Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138
  • sewbiz.radford@gmail.com
 

Classes

For classes appropriate for beginners, look for this symbol beginner

Class fees are due upon sign-up. Cancellation within 48 hours of class time will receive store credit-no refunds please.

 

Open Studio

  • By appointment
  • $2.00 per hour
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We are opening our classroom for you. It will be available for your use any time we do not have a class scheduled. Take advantage of our large tables and big ironing board to make your quilting easier. Call and schedule your studio time with us. Bring a friend and stitch and chat in our great quilting space.

 

Elna Instruction

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.
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Contact Marianne to plan your instruction sessions for your Elna sewing machine, embroidery machine, and/or serger.

 

BERNINA Machine Mastery

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Fri. repeated Sat. 10:00 - 12:30; 1B May 6 or 7; 2A May 20 or 21; 2B May 27 or 28; Session 3, open to owners of the 7 series, 8 series or 580, June 3 or 4, 1A June 24 or 25; 1B July 1 or 2; 2A July 29 or 30;2B Aug. 26 or 27;Session 3 Sept. 2 or 3.
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.
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Learn to use your machine and accessories. Sessions include hands-on experience. Workbook pages and fabrics for each technique are provided. Serger, embroidery, and software lessons are scheduled individually.

 

How to Machine Sew

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sept 10, Sept. 17
  • $60.00 for the series or $10.00 per session 10% Sew Biz discount on Class supplies
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This series of beginner classes will introduce you to machine sewing. Each section stands alone and teaches a technique to help build your skills. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. Each technique is accompanied by a project using the skill you have just learned. Projects include a drawstring bag, pillow cover, potholder, and small strip quilt. This class is open to all teens and adults wanting to learn basic sewing skills.

 

Farm Vintage Block of the Month

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8 5:00 - 7:30
  • $65.00 for 12 classes, 10% Discount on class supplies from Sew Biz
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This quilt is a sampler, and you will learn many quilting techniques. Our sample is made with 30"s fabrics, but any fabrics will work well. You can dig into your stash for a "scrappy" look. We will be teaching several tricks to make your piecing faster and easier. Charm packs for 6" squares or "layer" cakes for the 12" squares will make cutting easier.

 

Knitting Know-How for the Intermediate Knitter

  • Allison Willey
  • Sat. Sept. 17, 1:00 - 3:30, Sat. Oct. 22, 10:00 - 12:30, Sat. Nov. 12, 1:00 - 3:30
  • $25.00 each class. Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
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Know how to knit and purl but need more information to become the knitter you want to be? Allison is teaching 3 separate classes to help you increase your knitting skills.

Class one in Sept. will teach you the importance of gauge and why swatches are necessary.

Class two in Oct. covers several of the most common increases and decreases used to shape hats, sweaters and garments.

Class three in Nov. will teach different cast-ons and places to use them. Then end you project with one of many bind-offs.

 

Sewing Machine Maintenance

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. Oct. 8, 11:00 - 1:00
  • $6.00 classs fee
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Learn tender loving care of your sewing machine. Marianne will teach you the basics of machine care: oiling, cleaning and general maintenance. When you take proper care of your machine it will give you many years of sewing satisfaction. Bring your sewing machine, cleaning tools and manual.

 
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Beginning Knitting

  • Dorothy Hall
  • Sat. Sept. 10 & 24
  • $25.00 plus purchase of materials at Sew Biz; 10% class discount applies
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We will talk about needle sizes, yarns,and knitting terms. We will learn a simple cast-on and basic knitting stitches.

 
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Triangle Christmas Trees

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. Oct. 12, 10:00 - 1:00, repeated Sat. Nov. 12, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00, 10% class discount on all class supplies
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With 2 1/2 inch strips you can make these fun Christmas trees to add to your holiday decorations. They are fun to make and fun to give as gifts

 

Fold 'n Stitch Wreath

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thur. Oct. 27, 5:00-8:00
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This wreath was one of the most popular Christmas projects of 2015. By using seasonal fabrics, you can have beautiful year-round decorations. Make table toppers or door hangings for any season or holiday.

 

Collage Magic

  • Peggy Quarterman & Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Sat. October 29, 1:00 - 5:00
  • 30.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Using Laura Heine's method, create a collage wall hanging that is uniquely your own. Your design is started with one of Laura's patterns, then add you own touches with your fabric choices. You will love the results using a simple method, but producing stunning results.

 
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Traditional Cathedral Window Block, by Hand

  • Sandy Ferraraccio & Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Nov. 5, 12:00 - 5:00
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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A great scrap buster! Learn how to make the traditional cathederal window block with no batting, backing, quilting or binding.

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Christmas Ornaments

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & 10
  • $15.00 each class, Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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.Decorate your tree with special hand made ornaments. You will learn to make a different ornament in each class. Starting with the Prairie Point Pine Cone, you will proceed to the Woven snowflake and end with Jingle Bells. You'll love making all three.

 

Socks with the Magic Loop

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat. Jan. 14, 1:00 - 3:00; Repeated Thurs. Jan. 19, 5:00. Two More classes will be added
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Socks are fun to knit and wear! We have great sock blends that make fun socks to wear. Once learned, you can use this method to knit completely seamless socks, cuffs, sleeves, baby sweaters and almost anything you want to! The "magic loop" technique makes the knitting easy. The trick is using a 32" or 40" inch circular needle.

 

Mountainview Flannel Quilt

  • Donna Worrell
  • Sat. Jan 21, Feb. 4 & 11
  • $40.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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A view of our mountains and forests is featured in flannel on this cozy quilt. Donna will teach you some tricks to make your piecing easier as you construct this quilt.