Better Homes Quilt Sampler Featured Shop 2013

6538 E. Tanque Verde #130 Tucson, Arizona 85715
Quilt Basket 520-722-8810    •   Sewing Room 520-797-2207  •  Store hours: 9:30-5 Mon-Sat Closed Sundays see map

Classes (Call 520-722-8810 to enroll now)

Charmed Heart “twisting pinwheels” Judy Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day and love with your own Charmed Heart. Personalize your quilt with your favorite colors. This pinwheel pattern is so cute and fast to sew…’ll make more than one! $30.00       2 sessions       2 ½ hours
Wednesday, Jan 22, 29         10-12:30

Fancy Footwork: Circle Embroidery Attachment Mary • Confident Beginner Are you ready to go in circles? While using the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment, you will stitch this pillow based on Libby Lehman’s DVD, “Perfectly Machine Stitched Circles”. Have fun exploring what you can create with stitches built into your machine. $30.00       2 sessions       2 ½ hours
Tuesday, Jan 28, Feb 4       10-12:30

Machine Binding Pam Varner Learn the difference between straight and bias binding and when to use it. Learn an easy method of piecing binding strips for perfect alignment. Sew the front on by machine and measure your binding for a perfect fit every time. Learn how to miter the corners and then sew the binding to the back by hand OR learn an easy way to machine finish for a fast and easy binding. This is a hands-on demo class: no machine required. $20.00     1 session     2 ½ hours
Thursday, Jan 30        10-12:30 PM

“Irish Charm” Sally • Confident Beginner A bright quilt with big flowers or make this fun quilt in greens for St. Patrick Day, or maybe pinks or reds for Valentine Day. This pattern uses 5 inch squares or charm packs. Sign up with your friends and share your stash to make this bright and cheery quilt. Bring your machine and supplies. $25.00         2 sessions           2 hours
Monday, Feb 3, 10             10-12 or 6-8

Sew Fundamental Mary • Beginners Welcome This Class is for the beginner who wants to learn the basics…..from needle and fabric choices to seam finishes and sewing techniques. Your finished project will show case what you have learned. Kit available for purchase from the instructor at time of class. Pre-requiste: Must know how to operate sewing machine. Class for ages 18 and above. $30.00       2 sessions      2 ½ hours
Wednesday, Feb 12, 26         10-12:30 or 6-8:30

Free Motion Machine Quilting Sue • Beginners Welcome Finish your projects by learning how to do free motion machine quilting. Your home sewing machine can quilt from small to large projects. If you have the Bernina Stitch Regulator, Sue will help you improve your skills using it. $25.00      1 session    2 ½ hours
Friday, February 21       10-12:30

The Art of Hand Appliqué Helen • Beginners Welcome Learn the art of needle-turn appliqué by stitching this elegant crossed tulip design. You’ll practice stems, curves, points, and inside corners. To make it even easier, the class fee includes a kit with the fabrics and threads. The block can be finished in to a wall quilt or be the start of a whole quilt! Fabric kit included in class fee. $40.00         2 sessions      2 ½ hours
Tuesday, Feb 25, March 4      10-12:30

Basic Quilting for Beginners Sally • Beginners Welcome This class is for the beginner wanting to learn the basics of quilting. We will learn how to get accurate quarter inch seams for your machine and rotary cutting basics. We will make a small quilt using the rail fence block with strip piecing and the friendship star block with half square triangles. Student must be 18 years or older, must know how to use their sewing machine. $36.00     2 sessions         3 hours
Wed, March 12, 19        10-1 or 6-9

Back to School: “Little Schoolhouse Quilt” Helen Learn some great techniques for cutting, pressing, and sewing these cute schoolhouse blocks. Discover the secrets of precision pinning, easy triangles, and painless set-in seams. You’ll use these methods again and again in all of your quilt projects $30.00         2 sessions         2 ½ hours
Friday, March 14, 21         10-12:30

