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Create a beautiful bag using vinyl screening, perfect for the beach or on the go! 

This tote has a one piece, easy to stitch top strip, sturdy straps that run around the bottom to support heavy loads, and a wide opening to easily insert groceries or beach items. A removable bottom support gives the bottom form, and the see through pockets and mesh make things easy to find.

Instructor: Carolyn Zompa

When: Thursday, July 28th 2016

Time: 10:30-2:30

Class Fee: $30.00








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Supply list:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • NEW size 14 or 16 Jeans needle
  • Coordinating thread and full bobbin wound to match
  • Tote It! Pattern (we will be making the A bag in Class)
  • Wrap & Fuse piping (be sure to purchase the 6yd package)
  • 1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape or make your own using a bias tape maker and your scrap fabric double fold
  • Webbing per pattern for straps- 3.5 yards
  • If you want to use the same fabric for the top band and bottom pocket purchase 2/3yd of fabric, if you want your band to be different fabric follow the pattern yardage directions.
  • If your top and bottom bands are the same fabric purchase 2/3yd of fabric for the inner pocket and piping



Prior to class cut out and label the following:

One Screen piece 21"x 32"

Two strips of fabric 3 3/4" x 21"

Two strips 9"x 22" for outside pocket

Two strips 9"x 22" for inside pocket

Two pieces of thick batting 10"x 23"

Make your own piping following the wrap & Fuse piping package you will need approximately 3 yards 


This is an open, studio-style sewing session. Bring your project and Donna will help you from start to finish. Fee: $25.00 per session

Instructor: Donna Pirraglia
Class Time: 6:00-8:00

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This is an open, studio-style sewing session. Bring your project and Donna will help you from start to finish. Fee: $25.00 per session

Instructor: Donna Pirraglia
Class Time: 3:30-5:30

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Sneak a peek into the many uses of these bags. Great for cosmetics, sewing supplies, gifts ... limitless uses! Make either a vinyl or screen bag while learning to work with specialty fabrics such as vinyl and vinyl screening also learn how to insert a tape measure closure! Great for make up or beach You can choose either one of the styles and make it in either size. (Screen or Vinyl)

Instructor: Fran Brown

When: Wednesday August 10th 2016

Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Class Fee: $20.00 (pattern not included available at Blaine's)










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All pattern pieces are to be cut out and labeled prior to class*******


  • Sneak Peek Pattern
  • Sewing Machine in good working order
  • Walking foot
  • Basic sewing notions
  • Wonder Clips for Vinyl 
  • Tissue paper for Vinyl
  • Thread and full bobbin to match your fabric
  • Pattern calls for 3/4 inch measuring tape, but One inch wide can also be used
  • (I used it on the Vinyl bag)
  • Old scissors to cut tape measure
  • Painters tape or Duct tape to cover ends of cut tape measure



This class is a process class, in addition to creating a project it is meant to teach you the basic steps you need to take to start quilting. Create a 34"x 34" table topper or baby quilt, depending on your choice of fabrics and colors. Karen Feeney has made this project as a baby quilt many times, but by changing the focus fabric to something more traditional or kitchen-y it can be used for a completely different purpose... a table topper! This 2 session class will be held on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Instructor: Karen Feeney

When: Wednesday, August 24th AND Thursday, September 8th

Time: 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $35.00 per session ($70 total)

About Karen: Karen has been involved in sewing and arts and crafts for as long as she can remember, but became interested in quilt making in the 70's when it become popular. After retiring from public school teaching in 2001 she became really hooked and involved in the art. In addition to teaching children, she has over 10 years of experience tutoring adults. Join her as she combines two of her favorite things to do, creating  beautiful projects and teaching others to acquire new skills.

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Supply list worksheet/pattern: please pick up in store prior to class!


  1. Fabric A, light rail: 3/4yd
  2. Fabric B, dark rail: 3/4 yd
  3. Fabric C, focus fabric: 1/2yd
  4. Backing 1 1/4yd
  5. Binding 1/2yd
  6. Batting, cotton 37x37
Sewing tools:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • 1/4" foot and walking foot
  • 45mm Rotary cutter with sharp blade
  • Rotary cutting mat 18" x 22"
  • Acrylic ruler: 6" x 24" and 6.5" x 6.5" or larger (for squaring up blocks)
  • Chalk fabric marker
  • Straight pins, Sewing machine needles, and hand sewing needles
  • Gallon size plastic bags (for organizing pieces)
  • Scrap paper for labeling cut pieces
  • 120" flexible tape measure




Presented by Mary Mulari, Sewing with Nancy's Most Frequent Guest

At: Blaine's Sewing Machine Center

When: September 10th 2016 10am-3pm

Class Fee: $29.00

Collect ideas for improving sweatshirts, see quick-to-sew accessories and discover new possibilities for applique and quilting scraps. Mary Mulari, author and national sewing personality, will inspire and entertain you with her latest collection of classy sewing ideas and details. Topics included in her presentation are aprons, totes, sweatshirt makeovers, embroidery applique, accessories from her pattern line, and really clever zipper projects.You’ll see the special projects from her books, patterns, and guest appearances on PBS television’s Sewing With Nancy - and hear some stories about Nancy!  For a great time and lots of new ways to use your sewing machines, don’t miss this program! At the end of the presentation, you'll be thinking "I can't wait to get home to start sewing!"
P.S. Get a sampling of Mary's projects on your computer.  You can watch Mary on Sewing With Nancy at

Light lunch Included: If you have any dietary restrictions please feel free to bring your own bagged lunch.

More about Mary:

Mary Mulari has developed a national reputation for her unique, stylish, easy-to-sew accessories, clothing embellishments, as well as her sense of humor.  She has appeared as a guest on more than 50 programs of PBS television’s Sewing with Nancy and written 28 creative sewing books. She has designed “automatic applique” embroidery cards and publishes her own line of patterns. Her ideas and projects appeal to sewing enthusiasts and quilters of all ability levels.  Mary lives and works in her home office and sewing parlour in Aurora, Minnesota.

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Blaine's is delighted to welcome back Santi from Hatched In Africa for a trunk show featuring heirloom projects and quality digitizing. HIA is home of the famous "Apricot Blush Quilt" and the OESD collection Floral Delights. If you love embroidery this will be the perfect day or night out for you! For your convenience there will be 2 time slots available so everyone can come and enjoy. With admission you will receive an exclusive CD of unique designs that are only available by attending this event. 

Instructor: Hatched in Africa's  Santi Nuss-Brouwer

When: Wednesday, September 14th

Time: 10:30-1:30 OR 5:00-8:00

Fee: $15.00

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