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.

Beginning Quilting (3) Sessions 
 Beginning Quilting (3 of 3) Sessions                           
Feb 20  2pm or 6pm Extra Session if you need it to complete your project 
Jersey Gals Daytime Quilt Guild  
 

Jersey Gals Daytime Quilt Guild


Feb 20   10am


The Jersey Gals started at the Quilted Cow. They meet in the daytime 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! 
Beginning Quilting 
 Beginning Quilting 

Feb 20     2pm or 6pm                            Class Fee:  $20 plus pattern

Learn the basics of quilting techniques.  Start cutting out the pieces, sandwich it with batting and backing and then the final binding step.  Learn to quilt!!
Stitcher's Garden  
 Stitcher's Garden

Feb 21    10am, 2pm or 6pm

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. 
Finishing School with our Staff  
 

Finishing School   


Feb 22   10am - 5pm (Diane)


Class Fee:  $20 ($10 for current class projects)


Have you started a project in class and need to get it finished?  Did you take a class and would like to make the project again but are just a little apprehensive?  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.  
Get to Know your Go! Cutter Better  
 Get to Know your Go! Cutter Better    

Feb 25   1pm or 6pm            

Class Fee:  Free if your cutter was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.


We love the AccuQuilt Go! Cutters. Have you got a cutter in the back of your sewing room your not using? It is time to get it out. This class will be showing you the basics of the cutter. Tips and techniques of quick and ACCURATE cutting! Fabrics will be provided. Learn about shortcuts for strips, binding and more. We have a lot of plans for upcoming projects and this will give you a starter for basics. Come and join the fun. 
Get to Know Your Floriani Better  
 Get to Know Your Floriani Better Feb 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. 
Paper Pieced Easter Egg Banner  
 
Paper Pieced Easter Egg Banner

Feb 27    1pm or 6pm

Class Fee:    $10 plus pattern

This paper pieced pattern can be used to create a simple wall decoration or coasters.  These designs would also look great on towels or a child's garment.  Kits will be available for a fee.
Floriani Project  
  Floriani Project Feb 28   10am - 4pm 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. 
 Free Friday #1     
  Free Friday #1

Mar 1    10am -10pm;  March 15 10am - 10pm FREE!


Sew for Fun! Sew for Free! Bring finger food to share.  This is a day for sewing and fellowship.  Not a class day. Think bunnies and chicks and start your Easter projects!!!  We really like to see everyone and their projects! Two fun times this month.


 Edge to Edge Quilting 
 Machine Embroidery Edge to Edge Quilting

Mar 4    10am - 3pm                                                        Class Fee:  $20 plus software


If you don’t have the interest in machine quilting the traditional way or the patience to learn free motion quilting, you will LOVE this class! Machine such as the MC12000,14000,15000 and the 500E have hoops large enough to do this. Machines need to have at least a 6” x 10” embroidery field.  There are designs for all occasions. Check out our large selection of Edge to Edge Quilting designs. What to bring info will be provided at registration but a small baby size quilt will be great to work on.


20% Bag 
 20% Bag

Mar 5 10am - 3pm 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.


 Applique Owl Table Runner 
 

Applique Owl Table Runner

Mar 6 10am- 3pm Class Fee:  $20 plus purchase of book


Sherry will guide you through the basics of applique as you make this table runner. It will cheer up any table. Fabric requirements are in the book. Kits will be available at $12.50 each, but you MUST call at least one week in advance to give time to prepare them.


Get to Know Your 15000 Better 
 Get to Know Your 15000   Mar 11   10am  Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class.


Diane will be showing you things about your MC15000 that may help you navigate through the machine more quickly. Concentration will be on refreshing you on the wonderful functions and features of the machine. We will also be covering some of the new updated options. Come and see what’s next with our 15000 lessons!


Finishing School with our Staff  
 Finishing School with our Staff   Mar. 12 (Sherry); Mar 21 (Sue); &  Mar 22 (Diane) 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!


 Imagine Quilt 
  

Imagine Quilt


Mar 13   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.  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.


Stitcher's Garden   
 Stitcher's Garden

Mar 14    10am, 1pm or 6pm;  Mar 16   10am 

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. 
 In the Hoop Blackboard Bag 
  

In the Hoop Blackboard Bag


Mar 18   10am - 3pm Class Fee:  $20.00 includes 1 design


These fun Blackboard Bags showcase creative hand drawn designs that feature sewing sayings! These beautifully decorated bags are embroidered in your hoop; that means no additional sewing! Bring a 14” zipper and thread to match. ANY COLOR. Will be stitched on black. Possibilities are endless.


 Get to Know Your 500E Better 
  

Get to Know Your 500E Better


Mar 23   10am - noon          Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.

The Janome MC500E is an embroidery only machine. It comes with four hoops and the software to send designs to the machine or your  USB drive. Such a fun addition to any room. This class is dedicated to get you to using the machine. Many new functions are available right on the machine to edit and create designs. Bring your machine, cord and your hoops and accessories.


500E  Software

 

Mar 23   1pm

     

Bring your laptop with the program loaded. We will be maneuvering through the program to continue learning what you can do with the MC500E. You will love it! It is a definite favorite! It is so easy to send designs to the machine and start stitching.


 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.



 

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!