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.

Craft 'N Cut

Artistic Edge Cutter/Craft ‘N Cut Software      

Sept 3    10am-4pm                                 

Class Fee: $20

Diane is offering another class utilizing the Artistic Edge Cutter and the Craft ‘N Cut software. This lesson will guide you through using the Craft ‘N Cut software to create SVG files to use with your Cutter.   Supply list is provided with registration.

Chenille It Fun Tote

Chenille It Fun      

Sept 7   10am - 3pm    

Class Fee: $20

Make a cute “fringe” tote.

“Chenille IT” is a fun technique;come make a cute tote.

Machine Embroidery Edge to Edge

Machine Embroidery Edge to Edge

Sept 9   10am - 4pm (Session 1);  Sept 23 10am - 4pm (Session 2)            

Class Fee:  $30 for both  sessions

Session 1 will be piecing the project 

Session 2 will be custom quilting in the hoop (ASQ22 Hoop)

T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt

Sept 11   10am - noon(Lesson 1)  Oct. 2 10am -(Lesson 2: Optional Fee $10)  Class Fee:  $20

Start a T-Shirt Quilt with Sherry. 

Lesson 1: How to prepare your shirts

Lesson 2: (Optional) Piecing the quilt

Imagine Quilt

Imagine Quilt

Sept. 12    10am - noon

Class Fee:  $20 per session 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 our Staff 

Finishing School with our Staff

Sept 13   10am - 5pm  (Diane)

Sept 20   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!

 Basic Paper Piecing

Basic Paper Piecing

Sept 14   10am - noon

Class Fee:  $20 plus book

Sherry will take you through the process of paper piecing.  

 Too Easy Rule Project

Too Easy Ruler Project

Sept 17   1pm and 6pm                

Class Fee  - Free Demo

Diane will show you the many options you have with this Too Easy Ruler.  From borders to trims to quilts. First class will be a demo and then we will decide if we want to make borders, trims or quilts.  

 20% Bag

20% Bag

Sept 18   2pm - 5pm

Class Fee:  $20 plus $20 kit fee

Diane will make this fun.  Make this great bag with our Logo.  Fabrics vary. Always bring your completed 20% bag and receive 20% off regular priced, in-stock items that you purchase on days you attend “paid” classes or any Saturday.  *You must have your bag with you. Watch for other special days, however it is best to carry it everywhere! You may be surprised at the additional discounts you can receive. 

 Kimberbell Hello Sunshine Embroidery and Regular Applique Inf. Meeting

Kimberbell Hello Sunshine Embroidery and Regular Applique Inf. Meeting

Sept 19   2pm and 6pm                  

Class Fee - Free info mtg. Book purchase required

Learn new techniques as you make this adorable quilt.  Sherry will show you what to expect and help you make a choice to make it with machine embroidery or machine applique.

 Floriani Project
 Floriani Project Sept. 24 10am - Noon(Group #1);  Sept. 25 10am - Noon (Group #2) Class Fee:  $20 per session plus pattern

Sue is introducing new fun techniques using a traditional applique 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 a smaller class so everyone goes away with confidence with the program to do your own thing!

 Stitcher's Garden

.Stitcher’s Garden

Sept. 26   10am - Noon   

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. If you have started this project in the past with us, come and get it finished. Let’s see it through.

Get to Know Your Floriani Better

Get to Know Your Floriani Better  

Sept. 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!