Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

BERNINA Creative Studio: Software

BERNINA Creative Studio: Software Inspirations! - Words in Shapes

Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook for BERNINA Creative Studio: Software Inspirations!

Begin the year learning more about CorelDRAW SE. Conform lettering to outline shapes to form a collage of words that can be embroidered or painted with DesignWorks.

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Bernina Creative Studio

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Time: 9:30 video, sewing to follow

Cost: $20. Bring your USB stick and your lunch!

Project: Petal Pouch

The Petal Pouch is a fun, simple project that is useful. Make them as quick gifts, or make several of them to store all the little items that you want to take along. Learn to sew in a casing, and a simple turning technique.

Supplies:

  • Petal Pouch Pattern

  • Fabric and supplies according to pattern

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Embroidery: Hooping Techniques

One of the most important steps to beautiful machine embroidery is proper hooping. So what are some hooping techniques and how do I know which will be best for the project at hand? Let’s take a look at the most common methods and some key tips for hooping success.

Supplies:

  • None

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Technique: Gathering with a Serger

A great advantage to using an overlocker is differential feed. Learn the basics of this machine function and how to use it to create a gathering or stretching effect in your projects. Further enhance your ruffles by using the gathering presser foot. We will show you how.

Supplies to practice: None!

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Jul
18
to Jul 20

Annie Unrein Events

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“Annie” of Patterns By Annie and ByAnnie.com will be joining us for 3 days.  Please join us for one, two or all three of these fun filled days.

Thursday, July 18th | Doors Open at 5:00 - Dinner served at 5:30

Lecture, Trunk Show and Amish Dinner - Cost $39.99

Weekend Projects & Quick Gifts

Lecture Description: Projects that can be made in a weekend (or less!) yield quick gratification. With a smaller investment of time and money per project, they also make great gifts. From purses and placemats to lunch bags and travel accessories, you will discover terrific ideas for easy projects and gifts for all ages. Annie will share a trunk show of samples including ideas for practical and useful projects for organizing your sewing and personal spaces. Learn techniques that make these projects even easier from using the proper stabilizers to foolproof methods for installing zippers, working with vinyl and mesh, and more. Discover two awesome techniques for turning fabric tubes for handles and straps and learn tips for adding hardware to make adjustable straps. Learn how to make your own bias binding to match any project, including easy methods for cutting bindings in a small space. Discover tips for binding raw edges and the secrets to beautiful, wrinkle-free bindings, even on corners and curves! Sometimes using just the right machine foot, tool, or a particular supply makes all the difference between easy and hard, so Annie will also share lots of tips about her favorite tools and supplies. Bring your gift list -- you'll leave excited, energized, and ready to go home and make some easy projects!

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Friday, July 19th | 9:30 to 4:30

Project: “Take A Stand” - This is a companion to the pattern “Running with Scissors”

Cost $65.00 for class or $150.00 for two classes and Lecture/Trunk Show/Dinner (Class fee does not include pattern and lunch)

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Saturday, July 20th | 9:30 to 4:30

Project: “Running with Scissors” - This is a companion to the pattern “Take A Stand”

Cost $65.00 for class or $150.00 for two classes and Lecture/Trunk Show/Dinner (Class fee does not include pattern and lunch)

Supply List


Annie’s Bio: A creative lifetime quilter, Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and ByAnnie.com has been designing patterns and teaching since 2000. With a focus on practical and useful projects, Annie's patterns appeal to a sewists of all ages and levels. Annie is the creator of ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, an innovative product she designed to add body, stability and a professional finish to purses, bags, home dec items, and more. A popular instructor, Annie teaches online and also travels worldwide to teach. She loves sharing techniques for making sewing bags and purses easier while yielding professional results. Annie is based in St. George, Utah, where she and her energetic team operate the popular website By Annie.com. They are your source for patterns, Soft and Stable, handbag zippers in over 48 colors, purse hardware, mesh, vinyl, and more.




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Jul
22
9:30 AM09:30

Bargello Quilt Class Part 2

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Construction of the classic "scalloped" version of the Bargello quilt. All strip cut and machine pieced, the result is an intricate looking 
quilt constructed in a very short time. Join Joanne and see how fun this quilt is to make.  Sew many color possibilities.

When: July 8 and the 22. A 2-session class - MUST ATTEND BOTH.

Cost: $45 (covers both sessions), plus cost of book

Instructor: JoAnn Gwin

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Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

OESD School of Embroidery

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OESD School of Embroidery - Cutwork Lingerie Bag

Date: July 29th, 9:30 to ??

Cost: $20 includes kit and design

For the class you will need to bring a USB that we will load your designs/instruction onto. your own We will also provide you with a kit with the pillow case, stabilizer, and notions to complete the project. Please bring a thread of your choice.

These are good building block classes, they cover the basics and provide the knowledge for successful and enjoyable embroidery projects. This class will introduce you to some of the embroidery capabilities of your machine and also keep you familiar with using your embroidery machine. You will also be shown other projects you can make using the same techniques learned in class.

