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! Qube Mystery Quilt Ta Dah Party 
  

Go! Qube Mystery Quilt Ta Dah Party


Mar 25   4pm


We will be showing off our finished GO! Qube Mystery quilts. Diane is so anxious to see everyone’s quilt completed and quilted! We will have quite a party as we share the quilts. We will have refreshments and prizes. We have two Fun Fridays and a Finishing school before the party if you need a little more time to work on it. Let’s see how many are finished.


 Get to Know Your Floriani Better 
  

Get to Know Your Floriani Better


Mar 26   10am - 3pm         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. Latest update was posted the first of December. It consisted of fixes for a variety of issues.


 Get to Know Your 9400 Better 
 Get to Know Your 9400 Better    


Mar 27   10am    Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class


The Memory Craft 9400 is the most awesome sewing machine. It is our favorite machine! Diane will guide you through the wonderful features and functions of the machine. Bring your machine and everything that came with it. We will be showing you all about the new updated features too.


Floriani Project  
  

Floriani Project


Mar 28   10am - noon Class Fee: $20 plus pattern.


Sue will be introducing you to new fun techniques as we take a traditional applique pattern and make it with machine embroidery. Creating a block or two every month. We will be creating with the Floriani FTC-U software in the morning session and have an option to stitch in the afternoon 1pm - 4pm.


 Bailey Island Purse or Tote 
  

Bailey Island Hobo Bag


Mar 29  10am - 5pm Class Fee: $20.00 and pattern.


This tote bag or purse is made similar to the jelly roll rugs that are so popular. Sherry will guide you through the process. Do you have leftover batting?  How about 2 ½” fabric strips? Here’s a great way to use them up! Every color combination is awesome. Additional sessions will be added to complete.



 Floriani Project Lesson #2 
  Floriani Project Lesson #2

Apr 1   10am - 5pm                                Class Fee: $20 plus pattern

Sue will introduce you to new fun techniques using a traditional applique pattern and make it with machine embroidery. Create a block or two every month. We will be creating with the Floriani FTC-U software in the morning session and have an option to stitch in the afternoon 1pm - 4pm.
Imagine Quilt 

Imagine Quilt


Apr 4   2pm - 5pm     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. Kits are available upon request at $10.00 per block. Machine applique project. Although this project has been ongoing you could sign up for a month to learn the basic of machine applique and complete a cute mini wall quilt or pillow top.

Free Friday      
 Free Friday

Apr 5   10am - 10pm                                                Class Fee:  FREE 

Sew for fun!  Sew for Free!  Bring a finger food to share and experience a day of sewing and fellowship.  This is not a class day.  Continue finishing projects you have or begin a new project.  Starting new stuff is always fun!!
Get to Know Your 15000 Better  
  
 
Get to Know Your 15000   Apr 6   10am - noon; stitching session 1pm - 3pm Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25/class.


Learn about the Quilt Maker Accessory Upgrade and information on the optional new feet.


Chicken Table Runner  

Chicken Table Runner

Apr 8   10am - 3pm                                   Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Make this cute chicken table runner.  A delightful addition to any table. 
Get to Know Your Machine         
 Get to Know Your Machine

Apr 11   10am - 2pm                                  Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

This class is for all Janome models.  We will be learning about the functions and features of your specific model. 
Finishing School with our Staff  
 Finishing School with our Staff   Apr 12 (Diane); Apr 19 (Sue); &  Apr 26 (Sherry) 10am - 5pm 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.  Start the new year finishing projects! 
Artistic Edge Kimberbell  
 
Artistic Edge Kimberbell SVG Files

Apr 13   10am - 3pm                                Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Must  be able to have a 6x10 hoop or a hoop that supports a 6x10 design.  We will be using the Kimberbell Slice of Summer Pillow design.
Kimberbell Slice of Summer Pillow  
 
Apr 15   10am - 5pm                                Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Machine Embroidery.  Must  be able to have a 6x10 hoop or a hoop that supports a 6x10 design. Get rid of the winter blues and make this cute pillow to brighten your surroundings.  
Machine Embroidery Edge to Edge Quilt 
 Machine Embroidery Edge to Edge Quilt

Apr 17   10am - 3pm
Class Fee:   $20 plus pattern

Learn to use your embroidery machine to quilt  your quilts! Diane will lead you through the process. Great for charity quilting and baby quilts.
Stitcher's Garden 
 

Apr 18  10am or 6pm;  Apr 20   10am - 3pm

Registration:  $35; Each pattern thereafter is $20

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 technique.  Registration cost includes a three-ring binder with basic and finishing instructions as well as your first monthly pattern. 

Memory Bear  
 
Memory Bear

Apr 22   10am - 5pm                Class Fee:  $20

Transform any pre-loved clothing into a special bear to cherish as a reminder of your loved one.  This memory bear is just the right size to cuddle. 
Get to Know Your Floriani Better 
 

Get to Know Your Floriani Better


Apr 23   10am - 5pm         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.

Floriani Project  
 Apr 25   10am - noon; stitching 1pm - 3pm              
Class Fee: $20 plus pattern

Sue will introduce you to new fun techniques using a traditional applique pattern and make it with machine embroidery. Create a block or two every month. We will be creating with the Floriani FTC-U software in the morning session and have an option to stitch in the afternoon 1pm - 3pm. 
Get to Know Your Go! Cutter Better  
 Get to Know Your Go! Cutter Better

Apr 29   10am, 1pm, or 6pm                Class Fee:  Free if your cutter was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25/class

We love the AccuQuilt Go! Cutters.  Have you got a cutter in your sewing room that isn't being used!  It is time to get it operating.  This class will show you basics of cutter, tips and techniques of quick and accurate cutting!  Fabrics will be provided.  Learn about the shortcuts, binding and more.  We have lots of plans for upcoming projects and this will give you a start to begin.  Come join the fun. 
20% Bag   
20% Bag

Apr 30 10am - 2pm Class Fee:  $20 plus $20.00 kit fee


Diane will make this a fun lesson.  Make this great bag with our Logo. Fabrics vary.  Then, bring your 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 additional discounts. 
 

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!