Times Square Sewing Classes

At Times Square we believe the best way of learning is doing.  This belief sets the tone for our many educational classes. Enjoy learning from experienced instructors with hands-on lessons.  Whether you are interested in getting to know your new machine or ready to create a stunning quilt, our classes will help you achieve your goals.  Classes are offered for ALL sewing levels in ALL types of sewing. Just ask!

Signing up for Our Classes

  • To allow for proper preparation, register for classes at least 1 week in advance.  If remaining seats are available after this time, we will try to accommodate you, but can make no guarantees.  
  • In addition, customers enjoy 10% off the day of their class.  It's a great way to learn about a new tool and get one for your private stash.  
  • Registration can be made in the store or by phone. Please remember that the full class fee is required to guarantee your seat.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and any other applicable documents.  Supply lists can be picked up in the store, or emailed.
Every month, we offer a variety of classes to introduce participants to new techniques, fun designs, specific sewing machine education, and more.  The list below describes classes offered.  Please check out our calendar on the homepage to view our current schedule.  Is there a class you want, but it's not on the calendar?  Let the store know of your interest.  A class can be scheduled with 3 or more participants.

 GO! AccuQuilt Fun 

Go! AccuQuilt Fun

June 24   1pm or 6pm Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Make the cute Go! EAT Placements.  Finished size is 16” x 12”. A cute addition to any kitchen table. 
 Applique 101  

Applique 101

June 25   2pm - 4pm Class Fee:   $20 plus $5.00 kit fee

This class will guide you through the process of appliquing. This easy project is a summer towel for your kitchen or a great gift idea. Beginners. An open toe applique foot is required for the class. Thread colors will be provided when you register. 

 Stitcher's Garden
Stitcher’s Garden July 6 10am - 3pm; July 11 10am - 5pm Registration is $35. Each pattern thereafter is $20.00                
There are 12 patterns in all.  This is an ongoing project that you can join anytime.  Learn more about your sewing machine, threads and needles.  Sue will teach you each month about a new presser foot or sewing technique.  Registration cost includes a three-ring binder with basic and finishing instructions as well as your first monthly pattern. Lessons are very flexible, come and go as needed. 
Custom Quilting with Edge to Edge

Custom Quilting with Edge to Edge 

July 9   10am - 5pm

Make a table runner and finish it with custom quilting and borders.  The instructions and embroidery files in the book give you everything you need to take a quilt from start to finish.
Quilts of Valor Sew Days

Quilts of Valor Sewing Days  

July 12   10am - 10pm; July 13   10am - 3pm Class Fee:  FREE

Come join us and bring your favorite sewing buddies to sew on your Quilt of Valor or help someone else that is working on theirs.  The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.  Come see how you can get involved.  We have a tub for donations of red, white, blue or gold fabrics, backing and batting.
KIDS CAMP July 15 - July 17    10am - noon Advanced; 2pm - 4pm Beginners Class Fee: $399 includes computerized JANOME sewing machine                                   $79.99 if students has machine (Children must be 8 years or older) Beginners - Get to know your sewing machine class, make a pillowcase and small tote bag. Advanced - Make a jacket.

Imagine Quilt


Imagine Quilt

July 18    10am - noon Class Fee:  $20 plus book

Create adorable motivational mini quilts, a series of small projects or combine them for one exciting Block-of-the-Month quilt! Designed by Nancy Halvorsen. Sherry will teach you applique skills. Each block can be made individual so join a class anytime! Easy enough for a beginner too. Kits are available upon request at $10.00 per block.
Finishing School with Diane    
Finishing School with our Staff July 19    10am - 5pm (Diane); July 24   10am - 5pm (Sherry) Class Fee:  $20 ($10 for current class projects)
Have you started a project in class and need to get it finished? Come and spend the day working on it with guidance from our instructors. Let us know what project you will be working on when you register. If you need assistance on machines or software this is your opportunity to name your own class! Be sure to bring all of your supplies!
Featherweight Fun  

Featherweight Fun  

July 20   10am - 3pm Class Fee: FREE

Come and join the group to learn more about your machine and complete a small project. Bring your machine and white thread. Kit will be provided.
Craft ‘N Cut Edge Class 

Craft ‘N Cut Edge Class

July 22 10am-4pm Class Fee: $20.00

Diane is offering another machine embroidery applique project class utilizing the Artistic Edge Cutter and the Craft ‘N Cut software. This lesson will guide you through using the Craft ‘N Cut software and a machine embroidery design from Hope Yoder and cutting the applique pieces electronically with the Edge cutter.

River Country Quilt Show 

River Country Quilt Show

July 26   10am - 5pm; July 27   10am - 4pm Admission::  $6.00

The quilt show is at Jacksonville High School, 1211 North Diamond, Jacksonville, IL. Come enjoy all the things this show has to offer. Bed turnings, over 200 quilts displayed, Textile Art Silent Auction, vendor booths, quilt show t-shirts on sale, raffle baskets and ironing system, concessions, scissor sharpening, quilt appraisals. Join in the fun!
Floriani Project


Floriani Project

July 29   10am - 2pm (Group #1); July 31 10am - 2pm (Group #2)

Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Sue is introducing new fun techniques using a traditional appliqué pattern and machine embroidery. We are creating blocks from Amy Bradley's Garden Quilt pattern. Floriani FTC-U software is being used. This class is full! Leave your name if you would like to get into the next project session. We prefer to have smaller classes so everyone leaves feeling confident enough about the program to use it at home. THIS CLASS IS FULL - leave your name if you would like to get into the next project session.
Get to Know Your Floriani Better 

Get to Know Your Floriani Better   

July 30   10am - noon

Class Fee:  Free if your FTC-U program  was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class.

Sue will be guiding you through some of the program’s features each month. Bring your laptop with the program and the latest update loaded. Keep up to date with the program features. New features are constantly being added. Don’t miss out.

 Jersey Gals Daytime Quilt Guild

The Jersey Gals started at the Quilted Cow. They meet in the daytime (third Wednesday of every month) so those who prefer not to get out in the evening have a great choice. This group has a very good time sharing their interest in Quilting. Come and visit their meeting!

The Lincoln Land American Sewing Guild neighborhood “Jacksonville group” meets at 6:30 pm at Times Square Sewing on the first Tuesday of each month. Occasionally the meeting is moved due to holidays or other Guild functions. Check calendars. Be our guest and see what guild is all about. We share the love of sewing. All types! Sewing, garments, quilting and even crafting. March program will be given by Sue on how to clean your sewing machine. Please call and reserve a spot if you would like to come.

Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild meets at Times Square Sewing at 6:30 pm thee second Wednesday of each month. This group is great to share their love of quilting. All skill level of stitchers are welcomed. Fun programs are planned monthly. Annual dues is only $20.00. Come and be our guest and check it out!