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Portsmouth Fabric Co

112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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April 2014

BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75)

April 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 sessions within 6 months for $75.

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June 2014

BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75)

June 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every Thursday
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 session!

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MACHINE APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY ~ SUNDANCE QUILT BLOCKS

June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$10.0

Come see the PFC version of Amanda Murphy's Sundance Quilt made by Kay Hoffman and Carol Robinson. This is a 60" x 60" quilt that includes blocks of embroidery, applique, and pieced quilting!   1:00-2:00pm ~ Learn about the applique features of the BERNINA software that allow you do applique in the hoop. Students will learn how to send an applique design to the software then digitize the stitches in BERNINA Designer Plus and Designworks software. Please bring your laptop…

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MACHINE APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY ~ SUNDANCE QUILT BLOCKS – 2 SESSIONS

June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Come see the PFC version of Amanda Murphy's Sundance Quilt made by Kay Hoffman and Carol Robinson. This is a 60" x 60" quilt that includes blocks of embroidery, applique, and pieced quilting! 2:00-3:00pm~ Learn several different ways to sew the applique block and try making one in the hoop! Learn how the Cutwork Tool saves time cutting the applique pieces. Brush up on your embroidery and learn some tips. Center block shown here, more to come soon! If you…

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PAPER-PIECED MODERN DESIGNS

June 14, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Have fun with Carolyn Friedlander's paper-pieced modern designs, Olive or Grove! Practice your paper piecing skills by making a block design to be used in a quilt, wallhanging or runner. Class will teach block construction and suggestions for finishing into desired project. Beginner to intermediate sewing skills.

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PAPER PIECING THE EASY WAY

June 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

10:00am and 11:00am. FREE! Preregister for one time. Door Prizes! Have you ever tried paper piecing? Come and see how easy it is. Learn how to make a work of art with one of Carolyn Friedlander's patterns in the afternoon class.

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JULIE HERMAN’S JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) RULER DEMO

June 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Learn how Hex N More ruler cuts Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Jewels and 60° Triangles, and how the Sidekick ruler cuts diamonds, triangles & half triangles. The shapes and sizes cut from each ruler can work together or alone to make unique and interesting designs in 16 different patterns. There are three "Little" patterns that work with the Sidekick ruler, one of which will be taught in the Rock Candy class which is a hexagon table topper.  

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ROCK CANDY BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ)

June 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Come learn how to make the Rock Candy table topper using one of Julie Herman's Jaybird Quilts (JBQ) ruler - the Sidekick ruler. Learn how to cut diamonds and sew them together to make this stunning design in a hexagon shape.

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August 2014

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #7 CD

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #7 - Ducks in a Row - Ducks won't be embroidered in this lesson but learning how to properly align multiple designs and stitch them…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE SAMPLER #7 CD

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, written instructions and project suggestions for inspiration. BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER #7 - Make it HUGE. Create a multi hooped design. Review the new features of BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 for better automatic multiple hooping and learn to use…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #7 CD

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA presser feet, accessories and BERNINA machine techniques with a product list and instructional handout. BERNINA CLUB #7 - Fun with Kraft-Tex. It‘s new, a great new medium to work up those favorite projects - Kraft-Tex. Sew, paint, embroider on this almost indestructible “fabric.”

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September 2014

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #8 CD

September 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA presser feet, accessories and BERNINA machine techniques with a product list and instructional handout. BERNINA CLUB #8 - Nature Bowls. Great fabrics, a moldable fusible and decorative stitchwork combine together to make the perfect dish or nature- inspired bowl.

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #8 CD

September 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #8 - Paper Embroidery. It‘s easy to embroider on paper with just a few guidelines. Explore the types of designs that work well for embroidering…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE SAMPLER #8 CD

September 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, written instructions and project suggestions for inspiration. BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER #8 - Realistic and Handwork Effects. Create embroidered Cross Stitch designs using the Cross Stitch program. Create an embroidery from a photo or graphic with the PhotoSnap Tool.

