"Keeping you quilting and sew happy!"



Glastonbury Location
860-633-0721
Orange Location
203-878-1654
Southington Location
860-793-6639

We offer a variety of different and unique classes that range in levels from entry level sewing all the way up to those who have been sewing for years. Below is a list of the upcoming scheduled classes with many more on its way.

Classes


This is a wonderful class for anyone that has not done a complete quilt from start to finish or someone that would like to know shortcuts or specifics about quiltmaking.

This is a wonderful class for anyone that has not done a complete quilt from start to finish or someone that would like to know shortcuts or specifics about quiltmaking.

Cost: $ 135.00
Continue learning about your machine and its useful features!

Cost: $ 20.00
Continue learning about your machine and its useful features!

Cost: $ 20.00
It's time to start using your embroidery machine more often and in new ways.

Cost: $ 20.00
It's time to start using your embroidery machine more often and in new ways.

Cost: $ 20.00
Bring your current project(s), machine, tools, something for lunch or snack. It's like an old fashioned "bee" with quilters who are willing to share their experience, ideas, opinions and friendship. Drop in any time or stay all day.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday night sewing parties = Great fun, serious snacking and sewing. Bring a current project to work on.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn what creates beautiful embroidery: proper hooping, correct stabilizers, needles, bobbin and embroidery threads, digitized designs, software options and more. It's free if you purchased your machine at Close to Home, other inquiries are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Learn what creates beautiful embroidery: proper hooping, correct stabilizers, needles, bobbin and embroidery threads, digitized designs, software options and more. It's free if you purchased your machine at Close to Home, other inquiries are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine. Stitching, threads, and operation of your sewing machine. You WILL learn something here.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine. Stitching, threads, and operation of your sewing machine. You WILL learn something here.

Cost: $ 250.00
Mexican Stars is a unique wall hanging using straight seam piecing with curved results.

Cost: $ 60.00
Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute beverage-themed apron to take home with you.

New table runner class!!

Cost: $ 40.00
This quilted tote is perfect for transporting lots of fabric, projects or a weekend get away! We 'll add pockets to keep any little items in check!

This quilted tote is perfect for transporting lots of fabric, projects or a weekend getaway! We'll add pockets to keep any little items in check!

Quilting is fun, easy, creative and relaxing. This class teaches everything you need to know for a successful first time quilting experience.

Cost: $ 95.00
Sampler is an easy, low commitment way to learn new quilting techniques. Pay just $10 to start, and come once a month for an hour-long demo class at your choice of four dates & time slots.

Cost: $ 10.00
New For 2018 - Based On The Floral Menagerie Collection From In The Beginning Fabrics, We Will Construct A Beautiful 72 x 96 (or Large) Quilt Using The Accuquilt Go Cutter System and Machine Applique

Cost: $ 20.00
New For 2018 - Based On The Floral Menagerie Collection From In The Beginning Fabrics, We Will Construct A Beautiful 72X96 (or Larger) Quilt Using The Accuquilt Go Cutter System and Machine Applique

Cost: $ 20.00
This 60 x 60 is easy enough for beginners, but fun for all skill levels.

Cost: $ 60.00
The Hunter's Star block is known for its timeless appeal - and time-consuming construction. Using the Accuquilt Go! Cutter machines & Dies, we will cut pieces for this gorgeous table runner up to 90%faster!

Cost: $ 40.00
Transform your favorite Jelly Roll into this beautiful, practical rug. Makes a great accent for the entry way, kitchen, living room or bath...a baby mat...pet rug or so much more.

Cost: $ 60.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine.

Cost: $ 200.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine.

Cost: $ 200.00
Hands-on "how to" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 250.00
Hands-on "how to" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 250.00
Sampler is an easy, low commitment way to learn new quilting techniques. The theme and color scheme for the new 2018 Modern Sampler will be revealed at the first class. Stay tuned!

Cost: $ 10.00
Bring your current project(s), machine, tools, something for lunch or snack. It's like an old fashioned "bee" with quilters who are willing to share their experience, ideas, opinions and friendship. Drop in any time or stay all day.

Cost: $ 5.00
Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute beverage-themed apron to take home with you.

Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute beverage-themed apron to take home with you.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us for this 10-Month applique Block of the Month. Hone your applique skills with this fun winter themed 55"x63" quilt top that will be finished in time to enjoy next winter.

Cost: $ 100.00
Join us for this 10-Month applique Block of the Month. Hone your applique skills with this fun winter themed 55"x63" quilt top that will be finished in time to enjoy next winter.

Cost: $ 100.00
Come and join us to make this great 57" x 71" Block of the Month quilt. This quilt has 12 blocks and is a great opportunity to learn many techniques. Some of the techniques include paper piecing, machine applique, decorative stitching, couching, and piping. Every month you will receive a pattern and a two hour class that will start with a demonstration and end with a "hands-on" session. Store staff will help you pick out your fabrics so you can personalize and complete your quilt. Fee includes full size patterns and directions for 12 blocks, plus monthly classes.

