Tag: kids classes

Sewing & Science??!!

Absolutely!!  One of our students has used her love of sewing to get an A on a science project!!  Check out her pictures and learn a little about fabric composition.


It all started when we were chatting about the fibers in fabric and how can you tell if you have a 100% wool piece of fabric.  This has also been used to do a quick check of the wool if you are entering the Make It With Wool contest this fall in Concord, NC.  (This contest REQUIRES you to send a swatch of fabric in for testing.)  Please take the time to do this BEFORE making your garment!

Start with a fireproof dish, grill lighter and a pair of tongs.  This is preferably done outside since you will be burning fabric.  A natural fiber will burn to ash.  A fiber that has polyester in it will have a bit of hard plastic in it.  And a fiber that is all polyester should shrink up to a hard plastic ball.

It really is that quick and fun to find out if you are working with an all natural fiber.  If you are a purist for heirloom sewing, this comes in handy also to check your fabrics that you have on hand and may not of labeled as soon as you purchased them.  Not that any of us have an unlabeled stash!

Summer Sewing Classes Start June 13th!!

Summer Classes will include kid and adult classes!   There will be classes on quilting, beginning sewing, home dec, gifts, clothing, recycled clothing, doll clothing, Craft & Sew, painting and zentangle on fabrics, etc.

The calendar will be out on May 11th.  If you would like to take a survey and receive $5 off your first summer class email me at  textilesbytawny@yahoo.com by May 10th.

Have a great Mother’s Day.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Spring Break Sewing Lessons including a Group Lesson

Next week is Spring Break at Textiles by Tawny!!  There are a few additional class times available because of vacations.  Hop onto the calendar to check them out!

We also have a Group Lesson from Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11:30am.  This class offers over 8 HOURS of sewing time.  It’s a great deal for the price and has a kit that is precut and ready to sew!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to sew for a block of time (of course we will have a break in the middle for a snack!)  The class is open to all sewists who are comfortable with their machine and have made at least 2 projects.

Spring Break always offers a bit more flexibility and the opportunity to work on projects.  Sign up for private or the group lesson today by emailing or calling.




DREAM Quilt Class starts in 2 weeks!

DREAM Quilt – March 29th-31st – 9:00-11:30am
Group Lesson
55″ Wide x 63″ Long Lap Quilt Top
Do you ever wish that someone else would cut and iron for you??!!  This is the class you’ve been looking for.  With a quick refresher on using the 1/4″ foot with guide to start the first day and you’re off!!  This class is limited to 4 students.
16 Beautiful high quality Batiks and Kona cotton make up this kit!  The class will also include Wonder Under for the letters, swooshes, dots and dragonfly.  You will have everything you need to finish this quilt top and almost 8 hours to work on it.
THIS QUILT TOP IS COMPLETELY CUT AND THE APPLIQUES ARE PREPARED WITH WONDER UNDER AND CUT FOR THE CLASS!  There will be no need for measuring and cutting for this top!  The pattern is included so that you can recreate it later.
It is a lap  sized quilt top that can be quilted on a home machine or sent out to a longarm quilter.
The class fee is $90 for 3 days and $40 kit fee for the top.
The kit includes:  Pattern
                              63 batik squares
                               2 batik borders
                               2 Kona cotton narrow sashings
                               1 DREAM sashing (including letters, swooshes, dots and dragonfly with wonder under)
                               1 spool of piecing thread
                               Matching thread for applique and machine embroidery bobbin thread
As always….you will need a sewing machine in good working order, manual, foot control….1/4″ foot with a guide, size 70/10 Microtex (Sharp) sewing machine needle, small pair of scissors, straight pins, 2 empty bobbins and a flat sheet that you can use for all 3 days.  The sheet will be used to tranport your quilt.
Join the fun and call today to save your spot!!
Keep stitching!!

Dream Quilt

Join us in making a beautiful batik lap quilt top! The Dream Quilt top will be March 29th-31st in the mornings.

All the cutting has been done for you!  The kit is ready to sew and I will be doing the ironing if you choose.  This is a fun project where all you have to worry about is the sewing and no prepping or shopping.  If you want to change the pink squares, DREAM and one of the swooshes to blue you need to let me know at least 1week before the start of class!!

More info will follow!  Stay tuned!

Check out all class availability in the calendar.  Have a great day and keep stitching!

Time To Sew! coming June 18th-19th

Time to Sew! starts in two weeks.  This very lightweight clock can be hung by a t-pin or sat on a stand.  The kit includes everything you will need to make this clock and you will leave with a finished, WORKING clock for yourself or a gift for someone else.  Feel free to change up the colors with fabrics from home.  There will be tons of buttons to choose from in a lot of colors and the gears and clock hands will go with any fabrics.  This is a 2 day class June 18th-19th from 1-4pm for $65 which includes the kit fee.

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