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We have revamped our beginning class to better fit into todays quilting environment. Join Dar as she takes you through the process of piecing your first lap size quilt top! You'll learn all of the basics needed to begin your quilting journey. Machine quilting and binding will now be offered as separate classes. Your book, Beginner's Guide to Quiltmaking, is included in your class fee. A sewing machine, in good working order, that you are comfortable operating is required.

Cost: $ 135.00
Darlene is excited to show you how beautiful and easy Dresden Quilt blocks really are!

Cost: $ 60.00
The Wedge Star tool is sure to be an exciting addition to your quilting toolbox! Designed to make a variety of different blocks based on 45? sub-units, ranging from simple kaleidoscope blocks to complex stars with diamond points going north, south, east and west. And with 22 different size options and the ability to swap sub-units in and out of blocks, you?ll be able to create virtually unlimited designs. This is a tool guaranteed to keep your creativity flowing, project after project! We will be learning how to make the Freelancer Free Pattern which is included in your tool. You pick the size you'd like to make.

Cost: $ 30.00
Now you can put a little twist on your Flying Geese with Studio 180 Design's Geese on the Edge Technique using the Wing Clipper I tool. A Toolbox Blitz offers 9 quilt designs in sizes from baby up to king. You select the design, the size and the size units you would like to make. It's like a pattern on steroids. Keep this with your binder of Design Sheets and Technique Sheets and you will have a library of patterns at your finger tips. Requires the use of the Studio 180 Design Wing Clipper I and the Geese on the Edge Technique Sheet.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how fast and easy making the jelly roll rug is using the new Jelly Roll Jig! You'll learn the technique and go on to make more! They even have patterns for pillows and place mats where you can continue to perfect your newly learned skill!

Cost: $ 60.00
Join Lisa as she guides you on using your walking foot for quilting! You'll be using Jacquie Gering's fantastic book Walk as you learn how easy it is really is to quilt gorgeous patterns with just your walking foot. You'll be learning a variety of designs and working on Muslin squares. The squares you take home will make a great tool to reference for your future quilting projects. A sewing machine in good working order, that you are familiar with is required to take this class.

Cost: $ 60.00
We invite you to join us in our classroom for a day of open sewing. We will provide you with a table, cutting mat and one ironing station. Please bring your project(s), cutters, sewing machine, etc... You will not be sharing a table and the open sew is just for you. No guests are allowed unless they sign up for one of the four available tables. The shop is open during this time and our cutting station in front is not available. Lunch and beverages are not provided, the $10 fee reserves your table. While the sales staff on duty is happy to answer basic questions this is not a class and no detailed instruction will be provided.

Cost: $ 10.00
Have you admired designs with perfect and complicated points or tiny pieces that fit perfectly into the block? Often times paper piecing is used to get those great shapes and blocks. Join Kathy as she guides you using the Carol Doak method of paper piecing.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to use a Tucker Trimmer I to create half square triangles, quarter square triangles, and combination units. With the Tucker Trimmer I alone, a quilter can make three (3) different units in 11 different sizes. These units are often what we refer to as basic units, therefore they must be precise to fit nicely with more advanced units. This is a perfect place for any quilter to begin their journey through the Studio 180 Design set of tools. You will also learn how to expand the use of your Tucker Trimmer I by creating a Shaded Four Patch unit. By using Deb Tucker?s method of strip piecing the construction of a shaded-four patch, the quilter eliminates the need to stitch fabrics on an unsecured bias. This method also eliminates the stretching and puckering within the unit. Quilters will use their Tucker Trimmer I to finalize their units and then discover a wide array of layouts that can be created with just one block.

Cost: $ 37.50
If you are seeing stars in your future then you have just found your new best friend, the V Block. Making stars is not the only thing the V Block can do to improve your piecing techniques. Once you learn how to use the V Block, you will not go back to those plastic templates you have been tracing and slicing. Or connect a V Block with a half square triangle and watch the curves develop. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Push the use of you V Block a bit further by learning how to create Sidekicks and High/low units. You will amaze your quilting friends by thinking that you made a difficult unit, when in fact the use of the V Block made your life so easy.

Cost: $ 37.50
Learn the simple secrets to creating crisp, clean flying geese effectively and quickly. This method can be applied to any pattern that requires flying geese units. Since you usually have to make hundreds of these units at a time, why not make them perfect every time? Expand the use of your Wing Clipper I by learning how to make Pickets and Quickets. Once you begin to recognize these units, you will be surprised how often they appear in patterns from your favorite magazines and designers. You will want to add Pickets and Quickets to your border options.

Cost: $ 37.50

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Machine Quilting with your walking foot

Join Lisa as she guides you on using your walking foot for quilting! You'll be using Jacquie Gering's fantastic book Walk as you learn how easy it is really is to quilt gorgeous patterns with just your walking foot. You'll be learning a variety of designs and working on Muslin squares. The squares you take home will make a great tool to reference for your future quilting projects. A sewing machine in good working order, that you are familiar with is required to take this class.

Dresden Plate's for Beginners

Darlene is excited to show you how beautiful and easy Dresden Quilt blocks really are!

Beginning Quilting

We have revamped our beginning class to better fit into todays quilting environment. Join Dar as she takes you through the process of piecing your first lap size quilt top! You'll learn all of the basics needed to begin your quilting journey. Machine quilting and binding will now be offered as separate classes. Your book, Beginner's Guide to Quiltmaking, is included in your class fee. A sewing machine, in good working order, that you are comfortable operating is required.

Sep 28
Open Sew
Sep 29
Introduction to Paper Piecing
Sep 30
Open Sew

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Phone: (815) 459-2084

21 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL
60014
Email: 
materialgirlcl@gmail.comm
Hours:
    • Tuesday to Friday
    • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday
    • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sunday
      • Noon to 3:00 p.m.
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