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Holiday fabrics on sale plus classes are the gift that keep on giving -- for others and for YOU


Dec. 18, 2018  

   Giving an experience is one of the hot holiday trends and our classes are one of the best crafting experiences in town. Whether you're trying to shop for someone you love or you want to treat yourself, IQF&Y has a class that will keep you crafting through 2019 and beyond. 

   Our teachers have a knack for making students feel comfortable and capable of tackling everything from foundation paper piecing to garment making, knitting to hand quilting. We provide opportunities to learn new skills and techniques all year long with classes on weekends, weekdays and even some evening classes. You can sign up and save on all of them until 9 pm on Monday, 12/31/2018! Our class fees have stayed relatively unchanged for many years and will go up in the new year so now is your last chance to lock in lower pricing. Check out the latest additions to our schedule (and scroll down to the Classes section for more information):

    Crochet 101
    Hand Quilting 101
    Knitting 101
    Paper Piecing 101 formerly Introduction to Paper Piecing
    Paper Piecing 102 formerly Intermediate Paper Piecing
    Quick Corky Wallet new class!
    Quiltmaking 101 formerly Beginning Quilt Making
    Serger Techniques
    Sewing 101
    Sewing 102 new class!
    Sewing 201 new class!

   We even have gift certificates for our Quiltmaking 101 and/or Sewing 101 classes to make it easy for you to jump right into a beginner class or give that special someone who has been wanting to learn! Sewing 101 is designed to help beginners get familiar with a sewing machine and working with fabric and patterns. Quiltmaking 101 is geared toward folks who want to make their first quilt, taking them through the entire process from cutting to piecing to quilting and binding. We've scheduled the next sessions of these classes, so you can kick off the new year with a new skill. If those dates don't work for your schedule, don't fret: You can purchase a certificate that you have until 5/30/19 to redeem to take one of these classes. Grab your class gift certificate now!   

   Speaking of gift certificates ... you have until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 12/23, to order online with in-store pick up and until 4 p.m. 12/23 to purchase gift certificates in store. We'll email a printable option if you purchase online after then. 

   Christmas is almost here and we've still got plenty of fabrics and bundles of holiday fabric ready to be turned into something beautiful. You don't have to put off sleep until Dec. 26 to get things done, either. Just wrap up the kit and gift that with the promise to make the quilt after the holidays. We'll make it even easier for you: All in-stock holiday fabric, bundles and kits are 20 percent off through Sunday, 12/23. No additional discounts apply. Half-yard minimum. 

     Happy stitching,

     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

P.S. We will be open regular hours through Sunday, 12/23/18. We will be closed (as usual) on 12/24 and 12/31 (both Mondays), as well as Christmas Day, 12/25, and New Years Day, 1/1/19.


 Quilting/Sewing Classes

Sit & Stitch (Fabric)
Fridays, 11 am-1 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some quilt piecing by hand fun with friends! (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bite to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)

Quiltmaking 101
Saturdays, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2 & 2/16/19, 12:30-4:30 pm $200 (sale for $140)
Are you ready to make your first quilt? Our Quiltmaking 101 class (formerly Beginning Quilt Making) will give you all the essential tips, tricks and know-how to make your quilting dreams come true. You'll learn a variety of valuable techniques and terms, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. Taught by David Bellevue.

Sewing 101
Saturday, 1/12/19, 1-4:30 pm $70 (sale for $60)
Whether you've never sewn before or just need a refresher because you haven't sewn in years, our Sewing 101 class will get you stitching in no time! This class covers all the basics including how to thread your sewing machine (including how to wind a bobbin), sewing terminology, essential tools, how to read a pattern and more. You'll leave the class with a small, finished project and an enthusiasm for your new hobby! Taught by Mary Abreu. 

Serger Techniques
Sunday, 1/13/19, 1-3 pm $60 (sale for $50)
Do you want to learn how to better use your serger? Bring it and the manual for it to this class, and Mary Abreu will walk you through how to use the machine and several stitch techniques to do with the machine. Most materials will be provided. You just need your machine, the manual and thread for your machine. You should be familiar with threading your machine before taking this class. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Paper Piecing 101
Saturday, 1/26/19, 10 am-1 pm $60 (sale for $45)
Foundation paper piecing is a great way to create quilt blocks that aren't easily made through traditional piecing. In our Paper Piecing 101 class (formerly Introduction to Paper Piecing), you'll learn the basics of this technique including prepping your fabrics, trimming seam allowances and removing all those papers. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Hand Quilting 101
Saturday, 1/26/19, 10 am-2 pm $80 (sale for $60)
Hand quilting has never gone out of style. It's not only a functional way of finishing your quilts but decorative, too. Learn all the essentials of hand quilting in this class, including hand quilting stitches. You'll also learn about the different types of frames, batting, needles and threads used in hand quilting. This class does not teach you to piece anything, only to do the quilting stitches that hold the three layers of a quilt together. Kit included. Taught by Sheila Blair. Limited to 6 students.