This project is compatible with any embroidery machine that has the capability to stitch 5” x 5" designs.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • USB Stick to load project design the day of class

Other Supplies and Tools:

  • 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray

  • Isacord thread

  • Embroidery Needle Size 75/11

  • OESD  thread trimming scissors

  • OESD Expert Embroidery Scissors

  • OESD Perfect Embroidery Press Cloth (recommended)

Bernina 770 QEE machines will be provided.  


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Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Poppin Bag Class

Date & Time: two sessions, July 31 and August 7 - 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $45.00 - includes pattern and wire for one bag

Instructor: Carol Sciarini

See Supply List.

Join Carol to make this wonderful travel bag. Large zipper top bag feels bigger on the inside than the out. Has two pockets on the outside and inside to keep things organized. Pattern has easy-to-follow instructions using a focus fabric or 2.5" strips, and includes two stainless steel stays.

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Aug
2
to Aug 3

34th Anniversary Sale

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Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America

Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America

Chestnut Ridge Sewing 34th Anniversary Sale

When: August 2nd 9am to 7pm and August 3rd from 9am to 3pm

Join us for our 34th Anniversary Weekend Celebration! This two day event is packed with fun for everyone, from ice-cream to special machine pricing on our BERNINA machines. We will be welcoming Paul Ashworth, the President of BERNINA of America on Friday, August 2nd from 9am to to 12pm. Along with Demo stations and prize drawings, save 34% on your purchase (some exclusions apply) and the first 34 people to arrive receive a $34 gift card to spend at Chestnut Ridge Sewing (Each Day).

You will have the chance learn about BERNINA’s top-of-the line sewing, embroidery and quilting machines and experience the BERNINA community. We want to say a huge thank you for 34 years of business and we can't wait for you to join us for this fun-filled weekend.

This celebration will include:

  • Visit with President of BERNINA of America, Paul Ashworth

  • Free ice-cream

  • Special machine pricing on our BERNINA machines (financing available)

  • Demo stations

  • Prize drawings

  • Save 34% on your purchase (some exclusions apply)

  • The first 34 people to arrive receive a $34 gift card to spend at Chestnut Ridge Sewing (each day)

  • Enter to win the grand price - BERNINA 790 PLUS!

GRAND PRIZE - BERNINA 790 PLUS

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Aug
7
9:30 AM09:30

Poppin Bag Class

Date & Time: two sessions, July 31 and August 7 - 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $45.00 - includes pattern and wire for one bag

Instructor: Carol Sciarini

See Supply List.

Join Carol to make this wonderful travel bag. Large zipper top bag feels bigger on the inside than the out. Has two pockets on the outside and inside to keep things organized. Pattern has easy-to-follow instructions using a focus fabric or 2.5" strips, and includes two stainless steel stays.

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Aug
15
9:30 AM09:30

Bernina Creative Studio

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Time: 9:30-?

Cost: $20. Bring your USB stick and your lunch!

Project: Self Binding Baby Blanket

Quick baby gifts are always valuable projects to keep in your sewing repertoire. Learn how to make a simple baby blanket with some challenging materials this month, as well as ideas on how to customize for thoughtful gifts.

Supplies:

  • 36” x 36” square of plush fabric (Cuddle/Minkee)

  • 40” x 40” square of lightweight satin

  • Embroidery thread

  • Chalk marker (chaco liner, tailor’s chalk

  • Pins

  • Quilting ruler

  • OESD StitcH20 water soluble topping

  • Sideways Motion Foot #40C

  • Three-sole Walking Foot #50

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Embroidery: Appliqued Decorator Pillow

Applique done in the hoop is not only faster, it allows for stunning effects not possible using conventional methods. This project is the perfect marriage of modern and traditional. We will integrate appliqued squares into a 9-patch layout to create an 18 inch pillow cover that is sure to become a focal point in your home décor.

We will be embroidering one block of the pillow

Supplies to make entire pillow:

  • 1 yd fabric (linen is suggested)

  • 1⁄4 yd applique fabric

  • Heavyweight Cutaway Stabilizer

  • 505 Spray

  • Embroidery Thread to match or complement linen

  • BERNINA Edgestitch foot #10

Technique: Spanish Hemstitch Attachment #47

Expand your horizons and experience the BERNINA Spanish Hemstitch Attachment. Learn beautiful Spanish hemstitching techniques while making this airy summer table runner. No batting or quilting, just fabric, thread, cords and fun!

Supplies:

  • Fabric 20” by WOF ((Linen is suggested)

  • Open Embroidery Foot #20/20C

  • Spanish Hemstitch Attachment #47

  • BERNINA Free Hand System

  • Bobbin threaded with same sewing thread as top

  • Best Press

  • Scissors

  • Curved ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter

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Aug
16
9:30 AM09:30

Kimberbell Spooky Soiree

Kimberbell Machine Embroidery - One-Day Event

When you arrive at a Kimberbell ® Event, you’ll receive an exclusive sewing bag completely filled with Kimberbell fabric, paper tape, ribbon, buttons, and more to make four amazing event projects.

