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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

for Fall 2014

beginning crochet class


Beginning Crochet 101*
Paula Johnson (BEG)
Class meets three times:  Nov 7, 14, & 21
10 am - Noon

Make a scarf made from basic crochet stitches. Learn chain, single-crochet, half double-crochet, double-crochet, choosing 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 discount.)

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happy Hooker beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet 102
Paula Johnson (BEG+)
Fridays~ Dec 5, 12 &19

Learn advanced stitches such as shell, v-stitch, and crocheting in a circle. Make small squares and a round washcloth. Students should know the basics of crocheting.

Book purchase required: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less 15% class discount.)

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chirstmas paper piecing classChristmas Paper Piecing
Joyce Boyd
Sunday, December 7
10am – 3 pm

With a focus on Christmas, learn the basic concepts of Paper Piecing without doing a project. We will do several Christmas blocks from "50 Little Paper-Pieced blocks" book and explore ways of adding these into Christmas projects away from class. Enjoy the relaxing class atmosphere while learning a new skill.

*Book Purchase Required: 50 Little Paper Pieced Blocks by Carol Doak ($12.95 less 15% class discount.)

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free motion quilting fun

Free Motion Fun and Fillers
Ann Richardson
Friday, December 12
9am – 3pm

This intermediate level machine quilting class will fill your head with ideas and your quilt sandwiches with samples! We'll cover a few basics and do some warm up exercises. Then we'll learn and practice lots and lots of filler patterns. You'll take home samples of many different quilting patterns to adapt for your next project.

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the owl sewingclass by valori wells

The Owl
Valori Wells
Sunday, December 14
10 am – 3 pm

These cute little owls started out as Christmas gifts for my girlfriends. I tend to keep sweaters even when they don’t fit anymore, it is something about the colors. I felted the old sweaters and then cut the owl shapes out of them. You can fill them with crushed walnut shells for a door-stop or with stuffing for a cuddle toy.

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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!