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)

Quilting with Rulers 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. You MUST have a ruler foot for your machine (please see your mfg. recommendations for your machine). $45.00 4 sessions 1½ hours
Monday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
10–11:30 or 6–7:30
Sew Day Cathy This January we kick off a new session of Sew Day, where you can work on any quilt project you would like! It’s a great time to get the quilt help that you need or just find some inspiration. Cathy hosts this wonderful group of people for a morning of Show & Tell, stitching, chatting, and lots of laughter! Remember to bring your Show & Tell, and bring your lunch or order with the rest of from Baggins! $5.00/ session 9:30–1:30 Wed. Jan 10, Feb 14, March 14, April 11 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 ½ hours Saturday, Jan 13, 27
10–3:30 Monday, March 5, 12
Knit Essentials Kathy P Using Allison Glass’ Sew Knit Essentials, and your serger, we will learn how to create a knit shirt that is unique to you. With the Knit Essentials pattern there are so many possibilities. Our first class will be creating a pattern and then using that pattern to cut out the fabric. The second class will be the construction of your garment using your serger. $30.00
2 sessions 2½ hours Monday, Feb 5, 12
Explore BERNINA! The Sewing Room is offering another way for you to try out a BERNINA Machine. On Saturday, March 10, you will Explore different BERNINAS! You will make a project, it may be a bag, book cover or a surprise, the staff decides. You will be sewing on a variety of BERNINA Sewing Machines. You will have an opportunity to ask your questions and see what different machine models offer. Plan on 30–60 minutes to complete your project. Sign up and let us help you select the perfect machine for you. Call and reserve your time. $20.00 Saturday, March 10
“High Five” Explore BERNINA! This month we are going to feature the NEW “5” Series, B535, B570, B590, B500. The staff will talk about the different features of the “5” Series. We’re excited and we want YOU to see why! The machines will be ready for you do a little sewing…sew and try it out! Call and reserve and let us know you are attending. Saturday, February 10
Intro to Paper –Piecing Karin • Beginners Welcome Curious about paper–piecing? Join Karin to learn an easy and organized way to paper –piece. This class will give you the basics plus tips to create those projects you have been wanting to try. $20.00
1 session 2 hours Monday, February 12
10–12 or 6–8
Machine Appliqué Nubin • Beginners Welcome I love quilts that have applique, but with a busy schedule the only way I can get those lovely patterns done, is to do the applique by machine. If our sewing machine can do a small zig zag stitch, then you are all set! This is a simple applique technique class that uses dissolving paper and kids washable school glue. There will be a kit provided for $10 a pattern and all the items needed to learn this awesome technique. You provide your fabrics and threads. See the supply list for more details. $40.00
2 session 3 hours Tuesday, Feb 13, 20
The Art of Hand Appliqué Helen • Beginners Welcome Elegant tulips are the perfect design for learning all the tips and techniques of beautiful needle–turn applique. You’ll learn easy stem, perfect points, and smooth curves. The fabrics, needle, threads, and pins are included in the kit; you’ll just need a fat quarter for background. A $10.00 kit fee is included in the class fee. $40.00
2 sessions 2½ hours Wednesday, Feb 21, 28
Paper Lantern Joyce Holley and Patti Heintz Discover Studio 180 Tools while making “Paper Lanterns”. Strings of colorful paper lanterns hang overhead making us feel as if we are celebrating Chinese New Year. Using the Large Square Squared tool you will make 4 shapes that with color placement will pop your quilt with an inter locking design. As you construct each unit you will become a pro at using the Square Squared tool and making square in a square block units – with precise points. Your Studio 180 Certified instructors Joyce and Patti will guide you through the construction and will demo other uses of this great tool. $45.00 1 session All Day Monday, February 26
Quilting in the Hoop Lynda Use your embroidery machine to make machine quilting easier and faster! Join Lynda as she teaches you a technique by Amelie Scott’s “Quilting Edge to Edge” with your embroidery machine. See for yourself the beautiful quilting you can create with your embroidery machine. $20.00
1 session 3 hours Friday, March 16
Paper–Pieced Lion Karin Looking to take your paper–piecing skills to a new level? Join Karin to create a lion head wall quilt. Learn tips and tricks to ease the way to this impressive quilt. You can make this 45” square quilt as realistic or imaginative as you wish. Requirements: Intro to Paper–Piecing or prior paper–piecing experience $40.00
3 sessions 2½ hours Monday, March 19 April 2, 16
10–12:30 or 6–8:30
Intro to Free Motion Quilting Kathy • Beginners Welcome I CAN QUILT! Learn the basics of 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! $15.00
1 session 1½ hours Wed, March 28
10–11:30 or 6–7:30
Delightful Desert Nubin Delightful Desert Cutting and Prepping Class Wow! I really love Elizabeth Hartman’s new pieced pattern “Delightful Desert”. There is no applique in this quilt, it is all pieced. We will spend the day cutting, labeling and organizing each block. Once the quilt is all cut and organized it goes together like a well engineered puzzle. $36.00
1 sessions All Day Friday, March 30
Free Motion Quilting with the BSR 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. $15.00
1 session 1½ hours Monday, April 9
10–11:30 or 6–7:30
English Paper Piecing Cindy • Beginners Welcome One of the biggest rages 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 hours Monday, April 23
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 Wednesday, April 25