Class Policies

Should you need to cancel or reschedule a class at Urban Spools, we require 72 hours notice.  A full refund will be issued or you may request a Class Credit to be used toward another class we offer.  If a cancellation is received less than 72 hours prior to the class, no refund or Class Credit will be issued.  This allows the teachers at Urban Spools to be fully prepared for the correct number of students and to allow for time to fill the slot in classes that often have a waiting list.

Urban Spools Classes


A full introduction into longarm quilting.

Cost: $ 150.00
This monthly clubhouse will be the meeting place for anyone participating in an Urban Spools Block of the Month program. Each month, there will be a quick demonstration for that month's block for each different block of the month quilt. There are currently three different quilts and we will discuss each one separately. This will be a fun gathering, with snacks, demos and show and tell. It will also be a great time to see any new arrivals! The Clubhouse will be offered twice each month, providing two opportunities to see the demo's. There will be one evening meeting and one Saturday morning meeting. Come to one or both!

Cost: $ FREE
This multi-purpose bag is the perfect size for cosmetics, sewing notions or craft supplies. Make it out of interfaced quilting cotton or a heavier home decor or canvas fabric. Use a masculine fabric and it makes a perfect men's toiletry kit! This class will give you experience with a rotary cutter and ruler.

Cost: $ 45.00
The fourth session will be a 4-hour class that will yield a too-good-to-be-true garment, the Chambray Dress on pages 12 and 13. This dress is a beautifully simple garment that is flattering to everyone. Don't let the simplicity fool you, though...the envelope-style neck and 3/4 length sleeves with bias bound cuffs give it a little something extra. Choose a lightweight fabric to take advantage of the last warm days of late summer or a slightly heavier linen or light denim for a great transition piece for fall. Wear it with sandals or boots and it fits into every season. And best of all, it will be handmade!

Cost: $ 60.00
Choose from either Emerson the puppy or Purrfect the cat as your project for this class. You will learn Laura Heine's method for creating your own fabric collage quilts.

Cost: $ 125.00
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting and its easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area.

Cost: $ 45.00
Anna Graham's bag patterns are famous for their clarity and cleverness. Her bags are famous for their versatility and style! Make a Gingham Bag and you'll ditch all those tired totes you've been lugging around.

Cost: $ 75.00
Multiple threads and double needles can be one of the most confusing things in sewing. Many of us have purchased or thought about purchasing a serger but upon taking it out of the box or staring at it in the store we decide to leave it right there. Well, this class is where we change all of that! We will demystify the serger and explore all of the features and capabilities of this amazing machine. In this class, you will learn how to thread your serger, identify tension problems, clean/maintain your serger and create several of the most commonly used serger stitches, including a standard 4-thread overlock, a 3-thread overlock, a rolled hem and more! You will leave class with samples of the various stitches, including notes on machine and tension settings for each one. Put them in a binder for future reference! Class Requirements: You must bring your own serger, including the owners manual. If your serger has not been used in several months, you should have it professionally serviced before class. Please be sure to reference the supply list below so that you bring all necessary supplies and accessories.

Cost: $ 45.00
If you have been wanting to learn the basics about using a sewing machine, this class is for you. You will learn your way around the sewing machine, including how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, perform general maintenance, and the use of the basic sewing machine feet.

Cost: $ 45.00
Intimidated by those awesome stretchy fabrics in the non-quilting corner of the fabric shop? Fear no more! In this class you will learn how to cut, sew and finish knit fabric with your home sewing machine. Learn the ins and outs of stretch, from how to measure it to how to make it fit while leaving class with a classic raglan sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Cost: $ 55.00
Kids' After School Sewing Club is back with some fun, new projects to get their creative juices flowing! This 6-week, after school club will give kids tons of opportunities to try new techniques and customize their projects to perfectly fit their style!

Cost: $ 230.00
Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a handmade candy bucket! Add a little craftiness to your spooky or clever costume. Whether your witch needs a cauldron or your zombie needs a place to stash those brainz, this bucket will make Halloween just that much more fun. With just 2 fat quarters and a little interfacing, your candy carrier will be perfectly customized and ready to go! Pr-Requisites: Completion of Kid's Intro to Sewing

Cost: $ 45.00
This adjustable apron is a great project for doing arts and crafts or helping out in the kitchen! A quick pull on the strings and this apron adjusts to fit anyone, so the same pattern will fit both kids and adults. Sign your child up to make this apron for themselves or to make a great gift for a parent or grandparent. Make the pocket out of a contrasting fabric for a pop of color and use twill tape or ribbon for instant strings!

