Learn How to Quilt & Knit for Beginners
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.
Beginning Quilting, Sewing & Knitting Classes
for Winter - Spring 2014
Kids Sewing Camp
Jean Wells & Barb Ferguson
$50 each session
Session 1: Mon-Tues, Mar 24-25
Session 2: Thurs-Fri, Mar 27-28
Join us for Kids' Sewing Camp as we explore
the fun of crafting and sewing. Children ages 6
to 10 will be introduced to the use of a sewing
machine while making a their own personal craft
project: a fun pillowcase, drawstring backpack
and more. Machines and supplies are included,
no prior experience needed… just bring your
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Paula Johnson (BEG)
Class meets six times: Tuesdays,
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
Make a scarf or small afghan using blocks made
from basic crochet stitches. Learn chain, single-crochet,
half double-crochet, double-crochet, v-stitch, shell stitch
and granny-square stitches. Also learn to join new
colors, finishing, gauge, pattern reading, and more.
*Book purchase required: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n
Bitch Crochet by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less 15% class
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Crochet A Hat
Paula Johnson (AB)
Fridays, Apr 4 & 11
Take your crochet skills to the next level as you
crochet a hat. Students will learn two techniques for
crocheting in the round. Learn about the shaping
techniques of increasing and decreasing stitches.
*Book purchase recommended: The Happy Hooker;
Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less
15% class discount.)
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Beginning Machine Quilting
Sat, Apr 12
Learn all of the "ins" and "outs" of machine
quilting, including tips, quilting ideas, and the right
threads and needles to use. Practice time
as well as time to start quilting on a larger project.
You will be a pro before you know it!
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Stay Tuned: We will have more beginners' classes coming this autumn.
More resources 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.
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 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.
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]
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.
You can find More Free Quilt Patterns on this page.
Class Registration Policies & Procedures
The following applies to all classes offered in this Class
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..
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
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.
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