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.

 

BERNINA Machine Mastery

  • Donna Worrell
  • Fri. repeated Sat. 10:00 - 12:30; 2B April 28; 3 April 28 Or 39; 1A June 2 or 3; 1B June 16 or 17; 2A June 30 or July 1; 2B July 21 or 22; 3 August 4 or 5
  • 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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Beginning Knitting

  • Allison Willey
  • Time to be determined
  • $40.00 for 2 - 90 minute classes
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Allison Will teach you the basics of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. Call the store to arrange a time for these one-on-one lessons.

 

Chocolatier Block-of-the-Month

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • March 11 10:30 - 1:00, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, Sept. 9. 1:00 - 3:00
  • no charge for classes, patterns $3.00 each. 10% Sew Biz class discount on fabric
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What an unusual Block-of-the-Month Quilt! Most monthw we will make 2 blocks as we work our way around the LeMoyne Star, In order to make the magic happen there are months where we will need to make more blocks to complete the design. In addition to working with traditional piecing methods, (half-square triangles, flying geese, hourglass, rail fence, diamond-in-a square) this BOM will challenge you to tackle skill building blocks with strings, curves, templates, strip piecing, basic paper piecing and applique. Follow the fabric choices on the pattern or choose your own colorway.

Since this is a teaching Block-of-the-Month, we will be teaching basic piecing as well as more advanced techniques.

 

Machine Embroidery Round Table

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Thurs. June 22, 2:00
  • no Charge
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The Round Table is a discussion group to share machine embroidery and software tricks and tips. We hope to share what we know, and learn from each other.

Everyone is welcome.

 

Let's Play "Footsie"

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Feb. 11, May 13, June 10, 3:00 - 4:00
  • No Charge
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Attention all sewing machine owners: Let's learn about those specialty feet. We will construct a "foot book" with samples of with stitches by each of these wonderful feet. If you have a BERNINA sewing machine we have feet you may purchase or borrow to fit your machine. If you have other brands we may have feet to fit your machine, or you can bring your feet from home. If you do not have the featured foot, you may still observe the class.

Purchase of specialty feet is not necessary to attend the class.

 

Rag Rug

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • May 6, 1:30 - 4:00
  • $25.00 Plus purchase of pattern. 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies.
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Planned or Scrappy? Use leftover fabric strips or cut your own, then watch the magic happen. These rugs are a great way to use some of the fabric in your stash. This is a great project when you can't (or don't want to) sit in front of your sewing machine. Our instructions for these rugs are for those who don't know how to crochet--no experience necessary!

 
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Beginning Sewing for Adults

  • Linda Libey
  • Thursday June 8 & 15,
  • $35.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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This class will give you the basisc to begin your sewing journey. We will teach you the parts of the sewing machine, what to include in a sewing kit and how to sew a straight seam. We will construct a simple pillow case.

 
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Kids Camp

  • Sandy Ferraraccio and Allison Willey
  • June 13 - 15, 9:30 - 12:30 repeated August 1 - 3; children ages 7 and up
  • $75.00 for the first child, $50 for 2nd child in same family
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School is out and your children (and you) are looking for fun activities. Sandy and Allison have planned wonderful projects that will entertain and educate you kids this summer. They will decorate a tee shirt with crayons, (bring your own shirt), do some wet wool felting and learn sewing basics.

A snack will be provided.

Class size is limited to 6, so sign up early.

 

Cityscape

  • Donna Worrell
  • Saturday June 17, 1:00-4:00
  • $35.00 plus purchase of supplies. 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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Donna will teach you how to construct this marvelous wall hanging using digital prints from Hoffman fabrics. Finishing techniques and embellishing with thread painting will be discussed.

 
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Felted Dryer Balls

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday June 24, 1:00
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Natural felted wool allows you to soften clothes in one of the mast natural ways possible. Make your own dryer balls to take the place of liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Avoid harmful chemicals and toxic substances, but get the same results. When you place these wool dryer balls in with a load of laundry, they will tumble around to soften fabrics, reduce wrinkles, eliminate static and shorten dryer time. you may decorate your dryer balls with needle felting and add a drop or two of essential oils for variety if you wish.

