Stitches Etc Home Center Purveyors of Quality Kitchen Appliances, Vacuums, Sewing Machines and Quilting Fabrics and Products  in the Mid Atlantic Area

2195 Greenspring  Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, 410-561-3101

Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday 10- am - 5:00 pm,

Thursday, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Machine Know How Classes:

These classes are designed for Stitches Etc Preferred Customers to help them “bond” with their machines, are available at no extra charge, and are quite valuable!  Lear how to properly maintain your machine, troubleshoot and perform utility and decorative functions. Owners of machines obtained elsewhere may attend our classes IF there is room and for a fee.  Call to inquire. We request that you take your Know How Class as soon as possible after you purchase your machine! If you register for class but cannot attend, please call us a soon as possible: if you do not show up for a class that you have registered for and do not call to tell us that you cannot attend, you may forfeit your privilege to attend Know How Class in the future. Please notify us at 410-561-3101 if you would like to attend class and  bring pen and paper for taking notes, your machine and all it’s accessories, scissors, and pastel thread.

Sewing Machines: Pick from one of the scheduled dates below!  Know How Classes are scheduled on a Know How Class for sewing machines, Saturdays:

July 15th, 10 am

Sergers: Call for Appointment

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew?

At Stitches Etc Home Center we’re always interested in helping folks learn how to sew with today’s wonderfully, easy to use Janome sewing  machines.  Do you have a group of 4—8 people that want to learn, then call us at 410-561-3101 or better yet stop by and we can talk with you about setting up a class or classes for your group!

Classes at Stitches Etc Home Center

At Stitches Etc we provide you with quality classes, service, and support and we request that you purchase your class materials from us since we have worked diligently to provide you with wonderful products!  EVERYTHING you buy from us is the best that we have found and when you purchase materials from us for class we make sure that you get the right stuff, as well as give you a discount!  When you register for classes please pay at the time of registration.  If you call in your registration, we must receive payment within 48 hours.  You may receive a full refund if you cancel more than 2 weeks before a class. If you cancel less than 2 days before class or do not show up you will, unfortunately, forfeit all class fees.  Since classes are a time to relax and enjoy—as well as to learn-for everyone, please leave babies and children at home. We also request that you respect your classmates and arrive to class on time and prepared for class. Unless noted, all classes are sit and sew and require you to bring your machines. Snow Policy—If Baltimore County schools are closed, class will be canceled and re-scheduled, on weekends we will call you if we are going to cancel/postpone due to weather.

15.0 Janome Bobbin Work with Floss, Saturday June 17th, 1 pm

Years ago bobbin work was popular when silk ribbon embroidery was popular; those days are long gone, but the techniques are still valuable - and you can get some beautiful dimensional embellishment using cotton 6 strand embroidery floss in the bobbin!  Janome/Necchi/Elna machines work very well with this technique!  Come to class to learn the techniques and make samples that you can refer to do when you go home and then create a lovely flower basket good for a wall hanging or pillow!  Pick up supply list, but you will receive a kit for all materials when you come to class. $25

1.0 Charming Quilt Sit & Sew All Day Workshop, Saturday July 1st, 11 am

Here’s an opportunity to run away from home for a few hours of sun stitching with friends!  You’ll even have your very own pressing fairies  and we’ll be there to help you while you’re working on any of the Stitches Etc Charm square projects!  These two projects - the Charming Medallion and Charming Diamond Mines will be demonstrated at the June Saturday Seminar at 1 pm!  Make sure to bring a sam’ich with you when you come to the workshop, but we’ll have nice cool drinks and salad and desert munchies for you, too! $25.

2.0 Free Motion Fun Time, Saturday July 8th, 12:30

Here’s a great opportunity to come and practice your free motion skills!  We’ll be reviewing how to stitch several different motifs, so even if you are a beginner or more advanced, you’ll be sure to find a free motion skill you can master and enjoy!  We’ll practice and then make this cute zippered pouch that is a perfect replacement for a wallet - it’s got two pockets inside and your check book fits in there perfectly, too!  There is a little bit of patchwork homework for you to do BEFORE you come to class.  $25 includes a book and some supplies, pick up supply list.

3.0 Bridge Quilt, Saturday July 15th 2pm AND Saturday July 29th, 1 pm

This 2 part class is not about making a quilt of the Bay Bridge, rather it’s to teach you a nifty technique for making a quilt bigger by “bridging” already quilted borders on to the main quilt!  It’s a technique we’ve explored for several years her at Stitches Etc, with our  month by month programs, but I wanted to offer the opportunity to learn this handy technique to others, too!  You will need to have a “center’ quilt completed (without binding) that measures about 40” x 60” - and we have LOTS of quilts for you to choose from!  When you come to the first session we will demonstrate and explain what will be done and we will help you select fabric for your border and bridging strips.  Yo will have 2 weeks in which to quilt your border piece, and then return on the 29th where we will cut ands tart to apply the borders to your quilt! Due to the amount of room needed to accomplish this project, attendance will be limited so call us at 410-561-3101 to ask questions and to add your name to the sign up list! $25, includes batting and border fabric discount.

4.0 Hoop Embroidered Place Mat Pouch

Saturday July 22nd, 2 pm

Stabilizers, holy cow - how can anyone ever master which embroidery stabilizers to use and when??? Well, here is a chance to play with one of our favorite nifty stabilizers, Sulky Sticky Fabri Solvy! It’s a great adhesive stabilizer that washes out when your embroidery is finished!  Pretty cool, huh!?!

This quick to stitch project takes a woven place mat (there’ lots of these around for summer time now) and put’s a pretty hoop embroidery on it!  You can select from any of your designs that re not too dense, or use a built in design or monogram.  Then we’ll turn it into a quilting tool pouch!  If your embroidery machine does not sew, don’t worry - you an use one of our sewing machines to complete he project! Pick up supply list, $10 (includes stabilizer and magnetic snap)

We also have a limited supply of pretty citrus colored woven placemats available for only $2 each

5.0 Sewing Machine Technique Review Tote, Saturday  August 5th AND 12th 1pm

This is a two session class designed to help you make a pretty tote bag AND review lots of different machine and sewing techniques!  The first meeting is our kick off/demo where we’ll show you how to get stated and then send you home to work on some homework.  In the 2nd session, we we work, hands on, putting in an inside pocket using the blind hem stitch, installing a top zippered flange, and completing the bag! $25 Pick up supply list