The Big Bag Theory

This is a new class that you are going to want to take. This bag could hold all your essential for a class including a full size quilt and still have room to spare. It has a good size pocket inside and a bonus, you will also make the little zipper bag to hold smaller items. The size is ​ 19" wide at the bottom, 22 "  wide at the top, 15" tall and about 4" deep.  The outside can be made with a charm pack then coordinating fabric for the lining. It has a bonus  a small zipper pouch, and an inside pocket.

Date; Fri & Sat  - Coming again in the Fall

Class Time; 10 am to 4 pm both days

Class Fee; $55 - Pattern Instructions FREE

Educator; SUE

​​​Radiant Star Quilt Top

​The Radiant Star or Lone Star pattern is one of the oldest designs around. In the old days, all those diamonds were sewn together one piece at a time.  Today there is a much simpler way to do it and in this 2 session class you will learn the secret. This class is not for beginners, but if you have taken the beginning quilt class, or have a little experience doing some quilts you will enjoy the challenge of making this beautiful quilt top.

​Dates; TBA -

Time; 10am  -  4pm

Class Fee; $70 includes pattern

Fold n Flip Fabric Wreath
This lovely wreath is made entirely of fabric. It uses the product called Bosil in squares to make your fold firm. This pretty wreath would look great hanging on your from door, or as a table topper with a candle or flowers in the center. 
Date; Fri. Feb 26th
Time 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $25 plus pattern and supplies
​Educator; Molly

Edge To Edge Embroidery Machine Quilting

Want the look of long arm quilting, but with your own embroidery machine? This is the perfect class for you. Deb will show you how to do continuous line decorative stitching as easy as 1, 2, 3!

​If you are a quilter and you also own and good size embroidery machine, then you will love doing this.

Date;  Coming again in the Fall

Class Fee; $25 Initial Disk of Designs; $43.90 (Disks 2 through 7 - $19.95)

Educator; DOROTHY

LE' FROGWant to make something cute and fun? This is it. The cutest frog you will ever see. He can be a pin cushion, a hot pad, or dog toy. Put sweet smelling potpourri inside and make your bathroom smell wonderful. Make several of these and give them as gifts. The

Date; Thur.  June 16th.

Time 10am - 1pm

Class Fee $25.

Educator; DOROTHY

SEW TOGETHER GEAR BAG Here is the perfect bag to carry your your sewing accessories to class, or your cosmetics when you travel. In this 2 day back to back class, you will learn the easy way to install zippers on your 3 interior pockets, plus one to close the whole bag. Like Red Riding Hood, it's not too big or too small.  Sign up early to save your spot.

Dates Fri & Sat May 27th & 28th.

Time; 10am - 4pm

Class Fee; $50 plus pattern and supplies

Educator; Molly

 Jelly Roll  Rug

Coming this summer, you will be able to learn how to make a wonderful rug like this, with just 1 large (40 to 42 pieces) jelly roll, some batting and your sewing machine. Join Debra as she takes you through this 2 day, back to back class. Bring back the days of our parents and grandparents, with a rug that looks like the braided rugs of their day, but is much easier to make.

Date; Coming this fall

Time; 10am - 4pm

​Class Fee; $50 - Pattern fee; $10

​Educator; DEB

NEW - Open Wide Bag 2.0

This fun tote bag can be made in 3 different sizes and really does open up wide enough to see everything you are carrying.  It's perfect to carry all your sewing supplies for class or retreat, or as an accessory tote on a trip for cosmetics or toiletries. You can also add your name to the front strip if you have an embroidery machine.  It also has 3 inside mesh pockets to separate supplies. 

Date; Thurs & Fri  -May 20th & 21st.