Cost: $ 45.00
It's a PJ Party! Gather some good friends, food and wine and join us for our first Spoolies Pajama Party featuring the Carolyn Pajama pants by Closet Case Files. The pants are a step up from your basic loungewear with a figure flattering cut, an elasticized waist, pockets and a faux fly. Take them a step further with optional bottom cuffs and contrasting piping details for an elegant finish. The pattern also includes a PJ top that you can make at home. Be sure to shop early so you have time to pre-wash your fabric prior to class...we don't want any shrunken PJ pants! This is sure to be a fun and creative evening out that you won't want to miss!

Cost: $ 60.00
These fun little bags are perfect for cosmetics, hand sewing projects or organizing just about anything. The bag can be made in either the large or small size. In this class you will learn a great technique for inserting a perfect zipper every time and how to make the rosette to embellish the front of the bag. These bags would make great gifts for teachers, friends, and more. There is homework for this class that needs to be completed in advance.Please have all pieces cut out in advance of coming to class. Call the shop with any questions or concerns.

Cost: $ 45.00
Does longarm quilting interest you, and youd like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm quilting basics?

Cost: $ 45.00
This club will meet monthly at Urban Spools to discuss longarm quilting techniques, share tips, show and tell and generally have a bunch of fun! It is open to anyone interested in longarm quilting whether you own a longarm or are just dreaming of owning one.

Cost: $ FREE
Interested in this adorable BOM but uncertain about paper piecing? Angie will show you the ropes in this fun skill-builder class!

Cost: $ 45.00
So do you know how to make a 9 patch or a half square triangle block but are hesitant to start a more ambitious project? Join our second Intro to Quilting class and learn how to make this modern rhombus quilt top! We love how by choosing solid fabrics we can use this quilt year round. During this three week class series we will learn how to read a quilt pattern, prep our fabric for this quilt top, use a rotary cuter along with our specialty ruler, sew angled pieces together, sew strips together, square up our quilt top, prep our backing, and prep our binding. You will go home with a completed quilt top ready to be handed over to a quilter. Hand it over quick though so you can bundle up under it when the weather gets cooler!

Cost: $ 135.00
After the third 3-hour session, you will have a sweet Rainbow Clutch (pages 38 and 39) for an evening out. This project is a great way to use up some scraps with the patchwork front pocket (or you can use a solid piece of fabric if you prefer) and everything will stay safely inside it thanks to the zip top and zippered back pocket.

Cost: $ 45.00
School of Sewing allows you to follow in the footsteps of a group of beginners who shared one goal - to learn to use their sewing machines. This book is an engaging, detailed lesson plan designed to guide you along that same journey, whether you are just starting out or wanting to sharpen your skills. The book begins with easy-to-follow instructions for how to use a sewing machine and advice on buying fabric and tools. This section is a great reference tool for you to refer back to after your Intro to Sewing class. This class series is the perfect follow-up to your Intro to Sewing class. We will review the reference portion of the book and then jump right into the projects, beginning with the Speedy Pillowcase (page 73), the Lined Drawstring Bag (page 79), the Simple Strings Apron (page 85), the Zipper Pouch (page 97), the Zip It Pillow (page 103) and the Carry-All Clutch (page 111). This series is scheduled with classes every other week, giving you ample practice times between sessions.

Cost: $ 45.00
Begin with a basic design from a stencil, ruler or template, an applique pattern, a motif from a fabric or even a shape you draw yourself. Then, transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular.

Cost: $ 45.00
In this class, you will learn how to make the a simple quilted tote bag that is the perfect size for any sewist...BIG! We love this bag at Urban Spools, not only for its size but also the amount of creativity you can have with this project.

Cost: $ 60.00
In the second class, we will spend the 3-hour session creating the Tablet Case on pages 24 and 25. This case is a stylish way to protect your tablet or e-reader with space for a notebook and even a tiny pocket for your earbuds! Skills learned will include making and applying bias binding, installing a zipper and setting a snap.

Cost: $ 45.00
This class will focus on projects not requiring a sewing machine. Bring your applique, english paper piecing, hand piecing, Dear Jane, La Pascagalia, embroidery projects and Michelle will be on hand to help you complete those projects. Michelle loves all forms of hand stitching and has loads of experience in all of these techniques. Come hang out, make new friends and learn the joys of slow stitching.

Cost: $ 15.00
A longarm isn't just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine.

Cost: $ 45.00
October 14-15 Machine Quilting Mini Camp