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Learn to Sew


with Shawn Delker

May 13, 2017 at 9 am

Learn some basic sewing techniques and make a fun pillowcase, using three fabrics of your choice. The pillowcase you make would be a great gift or you can use your new-found skill to make a new pillowcase for every occasion. Learning to sew a pillowcase will teach you some very basic sewing skills, like using a rotary cutter, sewing a straight line, pressing to make your project look professional, threading your machine and winding a bobbin.

Register by May 5th. 

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Make Your Own Greeting Cards


with Pam Wells

Mar 4, 2017 at 10 am

Complete 16 greeting cards and take them home in a cute, organized tin! This beginner card making course is the perfect introduction to designing and creating hand-crafted cards to share for any occasion, though all levels of card makers will enjoy. Your course fee includes all the supplies you need to create 16 cards with envelopes and a card organizer tin, with labeled tabs. The tin could also be used as a recipe box if you don’t need an organizer. Please bring a sack lunch with you.

Register by February 22nd. 

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Sewing Machine 101


with Shawn Delker

Mar 16, 2017 at 6 pm

Sewing machine problems can make any sewing project a nightmare. This one-time course will cover all the basics of using your machine, from using the accessories, to cleaning and oiling, and other routine maintenance. Plus, we will cover the difficult and frustrating problems with tension. Bring your machine, all the attachments, instruction booklet, bobbins, and some fabric and thread for experimenting. Don’t forget to bring your questions and frustrations, and Shawn will try to help you find an answer. Please note: this course covers basic machine instruction and is not intended to repair mechanical problems.

Register by March 9th. 


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Switch it Up: Reversible Quilts


with Shawn Delker

Apr 18, 2017 at 6 pm

Quilters, join this exciting, new class! The most difficult and expensive part of making a quilt can be the quilting. Often, you end up either paying someone else to quilt for you or have to stuff your large quilt through your sewing machine. In this course, Shawn will help you with that problem by introducing well-known quilter Sharon Pederson’s technique, where each block is stitched and quilted, and then assembled, creating a unique quilt on each side. You will learn the basics of this technique as you make a small, crib-sized quilt. Salina Public Library has Pederson’s book in the collection, so after class you are encouraged to check it out for more ideas with this method!

Please bring with you a sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter and mat, ruler (either 9½-inch square or 12 ½-inch square is ideal), small scissors, fabric and thread. You will also need batting (Warm and Natural batting, 80% cotton/20% polyester, is a good choice). Do not use thick, puffy polyester batting for this technique, as it is much too hard to quilt on a regular sewing machine. We will tell you more about the fabric you should bring upon enrollment.

Register by April 11th. 

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