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Easy Quilting, Sewing, Stitchery, Knitting, and Crochet Books, Classes, and more...


We have a number of resources available for beginning quilters & knitters
as well as those who would like to learn how to learn a new quilting or other technique.

Quilting for Beginners & How-To Videos

Beginning Quilting, Sewing, Crochet & Knitting Classes

Will begin again this Fall 2015

absolutely beginning quilting class


Absolutely Beginning Quilting

Lawry Thorn
November 9, 10, 16, 17, & 23, 2015
12:30 - 3:30

Where to begin? A just-right class for those of us with little-to-no quilting experience. We will be making a sample quilt in this class while learning the basics of quilt making. Lawry will take you from start to finish with your choice of a 6-, 9-, or 12-block sampler quilt.
Note: Class attendance on November 9 is mandatory.

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beyond beginning quilting class

Beyond Beginning Quilting
Lawry Thorn
November 11-13, & 20, 2015
12:30 - 4:30

This is the next step after Absolutely Beginning Quilting. Learn to decrease your cutting time; make your piecing more accurate; and plan, graph and create several new quilt blocks!

Optional: Quick and Easy Block Tool from C&T will be used in class as a resource ($16.95 less 15% class discount.

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beginning machine quiltingBeginning Machine Quilting

Lawry Thorn
September 17, 2015

Learn all of the "ins" and "outs" of machine quilting, including tips, quilting ideas, and the right threads and needles to use. Practice time is given, as well as time to start quilting on a larger project. You'll be a pro before you know it!

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basic improvisational quilting workshop


Basic Improvisational Quilting

Kristin Shields
October 10, 2015

Have you ever wondered how those "improv" quiltmakers do it? This class is for newbies or those who need more practice with this type of piecing. Students can use their samples in a small improve art quilt or make the beginning of something larger. We will work primarily in solids, because they make many of these techniques easier, and for the bold statement they make.

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wool applique with tonye phillips

Wool Applique: Getting Started

Tonye Phillips
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm

Using a classic basket shape, this class will get you started with wool applique. Work on one small block, just think of it as a tester. Maybe you have always wanted to try a little wool applique but didn't want to make a big commitment. You will learn the wool applique stitch plus a few other decorative stitches.

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beginning knitting 102Beginning Knitting 102*

Paula Johnson
September 29, October 6 & 13, 2015

Do you want to advance your knitting skills? If so, then this is the class for you! We will learn new stitches, such as the seed stitch and cables. We will also learn how to read charts.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

*Book purchase required: Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitter’s Guide by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less 15% class discount.)

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Stay Tuned: We will have more beginners' classes coming this winter.



Great books for beginning quilters & stitchers:

This is our favorite book for beginners just learning to quilt:
Alex will show you everythig from cutting out your fabrics to how to bind your completed quilt.

alex anderson start quilting book

Start Quilting With Alex Anderson

by Alex Anderson

3rd Edition - Softcover, 48 pages, color, from C&T Publishing
Let Alex guide you every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your first quilt. Get started with 8 easy projects. Expanded 3rd edition includes new projects, more quilt sizes, and lots of helpful new tips.

$14.95 [Add to Cart]


For those who are a little farther along, we suggest Jean's sampler book:
There are many great techniques and over two dozen different quilts included.

patchwork quilts made easy

Patchwork Quilts Made Easy Book

By Jean Wells

Revised, Second Edition - 208 pages, soft cover,from C&T Publishing
This is the revised second edition of Jean's very popular "Patchwork Quilts Made Easy" book from C&T publishing. 33 quilt projects, including 27 newly designed or updated for this edition. A number of techniques are covered: template piecing, strip piecing, appliqué, curved seams, and crazy patches.

$29.95 [Add to Cart]

You can find more quilting books by Jean Wells here.


Knitting Book

Stitch 'n Bitch
by Debbie Stoller

Knit Happens it's the essential guide for chicks with sticks from the tools of the trade to the knitty gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy to follow step by step illustrated techniques. After the how to comes the why-to: forty hip, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purl pros.

soft cover 248 pages

$13.95 [Add to Cart]


Beginner Kits, Patterns, & Other Resources:

Beginner's Baby Quilt Kit:
Quick Patch

rockin rail fence quilt kit

We try to always have some version of this quilt available. All you need to do is cut the 4 1/2" strips into squares, arrange the squares to your liking, and sew them together!

Ultimate Blankey Pillow-Turn Finishing Method

Here we have a tutorial by Jean Wells on how to finish your baby quilt using the "Pillow-Turn" method her. Also included are instructions for puting a binding on plush fleece fabric for a quick receiving blanket.

pillow turn version of ultimate blankey

You can find More Free Quilt Patterns on this page.

Class Registration Policies & Procedures

The following applies to all classes offered in this Class Schedule:

What do I need for class?
Each class has a Supply List. There may be additional Kit or Lab Fees for special supplies, such as freezer paper, fabric paints, special templates, etc. Fabric requirements will be listed in your supply list. Some classes require preparation prior to your first class, e.g., pre-cutting fabric, bringing design ideas, etc. Once you register for your class and receive your Supply List, you will receive a 15% discount on all required supplies. To receive the discount, you must have your Supply List with you when you make your purchase..

Registration Procedures
Pre-registration and payment are required. Register during our Fall/Winter Preview Party and receive a 10% discount on the fee. You may register by phone (541-549-6061) or at the store. You receive a 10% discount any time you register on-line at www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html (Sorry, discount does not apply to Clubs, Special Events, Retreats, or Workshops.))

Class Cancellation Policy
You must cancel at least TEN DAYS prior to the class for a full refund. If the Stitchin’ Post cancels a class, you may take a store credit or request a refund.

Sometimes We Cancel a Class….
On occasion we will cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We make that decision ten (10) days before the scheduled class. We recommend that you call to confirm that the class has met its minimum enrollment and will go on as scheduled. The safest bet is to do your class purchases within ten (10) days of the class date.


What are my Basic Sewing Supplies (BSS)?
BSS includes sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, scissors, tape measure, pencil, pins, and seam ripper.

A Friendly Reminder For A Healthy Classroom
If you have a cold, flu symptoms, or a lingering cough, please be considerate of fellow classmates and the instructor by staying home and taking care of yourself. Call the store in advance to let us know you are not feeling well, and we will do what we can to accommodate your illness.
Along the same lines, we have many students who are sensitive to perfumes and scented lotions; please avoid wearing such products to class.
Thank you!