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CQ Complete Course of Quilting

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This is the ultimate quilt course. The incomparable Annette will teach you everything you need to know about quilt making, including fabric selection, cutting, piecing by machine, pressing,  set-ins, paper piecing, and so much more.   You will make a sampler quilt incorporating all the major quilt techniques, and learn to sandwich, quilt, and bind your masterpiece.  It is the perfect opportunity to start at the beginning and...

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Eureka: Pants that Fit Workshop

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

These pants, from Tabula Rasa Patterns, have a contemporary tapered silhouette in 8 sizes. Receive personalized fitting and learn how to adapt the pattern to create flattering and comfortable pants that fit you well at work, home, or play. You'll want to make several pairs! Supply List: Pattern: "EUREKA! PANTS THAT FIT" from Tabula Rasa Patterns, available at the school Fabric: For the initial mock-up and your first pair of pants:...

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Westalee Rulers Workshop

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Through the Westalee Design by SewSteady domestic ruler system, experienced free-motion quilters will learn how to quilt beautiful designs with Westalee’s ruler foot, the 6-piece Quilting template set and the 12” Arc template. The first half of the class will focus on: Westalee Ruler System – ruler foot attributes, template designs and functions FMQ tools for success – how to set up a machine for ruler work Sewing Machine setup – foot...

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Machine Quilting for Beginners

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Directed to the beginner machine quilter who is unsure what to do with her hands and how to attach and use her feet. If you have put off jumping into the water or have jumped in and floundered, this class is for you. We will be using a pre-printed panel to minimize preparation time and maximize learning. The panel is large enough to allow for continued practice at home. Having the proper feet and tools for your machine is important to your success....

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Sophia Swing Coat

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This unlined swing coat features raglan sleeves and back yoke for a sophisticated style.   Add some fun buttons. Pattern (REQUIRED): Sophia Swing Coat, by Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, available at Capital Quilts  Fabric: How much fabric you need depends on what size you are making and whether or not you are using contrasting fabric for the yoke and facings. Please refer to the back of the pattern for more information. Notions:...

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Retreat Bag

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This boxy bag comes in two sizes. The best thing about it is when you unzip the zipper and open the top, it stays open wide so you can reach in and easily see what you are looking for. We will make the large sized bag in class.  Supply List: Pattern: Free from Emmalinebags (shop/sewing patterns/free PDF) to download pattern Fabric: 1/2 yard - Exterior fabric (quilting cotton) 3/4 yard - Lining fabric (quilting cotton) 1 yard - Interfacing...

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Tumbling Triangles Workshop

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This unique quilt is made with 1 gorgeous main fabric, one background fabric, and the Studio 180 V-Block template by Deb Tucker. Barbara will show you how to use the tool and get your started on your quilt! Tumbling Triangles is a Modern 180 pattern designed by Running with Scissors Quilters. By combining two contrasting fabrics you will create triangles tumbling down the quilt. This quilt can be made in six different sizes from 13" x 13" mini...

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Explore the Galaxy

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Galaxy is a beautiful alternating block design with 3 quilt size options. Through color placement and the different angles of the triangles, interesting interlocking circles appear, with no curved piecing. Supply List Class Policies: Please do not bring visitors to class. Be sure to check your supply list before class. Bring all supplies with you. Classroom sewing machines are available for rental during a class. There is a $10 fee per class...

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Wool Embroidery Club

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This class is open to all skill levels, beginner to pro.  We'll learn new stitches and techniques, experiment with stitches and techniques we already know, and talk about color selection.  You'll have a chance to share your work with other members and have time to sew in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. BOOKS:  'Creative Texturing" and "Creative Stitching", both by Sue Spargo.  These are excellent texts from which to learn...

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Dance of the Dragonflies

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life and is connected to the symbolism of change and light. This beautiful and unusual dragonfly wall hanging is made by machine appliquing the dragonflies onto a panel called “Supernova”.  The dragonflies come as a kit.   Make yours round as Julie has, or square.  You might use it as the medallion of a larger quilt.  Kits and panels are available...

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Broiderie Perse Workshop

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Developed in the 1700’s, Broiderie Perse is the art cutting, arranging, then appliquéing printed motifs from chintz-type fabrics. Historically, this was an economical way to transform a small piece of expensive printed chintz into a quilt top. During this one day class, appropriate for all levels of quilters, you will have the opportunity to play with those special pieces of printed fabrics in your collection (or start a collection now!). Needleturn...

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Labyrinth

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This mesmerizing quilt is a Judy Niemeyer pattern. It is a paper-pieced project. Where to begin? Where does it end? Learn how to piece the Niemeyer way!

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Night Owl Sewing

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Enjoy up to six blissful hours of distraction-free sewing and fun.  It's almost a mini-retreat! Work on a new project or finish up an old one.  Kat will stay with you as late as midnight.  Bring whatever you're working on, your machine, basic sewing supplies, and a sense of fun! $10 Gift Card, dinner, and beverages included

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Placemats for Seniors

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Our customers have been very generously donating 5" squares to our Charms for Charity box at the shop. We will use these to create reversible mats with pretty fabric on one side and cheerful squares on the other.  The placemats will be donated to a program for seniors in Montgomery County 

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No-Knit Scarf

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Make your very own fashion statement!  Use yarns, ribbon, specialty threads, strips of fabric, and whatever else you want to make a work of art you can wear.  Bring your sewing machine, not your knitting needles. Supply List: Fabric: 1 Skein of yarn in your color choice-should be a fiber that can be washed. 8 " wide roll of Sulky Ultra Solvy water soluble stabilizer, or something similar 1 spool of Sulky polyester invisible thread...

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Groovy Boards and Pantographs for the Longarm

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Use a Groovy Board or a pantograph to do edge to edge quilting.  You will learn how to start and stop a row and how to match up the rows as you advance the quilt.  Learn how to do a partial design to finish the bottom edge of the quilt.

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The Art of Boro Stitching

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Boro is a technique used in Japanese mending.  We’ll make it a masterpiece by placing lovely scraps on a beautiful background and using hand embroidery stitching to secure them.

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Market Bag

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

This classic bag, from Anna Graham of Noodlehead, is both casual and sophisticated.  A handy zippered pocket secures keys or loose change.  Add leather straps or make your own.

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Drafting for Quilters

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Have you ever looked at a quilt block or pattern and wondered how it was put together?  In this class you will learn how to draft a variety of blocks in different sizes and how to make templates so you can stitch that block.  Set aside your dread of that four-letter M work (that would be "Math") and bring your colored pencils or crayons for a fun session reminiscent of those carefree school days! If you have a particular block that you'd...

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EQ7 Demystified

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

Learn to use EQ7 on your computer to design your own quilts change the size of the quilt and/or quilt blocks and preview various fabrics and colorways. EQ7 will calculate fabric yardage and print out templates and/or rotary cutting and/or foundation piecing patterns for your favorite method of sewing your blocks. EQ7 is available at our school for those who do not yet own it. Please bring the following to class: Computer Mouse EQ7 software...

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