Classes

Growing up in a quilting family, I was surrounded by quilts. As a voracious reader, I loved learning the stories behind each one. Every decision quilters make, from pattern to fabric, is a piece of our story. The Baby Lock Lyric is the perfect machine to help me write my own quilt stories, each one with its own melody.

The Lyric makes it easy to achieve a precise ¼" stitch, and the variety of stitches helps me customize my quilt down to the last detail. When I'm helping others learn to piece their stories, the Lyric is in perfect pitch. An advanced needle threader and quick-set bobbin give beginners the confidence to become quilters-and storytellers-too.

Click on the image below to learn more about The Lyric.

The Advanced Pivoting Feature is another handy tool. It makes it easy to turn corners and curves that don't always follow "the rules" in my modern quilt patterns. I also love the Automatic Fabric Sensor System. It delivers the right amount of tension for my stitches no matter what type of fabric I'm using. And with 300-built in stitches and tons of accessory feet, I never miss a beat when I use the Soprano.
--Amy Ellis, Author & Founder of Amy's Creative Side

Click on the image below to learn more about The Soprano.

 

NEW!!!

Your second act starts here! You may think the Baby Lock Jazz II is the same old song at first, but it gets into the groove with its own melody right away. The Jazz II comes with everything a quilter would want, plus the features you need on a utility stitch machine to get the job done – all at an affordable price! Click on the image below for more information about Jazz II.

The perfect place to house your ideas, Verve is the perfect fit for all your embroidery and sewing projects. Compact is size, it's loaded with the features you need, like 70 built-in embroidery designs and 191 stitches. It's also built for speed with a blazing 850 SPM. If you're ready to step into the world of embroidery, the Verve is the perfect starting point.  Click on the image below to learn more about the Verve.

Discover new paths to creativity with the Baby Lock Aventura II sewing and embroidery machine. Powered by Baby Lock IQ Technology, The Aventura II makes every step easier. Create your own designs and load them onto the machine with two-way USB connectivity or any of the 181 of built-in designs and editing features.  Click the image below to learn more about the Aventura II. 

  • Beginner I Adult Series
  • Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $109.00 includes all supplies 

Want to take your basic sewing skills to the next level?  This is your class.  In this Basic Sewing II, 4-week series, you will learn new techniques and increase your skills as well as making cute projects.  All supplies are provided and you will experience our fabulous Baby Lock Verve sewing and embroidery machines in class. Pre-requisite: Must have good basic skills. 

Class size is limited, so sign up early!! This class is offered only as a series.  Session II will consist of 4 weeks and will be repeated quarterly. 

Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation.

 

ReCycle a Shirt to a Tote Bag

  • Ages 8-13
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Monday-Thursday, July 29-August 1
  • Camp Fee: $125.00

Have a special shirt, but it doesn't fit any longer? Recycle it and make it into a special tote bag. This shirt must be a button up shirt, no t-shirts. This can be a special shirt, a kid's or parent's shirt, the size doesn't really matter, just be sure to bring a button-up! Sewing machines, sewing kits, fabric and notions are provided for use in class. In this camp session, students will need to bring I a shirt to recycle. All other supplies needed for the tote bag will be provided. Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects.

Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation. 

  • Open Sew in the Classroom
  • May 20, 24, 28 
  • July 3, July 15
  • August 13, 19, 27
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Need a place to escape to finish that certain project? Need a cutting table to cut on instead of the floor? Do you need room to lay out that quilt top? Our classroom is available all day for those very purposes! Use our space, spread out, make new friends! Get those projects done without the interruptions from those everyday distractions from home!

Call the store at 804-270-1882 to sign up!!

  • Saturday, June 22
  • 9;30 am-1:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $20.00

Take your free-motion skills to new heights as you practice specialized hands-on techniques and exercises to create straight lines—right, left and diagonal--, loops and loop combinations, curves and meandering. Whether you're a beginner or have free-motion experience, this class is a must for the quilter who wishes to improve and accomplish more professional looking quilting results.

 Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation.

CARNATION TWIRLY SKIRT

What little kid can resist a fun twirly skirt? With layers of fabric spread out, this cute and colorful skirt resembles a carnation and your little one will love it! By using a serger, this skirt is quick and easy to sew, as the serger ruffling foot creates voluminous ruffles, adding to the spin factor for this project! Download printable instructions. You can also view this project on Evy Hawkins' blog, A Bit of Stitch.

Serger Skirt

 

wOODLAND dIMENSIONAL BOW TIE

This pattern is a simple bow tie pattern using three seams to create each block. Using a bit of stuffing in the center of the tie, it becomes dimensional for added interest. Download printable instructions.

SergerBowTieQuilt  

 

Serger Pieced Hot Pad

Want to try out quilt piecing on a serger? This small hot pad project is perfect to get your feet wet, and is a great scrap buster with a practical use! Download printable instructions.

 Serger Hot Pad  

 

SERGED ROLLED EDGED NAPKINS

Your table will be the star of summer with these easy serged napkins!  This simple project is a great way to learn how to use the overlock rolled edge stitch to give your napkins that professional finish.   Download printable instructions.

Rolled Napkins     

 

rUFFLY SERGED APRON

Create a fun housewarming or hostess gift with this bright and colorful apron! Use your Baby Lock serger to whip up this unique project with loads of cute, fun and easier-than-it-looks details. Once you start, you’ll make a bunch for yourself and everyone you know! Download printable instructions.

RUFFLY SERGED APRON


 

QUICK & EASY SERGER SCARF

Do you ever want to make a project you can whip up in just a few minutes? Maybe it is meant as an antidote to all the couture sewing you've been doing lately, or maybe you just need a last-minute gift for a friend. Here's a project that takes minutes to make. It's a scarf that you simply cut and run up on your serger. View the original project in Threads magazine.

scarve

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