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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fall Sewing and Quilting Classes in Salt Lake Valley at Fabric Center

We have (finally) finished arranging our fall sewing and quilting class schedule after a few delays due to illness (don't worry, everyone is feeling better and healthy again!). Yay!

If you live in the Salt Lake area, along the Wasatch Front, or in Northern Utah in general, take a day to indulge yourself and expand your creativity; enroll in one of our classes and have a blast! Here is just a sampling of some of our classes, you can find out more information in our links or on our website.

Machine Applique:

 Want to learn an easier method to applique besides by hand? Learn some tips and tricks to a new method of machine applique that people will swear looks likes it's hand made! Class takes place Saturday, November 1st from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and costs $25 plus the cost of supplies.

This is a sample from the last offering of this class. Can you tell it's done by machine? 
Instead of the picture above, you will actually be learning how to make the pattern below: Bertie's Winter by Bonnie Sullivan. There is an alternative project for this class if you decide this is not your style; the choice is yours.

My Favorite Bag:

The name says it all: this will become your favorite bag after you learn to make this cute and functional bag -- guaranteed to get you lots of compliments from your friends and family. This bag features a stylish large bow in the front, decorative grommets and lots of pockets. This class will be held Tuesday, October 7th from 4:30 to 8:30 pm and costs only $20 plus your supplies. 

Sewing with Knits I:

Learn basic tips and tricks when sewing with knits as well as a rundown of basic pattern drafting! This is a multi-functional class by not only teaching you how to sew a stylish knit maxi skirt, but you will also learn how to make after you've drafted your own skirt pattern using your unique body measurements! You will be able to keep you pattern to allow you to make countless more comfy skirts for the fall! This class takes place Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. The class costs $20 plus the cost of your supplies. 

Mariner's Compass: 

Learn the basics of quilting using a foundation paper piecing method while making the classic and traditional Mariner's Compass quilt. This class will be held Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and costs $25 plus the cost of your supplies. 

Beginning Tatting:

This is a dying art that we'd like to see make a come back! Similar to crochet, this is a lacework art using a shuttle to create a single knot that you then manipulate to make a world of lovely and delicate designs. This class will be held 4 Fridays during the month of September ( the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This class costs $40 plus your supplies. 

Beginning Adult Sewing

If you've been dying to learn to sew or if you are just starting out and would like to learn professional tips and tricks to better and more polished sewing results, enroll in our Beginning Adult Sewing class. You will learn basics like sewing in a straight line, machine maintenance as well as how to sew a button hole and how to install a zipper. This class will take place over the course of 4 evenings in October and November (October 9th, 17th, 30th and November 6th) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Class costs $40 plus your supplies. 

You will learn to make these cute decorative pillows as you learn the basics.
Beginning Youth Sewing:

Is your child interested in learning to sew? Enroll him or her in a youth sewing class with us! They will learn the basics beginning from hand sewing up to sewing a straight seam, machine maintenance, and more while making easy and fun projects. This class is taught by Peggy, a patient and fun teacher who emphasizes growing you child's self-esteem along with their growing sewing skills. 

This class is an ongoing class, scheduled 3 to 4 Thursday evenings a month. The class costs $40 a month plus the cost of supplies. To see dates of upcoming classes, check out our Youth Sewing Class page on our website. 

If you would like any additional information about any of our classes, or to suggest a class you would like to see offered at Fabric Center, shoot us an email to

To enroll in any of the classes above, come in and pay us a visit or give us a call at (801) 561-8726. 

Make sure to check out our Classes Rules and Terms before enrolling. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Block of the Month Recap

Another month and another two blocks for our Block of the Month photo recap! These ones are pretty simple this time, but just remember: if at any time you need help or are lost feel free to call Sandra, the instructor, or come in to the store with your instructions.