Sat, Dec 03|
IN PERSON: Sew Scrappy Potholders with Nancy Williams
Make your own potholders. By selecting your own fabrics you know it'll match your decor or make the perfect gift. Not only will you leave with at least one potholder, you'll have learned the skills you need to make a quilt. This class will be held at Ace Makerspace in Oakland.
Time & Location
Dec 03, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St #214, Oakland, CA 94608, USA
About the Event
IN PERSON: Class, Saturday, December 5th, 10AM - 3PM PST
Making a potholder is a perfect one to use up your fabric leftovers and be creative. You'll be making useful and decorative gifts, just in time for the holidays.
Nancy will walk you through everything you need to sew a potholder which, by the way, are the same skills you need to make a quilt, only do it small.
In this class, you will learn how to:
● cut fabric using a rotary cutter
● construct a simple quilt block
● to quilt all of the layers of your potholder together
● bind your potholder.
This is a beginner friendly class.
Skill level: ✂️✂️
You have used a sewing machine and maybe have a few projects under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn some piecing and quilting skills.
Supplies: We will provide the insulated batting and all the tools you need. You will receive the fabric requirements once you sign up.
Sewing Machines: If you would like to use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace (we highly recommend this for beginning sewists) please select the Use Ace Machine ticket. If you are comfortable and would like to use your own sewing machine please select the Use My Machine ticket. DO NOT purchase a Use My Machine ticket if you don't have a machine, it isn't working properly or you aren't comfortable operating it. We don't have extra machines you can use. If we have sold out of Use My Machine tickets, and you want to use your own machine, you may purchase a Use Ace Machine ticket.
About the instructor:
Nancy Williams has been sewing for longer than she cares to say - clothing for the kids and grands; a few wedding dresses; some tailoring. She began piecing quilts about 30 years ago and mostly quilting them on her domestic machine. After renting time on long arm quilting machines and liking it (a lot), she decided to purchase her own. Since then, she has been honing her art and skills on personal quilts, donation quilts and quilts of those she is honored to be trusted with.
This class is being held at the Ace Makerspace located at 6050 Lowell St, #206, Oakland CA 94608. Located where Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville come together and just a short hop from Ashby BART. Ace Makerspace is a nonprofit whose mission is bringing people together to create, learn and solve life’s challenges with an amazing array of tools, technology, and project-based education. All in inclusive spaces, serving everybody in Oakland and beyond. You are required to open a free guest account prior to class.
Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance (please ask them to set up a guest account at Ace Makerspace).
- Ticket type
RSVP - Use Ace Machine
This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You can use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace.Price$120.00
- Ticket type
RSVP - Use My Own Machine
This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You need to bring your own sewing machine!Price$120.00Sold Out