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Embroidery School

Each month you will do a project on your own machine to help you build the skills and confidence you need to master machine embroidery.

Explore all the ways you can use machine embroidery, tips and tricks to make your embroidery easier, including correct hooping techniques and the which stabilizers is best for your project.

All machine brands are welcome, multiple file formats are available. 

In June we'll do in-the-hoop quilting and make this lovely table runner/casserole potholder.

Supply list:

Coordinated cotton quilting fabric:
  • Light: one 3.5" x 6.5" rectangle (sample uses same fabric as backing)
  • Medium: two 6.5" squares
  • Dark: one 3" x 15.5" strip
  • Light or Medium: two 9" x 7.4" rectangles
  • Backing: 10.75" x 30"
Stabilizers and batting:
  • Cotton batting 15" x 36"
Other supplies and tools:
  • Temporary adhesive spray
  • Size 75/11 embroidery needle (and spares)
  • Trimming scissors
  • Fabric marking tool (pen, pencil, chalk)
  • Point turner
  • 1/4" presser foot
  • Walking foot or dual-/even-feed foot
  • (optional) Binder clips
Embroidery machine:
  • Machine with embroidery hoop large enough at least for a 5" x 7" design
  • Embroidery module
  • Power Cord
  • Embroidery feet
  • USB drive to load project design

Some of the topics we will cover over time are:

  • Freestanding Lace
  • Tiling Scenes
  • In the Hoop Projects and Gifts
  • Quilting by Embroidery Machine
  • Machine Embroidered Appliqué
  • Borders and Alignment
  • Piecing in the Hoop Class
  • Perfectly Embroidered Towels

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to intermediate
Instructor: Pat Leatherwood
Instructor Bio: Pat Leatherwood

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Included Materials



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


         Phone:  423-406-1401
            Fax:  423-406-1361
    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, Babylock, and Janome 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...