To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

Pre-Class Homework

1. Cut (14) 2 ½” strips width of fabric. If your fabric is directional, you may want to cut strips in half (2 ½” x 18”) and lay out your pattern
2. Sew 2 sets of 14 strips to make front and back sides. Press seams all the same direction. Set aside.
3. Cut 6 pieces of 987F fusible fleece- 17 ½” x 28 ½”. Lay 2 of these aside. Press one layer of fleece to each 14 strip piece. Iron “bumpy” side of fleece to wrong side of strip set. Use an applique pressing cloth.
           Cutting directions for fusible fleece: 
           a. Fold the fleece in half lengthwise. 
            b. Cut a strip 17 ½ ” wide from the open side. 
            c. Sub cut this strip into 17 ½” x 28 ½” rectangles. You should have a strip left on the fold side. You will use this for the handles.
4. Now iron another piece of fusible fleece on top of the first layer of fleece on front and back pieces.
5. Top stitch front and back panels. I chose ¼” topstitch on each side of the seam. You can do whatever you like. Be sure to use your walking foot!

April 2021
Beach Tote
Taught by Susan Sandberg

August 2020

Spooky Town Table Runner

taught by Debbie Peterson

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

September 2020

Bonus Project: Scrap Bag

taught by Donna Payne

October 2020 Part 1

Microwave Bowl Cozy
taught by Claudia Ibarguen

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

November 2020 

Holiday Placemats
taught by Susan Sandberg

Supply List

 (14) 2 1/2" width of fabric strips (if you are using directional fabric, strips should be 2 1/2" x 18")
2 3/4 yds. Pellon 987 Fusible Fleece
1 3/4 yds. lining/ handle fabric

 2 1/2 yds Iron on Vinyl 
 (2) 2-piece magnet snap set
1 large button for flap

Supplies:

 10- 16 assorted fat eighths (9 x22 inch cuts) or multiple scrap fabrics of your color choosing.  The scraps must be a minimum of 3 inches wide and can vary in length.  At least half of your fabric scraps would need to be at least 3 inches wide and 13 to 22 inches long.  One piece of fabric needs to be a minimum size of approximately a 6 inch square.
1 piece of lining fabric 13” x 18”
1 piece of pocket fabric 13” x 23”
2 pieces of 2 ½”x 16” fabric for the handles on your tote bag
1 piece of 14”x 19” fusible fleece or Warm & Natural batting (will need basting spray)
2 pieces of 2 ½” x 16” Foam Stabilizer, Fusible Fleece or Warm & Natural batting for your handles.
Binding can be made scrappy using your cut offs or if not you will need 2 2 ½”x WOF strips
3-4 inch piece of Velcro loop fastener
Neutral thread for piecing and matching bobbins
Assorted complementary colored threads for doing your decorative stitches.  If you want to try and do the “Bobbin Work Technique” the bobbin threads would need to be heavy weight.

 Regular sewing supplies including ruler, mat, rotary cutter, scissors, chalk marker or fabric pencil/pen, pins, binding clips

Pre Class Instructions: Please cut the following pieces before class.
Exterior Basket Body- Cut (1) 15" x 19 1/4"
Binding- Cut (2) 2 1/4" x 10 1/2"
Handles- Cut (2) 4 1/2" x 9"
Interior Basket Body- Cut (1) 15" x 19 1/4"

You will also need to cut the following pieces out of fusible fleece, foam stabilizer, or batting. If you are using batting, you will need to use either a basting spray or adhere the pieces together your desired way.
Handles- Cut (2) 1" x 9"
Basket Body- Cut (2) 15" x 19 1/4" (If you are using a foam stabilizer, you will only need 1 piece this size.
Before class print out and cut out Template A. (This will be emailed to you the day before class)

African Ladies Supply List

For each block you will need-
1 fat quarter
scraps of flesh colored fabric
white on white background fabric
general sewing supplies

SUPPLIES for each cozy:
2—10” squares of 100% cotton fabric                    
Ruler at least 14 “ long
2---10” squares of 100% cotton batting                  
Scissors, rotary cutter
Thread---100% cotton                                                
Point turner tool
Marking pen or pencil any type                                
Pins or clips
NOTE:  Be sure materials are 100% cotton to avoid the possibility of melting in the microwave!