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APPLIQUE: FRIEDA ANDERSON’’S PUMPKIN OR FALL FLOWERS ART QUILT

September 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Keep color in your home through the fall months by making an art quilt featuring pumpkins, fall flowers or trees. Learn raw edge applique using one of Frieda Anderson’s patterns and her method for using fusible web in this quick and easy class. No sewing skills or machine needed for class. Perfect for beginners but challenging enough for the experienced quilter as well. Your project should be easily completed in the class and ready for you to quilt and embellish at…

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BERNINA 3 SERIES AND 2 SERIES GUIDE CLASS

September 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Free unlimited guide class for customers who purchase their BERNINA machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company. 3 Series includes 380, 350, 330. 2 Series includes 240, 230, 220, 215, 210. Thank you for purchasing your Bernina machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company!

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SUNDANCE QUILT ~ MACHINE EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE

September 27, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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SUNDANCE QUILT by Kay Hoffman/Carol Robinson 1 session - SATURDAY, Sept 27th (Follow up class: OPEN EMBROIDERY STUDIO Oct 25th, 9:30-12:30pm. Come see this stunning version of Amanda Murphy's Sundance Quilt made by Kay Hoffman and Carol Robinson. This is a 60" x 60" quilt that includes blocks of embroidery, applique, and pieced quilting! Pattern and embroidery designs will be provided in class. Kits will be available on request. Sept 27th, 9:30-12:30pm - Embroidery and Applique - Kay Hoffman Learn great tips…

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SUSAN CARLSON SERENDIPITOUS SEA TURTLE PART 1/3

September 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Serendipitous Sea Turtle  - Part 1 of 3 sessions. Register for Part 1 only, fee is for 3 sessions. (Turtle as seen on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims) Working with Susan’s sea turtle design, she takes you through her Cutting Loose Collage process step-by-step, from fabric selection through quilting and binding. This is a template-free class, encouraging playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to cut loose. The sea turtle design will be available for use in different…

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BERNINA 5 SERIES AND 4 SERIES GUIDE CLASS

September 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Free unlimited guide class for customers who purchase their BERNINA machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company. The 5 Series includes 560, 550, 530, and the 4 Series includes 440, 430, 450. Thank you for purchasing your Bernina machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company!  

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING

September 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BEGINNING QUILTING

September 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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October 2014

BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING

October 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #9 CD

October 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #9  Cross My Heart - “Cross my heart“ that this is an easy project to make, even though all the "criss-crosse" look complicated upon first…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #9 CD

October 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA presser feet, accessories and BERNINA machine techniques with a product list and instructional handout. BERNINA CLUB #9    A Little Bit of Home - Learn tips and tricks to make basic chair (seat) covers to extend the life of your current seating. Whether…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE SAMPLER #9 CD

October 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, written instructions and project suggestions for inspiration. BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER #9  Weird & Wonderful Create special effects using different tools in the software. This is a chance to explore some of the less frequently used tools  and take a…

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BEGINNING QUILTING

October 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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A LITTLE SOMETHIN’ JACKET

October 4, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Everyone needs "A Little Somethin' Jacket" in their wardrobe! Make it up out of one of the rich colors of silk noil or rayon batik in stock and wear it with jeans or dress it up with black pants, it is sure to to be a winner! It comes in all sizes and can be made with short, long or 3/4 length sleeves.    

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ROMAN SHADES

October 5, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$65

Learn how to make a Roman Shade. This class will lead you through the steps to make Roman Shades for all your window needs. You will learn the steps from cutting, sewing, and mounting the shade.  Pick your favorite  home dec fabric or use some of the great quilting fabrics for your project. Please have your shade measurements with you when signing up (must decide if you want to mount inside the frame or outside or it.) Instructor will provide…

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SUSAN CARLSON SERENDIPITOUS SEA TURTLE PART 2/3

October 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$180

Serendipitous Sea Turtle  - Part 2 of 3 sessions. Register for Part 1 only, fee is for 3 sessions. (Turtle as seen on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims) Working with Susan’s sea turtle design, she takes you through her Cutting Loose Collage process step-by-step, from fabric selection through quilting and binding. This is a template-free class, encouraging playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to cut loose. The sea turtle design will be available for use in different…

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JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) RULER DEMO

October 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Learn how Hex N More ruler cuts Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Jewels and 60° Triangles, and how the Sidekick ruler cuts diamonds, triangles & half triangles. The shapes and sizes cut from each ruler can work together or alone to make unique and interesting designs in 16 different patterns. There are three "Little" patterns that work with the Sidekick ruler, one of which will be taught in the afternoon class, Rock Candy, which is a hexagon table topper.