We’ll even cut the stabilizer for you! So that you can start stitching right away, you’ll want to pack a few supplies in your own sewing toolbox.

Registration/Supply List

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Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Ruler Round About & Circle Rulers

Amanda Murphy - Ruler Round About!  & Circle Rulers

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $69

Instructor: Amanda Murphy

Supply List

Are you ready to take ruler work to the next level?  Join Amanda for a relaxed, flexible class in which you can try quilting with many rulers and learn which are right for you.  Amanda will show you some of her favorites and you can bring along some of your own.

Circle Rulers are Amanda’s favorite tool because of their versatility and ease of use.  Learn how to use them in a variety of ways to create many designs and variations

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Aug
23
9:30 AM09:30

A Quilting Plan & Free Motion Quilting

Amanda Murphy - Developing A Quilting Plan & Free Motion Quilting

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $69

Instructor: Amanda Murphy

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Developing a Quilting Plan (AM)

Learn how Amanda plans her quilting designs so that they both enhance the piecing and enable a square and smooth finish.  Quilting affords the opportunity to add another layer of design and you don’t have to be an expert to get that spectacular results.

Free Motion Quilting (PM)

Have you admired the work of expert quilters but don’t know where to begin when quilting your own projects?  This class demystifies the process. We’ll learn to free-motion quilt some of Amanda's favorite patterns. Go home invigorated and ready to finish those quilt tops!

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Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Celestial Lights Ruler Panel Class

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Date:  Saturday, August 24nd

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Supply list

Cost: $69 plus Amanda Murphy's Good Measure Every Oval Ruler Set from Brewer Sewing- MSRP $69.99 and A Celestial Lights Ruler Panel Guide MSRP $22. Fabric panel included.

*If you are attending all three of Amanda Murphy’s classes, you will receive a $50 gift card to be used on any Amanda Murphy fabric, patterns or accessories.

Instructor: Amanda Murphy

Learn the basics of Rulerwork with BERNINA Expert Amanda Murphy.  She’ll show you many designs you can do with her brand new set of Oval Rulers that debuted at BERNINA University using her new panel. You’ll  go home with many ideas about how to use them on your own quilts!

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Sep
3
to Sep 4

Vector Designs Paper Piece Workshop

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Vector Designs Paper Piece Workshop with David Gilleland.

Skill Level: Rigel and Rigel B - Advanced Beginner Foundation/Paper Piecing

David has developed a new class for the advanced beginner foundation/paper piecer. In this class you will learn how to work with smaller paper pieced points. You will also learn how to easily complete curves and Y seams.

Supply List

Materials:

Required pattern (includes foundation papers) available in 2 sizes

• Rigel B (48” x 48”) $34.97 or

• Rigel (96” x 96”) $64.97

  • basic class supplies – see list

  • 12" Add-a-Quarter Ruler (available for purchase the day of class)

  • Elmer's Purple Washable Glue Stick

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Sep
5
to Sep 7

Ohio Amish Quilt Festival

Registration Now OPEN

You don't want miss this event at the Mt Hope Event Center! 

8076 State Route 241
Millersburg, Ohio
in Mt. Hope. For more information, visit their website

General Admission
General admission is $5 per day or a 3 day pass is $13. This ticket will allow entry to vendor mall and quilt show. Specific tickets for classes, school house or trunk-shows can be purchased separately

Hosting Shops:
Chestnut Ridge Sewing, Lone Star Quilt Shop, Miller's Dry Goods, Paw Patch Quilt Shop, Hotel Millersburg

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Sep
17
9:30 AM09:30

Open Sew Day with Joanne/Betty

Sit and Sew with Joanne Hubbard and Betty Firebaugh

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Cost: $20

Time: 9:30 AM  4:30 PM

Bring a project or two of your own choosing and get some serious work done on it! Joanne can help you with any of your sewing/quilting projects.  Betty will be available to assist you with your Machine Embroidery needs. There is always lots of sewing, laughter, and fellowship, so come join the fun.

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Sep
18
9:30 AM09:30

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs with Joanne

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Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Instructor: JOANNE Hubbard

Cost: $37.50, includes pattern

Supply List

No matter which style of rug you choose to make, you’ll need a sewing machine that can sew both a straight and zig zag stitch, and an extension table for your machine is helpful to help keep the rug flat while sewing it.

If you are making one of the larger rugs, you most likely will not complete the rug in class, but you will have a good start and learn how to do all steps of the process, even the ending.

One of the Jelly Roll Rug patterns is required for this class.

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Anita Goodesign Embroidery Event

Welcome Back “Taylor” for Anita’s University 501

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Anita's University 501 with Taylor Henderson - Anita Goodesign Hands On - 2 Day Event

When: Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st. Doors Open at 8:30  Event Starts at 9:00 and ends at 4:00. Make sure you’re in the loop by signing up for 501: In the Hoop now!

