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Glastonbury Location
Store Hours

860-633-0721
Orange Location
Store Hours

203-878-1654
Southington Location
Store Hours

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


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

Cost: $ 200.00
Join Marsha on a quilting adventure one block at a time. Pay $10 for the first kit and get the rest free if you: complete your block, arrive on time, and stay for the presentation. Learn lots of patchwork pointers, get acquainted with the latest quilting tools, meet wonderful people, and make a special quilt. Friday: 3/29, 4/26 5:00pm-5:45pm. Saturday: 3/30, 4/27 9:30am-10:15am

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Cheryl for her Mid-Year Sampler. Friday's: 3/8, 4/12 from 5:00pm-5:45pm. Saturday's: 3/9, 4/13 at 9:30am-10:15am

Cost: $ 10.00
Do you ever want to sit down and sew something super quick and super easy? Something you can start and finish in one quick class? Then this series of classes is for you! Each project is fully kitted with everything you need to complete it. Just bring your own tool kit (scissors, pins, seam ripper, marking tool, etc) and your classroom machine. The first project will be the reusable Sadie Sweet Snack bag. Pattern, materials, and class instruction included in the fee! If you don't have a small machine let us know and we will set one up for you.

Cost: $ 12.99
Join us for this great, 12-month Block of the Month. It's a beautiful, appliqued quilt that feetures different presser feet and attachments each month. 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.

Cost: $ 125.00
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. Learn to select fabric, rotary cut, strip piece, add borders, machine quilt, and bind as you construct this fun and quick quilt.

Cost: $ 85.00
Join us for this wonderful, FREE event. In honor of Bernina's 125th anniversary, we're opening the classroom for anyone to come in, spread out and enjoy everyone's company and a day working on your quilt with others. Monday: 4/22, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $ FREE
What's the Buzz about Collage Quilting! Just in time for spring Gemssie, the Bunny is hopping onto the schedule. if you ever wondered how to do collage quilting this class is for you, you will learn all the tips and tricks to create a dazzling collage!

Cost: $ 40.00
This club meets monthly. Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability, continue learning about your machine and its useful features. 1 year free with the purchase of your new sewing machine at Close to Home. All machine sewers are welcome. This months project is an organization bag for your car.

Cost: $ 20.00
More info to follow, but we wanted to present this awesome Mesh Beach Bag that we'll be making in our May & June class.

Cost: $ 20.00
This club meets monthly. Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability, continue learning about your machine and its useful features. 1 year free with the purchase of your new sewing machine at Close to Home. All machine sewers are welcome. This months project is an organization for your car.

Cost: $ 20.00
More info to follow, but we wanted to present this awesome Mesh Beach Bag that we'll be making in our May & June class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. In March we will explore stitching quilt blocks designs that incorporate multiple thread colors and varying stitch weights that give these blocks exciting dimension. The finished project is a Folk Quilt Placemats.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. In March we will explore stitching quilt blocks designs that incorporate multiple thread colors and varying stitch weights that give these blocks exciting dimension. The finished project is a Folk Quilt Placemats.

Hosted by Glastonbury Close To Home! May 2nd,3rd,4th

Cost: $ 199.00
Friday night sewing parties = Great fun, serious snacking and sewing. Bring a current project to work on.

Cost: $ 10.00
Roll baby roll! 42 strips of fabric, 50 yards of strip batting, a large spool of thread and a whole lot of fun. Join us as we make the fabulous Jelly Roll Rug.

Cost: $ 40.00
Longarm Certification Course Learn to use our longarm machine. You will be certified to rent our longarm to quilt your own quilts. Thursday: 4/18 6:00pm - 9:00pmLongarm Certification Course

Cost: $ 30.00
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
This bag is Mondo*... you can pack for a whole weekend, it's also Mondo*...Cool, and Mondo*...easy to make using printed fusible interfacing from Quiltsmart. *Big, Extremely

Cost: $ 40.00
This bag is Mondo*... you can pack for a whole weekend, it's also Mondo*...Cool, and Mondo*...easy to make using printed fusible interfacing from Quiltsmart. *Big, Extremely

Cost: $ 40.00
Add a bit of "Spring" to our walls. With this paper pieced wall hanging by Cindi Edgerton. Learn or improve your paper piecing, machine quilting, and binding techniques.

Cost: $ 40.00
Add a bit of "Spring" to our walls. With this paper pieced wall hanging by Cindi Edgerton. Learn or improve your paper piecing, machine quilting, and binding techniques.

Cost: $ 40.00
Bring in those half-finished projects sitting in your closet collecting dust and work on them. Get those Projects Half Done FINISHED once and for all while working alongside your fellow sewists who have them too! We are available to assist with those tough spots you can't get through. Wednesday's: 4/17, 5/15 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $ 10.00
What's better than a quilt... a quilt in a pillow!

Cost: $ 40.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Have you ever wondered what a serger does? Then this event is for you. As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip n Serge event where you'll make a cute microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own beverage, and we'll provide you with everything else you need, including the serger, thread, fabric, instructions and more! Prior serger experience is not necessary. Class is just $20.

Cost: $ 20.00
Under the direction of certified Westalee Instructor Eva Weber, students will become familiar with 6 different Ruler Work Templates and create a miniature Sampler of techniques.

