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913-F N. Beal Parkway
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: (850) 243-8261
Email:
info@sewitbetter.com

 


Classes


All classes must be paid at least 10 days prior to class. Cancellations received within 7 business days of class are not refundable due to confirmations with teachers. You can receive any handouts received. Cancellations prior to 7 business days can be refunded or given an in-store credit.

Embroidery Club students will need to pay the month before to secure your spot in the class. The maximum number of students in each embroidery class is 5.


Classes:



Boot Camp - Beginning Quilting General Session 1: 
     Tuesday  7/16
  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.
     Fee: $20 (includes Class Binder) 
     Click on the picture to sign up



Join us for an 8-part Beginning Quilting Boot Camp. We will offer these classes a la carte so if you miss one you can always make it up later to complete your binder.  This first session will be lecture / demo / and hands on cutting.  We will cover thread, needles, fabric, and rotary cutting.  You will learn about fabric colors, pattern sizes, and coordination.  Each follow-on class will be $10.  You must "know your machine".  If you have not had a know your machine class, please schedule one.  This series will yield a baby or lap size quilt.  All supplies for this class will be 10% off once your are signed up.


July Embroidery Club - Hoopsisters Beach Retreat Set
      Friday   7/19   9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 
      Saturday  7/20  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Fee: $35.00     Kit:  $45  Fabric kit for all 3 projects
      Click on the picture to sign-up




Nothing better than a day at the beach! Go prepared with your beach bag, splash proof phone case with hidden pocket and drink koozie. Be warned though, your friends and family will be asking you to make a set for them. Enjoy the beach in style, HoopSisters Sisterhood Retreat style.  In class we will be making the splash proof phone case and drink koozie.  You will receive all the files for the beach bag in your package.  You can attend with machine, audit, or just get packet and/or kit, the choice is yours.



  Boot Camp - Beginning Quilting Session 2: 
     Tuesday 7/23 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 4-6 p.m
     Fee: $10  Nine-Patch Block
     Click on the picture to sign-up



This session will focus on strip-piecing, nestling, and accurate seams.  Students will learn how to sew strip sets and sub-cut them, sew an accurate 1/4" seam, and press correctly. Learn the trick to perfect seam matching with the "kiss method" and more.


Westalee Ruler Feather Demo Class
     Wednesday  7/24  10-12 p.m.
      Fee:  $10 
      Click on the picture to sign-up



Join our Westalee Certified Teach Bev Schroeder for a Demonstration Class on the Feather Templates.  Bev will be showing you the different sizes included in the feather template package, how it works with the spine templates, and ways you can customize your own designs. 



PFAFF Creative and Performance icon Owners Class
   Thursday  7/25  4-6 p.m.
    FREE for Customers purchased  (class limited to
6)



This owners class is a follow-on to our PFAFF event from May.  If you purchased a Creative or Performance icon at that event, this class will dive deeper into how the sewing side of your machine works, review the wireless functions, and make a neat project.


    Boot Camp - Beginning Quilting Session 3:
       Tuesday   7/30     10 - 12 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m
       Fee: $10  Monkey Wrench Block
       Click on the picture to sign-up



This session will focus on half-square triangles. Students will learn multiple ways of doing them!  We will also discuss piecing problems and how to fix them. Using your previous technique for aligning you seams you will now work on keeping your points.


    
      Accuquilt Mini-Class:  Qubes Best Friend (Pillow)
    Saturday 8/3  11 - 2 p.m.

     Fee $10 
     Click on the picture to sign up






Come join us as we take the basic GO! Qube Mix & Match Block and expand the possibilities by mixing it up with the GO! Companion Set-Angles.  By combining these two Qubes together, we can create this Striking Star block with a pieced border.  Turn it into a quick table topper or throw pillow.



      Boot Camp - Beginning Quilting Session 4: 
       Tuesday   8/6   10 - 12 p.m. or  4 - 6 p.m
       Fee: $10  Squaring Up and Assembling Quilt Top
       Click on the picture to sign-up



This session will teach you how to square up your blocks individually and then by row.  We will discuss how to fix problems and learn how the "fudge factor" works.In addition, we will begin discussions on borders and how to make quilting decisions.

