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.

20% Bag                              Dec 2  10-2                   Class Fee: $20 plus $20 kit fee

 Diane will make this class fun as you make a discount tote bag with our Logo. Fabrics will vary. Bring your completed bag shopping and receive 20% off regular priced items you purchase on days you attend class or any Saturday. Bring it to quilt shows we are vendors at and receive your discount too. No expiration date. Bags made in Quincy and Springfield TSSC are still honored also.

Holiday Open House
  United Way Fun! Dec 2   3-6
Stop in and do your Christmas shopping or make your wish list. Visit with the 2019 C0-Chairs David and Nicole Meyer as we teach them to use a sewing machine! Part of our sales that evening will go to the Prairie Land United Way. David and Nicole will be making Christmas Towels that will be for sale too. Come in and join the fun. We will have refreshments and door prizes too.

Kimberbell Hello Sunshine Machine Embroidery              Dec 5 10-4                         Class Fee: $20

Sherry will teach you new techniques each class  as you make this adorable quilt. This months project will be stitching the word blocks. Don’t wait too long to join the fun! Kits are available.

Free Friday Open Sew Day             Dec 6 10 - 5  & 5-10         Class Fee:  FREE

Free Sew Day. Time to work on those Christmas projects.  This is a day for sewing and fellowship.  This is not a class day, so an instructor will not be available in the classroom.  Bring finger food to share.

Custom Quilting by Machine                                         Dec 9   10-4           Class Fee: $20 plus book
Diane will teach you another way to enjoy your embroidery machine. Large hoops and magnets are suggested.  You will be making a table runner to quilt during class. Sign up early to insure a book and to complete your table runner before class

Imagine Quilt Dec 12  10-12 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 as you learn machine applique! Designed by Nancy Halvorsen. Sherry will teach you applique skills. Each block can be made individually 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 Dec 13   10 - 5 (Sherry). Dec 20   10 - 5 (Sue).Dec 21 10-3 (Diane)                 Class Fee:  $20 

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! Call for other days possible this month. We have several days for you to come and stitch your projects for the holidays. Name your own class.


Featherweight Club                         Dec 14         10 – 3                                                            Class Fee: FREE

Join the group to learn more about your machine and complete a small project . We are making a   

Christmas Project this month.  Bring your machine and enjoy the fun. Supply list will be provided when you register. Optional kits available for $10.00.


Artistic Edge Cutter/Craft ‘N Cut Software         Dec 16 10-4 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. 


Too Easy Ruler Project Dec 17   1-5 Class Fee: $20
A monthly class to learn many ways to use one ruler. Diane will show you options you have with the Too Easy Ruler.  For borders, trims and even full quilts. Make a quilt from rows you make each month with the “Too Easy” Ruler from Sewing

Revolution.  A bonus offered project will be each month too!  This class would be great for beginners.


Stitcher’s Garden Dec 26    10 - 5                    Registration is $35  Each pattern thereafter is $20.00 per pattern               
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. You pay for patterns, not the lesson or the sit and sew. 


Get to Know Your Floriani Better                Dec 30 Beginners 10 - 12           Past Attendees 2-4
                                                              Class Fee:  Free if your FTC-U program  was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class.

One of the great benefits of the Floriani FTC-U is that every upgrade is FREE. This class is created to teach you the basics of the program and to keep your program up to date. 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. If you need assistance in updating your program call Sue to arrange coming to class early. Keep up to date with the program features. New features are constantly being added. Don’t miss out.