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ROCK CANDY BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ)

October 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Come learn how to make the Rock Candy table topper using one of Julie Herman's Jaybird Quilts (JBQ) ruler - the Sidekick ruler. Learn how to cut diamonds quickly and efficiently, then sew them together easily to make this stunning design in a hexagon shape. Kaffe Fassett fabrics are used in these two samples and kits are available for these. This pattern can be enlarged for a larger table topper.

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SPICE MARKET TOTE OR MAIL SACK

October 25, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$25.00

Learn step-by-step how to make one of these stylish bags. The Spice Market Tote by Amy Butler can be made in 2 sizes, with great inside pockets and wide comfy straps that run under the bag for ultimate support. The Mail Sack by Pink Chalk Studios is the quintessential cross body bag and can also be made in 2 sizes. Please purchase pattern before class.

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OPEN EMBROIDERY STUDIO ~ SUNDANCE QUILT FOLLOW UP

October 25, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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OPEN EMBROIDERY STUDIO ~ SUNDANCE QUILT FOLLOW UP Need help with an embroidery project? Bring in your embroidery project and learn tips and tricks to solve your issues. This includes follow up on the Sundance Quilt, Wildflower Quilt or any embroidery project you choose. Fee: $15.00    

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November 2014

KAFFE FASSETT FLORAL PARADE OR DOTTY FRAMES QUILT

November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Ready to make a Kaffe Fassett quilt with all the vibrant colors of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics? Pastel Floral Parade ("Quilts in the Sun," p. 110) and Dotty Frames ("Quilts Grandeur," p. 54) are the inspirations for these quilts. We will provide modifications for this pattern. Bring your stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics that you have been building over the years or enjoy choosing fabrics from the extensive collection at PFC for this quilt! The color choices of your solids…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #10 CD

November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #10  Stitched Gifts that Pamper  - Stitch up quick and easy gifts that will be perfect for holiday gift giving and take a minimum of…

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VIRTUAL BERNINA CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #10 CD

November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA presser feet, accessories and BERNINA machine techniques with a product list and instructional handout. BERNINA CLUB #10  Charming Clutch - Complete any outfit with this charming clutch. Have fun, be creative with fabrics and accents to create the perfect statement bag.

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE SAMPLER #10 CD

November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, written instructions and project suggestions for inspiration. BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER #10 In the Hoop Project - Review the techniques learned throughout the year and create a great quick gift that will embroider itself right in the hoop!

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HAVE IT ALL WALLET

November 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$20.00

Have fun making this full size wallet with an inside zippered pocket in a few hours! Take two contrasting fabrics and create a beautiful wallet. Once you have made one you will want to make it up in lots of different combinations. Great for holiday gifts! Please purchase pattern before class.    

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BASIC SERGING

November 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$50.00

Afraid of your serger? Basic serger operations are covered during the morning – threading and thread tensions, using stitch length and differential feed and problem solving. In the afternoon the serger is used to make an actual project. Any brand serger welcome!

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OPEN EMBROIDERY STUDIO ~ SUNDANCE QUILT FOLLOW UP

November 15, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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OPEN EMBROIDERY STUDIO ~ SUNDANCE QUILT FOLLOW UP Need help with an embroidery project? Bring in your embroidery project and learn tips and tricks to solve your issues. This includes follow up on the Sundance Quilt, Wildflower Quilt or any embroidery project you choose. Embroider this Yoko Saito Bag or bring an embroidery project of your choice! THIS IS A CHANGE FROM EARLIER SCHEDULED CLASS: BERNINA SOFTWARE BASICS which was scheduled for this time will be offered in January 2015. The BERNINA…

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SUSAN CARLSON SERENDIPITOUS SEA TURTLE PART 3/3

November 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Serendipitous Sea Turtle  - Part 3 of 3 sessions. IF YOU WANT HELP FINISHING A PROJECT FROM A PREVIOUS SUSAN CARLSON CLASS, YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS! Fee $60. Working with Susan’s sea turtle design, she takes you through her Cutting Loose Collage process step-by-step, from fabric selection through quilting and binding. This is a template-free class, encouraging playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to cut loose. The sea turtle design will be available for use in different sizes…

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING (skips 12/24/14 and 12/31/14)

November 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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occurs every Wednesday, skipping 12/24/14.
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90.00

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BERNINA OPEN HOUSE! SWISS CHOCOLATE! SPECIAL DEMOS! TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

