Classes at The Fabric Patch

Registration Policy
Please mark class dates on your calendar. Our classes have an MTM (Meet the Minimum) date. There is a $5.00 handling fee for cancellations prior to the MTM date stated above. In the event we must cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be mailed to you or you can elect to substitute another class.

Fabric and/or fabric kits purchased for classes qualify for VIC (Very Important Customer) points. Please do not bring children or guests to class. Day classes, please do not park in the Sears parking area. Evening classes, please park behind the store and use the rear classroom entrance.

You must come into the store, enroll online, or call (909) 985-9000 to register by phone.

Class Transfer Policy
Due to numerous difficulties with students transferring from class to class, and dealing with price differences, we have decided to change our transfer policy.

You may transfer into any new class that is the same price as your original class. For all other circumstances, you must cancel the original class, then sign up for the new class.

In order to keep our records as neat as possible, we will only transfer your class one time.

Definition of Skill Levels
All levels - Assumes knowledge of basic sewing skills, basic rotary cutting skills and basic quilting skills, either appliqué or piecing.
Beginning level - Basic sewing skills with some rotary cutting skills and a working knowledge of a sewing machine.
Intermediate level - Assumes not only knowledge of the basics, but also experience using them.

Class Parking
Day classes: Do not park in front of the Aragon Construction building, they may tow your vehicle! Parking is available on the east side of our building.
Night classes: Please park in back of our store and use the classroom door. The store reopens 15 minutes before class starts.

How to start quilting:
Where should I begin to learn to quilt? First you need to learn to use the tools. We offer an Orientation to Quilting series that will get you started on how to use a rotary cutter and how to make a proper 1/4" seam.

Our It's OK class will start you down the quilting road by stressing new easy techniques, accurate machine piecing, and straight line machine quilting. You will finish a Triple Rail quilt in this class.

Next you might try the Simply Sampler class. This class teaches additonal skills such as curved piecing, triangles and many other techniques over a longer period of time. You will finish a sampler quilt in this class and many of the blocks can also be used to create still more quilts.

Other classes labeled "all levels" could now be added to your quilting experience. Specific techniques such as hand appliqué, hand quilting and machine quilting are taught in separate classes so you can improve these skills.

You are well on your way to becoming an accomplished quilter!

When should I sign up for a class?
Often we are asked when should I sign up for the class? We ask our customers to please enroll in a class at their earliest convenience. If you do not sign up at least two or three weeks in advance, the class may fill and you will be disappointed. Also we have given all our classes a Meet the Minimum date and if we do not have the minimum number of students enrolled, we will cancel the class on that date. Sooo...if you wait too long the class may be full or you might have been the one person we needed to meet the minimum enrollment and the class would not have been cancelled.

The Fabric Patch
5436D Arrow Hwy Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 985-9000 - Fax (909) 985-9163
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