Cost: $99, (includes project kits, all supplies, lunch and snacks

You will also receive:

  • * 3 ring binder with 250+ pages of step-by-step tutorials

  • * USB Stick with over 130+ designs

  • *New Special class pricing on Anita Goodesign products.

  • *Exclusive sneak peeks on new techniques & new collections

  • *Experience 7 hands-on projects using state of the art machines

Anita Goodesign is thinking inside the hoop with the newest class in our university line up, 501: In the Hoop! In this class you will be learning all about our innovative in the hoop techniques. As the name suggest, all of the projects are made easily in your hoop and create unique, fun, and useful projects. We’ll cover a lot of different in the hoop projects like personalized tags, beautiful sun catchers, and decorative lace wreaths. You’ll see how to make handy luggage tags, cardholders, keychain bags…and sew much more! You’ll receive hands-on learning by one of our amazing educators - Taylor Henderson. You’ll see how to incorporate your machine to really take your projects to the next level. All of this education will be supported by beautiful designs on your USB stick so that you can create these projects anytime you like!

Taylor will be bringing great samples to stir your creativity and offer amazing discounts - available only at the event.  Plus, get a sneak peek at new designs.



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Sep
25
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Ultimate Travel Bag Class Part 1

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Dates: Sep 25 and Oct 2 (need to attend both).

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Class Fee: $45 includes pattern

This is a great travel bag featuring a total of 8 pockets inside and out, 2 that have zipper closures. Additional features include easy-to-grab handles or adjustable padded shoulder strap, and a back strap to secure to a rolling suitcase. Buttons on the bottom of the bag helps reduce wear and tear. 

See Supply List.

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Sep
25
to Sep 26

Gathering Stitches

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DONUTS | DEMOS | DISCOUNTS

Choose either WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY.

Cost: $10 Pre-Register. $12 Day of Event

Ticket includes entry to the Gathering Stitches event (held at the Heritage Center) where you will enjoy fresh locally made donuts, coffee, and a 10 min. demo from each participating shop, featuring 5 different easy to make projects. You will receive a free gift and a 20% discount coupon* for each shop! After the demo, gather your friends and head out to the participating shops for some shopping and take a closer look at the projects that were demonstrated. Each shop will have kits and patterns available for purchase.

*Coupons are valid for a one-time purchase on Sep 25th or 26th. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase.

New Show Location

Heritage Community Center | 3558 US-62, Millersburg OH, 44654

Begins at 9:30 AM (doors open 1/2 hour earlier)

Participating Shops

  • Chestnut Ridge Sewing

  • Lone Star Quilt Shop

  • Helping Hands Quilt Shop

  • Plaid Sheep Company

  • Miller's Dry Goods

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Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Ultimate Travel Bag Class Part 2

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Dates: Sep 25 and Oct 2 (need to attend both).

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Class Fee: $45 includes pattern

This is a great travel bag featuring a total of 8 pockets inside and out, 2 that have zipper closures. Additional features include easy-to-grab handles or adjustable padded shoulder strap, and a back strap to secure to a rolling suitcase. Buttons on the bottom of the bag helps reduce wear and tear. 

See Supply List.

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Oct
11
9:30 AM09:30

Open Sew Day with Joanne/Betty

Sit and Sew with Joanne Hubbard and Betty Firebaugh

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Cost: $20

Time: 9:30 AM  4:30 PM

Bring a project or two of your own choosing and get some serious work done on it! Joanne can help you with any of your sewing/quilting projects.  Betty will be available to assist you with your Machine Embroidery needs. There is always lots of sewing, laughter, and fellowship, so come join the fun.

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Oct
22
to Oct 23

BERNINA Academy Identity

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  • Embroidered Buttonholes

  • Designing Shapes in Embroidery

  • Sashiko Stitching

  • Mock Trapunto Stitching

  • Satin Stitch Scalloped hen

  • Texture Fabric

  • Designing Stitches

  • Rulerwork Quilting

  • Needle Felting

  • Embroidery Applique

  • Corded Buttonholes

  • PaintWorks


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Oct
30
to Nov 2

Amish Country Shop Hop

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2019 Country Quilt Shop Hop

Participating Shops:

  • Carlisle Fabric & Quilts, Sugarcreek;

  • Chestnut Ridge Sewing, Walnut Creek;

  • Country Charm Fabrics, Jeromesville;

  • Fabric Obsession, Medina;

  • The Fabric Peddler, Wadsworth;

  • Helping Hands Quilt Shop, Berlin;

  • Lone Star Quilt Shop, Mt Hope;

  • Miller's Dry Goods, (in Charm)Millersburg;

  • Ohio Star Quilts, Akron;

  • Paw Patch Quilt Shop, Mt Vernon

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Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Tool Tote / Boxy Tote

Carol is offering one class with your choice of project, either the Boxy Tote or the Tool Tote.  

