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)

Beautiful Bindings Helen • Beginners Welcome 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 $15.00 kit fee that is paid to the instructor. $36.00           1 sessions           All Day Wednesday, August 26           10-4 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 session           2 ½ hours          
Wednesday, Sept 16           1–3:30
Wednesday, Sept 23                  1:30–4

Machine Binding Demo 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 Wednesday, September 9

BERNINA, Make It Yours We will announce each event topic through your email or at the store. A $20.00 refundable deposit (cash or check only) will reserve your spot. Must cancel 2 days in advance for refund, e.g. Saturday class must be cancelled by Wednesday. Saturday, September 12         9–1 Featuring BERNINA 790 and 880 Saturday, October 10         10:45–12:30 Super Sew Day
Saturday, November 14 TBD
“Stitch a Gift” Let’s have our own holiday gift sewing bee! A different small holiday project with optional kit will be available at each session. Three half–day sessions and two all day sessions are scheduled to help you set a side time to work on projects with other quilters in a party atmosphere! Sign up for one or more sessions at $10 each. $10.00/session Tues, Sept 15, Thurs, Oct 1         10–12:30
Wednesday, October 28         1–3:30 Sat, Nov 28, Wed, Dec 9         10–3
African Tulip Tote Sue Create your special tote using a Sue Spargo Tote pattern, Sue will teach you embroidery stitches, work with velvets and other techniques to make this charming tote. The Quilt Basket will have a wide variety of threads, velvets and wools to select from. $36.00         2 sessions         2 1/2 –3 !st class Wed, Sept 16
10–12:30         2nd class Wed, Sept 23         10–1
Beginning Piecing Sally • Beginners Welcome Come join us as we learn the basics of quilting including an accurate quarter inch and how to use your rotary cutting tools. We will make a quilt using the strip piecing method to make rail fence blocks as well as the string piecing method to sew half square triangles together. Knowledge of your sewing machine is needed.$36         2 sessions         3 hours Monday, Sept 21, 28         10–1 or 6–9 Speedy Serger Apron Mary • Beginners Welcome Master basic serger sewing (such as overlock, rolled hem and gathering) as you make this quick and fun apron. Must know how to thread serger. $20.00         1 session         2 ½ hours Saturday, December 12         10–12:30 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 ½ hour Monday, Oct 5, 12         10–11:30 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 Monday, October 12, 19        
1–3:30 PM
Finishing for Beginners Sally Now that your quilt to is completed let’s turn this quilt top into a quilt. We will make a little “quilt sandwich” and practice stitch in the ditch as will as free motion quilting basics. We will also learn how to cut, make and add the binding to be able to finish your quilt. $25.00         1 session         3 hour Wednesday, October 14         10–1 or 6–9 Urban Nine Patch Pillow Kathy Step out of the box and learn to use the Quick Curves Ruler to make an eye catching and modern pillow. The Quick Curves Ruler is a fun new tool to add a unique look to your quilts. $30.00         2 sessions         2 hours Wednesday, October 21, 28         10–12 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 Thursday, October 22         10–1 PM “Tuffet” with a Topper and a Twist Nubin • Beginners Welcome Come join the fun in creating this cute Tuffet! We will be making this popular little foot stool… but instead of a permanent cover we will be making it removable and with some machine Appliqué! Being able to change the cover out for the room or the season or to match your next quilt is a fun way to add personality to your décor. Take it off and throw it in the wash! My youngest daughter will be getting a tuffet and a matching lap quilt for her apartment this Christmas. As her tastes change so will the next cover on the Tuffet. $40.00         2 sessions         4 hours Friday, Oct 23, 30         11–3 Metro Hoops Nubin Metro Hoops pattern is a fun and modern version of a Wedding Ring quilt. You do not have to use pins to sew the curved pieces……they go together like magic! There is a required ruler and pattern for this class. $30.00         1 session All Day Saturday, October 24         10–3 Paper–Pieced FloribundaKarin • Beginners Welcome Paper-piece a seasonal table topper while learning basics of paper piecing. Karin will teach you tips and tricks to smooth the process. $30.00         2 sessions         2 ½ hours Monday, Oct 26, Nov 2         10–12:30 Blooming Bag Mary • Beginners Welcome Use your BERNINA Stitch Regulator to Appliqué and quilt a cute little bag. A perfect gift for someone special…or for yourself. BSR required $28.00         1 session         4 hours Thursday, October 29         10–2 Beautiful Bindings Helen • Beginners Welcome 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 $15.00 kit fee that is paid to the instructor. $36.00         1 sessions         All Day Saturday, Oct 31         10–4 PM

YAZZII Bag with Pizazz! Nubin • Beginners Welcome Lena has gotten in these wonderful bags to keep all of your stitchery items at your fingertips. The bag has 16 different sized pockets that zip or Velcro closed to keep everything in its place. Just pack it up with your current project and you are ready to go! This class takes my favorite YAZZII carry all and pumps up the outside with an Appliquéd outer pocket. My Appliqué was all done by a machine blanket stitch. The handwork is easy and fun to add. Come join in the fun and make your YAZZII bag with Pizazz. $36.00         3 sessions         2 hours Monday, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7         10–12 Fun and Fancy Fillers for Free Motion Quilting Kathy Just love those background fills that dazzle the crowd at Quilt shows? You too can learn how to achieve that same look to impress your friends or complete stranger! Pre–requisite: Kathy’s Free Motion Quilting or Machine Quilting with the BSR. $30.00         2 sessions         2 hours Monday, November 9, 16         1–3 Machine Quilting with the 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, Nov 11, 18         1–2:30 Barn Raising Let’s see your quilts from “Block a Week”! We will have show and tell, refreshments and good cheers. If you made other projects from the blocks, bring them along. Everyone is invited; just let us know you are coming, 722–8810.Saturday, December 12         3–4