Illinois Valley Quilters' Guild

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Sew-Together Day

This is a Sew-Together Day. Bring whatever you would like to work on. There will be an optional class offered as well.

CLASS: At 10AM, Beth Findley will teach a class on basic knit garment sewing. She will demonstrate how to make leggings and a pencil skirt. The patterns are free and need to be downloaded and printed before coming to class. These patterns can be sewn easily by a beginner!

Leggings pattern:

Pencil Skirt pattern:


  • Serger (if you have one) or sewing machine with walking foot
  • Ball point (knit) needles for your machine
  • Knit fabric (see patterns for more details)
  • Glue Stick 
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Polyester Thread to match fabric
  • Printed pattern Instructions and pages (We will put the pattern together in class.) Make sure you follow the printing directions! Open pattern in Adobe Reader and print at 100% scale (not "fit to page"). There will be a 1"x1" square to measure on the first pattern page to make sure you printed it correctly.

LUNCH: We will order out for food. Please bring cash to pitch in. 

COST: $5 for the sewing day or $10 for the class and sewing day. Cost includes bottled water and all-day use of the facility.

Earlier Event: January 18
January Meeting
Later Event: February 15
February Meeting