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)

Cactus Garden Nubin Laura Heine’s new Cactus Collage pattern is so much fun to create…..and you won’t get poked from any thorns. It is more of a raw edge applique than a collage, it was fun to make and you can quilt this one on your home machine! I simplified her instructions, please see the store supply list for the changes. $55.00           2 sessions        5 hrs May 15, 22
10–3 June 5, 12          10–3
Hoop Envy A new club by Pickle Pie Designs, making embroidery fun and easy! Each month a new project to learn and a project to take home. Each design project in the Hoop Envy Club is exclusive to Hoop Envy members for one year. Join us and make this a great year! $15.95/month           4 sessions          2½ hrs
Tues., May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15          10–12:30
Thurs., May 18, June 22, July 20, Aug. 17          6–8:30 PM
Spring in Prague Wed. May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9          2–5 or 6–9 Explore and Learn The Sewing Room will be offering a new way for you to try out a BERNINA Sewing Machine. We will have a variety of sewing machines and sergers for you to try out, each machine will have a quick and easy project to sew. You can try one or try all the machines. The Blanket Stitch is so easy and fast by machine and with all the beautiful threads available, so much more fun. Top Stitching looks even and straight with the correct stitching foot. Sign up and let us help you select the perfect machine for you. Saturday, June 10          10–3
Saturday, August 12          10–3
Stitchin’ Time Sit and sew with us, ask questions about your block, learn new techniques, this is your time to sew. All our students are welcomed, we will spend the first 15 minutes of Stitchin’ Time discussing the current blocks. You will receive a bonus project from time to time just to add interest and fun.Please call to reserve your space. Wed., May 17, June 14, July 19          10–12:30 Friday, August 18 10–12:30 Machine Quilting with the Bernina Stitch Regulator Kathy • Beginners Welcome Free motion quilting with the BSR: You have the BSR now learn how to use it. The I CAN QUILT Class is for you! Learn how the BSR works and how to use it to its fullest. Prerequisite, must have completed your Mastery classes using the BSR. $20.00 1 sessions 2 hrs Friday, May 19 10–12 Paper Pieced Table Topper Karen • Beginners Welcome Want to learn paper piecing or refresh your skills? Work your way around the color wheel while making this 18 inch table topper. Karin will provide tips and tricks for easier paper piecing. $30.00 2 sessions 2 hrs Monday, June 19, 26 10–12 or 6–8 pm BEAR-NINA Sew In A hands-on sew in where you will make a Rare Bear to donate to the charity Rare Science to be gifted to children with Rare Disease. Each gifted Rare Bear will have a serial number specifically made for a child in the program. The Sewing Room will provide the bear kit, you will bring your sewing machine, thread, scissors and any other of your favorite sewing tools. Bring your lunch and spend a fun day of sewing with us. Space is limited. You will need to pick-up your fabric kit and pre-cut your bear fabric. $10.00 refundable deposit Saturday, June 24 10–3 Free Motion Quilting Kathy • Beginners Welcome Free Motion Quilting on your home sewing machine; we will cover the tools for successful quilting as well as quilting out a sample of your stitches. Any machine is welcome as long as you can lower the feed dogs. Come prepared to have FUN! $25.00 2 sessions 1 ½ hrs Friday, June 16, 23 1–2:30 Beginning Piecing Nubin • Beginners Welcome Come and learn the very basics of making your own quilt. In this class we will cover using a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat….then move onto sewing an accurate ¼” seam. We will learn to make seven different blocks that you can use over and over to make an infinite variety of your own quilts. This is a fun and ”judge free” class! $45.00 3 sessions 3 hrs Monday, July 17, 24, 31 10–1 RulerWork Kathy • Beginners Welcome Discover innovative ruler-and-template techniques that will change the way you quilt! Learn how to use rulers to easily achieve smooth lines, curves and motifs with your domestic sewing machines. If you purchased the BERNINA Ruler Kit, this is a good class to learn how to use the rulers. $15.00 1 session 1½ hrs Saturday, July 22 1–2:30 English Paper Piecing Cindy • Beginners Welcome One of the biggest rage in the quilting industry is English Paper Piecing. It was very popular many years ago and it has come around again. A wonderful and easy technique to learn with Cindy’s help. Paper piecing is a technique you can do while watching TV, sitting in the waiting room, attending sports activities, etc. Make a quilt or a craft project, there are so many patterns available. Cindy will teach you the basic steps to English Paper Piecing. $15.00 1 session 1½ hrs Friday, July 21 10–11:30 Machine Applique Nubin • Beginners Welcome Come join the fun and learn a new machine applique technique. If your sewing machine can do a little zig zag then you are all set! Pattern and a few tools required. $36.00 2 session 2½ hrs Tuesday, August 1, 8 10–12:30 Beautiful Binding 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. $40.00 1 session All Day Monday, August 7 10–4 Sew Easy Capri Pants Kathy • Beginners Welcome These Capri pants are an easy and great project for a beginning sewer to make for the summer. We will learn how to make a pattern, how to layout and cut the pattern with your fabric, and finally use contrasting or coordinating fabric to embellish your one of a kind pants. The beginning sewer will need to bring a sewing machine in good working order any feet that came with your machine, and an instruction manual to class. $36.00          3 sessions          2 hrs Wed, August 16, 23, 30
10–12 or 6–8
Collage Class Nubin • Beginners Welcome Laura Heine has created some wonderful collage patterns that are hard to resist. Come choose your favorite and join the fun in creating a one of a kind piece of textile masterpiece of your own. Please see the pattern you choose for yardage and supplies needed. $55.00          2 sessions          5 hrs Monday, August 21, 28
Mini Pumpkins Nubin I love mini quilts! This little pattern “Mini Pumpkins”, puts a smile on my face! Let’s get a head start on planting our autumn garden and create a little pumpkin patch of our own! This is a “quickie” class where you will learn to use the special “Quick Curve Mini Ruler” to make your pumpkins then be able to finish it in no time at home. $25.00          1 session          3 hrs Thursday, August 24