Monthly Archives: July 2012

More July Classes!


July 17, 2012

Cathedral Window Pin Cushion: One 10 in. square of background fabric, 9 Charm squares (5 in. squares), matching thread, sewing machine, needle and thread, decorative button, and I will provide the filling.

5-7 pm


July 19, 2012

Folded Fabric Technique Class: This technique class teaches us fabric folding techniques to create several different flowers and bow tie blocks.  As you can see in the picture, I turned my bow tie block into a pin cushion, but you can easily make a pillow, a wall hanging or even a quilt.  You will need: 2 contrasting fat quarters, needle and matching thread, sewing machine and sewing supplies.

5-7 pm


CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Back by popular demand our Christmas in July this year will have new projects and some old fan favorites.  All these projects are quick and great to stock up for the holiday season.  I will be offering these classes twice a day for your convenience, the first class is from 10-1 pm, and the second  class is from 5-7 pm, and they are all 15$.

July 23, 2012

Half and Half Apron: Even though this apron only requires two half yard pieces of contrasting fabric, they work up in a jiff, making it great for gift-giving.  You will need: 1/2 yard for body of apron, and 1/2 yard accent cuff and ties, matching thread, sewing machine, and usual sewing supplies.

July 24, 2012

My-Tie Chatelaine:  This makes a great gift for the sewer or quilter that has everything.  It’s very portable and cute at the same time.  This class requires only one man’s silk tie, matching thread and needle because there is some hand sewing involved, sewing machine, a 1/2 inch magnetic clasp, a decorative button, and sewing supplies.  In this class I also will be teaching you how to make a tassle from one skein of DMC floss.  I will also be providing wool for the needle book, and will have for sale the black scissors that you see in the picture.  They will be 10$ a pair.

July 25, 2012

Table Side Trashcan: Another great gift for the sloppy sewer who just can’t seem to find a trash can for those pesky threads that land on the floor.  It’s collapsable and portable, and fits right into your sewing basket.  For this class you will need to bring 1 fat quarter, sewing machine, and the usual sewing supplies.  I will be providing the mat board and the hoop required for finishing your trash can.

July 26, 2012

Go Green Bag: This is a great bag to take to the grocery store or to the farmers market.  For this class you will need to bring: 2/3 of a yard of 2 coordinating fabrics, decorative buttons or yo-yo’s, sewing machine, matching thread, and sewing supplies.

July 27, 2012

Wine Bottle Cover: This is a quick gift to whip up in just a few minutes to take to the last minute party you were invited to.  For this class you will need to bring: 2 contrasting fat quarters, 4 decorative 1/2 inch buttons, three 10 inch squares of contrasting fabric, 1 piece of cotton batting 10 x 13 1/2, sewing machine, matching thread, and sewing supplies.  I will provide rope elastic.

July 28, 2012

Casserole Carrier: Great for taking casseroles to pot luck dinners, or block parties.  You will need to bring: Two 1-1/2  yard pieces of contrasting fabric, crib size cotton batting (such as warm and natural), sewing machine, WALKING FOOT, matching thread or decorative thread, and sewing supplies.  I will be providing the handles and the bottom for your casserole carrier.

10-4 pm


I just want to take this time to thank you all for your replies with your email addresses, and I’ve missed seeing all of you.  I hope to see you all really soon.  Come join our sewcial sewciety, and have a great time.

Tracy Devlin (Head Sewcialite)


July Class Schedule


Hey everyone thanks so much for all the replies to my email and thank you for patiently awaiting the arrival of the newest blog and class schedule.  During these summer months when we all are on our vacations or taking much needed time with our families classes may be limited.  However They will pick up again in September.  That is when I will be offering the first beginning quilt class at the Studio.  Class size is limited for all classes and if one should fill up I will offer it again.

I will be offering some new classes this month and bringing back some other fan favorites.  We will be having Christmas in July again with some gift giving ideas for the upcoming holidays along with a couple of technique classes added in for good measure.

I’ve missed seeing all of your smiling faces at Buttons and Bows and hope that each and everyone of you are doing well and sewing up a storm.  Thanks again for you support and hope to see you soon at the Sew Sistah’s Sew Studio to become part of our Sewcial Sewciety.

Wallet Class:  3- 1/2 yd. pieces of contrasting fabric, 1- 9″ zipper to match, thread to match, walking foot, 2″ piece of velcro, 3/4″ magnetic closure, and decorative button.  I will provide the interfacing and the plastic for the ID pocket.

Homework:  You will need to come with your  wallet body already quilted to help speed along the making of the wallet.  For this you will need to cut 2 piece of fabric your choice and one piece of batting 10″x16″.  This will be for the body of the wallet and the tab.  Also at this point if you know how to make binding then go ahead and pre cut and sew together the fabric of your choice for the binding this will also save us some time.  If you are unsure about making the binding we can do it in class, it will not be a problem.

July 7,2012

10 -4 pm


Strippy  Stars Quilt: This will be a technique class only.  You will learn how to piece these easy stars using a jelly roll.  One jelly roll strip yields one star block.  once the cutting is done you can make quick work of the sewing and your blocks done in no time.  There will be sashing and corner stones on the interior of the quilt only. And one border.

Yardage requirement:  1 Jelly Roll, 5-1/2 yds. of background fabric and 1-5/8 yds. for border.

Homework:  You will need to come to class with most if not all of this quilt cut.  That way we can sit and piece till our heart content.

from every Jelly Roll strip you will cut:  4 – 4″x 2 1/2″ and 4 – 6″x 2 1/2″ strips.  You should have enough of the strip left over to cut 1- 2 1/2″ square.  this will be used as your cornerstone.  Not much waste to this quilt. Yea!

Background fabric is cut next:  you will need to cut 20 – 4″ strips.   Sub cut into 80- 4 ” squares.

Next cut 20- 2 1/2″ strips.  Sub cut into 32o -2 1/2″ squares.

For Border cut 8- 6-1/2″  strips.

Now your ready for class.  Bring sewing machine, matching thread, marking tool of your choice, fabric scissors and the usual sewing supplies.  And always bring your extra fabric incase of boo boos.

July 12, 2012

4 – 8 pm