Time: 9:30 to 4:00

Cost : $40.00 includes the pattern and wire for "one" bag


Boxy Tote

The Boxy Tote was designed to hold a Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine. It has a rigid metal frame that holds the mouth of the bag open and offers protection for its contents. Boxy is great for knitting projects, sewing supplies, also the best diaper bag ever.

** Plus if you attend our class you will receive a coupon for 1/2 off service for your Singer Feather weight.**

We will also have wooden insert for base of bags available. See Supply List

Soft & Sable Cutting Chart.

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Tool Tote

Tool Tote is about 15" long x 10" wide x 7" tall.
Tool Tote is what everyone needs! The bag everyone WANTS! Pockets all the way around on the outside, pockets all the way around on the inside! Heavy duty formed metal stays that keep the bags mouth wide open, easy to get in and reach all your important tools. Tools are not the only things it's good for--there are many other uses for this versatile tote. See Supply List.

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Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Bargello Quilt Class Part 1

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Construction of the classic "scalloped" version of the Bargello quilt. All strip cut and machine pieced, the result is an intricate looking 
quilt constructed in a very short time. Join Joanne and see how fun this quilt is to make.  Sew many color possibilities.

When: July 8 and the 22. A 2-session class - MUST ATTEND BOTH.

Cost: $45 (covers both sessions), plus cost of book

Instructor: JoAnn Gwin

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Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Open Sew Day with Joanne/Betty

Sit and Sew with Joanne Hubbard and Betty Firebaugh

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Cost: $20

Time: 9:30 AM  4:30 PM

Bring a project or two of your own choosing and get some serious work done on it! Joanne can help you with any of your sewing/quilting projects.  Betty will be available to assist you with your Machine Embroidery needs. There is always lots of sewing, laughter, and fellowship, so come join the fun.

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Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidered Hat Class

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Create A Bernina Hat

When: June 27th, 10:00 to 12:00

Cost: $25.00 (Includes the Hat and Design)

Instructor: Betty Firebaugh

We will be using the Hoop ‘N’ Buddyz Hat Hoop Insert with your Bernina Embroidery Machine to create an embroidered Ball Cap with the Bernina Logo. You may also purchase an additional cap and bring the file of your choice to do a second hat.

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Contained in your kit:

  • Ladies hat - white

  • 1 piece Stabil-Stick Stabilizer

  • Design- Bernina Made to Create

We will provide: Blue painter’s tape

You will need to bring:

  • Sewing machine with embroidery module

  • Sewing notions, including tweezers and snips

  • Large oval hoop

  • Hoop ‘N’ Buddyz Insert (available for sale)

  • Bobbin Wound with white embroidery thread

  • Black and Red embroidery thread

  • 90/14 embroidery needle

  • Additional hats/thread/design as desired

  • Additional Stabil Stick stabilizer

Note: if you wish to order additional blank hats (men or women’s) please contact us at least 10 days prior to class to allow time for shipping.


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Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

OESD Machine Embroidery Technique

This technique class occurs each month.

Cost: $20.00
Time: 9:30 to 2:30

Instructors: Betty and Carol

See Supply List.

Printable Instructions


Our June Project

Learn 3 methods of applique plus a review on tiling and and doing binding in this Dresden Plate Trivet Class. Please bring your lunch and any drink you may like. Coffee and tea are available in the classroom.

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Class Series Description

Often new machine owners wonder “What’s my next step after my embroidery guide class?” “How can I learn more about embroidery techniques?” In answer to those questions, Chestnut Ridge Sewing is pleased to announce we are now offering classes from the OESD School of Embroidery. These classes focus on embroidery techniques and explain the theory behind them.

Each month we do a small project while exploring the methods used to create the embroidery. We will discuss the best practices to use and available products that will help the user gain confidence in their stitching skills.

Please join Carol and Betty on the last Monday of each month for a fun day of learning more about machine embroidery. Bring a sack lunch and plan to stay for the day. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive Class

When: June 21st, 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $45. Includes Designs and Kits (please bring a lunch)

Instructor: Carol Sciarini

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Machine Embroider by Number: Love at Home

Machine Embroider by Number: Love at Home

Heart-shaped wisps of smoke coming from the chimney say there is "Love at Home" in this Kimberbell original Embroider by Number project. Crosshatch quilting on the large and medium sizes is sewn to perfection in-the-hoop with optional ribbon loops for hanging the little quilt. The small size is just right for a pin cushion or ornament.

Instructions



Sage Owl Oven Mitt

Sage Owl Oven Mitt

There are two definitions for the word sage. One meaning wisdom and good judgment, as in sage advice. The other, a savory culinary herb popular in meat and poultry dishes. Take our advice and serve up a spicy dish for your family with these adorable owl oven mitts. In three sizes, for holding saucepan handles to a cast iron skillet, your fingers fit just inside the wings. We've stitched our owls with Woolies flannel and recommend a layer of insulated lining like Insul-Bright for use as a hot pad or oven mitt.

