Classes at Calico Hutch

**Added BONUS: Calico Hutch offers a 20% discount on all supplies purchased for classes.

The Sewing Machine

(Adv Beginner) | 1 Saturday | July 23 (6– 8:30)

This paper piecing class will go beyond the basics as you construct the cute and tiny 12 inch sewing machine quilt by MH Designs. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing and the result is a delightful quilt for your wall, table or sewing space.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

 

Cargo Duffle

(Advanced Beginner) | 1 Saturday | August 17 (10-4:30)

Noodlehead designer, Anna Graham, says she's bursting at the seams about this new Cargo Duffle and its just the perfect size for an overnight bag or carry on. And those cute front pockets. Don't you just want to squish them ? Aren't they awesome? So are you ready to make a Cargo Duffle? Donnarae is ready to show you how its done, pockets, zipper, straps and all.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

 

Simple Sack & Letter Rip

1 Tuesday | July 16 (10-3)

It's so easy to be green! Keep these lightweight, washable bags in your car and you'll be ready to run errands anytime! Easy loops on the top and sides will hold your bag steady while packing groceries. Tuck the bag into its pocket for easy storage. AND Letter Rip easy zipper pouches spell fun from A - Z! Includes optional wrist straps. Finished sizes: Large, medium and mini. Donnarae teaches both in one class, just in time for sewing those Christmas gifts for friends.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

 

Who? Me

1 Saturday | July 20 (10-12:30)

This class teaches you the basics of applique. Come to class with your background put together and Merle shows you the process and tools necessary for successful applique while you make this adorable 12-inch simple-to-complete mini-quilt. With the easy shapes and fun pattern you'll be done in time for Thanksgiving.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

 

Jelly-Roll Rug

1 Thursday | August 22 (5:30-8:30)

How fun is this?? Start with one jelly-roll with the fabrics you love, add batting and lots of thread and the result is a beau-tiful rug for your home. Donnarae has the tips and tricks you'll need to learn how make a rug (oval or rectangle), place-mats, bathmat or table runner too.

Patterns , Jelly-rolls and supplies available | Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $30

 

Lucky Stars

(Beginner) | 2 Mondays | August 5 & 19 (6-8:30)

You will thank your lucky stars you took Merle's beginner class as you learn the basics while you make this throw for you home or cabin. Kits come in various fabrics making your selections fun and fast. Cutting, piecing, pressing are just some of the processes you learn as you being your quilting adventure.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $35

 

Tree Hugger

(Beginner) | 2 Thursdays | August 1 & 15 (6-8:30)

This is a great way to start your paper-piecing adventure, making a 27 x 77 tree to fit your wall for Christmas. Each piece of fabric is cut in a perfect rectangle or square so each fabric is sized to match with the paper-piece instructions. Little trimming and minimal waste. Cindi Edgerton's pattern includes enough tissue to make two tree quilts, fabric for one. Everything except the binding is in the kit, ready to go.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $35

 

Yellow Brick Road

(Beginner) | 2 Tuesdays | June 25 & July 9 (6-8:30)

Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs is a well-written pattern and the perfect way to learn the ins and out of the quilt-ing process. Start with all the basics, add Merle's guidance and knowledge and soon you will have a delightful throw to enjoy for years.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $35

 

All About Bindings

1 Thursday | June 27 | (6—8:30)

Quilt top pieced and quilted? Now what! Answers revealed in this class. You will learn how to determine size and amount of binding needed, how to cut and join strips together, sew to edge, miter corners (successfully) and stitch down by hand or machine. If you want a "hands on" experience, bring a small quilt ready to go or create one 36 x 36 as a practice project.

Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

 

Tuffet

2 Fridays | August 23 & September 6 | (5:30—8:30)

You will take home a finished tuffet under the guidance of Charlie. In the first class Charlie shows you how to make the covering. In the second class Charlie shows you how to assemble the tuffet, complete with a perfectly covered button and black feet. The popular round tuffet patterns and kits are also available.

Patterns, tuffet hardware kits and fabric kits available | Instructor Charlie Hoerth | Class $35

 

Git 'er Done

1 Monday | August 5 | (9-12)

Do you have a project that you've gotten stalled on? Bring it to class and Mike will help you get over the hurdles. Whether it is a question on construction, pressing, binding or just understanding the instructions, this is a chance to get some help and git 'er done!

Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30

 

The Pines

(Beginner) | 1 Saturday | July 20 (1:30—4)

This paper piecing class will teach you the basics from the get go as you begin your paper-piecing journey. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this cute 12" square quilt of Minnesota north woods pines by MH Designs.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

 

Sewing Machine Mastery Classes

Our mastery curriculum is designed so you can have fun with your new Bernina and at the same time try out the great accessories available.
PLEASE CALL AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR ALL CLASSES

Free Machine and Embroidery Mastery classes provided with every pur-chase of a new Bernina sewing machine from the Calico Hutch. If you purchased a machine elsewhere the fee per class is $50.

Mastery #1 The Basics
5:30 - 9 | June 24
1-4:30 | July1

Mastery #2 Stitch Fun
5:30 - 9 | July1
1-4:30 | July8

Mastery #3 Creative Options
5:30 - 7:30 | July 8
1:00 - 3:00 | July 15

BSR Stitch Regulator
7:30 - 8:30| July 8
3-4 | July 15

Embroidery Mastery Classes

Embroidery Mastery #1
5-8 | July 17

Embroidery Mastery #2
5-8 | July 18

Embroidery Mastery #3
5-8 | July 19

Embroidery in the Hoop

Thursdays | July 25 (5-8) and / or August 13 (1-4)

Have you wondered about embroidery patterns which say "In The Hoop" on them? Take this class and Janet will show you how fun they are to make. She will have a choice of three projects from which you can choose to make! You will need your embroidery machine and equipment as well as the Bernina Oval Hoop (145 x 255) or one of comparable size if you sew on other machine brands.

Instructor Janet Hintermeister - Class $18

Open Embroidery

July 25 (1-4) and / or August 13 (5-8)

Have you taken the Embroidery Mastery classes but wish you could have more help or spend a few hours building your confidence in fine tuning this awesome hobby? These classes are just what you need. Take either class or both. Janet will help you with a project you are currently working on or help you with any new embroidery project you purchased here at the Calico Hutch. Sign up for one or all three.

Instructor Janet Hintermeister | Class $18 each