November 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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COME IN AND ENJOY SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER! PICK UP THE BERNINA HOLIDAY CATALOG WITH WEEKLY SPECIALS ON MACHINES AND ACCESSORIES THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST! TRY ANY OF THE BERNINA MACHINES - THE COMPACT 3 SERIES, THE CLASSIC SIZE 5 SERIES, THE LARGER SIZE 7 SERIES AND THE GRAND SIZE 8 SERIES! FREE FINANCING NO INTEREST/EQUAL PAYMENTS FOR 36 MONTHS ON PURCHASES OVER $3,000, 11/20-12/31/14.   FREE FINANCING NO INTEREST/EQUAL PAYMENTS FOR 60 MONTHS ON PURCHASES OVER $3,000, 11/20-12/3/14. CHRISTMAS GIFT GALLERY…

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December 2014

VELVET EMBOSSING

December 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Enjoy learning how to emboss velvet. Extra effects and dimension can be added by using color as you emboss a velvet scarf. This technique can be used for clothing, accessories, or home dec. Stamps will be provided or bring your favorite ones. Scarf lengths of velvet available to purchase in many colors. The final effect is stunning and makes a wonderful gift! SATURDAY, DEC 7th, 10:00-12:00pm. Materials fee for optional color $5.

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January 2015

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #1 CD

January 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on projects that incorporate presser feet, accessories, BERNINA machine and Overlocker/Serger techniques in projects for everyday living. BERNINA CLUB #1 CD ~ Order In The Closet. Sew up a hanging jewelry organizer to make accessorizing easy. Learn tips for sewing with vinyl, applying bindings and more. Achieve…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #1 CD

January 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #1 CD ~ Zip it Up. Have you wondered about what the differences are between using an alphabet design collection and using a font…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #1 CD

January 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 can be incorporated into every embroidery project. Be Inspired to create with software. BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #1 CD ~ Digitize a Logo. Discover some basic digitizing techniques while we create an embroidery design working only from a poor quality graphic.…

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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND Sunday

January 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$30

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class.

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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75)

January 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 sessions!

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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75)

January 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 session!

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BERNINA 5 SERIES AND 4 SERIES GUIDE CLASS

January 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Free unlimited guide class for customers who purchase their BERNINA machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company. The 5 Series includes 580, 560, 550, 530, and the 4 Series includes 450, 440, and 430. Thank you for purchasing your Bernina machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company! Embroidery guide classes are scheduled separately.

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ROMAN SHADES

January 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$65

Learn how to make a Roman Shade. This class will lead you through the steps to make Roman Shades for all your window needs. You will learn the steps from cutting, sewing, and mounting the shade.  Pick your favorite  home dec fabric or use some of the great quilting fabrics for your project. Please have your shade measurements with you when signing up (must decide if you want to mount inside the frame or outside or it.) Instructor will provide…

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HAND APPLIQUE: EARLY BIRDS 1/3 SESSIONS

January 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75

The applique class will cover multiple techniques of applique: needleturn, freezer paper, basting, and starch method. We will concentrate on creating interesting color combinations using whimsical fabric choices or working with the fabrics of your choice. Also to add more interest to the piece we can add interesting top stitching to the appliques themselves. Please purchase pattern "Backyard Birds" by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (12 applique quilt blocks) and supplies before class. Finished Size: 39”x 39” This class will…

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February 2015

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #2 CD

February 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on projects that incorporate presser feet, accessories, BERNINA machine and Overlocker/Serger techniques in projects for everyday living. BERNINA CLUB #2 CD ~ POWER ZIPS. Zippers can be added anywhere to up-style your favorite patterns and ready to wear. See how zipper feet make this an easy task…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #2 CD

February 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #2 CD ~ PRETTY PRACTICAL. Learn to use design templates and the actual pattern piece to get exact embroidery placement while making this thread…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #2 CD

February 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 can be incorporated into every embroidery project. Be Inspired to create with software. BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #2 CD ~ BLOOMING BLISS QUILT.  Design a "jellyroll" quilt project and coordinating quilt patterns using BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, Artwork Canvas and the…

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PAPER-PIECED MODERN DESIGNS

February 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$35

Have fun with Carolyn Friedlander's paper-pieced modern design pattern Olive! Practice your paper piecing skills by making a block design to be used in a quilt, wallhanging or runner. Class will teach block construction and suggestions for finishing into desired project. Beginner to intermediate sewing skills. Students with previous paper-piecing experience may make a different Carolyn Friedlander pattern Grove or Palmetto. Please purchase pattern and supplies before class. Look for the Herringbone Runner class to follow soon!

