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We will be making a variation of the traditional log cabin quilt and also learning:

Color Theory- arranging your fabrics in a pleasing palette, value and tone.
Organization tips for working with many colors.
Using a freezer paper pattern
Getting the most use of your fat quarters (there will be no waste).
Using a design wall
How to measure for and add borders.

***This class makes a small quilt, but you will have enough fabric left to make a twin quilt top. Teacher has made directions for this and will share them with you. 
***If you decide to continue the techniques on your own and make a twin quilt top, you will need to purchase double to suggested yardage for your borders and binding.

Date:: Saturday, October 6th AND Saturday, November 24th (second class date may be moved earlier, if available)

Time: 10:30-12:30

Teacher: Marilynn Bouclin

Cost: $50.00 plus cost of pattern

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Supplies: All materials listed below are carried by Blaine’s.
Sewing machine with straight stitch foot (and manual, just in case)
Straight stitch sole plate, if you have one
Kwik Scrappy Log Cabin pattern and fabrics suggested
60 mm rotary cutter with new blade- a necessity for cutting multiple layers of fabric
Ruler for cutting fabric (longer than 12 inches)
Needle Universal #90
12 inch or larger rotary mat, if you have one
Matching thread for the top and bobbin in a neutral color
12 clip-type clothespins
Your usual sewing supplies
Teacher will be using the 3-in-1 Color Tool by Joen Wolfrom to demonstrate color theory. Not mandatory for this class, but you might want to purchase one for future reference.

***Teacher will supply freezer paper***

The most elegant pumpkin patch yet! Create a damask paneled pumpkin or 1 of 3 delicate lace pumpkins perfect for fall decorating! Join Shirley as she teaches you the art of freestanding lace embroidery using water soluble stabilizer and embroidery thread.

Instructor: Shirley

When: Wednesday October 10th 2018

Time: 10:30-2:30

Fee: $15.00

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Embroidery machine with new emb needle in place

5x7 embroidery hoop

Freestanding Pumpkin Patch: Harvest Time (available for order at blaines or download here) downloaded onto your usb stick with directions printed out 

Embroidery thread of your choice

Bobbins wound in your embroidery color of choice

aquamesh stabilizer

 


The most elegant pumpkin patch yet! Create a damask paneled pumpkin or 1 of 3 delicate lace pumpkins perfect for fall decorating! Join Shirley as she teaches you the art of freestanding lace embroidery using water soluble stabilizer and embroidery thread.

Instructor: Shirley

When: Saturday, October 13th 2018

Time: 10:30-2:30

Fee: $15.00


 

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  • Embroidery machine with new emb needle in place
  • 5x7 embroidery hoop
  • Freestanding Pumpkin Patch: Harvest Time (available for order at blaines or download here) downloaded onto your usb stick with directions printed out 
  • Embroidery thread of your choice
  • Bobbins wound in your embroidery color of choice
  • aquamesh stabilizer



 

Make a reversible apron for your special kitchen helper. One side can be for concocting spooky spells and treats, while the other can be used to create tasty holiday sweets. The pattern included in the class fee has sizes so you can create one for yourself and one for a  doll too!

Instructor: Fran

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Class Fee: 25.00 ( includes pattern)

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Sewing Machine with new needle in place

Neutral mettler sewing thread for construction of apron (with coordinating bobbin)

New Fangled Reversible apron pattern (included in class fee)

1/2 yard of each main print fabric (spiders & recipes)

1/4 yard each of the pocket fabrics and the straps (purple. red, & gold)

If you would like your pockets embroidered, please do the embroidery prior to class. thank you!



Create this beautiful stained glass window quilt by Judy Niemeyer with ease with the help of Cheryl in this 2 session hands on quilting class.

Instructor: Cheryl M.

When: Saturdays October 20th AND November 17th 2018

Time: 10:00-4:00

Fee: $120.00

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Fabric Requirements:

  • Dark: 3/4 yd
  • Medium: 3/4 yd
  • Light: 3/4 yd
  • Focus of Border fabric and binding: 1 1/2 yds
  • Accent Fabric: 2 1/4 Yds
  • Backing: 3 yds

Sewing Supplies:

  • Sewing Machine in good working order with new needle in place
  • Add a quarter ruler
  • Quiltworx stained glass window
  • Template Plastic
  • Coordinating thread
  • Glue Stick
  • Glue Pen
  • Flat flower head pins
  • Rotary cutter with new blade
  • Cutting Mat

 

 You've mastered a 4 thread overlock seam, a rolled hem, and maybe even a cover hem. Now its time to expand your serger skills with specialty feet and attachments. Get professional results in a fraction of the time - its just a matter of knowing how. Attach and gather one fabric to another in a single step with a ruffler foot. Piping is a snap with a cording foot. Apply lace perfectly with a lace applicator foot. Learn how to create a sturdy tote bag with handles and fashion accessories with a belt loop binder. What on earth is a downturn feller? You'll be amazed at what you'll do in Cool Ser-gical techniques.

Instructor: Gail Yellen

When: October 27th 2018

Time: 10:00-4:30 (arrive at 9:30 for set up)

Class Fee: $75.00 (An extensive slideshow is included with this workshop to enhance learning and understanding the serger)

 

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Since this is a technique based seminar, we ask that if you own a Babylock 8 thread serger to please bring it to class with you. If you do not have one please notify a Blaine's staff member upon registration so we can provide one for you to use in class.

If you own any of the following accessories for a Babylock 8 thread serger please bring them with you, if not please let us know upon registration so we can have them available for you to use in class:
  • Ruffler
  • Lace applicator
  • 1 1/2" Belt loop Binder
  • 1" Downturn Feller
  • 15mm double fold bias/knit binder
Note: Students with the Ovation will need the new cover hem table (with 2 sets of screw holes)
  • 4 spools of maxi-lock serger thread (any color)
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Accessories that came with your BBL Serger
Please inform us if you have food allergies and Plan to bring your lunch and snack

When you come to class at Anita’s University, you’ll receive the best value in school! Learn step-by-step how to do new techniques like fringe embroidery, drawstring bags, shrinky applique and sew much more. Anita goodesign is renowned for their quilting in the hoop technique that saves you time, money & fabric – who wouldn’t want to know how to do that?! You’ll also get to shop through their products at new special pricing created just for Anita’s University! You’ll get to see sneak peeks of new releases and techniques they have been working on, meet new friends and have the chance to win prizes through fun drawings! There will be first timers there as well as those that have been doing in the hoop embroidery and quilting for many years – everyone will learn from each other!
Want to experience the latest machines for embroidery and quilting? Then make sure to come to class so you can get schooled on everything the machines can do, you’ll be amazed – see why we give them an A ! Just for attending you’ll receive a full-color 3 ring binder containing all of the education that we will cover over the course of the 2 day class PLUS additional education for take home learning. In addition, you’ll receive a USB stick that contains over 200 designs. The designs will be organized by technique for easy access. Sign up today and save on your registration, the class registration fee is $119 but sign up today for only $99, this is a limited time offer so reserve your front row seat for fun today!

 

Where: Miller's Crossing - 43 Old Bald Hill Rd, Cranston, RI 02920

When: November 2nd & November 3rd 2018

Time: 9-5 both days

Class Fee: Sign up before October 13th for the early bird special fee $99.00

Class fee includes: sewing Materials, use of sewing machine, snacks and lunch for both days

 

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