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)

Star Search…Mystery Quilt Kathy • Confident Beginner Star Search is a fun easy 4–part mystery quilt, perfect for beginners. If you find most Mystery Quilts to be intimidating then this class is a great first step. This is a hands–on class. $30.00         4 sessions
Saturday, Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1       11–12
Dec 6               11–1

Beyond Multi–Directional Stitching:
Class for BERNINA 780, 830 and 880
Mary • Beginners Welcome Multi–directional stitches are so much easier when you embroider them! Create this cute bag all in the hoop and simply add those directional stitches. The bag is perfect for you or to give as a gift. $25.00         1 session 3            hours
Wed, Sept 10             10–1 or 6–9 PM

Sew Holiday Workshop Mary • Beginners Welcome The holidays are fast approaching! Get ready by joining us for an evening of sewing to make quick gifts for a hostess or for yourself. Bring a snack (and recipe) to share and have some fun! We will make a fabric wine tote, hexagon coasters and a quilted trivet. Sign–up for one, two or all three. Each session is 3 ½ hours
$25/session or $65 for all 3 sessions
Friday, Sept 12, Oct 17, Dec 5          6–9:30 PM

Urge to Serge: Smocking Mary • Beginners Welcome Make an elegant pillow made from silk and linen using your serger. We will use the chain stitch to create delicate shirring, add piping and a zipper using the multi–purpose foot. If you do not have the chain stitch on your machine, you may use the SR serger for the chain stitch. $25.00       1 session         3 hours
Saturday, Sept 13            1–4 PM

Machine Quilting with Walking Foot Pam Varne • 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, September 19           10–1 PM

Sunshine & Shadow: the Easy Way Helen This classic design is made using a clever strip–piecing technique. With fabrics shading from lighter to darker, a shimmering effect is created when the fabrics repeat. You’ll learn about color and value as you practice precision cutting and pressing. You’ll also discover the secrets behind perfectly matched intersections and easy mitered borders. $40.00       1 session          All Day
Monday, Sept 22                   10–4

Meet Me at the Pond Judy • Beginners Welcome Have fun creating your own peaceful pond!
Judy will show you how easy it is to make this quilt, whether you are a beginner or an advance quilter. Enjoy Judy’s perspective on how and why she quilts. She has so much fun making her quilts.
$30.00       1 session               All Day
Wednesday, September 24       10–3

Threadscapes Swan Get ready to drop your feed dogs as we learn to use this beautiful free motion technique to build detailed landscapes with simple stitching and blended colors. Whether your passion is art quilting or you’re simply looking to embellish your projects, this class can give you the basics to begin using your threads to greater advantage. From backgrounds to focal points you’ll learn everything you need to know to start making lovely landscapes of your own! $35.00       1 session                 4 hours
Monday, September 29                   10–2

Beginning Pieced Quilts Sally • Beginners Welcome This Carpenter Star pattern is a great class for the beginning quilter. It is easy and goes together quickly. You will learn how to use your rotary cutter and rulers. We will show you how to check for accurate quarter inch seams and you will learn half square triangles and string piecing. $36.00         2 sessions             3 hours
Monday, October 6, 13                 10–1 or 6–9 PM

Free Motion Machine Quilting Kathy • Beginners Welcome You’ve learned the basics of machine quilting with your walking foot, now it’s time to jump in to the world of free motion! Learn how to use the proper feet, needles and thread to create beautiful designs on your quilt. We’ll touch on some of the Modern Quilting designs and one other of your choice.
You will take home a lovely sample of your work to show off to family and friends.
$20.00           2 sessions               1 hour
Wednesday, Oct 8, 15                  10–11

Buttons and Bows Kathy • Beginners Welcome Learn how to make 3 D Bow Tie blocks and use them in a whimsical childs quilt or wall hanging. Class one will involve creating the bow ties, class 2 will show how to make the buttons and put it all together. $30.00           2 sessions         2 hours
Friday, October 10, 17              10–12

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
Tuesday, Oct 14                              10–12:30

DesignWorks: Beyond fabric with CrystalWorks Mary • Beginners Welcome Using the DesignWorks Software (crystal) and the CrystalWorks Tool, we will design unique holiday cards. We will punch them out and embellish with decorative threads. Fun and Easy!
Prerequisite: must have completed DesignWorks Mastery.
$25.00        1 session           2 ½ hours
Monday, Oct 20          10–12:30 or 6–8:30

Machine Appliqué Pam Varner • Beginners Welcome 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, Oct 22, 29        10–12:30 PM

Machine Quilting with Bernina
Stitch Regulator
Kathy • Beginners Welcome The BERNINA Stitch Regulator will make your quilting easy to do and easy on the eyes. Kathy will help you achieve beautiful stitches with your BERNINA Stitch Regulator.
Prerequisite must have completed your Mastery classes.
$20.00        2 sessions        1 hour
Wednesday, Oct 22, 29        1:30–2:30

Southwest Twist Judy Have fun with Judy making this quilt using the Twister ruler. You can make so many different quilts once you learn how to use the ruler. $30.00          2 sessions      2 ½ hours
Monday, Oct 27, Nov 3            10–12:30

Finishing for Beginners Sally • Beginners Welcome Let’s finish your new quilt. Now that your quilt top is done, we will show you how to prepare it for quilting. You will learn how to prepare your backing fabric, add the batting and the top, then baste or pin for quilting. We will teach you some easy machine quilting techniques, lastly we will learn to trim and add the binding. $25.00          1 session           3 hours
Thursday, October 30            10–1 or 6–9 PM

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.
Fabric kit included in class fee.
$40.00      2 sessions      2 ½ hours
Wednesday, Nov 12, 19          10–12:30

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
Monday, November 24              10–3