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Join the slow stitching movement by adding large hand stitches to your quilt. You can cover your entire quilt in hand stitching, or just add bits here and there. Jane will help you plan a design for whatever quilt you bring to class and will show you just how enjoyable it can be to embellish your project by hand. Bring a quilt that you want to embellish or bring an 18 inch quilt sandwich to practice your stitching. Examples of Big Stitch in the store: The Paint Lake Quilt and Urban Abacus are embellished with Big Stitches.

Cost: $ 40.00
BQ patterns are designed to highlight large print quilting fabrics. Why not substitute the large print with a T-shirt? The fun begins. To make the quilt requires 2 classes. In the first half day class Jeanne Phipps will show you how to stabilize the T-shirts and cut out the fabrics. The second all day class is for construction.

Cost: $ 85.00
The Ditty Bag is a zippered bag that comes in 3 sizes. They are great for toiletries, tech gear, knitting essentials, etc. The binding hack (simple way to add zippers) will be taught in class. It has side handles and an optional decorative border. You need a machine that stitches on layered fabrics.

Cost: $ 60.00
This age-old method of quilting is still popular today...probably because it is portable, economical, and offers so many creative options. Jane will teach you the technique and show you many ways to use it.

Cost: $ 59.95
With 14 fat quarters and two borders, Jeanne Phipps will show you how to construct this "no waste" quilt. The technique used is square-in-a-square or also called, "on point" blocks. The fabrics can be chosen from one fabric line or it can be scrappy. You can use a different range of values or they can be muted fabrics that blend. Just remember that the fabrics in the squares will be on the diagonal so watch out for directional prints.

Cost: $ 60.00
Did you know that you can do amazing things with just one fabric? The techniques we will use in the class come from a book called One Block Wonder. We will make kaleidoscope blocks from one fabric and from these blocks we will make an amazing one-of-a-kind quilt top. This class will meet twice. In the first class we will learn how to make the blocks and in the second we will design the top and learn how to put it all together.

Cost: $ 85.00
This is a handy windowed bag for carrying projects and supplies. The class project is the large 13 1/2" square. This pattern has 4 sizes.

Cost: $ 60.00
Jane Ewald, creative hand stitcher and quilter, loves to find unusual projects like this vintage-style quilt! She says both confident beginners and more advanced quilters will enjoy making it. Inspired by a design by Heather French called French Roses, Jane wanted to try a rag-quilt approach. You'll love the simple raw-edge applique process. She'll show you how to use either free motion or regular machine stitching to quilt each block separately, then join them with exposed seam allowances for a shabby chic style. If you want that extra cuddly heirloom feel, wash your quilt on a high agitating cycle, dry it, and start snipping threads!

Cost: $ 60.00
The Cube is a precious "stand up" bag with many uses. You have a choice of making the small bag or the one inch taller one. You will learn a new way of sewing in a zipper; and how to add stays which hold the bag open. The wide mouth makes it versatile for many projects.

Cost: $ 60.00
The Tool Tote is what everyone needs and wants! There are pockets all the way around the outside and pockets all the way around on the inside. The heavy duty stays keep the mouth wide open and easy to get to. the tote is about 15" wide x 7 " tall x 10" deep. Because of its size the versatility is endless.

Cost: $ 60.00
Come take a class with Stacia to make this fun quilt pattern! This pattern is beginner friendly and works great with any fabric combination. It can be made larger or smaller very easily and would be a darling baby quilt by just making a few of the blocks. The squares and rectangles are large and good for showcasing a larger print. This quilt looks scrappy and it would be difficult to keep the orientation of directional fabrics, so keep that in mind when you choose your fabric. If using directional fabric, some of your fabric will be sideways or upside down, so keep that in mind if that sort of thing bothers you. If you'd like to make the same quilt that Stacia made, there are kits available at Stitchers Garden. This is a great class for new quilters to work on their piecing and ironing skills. You can lay it out just like the pattern or make up your own fun design. This class is excellent for beginners or skilled quilters.

Cost: $ 60.00
Join Jane to learn curved piecing! You'll use the Quick Curve ruler to cut the curved pieces oversized, then trim down the blocks for a very forgiving process. Jane chose Tilda's Bloomville collection to make her sample. She then embellished it with big stitch quilting. You can learn big stitch quilting in Jane's upcoming Big Stitch quilting class.

Cost: $ 60.00
This is a great project for beginning quilters. You will use fat quarters and learn how to strip piece. It is a fun and fast quilt to make. You will meet twice to learn how to create the block and then learn how to put it all together.

Cost: $ 85.00

Standard Needs for all classes: 

Sewing Machine in good working order, power cord, foot pedal, and extra bobbins

¼ inch foot for sewing machine (if you have it)

50 weight cotton thread in a neutral color and extra 80/12 sewing machine needles

Rotary cutter and 6-inch x 12 or 14-inch ruler

Scissors, seam ripper, pen/pencil and paper (for notes)

Stitchers Garden Class Policies: 

Classes at Stitchers Garden are limited to 4 to 6 students. You must register in person, at the store or on-line at our website, www.StitchersGarden.com, to save your place. Unless specified, the cost of the class does not include project supplies and/or kit supplies. You will receive a supply list and/or prep sheet at the time of registration. Class members will receive a 10% discount on class supplies purchased at the shop before class and the day of class. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class so that you have ample time to get set up prior to the beginning of class. Remember that class fees are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, even for no-shows, so double check your calendar and then sign up to join us! Students will receive a refund should the class be cancelled by the shop. 

What is your skill level?

Beginner:  Just learning

Confident Beginner:  Knows their sewing machine and how it works, has a working knowledge of a rotary cutter, and can sew a ¼ seam consistently

Intermediate:  Has the ability to follow simple pattern instructions

Advanced:  Intermediate skills and willingness to learn an advanced technique

Contact Us
  •  (615) 370-9662
  •  144 Wilson Pike Circle
         Brentwood, TN
         37027
  •  info@stitchersgarden.com
  •  Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 4pm
         Two Saturdays per month
    • Saturdays: June 29