Instructions

Life is Sweet Tea Towel

Life is Sweet Tea Towel

From strawberry shortcake or strawberry jam, dipped in chocolate or frosty daiquiri, life is sweeter with strawberries. This delightful tea towel captures all the cuteness of a red ripe strawberry. With our innovative technique for Over-the-Edge applique, fabric is placed on both the front and back of the tea towel hem. A layer of flexi foam is sandwiched in between the fruity fabric pieces which gives dimension and makes the embroidered strawberries seem almost real. Enjoy every delicious stitch!

Instructions




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Jun
20
9:30 AM09:30

Bernina Creative Studio

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Time: 9:30 video, sewing to follow

Cost: $20. Bring your USB stick and your lunch!

Project: Modern Heart Wallhanging

Make this sweet scrappy heart wall hanging with a modern twist. Learn Applique, embellishment with decorative stitching and stitch designer. This project is beginner friendly!

Supplies:

  • Summer Skinnies Pattern by Ribbon Candy Quilt Company

  • Fabric and supplies according to pattern

  • Assorted strips of red and blue fabric that are various widths: 1”, 1 1/2”, 2”; about 12” long (for heart)

  • Fusible paper backed web (like Steam a Seam)

  • Permanent marker

  • Patchwork Foot #97D

  • Clear Applique Foot #23

  • Open Embroidery Foot #20D

  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator #42

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS

  • Clover Wonder Clips


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Embroidery: Endless Embroidered Table Runner

Learn to use Endless Embroidery to help you line up embroidery designs for the most precise placement for multiple designs such as a borders. Endless Embroidery creates registration marks that are stitched that help take the fear out of re-hooping. Using Endless Embroidery is perfect for embellishing bed linens, table linens and more.

Supplies:

  • 45” length of fabric, 15-18” wide

  • OESD Ultra Clean and Tear Fusible Embroidery Stabilizer (10 yd x 20” roll)

  • Isacord Embroidery Thread - #1840 used in sample

  • Bobbin thread

  • Chaco Liner Blue or similar marking tool

  • Ruler for making horizontal and vertical center lines

  • KAI 4” Curved Needlecraft Scissors

  • BERNINA Embroidery Machine with Endless Embroidery functionality (B 880 PLUS, 790 PLUS, 700, 590, 500)

  • BERNINA Mega Hoop OR BERNINA Maxi or Jumbo Hoop

Technique: Free Motion Quilting with Rulers

Learn what you need to get started as you venture into this increasingly popular machine quilting technique. Rulers can open up a whole new world of free-motion quilting. As long as you can move the quilt under the needle, you can do rulerwork. The experienced machine quilter will find rulerwork techniques add interest to their free-motion skills.

Supplies to practice: None!

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Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

Kimberbell Bench Buddies

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $49.99 includes CD ($39.95 value)

Kits available for all three projects $19.99

Kimberbell Bench Buddies (May, June, July & August)

Join Carol and make a new pillow cover for each month, then switch out the pillow form as the season and holidays change. Two different designs for each month fit our 8” square or 5½ x 9½” rectangle pillow forms. All embroidered designs can be stitched in a 5 x 7 hoop.

Choose complimentary fabrics and stitch the pillows as a set. Bench buddies are completely cute propped on a shelf for decoration too. From snowmen to bunnies, and hearts to shamrocks, the first set of Kimberbell’s new series features designs for May, June, July & August.

Great class for beginners to advanced.  New techniques are always introduced. Bring your machine, or try out a Bernina.  Just call ahead and borrow one of our classroom 770QEE. Classes with Carol are always FUN!!!

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Jun
18
9:30 AM09:30

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs with Joanne

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Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Instructor: JOANNE Hubbard

Cost: $37.50, includes pattern

Supply List

No matter which style of rug you choose to make, you’ll need a sewing machine that can sew both a straight and zig zag stitch, and an extension table for your machine is helpful to help keep the rug flat while sewing it.

If you are making one of the larger rugs, you most likely will not complete the rug in class, but you will have a good start and learn how to do all steps of the process, even the ending.

One of the Jelly Roll Rug patterns is required for this class.

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May
29
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Ultimate Travel Bag Class Part 2

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Dates: May 22 & 29 (need to attend both).

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Class Fee: $45 includes pattern

This is a great travel bag featuring a total of 8 pockets inside and out, 2 that have zipper closures. Additional features include easy-to-grab handles or adjustable padded shoulder strap, and a back strap to secure to a rolling suitcase. Buttons on the bottom of the bag helps reduce wear and tear. 

See Supply List.

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May
28
9:30 AM09:30

Tuffet Construction Class Part 2

Dates: This is a two session class - May 13th - 9:30 to 4:30 and May 28th 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: two sessions $45.00 (plus cost of kit and pattern)

Construction kits will be available.  Please place your order no later than 10 days prior to the first class.  

