leslie will show you how easy it can be to put a zipper in this little makeup or what-have-you case.  $20 plus pattern.

  • January 20, 2017.  2 - 5PM
 
Cutting Basics.  (Skill Builders Class - see description below)  Learn how to accurately rotary cut, what all those lines on your ruler are for. Try before you buy by using our rotary cutter and rulers. We will also talk about fabric quality, straight of grain and whether or not to prewash.
Finish Your Quilt.  (Skill Builders Class - see below)  Decide to tie, hand quilt or ma-chine quilt your quilt. We will give you an overview of the three methods and help you with it in class, but this is not an in-depth methodology class.
 
Fold N Stitch Leaf Topper ClassFold N Stitch Leaf Topper

Let your creative spirit soar in this nature inspired table topper - stitch together to reveal a secondary pattern of leaves.  17" diameter, perfect for a hall table. $40 includes fabric, fusible web and pre-cut Bosal shapes.
Fold N StitchFold N Stitch Wreath

Need a pretty wreath or an unusual table topper? Here is one that is easy enough to whip up in an afternoon!  $45 includes fabric, fusible web and pre-cut Bosal shapes.

 

 

Hearts Delight Kit and Pattern for the Lil Twister RulerHearts Delight

This charming little 25" x 25" wall quilt will just fit on your front door, or in that small space in your foyer.  Class price includes all the fabric you will need to make the quilt top, including the precut charms!   Uses the Lil Twister ruler.  $35 with ruler, $30 if you already have one.

Labels and Hanging Sleeve.  (Skill Builders Class - see description below.) Tips and tricks for adding a hanging sleeve, creating and attaching a label. 
  • Thursday, February 16 or Friday, February 24, 2017  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
Over Under


This wonderful circular pattern uses a 30 degree ruler.  The pattern shows 3 Sizes for over your table or under your tree. 24in, 36in or 48in Diameter.  $30 class fee includes pattern.

Piecing Basics.  The importance of a 1/4" seam and how to find it. How to avoid overlapping seams, including twirling a seam for less bulk. Press for success! Setting a quilt or block on point.
Patriotic Door HangingPatriotic Door Hanger

Discover a clever new method of making Ohio Star blocks while making this patriotic door hanger.  Finishes apx 12" x 48".  Requires 1/2 yd white; 3/8 yd red and 1/4 yd blue.  Kit available. 

Can't take the class?  You can purchase the kit on our kits page, or order the pattern for only 99 cents at http://phoebemoon.com/Patterns/patriotic-banner.htm

  • Free class on Flag Day, June 14!  You must sign up in advance so we can prepare a kit for you.


 
 

Row by Row on the Go!

Get a jump start on your quilt!  Make our row in this free class.  Requires purchase of a kit.

Class Thursday 6/22 AM and Saturday 6/24

 

Skill Builders Class

Learn or review piecing and quilting basics in this series of technique classes held the last Monday of every month. $20 week. 10:30 - 1:30.
  • Piecing Basics.  The importance of a 1/4" seam and how to find it. How to avoid overlapping seams, including twirling a seam for less bulk. Press for success! Setting a quilt or block on point. Thusday, May 18 or Friday, May 26, 10- 2    Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Border Basics.  Borders can make or break a quilt. Do you want a straight border, a pieced border, a scalloped border, a mitered border, flanges, piping? We will show you how to add it and keep your quilt flat. Bring a panel and several choices you might use for borders. Also bring a retractable metal tape measure. Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 23, 10 - 2   Don't forget your lunch and the usual suspects.
  • Finish Your Quilt.  Decide to tie, hand quilt or ma-chine quilt your quilt. We will give you an overview of the three methods and help you with it in class, but this is not an in-depth methodology class. Thursday, July 20 or Friday, July 28.  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.

 

Spicy Spiral

Spicy Spiral Table Runner Pattern

Join Sherrie as she shows you how to make this creative table topper, perfect as a holiday accent for a hall table. It looks complicated, but it isn't really!  First you create your own fabric, then you cut wedges and sew them back together.  Uses 8 Fat quarters and 1 yard for the backing as well as a 9 or 10 degree wedge ruler.  Requires the Spicy Spiral pattern.  $20  Bring your lunch and the usual suspects.  Don't worry, you will finish this in one class!

  • Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 - 3:30
  • Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 - 3:30
  • Third Street Neighborhood

    Gather your black and white scraps and make this charming neighborhood table runner. Finishes 12" x 48".   $20 plus pattern

    • Friday, April 7, 10:30 - 2:30

     

     
     
    Two Fabric Tote

    Leslie will show you how to make this original two color tote bag.  $20 includes free pattern.
    • Friday, April 14

    Triangle Frenzy

    Triangle Frenzy Day - Pick Your Project!

    All these projects are made using a 60 degree ruler.  You will have three different toppers to choose from.  Using a border fabric is necessary for this project to shine.  You choose which one you would like to do, the hexagon, the swirl or the runner.  Sherri will show you the tricks for cutting and sewing the design to get a perfect match! $20 plus pattern.  Don't worry, you will finish in one class!

                                                

    View Outside My WindowThe View out My Window

    This wallhanging is a fun, simple way to display one of our gret digital fabrics.  We will be making a mock window, giving the perception of looking out on a lush field of flowers. $20