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Sewing for Beginners II

$64

with Lori Roberts

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

Build on your knowledge of the ¼ inch seam and create more intricate projects, like a Mason jar bag that has a gathered tie, a microwave cozy, or a hot iron carrier/ironing mat. You’ll learn the basics of rotary cutting and reading simple patterns. You should have basic sewing supplies such as needles, thread and a seam ripper, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers for the class and will need to purchase all fabric for this class. The first project will be a Mason jar bag for a quart jar. The instructor has a machine available for student use during class. Supply list available from adult ed office.

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I, or equivalent knowledge of sewing.

Working sewing machine

Supply list: Mason Jar Gift Bags (Drawstring Bags) by Yesterfood

* fabrics of your choice (amounts vary depending on what sizes you make; fat quarters work well for most sizes)

*coordinating thread

*coordinating 3/8" ribbon (grosgrain works best for not raveling) or cording

Here are the jar sizes and fabric needed:

* 4 oz: 6.25" X 7" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 20" each

*1/2 pint: 6.25" X 8.75" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 20" each

*pint (short wide mouth): 8" X 9.5" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 23" each

*quart (regular mouth and wide mouth): 8" X 13.75" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 25" each

 

 

Sewing for Fun a.m.

$64

with Donna Sawyer

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

"The dates listed here are the correct dates for the class as they have been changed since the printing of the catalogue. Please contact our office if you have any questions prior to registering for this class"

Keep warm during these cold Maine winters! Make a lap or throw size quilt just big enough to snuggle under on a cold evening. You’ll use the “Disappearing 4-Patch Block” for your pattern and choose a five, six or seven-inch block to make your square. Once a 4-patch square is sewn together, you’ll slice it into pieces so that the original square looks completely different. Anyone who can sew a straight seam can join this class. Laugh and learn! The instructor has two machines available. Supply list available from adult ed office. 8 Weeks

Working sewing machine

Supply list:

Materials for class to make a throw size quilt:

6 dark fat quarters and 6 light colored fat quarters will make 24 squares 10 ½” each.

Buy more fat quarters if you want a bigger quilt.

6 fat quarters dark colors

6 fat quarters light colors

Thread, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler and scissors

Disappearing 4 patch is easy peasy! This is a class for intermediate sewers. You will start with 4 squares. They can be 4”, 5” or 6” squares. You will need 2 dark squares and 2 light squares. This class is designed to have the student learn a scant ¼” seam. There will be no points to sew in this quilt.

For this class we will be using 6” squares. You can use whatever scraps you might have leftover from other projects as long as you can cut 2 light squares and 2 dark squares. If you wish to use fat quarters, 1 light color and 1 dark color, you can get 4 completed quilt squares that area like, I.e., 8 dark and 8 light which will make 4 squares.

Start with 4 squares and sew together into a square.

Then cut through square 4 times:

Turn inside cuts 1 turn. See below the sewed square! The square should measure 10 /2” when finished.

 

 

 

 

Sewing for Fun p.m.

$64

with Donna Sawyer

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

"The dates listed here are the correct dates for the class as they have been changed since the printing of the catalogue. Please contact our office if you have any questions prior to registering for this class"

Do you want to be the Queen Bee, or at least look like one? Be the first seamstress on your block to make your own “Queen Bee Bag”. When they see yours, everyone will want one! This bag is guaranteed to hold your rulers, cutting mat and the rest of the sewing supplies needed for class. It’s a moderately difficult project and can be accomplished in eight classes. (You can do it!) Use charm squares, jelly roll or fabric purchased by the yard. An added benefit…this class will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, and thread for this class. Supply list available from adult ed office. 8 Weeks.

Working sewing machine

This multi-pocketed bag is made to hold all of your sewing your “ stuff ” when you want to sew at a friend’s house or take a class. It even holds your 24” cutting mat and ruler which are always a challenge to carry. It measures 26” x 28”. All of your friends will want a bag when they see yours as you flirt around town!

Supplies needed:

1 jelly roll or 1 pack of charms squares (42 piece pkgs)

2 ½ yards of matching fabric to the jelly roll fabric or charm squares

2 ½ yards for lining, handles and binding

Interfacing:

You have a choice to make for interfacing,

You can use quilt batting for a softer bag, or heavier interfacing for a more stable bag

2 yards of either of the above

Please note, you do not need to buy interfacing for the first class.

Taking Great Photos

$48

with Daniel Kasprzyk

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

It’s said that the best camera to use for great photos is the one you have with you. In our digital world, this means your best camera might just be a smartphone, tablet, or point and shoot. In this workshop, you’ll transform your electronic devices into great cameras. Learn simple tricks and techniques to turn your basic photos into masterpieces, and practice proper framing and subject selection just like the pros do. This is a hands-on course, and participants will use the camera on your favorite electronic device. Please note: The photos you take for the class will be shared with the class each week as you hone your newly learned skills.

6 Weeks

No class: 10/18

 

Vintage Grandmother's Fan Block

$20

with Jacqueline Soper

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fans always have been a popular design motif. The “fan block” quilt has an interesting history. Quilters in Victorian times used silks, satins, and velvets to make this quilt and embellished their design with lace, ribbons, and beads. During the Great Depression, quilters used their scraps to make this popular design. We will be making an elegant, 1930’s Vintage Grandmother Fan Block in just one class! Leave prepared to sew more blocks for the quilt creation of your desire. Supply list available from adult ed office.

Supply List Fabric for one block

6 – 2 ½” strips of coordinating fabric

1 – 9 ½” sq of background fabric

1 – 3 ½” sq of a darker coordinating fabric

Fabric for a small quilt

1/3 yds each of 6 – 10 coordinating fabrics

1 ½ yds of a background fabric

Other supplies

Sewing Machine in good working order

Sewing Machine toolkit including pins, scissors, marking pen or pencil, ripper, sewing thread, extra sewing machine needles, etc.

Rotary cutter

Small Cutting Mat

6” X 12” ruler

 

Woven Holiday Stocking

$20

with Ida Atkinson

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Welcome the holidays into your home with this adorable Santa’s stocking! This woven reed project could be that little extra something for friends, neighbors, and gift exchanges. Fill them with candy, small toys, lottery tickets, etc., and you’ll have a wonderful gift! Measuring approximately 5” x 4.5”, it makes a crafty addition to the tree or a wreath.

Materials fee: $7 is payable to instructor the night of class.

Please bring a small bucket, scissors, pencil, ruler, old towel and any other basket tools that you may have.

 





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