One of our most popular teachers, Jean Jones, is here yet again with another fabulous quilting class: Perfectly Bound.
It’s the finishing touches that make all the difference! Take your quilts from so-so to fabulous when you learn how easy perfect bindings are. Jean will teach you how to apply bindings to both straight and curved quilt edges, how to turn corners cleanly, and join the binding ends invisibly. If time allows she will also take a look at binding quilts that are not square (e.g. Hexagons) and turning inside corners. This class is suitable for those who have taken beginner quilting as well as experienced quilters.
This class is sold out in Abbotsford already, but we still have room in our Surrey/Langley location:
Surrey/Langley: Tuesday, May 13; 5:00–9:00
Abbotsford: Friday June 13, 10:00-2:00 SOLD OUT
One 4–hour class $32.00 plus supplies.
To register, click HERE or call us at 604-575-9028.
My name is Susan and I have been employed at A Great Notion for just about 3 and a half years. I have an excellent knowledge of the fabrics and notions we sell as well as our sewing machines. My main goal is to offer the best customer service I can and to make the most of your visit to the store. I pride myself in helping with good fabric selection and finding that one last fabric you need for your quilt. I also have a great knowledge of the notions we sell to make your sewing/quilting/embroidery project a breeze. My main love has always been in garment sewing and more recently home décor projects. Over the last few years I have learned to quilt and although I like the smaller projects, I am ready to take on a larger challenge.
I am writing this blog as I hear quite often about the other place, our competition and their great prices. I spent some time at my local fabric store (a Canadian chain), recorded some prices, looked at the quality of their product and listened for the service given. I must say not once while I was in there and taking tons of notes was I asked if I needed any help. Anyone that knows me knows I ask if you need help within the first 10 seconds of you being in the shop. I also found their quilting cottons to be of a lesser quality, but I also found some great deals on fabrics as long as I was a member. There are lots of fabrics that we do not sell and I do occasionally have to shop at other places. If you are looking for everyday sewing and quilting notions and good quality cottons then I think our store has it all. I have attached a chart showing some comparison pricing.
The choice is yours: Some things will be cheaper if you shop around and are willing to pay a membership fee, but for all your quilting needs at a GREAT price with GREAT service, A Great Notion is the place to shop.
Surrey/Langley: Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2:00 – 8:00 FREE
Abbotsford: Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2:00 – 8:00 FREE
It’s that time of year again… The time to start your Christmas projects so that they are done in time for the holidays! Join Nancy Riemersma for this 2-hour class and go home with a great Christmas stocking. $30 includes all supplies and the class.
Surrey/Langley: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 – 8pm
Keep warm with this beautiful Statement Shawl. Come in for our virtual club where you will learn all about the techniques, accessories, and more used to make this one-size-fits-all shawl. You will be able to try out the techniques on our machines and accessories, have coffee/tea, and have a great time with other sewists at this months Virtual Bernina Club. $15
Surrey/Langey: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 – 12pm
Abbotsford: Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2 – 4pm
Have you completed a few quilts and are now ready to take your quilts from good to great? Borders can be the answer! Look at a variety of border treatments with Jean Jones and learn how to construct a border with mitered corners and more. Suitable for a confident quilter. $32 plus supplies.
Surrey/Langley: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 – 5pm
Abbotsford: Friday, Nov. 15, 10 – 2pm
Learn how getting a perfect binding can be sew easy in this quilting class. Jean Jones will guide you through applying bindings to both straight and curved quilt edges. You’ll learn how to turn corners cleanly and join the binding ends invisibly. Suitable for all skill levels. $32 plus supplies.
Surrey/Langley: Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 – 5pm
Abbotsford: Thursday, Nov. 21, 5 – 9pm