Thread Play with Judy Judy Make your own one-of-a-kind project. With Judy’s help you will create your unique wall hanging using thread play. She will supply templates and lots of ideas. Bring a bag lunch or order lunch. $30.00       1 session        All Day
Monday, March 17         10-3

Lone Star Sparkler Helen Quilters love the Lone Star! Make your own diamond dazzler with this fabulous strip-piecing method developed by Helen Frost and her mother, Blanche Young, and featured in their new book, ALL-Star Quilts: 10 Strip-Piece Lone Star Sparklers. Choose to make stunning wall quilt or even a bed-sized quilt as you learn some great precision cutting, pinning, and sewing techniques. Choose any quilt project from the All-Star Quilts book. Helen will contact students and have a “fabric selection day”, so sign-up early. $45.00         3 sessions         2 ½ hours
Tuesday, March 18, 25, April 1        10-12:30 PM

Fun with Flatlock Stitching Mary • Confident Beginner Who knew flatlock stitching could be so much fun? We will fancy up the basic ten minute table runner with the serger by adding a ribbon or decorative yarn. This technique can be done on most sergers. $25.00      1 session      3 hours
Saturday, March 22       10-1

Bamboo and Pinwheels, “Two Quilts in One” Sally • Confident Beginner This great pattern gives you two quilts for the price of one. Made with beautiful Asian prints, you’ll enjoy putting these two quilts together. A hands-on class for the confident beginner. Bring your sewing machine and supplies. $36.00       2 sessions        3 hours
Monday, March 24, 31         10-1 or 6-9

Northern Light Quilt Mary • Confident Beginner Make this dynamic quilt using just one block! We will use the “Hex N More” ruler by Jaybird Quilts to cut half hexagons and then piece using only straight seams. $36.00       3 sessions     3 hours
Monday, April 7, 14         10-1

Machine Appliqué Pam Varner The Look of hand appliqué with the speed of your machine; learn how to make appliqué shapes and then sew them on with your machine. Pam will give your tips and tricks for easy turning and getting pieces to lay flat. Add dimension anywhere you want by “stuffing” your shapes. A little or a lot of appliqué can add new dimensions to any sewing project. $30.00       2 sessions         2 ½ hours
Wednesday, April 9, 16         10-12:30 PM

Machine Quilting with Walking Foot Pam Varner • Beginners Welcome Create interesting designs without free motion. Using only the walking foot, learn techniques for quilting that will make your projects look professional. Different threads, needles and marking tools will be explored. Discover the secrets to stitching in the ditch or add a simple decorative stitch. This class is filled with tips galore to help you design and quilt your own tops. Feel free to bring unfinished tops to get ideas. $25.00         1 session         3 hours
Friday, April 11           10-1 PM

Beautiful Bindings Helen Achieve smooth bindings with perfect corners and learn a great method for joining the ends. Practice sewing angled and scalloped edges and try new “gourmet” bindings, such as two-color and faux piping. You’ll build a useful sample book of bindings that you can refer to again and again. There is a $10.00 kit fee that is paid to the instructor. $30.00           1 sessions       All Day
Friday, April 18           10-3

Fancy Footwork: Pintucks Mary • Confident Beginner Join us for some fancy footwork! This denim pillow showcases a variety of techniques all using the BERNINA Pintuck foot #30. This class is perfect for most BERNINA machines. $30.00        2 sessions       2 ½ hours
Monday, April 28, May 5         10-12:30

Wool Applique for Beginners “Bunnies All Around” Cathy • Beginners Welcome If you have always wanted to learn the art of wool appliqué or just need a refresher, this is the class for you! Cathy will show you all the tips, tricks, tools, and techniques for this simple and traditional version of appliqué; all while you begin this lovely bunny table topper. Quilters of all skill levels are welcome. A pattern and wool kit will be available for purchase before the class. An additional $5.00 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor. $30.00       1 session           All Day
Wednesday, April 30           10-2:30