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This is a 3-day fun retreat and one you don't want to miss. You'll learn all aspects of serging from threading, seaming, incorporating decorative stitches, and how to use your accessory feet. If you own the Ovation or Triumph, you are welcome to bring your own machine. Please also bring your foot kit (if you have one) and all other accessories that came with your machine. There is also an Advanced Session that will be held on August 8, 9, 10 in Longmont. You must complete the Beginner Session in order to take the Advanced. The event will be held at Maggie's Sewing & Vacuum, 1737 So. College Ave, Fort Collins. A $100 deposit will be required upon registration to hold your seat.
This is a class designed to familiarize students with the basics of free-motion quilting. In this class you will learn nine filler designs, four ruler techniques, six border and sashing ideas, basics and variations of free-motion feathers. Once you learn these basic shapes and techniques, you will be able to build from there to more complicated designs. Additionally, Darcy will give you ideas and tips to help you become a better longarm quilter. Lecture/demo and practice. Use Maggie's machines during this class to perfect your techniques!
Make a traditional Mariner's Compass block in a new, non-traditional way using a very special ruler!
Brighten your decor with a splash of color. Make a colorful, comfy home accents such as placemats or Jelly Roll Rugs. these projects have a nice soft feel, unlike traditional crocheted rugs. No raw, unfinished edges that can fray or catch on things. In this class, you will learn to make rolled fabric and create two types of placemats, coiled and straight line. Once you learn this fun technique, you will be able to make coiled fabric creations to your heart's content. For example, you can make an approximate 30" x 44" area rug using one Jelly Roll - (42) 2 1/2" fabric strips and two rolls of the Katahdin 100% cotton batting.