Studio Classes

Come join us for free socials, paid classes,

wonderful community time and to learn incredible new skills.

Fabric Carousel Class Schedule

Remember – any purchase in the shop for your class will get you a 10% discount.
(excludes machines and repair)

Cut-Ups Day

If you’re a quilter looking for some socializing, then come join us for Cut-Ups the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month! This sewing social is not a class, so there is no fee.

Details

Bring your machine, sewing supplies and a project to work on. This is an opportunity to get out of the house and sew with other like-minded individuals in our classroom. See you soon!

October 14th & 28th

November 11th

December 9th & 23rd

Garment Day

Maybe you’re not a quilter, or you are but you like garment sewing as well. Then come join us the 2nd Thursday of every month! This sewing social is not a class, so there is no fee.

Details

Bring your machine, sewing supplies and a project to work on. this is an opportunity to get out of the house and sew with other like-minded individuals in our classroom. See you soon!

                          October 13th

November 10th

December 8th

 

Colors

by Kristie Munson

Come, let me share my knowledge with you on how to understand color. Let’s take the fear out of choosing your fabrics.

Details

Class Fee: $25

Let”s throw on some old clothes and play with some paint. Yes, I said paint. Knowing which colors make up YOUR color is the fun part. Understanding value and how colors play together is KEY. Bring some scraps (if you have them) for some brain exercises and come ready to have fun while I share with you what I know, along with some techniques that will help take out the guess work!

TBA

10am – 12pm

BERNINA Basic Guide

by Doris Collins

If you have purchased a BERNINA from Fabric Carousel, come in for a courtesy class and learn how to get more acquainted with your machine.

Details

Call Doris at Fabric Carousel for available dates.

(936) 295-8322

As a courtesy, Doris will show you how to use your stitches and operate the functions on your machine.

Basic Guide Revisited

by Doris Collins

Do you own an older BERNINA? Maybe you need a refresher course or you never had a lesson. Come in and let Doris remind you of things forgotten or maybe show you something new.

Details

Call Doris at Fabric Carousel for available dates.

(936) 295-8322

Basic Serging

by Doris Collins

Doris will show you how to adjust tension, secure stitches, sew ribbing, attach elastic and gather with your serger. You must know how to thread your serger prior to class.

Details

Call Doris at Fabric Carousel for available dates.

(936) 295-8322

This 3 hour class is $30.

Do you wish you were more comfortable with your serger? Then this class is for you! You must know how to thread your serger prior to class. If you need help with that as well, Doris can accommodate you by making an appointment a few days before class.

Beginner Quilting

by Grettle Payne

Learn to quilt from square one to a finished table runner. You will learn color selection, precise cutting, stitching techniques, quilt assembly, borders and binding. You’re sure to learn, even if you’re not a beginner!

Details

Each 5 hour class is $30

There is a one-time knit fee of $10

2022 Classes

Option 1: 10am – 3pm

  • Wednesday Session 1: TBA
    Fabric selection, rotary cutting, machine piecing, pressing.
  • Wednesday Session 2: TBA
    Assemble blocks, add borders, layer and baste top, batting and back.
  • Wednesday Session 3: TBA        Machine quilt, trim and square, bind quilt.

Option 2: 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Saturday Session 1: TBA
    Fabric selection, rotary cutting, machine piecing, pressing.
  • Saturday Session 2: TBA
    Assemble blocks, add borders, layer and baste top, batting and back.
  • Saturday Session 3: TBA
    Machine quilt, trim and square, bind quilt.

EASY Machine Quilting with Walking Foot or Dual Feed

by Grettle Payne

Tired of paying someone to quilt your quilts? Having trouble being successful with free motion? Learn how to use your walking foot to create beautiful designs.

Details

Monday

October 24th

10am – 3pm

Class Cost: $30

$10 Kit Fee

Explore dozens of possibilities in this class! Using your walking foot you can create…

  • Straight Line Patterns
  • Cross Hatch Designs
  • Classic Parallel Lines
  • Programmed Decorative Stitches
  • Cables & Chain Borders
  • Circles & Arcs
  • Double & Triple Needle Patterns

Westalee Ruler

with Ann Moore

Ann is now an International promoted instructor for the Westalee rulers. If you have these rulers, or have been thinking of purchasing them, come let Ann share her knowledge and experience with you.

