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Tuesdays with Tia - 6-9pm July - Quilt As You Go Tote Bag

Tuesdays with Tia - 6-9pm July - Quilt As You Go Tote Bag
Learn how to use up scraps and orphan blocks to create a funky new tote bag with a "Tia Twist".

Quilt as you go is a fun technique where you piece and quilt at the same time. It is a great skill to have. Join Tia as she guides you through making some very fun improv QAYG pieces and then she will show you how to make them into a one of a kind tote bag. The body of the bag will be pieced in class. Due to time constraints you must bring a quilted fat quarter quilt sandwich to use as the sides of the bag and for an inside pocket.




o   1 quilted fat quarter (for sides and inside pocket)

o   1 yard of fabric for the lining of the bag/back of the QAYG piece

o   Bag of scraps and orphan blocks for front and back of bag (I like to work with strips of varying widths)

o   (2) 2.5 x WOF strips of binding fabric

o   You will receive your hardware and basics kit when you come to class




o   Sewing Machine that you are comfortable doing free motion quilting with

o   Sewing machine feet (free motion foot, universal foot, and walking foot and a denim foot if you have one)

o   Scissors (for cutting fabric)

o   Rotary cutter

o   Cutting mat

o   Favorite quilting ruler

o   Clover wonder clips

o   Pencil or fabric pen

o   Pins

o   A tape measure

*a note about the quilted Fat quarter sandwich. Think about simple quilting just lines or pebbles. Quilt something you are comfortable with, don’t stress about it or overthink it. There will NOT be time in class to quilt the sides of the bag so please come with the fat quarter already quilted if you would like to finish your bag in class. 

**First City Quilts will have a kit which includes muslin, battingfor the front and back pieces, 2 yards of twill tape for the straps and Chicago Screws to secure the straps to the bag.


I am super excited about this upcoming class. I hope you all are too. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Tia Curtis

(m) 828 707 5480


We do have a few rules:

- Please practice general politeness and refrain from using profanity and inappropriate talk 

- When using your cell phone, please step away from the classroom to take calls 

- Children are not allowed in the classroom unless they are attending a children's class or special arrangements have been made (ie. nursing mothers). 

- Others may have allergies, please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes, lotions or sprays 

- Covered beverages and snacks are allowed - there is a mini fridge and microwave available for your use. Please dispose of trash appropriately. 

- Please allow time to tidy your work area before departing. 

- Any questions or concerns, please ask staff or teacher. 

- Our classroom has become a temporary haven for quilter's to get away from daily stresses and enjoy their love of quilting together, please respect the classroom and your fellow quilters.

By registering for this class/sew day registration pageI acknowledge the following: I agree to release and hold harmless First City Quilts LLC from any and all claims or liability related to any accident that may arise as a result of my participation in this program. I understand that sewing includes the use of machines, needles, scissors and other tools. These activities include risks that can cause or lead to injury. I grant permission to operate machines and to use tools and equipment. I give permission for first aid and/or medical treatment to be given if the need arises. PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE: I grant to First City Quilts LLC, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me in connection with sewing classes/sew days. I authorize First City Quilts LLC its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that First City Quilts LLC may use such photographs of me for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. I have read and understand the above. REFUNDS & WITHDRAWAL POLICY: You may withdraw from a class/sew day up to 3 (three) business days prior to the start date to receive a full refund or store credit. After that time, no refunds will be issued. First City Quilts LLC reserves the right to suspend a participant in a program due to inappropriate behavior. No refunds will be given for any participant who has been suspended from a program. There are NO refunds or credits for student absences. CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are cancelled if Leavenworth and/or Lansing Schools have closed or have early dismissal due to weather. Notification via email will be attempted but not guaranteed if a class is cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Efforts will be made to make-up weather cancelled classes but are not guaranteed. Any class cancellations due to an illness of the instructor will be made-up or refunded. Make ups are not guaranteed. Refunds will not be offered due to a participant’s inability to partake in missed make-up sessions. Refunds or class make-ups are not guaranteed due to a participant’s illness or any other reason and are offered at the discretion of the instructor. Make-up classes for private and semi-private students can be scheduled with a minimum of one week’s notice.


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Class fee includes kit for hardware, strapping and batting.
Requirements: You must bring a pre-quilted fat quarter sandwich to class for the sides of the tote bag. Instruction will be on "quilt as you go" of the front and back of the bag and bag construction. You may not be able to finish your bag in class if you do not complete the pre-work.
Instructor: Tia Curtis

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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