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Sew & Tell Club - Eugene



February:
     Project: The Quick Corky Wallet: Try your hand at sewing cork with a simple and quick envelope-style wallet! This easy project makes for great gifts and showcases the utility of non-stick presser feet.
     Technique: Free-Motion Quilting - Quilting Fillers: Learn the basics of free-motion quilting, how to get started, as well as a few practice tips and tricks. Learn beginning free-motion skills practicing simple wavy lines. Turn those wavy lines into basic fillers such as meandering, pebbles and swirly paisleys. This project will give you ample opportunity to practice your skills.

March:
     Project: Wacky T-Shirt Throw:
This Wacky T-shirt throw will go together easy and fast. Cut the focal point from your T-shirt and add strips to the sides and top and bottom to make it a 14-inch square. Stitch 20 together to make a 48 by 64 inch top and then quilt as you desire!
     Technique: Overlock - Balanced Stitch: Successful serging begins with understanding the stitch. Learn to dissect the components of 4-thread overlock stitch formation. Then work to troubleshoot a balanced stitch and gain the confidence to adjust settings for all your textile and creative needs.

April:
     Project: Fast Fun Placemats: These fast and fun placemats are made with Soft and Stable by Annie and 2.5 inch wide strips of fabric. The ever popular flip and sew method will make fast work of these placemats. You will want to make as set for every season or occasion.
     Technique: Foot Feature - Invisible Zipper Foot: Learn how easy it is to add an invisible zipper to any project. Using the Invisible Zipper Foot and a straight stitch, we will create a small bag, showing you how to quickly add that professional look of an invisible zipper.

May:
    Technique: Free-Motion Quilting - Quilting with Rulers: Learn what you need to get started as you venture into this increasingly popular machine quilting technique. Rulers can open up a whole new world of free-motion quilting. As long as you can move the quilt under the needle, you can do rulerwork. The experienced machine quilter will find rulerwork techniques add interest to their free-motion skills.

June:
     Project: Take-Along Pouch: The Take-Along Pouch is a fun, simple project that is useful Make them as quick gifts, or make several of them to store all the little items that you want to "take along". Learn buttonholes, sewing in a casing, and a simple turning technique.
     Technique: Overlocker - Gathering: A great advantage to using a overlocker (serger) is differential feed. Learn the basics of this machine funciton and how to use it to create a gathering or stretching effect in your projects. Further enhance your ruffles by using the gathering presser foot. We will show you how!

July:
     Project: Self-Binding Baby Blanket:
Quick baby gifts are always valuable projects to keep in your sewing repertoire. Learn how to make a simple baby blanket with some challenging materials this month, as well as on how to customize for thoughtful gifts.
     Technique: Foot Feature - Airy Summer Table Runner: Expand your horizons and experience the BERNINA Spanish Hemstitch Attachment. Learn beautiful Spanish hemstitching techniques while making this airy summer table runner.. No batting or quilting, just fabric, thread cords and fun!

August:
     Project: Table Runner: Fast and easy quilted projects like table runners are always fun. This attractive table runner is created with just one simple shape. The 60-degree triangle is perfect for this project. It goes together so quick and easy, you'll want to make one for every season
     Technique: Free-Motion Quilting - Feathers: There is a vast world of quilted feathers. In this technique lesson, we will break down the formation of a feather into the spine and the plume. Explore free-motion feathers as well as rulerwork feathers. With a few techniques and a little practice, you will be stitching feathers in no time.

September:
     Project: Modern Twist Pillow: Learn how to make a Twisted Tucks pillow using everyone's favorite foot - the Edgestitch foot! This project is as fun as it is easy, yet gives impressive results.
     Technique: Overlocker -Rolled Hem Lettuce Edge: In this lesson, learn how to set the overlocker for a beautiful rolled hem. This hem finish is great for delicate fabrics, but can also be used to create a decorative lettuce edge hem finish on knits. See how  adjusting differential feed and adding fishing line can create this sculptural effect for your next project.

October:
     Project: Mug Rug: Time to cozy up with a cup of tea or a mug of hot cocoa! Simple patchwork blocks easily transform into the perfect mug rung for yourself or a gift to a friend. Piece, quilt, and bind an extra-mini quilt in this quick lesson.
     Technique: Foot Feature - Piping Foot: Would you like to add something special to your projects that will make them stand out? Piping can add design shape and unique details to any project. There are several presser feet that you can use to create piping of different sizes. Experience a few fun applications while learning how to use the different piping presser feet (even if they have other names!)

November:
     Project: Kitchen Towel with Hanger: Need your kitchen towel handy? Make these fun and easy kitchn towels with hangers. We will quilt the hanger and then attach to half of a kitchen towel. So easy and fast you will want to make dozens for yourself and friends.
     Technique: Free-Motion Quilting - Couching: Learn how to add free-motion couching to your quilting projects. There are several options for mastering this interesting technique. Explore options from the different free-motion feet to inserts for ruler feet.

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