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Kids Just Wanna Sew     $100.00
Teacher: Eleanor     Beginners Ages 9 – 14

These classes will introduce the parts and workings of a sewing machine. The students will learn and practice elementary sewing techniques as several basic projects are completed. All printed material is included, fabric and notions are extra.

August 22 – 25     1:30 - 5pm

Afraid of your Serger???
Let Shirley help you tame the BEAST!



of the Box     $55

If you are afraid of your serger, don’t know how to thread and adjust tensions, this class is for you. Learn many of the basic skills to mastering this machine.

s May 23, 30 & June 6
6:30 – 9

Take Control     $55

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to learn more. Rolled hems, gathering, elastic and more. Take charge and learn more about your serger.

s June 20, 27 & July 4    6:30 – 9 pm

Let’s Have Serger Fun     $55

At this point you know your serger, sew now we're just going to create.
Samples include silky scarves, easy skirt and sew much more.

Tuesday July 11 & 25
    6:30 – 9 pm

Teacher: Karen     Confident Beginner


This stunning tote is made from the Dancing Diamonds Art Quilt. This bag can be planned or made from your scraps. Use up many of your 1 – 3” strips. This tote is also a great shape which makes it so useful for anything from trips to the library, market or beach.

Tuesdays May 23, 30, June 6 & 20     1:30 - 4 pm

Teacher: Karen     Confident Beginner

If you enjoyed making the Renegade Quilt with Karen, you’ll love this one. I like to call it the Baby Renegade. Use up lots of your scraps and make this one-of-a-kind floor mat that will travel everywhere with you.

Tuesday August 8 & 15     1:30 - 4 pm

GET AWAY BAG     $65.00
Teacher: Debra     Advanced

Going away for the weekend? Grab your bag and fill it with all the necessities! Also, perfectly sized to carry your sewing machine and most of your supplies to your quilting getaway. Come and join in on the fun.

Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31     10:00-12:30 pm

Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

This tote has it all! Pockets, pockets and more pockets. It has a place for everything…even your laptop! Make this tote to carry while travelling for the office, pleasure or to the gym, or even make one as a diaper bag! I will be changing the suggested interfacings so please check with your course outline. Come and join in on the fun.

Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12     10:00-12:30 pm

ZIPPERS     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon Confident Beginner

There are so many amazing, colourful, large prints out there and it can be confusing to know what to do with them. This fun pattern highlights the print by using coordinating prints and plains in a wonderful graphic design. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: May 31 June 7, 14, 21     1:30 – 4 pm


Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Flying Geese blocks are a staple in quilting. Sharon will show you a couple of different methods of making this versatile block that can be used on its own, in star blocks or incorporated into borders or sashing. No particular project will be made as this is strictly a techniques class.

Wednesday, June 28     1:30 – 4:30 pm

Teacher: Sharon

Quilting for beginners can be quite overwhelming. Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt but didn't know where to start? This is the class for you! Join Sharon as she takes you through the lessons from cutting your fabrics to binding at the end and everything in between. This class is a great starting point to a creative and fulfilling hobby and you will be so proud to take home a completed quilt.

s: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7     6:30 – 9 pm

Teacher: Sharon      Confident Beginner

There are so many great appliqué patterns out there, but when it comes to using fusible web it can be very confusing for a beginner. Sharon will take you through all the steps for making this bright, happy wall hanging. There will be great tips and tricks along the way to make the process less intimidating.

Wednesdays:  May 3, 10, 17, 24     1:30 – 4 p.m.

OMBRÉ BEAUTY    $55.00

Teacher: Sharon     Intermediate

This stunning quilt highlights the wonderful ombre fabric that we have in the store. It can have one colour shift from light to dark within the bolt or even change colour across the bolt. The effect makes the quilt glow.

Wednesdays: June 14, 21, 28 July 5

Teacher: Karen     Confident Beginner

Imagine having floor mats in your home that totally match your accessories. These floor mats are sturdy, colourful and most importantly, washable. Oh, did I mention easy to make? I personally like that I could customize the size for my room.

Thursdays: June 1, 8     1:30 – 4 pm


Teacher: Karen     Intermediate

The sample says it all. Start collecting all your large print scraps and have fun! I always joke that this is why we went to kindergarten. Cut our flowers, feathers, paisleys and anything else you see within your fabric pieces. The results are stunning.

Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27     1:30 - 4 pm

STAINED GLASS      $55.00
Teacher: Karen      Intermediate

For all you cottagers and wannabe cottagers, here is a unique quilt project to tackle. Rock the Muskoka look with Joni Newman’s user friendly approach to stained glass quilting. Interested but feeling timid? Try a few Postcards from Muskoka to get the hang of it. Ready to jump right in? Go for a full landscape. Choose from any of Joni’s patterns. Stained glass quilting couldn’t be easier.

Thursdays: August 3, 10, 17, 31     1:30 – 4:00 pm

Teacher: Sharon

This class is designed for anyone new to sewing, returning to sewing or anyone who has purchased a new machine. Learn about threads, needles, tension, trouble shooting and machine maintenance. The purpose of the different stitches and basic feet will also be covered. Kit materials are included.

s: May 4, 11, 18    6:30 - 9 pm

Teacher: Eleanor      Beginner

Learn even more sewing terms and techniques and put into practice what you have learned with three simple projects. You will be making an easy pillow case, thread catcher and apron.

