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)

Mini Pumpkins Nubin I love mini quilts! This little pattern “Mini Pumpkins” puts a smile on my face! It’s time to harvest the pumpkins and start decorating our home for autumn. 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 hours Monday, September 18           10–1 Ruler Work 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). $15.00           1 session           1½ hours Wednesday, Sept 20
10–11:30
Stitchin’ Time Please join us for a little time for YOU! Bring your sewing project and relax and visit with other quilters. This is your time to start your holiday projects or maybe finish that baby quilt you started many months ago. You know the phrase “so little time, so much to do” If you are working on the BERNINA BOM or any of our other classes, this is your opportunity to get a little extra help. The first few minutes will be on the BERNINA BOA. Everyone is welcomed, be sure to call and reserve your space. Friday, September 15           10–12:30
Wednesday, October 25         10–12:30
Monday, November 27           10–12:30
Friday, December 15           10–12:30
Sample Sale The QuiltBasket has been doing the Sample Sale for years. There is no special date although it is usually around Christmas. We have it just “When Ever”. This is the staff’s opportunity to put their quilts and other sewing projects for sale. Many are the samples we display in the store that are no longer used; others are sewing projects they make just because they like them. Cash only and all sales are final. Saturday, September 23 More Quilting Ruler Techniques Kathy Expand your skills with the quilting rulers.You will do a block per month for four months, using a different ruler each month. Continue to achieve smooth lines, curves and designs on your domestic machines. You MUST have a ruler foot for your machine (please see your mfg. recommendations for your machine). $45.00           4 sessions           1½ hours
Mon, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18          10–11:30
Pincushion Party! Helen • Beginners Welcome The “party girls” had such a blast last year that Helen is back with more cute and clever pincushions. All the machine sewing has been done for you – all you have to do is some hand sewing and gathering, turning, and stuffing and embellishing. Make an owl, a wool hedgehog a spool flower an updated classic tomato and more! Kit fee: $10.00 to be paid to the instructor. $20.00          1 session          3 hours
Monday, October 2           10–1
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           2 hours
Monday October 9, 16           10–12 or 6–8
Explore BERNINA! The Sewing Room is offering another way for you to try out a BERNINA Machine. On Saturday, October 14, 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. A kit will be provided for your project. Sign up and let us help you select the perfect machine for you. Call and reserve your time. $20.00 Saturday, October 14           10–2 Machine Quilting Edge to Edge
With Your Embroidery Machine
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. $25.00 1 session 3 hours Wednesday, October 18           10–1 Free Motion Quilting Kathy • Beginners Welcome Free Motion Quilting on your home sewing machine! We will cover the tools for successful quilting including the BERNINA BSR. You will learn about thread, feet, batting, etc. Any machine is welcome as long as you can lower the feed dogs. Come prepared to have FUN! $15.00           1 session           1–½ hours
Friday, October 20          10–11:30
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 hours
Tuesday, Nov 14           10–11:30
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 hours
Friday, Nov 17, Dec 1           10–3
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, Nov 29           10–4