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Finishing School Pt 4 of 6

Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:30 am

Level of Difficulty
Advanced Beginner

Tammy Larson


Finishing School Syllabus

Course Overview

This class encourages you to finish 4 quilts. The quilt tops are basic and will teach or help you perfect piecing skills. Each quilt will be the medium on which you apply the quilting/finishing techniques included in every lesson. The goals for class are to stretch your quilting out of your comfort zone and make you fearless!

Class Time

The 3rd Saturday of the month   Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2018

Demo at 9:30 a.m.

Need help outside of class?  Office hours are Third Thursday of the month from 3-5p.m.  Or, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. -Noon (if there are no other events scheduled during that time.)  Those times won’t work?  Talk to your teacher.


Course Materials

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Neutral thread for piecing, 50 weight, 100%cotton
  • Sharp needles in a size 11 or 12
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
  • Marking tools (chalk, frixion, or other)
  • Additional fabrics according to patterns (given in class)

Provided Materials

Provided with your paid class fee:

  • Charm pack each pattern
  • Pattern for each quilt
  • List of additional fabrics needed with the patterns
  • Coupon with pattern

Optional Materials

Helpful but not required, you will have an opportunity to try these before purchase.

  • Block Lock ½ square triangle ruler
  • Lazy girl Flying geese OR bloc loc flying geese ruler
  • Long narrow removable lip edge ruler
  • Golden Threads paper

Course Objectives


Month Demo/lecture Subject Homework
Sept. 16 Quilting tools- lecture Applique-Demo-Binding Button top
Oct. 21 Quilt- As-You-Go in sections/walking foot/flying geese Finish Button top/Start Tree Top
Nov. 18 Quilt-As-You-Go center out in rows on full back/decorative stitches/half-square triangles Finish Tree top/Start Mt. Top
Dec. 16 Quilt with your embroidery machine/quilting with golden threads papers/free motion quilting Finish MountainTop/Guppies Top
 Jan. 20  Quilting with templates  Finishing Instruction on Guppies
Feb.17  Finishing Party-Show and Tell-Snacks

Final Presentation


February 17 Bring your finished quilts and/or tops to show off

Homework Policy

You are not required to comefor recess (supervised sewing), or to come with finished tops. That said your investment in this course will have a greater return if you keep up with your homework. Assigned homework should be completed and returned for the next class period. Your ability to try the techniques will be diminished without your tops!

Additional Information

If you need extra help, tutoring is available in the form of “stitchiatric help”

Our classroom is open most Tuesday and Thursdays from 10AM-Noon

Some instructors are available to answer questions and get you over road blocks.

Please check the website to see if stitchiatric is scheduled before coming in THANKS

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Contact Us

The Sewing Center Inc.
120 Knollwood Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701 USA
Phone: (605) 348-1010

Our Hours

Tuesday — Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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