Details

Have you been wanting to learn or practice with the Westalee Rulers? Now is the time to take advantage of the knowledge and experience a local teacher has to offer. Ann Moore will guide you through your project or demonstrate  different possibilities with these amazing rulers.

TBA
9:30am – 3pm
Class Cost: $30

BERNINA Software and Cameo Silhouette Class

with Jeanette Allen

Details

Come have some FUN!
Individual Class Cost: $10

  • Cameo Silhouette:          10am-12pm
  • Embroidery Software:    1pm-3pm

2022 Schedule

(Please call ahead. Subject to change)

 

  • October 6th & 20th
  • November 3rd & 17th
  • December 1st & 15th

“Quilt as Desired”

with Terri Pursley

Quilter’s dread these words because they have no idea where to start. Being a free motion long arm quilter provides me with unique in-sight, tips, tricks and ideas that i would love to share. This relaxed and fun discussion class will benefit all skill levels of machine quilters.

Details

TBA

10am – 12pm

Cost $20

Embroidery Class

with Jeanette Allen

 “Celebrate the Season Silhouette Quilt” is a class project covering embroidery, applique and piecing. Jump in anytime!

Details

Come have some FUN!
Individual Class Cost: $20
9:30am – 3:30pm

As a class, this year it was decided we would work on a block of the month Christmas quilt. “Celebrate the Season Silhouette Quilt” was the quilt chosen and is an embroidery, applique and piecing project. Jeanette did hers in red, black and off white. It is on display at Fabric Carousel. This OESD design collection, #61070, is only available as a download. The direction and fabric requirements are included in the download. You will complete one block each month and have show and tell monthly. Jeanette STRONGLY suggests you buy this collection only from embroideryonline.com

2022 Schedule

(Please call ahead. Subject to change)

  • October 7th & 21st
  • November 4th & 18th
  • December 2nd & 16th

Garment Sewing

Session 1

with Pam Ray

Introduction to beginner sewing

or a refresher class.

(this is not a quilting class)

Details

Session 1

Prerequisite for new sewist

TBA

10am – 1pm

Cost $15

Bring a Snack!

This class is designed for the new sewist or a refresher course for those who need it. In this class, you will learn…

  • Basic Machine Care
  • Needle Types and Insertion
  • Practice Straight Line stitching on paper
  • threading
  • filling and loading your bobbin
  • stitch settings and usage
  • rotary cutting
  • fabric selection
  • fabric color index guide
  • straight line stitching and french seams

“Braids”

with Terri Pursley

This is a technique class.

Details

 This technique shows you how to cut and sew strips, reducing fabric waste, while  creating a beautiful braid for your sewing project.

*Fabric kit included for similar braid above

TBA

10am – 12pm

Cost: $25

Strippy Stars

with Terri Pursley

This is a technique class
Details

TBA

Quickly and easily make star point units, in eight sizes, from squares and strips. The stars “float” so you dont have to worry about cutting off points when joining your blocks.

*Fabric kit for four 6″ Stars included

Free Motion

with Grettle Payne

Have you wanted to Free Motion Quilt but  didn’t know how to start? Are there easy patterns that look good?

Details

This class can get you started by teaching you how to create a workable quilting space, adapt your machine for Free Motion, practice several easy designs and learn do’s and don’ts to make you Free Motion quilting successful.

Saturday

October 8th

9:30am – 2:30pm

 

Binding Techniques

with Grettle Payne

Make a take-home sample with several techniques from traditional mitered binding to ruffles and in between, creating a final statement on every quilt.

Details

Take the stress out of binding a quilt.  Review how to make great mitered corner bindings using the sewing machine and finishing by machine or by hand.  In addition, learn to jazz up your bindings with rick-rack, ruffles, or piping.  Experiment with adding a flange or prairie points.  Dazzle your next quilt with two color/two sided bindings.  Try different bias bindings including rounded corners.

TBA

Doodle Quilting

with Terri Pursley

Jump start your free motion machine quilting journey. No machine needed – just bring your imagination and let’s have some doodling fun.

Details

TBA

10am – 12pm

Cost $20