An exciting world awaits sewists and quilters...at The Sewing Basket!
Fabric, Fabric, Fabric:Many people do not realize that major fabric companies design and manufacture the top line of their fabric for “Independent Quilt Shops Only”. The majority of the fabric is 100% cotton, made of the highest quality base goods, with intense color, and multiple layer design elements. This fabric is fantastic for use in quilting, crafts, clothing, home decor and other projects. Additionally, it has a great hand, washes beautifully and tends to be very wrinkle resistant.
We are also an authorized Brother Sewing Machine Sales and Service Center.
Hands on classes on a variety of new techniques:
Skilled staff members to help with design ideas, color choice and technical questions
Free motion quilting for use on quilts, clothing and home decor items
Quilting and machine embroidery classes
Computer classes on Floriani Total Control, DIME Inspiration Software, My Decorative Quilter software programs
A large selection of tote bag and purse patterns and related notions
Hand piecing, hand applique' and hand quilting
Hands on demonstrations of products
Quilt as you go techniques for finishing your quilts and embroidery projects
Different and interesting notions and products:
Rotary cutters and rulers for cutting multiple layers fast
Quarter inch seam allowances and the 1/4” foot, the free motion foot and the walking foot
Bias tape makers for edging and embellishment
Double fold bindings to finish edges
Hand applique techniques; ruched flowers, skinny stems, rick rack roses
Machine applique and free motion stitching for design enhancements
Many tools and patterns for fabric marking, color selection and design
A variety of spray baste and fusible products to create unique projects
Shop Hopping, road tripping and fun!
We do a thing called “shop hopping”. A group of stores will pick a weekend and offer prizes, patterns, discounts and fun to shoppers who visit all participating shops during the “hop”. Since many quilt shops are in small towns that have interesting restaurants, coffee shops, vintage and resale shops they make a great day trip destination.
Over the past few years sewing enthusiasts have watched the number of fabric stores decrease, along with the quality and variety of fabric choices and class opportunities. But all of these things are still available at your local independent fabric and quilting shops.
To broaden your horizons, jump start your creativity and add new techniques to your sewing skill set, take a trip to The Sewing Basket!