Sewing 102
Saturday, 1/26/19, 1:30-5 pm $70 (sale for $60)
Build on the skills from our Sewing 101/Sewing Basics class and make an easy pair of pajama pants. You'll cut out and sew an elastic waist pair of loose-fitting pants and get tips for finishing seams, sewing gentle curves and creating hems and elastic casings. Pattern included.

Quick Corky Wallet
Tuesday, 1/29/19, 6-7:30 pm $30 (sale for $25)
Sew a quick, stylish wallet using cork fabric! The Quick Corky Wallet finishes at 5in wide and 3-1/2in tall -- plenty of room for a few credit cards, your ID and some cash. No fancy hardware or techniques needed! Taught by Chrissy Weeks. Quick Corky Wallet pattern included in class fee.

Paper Piecing 102
Saturday, 2/9/19, 10 am-1 pm $60 (sale for $45)
Take your paper piecing knowledge to the next level with Paper Piecing 102 (formerly Intermediate Paper Piecing). You'll learn to paper piece more advanced blocks and sew curved pieces. Wanda will give you lots of tips and hints to make your paper piecing easier. Must have basic knowledge of paper piecing and/or have taken the Paper Piecing 101 class. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Sewing 201
Saturday, 2/9/19, 2-5 pm $60 (sale for $45)
Continue exploring new sewing techniques by working with knit fabrics in our Sewing 201 class. You'll cut out and sew a pair of knit leggings (Pants No. 2 for adults and Olive for kids) in this class. You'll also learn about the different types of knit fabrics, sewing machine stitches and options for finishing hems, all done with your home sewing machine. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Please note: We have added a $1 charge for all our Sit & Knit sessions so that we may be able to collect a list of who will be coming ahead of time (the system won't let us take sign-ups for free) and that way we can let you know if something happens to prevent us having a teacher there. Please do register for the specific session you want to come to, to let us know if you will be joining.

Tuesday evening Sit & Stitch (Yarn)
Every Tuesday, 5-8 pm $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting. Please sign up to let us know you will be at the sit & knit. 

Thursday Sit & Stitch (Yarn)
Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting. 

Saturday Sit & Stitch (Yarn) 
Every other Saturday, 10 am-1 pm (next date: 12/1/2018) $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting.

Knitting Studio
Sundays, 12/16 & 12/30/18, 3-4:30 pm $45 (will be $55 in 2019)
Do you have a knitting project you'd like to get started on but feel just a little intimidated about jumping in? What about one you'd like to get finished but can't figure out exactly what the pattern is telling you, or can't find the time to make yourself get it done? Knitting Studio might be the class you need! Three hours of help (split into two 90 minute sessions) from an accomplished and knowledgeable teacher. Bring your pattern/project and let Allison Adams help you get started, motivated or finished. 

Sweater Knit-along
Sunday, 12/16/18 (more dates to come), 1-4 pm
Join our "Secret Sweater Stitching Society*" on the fourth Sunday of the month to hang out with other sweater knitters! (*It's not really a secret.)

Crochet 101
Thursday, 1/17/19, noon-1:30 pm $40 (sale for $35)
Learn the basic crochet stitch and practice your stitches! Get tips on holding the hook and basic crochet terminology. This class includes yarn and a crochet hook. 

Knitting 101
Thursday, 1/24/19, noon-1:30 pm $40 (sale for $35)
Ready to learn how to knit or just need a refresher? Our Knitting 101 class is just what you need! We'll cover the long-tail cast on plus the knit stitch and talk about choosing needles and yarn, continental vs English and beginner projects to tackle. Class fee includes yarn and knitting needles.

Knitting 101 by reservation
You can learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit. Just reserve your spot for $40 (sale for $35) prior to that day (either in store, online or by phone) and we will make sure there is someone there dedicated to teaching you how for the first hour of the morning sit & knit. Yarn and knitting needles included! We've found it is a great way for folks to learn. They can then sit with the teacher for awhile knitting and get help learning how to fix little mistakes as they arise. We've had great feedback on teaching knitting this way versus a separate class. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the session. We are also happy to set up a class for you though or private lessons that work better for your schedule. Email us to let us know your wishes. 

     We have our IQ loyalty program, which is good for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Since launching our new computerized point-of-sale system, we are changing from paper cards to an electronic rewards system. No more forgetting your cards at home! We are happy to add your existing IQ cards to our system; just bring them in with your name and email address written on them.

     We do occasionally give out coupons during shop hop and other special events like quilt shows. Coupons cannot be used on special orders or sale items, cannot be combined and there are no rain checks.   


www.intownquilters.comVisit us six days a week at 1058 Mistletoe Rd, Decatur GA, 30033! 
Open from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 
9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays.