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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

HOURS:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-6pm
Tues & Thur  9am - 8pm

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Classes


This class is a class where you will learn the basics of raw-edge applique. All the fabric for the Applique kits are (provided with the instructions) to complete the top. There are many ways to applique, we will share a few tips to make these kits super easy and fun!

Cost: $ 25.00
Just a half hour! Stop in for a FUN lunchtime project idea. Some will be by hand, some by machine. These project ideas will only take half an hour to learn and take home! This is a FREE class, however, you MUST sign up so that we will have the supplies available for you!

Cost: $ FREE
Just a half hour! Stop in for a FUN lunchtime project idea. Some will be by hand, some by machine. These project ideas will only take half an hour to learn and take home! This is a FREE class, however, you MUST sign up so that we will have the supplies available for you!

Cost: $ FREE
If you are just a beginning adult sewer, join Jo in any or all of these fun outfits! Many can be completed in a VERY short time! Pick a pattern, some ideas are below (all are available at The Sewing Circle.) Have some fun making something simple and then advance on to more intermediate skills.

Cost: $ 75.00
Ready for the next step in garment sewing? We are ready for you. Let us help you pick a pattern that will allow you to learn more and end up with a fun garment!

Cost: $ 75.00
This Quilt Sampler is made of traditional blocks, using Christmas fabrics. You can use any fabrics: a collection you love, batiks, linens, or fabrics you have to make a scrappy quilt. You will learn many different techniques and tricks to make piecing more precise and fun!

Cost: $ 110.00
The Dresden Quilt Block gained popularity in America in the 1930"s. The origins of this design is said to have come from Dresden, Germany inspired by baroque art and porcelain designs. We will reference many sources, but our main text will be Distinctive Dresdens. Each student will choose their own project. All patterns can be modified to make them simpler or more difficult.

Cost: $ 75.00
This bi-monthly club is for those Husqvarna Viking EPIC and EPIC 960 owner who wants to learn MORE about their EPIC!

Cost: $ 45.00
Each month try a new technique with your embroidery machine. Bring your embroidery machine and the supplies listed in the supply list or just come and observe. Either way, learn some new techniques and have some fun making new friends!

Cost: $ 20.00
Whether you have a Performance or Creative ICON, here is the club for you! This is a bi-monthly club for both PFAFF icon and Performance Icon owners who want to learn MORE about their machine!. Learn fun things to do with your new best friend! Project topics and pictures will be posted here monthly.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn all the fun things you can do with your Premier+ or Premier+2 Embroidery Software. This club is FREE to those who purchased their software from The Sewing Circle!

Cost: $ 25.00
Join us in learning different, fun, cute and challenging projects you can do with your serger!

Cost: $ 25.00
UFO
Don't know what a UFO is? Unfinished Object! We all have them. Join us for some fun sewing. This year, it is bring your dinner and we will sew until 10pm. Sewing, eating, movies, music! What fun!

Cost: $ FREE
This free motion class is for Home Sewing (Tabletop) machines only. This is a prerequisite to free-motion club and basic free-motion thread painting. Start with the basics and learn how to move in a free-motion fashion.

Cost: $ 30.00
Use the Free-Motion Mastery in-a-month program, just a little slower. Let us help you learn how to free-motion in a fun new way that will make sense and actually work! Candy has done the program and LOVED it! Come in and see her sample! She will personally tell you that she was timid about free-motion until she started this program. Now she soars!

Cost: $ 150.00
Come learn free motion with Rulers - Westalee style. If you have no experience or have some experience, come and try different designs with the ruler sets by Westalee. This is a workshop style club. Come to the ones that you are interested in and skip the ones that don't suit your fancy. This is FREE if you bought the Ruler set for that month from The Sewing Circle (TSC).

Cost: $ 20.00
Mondo/Midi bag. A super large bag to carry EVERYTHING! Perfectly-matched seams, easy construction, roomy, comfortable bag using Quiltsmart grid interfacing technique.

Cost: $ 35.00
Bag-It-Up: Retreat Bag - what a FUN and easy bag! You will want to make MANY

Cost: $ 30.00
This is a great way to learn how to use stretch fabrics. These cute animal beds are made with minky or fleece and cotton. You will stuff the bed and if time allows, make a coordinating blanket. You can see that they are well-loved!

Cost: $ 30.00
Make one of these beautiful zigzag stitched bowls. We will teach you a great technique using fusible interfacing! You can ALSO make the Camden BAGS! Large or small!

Cost: $ 45.00
Finished size: 30" x 44" One Jelly Roll, one roll of pre-cut batting (or cut your own), thread and a sewing machine. Super easy project! Jelly Roll Rug Pattern can be used with the two rolls of 25 yards Katahdin On-A-Roll Batting or one roll of 50 yards Katahdin On-A-Roll Batting.

Cost: $ 35.00
4 ways to make Pillows! Pillows for every room of your house or as gifts! Have you ever thought, " I sew, I can make that!"? Here is your chance to learn from a master! Candy owned a custom decorating business and she will share with you her tricks that make pillows easy and fun!