 

In-Store Quilt Workshop

  • Peggy & Linda
  • June 26-28, 9:30-4:00
  • $125.00 Supplies are extra. Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
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The summer in-store workshop in back! This year we will be using Miss Rosie's Cake mix #4 and layer cakes to construct our quilt blocks and make a small quilt top. The super easy method used to make 1/2 square triangles will make you smile. Our sample is made with the 5th and Fun layer cake by Sandy Gervais for Moda. You may choose this one, or any of our large selection of layer cakes; follow our layout or design your own. The designs options are unlimited!

Fee for the workshop is $125.00 for the 3 day event. Fabric and Cake Mix packets are not included.

Lunch will be provided. Sign up early as class size is limited to 6.
 

Big Stitch Quilting

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thurs. July 20, 5:00
  • $35.00, Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
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Sandy will teach you the new and fast method of quilting with a "big" stitch. Using pearl cotton, 12 weight thread and a long darning needle, you will have your project quilted in no time.

 

Advanced paper Piecing

  • Donna Worrell
  • Friday July 21, 1:00
  • $35.00
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This beautiful star block with perfect points will be easier to make using paper piecing. Donna will help you improve your skills with this circular pattern, Sea of Crisis by Jinny Beyer.

 
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Felted Soap

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday July 22, 1:00
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Wrap a bar of soap in loose unspun wool and then felt the wool. You will have a pretty bar of soap great for cleaning, exfoliating and softening your skin. These bars decorate you bathroom and make wonderful gifts.

 

Take the Mystery out of Software

  • Donna Worrell
  • Thursday July 27, 5:00-7:00
  • $35.00 Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Donna will take you through the mastery classes designed for your BERNINA V6, 7 and 8 software. After the mastery classes are finished, discussion about about further instruction classes will be entertained. Class schedule will be also be set at this meeting. A computer and installed software is required. There is no charge for those purchasing their software from Sew Biz. All others may attend for a $35.00 fee.

 

Squffet

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thurs. July 27 and Aug.10, 1:00
  • $40.00 plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz 10% class discount on supplies
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Make a wonderful square tuffet/ottoman in this fun class. Think grandchildren and tea parties or just a spot for your tired tootsies. The foam base is available here at Sew Biz

 

Knitted Dish Cloth

  • Dorothy Hall
  • Sat. July 29, 9:30-12;30
  • $25.00, class fee, 10% Sew Biz discount on supplies
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Learn from the master how to create great cotton dishcloths for your kitchen. Cotton dishcloths are great for washing dishes, wiping counter tops and cleaning spills. They are washable and will last for years. These pretty dishcloths compliment your kitchen and make wonderful gifts!

 

Serger Quilt

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. August 16 & 23
  • $40.00 Plus purchase of pattern 10% Sew Biz discount on supplies
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We will use a serger to construct this quilt. It is a quilt-as-you-go technique and when you have finished piecing, the quilt is done!

 

Suzy"s Sack

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Saturday August 19, 1:00
  • $25.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Get ready for school with this sweet little sack that can be used as a wristlet purse, pencil bag, cell phone pouch or a crafty place to keep your M&M's. Use one of our vinyl fabrics and it's a great place for make-up. This little project works up quickly.

 

Twisted Jack, Twister Pumpkin

  • Donna Worrell
  • Saturday August 26, 1:00
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Get Ready for Halloween! Make this whimsical pumpkin using the twister pinwheel tool and a variety of candy-corn colors. An easy technique for pinwheels that you will want to try over and over!

 

Purr the Pluscious Kitty

  • Allison Willey
  • Sat. July 29, 1:00
  • $25.00, iplus purchase of supplies. 10% discount on class supplies at Sew Biz
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Come and knit Purr using just one skein of Cascade's Pluscious yarn. You may make your "kitty" in fun colors or choose a more natural cat look. This little stuffed cat will be a favorite will children or even your pets.