Heart & Hand Dry Goods in Sioux City, Iowa, offers the best quilting classes around! If you are a beginning quilter or a lifelong enthusiast, we have the classes for you! Check our quarterly rotating class schedule for your next learning experience.

Summer 2017 Classes

Beginning Quilting Class

Beginning Quilting Class

Cake Mix Class

Binding Techniques

Machine Quilting With a Home Machine

T-shirt Quilt Class

Gadget Cushion Class

Beginning Quilting: One-Day Express Class

Thursday, June 8 9-3PM
Saturday, June 24 9-3PM
Saturday, July 8 9-3PM
Thursday, July 13 9-3PM


Cost: $45 plus tax includes pattern and all instruction materials

Summer is always busy, but it can be a great time to learn to make a quilt. Since we know that Summer is usually packed with vacations and activities, our beginner course will fit into your busy summer with minimal time commitment. Beginning Quilting will be offered as a one-day, 6-hour class, in which students will learn all the skills needed to construct a small (28” square) table runner or wall quilt. Skills include, rotary cutting skills and equipment, accurate piecing of a quilt top, pressing, squaring up blocks and adding borders. Along the way Jane will show you all the tips and tricks she has learned in 30 years of making quilts of all kinds. We will offer this class on weekdays or Saturdays. Choose one that fits your busy summer. At the end of the day you will have a small quilt top ready to be layered with batting and backing and quilted!
Come into the shop and see the samples done in various fabrics. Pick up your list of materials needed for the class. Pack a sack lunch! Come and sew with others just learning to make something beautiful, too.

*In the interest of time, please come into the shop to buy your materials before your class. Our employees are glad to help you pick out your fabrics, and a 10% discount on all supplies purchased in the shop will be yours. Store machines are available for your use if your sewing machine is not transportable.

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Cake Mix Baking Day

Sunday, June 4 1-3 PM
Wednesday, June 7 10:30-12:30 PM

Cost: $25 plus tax. Materials not included.

No, we have not thrown in the sewing machine for a baker’s hat, but we are pretty excited about using the Cake Mix Recipes by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company in our quilting kitchen/sewing room. Cake Mix Recipes use a Layer Cake — a packet of 40 or more 10-inch squares and some background squares, along with a clever method of sewing on paper patterns to create easy quilt blocks. Simply sew on the dotted lines and cut on the solid lines, and soon you have a set of block units ready to arrange to your liking, creating a block of your choice, and soon ..a quilt! Come in to see our sample and check out our collection of Layer Cakes waiting to be used in a recipe.
This two-hour class will get you started using the recipe papers, and some tips on construction. Store machines available for your use.

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Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine

Thursday, June 29 10:30-1:30PM
Thursday, July 20 10:30-1:30

Cost: $45 plus tax. Instructional materials included.

Small quilts and quilt projects CAN be quilted on your home domestic sewing machine, and this class teaches you the basic skills to make you successful at it. Learn how to baste and prepare your quilt for quilting, the use of a WALKING FOOT and FREE MOTION QUILTING FOOT, (needed for class) and lots of tips and tricks for marking and stitching simple patterns on your quilt.
We recommend you bring your own sewing machine to this class, along with the manual, to help you negotiate the changing of feet and settings needed. Please see the materials list for additional supplies.

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Gadget Cushion Class

Monday, June 5 10:30-11:30
Saturday, July 1 10:30-11:30

Cost: $10 plus tax. Materials not included.

Here is a great gift for a quilting friend, or something to be used in your own sewing room. It is a combination pin cushion, phone or tablet holder, so you can watch quilting videos or talk to friends while you sew. Kits are available in the shop. This one-hour class shows you how to construct and stuff your gadget cushion. Come in and check out our sample. One kit is enough fabric to make 2 gadget cushions.

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Make a T-shirt Quilt Class

Sunday, June 25 1-3PM
Wednesday, July 26, 10:30-12:30

Cost: $25 plus tax for the 2-hour class.

Stacks of T-Shirts in your closet waiting to make that quilt for your graduate or grandchild, or maybe left over from your days of running marathons? Let’s get them made into a quilt. This methods class teaches you how to cut up and interface your shirts, and demos some design ideas for sewing them into a quilted keepsake. Bring your shirts washed with no fabric softener so we can discuss size, etc. During class you will learn how to prepare 4 or 5 shirts. No sewing in this class. See materials list in the shop.

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Binding Methods

Thursday, July 6 10:30-12:30
Monday, July 24 10:30-12:30

Cost: $25 plus tax for the 2-hour class. Instructional materials included.

You may have a quilted project at home, all ready for binding, yet you just can’t seem to get that last step done. This class will teach you all the steps of applying a double fold bias binding, including cutting, constructing binding, mitering corners, and sewing down by hand as the final step. A short tutorial on applying and finishing binding completely by machine will also be included. Bring your unfinished project, or see materials list for needed supplies that include making a small quilt sandwich for practice binding. Store machines available for use.

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If you don’t see your favorite class listed here, contact us for the next class availability.

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