Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138


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Open Studio

  • By appointment
  • $2.00 per hour

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

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Friday, repeated Saturday, 10:00 - 12:30; #1-A June. 6 or 7; #1-B June 20 or 21; # 2-A , Aug. 8 or 9; #2-B Aug. 22 or 23; #3 for 7 Series owners, 8 Series owners or 580 owners, Sept. 5 or 6
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.

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.


Building Blocks Afghan, A Knitting Block-of-the-Month

  • Linda Libey
  • Tues. Jan.21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20 June 17; 5:00 - 8:00
  • $65.00 for the series, or $7.00 for an individual class, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Increase your knitting skills and make a beautiful afghan at the same time. In this class we will work on one block a month, perfect to carry with you to ball games, beach cottages, and to make that car time go faster, (as long as you're not the driver). Each block will teach a new stitch and hone your knitting skills. This is a great way to learn and practice new skills.If there is a stitch you would like to learn or improve on, this could be just the class for you. It is not necessary to atake all 12 classses. At the end of the series you will be accomplished knitter!


Make-A-Quilt Workshop

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • June 10, 11 and 12, 10:00 - 4:00
  • $150.00, fee includes class, quilt pattern, ruler & fabric to make a lap size quilt top, and a light lunch each day. Backing, binding and batting not included. 10% Sew Biz discount on all class supplies

Do you ever want to get away and just sew? Come and make a quilt with us! This workshop is a great time to get together with a quilting buddy and make a great quilt. We are using The wonderful Artisan Shimmer collection from Northcott to make a stunning lap quilt. We plan to complete this quilt in the 3 days workshop, from piecing to quilting. Our fee includes fabrics for the lap size, but you may wish to add fabric to make a larger quilt. Beginners are welcome. We will teach basic techniques, if needed, and a staff member is always available for assistance. This workshop is limited to 10 quilters, so register early to reserve your place.


Skirts for Girls and Misses

  • Peggy Quarterman, Linda Jean Penley & Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. June 14, 10:00 - 1:00, repeated Tues. June 16, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies

An excellent beginner sewing class that will teach the basics of garment sewing.Choose one of the great cotton fabrics and make this simple skirt for summer fun.


Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. June 14, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Linda will show you the ease of free motion quilting and help you get started. This class is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills.


Make-A-Splash Quilt

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Wed. June 18 & 25, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Easy enough for a beginner, this nautical theme quilt is perfect for your favorite guy, or to adorn your lake cottage. Using the new "Slices" by Moda, Peggy will guide you through the simple steps to construct this great summer quilt.


Beginning Crochet

  • Linda Libey
  • Thursday June 19, 10:00 - 12:30, repeated 5:00 - 7:30
  • $20.00; plus purchase of book and supplies, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

This class will teach you the basic crochet stitches as well as how to read a crochet pattern. We will also talk about the various crochet yarns and hook sizes. As time permits, we may choose one of the simple projects from the class book and begin construction.This is a great class for teens and adults.


Spectacular Stitches

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. June 21, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz; 10% class discount on all class supplies

Do you have a sewing machine with"lots" of different stitches? Do you use many of them? Come explore ways to use those stitches to make great art and useful projects.


Treasure Box for Kids

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Tues. June 24, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $20.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies

Kids will love makeing one of these useful fabric boxes. They will hold favorite things: hair bows, mini cars, crayons, or any special items. Construction of one box will introduce basic sewing skills, including sewing on a button! These boxes would also make a great gift.

Not a kid, you are still welcome to come and make boxes with us. they are great for the sewing or craft room.

This class is open to anyone, ages 8 and up, boys and girls.


Crochet Tote

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. June 26, 10:00 - 1:00; repeated 5:00 - 8:00
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Using A new yarn from Katia, we will crochet the perfect tote for summer. Using Big Ribbon yarn is like crocheting with strips of t-shirt. A large hook and large yarn make this project quick and easy.


Quilt-As-You-Go Tote Bag

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat..June 28, 1;00 - 5:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz

Got scraps? This little tote bag is an excellent way to use some of your leftover fabric and learn one of the "quilt-as-you-go" techniques! You'll want to make several.


The Wonderful World of Color

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Tues. July 8, 9:30 - 12:30
  • $20.00, plus purchase of fabric ; 10% Sew Biz Class discount on class supplies

Earn your Certificate of COLOR-ology!

Explore the wonderful world of color. The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color will show you how to pick, use, and mix colors. You'll have lots of fun learning with color activities, worksheets, stickers, quizzes, and games. You'll be a color expert in no time! Ages 8 and up.


Soft Baby Book

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Saturday, Aug. 2, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00 plus panel purchase; 10% Sew Biz class discount on class supplies

Babies love to look at books! We'll help you make a special one. Choose one of our pre-printed book panels and go home with a gift for your special little one.


Beginner Garment Sewing, sleep pants for boys, girls or adults

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. August 2, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Learn how to use a pattern and make comfy sleep pants or shorts for yourself or a family member. The pattern is very easy to use and is a great introduction to garment sewing. come in before class to choose your fabric.


Quilt with Your Walking Foot

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Aug. 9, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Creative quilting with your walking foot? Yes you can do it and Peggy will show you how. She has great tips for marking your quilts, using the guides on your walking foot, using the quilt bar guides and many more.Working on a practice piece will get you ready to dazzle your friends with your machine quilting techniques.


Rally Block from 2014 Shop Hop

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Mon., August 11, 10:00 - 12:00; repeated 5:30 - 7:30
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Linda will guide you in making the Sew Biz block from our "Christmas in July" Shop Hop.


Falling Leaves Table Runner or Placemats

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. Aug. 13, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00 plus purchse of pattern, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

This is a charming project to make for a gift, or yourself. The pattern will work well with batiks or make it scrappy. You'll want to keep your background consistent. Since this is a paper pieced project, the slim accent twigs are easy to place and sew. This pattern is designed by Deb Karasik of Durham, North Carolina.


Toothbrush Rugs

  • Linda Libey
  • Saturday Aug. 23, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 class fee plus purchase of tool. 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

The braided rug has been around for years. The "toothbrush rug", gives you a braided look with an easier, no-sew method. Use leftover strips of fabric for a scrappy look, or purchase colors to match your decor.The origional rugs used an old toothbrush handle, today we have a great inexpensive tool.


Let Sleeping Cats Lie

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Tues. Aug. 26, & Sept. 9, 5:30 - 7:30
  • $25.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

It's a game of Cat & Mouse! This playful quilt is fat-quarter friendly. Make it scrappy with your favorite fat quarters. Mice lie hidden from our sleeping cats. The design gives you a choice of 3 different applique methods, while the cat faces are hand embroidered.