MONTHLY BLOCK CLASS - Stitcher's Garden #1 - a Block of the Month Presser Foot class.
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5113 South Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28217
(704) 525-9022
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MONTHLY BLOCK CLASS - Stitcher's Garden #1 - a Block of the Month Presser Foot class.

Back by popular demand! This is a 9 months long BOM quilt class. Each month a different specialty presser foot or attachment is featured and used to make at least two blocks.  We’ll explore many of the decorative stitches built into your machines. Learn how to use, on your sewing machine, many of the beautiful heavy weight decorative threads that can’t go through a needle eye. Also learn to make a few fancy embellishments. In class, the featured foot or attachment, and special techniques, will be demonstrated and you can practice on scrap fabric or work on your actual blocks. There is homework,  Each class session is 3 hours long; not enough time to make the blocks in class. Plan to do the actual block at home.  The quilt was designed by Lynda Howell, formerly of Stitch Connection, but yours truly has modified it somewhat.  In class we will make all of the blocks and put together the quilt top.  You will be given instructions and guidance, then, for making the quilt sandwich, quilting and binding it.  We will not actually be doing those last bits in class.

This is a machine applique quilt and each block has a background to which the applique is stitched.  Those background squares will be pre-quilted to a very thin batting.  After the blocks are made and sewn together, an all over batting will be added, which can be that same thin batting or a little heavier batting.  The thin batting I recommend is Quilters Dream Request loft and I will make it available to the class at a discounted price.  More about that as class time draws nearer.

We carry Pfaff, Viking and Babylock feet.  All machine brands are welcome in the class, but if you have a different machine brand, you may have to purchase the feet elsewhere. 

These are some of the feet and attachments used -

  • Open Toe Foot
  • Guide Attachment
  • Edge Foot
  • Circular Sewing Attachment
  • Free motion couching Foot
  • Couching Foot
  • Button Fitting Foot
  • 1/4" Foot
  • 1/4" Foot with guide
  • Free motion Foot
  • Cording Foot
  • Pintuck Foot
  • Piping Foot
  • Fringe /Tailor Tack Foot
  • Candlewicking Foot
  • Chenille Foot
  • Bobbinwork
  • Twin needles
  • Optional: Embroidery machine – Block 12 (If no emb. Machine, create block in traditional manner.)

The Materials list for the quilt will be posted here very soon.  You need not purchase all materials prior to the first class.  Prior to the first class you will receive an email telling you what to bring to that class, along with a sewing machine and sewing supplies. 
Supplies List, Stitchers Garden

Click below to see what blocks are planned for each month.

Monthly Block Plan, Stitchers Garden 1

Class are small; class size is limited to 6 people.  I communicate about the class via email.   Please be sure your email address is correct.  You might want to add my email address to your contacts to help ensure that my emails do not go to your spam mail folder.

Instructor: Susan Nelson
Questions about the class?  Contact Susan by phone at 704-674-4391 or by email at

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced beginner

MONTHLY BLOCK CLASS - Stitcher's Garden #1 - a Block of the Month Presser Foot class.

$ 180.00
That's just $20 per session for this 9 session class. Class registration closes 8 days before the first class. Minimum class size is 3.



5113 South Blvd
       Charlotte, NC 28217

Mo,Tu,Th, Fr: 10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m
Wed. & Sat: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m


Charlotte Sewing Center offers the largest selection of high quality Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking and Baby Lock sewing machines in the Mecklenburg County area. Our store is a friendly, community sewing destination where exceptional service continues after your purchase. We specialize in providing you with interactive machine training, reliable repair services, and fun, informative sewing classes to increase your sewing proficiency and enjoyment! Read More...