CLASSES

Mini Maker Case

This cute zippered case is made to store and carry the Oliso Mini Project Iron.  It could also be used to store some of your quilting tools to take to a retreat. 
Next Class: Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th from 10:30am – 2pm.  
If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901.
This is a 2-day class and the cost is $40.

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UFO Sit and Sew                      

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to complete those UFO’s that are in your closet and you haven't put a dent in the pile yet?  Perhaps you have a few questions on how to do a certain step and that’s why it isn’t finished yet. Come spend the day with Pat and Cris working on finishing up those UFOs.  They will be available to answer any questions you might have.  We will meet the third Tuesday of every month from 10-4pm. Stay for the entire time or come and leave based on your schedule.
Our next class will be Tuesday, August 17th & Tuesday, September 21st .
If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901.
Cost is $10 a month.
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Classes in the works & coming soon!

If you have any ideas for a class that you would like to see us host, call our St. Charles store at 630-940-2901 or email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com with your ideas.

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Jelly Roll Rug

Have you seen the Jelly Roll Rug but weren’t sure you could master it on your own?  Come join us for this 2 day class.
We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined.
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $70 plus the pattern

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Simply Woven

Learn how to make this stunning woven quilt with Cris.  This is a great quilt to make using that Jellyroll that you love, but just don’t know what to do with.  The shop sample was actually made using 2 Jellyrolls.  The pattern is from Moda Bakeshop Original Recipe called Simply Woven. During this 1 day class you will become familiar with how the blocks are constructed so that you are able to finish your blocks at home.  We will also talk about putting the finished blocks together. 
We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined. 
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
 Cost is $35.

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Beginning Quilting

Using the "Yellow Brick Road" Pattern                                      

Have you admired your friend’s quilt and want to learn how to quilt?  Cris wants to share the excitement of creating a basic quilt.  In this 3 week class students will learn precise rotary cutting, pressing of seams and sewing a true quarter inch seam, while making a small quilt using the tried and true Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs. This is a perfect way to get you started quilting.
We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined. 
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $105 plus the pattern.

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Binding 101 

This class is designed to help you learn a few different basic binding techniques. You will learn how to machine and hand bind.
We will meet 10:30am- 2:00pm.  Date to be determined. 
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $20.

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One Block Wonder

Have you seen quilts that look as though you are looking through a kaleidoscope and wondered how they did that?  The look is achieved using a technique that will be taught in the One Block Wonder class. Once you learn the technique you can create an endless number of quilts that will all look different.  Come spend the first day with Cris learning the technique. On the second day we will go over how to layout the quilt and start to sew the rows together.
We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined. 
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $70 plus the book

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Tool Tote

 

Did you know you can make the perfect Tool Tote that everyone needs and wants?!  The Tool Tote has it all, with pockets around both the entire inside and outside.  It has a heavy duty metal frame (included) that keeps the bag wide open for easy access to all your tools.  Tool Tote is about 15" long x 10" wide x 7" tall.
(Contains one pair of metal stays for the PS054 Tool Tote.)
This is the perfect bag to take to class since it has a spot for everything you will need!
We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined. 
Limited spacing 1 spot left in class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $70 plus the pattern.

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Binding 102

This class is designed to further your knowledge of binding techniques. You will learn how to create a binding with a flange and a sided/color binding. We will use the book "There's More Than One Way to Bind a Quilt". 

We will meet 10:30am-4pm.  Date to be determined. 

Cost is $20 plus the book.

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Binding 103

This class is designed to further your binding techniques repertoire. You will learn how to create bias binding and how to bind a quilt with scallops, points and uneven quilt edges. We will use the book “There’s More Than One Way to Bind a Quilt”. 
We will meet from 10:30am – 2:30pm. Date to be determined! Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901.
Cost is $20 plus the book.

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Tiny Dancer

Learn how to make this beautiful quilt with Cris.  The Hex N More ruler, by Jaybird Quilts, may seem confusing but it makes cutting a breeze and no there are no difficult Y seams. This 2 day class is designed so that during the first class you learn how to use the ruler to cut your pieces and start to sew your blocks.  During the second class students will lay out their blocks and start sewing the rows together.
We will meet from 10am-4pm. Date to be determined! If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901.
Cost is $70 plus the pattern and ruler.

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Private Lessons – We have had several inquiries about private lessons. We do offer them at our St. Charles and Wheaton location. The cost is dependent upon the instructor. Please call the shop at 630-940-2901 or email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com for more details.

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Embroidery Classes - We now offer one on one classes with our Embroidery Specialist, Liz.  Most of our classes are done out of the Wheaton location. If you would like more information on signing up for a session please email us at cris@bluewillowmercantile.com.