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to sew with Jo. Just for the kids! Ages 8+ (must start with a pillowcase and zipper bag). This fun class is an experiment of what you and your sewing friends can make that will inspire your mind and tickle your fingers! A little bit of fabric, trim, thread and a LOT of imagination. Throw in someone who can help you make that creation come to life!

Cost: $ 18.00
Have fun making some basic projects while learning basic sewing skills. Help from the instructor to, pick your own project to continue your sewing education and fun.

Cost: $ 17.50
Learn how to make this ITH (In the Hoop ) Kimberbell- Fun with Fringe: Jars of Seasonal Flowers

Cost: $ 45.00
Create pretty stand-alone letters for framing, for wall decor, as a wreath accent, and more!

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn how to make this ITH (In the Hoop) Pickle Pie Designs: Zip it Up Monogrammed bag

Cost: $ 45.00
These club activities can not be purchased without signing up for this activity.Learn how to make this ITH (In the Hoop) Sweet Pea: Free-form Table Runner 2

Cost: $ 55.00
Learn how to make this ITH (In the Hoop) Machine Embroidered Mug Rug by Sweet Pea as part of our ITH Club.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn how to use your embroidery machine as an edge to edge quilting machine. What fun this will be! No long arm needed!

Cost: $ 65.00
Beginning Embroidery on stretch fabric. Learn the proper types of embroidery, needles, stabilizers & interfacings. Learn how to embroider on stretch fabric without having the "pucker"ing that can occur with non-stable fabrics.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Carol in making this creative quilt - Use fun fabrics and stitching with the embroidery machine to make it your unique hootiful quit!

Cost: $ 150.00
Learn how to make this ITH (In the Hoop) Machine Embroidered Quilted Basket by Kimberbell as part of our ITH Club.

Cost: $ 45.00
Chenille Pennant - Make this craft for you kid's room. Class Includes chenille letter, flower embellishment, ribbons and other embellishments.

Cost: $ 45.00
Woodland Animals- Like a Fox? is an expression meaning slyness, talent, or precision. So, when we say that you embroider like a fox, please know it?s a compliment. This clever cinch bag comes in five sizes from a 3 1/2" baby kit to her 12"mama. We adore the sweet ears that stand straight up and perfect pointed nose. Whether sitting on a nursery room shelf or filled with cosmetics as a gift for a foxy lady, this Clever Fox is fabulous fun to make.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn how to make chenille in the hoop. Come join the ITH (In the Hoop) Club as we make these adorable pot holders from Kimberbell.

Cost: $ 45.00
This colorful Pickle Pie clutch wallet is created in the hoop and provides lots of convenient slots for your credit cards, a zipper compartment for change, and full length slip pocket for bills. Because all the work is done in the hoop everything fits perfectly and look very professional. Coordinate your fabric choices with both the Sample Bag ITH project and the Phone Case ITH project and you'll have a matched set!

Cost: $ 40.00
Create a Place Mat or table protecting hot pad all in the hoop with your machine embroidery.

Cost: $ 40.00
Use your embroidery machine to create a case to protect your phone or tablet in the hoop.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn how to make this super fun ITH (In the Hoop) Machine embroidered Bag by Sweet Pea as part of our ITH Club. You must be part of the club to take this class. See club requirements below.

Cost: $ 45.00
Small Variation from "Round & Round we Sew" - this one is Embroidered! Check out the sample on the wall - TOO stunning!

Cost: $ 45.00
Using "Dream Big" digital print backgrounds by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero (Fort Collins, CO designer for Hoffman fabrics) and "Majestic Monarchs" embroidery designs by Carol Mancuso (Fort Collins, CO embroidery designer) to create these spectacular art-pieces for your space.

Cost: $ 65.00
Start with the original pattern "Pretty Posies" by Jane Spolar, some beautiful Northcott fabric and some delightful digitizing by Carol Mancuso and you have infinite possibilities! Make a 46" x 46" square version to use as a wall hanging or table topper, or make a 28" x 60" rectangular version to use as a large table runner or a bed runner from the original pattern, with a twist.....Embroidered. Carol will show you how to embroider the blocks and put them together with embroidered files.

Cost: $ 65.00
Supernova was designed by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero from Fort Collins, CO and dragonflies by JoAnnHoffman. They were digitized by our own Carol Mancuso who will be teaching the class. You will love taking the class! Embroider the dragonflies and place them creatively on the supernova fabric of your choice. This is a SUPER creative project that is stunning!

Cost: $ 65.00
Learn how to maintain and thread the 4 thread functions of your machine. Tension, stitch length, stitch width, differential, needle use and problems with stitches.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn to use your serger- 2 & 3 Thread functions. You should take Serger Owner's 1 before taking this class

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn the basics of your new serger: Coverstitch, chainstitch and 5 thread overlock. You should take Owner's 1 & 2 before you take this class

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn what all the feet for your machine and the optional accessory feet can do for your sewing. This is a technique class only. No project will be created. However, you may want to create your own resource manual just like the instructor! Let's work our way through the accessory guide!