Thursdays: June 1, 8, 22 & 29      6:30 – 9:00 pm


Teacher: Eleanor     Confident Beginner

Once you have been introduced to the basics of quilting, this project can be a fun next step. The four bold prints, framed with a variety of sashings, make this easily pieced quilt elegant and fun to create. (Pattern required)

Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27     6:30 – 9:00 pm


Teacher: Debra    Intermediate

This versatile wallet has it all! Add a wristlet and you have a fabulous clutch. It has 12 card slot pockets and two long pockets for cash, cheques or coupons. We will be learning how to install a twist lock and doing the double zipper pockets. I will be changing the interfacings so please check with your course outline.

Fridays: May 5, 12, 19, 26     10:00-12:30 pm


Teacher: Debra    Intermediate

Classic and professional with a downtown edge, this bag combines high-end detail with practical functionality. The extra-long zipper opens wide for easy access while the clips provide its stylish figure. This bag features an optional removable shoulder strap and interior zippered pocket. Two sizes available.

Fridays: June 2, 9, 16, 23     10:00-12:30 pm

LUCKY STARS     $55.00

Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Stars are such a staple in quilting and these are the perfect ones to start with as a beginner because the stars “float” in the background. Whether you make it scrappy like the pattern cover or use coordinates like the sample you will be so pleased with the end result. (pattern required)

s: May 5, 12, 19, 26     1:30 – 4 pm

SUNDIAL     $55.00

Teacher: Sharon     Intermediate Plus

This beautiful table topper is just perfect for a large round or octagonal table. Whether you use a fussy-cut stripe like the sample or basic fabrics the result will be striking. A great project if you're looking for a real challenge. (pattern and ruler set required)

Fridays: June 30 July 7, 21     1:30 – 5  pm

GIT’R’ DONE     $30.00

Teacher:  Sharon


This is a perfect opportunity to finish up some of those UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) from projects that you started at the Ultimate. Sharon’s available to help at any stage of your project. Remember Sharon’s motto…"Finished is better than perfect!"

Tuesday, July 11     1 - 5 p.m.

SCRAP CRAZY     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

This little quilt is a wonderful way to use up your mountain of scraps and easily put together blocks using these awesome templates by Creative Grids. Be warned...they're addictive! (ruler set required)

Fridays: May 5, 12, 19, 26     6:30-9 pm

OKEY DOKEY OWLS     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

So adorable! These fun and funky owls will definitely make you smile. Make a beautiful gift for that new baby in your family while practicing your machine applique skills. (pattern required)

Fridays: June 23, 30 July 7, 14     6:30 - 9 pm

Teacher: Sharon
    Confident Beginner

In this class, join Sharon as she guides you through all the ins and outs of machine quilting on a domestic machine. The first class focuses on the walking foot (or even-feed attachment) and the second class has you letting go with free-motion quilting. This class is jam-packed with tips and tricks to make your machine quilting journey a little less intimidating.

:  June 10

10 - 3:30 pm


Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Scrap quilts are so popular and many of them require loads of half-square triangles. Join Sharon as she shows you several ways of making these popular quilting staples. In this case, an HST (half-square triangle…not the tax!) is a good thing. Strictly a techniques class…you will not be making a specific project.

, July 8     10 am - 1 pm


Sewww…what level of sewer are you?

Over the last several years, we have noticed that there are those of you who do not give yourself enough credit and those of you who maybe aren’t quite ready for an advanced class and are maybe a bit overconfident. If you’re not sure, read below and ask us. We’ve all been there. It’s important to us that you enjoy your class, don’t get stressed and finish your project. We’re here to help!

BEGINNER ~ You don't know the tools, have never sewn or have sewn very little.

CONFIDENT BEGINNER ~ You've dabbled and have a basic knowledge of your machine.

INTERMEDIATE ~ You know your tools and machine and have done some basic quilting.

INTERMEDIATE PLUS ~ You are a confident sewer and are welcoming challenges with new techniques and tools.

PSYCHO ADVANCED ~ You've done it all and now you want MORE...

Points to Ponder/Class Etiquette

It is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to pick up their requirement sheet 10 days prior to class.  We cannot call students to remind them.

We can no longer accept partial payment for classes. Payment in full is required to register.  This can be done in-person or over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard. A class credit will be issued if you cancel more than 10 days prior to class. If we cancel a class, your payment is fully refunded.

For the health and comfort of all, we insist that all classes be FRAGRANCE FREE.

Ultimate Sewing cannot take responsibility for lost items. Please label EVERYTHING.

We do not insist you purchase your supplies at USC, however it is appreciated as it helps to keep costs down.  Anything you purchase during your class is discounted.

You can come in and pick up a copy of our complete list of class policies.

If you are bringing a machine to class other than a Janome, and need new parts or specialty feet for it, please be sure to let us know and we can order them well in advance of the class.

Unless otherwise stated (and with homework done!), plan to finish only the quilt top in class.

Quilting and binding are taught separately…ask us why.

The teachers want the classroom to be a happy and energetic place to spend time in.  Please refrain from talking while the teacher is trying to instruct.  Some students have difficulty hearing when there is chatter in their background hearing.

Basic Sewing Kit

Please bring to every class:

Paper, fabric and trimming scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat and assorted rulers, thread, extra machine needles, bobbins, pins, seam ripper, marking pencil, paper & pencil.  Please label all of your supplies as we cannot be held responsible for lost or misplaced tools.

Shirley’s additional recommendations:  highlighters, binder with graph paper, post it notes, zip lock sandwich bags and bull dog clips.

Please be prepared and on time and make sure that your machine is in proper working order.  We do repair all makes and models of machines if you need it.

Keep in mind that although you will go home with a wealth of new knowledge, we also try to have fun.

Coffee and tea are always available, but bring lunch or a snack for any full day classes.

Come in and join us for a class, have some laughs and make new friends. Laughter is always free and the jokes never stop… Depends™ are optional!




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