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Register now for Sewing and Quilting Classes! Space is limited and classroom seats are filled in the order of receipt. Sign up early for best seats!


Wool Applique Coasters

Learn how to take wool discarded from garments and turn it into a wonderful set of four coasters for your home or to give as a gift.

This is a great class for beginners in wool applique, but also fun for experienced stitchers. We will start with tracing the pattern onto the wool and leave with finished coasters.

All supplies will be provided. The only thing you need to bring is a pair of sharp scissors and a desire to recycle and have some fun doing it! You'll also receive a printed pattern to take home so you can make more coasters on your own.

This class ($34) will be taught by Doreen Brannan.

A required $13 kit ($13.78 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.
  1. Wednesday, August 5th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $47.78

Sewing for Kids- Learn to Sew!

So you think you might like sewing? Come learn the basics—how to thread a machine, straight-stitch and zig-zag sewing, pivoting, seam allowances, ironing, cutting with a rotary cutter, and if necessary, ripping!

The skills taught will set you on the path for more creative projects and possibly a lifelong hobby!

This class ($34) will be taught by Jan Mast.

Recommended for kids ages 10-14.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, August 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)

BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 Guide Class

For those of you who purchased the Bernina V7 software or update from Hinkletown Sewing, this one time, 3 hour class is FREE! Choose a date and enter the code provided by Hinkletown to waive the $34 fee. The class will focus on V7 but you are welcome to come to the guide class if you are working with V6 and have NOT received your free guide class.

This class ($34.00) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Saturday, November 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- Applique Three Ways

Applique by embroidery machine is fun, fast and fabulous! Explore three applique styles: raw edge applique, cut-in-the-hoop applique, and pre-cut applique.

We will use the applique tools in Software 7 to create an applique paisley design perfect for embroidering on the Okashi Courier Bag.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, August 13th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

Sewing for Kids- Make a Pillowcase!

If you’re ages 10-14 years, you can learn how to make a simple four-seam, French-seam case!

Choose your fabrics to match your bedroom or showcase your hobbies. Spend the morning sewing a fun-and-easy pillowcase, and then attend your next sleepover in style!

This class will be taught by Jan Mast.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, August 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00

Quilted Sweatshirt Cardigan

Come learn how to transform a plain sweatshirt into a personalized cardigan! If you've always admired the quilted jackets and unique wardrobe pieces you've seen on other crafters, here is your chance to make one of your own.

Choose fabric you love to create a piece of clothing that fits you in style and cut. Mary Jane will guide you through the process of sewing your fabric and then strategically cutting and covering the sweatshirt.

At the end of this two-session class you'll have a new addition to your cool-weather closet that will have you ready to step out in style. Hello, autumn!

This class ($68) will be taught by Mary Jane Miller in TWO sessions.
Session 1 is Tuesday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session 2 is Tuesday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A required $10 kit ($10.60 with PA sales tax) includes Mary Jane's original pattern and instructions.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, August 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $78.60

UFO Day!

Is "I need help!" a phrase you find yourself mumbling as you look at those unfinished projects in the closet? Do you have a project you're ready to toss in the trash in frustration? Do you have a bin full of UFOs that need some time and attention?

Here is your chance to get away from everything else competing for your attention and just sew, sew, sew!

Experienced sewer and quilter, Ruth Ann Gingrich, will be your hostess for the day here in our classroom. Get some help problem-solving, brainstorm together, or simply sit and sew with Ruth Ann and others. You'll have the benefit of enjoying our classroom amenities while working on your project of choice.

Come explore the potential for transforming the frustration of UFO's to the joy of a finished project!
  1. Wednesday, August 19th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Saturday, September 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $10.00

"Hearts and Stars- O, My!" Applique Pillow

Here is another needle-turned hand-applique class by popular instructor, Houa Yang! In this class, Houa will take you to the next level with your needle-turn skills as she teaches you how to work with hearts and stars.

Applique your shapes onto background fabric that you can then turn into a lovely throw pillow. Included will be basic instruction for the embroidery stitch from which the hearts and stars are hanging.

While this class is an excellent next step for those students who have taken Houa's "Needle-Turned Hand-Applique" technique class, previous attendance at that class is not required for registration for this class.

An optional $9 kit ($9.54 with PA sales tax) including precut applique shapes in colors similar to the sample, thread, embroidery floss, and an embroidery needle will be available on the day of class. You may also bring fabric of your own choice rather than use the kit.

A required supply list (background fabric, notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, August 21st from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $34.00

Handmade for Baby

Need ideas for quick and easy go-to baby gifts? Come make sweet, handmade items that are both practical and cute. These items are meant to be used, so you'll be glad to know you can make them without spending countless hours in the process.