Kit includes:

Complete 18in Round Tuffet Kit, Woodbase, Pre-beveled quality foam attached to wood base, t-nut installed in wood base, upholstery batting, button, cording and high quality furniture legs.

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May
24
to May 25

OESD School of Embroidery Live

When – Friday & Saturday – May 24th & 25th

Time  –  doors Open at 8:30 / Event 9-4 PM

Workshop fee is $99, includes lunches, snacks, & kits.

Workshop value over $350. Goodie bag valued at over $300 – filled with embroidery items and an exclusive OESD design library with over 100 designs.  

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Kellie Rushing - Educational Consultant

Kellie began sewing at the age of 5 when her grandmother taught her hand embroidery and crochet.  Her love of sewing continued through junior high and high school, with home economics adding a passion for machine sewing.

In her 20’s,  Kellie decided to use her skill at sewing to start a home based business making custom draperies. After moving to the Dallas area, she opened a sewing machine dealership.  

When she sold her business, Kellie became a freelance educator and a National Trade Show team member. She loves going into stores and educating consumers on all things sewing! Machine embroidery is a particular favorite.

Kellie enjoys reading, knitting and travel when she isn’t in her sewing studio.  Kellie lives in a suburb of Ft. Worth, TX with her husband and her beloved dog, Roxie.


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May
22
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Ultimate Travel Bag Class Part 1

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Dates: May 22 & 29 (need to attend both).

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Class Fee: $45 includes pattern

This is a great travel bag featuring a total of 8 pockets inside and out, 2 that have zipper closures. Additional features include easy-to-grab handles or adjustable padded shoulder strap, and a back strap to secure to a rolling suitcase. Buttons on the bottom of the bag helps reduce wear and tear. 

See Supply List.

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May
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bernina Creative Studio

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Time: 9:30 video, sewing to follow

Cost: $20. Bring your USB stick and your lunch!

Project: Fast Fun Placemats

These placemats are made with Soft and Stable by Annie and 2.5 inch width strips of fabric. The ever popular flip and sew method will make fast work of these placemats. You will want to make a set for every season or occasion.

Supplies:

  • Soft and Stable (package 36” x 58” to make four)

  • 2 ½ inch wide strips of fabric (use precuts or cut your own)

  • 4 fat quarters for backing

  • Sewline Styla (water erasable fabric marker)

  • Patchwork Foot

  • #97D

  • 505 Temporary Spray Adhesive

  • Aurifil Thread (to match project), rotary cutter, mat and ruler


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Embroidery: Free-arm Embroidery

Learn to use the BERNINA embroidery machine’s free-arm, which provides you with more space when embroidering projects that are not flat. It makes it easier to create great looking embroidery even on a project with “shape” and can be used with several BERNINA hoop sizes.

Supplies:

  • Baby Bodysuit/Onesie

  • OESD PolyMesh CutAway Embroidery Stabilizer

  • OESD StitcH20 Topping

  • OESD Gentle Touch Backing (1 piece approximately 3”x 4”)

  • Isacord Embroidery Thread

  • Superior Threads Bottom line 60wt thread in bobbin

  • 505 Adhesive Spray

  • BERNINA Embroidery Machine with Extended Freearm

  • BERNINA Medium Hoop


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Technique: Foot Feature – Invisible Ziper Foot #35

Learn how easy it is to add an invisible zipper to any project. Using the Invisible Zipper Foot #35 and a straight stitch, we will create a small bag, showing you how to quickly add that professional look of an invisible zipper!

Supplies:

  • Invisible Zipper Foot #35

  • Construction thread to match fabric - needle and bobbin

  • Two 5” x 10” rectangles - fabric of choice

  • Two 5” x 10” rectangles interfacing, fused to the two 5”x10” fabric of choice

  • 7” to 9” invisible zipper

  • 4” x 14” Quilting Ruler

  • Fabric Chalk Marker

  • Wonder Clips

  • Scissors

  • If you have a serger, serge the edges of each piece to prevent raveling.

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May
15
9:30 AM09:30

Poppin Bag Class

Date & Time: two sessions, May 8th and 15th - 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $45.00 - includes pattern and wire for one bag

Instructor: Carol Sciarini

See Supply List.

Join Carol to make this wonderful travel bag. Large zipper top bag feels bigger on the inside than the out. Has two pockets on the outside and inside to keep things organized. Pattern has easy-to-follow instructions using a focus fabric or 2.5" strips, and includes two stainless steel stays.

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May
13
9:30 AM09:30

Tuffet Construction Class Part 1

Dates: This is a two session class - May 13th - 9:30 to 4:30 and May 28th 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: two sessions $45.00 (plus cost of kit and pattern)

Construction kits will be available.  Please place your order no later than 10 days prior to the first class.  

Kit includes:

Complete 18in Round Tuffet Kit, Woodbase, Pre-beveled quality foam attached to wood base, t-nut installed in wood base, upholstery batting, button, cording and high quality furniture legs.