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING (skips 2/23/14)

February 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BEGINNING QUILTING (skips 2/24/15)

February 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING (skips 2/25/15)

February 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BEGINNING QUILTING (skips 2/25/15)

February 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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HAVE IT ALL WALLET

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$20

Have fun making this full size wallet with an inside zippered pocket in a few hours! Take two contrasting fabrics and create a beautiful wallet. Once you have made one you will want to make it up in lots of different combinations. Great for gifts! Please purchase pattern before class.

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SHIBORI DYE CLASS

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$50

Shibori, the traditional Japanese tie-dye technique, will be explored in detail, perfect for anyone interested in getting their hands in the dye pot and creating their own fabric. We will cover multiple techniques including folding and binding, stitch resist and shape resist shibori, exploring the endless possibilities that can be achieved with just a little experimentation. Modern dyes and equipment will be available for your use in this class, allowing you the freedom to play with color and technique. Materials fee…

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HAND APPLIQUE: EARLY BIRDS 2/3 SESSIONS

February 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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The applique class will cover multiple techniques of applique: needleturn, freezer paper, basting, and starch method. We will concentrate on creating interesting color combinations using whimsical fabric choices or working with the fabrics of your choice. Also to add more interest to the piece we can add interesting top stitching to the appliques themselves. Please purchase pattern "Backyard Birds" by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (12 applique quilt blocks) and supplies before class. Finished Size: 39”x 39” This class will…

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March 2015

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #3 CD

March 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on projects that incorporate presser feet, accessories, BERNINA machine and Overlocker/Serger techniques in projects for everyday living. BERNINA CLUB #3 CD ~ APPLIQUE ADVENTURE. Learn the machine appliqué tips & tricks that make it foolproof and fun. Try out different feet with fully customizable stitches to get…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #3 CD

March 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #3 CD ~ KEEP WARM AND CARRY ON. Get a handle on how to embroider on items with lots of seams and to use…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #3 CD

March 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 can be incorporated into every embroidery project. Be Inspired to create with software. BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #3 CD ~ ALL GEARED UP. Use the tools in Art Canvas to create "gear" shapes for unique quilting and applique patterns.

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APPLIQUE: FRIEDA ANDERSON’S FLOWER/TREES ART QUILT

March 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$35

Enjoy working with rich colors and textures while making this art quilt featuring flowers or trees. Learn raw edge applique using fusible web in this quick and easy class. Choose one of Frieda’s patterns for your favorite flower or tree designs- daffodils, asters, lilies, irises etc. Perfect for beginners but challenging enough for the experienced quilter as well. Your project should be easily completed in the class and ready for you to quilt and embellish at home. Please purchase pattern…

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JEN FOX PLEATED TOTE CLASS FULL!

March 8, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$25

This pleated tote is a great introduction to sewing a bag. Students will learn step-by-step how to construct the unique features of this bag, which includes a fully lined bag with interior pockets as well a contrast trim of piping. Finished Dimensions: 10" handle drop 12" tall, excluding handle 2.5" deep 16" across

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ACCESSORY BAGS

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$25

Pick two bags and make them in an afternoon. Pick two from these patterns – Humbug Bag, Peek A Boo Bag, or A Little Duffle Do It. Each bag can be made in a few hours. Great for gift giving or getting organized. Use your stash, remnants or fat quarters, and embellish with ribbons! See many great samples at the shop.

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BERNINA 3 SERIES AND 2 SERIES GUIDE CLASS

March 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Free unlimited guide class for customers who purchase their BERNINA machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company. 3 Series includes 380, 350, 330. 2 Series includes 240, 230, 220, 215, 210. Thank you for purchasing your Bernina machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company! DUE TO WINTER STORMS ON SUNDAY 2/8/15, 2/15/15 and 2/22/15, THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED TO  SUNDAY, 3/15/15.  

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JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) RULER DEMO

March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Learn how Hex N More ruler cuts Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Jewels and 60° Triangles, and how the Sidekick ruler cuts diamonds, triangles & half triangles. The shapes and sizes cut from each ruler can work together or alone to make unique and interesting designs in 16 different patterns. There are three "Little" patterns that work with the Sidekick ruler, one of which is Rock Candy (a hexagon table topper) and will be taught in the afternoon class.  