Sew Marcia's favorite reversible blanket- a generous size that can be used into toddler-hood. Try an easy pattern for little pants (they'll work for a boy or girl), and personalize a onesie to coordinate. Make leg warmers in just 10 minutes or less, and whip up a darling hat or two out of knit fabric.

This class ($34) is taught by Marcia Nissley.

Required $5 patterns and instructions ($5.30 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, August 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $39.30

Make Your Own Umbrella

Did you know you can make your own umbrella? Choose a fabric you love--a large print in your favorite colors looks fabulous- and cover a frame that we will supply.

Ruth Ann will guide you through each step of cutting, sewing, and applying the fabric to the frame. When it's completed, give it a water-proofing coat, and you'll be ready and waiting for the next rainy day!

This class ($54) will be taught by Ruth Ann Gingrich.

A required $30 kit ($31.80 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and umbrella frame and hardware.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $85.80

BSR Blitz!

"Today I will...use my BSR!"

Learn the basics of using your Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). Learn techniques for using your BSR in quilting, crafting, garment-making, and creating home-decor, as well as for bobbin work and thread painting. Practice using your BSR with different needles and threads.

If you don't own a BSR, but are considering purchasing one, come try one of ours! Our classroom Bernina 580 machines each have their own BSR, so this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

Sign up for More BSR and receive a whole day of training on the BSR!

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, September 10th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00

More BSR!

You have learned the basics--now you are ready to practice and play with free-motion quilting techniques and learn about thread tension in this hands-on class.

You will practice many different free-motion quilting designs, using different types of thread, and you will go home with a notebook full of designs along with your samples, ready to try your skills on a wall hanging or quilt.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, September 10th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00

Friendship Star Small Quilt

Do you admire small quilts but think you couldn’t possibly sew little blocks? In this class you will learn techniques for cutting and piecing accurately- essential skills in making small quilts. You will develop your skills as you construct friendship star quilt blocks featuring half-square triangle blocks.

The finished size of the Friendship Star Small Quilt is 10 ½” x 12 ½” with 3” finished quilt blocks composed of 1” square pieces.

Prior experience with piecing quilts is helpful.

This class ($54) is taught by Carol Martin.

A required $13 kit ($13.78 with PA sales tax) includes blue, brown and tan Civil War reproduction fabrics for the quilt top and binding, and printed instructions.

A required supply list (notions, backing, and batting) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Monday, September 14th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $67.78

Accidental Landscape Series: Autumn Hills

This popular landscape series comes from designer Karen Eckmeier, and this class is a tribute to fall foliage and rolling hills.

You’ll be amazed at how Karen’s simple technique of curved layering and topstitching “paints” such a beautiful, seasonal “photo.” Finished quilt is 14" x 14."

This class ($54) is taught by Donna Groff.

A required $20 kit ($21.20 with PA sales tax) includes pattern and fabric for picture portion of quilt. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.
  1. Wednesday, September 16th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $75.20

Bernina Software Inspirations- Going in Circles

Go full circle! The humble circle is the most perfect geometrical form there is, and it's perfect for embroidery motifs!

Join us and learn how to use your software to create circular embroidery designs that you can use as center pieces or for practical objects like a circular zipper case.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. The afternoon class (1-4 p.m.) is open to all levels of experience--beginners welcome. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, September 17th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, September 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

Simple Skirt

Did you ever wonder if you could sew a simple skirt? Lois will tell you, "Yes, you can!"

Under Lois's guidance, you will begin by making a simple pattern with your personal measurements. The class will include finishing seams, putting in elastic and sewing a hem by machine.

Just imagine what variety you can add to your wardrobe when you know how to sew together a new skirt in just an hour or two!

Basic cutting and sewing skills are required.

This class ($44) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, September 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $44.00

Wool Applique for Quilters

If you haven't yet given wool applique a try, this is the class for you. Come see how easy and fun it is to incorporate wool into your applique designs.

In this floral design there are combinations of wool and cotton applique shapes embellished with various embroidery stitches. Mary Jane will teach you these stitches as well as multiple ways to prepare cotton shapes for applique and how to work with wool.

This is a hand-sewing class- no sewing machine is required. Beginners to wool applique are welcome along with more experienced sewers. There will be plenty of fun for all levels of experience!

This class ($44) is taught by Mary Jane Miller.

A required $19 kit ($20.14 with PA sales tax) will include pattern and instructions, thread, needles, and all wool and cotton for applique shapes.

A required supply list (neutral background fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, September 22nd from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $64.14

SPECIAL EVENT: A History of Quiltmaking: As Illustrated through Doll Quilts

Barbara Garrett began making historic reproduction doll quilts in the 1970’s and will use her 140+ small quilts to illustrate the development of quiltmaking in the pre-Civil War era, the 1870’s – 1920’s, and the Depression years.