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is for those who have just purchased a sewing machine. It is for Singer, Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF new machines ONLY. Topics to be covered: General maintenance, threading and selecting stitches on your sewing machine, needle know-how, thread know-how.

Cost: $ 60.00
This class is for those who have just purchased a Singer, Husqvarna-Viking or Pfaff sewing or embroidery machine. Learn to use advanced features of your sewing machine such as seams for different fabric types and weight, blind hem, buttonholes, sewing on stretch fabrics, denim hems, programming.

Cost: $ 60.00
This class is for those who have just purchased a Singer, Viking or Pfaff embroidery machine. Learn the basic embroidery features of your new embroidery machine

Cost: $ 60.00
Step-by-Step Exercises for Learning EQ8 Software This step-by-step class will follow the EQ8 Beginners lesson book and explain the whys and how-tos. The lessons are easy to follow and cover the basics of each of the three main worktables of EQ8. You will design quilts, draw blocks, import fabric scans, print patterns and calculate yardage estimates. We will guide you through the lessons and help you in the difficult areas. Book is required. Even if you?ve owned earlier versions of EQ, this book will introduce new features, while refreshing and energizing your approach to quilt design.

Cost: $ 25.00
Get to know the new EQ8 workspace by designing a basic quilt! Handouts will be provided. We will start with a simple quilt and then advance into more difficult projects. Purchase your EQ8 or EQ8 upgrade from The Sewing Circle, these classes are FREE!

Cost: $ 25.00
PREMIER+ 2 is the Ultimate Embroidery Software for any machine. Premier+2 is the current version of our Professional Software! ***If you have Premier+ (last year's version) or the Premier+ for Mac, you can attend this class also! Intro Class #1 will get you set up and ready to use the software. If you upgraded or just bought software for the first time, this class will help you setup the software, understand the settings, understand the tabs, ribbon-bars, modules and be ready to take on all the future classes and clubs. We will make a SIMPLE name tag as a starter activity.

Cost: $ 60.00
PREMIER+ 2 is the Ultimate Embroidery Software for any machine. ***If you have Premier+ (last year's version) or the Premier+ for Mac, you can attend this class also! The new software contains everything you love about the original software plus amazing new features like Word Sculpt Wizard, Bezier Curves, and Mitered Ends. Intro Class #1 will get you set up and ready to use the software. If you upgraded or just bought software for the first time, this class will help you setup the software, understand the settings, understand the tabs, ribbon-bars, modules and be ready to take on all the future classes and clubs. This class is the first class for all levels with purchased software. We will focus on the "Embroidery & Embroidery Extra" modules.

Cost: $ 60.00
Premier+2 Class #3: Embroidery and Embroidery Extra Features or ***If you have Premier+ (last year's version) or the Premier+ for Mac, you can attend this class also! This class will help you become familiar with the basic features in the Embroidery and Embroidery Extra Modules of Premier+2. We will discuss and play with the following features briefly. It is assumed that you will continue to play with these features on your own and in Software Club over the coming months. More information about advanced topics will be provided in software club and in advanced lessons provided in the Vantage program or the Learning Center. We will not go over these in great detail as there is TOO much to do in one class. We will however spend more time with each of these in more detail in club. We will focus in this class on discovering the features available in Embroidery Extra. Premier+2 Embroidery Extra or Premier+2 Ultra are required

Cost: $ 60.00
PREMIER+ 2 Ultra is the Ultimate Embroidery Software for any machine. ***If you have Premier+ (last year's version) or the Premier+ for Mac, you can attend this class also! The new software contains everything you love about the original software plus amazing new features like Word Sculpt Wizard, Bezier Curves, and Mitered Ends. We will focus in this class on discovering the features available in Embroidery Extra. Premier+2 Ultra is required.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn to quilt in two session. Start at the very beginning and complete your first quilt top. Easy quilt to whip out in a day.....great gift!

Cost: $ 30.00
Come and learn the Fiberworks method of fabric collage. This is the newest method in art quilting. Fast and a fun way to spend a creative afternoon with friends sharing flowers and creating beautiful artwork!

Cost: $ 25.00
Houses on the Hilltop - Learn EVERYTHING you need to FINISH a quilt in ONE QUILT! Learn to put borders on correctly so that you maintain a SQUARE quilt with no waves. Learn how to sandwich a quilt for tabletop quilting. Quilt using a walking foot and a free motion foot. Apply a binding that will win awards!

Cost: $ 40.00
Join Jim and make this fun table runner - paper piecing style. Go a little overboard and make it into a quilt!!!

Cost: $ 90.00
Quick and easy beginner quilt. This is a fun quilt to use pre-cuts.

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Sue in creating wonderful stain-glass effects utilizing fabric!

Cost: $ 45.00
Take your favorite T-shirts and make them into a Memory Quilt! You will learn how to stabilize the t-shirts, different methods of joining the blocks and then you can DESIGN! This class will also discuss the actual quilting and binding

Cost: $ 45.00
Another fun & easy paper piecing quilt top class just for you. You will enjoy this quilt top and some fun techniques to make it even easier.

Cost: $ 55.00