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May
10
to May 11

Kimberbell Sewing with Gnomies

We’re hosting a Kimberbell event with a sewing and garden theme! Create with Kimberbell Boutique Blanks:polka dot tea towel, buffalo check tote, and rectangle pillow form, plus darling scissors and tape measure. Learn new techniques like over-the-edge applique and more!

May 10 & 11 - 9:30 - 4:30

Cost $129.99

Supply List

Includes, kits, lunch, snacks and use of Bernina 770QE Machines.  Reserve your spot now!


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May
8
9:30 AM09:30

Poppin Bag Class

Date & Time: two sessions, May 8th and 15th - 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $45.00 - includes pattern and wire for one bag

Instructor: Carol Sciarini

See Supply List.

Join Carol to make this wonderful travel bag. Large zipper top bag feels bigger on the inside than the out. Has two pockets on the outside and inside to keep things organized. Pattern has easy-to-follow instructions using a focus fabric or 2.5" strips, and includes two stainless steel stays.

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May
1
9:30 AM09:30

Kimberbell Bench Pillow Class

Join Carol and create a darling bench pillow (this class will offer the Watermelon bench pillow). We will be offering this class quarterly. There are two hooping options available on the CD to complete the Bench pillow.  Embroidery fields needed are 6” x 10” and  9” x 14”.  Since hoop sizes vary depending on brand of machine, please make certain that your hoop will work with the specified embroidery fields needed. 

Cost: $45.00 includes CD

Instructor: Carol Sciarini.

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Supply List

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

OESD Machine Embroidery Technique

This technique class occurs each month.

Cost: $20.00
Time: 9:30 to 2:30

Instructors: Betty and Carol

See Supply List.

Printable Instructions

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Our April Project: Point-to-Point Serving Strip

Smaller than a traditional table runner, this serving strip is designed to be used in the center of a table or buffet as a place to set hot serving dishes. Simple piecing and quilting-in-the-hoop techniques make it quick to stitch and fun to make. Learn about thread selection, hooping methods, and suitable designs for in-the-hoop quilting as you stitch this useful item for your home.

Finished size: 9" x 29.5"

This project is compatible with any embroidery machine that has the capability to stitch 5" x 7" designs.


Class Series Description

Often new machine owners wonder “What’s my next step after my embroidery guide class?” “How can I learn more about embroidery techniques?” In answer to those questions, Chestnut Ridge Sewing is pleased to announce we are now offering classes from the OESD School of Embroidery. These classes focus on embroidery techniques and explain the theory behind them.

Each month we do a small project while exploring the methods used to create the embroidery. We will discuss the best practices to use and available products that will help the user gain confidence in their stitching skills.

Please join Carol and Betty on the last Monday of each month for a fun day of learning more about machine embroidery. Bring a sack lunch and plan to stay for the day. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

Carol's Daphne Handbag

Join us for Carol's Daphne Handbag

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Cost: $25 fee includes pattern.

Instructor: Carol

See Supply List.

Join Carol and make this Sallie Tomato Daphne Handbag Pattern- A very quick sew bag that is fun to make. The handbag features an exterior accent, faux piping, zipper closure, and an adjustable cross body strap. There are two interior pockets, zipper closure, and optional rivets. We carry all the needed hardware, zippers and you will even make a tassel.

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Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

BERNINA Creative Studio

Time: 9:30am -

Instructor: Sue McCullagh 

BRING YOUR USB STICK AND A LUNCH!

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Project: Wacky T-Shirt Throw

This throw goes together easy an fast. Cut the focal points from your T-shirt and add strips to the sides and top and bottom to make it a 14 inch square. Stitch 20 together to make a 48 by 64 inch top and then quilt as desired!

Supplies:

  • 20 assorted T-shirts, cut into 14” squares and with Pellon EK130 Easy Knit White fusible interfacing fused on the back (or some other kind of fusible interfacing)

  • 20-40 2.5” x WOF strips or pre-cuts, sewing thread

  • Bernina foot #97D (1/4” foot) cotton batting (twin size), fabric for backing to measure 60” x 73”

  • You will not need to bring the batting and the backing to class.


Embroidery: Pinpoint Placement

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Pinpoint Placement is so easy even when your project is not hooped perfectly. Learn how to simply select two points to determine the embroidery axis and size, check it to your liking and experience stitching success!

Supplies: Kitchen/dish towel, OESD Ultra Clean & Tear stabilizer (10” x 15”), OESD StitcH20 Topping (6”x*’, Embroidery thread, Bobbin thread, 505 Spray, Large Oval Hoop


Technique: Overlock – A Balanced Stitch

Successful serging begins with understanding the stitch. Learn to dissect the components of 4-thread Overlock stitch formation. Then work to troubleshoot a balanced stitch and gain the confidence to adjust settings for all your textile and creative needs.

Supplies: kit available

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