Barb’s lecture includes facts, stories, and myths about quilting and offers information about the types of quilts, patterns, and fabrics popular to the times.

The 2-hour event will be offered two times, with identical content both times.

This special event will be held in the second floor Event Quarters at The Old Country Store. Reserve your seat today!
  1. Friday, September 25th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, September 25th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    29 seats remaining
    $10.00

Basic Serging

Here is a chance for you to learn to use your serger for more than just finishing the edges of seams. Class will cover three very basic techniques that can be used in garment making, craft sewing, or home decor.

With fabric samples, you will create pages for a stitch sample book. Then you will practice the three techniques you've learned by completing these projects: a pillow case with a straight four-thread over-lock and wrapped corner, a three-thread rolled-hem napkin, and a pillow top with decorative flat-lock stitching.

You will also learn two good ways to deal with thread tails and Karen's exclusive way to make them invisible.

For this class, each student is required to bring their own 2/3/4 thread serger and must be able to thread their machine for a four-thread over-lock stitch. All brands of machines are welcome, but the instructor may not be able to help with threading or adjusting brands other than Bernina.

This class ($54) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes sample fabrics and printed handouts. A required supply list (fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, September 30th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $61.42

Serger Throw

Here is a great class for those just learning to use their serger sewing machine because it uses the basic over-lock stitch.

Even though some people may call this a quilt, there is really no quilting done on it. Most students will be able to complete the throw (approximately 42" x 54") during class. The throw's edges are bound with traditional quilt binding attached with a serger, and finished by hand or top-stitched by machine. The throw is completely reversible and uses nine strips of fabric on the front and nine on the back.

For this class, each student is required to bring their own 3/4 thread serger and must be able to thread their machine, change needles, and sew a a four thread over-lock stitch. All brands of machines are welcome, but the instructor may not be able to help with threading or adjusting brands other than Bernina.

This class ($54) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $3 printed handout ($3.18 with PA sales tax) will be given in class. A required supply list (fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, October 6th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $57.18

Hand-Quilting How-To

Whether you’ve never hand-quilted or simply want to improve your skills, Lois has great tips to offer!

Learn how to start and stop, what to do at an intersection, how to bury your knots, and the benefits of using a thimble.

Practice straight-line quilting and echo quilting before completing the simple project you’ll take home and display with pride!

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required $13 kit ($13.78 with PA sales tax) includes a prepared fabric project for hand-quilting. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.

A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, October 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $47.78
  2. Friday, October 9th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    11 seats remaining
    $47.78

Christmas Star Small Quilt

Get a head start on your Christmas decorating or handmade Christmas gifts by making a small Christmas quilt (approx. 17" square) that can be used either as a wall hanging or as a table topper.

A sawtooth star shines as the center medallion and is surrounded by a complementary pieced border.

You will learn to piece half-square triangle blocks and flying geese blocks as well as receive tips on sewing and cutting precisely. The class will focus on piecing the quilt top, allowing you to quilt as desired on your own.

Confident rotary cutting and machine piecing skills required.

This class ($54) will be taught by Carol Martin.

Required $10 kit ($10.60 with PA sales tax) will be given upon arrival at class. A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, October 12th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $64.60

Machine Quilting Basics

This class covers the techniques needed to do your own machine quilting. Make a placemat, and practice using your walking foot for grid quilting and your darning foot for free motion.

You will learn how to plan for machine quilting and mark a quilt for the quilting process. This is a techniques class.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, October 16th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $54.00

Strippy Tubes and Triangles

This method of creating triangles takes you to a whole new level of easy! Plus, it's a fabulous way to make use of your ever-growing stash.

In this class, you will do strip sewing, make some diagonal cuts, and "Ta-Da!", there are blocks ready for creating a design and project (table runner, lap quilt, or wall hanging) of your choice. Join us for a fun, no-stress class!

Basic rotary cutting and machine piecing skills encouraged.

This class ($54) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, October 24th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $54.00

Twisted Star Ornament

Just in time for Christmas! Come learn how to take fused fabric squares and easily cut, twist, and glue them into an adorable tree ornament or window hanging.

These are so fun to make you will want to create several for yourself and more for gift giving. The pattern we will use features 3 different size options.

This class is open to all skill levels.

This class ($24) will be taught by Jody Beck. Choose the morning or afternoon session. Class content is identical both sessions.

A required supply list (Jody's pattern plus fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, December 3rd from 9:00am to 11:00am
    12 seats remaining
    $24.00
  2. Thursday, December 3rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $24.00

Class Terms: Class payments are non-refundable less than two weeks prior to the class. If The Old Country Store needs to cancel a class due to inclement weather, an instructor with a family or medical emergency, or a class with two or fewer students, the class will be rescheduled as soon as possible or a full refund will be given.

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