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ROCK CANDY BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ)

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$35

Come learn how to make the Rock Candy table topper using one of Julie Herman's Jaybird Quilts (JBQ) ruler - the Sidekick ruler. Learn how to cut diamonds quickly and efficiently, then sew them together easily to make this stunning design in a hexagon shape. Kaffe Fassett fabrics are used in these two samples and kits are available for these. This pattern can be enlarged for a larger table topper.

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JEN FOX PLEATED TOTE

March 22, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$25.00

This pleated tote is a great introduction to sewing a bag. Students will learn step-by-step how to construct the unique features of this bag, which includes a fully lined bag with interior pockets as well a contrast trim of piping. Finished Dimensions: 10" handle drop 12" tall, excluding handle 2.5" deep 16" across

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HAND APPLIQUE: EARLY BIRDS 3/3 SESSIONS

March 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75

The hand applique class will cover multiple techniques of applique: needleturn, freezer paper, basting, and starch method. We will concentrate on creating interesting color combinations using whimsical fabric choices or working with the fabrics of your choice. Also to add more interest to the piece we can add interesting top stitching to the appliques themselves. Please purchase pattern "Backyard Birds" by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (12 applique quilt blocks) and supplies before class. Finished Size: 39”x 39” This class…

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April 2015

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – BERNINA CLUB #4 CD

April 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on projects that incorporate presser feet, accessories, BERNINA machine and Overlocker/Serger techniques in projects for everyday living. BERNINA CLUB #4 CD ~ TODAY'S TABLE. Set a lovely table with a custom and reversible table topper. Make it plain or fancy with machine or embroidery techniques and use…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #4 CD

April 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #4 CD ~ Chocolate is Good For You. If you love chocolate, you will love these kitchen towels embroidered with chocolate recipes. The chocolate…

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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB – SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #4 CD

April 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$10.00

Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION CD’s #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 can be incorporated into every embroidery project. Be Inspired to create with software. BERNINA SOFTWARE INSPIRATION #4 CD ~ Flower Show. One design can have many embroidery options. Learn to create lightweight embroidery, applique and more.

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING

April 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90.00

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING

April 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90.00

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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BEGINNING QUILTING

April 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75)

April 7, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75.00

Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 session!

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BEGINNING QUILTING

April 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90.00

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND (5 class sessions for $75.)

April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 session!

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CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER NEST EGG TOTE 1/2

April 19, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$50

Are you ready to bring your bag making skills to the next level? Ready to install a zipper and conquer some curves? This class will bring you through all of the steps of creating your own Nest Egg Tote, a clever and deceptively simple pattern from Carolyn Friedlander. Learn to make your own durable straps, insert a zipper, make pockets and elastic bands to hold notions or every day essentials, and of course, create the perfectly round shape of the…

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TUFFET 1/2 SESSIONS FULL

April 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75.00

TUFFETS are coming to PFC! Perhaps you’ve been admiring the adorable, colorful little Tuffets (ottomans/poufs/upholstered foot stools) on Pinterest or Etsy? Of course, our favorites are in Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  In the first class students will learn how to sew the cover. In the second class students will be building the 18” tuffet! The pattern, interfacing and fabric are available at the shop, please purchase before class. Wood, foam, and other construction materials will be in a kit ($80) purchased directly from…

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CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER NEST EGG TOTE 2/2

April 26, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Are you ready to bring your bag making skills to the next level? Ready to install a zipper and conquer some curves? This class will bring you through all of the steps of creating your own Nest Egg Tote, a clever and deceptively simple pattern from Carolyn Friedlander. Learn to make your own durable straps, insert a zipper, make pockets and elastic bands to hold notions or every day essentials, and of course, create the perfectly round shape of the…

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May 2015

TUFFET 2/2 SESSIONS FULL

May 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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TUFFETS are coming to PFC! Perhaps you’ve been admiring the adorable, colorful little Tuffets (ottomans/poufs/upholstered foot stools) on Pinterest or Etsy? Of course, our favorites are in Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  In the first class students will learn how to sew the cover. In the second class students will be building the 18” tuffet! The pattern, interfacing and fabric are available at the shop, please purchase before class. Wood, foam, and other construction materials will be in a kit ($80) purchased directly from…

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DELIGHT BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) BRING MOM FOR FREE!

