Join us once a month for an online meet up of sewing & community, no matter where you live!
On the Second Wednesday of the Month, members will learn how to sew a different quilt technique from the comfort of their own home, while hanging out with like minded friends who love sewing too.
Wednesdays 7-9pm eastern time
(6-8 central, 5-7 mountain, 4-6 pacific)
Each session offers a different quilt block pattern to work on. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended, but no need to be a pro quilter. We will demonstrate each new technique step by step. We provide the pattern and template, but you'll need to gather your own fabric and sewing supplies.
You can sign up for the entire 6 month session or drop in for whichever quilt technique interests you!
6 Month Membership $150
Drop in $35
(Session is pro-rated if you join us mid 6 month period)
Upon sign up, members will receive an email with class login instructions. You'll also receive access to a password protected personalized student web page.
Wednesday September 8th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Jelly Roll Race Piecing: It uses a Jelly Roll Fabric collection, sewn into a single, super long strip, that is then folded in half and sew together along one edge, you cut the folded edge open and then repeat.
8-12 Jelly Roll Strips (2.5" x 44")
Wednesday October 13th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Rag Quilt-As-You-Go: Rag quilts are quilts that have exposed seams that fray when washed. It makes a very comfy quilt that's easy to make but impressive to look at.
1/2 yard denim fabric or equivalent of recycled jeans
9-16 5" squares in a variety of cotton prints
9-16 5" squares of batting (optional)
Wednesday November 10th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Appliqué (pronounced app-lee-KAY) is a French word that refers to the addition of decorative fabric to a larger piece of fabric by sewing or gluing. Appliqué can be elegant or simple, and it can create realistic, geometric, or abstract designs.
Quilting doesn't require appliqué, but appliquéd quilts can be quite beautiful.
Variety of Fat Quarters
Wednesday December 8th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Patchwork Christmas Tree Placemat: This project uses the half square triangle techniques in quilting. A half-square triangle is a square quilt block unit made from two right-angle triangles. The triangles are sewn together along their long (diagonal) side. Each triangle forms one half of the square.
Variety of Fat Quarters
Wednesday January 12th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Jelly Roll Tube Piecing: A time saving patchwork strip piecing technique. Multiple strips of fabric are sewn together into one large panel of fabric, then folded in half parallel to the seams and sewn turning your panel into a tube. The fabric tube is then cut apart as if it was one piece of fabric. The tube is then separated at one seam to make the strip cut pieces flat again.
6 colored Jelly Roll Strips (2.5" x 44")
6 solid Jelly Roll Strips (2.5" x 44")
Wednesday February 9th, 2021 | 7-9pm eastern time
Friendship Braid Piecing: A piecing technique used in quilting where you sew the jelly roll fabric pieces together in a way that resembles a friendship braid in your hair.
Variety of Jelly Roll Strips (2.5" x 44")
All instruction is recorded and can be easily accessed during the class and beyond. You'll also have access to helpful on-demand sewing videos.
This beginner sewing class will not go over threading the machine, threading the bobbin, winding the bobbin & operating the machine properly.
If you've never done this before on your own and don't feel confident doing it independently, we highly suggest signing up for a 45 Minute Sewing Machine Operators License Private (Video) Lesson .
Supplies are not included in the price of the class.
You'll need the following supplies for this class:
- An Assortment of Cotton Fat Quarters*
- An Assortment of Jelly Roll Strips**
- 1/2 quilt batting for the Rag Quilt
- Optional: Additional Quilt Batting for turning your block samples into quilts
If you'd like to order the supplies from us, you can purchase our quilting starter pack here.
Tools Needed for At Home Sewing Classes:
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Clear Quilting Ruler
- Sewing machine
- Polyester Sewing Machine Thread
- Marking tool that shows up on your fabric (pencils, colored pencils or pens usually work)
- Computer printer
- Scotch tape
- Printer paper
- Seam ripper
Not sure what to buy, here are our recommended tool list.
Our quilting kit with three useful quilting items & can be purchased here.
* A fat quarter is cut crosswise from a 1⁄2-yard piece of fabric-an 18×44" rectangle cut in half to yield an 18×22" "fat" 1⁄4-yard piece.
** A jelly roll is a pre-cut bundle of fabric, available at any fabric or craft store. Jelly rolls vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but for the most part they're composed of 24-42 strips of fabric, cut 2.5 inches by the width of fabric (usually 44-45 inches).
"This is my second online class with the studio and I am loving it! Rachael is wonderful. Very patient, but keeps class moving. If it can't be in person, this is the next best thing. I love that I can work on my own and focus my attention on the class when there is something being taught. I love seeing people from all over and their projects as well."
Ilene G. - Teaneck NJ