soft basket

Soft Basket workshop

Another great project using channel quilting.  Great for organizing your projects or the kids toys, and they make great gift baskets, too!  Join us for this fun class where you’ll learn how to insert a round bottom and how to make different size baskets, too. Saturday morning, August 15th, 9am-noon.

I made this one for a baby shower, and stuffed it with disposable diapers.  Wouldn’t this also make a great gift for a new knitter, add some yarn and a pattern-she’ll love it!


Stop next door at Blackbird Baking Company for a scone and coffee on your way in, mmmm!

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Rainy day sewing

Rainy days are the best for sewing aren’t they??  Saturday morning we were thinking just that.  Check out these awesome  baskets made in this weeks Soft Basket class.  We had a great time sewing & watching the rain through the front windows.  And it did help that Blackbird had sticky buns and fresh coffee!!

IMG_0713Coordinating some old fabrics from fabric stashes and new fabrics  from our store, ducks, birds, flowers and prints-they each have a  personality of their own, don’t they?

In this class we learned an  easy technique on how to insert a round bottom, channel  quilting, how to apply a band, and handles.  The handles are  pre-made of heavy duty canvas with contrast topstitching to give  a utilitarian look to the basket, you could also make the handles  of a contrast fabric to give it a different look-all these options are  discussed in class.


Warm summer evenings are also great for sewing!

Check out these students and their projects from last Thursday nights Quilted Cosmetic Bags class.Can you tell we had fun?  We learned how to quilt, insert a zipper, made a loop handle and a cool zipper pull accent, too!


IMG_6503I was so inspired I made another one the next morning using Amy Butler home dec fabric to match my laptop cover.

Look for these classes on the schedule for August