Cost: $ 120.00
Come and join us to make this great 57" x 71" Block of the Month quilt. This quilt has 12 blocks and is a great opportunity to learn many techniques. Some of the techniques include paper piecing, machine applique, decorative stitching, couching, and piping. Every month you will receive a pattern and a two hour class that will start with a demonstration and end with a "hands-on" session. Store staff will help you pick out your fabrics so you can personalize and complete your quilt. Fee includes full size patterns and directions for 12 blocks, plus monthly classes.

Cost: $ 120.00
Sign up now!! Janet will be creating her blocks in a progressive style. Each month will be a new technique. We feel this sampler is open to all levels, so each month will be a little more challenging than the last. Here"s how it works: At the scheduled times indicated we'll introduce that month's block and give a short demo of a technique or tool that can be used to make the block. At the first session you attend, purchase a kit for $10. It will contain the pattern and the fabric for the 12" block. Make the block at home and bring it to the following month's session where you'll get your next kit free! If you do not have the block completed, you can purchase that month's kit for $10. You must be present to receive your FREE KIT! - Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:15 am-10:00 am, also the Friday before at 9:15 am-10:00 am, and the Thursday night before that at 6:15 pm-7:00 pm

Cost: $ 10.00
Perfect for beginners. Here's how it works: At the scheduled times indicated we'll introduce that month's block and give a short demo of a technique or tool that can be used to make the block. At the first session you attend, purchase a kit for $10. It will contain the pattern and the fabric for the 12" block. Make the block at home and bring it to the following month's session where you'll get your next kit free! If you do not have the block completed, you can purchase that month's kit for $10. You must be present to receive your FREE KIT! Meets 3rd Saturday of the month.

Cost: $ 10.00
Let's have fun learning how to make blocks using your Accuquilt Mix & Match Go Qubes. Classes will be held monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Each month we will make a different block. You can use any size Mix & Match Go Qube to make the blocks. The instructions will be the same, but the finished size will match the size of the Qube that you are using.

Cost: $ 15.00
Let's have fun learning how to make blocks using your Accuquilt Mix & Match Go Qubes. Classes will be held monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Each month we will make a different block. You can use any size Mix & Match Go Qube to make the blocks. The instructions will be the same, but the finished size will match the size of the Qube that you are using.

Cost: $ 15.00
Carry your USB stick in style! Make a lanyard using your initial or any of 10 different sewing icons!

Cost: $ 35.00
Start here! Welcome to the world of quilt making with pinwheels, sashing, cornerstones, inner borders and more. Learn to rotary cut, strip piece, add borders, machine quilt and bind as you construct this fun and quick pattern. A fascinating new world is waiting for you! Ask about attending a class or two to perfect your technique: quilting or binding.

Cost: $ 85.00
Start here! Welcome to the world of quilt making with pinwheels, sashing, cornerstones, inner borders and more. Learn to rotary cut, strip piece, add borders, machine quilt and bind as you construct this fun and quick pattern. A fascinating new world is waiting for you! Ask about attending a class or two to perfect your technique: quilting or binding.

Cost: $ 85.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Mary Gay Leahy, the National Sales Manager for Robert Kaufman is back to show us the latest from fall market. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to choose all those wonderful fabrics that are sold in our shop? Are you curious about how fabric is designed from artwork to the printing process? Join us on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00pm for an exciting event. You will get a chance to learn about the Fabric Design Team, Fabric Production and the Buying Process with one of their fabric manufacturers. Mary Gay will be showing the latest Robert Kaufman "Renoir" fabric line. You will also vote on new Kaufman "Renoir" coordinates that are coming out and have a say on what fabrics will arrive in our shop...so, you are a FABRIC BUYER FOR A DAY! Also, there will be specials on Kona solids, new market lines, pre-order bolts, door prizes, refreshments, etc. SIGN UP TODAY!!

Cost: $ 5.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Make a clever iron tote and ironing pad all in one! Pattern includes heat-resistant lining fabric.

Cost: $ 30.00
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to love your new Serger! We will guide you through its functions and features.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
This popular class is being requested yet again! Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. Do you need a project bag or something for an overnight get away? Come join us to make this great versatile bag! You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
This popular class is being requested yet again! Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag! Come join us to make this great versatile bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
A twelve-month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques and accessories each month. Combine these techniques with machine applique or machine embroidery (optional) to complete a seasonal towel with each class.

Cost: $ 150.00
Close To Home will make the classroom available for your sewing enjoyment. Bring your project, friends, and a lunch.

Cost: $ 5.00
Lecture/demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine; that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute beverage-themed apron to take home with you.

Cost: $ 20.00
This is a classic pattern and there are many methods available to construct it. The method I am teaching will use two specialty rulers from Deb Tucker that make the construction much easier. Finished quilt size is approximately 57" x 67".

Cost: $ 40.00
Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Grab your Friends and your Favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of national Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge Event where you'll make a cute beverage-themed apron to take home with you.

Cost: $ 20.00
277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
860-633-0721
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
203-878-1654
995 Queen St
Southington, CT
860-793-6639