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Stashbusters: Beginning with Blocks

Join us for this stashbusting workshop with Creative Grids educator Penny Haren.

All rulers and fabrics are provided to make 4-5 different blocks--and learn additional techniques--in a fun and easy class. Blocks include "fudge factors" so beginners to experts can sew them in a matter of minutes.

  • Make perfect “Flying Geese” blocks by trimming them AFTER you sew the bias edges.
  • Sew “Cat’s in the Cradle” blocks without ever cutting a triangle.
  • Cut charm squares at an angle and trim them after sewing so every block is the exact same size. Bonus? The angled seams never have to match!
  • Piece a “Scrap Crazy” block in a matter of minutes and see how this is the perfect place to showcase all those decorative stitches on your machine!
  • And, if time allows, make half-square triangles from 10” squares and turn them into a “Delectable Mountains” block.
Along the way, learn tips and tricks for rotary cutting as well. After all, don’t we all want to reduce cutting time and have more time to sew?

Join Penny for a Trunk Show from 12:30-2:00 p.m. featuring 40-50 quilts highlighting Cut Loose Patterns and Creative Grids rulers. Space is limited for this free event so everyone has a good seat. Register here.

You can also take Penny's afternoon Stashbusters: Medallions Workshop; register here.

Materials and supplies:

  • Machine with cord and pedal and a 1/4" foot and neutral thread
  • General sewing supplies (e.g. pins, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, thread, bobbins, spare needles, etc.)
  • Iron and ironing surface for your sewing station.

    Bring a sewing machine with a ¼” foot and neutral thread; a rotary cutter and basic sewing supplies. Since you will only be sewing short seams, sharing a machine with a friend is not a problem. Mats, rulers, pencils and fabric kits are provided at the demo stations. You may bring a small mat and iron to use at your machine.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner through advanced
Materials Included: Kit
Instructor: Penny Haren
Instructor Bio: Penny Haren, Creative Grids educator.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


         Phone:  423-406-1401
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    4219 Fort Henry Dr. Suite 100
           Kingsport, TN  37663


Heavenly Stitches carries premium cotton fabrics, notions, embroidery supplies, and quilting quilting essentials, to meet a wide range of sewing needs. We're also an authorized dealer for Brother and Babylock sewing machines, as well as Koala, Horn, and Kangaroo sewing cabinets. From our extensive product variety and fun interactive classes, to our friendly, knowledgeable customer care, we have all the products and services you need for a productive and enjoyable stitching experience! Read More...