       Boot Camp - Beginning Quilting Session 5: 
       Tuesday   8/13   10 - 12 p.m. or  4 - 6 p.m
       Fee: $10  Borders: Pieced and Unpieced
       Click on the picture to sign-up


 
This session students will learn how to figure yardage, piece inner and outer borders, double up your rulers, mitered corners, and more.  We will also discuss properly attach your borders to lessen the "flag" problem. 


       Scan-n-Cut Club: Reverse Canvas Christmas Ornament
         Wednesday  8/14    4-6 p.m.
         Fee $20.00 (includes kit)
         Click on the picture to sign up



I
n this class you will learn how to do a reverse canvas with Heat Transfer Vinyl. We will be cutting and applying the vinyl in class. You will have the option to paint your frame at home and finish your project that way or if you like the natural wood look you can finish it in class. This technique is a fairly new one that can be repeated over and over again on many size canvases!



Boot Camp - Session 6:    Marking & Basting
     Tues 8/20  10-12 a.m. or  4 - 6 p.m.
     Fee: $10  
     Click on picture to sign-up


Session 6 focuses on Marking & Basting.  By this class your quilt top and borders have been attached and you are ready to plan your quilting.  You will be choosing your backing, layering your quilt sandwich, and planning your quilting.  We will be doing straight line quilting with a walking foot.



     Kimberbell 2-Day Embroidery Event
Thursday - Friday, August 23 -24, 2019
$179.00 (includes all your designs, kits, stabilizers, food, more)  For more details click on this link or scroll to the bottom of this newsletter.







Boot Camp - Session 7:  Machine Quilting
     Tues 8/27   10-12 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m.
     Fee: $10      
     Click on picture to sign-up


Session 7 you will begin quilting your quilt.  You will learn how to properly lock your stitches, bring up your threads and tie-off.  You will actually be quilting in this class so you will need your sewing machine and walking foot.




    Premier+2 Software Class:   Cutwork Zen Flower
     Wednesday  8/28    10 - 12 p.m. or  4 - 6 p.m.

     Fee $10  
     Click on the picture to sign-up



This class requires Premier+2 Ultra and is available for both Windows and MAC users. Sample a variety of tools in the Create module while digitizing these Zen flowers with cutwork.  We will use the QuickCreate tools to digitize the applique areas. Then we will use the manual digitizing tools on the Precise Create tab to build this design using several motifs and fills.  The entire piece will be created with no jump stitches.




     Boot Camp - Session 8:  Binding & Label
    Tues 9/3  10-12 p.m. or  4 - 6 p.m.
    
Fee: $10     Binding & Label
    Click on picture to sign-up




Session 8 will focus on quilt binging and finishing your label.  You will learn how to do traditional binding and magic binding.  You will need to bring your machine to this class.


     Beginning Applique' :  Beneath the Boughs
    Tues 9/10  10-2 p.m.
    Fee: $50  (includes kit)
   
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Embark on this adventure with McKenna Ryan's "Beneath the Boughs" applique pattern.  You will learn how to do fusible applique, pattern placement, explore sewing and quilting options.  The fee includes the pattern and fabric kit for completing the wall hanging top and binding.   If time is permitting, you will also get a demonstration on taking an applique pattern to a cutting machine.




  September Embroidery Club - Hoopsisters Make-Up Retreat Set
      Friday   9/13   9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 
      Saturday  9/21  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Fee: $35.00     Kit:  $25  Fabric kit for all 4 projects
      Click on the picture to sign-up




Let's Make Up!  This retreat set has a eyeglass case, curling/flat iron bag, and a make-up bag.  In class you will be making the eyeglass case and if time permits one of the bags.  The bags in the picture are the same bag but have different embroideries on them to signify their purpose.  You can customize these in many ways.  The fabric kit will include fabrics for all 4 projects.