Supplies:
This project is perfect for using 3 coordinating fat quarters!
1/2 yard of 42-44" cotton fabric or two fat quarters for exterior, handles and binding
1/2 yard of 42-44" cotton fabric or one fat quarter for the interior approximately 1/2 yard of fusible fleece, quilt batting, of foam stabilizer

Supplies:

1 Charm Pack of 5” squares or (33) 5” squares of fabric to use for houses, roofs, and doors and (8) 5” squares to use for the stars.
½ yard of background fabric
¼ yard binding fabric
¾ yard backing fabricType your paragraph here.

Regular sewing supplies and tools

August 2021
Trick or Treat Street Table Topper
taught by Claudia Ibarguen

February 2021 

African Ladies Block
taught by Pat Skinner

June 2020

Circle Wallhanging

taught by Debbie Peterson

For the optional scrappy basket you will need the following fabrics.  You may have some pieces left over from making the Crazy Patch Tool Caddy that you can use for some of these pieces.  Cut the following pieces for the basket:

9 assorted fabric pieces cut into 2 ½” squares.  This will be your center section for the basket front once you sew it together into a long strip.
1 piece of upper basket fabric 4 inches x 18 inches
1 piece of lower basket fabric 6 inches x 18 inches
1 piece of lining fabric cut 11 inches x 18 inches
1 piece of batting or fusible fleece cut approximately 12 inches x 19 inches

Optional Binding 2 ½” by approximately 24 inches.  You may make this scrappy as well or totally omit the binding and sew the basket together without binding.  That’s the way I am going to do it from now on.

Sample Pictures

October 2020 Part 2

Quilted Casserole Holder
taught by Donna Payne

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

July 2020

7 Fat Quarter Table Topper

taught by Joyce Hatzell

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

Supplies:
1 yd background, backing and binding fabric (or ½ yd of each)
½ yd of a fabric or scraps for circles
Freezer paper 
Paper scissors
Water soluble glue stick
Zipper foot for your sewing machine
Iron 
Pressing pad (optional)
Sewing supplies

September 2020

Crazy Patch Tool Tote

taught by Donna Payne

Welcome to the Education Classes Archive!

On this page you will find all of the past Zoom Education Classes we have completed since June 2020. If you missed any of these classes or have decided that you are interested in making the project, they are available here. 

To sign up for one of these classes, email the Chairperson Susan Sandberg which class you would like to complete. Then send a check for $10 to PO Box 2891 Fairfield, CA 98233. Or you can pay through the PayPal button on the Home page of this website. 

​Once you have signed up all written materials will be sent to you. The teachers are also available for support as needed.

Supply List:

1 package of 5" print charm squares or 7-11 different Halloween fabrics/scraps. The more the better. You can use prints, totals, and solids that relate to the theme.) Also look for small prints with cats, jack o' lanterns, spiders, bats etc. to put in the windows and doors.)

1/2 yard yellow solid for 6" houses and inner border.
​1/2 yard background fabric. (grey)
3/4 yard fabric for outer border
1/2 yard fabric for binding
1 yard fabric for backing
1 yard square of batting
3/4 yard fusible web
Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate template for 10"squares (paper templates are included with the pattern for the 6", 5", 4" houses, doors, windows, roofs and bats. You can make your own templates if desired

Supplies:

​7 Fat Quarters of coordinating fabrics

rotary cutter with a new blade

6" x 24" ruler

Design wall

​sewing supplies


January 2021 

Cup Caddy
taught by Pat Skinner

To sign up for this class see the instructions at the top of the page.

Cup Caddy Supply List
3 fat quarters
coordinating thread
2 large buttons
1 elastic hair tie or 1/8th" elastic
Steam a Seam 2 or Wonder Under
regular sewing supplies

​A large soup mug