May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$50

If you have been saving or eyeing up some luscious large scale prints, you're going to love how those prints are featured on the large hexagons in this quilt! Big, beautiful whole hexies and pieced hexies come together with no Y seams! Choose large scale prints and pair them with small prints or solids for the background fabrics. This is another fun quilt for Jaybird Quilt (JBQ) Hex N More ruler fans. Learn more about the JBQ Hex N More ruler at the demo…

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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING

May 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also…

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TUFFET 1/2 SESSIONS

May 14, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$75.00

TUFFETS are here! Perhaps you’ve been admiring the adorable, colorful little Tuffets (ottomans/poufs/upholstered foot stools) on Pinterest or Etsy? Of course, our favorites are in Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  In the first class students will learn how to sew the cover. In the second class students will be building the 18” tuffet! The pattern, interfacing and fabric are available at the shop, please purchase before class. Wood, foam, and other construction materials will be in a kit ($80) purchased directly from instructor. Feet…

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A LITTLE SOMETHIN’ JACKET moved to Sunday, 6/14

May 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$25

Everyone needs “A Little Somethin’ Jacket” in their wardrobe! Make it up out of one of the rich colors of silk noil or rayon batik in stock and wear it with jeans or dress it up with black pants, it is sure to to be a winner! Lots of new rayons in stock to choose from! Breeze into the season in this carefree layer of pure casual elegance! The jacket has a slightly flared 3/4 length sleeve or full-length sleeve and is…

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DECORATIVE SERGING

May 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$30

Ever wonder what else your serger can do? Serging has been traditionally used for sewing seams, preventing raveling and for rolled hems. Decorative serging revolutionizes your use of the serger with many decorative techniques. Learning how to make your own embellished cording, attaching trims and beads and custom tassels are among some of the fun things you will learn! This class is open to all brands of sergers.  

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ROMAN SHADES

May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$65

Learn how to make a Roman Shade. This class will lead you through the steps to make Roman Shades for all your window needs. You will learn the steps from cutting, sewing, and mounting the shade.  Pick your favorite  home dec fabric or use some of the great quilting fabrics for your project. Please have your shade measurements with you when signing up (must decide if you want to mount inside the frame or outside or it.) Instructor will provide…

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BEGINNING QUILTING

May 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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BEGINNING QUILTING

May 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$90

Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using “Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.” Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.

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TUFFET 2/2 SESSIONS

May 21, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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TUFFETS are here! Perhaps you’ve been admiring the adorable, colorful little Tuffets (ottomans/poufs/upholstered foot stools) on Pinterest or Etsy? Of course, our favorites are in Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  In the first class students will learn how to sew the cover. In the second class students will be building the 18” tuffet! The pattern, interfacing and fabric are available at the shop, please purchase before class. Wood, foam, and other construction materials will be in a kit ($80) purchased directly from instructor. Feet…

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SUSAN CARLSON ~ FABRIC IMAGES 3 SESSIONS

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$240

Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan's innovative layering/collage method. Individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting will be discussed. Class size is limited to give students the extra attention toward each of their unique subjects. This class is 3 days: Saturday and Sunday, 5/30 and 5/31, and Saturday, 6/6, 10:00-5:00pm. Max. class size: 15. Please sign up at 1st session, 5/30/15.

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SUSAN CARLSON ~ FABRIC IMAGES 3 SESSIONS

May 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan's innovative layering/collage method. Individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting will be discussed. Class size is limited to give students the extra attention toward each of their unique subjects. This class is 3 days: Saturday and Sunday, 5/30 and 5/31, and Saturday, 6/6, 10:00-5:00pm. Max. class size: 15. Please sign up at 1st session, 5/30/15.

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BERNINA 5 SERIES AND 4 SERIES GUIDE CLASS

May 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Fabric Co, 112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Free unlimited guide class for customers who purchase their BERNINA machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company. The 5 Series includes 580, 560, 550, 530, and the 4 Series includes 450, 440, and 430. Thank you for purchasing your Bernina machine from Portsmouth Fabric Company! Embroidery guide classes are scheduled separately.

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*** Class Policy: Full payment is due at time of registration. 1/2 refund if cancellation is one week before the start of class. No refund if cancellation is within one week of class. Full refund if class is canceled due to weather, low enrollment, or teacher illness.