Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138
  • SewOften@aol.com
 

Classes

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Terrific Tuesday

  • Second Tuesday of the Month

Come and check out the special discounts offered this day only!

 

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; ; 1A Aug. 28 or 29, 1B, Sept 11 or 12, 2A, Sept 18 or 19, 2B Oct. 23 or 24, 3, for owners of the 7 series, 8 series or 580, Nov. 13 or 14
  • 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.

 
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Quilled Snowflake

  • Mary Thompson
  • Thurs. Sept. 10, 2:00 - 3:00; repeated 6;00 - 7:00
  • $15.00
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These delicate snowflakes are much easier to make than you would think. Making several will get you in the holiday mood.

 

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sept. 12,1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 class fee . 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Linda will teach you the basics of free-motion quilting. She also has great tips and tricks to make your quilting easier. Whether you are new to free motion, or just want to brush up on your technique, this is the class for you. Some pre-class preparation is required.

 
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Beginning Knitting for Teens and Adults

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, 5:30 - 7:30
  • $25.00 plus purchase of materials at Sew Biz; 10% class discount applies
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Making a simple scarf is a great way to begin your knitting journey. We will talk about needle sizes, yarns,and knitting terms. We will learn the long tail cast on and work on a simple scarf.

 

Panel Pizzazz

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. Sept. 19, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00; plus purchase of panel, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Create a fun wall hanging for your wall or door. Marianne will help you add "pizzazz".

 

Fall Wall Hanging

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. Sept. 23, 10:00 - 12:30
  • $20.00 plus purchase of pattern at Sew Biz
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Whether you want to learn to paper piece, or are brushing up on your skills, you'll want this little fun fall banner hanging in your home.

 
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Hexie Lapel Pin

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thurs. Sept. 24, 5:30 - 7:30
  • $25.00 class fee includes fabric kit.; 10% class discount on all class supplies
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What a fun way to learn English Paper Piecing and show off your work. Sandy will have a kit ready for you with the option of several sizes for your pin.

 

Our Day in the Country

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. Sept. 26, 10:00 - 5:00
  • $45.00, includes lunch, 10% Sew Biz discount on all other class supplies
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Use the kit for our Rally quilt to create this great country scene. Linda will teach all the techniques she used to make this Sew Biz exclusive quilt. You may work on either the full quilt or the wall hanging.

 

Quilt-As-You-Go

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Oct. 1, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This is such a fun way to make a quilck quilted project. We will concentrate on a table runner or placemat, but the method is easily applied to quilt blocks. You will love the fact that when your are finished with the top of your project, the back will be done also.

 

Professional Tote

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Oct. 3 & 24, 1:00 - 5:00, Sat. Oct. 10, 2:00 - 5:00
  • $45.00 plus purchase of pattern and fabric at Sew Biz; 10% discount on class supplies
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Do you need a tote bag that can act as a briefcase(complete with computer pocket), an overnight bag, or a carryall for baby's many necessities? This bag features a multitude of pockets and closes with a zippered top.

Advanced Preparation is required.

 

Gingerbread Village Block-Of-The-Month

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. Oct. 3, 10:00 - 12:00
  • No charge for instructional class. $29.99/month for 7 months
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Start in Oct. and have a few blocks done before Christmas for this charming winter quilt. It is a 7 month quilt, or you may choose to purchase the whole kit at a small savings.

Our Block-of-the-Month program:

Each monthly kit contains the pattern, fabric and embellishments for that block and will be ready for pick-up the first of every month.

Cost per month is $29.99. If for some reason you are not able to pick up your block by the 25th of the month, we will mail it to you with an additional charge of $4.00 for postage. A credit card is required to be kept on file for this purpose.

 
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Beginning Sewing for Adults

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thurs. Oct. 8, 5:00 - 7:30
  • $20.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Learn the basics of sewing, including threading a machine, sewing a straight seam, cutting fabric and more. When you leave class you will have a beginning knowledge of sewing and a beautiful pillowcase! Reserve a classroom machine or bring your own.

 

Quilt Retreat at Selu

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Sat. Oct 17 9:30 to Sun. Oct 18 4:00
  • $175.00, $100.00 deposit due by Oct. 1
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Enjoy the beauty of Selu and sew with us. Bring your UFO's and chat and sew. We will also have supplies and instruction to paint a quilt square on canvas. You can hang this square in your sewing room and/or use it as a model for a larger barn square on wood.

 

Strip Your Stash, Easy Quilt

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. Oct, 21, Nov. 4 & 18, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $35.00, purchase of "Strip Your Stash" book required. 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Using fabrics from your stash, cut 2 1/2 inch strips, add yardage for your background, and make this fun, scrappy quilt. The "Strip Your Stash" book has many uses for the fabrics in your stash. As a new quilter, you may not have all the fabrics needed for this quilt, so a jellyroll can be used instead in place of fabric from your stash. This is an easy quilt, but basic knowledge of quilting is required.

 

Working with Wool Felt

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thurs. Oct. 29, 5:00 - 8:00
  • $20.00 plus purchase of wool kit at Sew Biz, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Stitching on wool is the hottest trend going. Learn simple stitches and make this cute needle book for yourself or as a gift. We have several new wool kits, including Christmas ornaments and scissor holders. Kits include wool felt, needle, and floss.

 
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Beginning Sewing for Adults

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Nov. 7, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $30.00, plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz. Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
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Learn basic sewing skill and go home with a beautiful apron. This class is a beginner sewing class. It can be a helpful continuation of the skills learned in the pillowcase class of Oct. 8, but it is not necessary to take that class first. Bring your own machine, or reserve one of our classroom machines.

 

Graphic Pillow

  • Riley Bloomer
  • Sat. Nov. 7, 11:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 5:30
  • $25.00, class fee, 10% Sew Biz discount on suplies
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Riley is a talented student at Radford High school. She will help you creat an 18 x 18 one-of-a-kind accent pillow. Come in before class to pick up your pillow fabric and supplies needed.

 
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Simple Mug Rug

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Sat. Nov. 14, 1:00 - 3:00, repeated Thurs. Nov. 19, 5:30 - 7:30
  • $25.00 includes fabric kit, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Learn the basics of sewing while making a fun mug rug for your hot cocoa. As a beginning sewing class, we will teach basic sewing skills, sewing in a straight line, basic cutting and much more. This class is open to adults and children ages 8 and up. Bring your own machine or reserve one of ours.

 
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Fabric Flowers

  • Pam Shanley
  • Sat. Nov. 14, 1:00 - 3:00
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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From small bits of fabric, beautiful flowers bloom. These blossoms need almost no sewing and will enhance accessories and garments.

 

Sewing Machine Maintenance

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. Dec. 5, 1:00 - 3:30
  • $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.

 

Mini Art Quilt

  • Pam Shanley
  • Sat. Dec. 12, 1:00 -5:00
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Create a cute little wall hanging, then embellish it with threads, beads, ribbons and glitz! Pam will guide you throught the process.

Our photo is a representive quilt, Pam will help you choose a design.

 

Magic Loop Socks

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, 1:00 - 3:00,
  • $30.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Socks are fun to knit and 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.

 

Dream Landscapes

  • Pam Shanley
  • Sat. Jan 23, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Decorative stitches and beautiful fabrics will make your landscape dreamy.

 
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Indoor "Barn" Quilt Square

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. Jan 31, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Do you want to hang a barn quilt square, but don't have a barn? Come and paint a 12" quilt square on canvas. This block will look great in your sewing room.