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

Classes

For classes appropriate for beginners, look for this symbol beginner

Winter Weather

Scraping_Windshield /></div><div class=

In case of inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled. If your roads are bad and you must miss a class, we will work with you to ensure you receive all of the class content. This could be a one-on-one session, or a reschedule, so be sure to sign up for all of the classes that peak your interest.

 

Open Studio

  • By appointment
  • $2.00 per hour
open_studio

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.
elna_9600

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; Session 3, Jan. 22 or 23; 1A Feb. 5 or 6, 1B, Feb. 19 or 20, 2A, March 4 or 5, 2B March 18 or 19, 3, for owners of the 7 series, 8 series or 580, April 1 or 2
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.
 width=

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.

 

Gingerbread Village Block-Of-The-Month

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. Feb. 6,1:00, One Class
  • No charge for instructional class. $29.99/month for 7 months
gingerbread_block_of_the_month

Start in February and have this charming quilt done before Christmas. It is a 7 month quilt, or you may choose to purchase the whole kit at a small savings.

Sign up by Feb.1, to have your first block ready.

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.

 

Magic Loop Socks

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 5, 1:00 - 3:00,
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
magic_loop_socks

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.

 

Have a Heart Lapel Pin

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Sat.Jan 16, 9:30 - 12:30; repeated Thurs. Jan. 25, 6:00 - 7:30
  • $20.00 10% Discount on class supplies from Sew Biz
heart_pin

Create a sweet pin using buttons, beads, lace and any other trims you can imagine. Think about a Valentines" theme.

 

Dream Landscapes

  • Pam Shanley
  • Sat. Jan 23, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
dream_landscapes

Decorative stitches and beautiful fabrics will make your landscape dreamy.

 

QUILTS OF VALOR WORK DAY

  • Sew Biz Staff with Susan Lane, Quilts of Valor State Coordinator for NE Tennessee and SW Virginia
  • Sat. Jan, 30, 9:30 - 5:30
  • No charge for QOV workshop, small kit fee
gingerbread_block_of_the_month

Come and help us make a quilt to be donated to a local veteran. We will make blocks in the morning and assemble the quilt in the afternoon. Kits for a simple block will be available for purchase at a reduced price or bring you own fabric. Our qult will be a scrappy rail fence, with red white and blue fabrics. Call the store for more information.

Please call ahead to sign up for the workshop. Lunch will be provided.

 
beginner

Indoor "Barn" Quilt Square

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. Feb. 6, 2:30 - 5:00
  • $30.00, includes all supplie
barn_quilt_square

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.

 
beginner

Help the Planet,(and your pocketbook)

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Feb. 18, 10:00-12:00
  • $25.00, 10% class discount on all class supplies
duster

What a great way to use up some of your fabric scraps and save some money. We'll make washable covers for your furniture and floor dusters.

 

Free Motion Quilting

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Feb 20, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $30.00 class fee . 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
binding-star_quilt

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.

 
beginner

Beginning Knitting for Teens and Adults

  • Dorothy Hall
  • Sat. Feb. 27 & March 12, 1:00 - 3:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of materials at Sew Biz; 10% class discount applies
knitting-group

We will talk about needle sizes, yarns,and knitting terms. We will learn a simple cast-on and basic knitting stitches.

 
beginner

Small Kennel Quilts Workday

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Sat. Feb. 27
  • No Charge
Puppy

Come in on Feb. 27, between 9:30 and 1:00, and make a small kennel quilt to be donated to an area animal shelter. Bring your scraps or use some of our fabrics. These quilts are also used in times of disasters, such as hurricane Sandy, when shelters are affected by storms.

For more information go to www,quiltpatternmagazine.com.

 

Sewing Machine Maintenance

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. March 5, 3:30 - 5:00
  • $6.00 classs fee
sewing_oil"/

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.

 
beginner

Beginning Sewing for Adults

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thurs. March 10, 5:00 - 8:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
pillowcase

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 with Your Walking Foot, Part 2

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. March 12, 9:30 - 12:30
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
walking_foot

Enhance your quilting skills with fun,easy methods using the walking foot.

 

Hunter's Star Quilt

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. March 17, 31, and April 21, 5:00 - 8:00
  • $40.00, plus purchase of "Hidden Treasures" by Deb Tucker.10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
hidden_treasurers

The Hunter's Star is a beautiful quilt block, but can be intimidating. With Deb Tucker's method of construction you will love the results. Using her rulers the construction is fast and easy.

 

Promise Ring Table Topper

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. March 19, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $30.00 10% Sew Biz discount on Class supplies
promise_ring

Judy and Judel Niemeyer have designed a beautiful table topper using the traditional wedding ring design. Using templates and Charm Elements paper piecing will make this block easy to assemble.

 

Begtinning Quilting

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. April 9, 23, and May 14 1:00-4:30
  • $40.00, class fee, 10% Sew Biz discount on suplies
log_cabin_quilt_book

Have you wanted to make a quilt but didn't know how to start? Peggy will teach you all the basics of fabric selection, cutting and piecing as well as how to bind and finish your quilt. You will love your new skills.

 
beginner

Beginning Sewing for Adults Part 2

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat. April 16, 11:00 - 12:30
  • $25.00, Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
drawstring_bag

Make a useful draw-string project bag as you practice your sewing skills.

 

Surprise Your Mom

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Sat. April 30, 10:00 - 4:00
  • $10.00 Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
question_mark

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so gather a family group or come yourself anytime that suilts you on Saturday. Sandy will have a special project lined up for you.

Be sure to call ahead to reserve your time slot.

 

Stitch-On-The-Double

  • Linda Libey
  • Fri. May 13, 10:00-1:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of "Stitch on the Double" book; 10% discount on class supplies
stitch_on_the_double

The Stitch on the Double book has fun and easy projects to Sew on the Go! If you want to have sewing you can easily transport and work on away from your machine, this is a class you will love.

 
beginner

Fold 'n Stitch Wreath

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thur. May 19, 5:00-8:00
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
folded_wreath

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.