Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fall 2013l SBTS Dates

 Save these dates for the fall Sewing By The Sea

Wednesday, November 6 through
Sunday November 10, 2013

at the Grand Hotel, Ocean City, Maryland

The flier with complete information will be posted later.

Workshops Spring 2013

SBTS Spring 2013

to register e-mail Sandy
by March 10

1.   TITLE:  Ten Minute Table Runner & 12 Minute Gift Bag

DESCRIPTION: You won’t believe how fast and easy these attractive table runners are! They are made with 2 coordinating fabrics. You can match your décor or choose a theme  (like Happy Birthday) or do any combination you want. The possibilities are endless.  An added bonus is that in just minutes you can turn the table runner into a gift bag.  Judy will demo the process and then you can sew on your own.


KIT: Directions are provided.

BRING: For each runner or gift bag you need two coordinating cotton fabrics. For the center of the runner you will need 1/3 yard (12”). For the back and edging you need ½ yd (18”). Coordinating sewing thread. Basic machine sewing supplies.  Optional: Buttons or tassels for embellishment.  For the bag – a large snap or velcro dot.


DAY & TIME: Friday 9:30 to 10:30 AM

2. TITLE: Fun home décor:  Bias rugs

DESCRIPTION: This clever bias rug is a fun accessory for any decorating scheme. You will be amazed at how easy the construction is. Once you understand the process you can make the size you want with the fabrics that are perfect for you. Clare will demo the process and then you can work on your own.


KIT: Directions are provided.

BRING: If you are interested in making this you will need foundation fabric which is heavy striped cotton ticking or some kind of twill that will have lines on it to guide the stitching. That foundation should measure at least 16" x 26" but can be larger if you desire.  You can finish the edges ahead of time by using steam a seam 2 to just turn under the 4 edges of the foundation. 5 to 6 yards (measurement is before ruffling) of cotton bias (2" wide) that has been ruffled down the middle. (Note:  The bias strips do NOT have to be connected. They can be the same or coordinating fabrics.) You can do your favorite way of making the ruffles (gathers if you will) but Clare will have her Bernina ruffler attachment that she is willing to share. She will have detailed printed instructions.

WORKSHOP LEADER: Clare Macuirles

DAY & TIME: Friday 11AM to noon

3. TITLE:  Origami Paper Gift Box

DESCRIPTION: Using assorted scrap papers (magazine pages, wrapping papers, construction and origami papers, etc.), scissors and very simple folds, you will learn to form a lidded box for that weensy special gift or a secret love message or a lunch box note.


KIT: Assorted scrap papers will be provided.

BRING: Paper scissors and a few paper scraps if desired, minimum size 4” x 4,” 2 pieces needed.


DAY & TIME:  Friday 1 PM to 2 PM  

4. TITLE:  Mug Cover

DESCRIPTION:  This clever mug cover has 8 pockets on the outside and 6 on the inside. You will find this a handy accessory for the sewing room, kitchen or on your dresser. They make a great gift.  Lillian will guide you through the whole process. Most people will complete the project in class.

CLASS SIZE: 2 min - 20 max

KIT:  $10. All supplies, including fabric, batting, velcro, plastic and mug.  .   

BRING: Sewing machine. Sewing thread.

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lillian Kreider

DAY & TIME: Friday 2:00 - 3:30 PM   

5. TITLE: A funny, freaky, scrap happy, crazy quilt square concept!

DESCRIPTION: First, I am not a "real" quilter. I just have fun making quilts for charity from donated scraps and I tired of the "set" ways being used...sooo...I just started sewing scraps together helter-skelter and then cutting the squares to the size desired. No base, no plan, no pizza cutter thingy, no mat,  no real rules except each seam has to be straight, not curved.

Join me for a fun concept that my quilt guru says she has not seen done this way before, though some of you "real" quilters may have. J
These blocks make great table runners, place mats, lap quilts, and even full quilts .  They can be crazy quilt embroidered too.


KIT:  No

BRING: Bring scraps (color coordinated if desired)  Strips, squares, triangles, just cut offs, etc. ....A great place to get the scraps is the Free table!  A few  scraps do need to be about 10" long. Bring scissors, sewing machine and thread  and your sense of fun!.    We can all sew together or watch me a couple of times then sew at your tables


DAY & TIME:   Saturday 11 AM to noon