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Stitch Happens - Piecing Basics

Stitch Happens

This pattern is composed of 16 sub-sections, 12 of which are pieced.  Our class will meet three times and work on 4-5 sections each visit.

Please note:  This class requires basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.  You must be able to sew a straight ¼” seam and completely thread your machine and bobbin pathway on your own.

Supply List:

  1. Stitch Happens pattern (each individual must have their own copy of this pattern)
  2. Fabric yardage as listed on back of pattern:  Most of the pieces can be cut from 2-1/2 inch strips which makes this jelly roll friendly.  The main exceptions to this are fabrics 4 and 6 for Part F and background pieces.
  3. Rotary Cutter with new blade.  We will be doing lots of cutting!
  4. 8” x 12” (or larger) mat (If you have a revolving mat, bring it!!)
  5. 6” x 12” ruler (3-1/2” x 12-1/2” will also work)
  6. 12-1/2 inch x 12-1/2 inch square ruler (not needed until second class)
  7. 6” x 24” ruler (not needed until third class)  Please note:  It is very helpful to have all these rulers made by the same company.
  8. Sewing machine in good working order; please clean the bobbin area.
  9. Sewing machine manual and accessories
  10. ¼ inch sewing machine foot
  11. Shmetz Microtex needles size 70
  12. Piecing thread; Aurifil, Konfetti, or Mettler Silk Finish  in a neutral color (50 weight)
  13. Typical sewing supplies:  seam ripper, scissors, pins

All supplies are available at Quilting Adventures.  We are happy to help you select the appropriate fabrics and supplies for your class and count on your support for this small, locally owned business in order to bring you high quality merchandise and excellent class instruction.  As a student, you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the class in which you are enrolled once the fee is paid.

We also offer a 20% discount when you purchase a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat all together.

Prior to first class

  • Enlarge the coloring sheet image on page 1 of your pattern. Use color pencils, markers, etc. to shade in your color choices.
  • Pretreat dark fabric that will be placed next to a light fabric by rinsing it under hot water, squeezing out excess moisture, and laying it flat on a plain white paper towel (no background design) overnight.
  • If there is a stain remaining on the paper towel in the morning, repeat the procedure until all color stain is gone. If your cell phone has a camera feature that allows manipulation of color and value, this will be very helpful when making color choices in class.

Class Policies:

If your class starts at the same time that we open, we will let you into the shop ten minutes before class time.

In consideration of other students and employees with allergies, please limit your use of scented personal products when attending one of our classes.

If your class calls for a book or pattern, each student needs their own copy of that book or pattern. Under federal copyright law, books and patterns may not be shared.

If your class requires a sewing machine, please be sure that you are familiar with its operation, it is in good working order, has been serviced recently, and bring your manual along to class just in case!

We do not allow children under the age of 18 in our classes without the consent of the teacher and the shop owner. 

Only the person who is enrolled and paid for the class may be in the classroom during class time. Out of consideration for the teacher and the other students, please do not bring children, guests, or friends to class with you.

Cancellation policy: If the class minimum is not met within seven days prior to the class, it may be cancelled and you will be notified and will receive a full refund. Please keep this possibility in mind when you purchase supplies for your class. No refunds of class fees will be given if student cancels within the one week prior to class.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Betty Ring

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Contact Info
Quilting Adventures
6943 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23227
(804) 262-0005

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