Cost: $ 49.00
Use the amazing embroidery, design shaping & appliqu? features of the Husqvarna Viking Epic to construct two different, creative projects

Cost: $ 99.00
Remember how fun "cut & paste" could be?

Cost: $ 45.00
Make these decorative & useful Cork Coasters using your Embroidery Machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us to support Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya

Cost: $ FREE
The Ebony & Ivory Sampler features Kim Deihl's Ebony & Onyx black fabrics, paired with creamy Ivory colored fabric from a variety of manufacturers. By choosing their own "background" participants can customize the look of their finished quilts.

Cost: $ 10.00
Enjoy a sense of adventure as we work together to take free motion quilting beyond the basics.

Cost: $ 80.00
Lori Kennedy said "A quilt top will never become a quilt without overcoming the fear..."

Cost: $ 45.00
Ruler Work is a free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" & a unique pressure foot. No free motion quilting experience needed.

Cost: $ 85.00
Volunteers will gather at Close to Home Orange to create quilts for children at the life haven women's emergency shelter. There are many ways to become involved.

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

Cost: $ 200.00
Learn to love your new Serger! We'll guide you through its functions & features.

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
The theme of the 2019 Modern Sample is "Spring into Sampler"

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
Two part advanced class that builds upon the skills learned in the "Intro to Ruler Work" class. (Intro to Ruler Work is a pre-requisite)

Cost: $ 170.00
If you love the look of elegant quilted feathers, this is the class for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Have you ever wondered what a serger does? Then this event is for you. As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip n Serge event where you'll make a cute microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own beverage, and we'll provide you with everything else you need, including the serger, thread, fabric, instructions and more! Prior serger experience is not necessary. Class fee is just $20. Saturday, 4/27, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $ 20.00
Quick, fun quilt with an interesting layout.

Cost: $ 55.00
TempLee is a technique using your Westalee Ruler Templates in a unique new way.

Cost: $ 145.00
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
We had so much fun last year that we are going to continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Toward the end of last year, we introduced using machine embroidery applique designs in addition to cutting the shapes on the Accuquilt dies. This was very popular with many of our class members. So, this year, we are going to offer you the choice of doing either patchwork or applique blocks each month. The applique blocks can be finished using an embroidery design (from the Accuquilt website) or using your regular sewing machine and your choice of a blanket stitch, satin stich, zig-zag or any other decorative stitch of your choice.

Cost: $ 15.00
We had so much fun last year that we are going to continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Toward the end of last year, we introduced using machine embroidery applique designs in addition to cutting the shapes on the Accuquilt dies. This was very popular with many of our class members. So, this year, we are going to offer you the choice of doing either patchwork or applique blocks each month. The applique blocks can be finished using an embroidery design (from the Accuquilt website) or using your regular sewing machine and your choice of a blanket stitch, satin stich, zig-zag or any other decorative stitch of your choice.

Cost: $ 15.00
A simple Bargello technique produces a spectacular wall hanging using the very minimum amount of fabrics. Batiks and small prints work best.

Cost: $ 60.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this autumn themed quilt.

Cost: $ 100.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this autumn themed quilt.

Cost: $ 100.00
A good chance to use some of your scraps in a "Quilt As You Go" method. After the piecing there is only the binding left to do. Great for gifts!

Cost: $ 60.00
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
This classic block is so easy to do using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler by Deb Tucker. There are directions for using two, three or four colors. The blue sample is a 40" square, using two colors. You can also layout the blocks into a very nice 16" x 64" table runner.

Cost: $ 30.00
This classic block is so easy to do using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler by Deb Tucker. There are directions for using two, three or four colors. The blue sample is a 40" square, using two colors. You can also layout the blocks into a very nice 16" x 64" table runner.

Cost: $ 30.00
Basic functionality of Brother Scan 'N' Cut with emphasis on quilting and applique. Learn about mats, blades, pens, pattern cutting and more...

Cost: $ 30.00
Basic functionality of Brother Scan 'N' Cut with emphasis on quilting and applique. Learn about mats, blades, pens, pattern cutting and more...

Cost: $ 30.00
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

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

Cost: $ 5.00
If you love the look of elegant quilted feathers, this class is for you! Westalee rulers make it easy to achieve perfect results. Ruler Work! INTRO is a pre-requisite for this class. Space is limited to 10 participants. So, sign up now!

Cost: $ 60.00
An introduction to Template Quilting. Explore Ruler Work "hands-on" and take your quilting to the next level.

Cost: $ 85.00
Have you ever wondered what a serger does? Then this event is for you. As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip n Serge event where you'll make a cute microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own beverage, and we'll provide you with everything else you need, including the serger, thread, fabric, instructions and more! Prior serger experience is not necessary.

Cost: $ 20.00
You will create wonderful Kaleidoscope designs where identical layers of one fabric are stacked according to the repeat of the pattern. Each set of 8 identical pieces from the stack will create a different pattern. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple 'Stack-n-Whack'? cutting technique.

Cost: $ 70.00
Use the amazing embroidery, design shaping & appliqu? features of the Husqvarna Viking Epic to construct two different, creative projects.

Cost: $ 99.00
Hosted by Glastonbury Close To Home! May 2nd,3rd,4th

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Grab your friends and 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 handy microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own soda, tea or other drink and we'll provide you with everything else you need - including the serger, fabric, instructions and more.

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