The Quilt Patch
Classes: Machine Piecing

10381 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 703-273-6937

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

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Classes on this page concentrate on patterns, books, & special machine piecing techniques.

Students: Please remember that you must be comfortable using your sewing machine if you wish to take a machine-oriented class. If you cannot bring your machine, ask about reserving one of our Bernina classroom machines. IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE REQUIRED BOOKS, PATTERNS, ETC., PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE TO ASSURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH IN STOCK FOR CLASS NEEDS. We can reserve your items for you.

Anybody Can Make This Table Runner
Repeat 4 simple blocks (2 seams each), add narrow sashing with corner stones and itís DONE! Itís easy to finish in time for the holidays and really pretty in holiday prints, but great in any prints. Make one for all of your family and friends. Almost everyone will finish the top in class. *Sewing machine required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $30
SAT 10:30am-1:30pm: (2017) SEP 30
Beginners ................................................................ Instructor, Leslie Pfeifer


*NEW*   Cat'itude

Cat'itude
Using one of the most versatile blocks in quilt making, youíll love the barn-raising setting, but there are endless other possibilities.Any log cabin arrangement is an option. Bring bag lunch. *Sewing machine and book required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) SEP 09
All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Nancy Karpowicz


*NEW*   Drunkard's Path
Learn the basics of curved piecing while exploring the many setting options of this versatile block. You may choose the size of your square depending on your comfort level with sewing curves. Our model is a table runner but you may make any size project you wish. A limited number of kits are available in the colors of the model. *Sewing machine and templates required. Bring bag lunch. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $36
SAT 10:30am-2:30pm: (2017) SEP 16
Adv Beginner, Intermediate ................................................................ Instructor, Leslie Pfeifer


*NEW*   Log Cabin/Courthouse Steps
These two variations of the beloved log cabin block meld together into a lovely quilt. You can make it traditional or contemporary depending on your fabric choices. What a great quilt for someone starting their quilt making quest because the sewing is super easy but the result is super exciting. *Sewing machine required. Bring bag lunch. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) OCT 07
All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Nancy Karst


*NEW*   North To Alaska

North To Alaska
The quilt has eight modified turnstile blocks set on point with sashing and cornerstones. We will be using a quick piecing technique to create the quarter square triangles that will spin in the same direction to create the spinning star effect. Also learn to piece a partial seam block (the star blocks). There will be lots of tips to make your piecing more accurate. After all, we like things that go together. Bring bag lunch, *Sewing machine required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) SEP 30
All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Kathy Lincoln


*NEW*   Rainbow Swirls
Sew off-set log cabin blocks in either color wheel prints or choose a single color in variety of shades to create this beautiful and easy quilt. There are many setting options available and that gives individual interpretation for each student. *Sewing machine and pattern required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) NOV 04
All Levels ................................................................ Instructor, Susan Jones


*NEW*   Starry Path
This is one of those patterns that canít be cut with rulers, but why miss out on this terrific when you can cut it out with perfectly accurate templates by Marti Michell? Secondary patterns emerge when the blocks are sewn together and the coloring options are endless. Youíll also learn how to work with bias edges successfully. *Sewing machine required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
MON 10:30am-4:30pm: (2018) JAN 15 (HOLIDAY)
Intermediate, Advanced ................................................................ Instructor, Leslie Pfeifer


*NEW*   Substitute Teacher
This is a 7-patch block with an unusual piecing arrangement. Made with Marti Michell templates, the sewing is easy and accurate. Explore a variety of color combinations for a super interesting quilt for either guys or gals. Bring bag lunch. *Sewing machine and templates required. Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2018) JAN 27
All Levels ................................................................ Instructor, Kathy Gray


The Farmer's Wife
As promised, we are offering this popular Block of the Month again. You will learn to make the blocks using Marti Michellís perfect templates and we will plan the lessons to keep similar styles of blocks together. Ask for supply list. Book required. Lecture/demo format. Ask for a supply list. 10 Sessions, $125
SAT 10:00am-1:00pm: (2017) NOV 18
2017: SAT 10:00am-1:00pm: (2017) AUG 26, SEP 23, OCT 21

Adv. Beginner ................................................................ Instructor, Kathy Gray


The T-Shirt Quilt

The T-Shirt Quilt
We all know someone who canít throw away their old T-shirts. Keep those memories close, save drawer space and put them together into a quilt. Whether they are sports shirts, school shirts, or vacation shirts, they will make a great gift for kids, spouses, etc. Setting possibilities will also be explored. *Sewing machine required. Bring bag lunch. Ask or click here for a supply list. 1 Session, $49
MON 10:00am-4:00pm: (2018) FEB 19 (HOLIDAY)
All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Linda Cooper