Time; 10am to 4pm

Class Fee; $50 - plus pattern

​Educator; MOLLY


Join us as we bring you these special orientation and project classes. In these projects you will learn a different special feature of the Scan n Cut, like how to use rhinestones, vinyl, the roller feet, stamping, cards, etc.  These classes will teach you  many of the features that come with this amazing product. Bring your own Scan Cut machine to work with. Please sign up early as space is limited to 6 students. Bring all the parts and accessories that come with the machine. You will also need to bring your sewing or embroidery machine, whichever is on the supply list for that particular class.
Date;  Aug 15th
Time; 10am - 1pm
Class Fee; Free if purchased from Tops

Educator; CINDY


​ Another new class  is called "Stripology". This is a ruler that helps Quilters to cut perfect strips or half square triangles, and end up with perfect seams and points. Barb will be showing you how this works.  First you take a learning class on how to use the rulers, cut some squares, half square triangles, sew them together then cut them again to make something totally different.  After you are comfortable with the technique, you can put your knowledge to work on a table runner, a lap quilt, and eventually do an advance project.  The technique class is Mon. May 30th. Don't own the rulers but would  like to see how they work?  Barb will do a demo on Sat June 4th at 1pm. 

Class Fee; $25

Date; TBA

Time; 10am - 1pm

Educator; BARB

Love Your Serger How many of you own sergers, but have no idea how to use them? Well, Linda has the perfect class to get you using and loving that wonderful machine that does more than just sew fancy seams. This class will show you all the different stitches you can do. Linda, who is a Martha Pullen certified instructor, will provide all the paper work and fabric needed to do the various samples you will take home. All you need to bring is your serger threaded with 4 different colors of thread, your cord and your manual. If everyone enjoys the class, we may be able to convince Linda to do some simple clothing projects as well as home décor projects that you can do with your serger. 

Class Date; TBA

Time; 11am - 2pm

Class Fee; $40

BES4 Dream Machine Software Orientation
This is the class to learn how to use your new software for the Dream Machine 2. 
​Class size is limited, so students can get individual attention.
**Only supplies needed; a laptop with program installed, a mouse and mouse pad. Also a notepad to take notes
Date; TBA
Class Fee; $35
Time; 10am to 1pm
Educator; MOLLY

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Beginning Quilting 101

​Quilting is a tradition that has come from using old clothes and flour sacks in the early pioneer days to the art form that is so popular today.   This class takes you back to the tradition of quilting by teaching you how to choose fabrics, how much to buy, how to use the modern day rotary cutters and instead of piecing by hand, you piece with our modern day sewing machines. You will also learn the terminology that has remained the same and how to put together a "sampler" quilt using some of the traditional old world blocks that out ancestors made.
 This is a 4 or 5  week class that will take you from beginning to the finish product with batting, backing, and  binding. This class has a limited class size, so please sign up early

Dates; Sept 14th, 21st, 28th,  Oct 5th, 12th

Time; 10am to 4pm

​Class Fee; $100

Educator; MOLLY

BRAID CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER.This is a beautiful project that you "quilt as you go". Make it in the latest Christmas fabrics for your own table or as a gift for someone special. This is a one day class and you will go home with an almost completed project. I made several of these as Christmas presents one year. 

Date; Fri July 15th. 

Time; 10am - 4:30pm

Class Fee; $25 plus Pattern $10.

Educator; MOLLY

Embroidery 101

​Tips and techniques for the beginning embroidery..  Learn how to hoop your projects correctly, which is the best stabilizer to use for what project, and the right needle to use for the different threads. You will also learn how to position your embroidery just where you want it.  If this is your first time using an embroidery machine then this class is a must. This is an all day workshop class with Molly. All brands of machines are welcome. 
Date; Wed Aug 10th

Time; 10am to 3pm

Class Fee; $25 plus Kit $5

Educator; MOLLY


Free Motion Quilting

This is the class for you to learn how to do your own quilting on a regular sewing machine. This class will take the mystery out of quilting your own quilt tops. We will look at the proper technique of  stitch in the ditch, how to free motion stippling, as well as free hand simple designs. We will also be working with stencils so you can do more complicated designs. This is a must do class for serious quilters.
Date; Coming this Fall

​Class Time; 10am - 3:30pm

Class Fee; $35

Educator; MOLLY

VINYL PROJECT ZIPPER BAG  This is the perfect bag to carry all your project pieces so they don't get lost. This bag is 13" by 18" and large enough to carry your finished 12"  quilt blocks, or your fabric for class, and maybe a 6 x 18" ruler. It has a vinyl front, and a quilted fabric back with a full zipper on top for easy access. We sell the soft vinyl perfect for this bag with enough vinyl in the package to make 2 more of the same size or to make different size bags to hold differen10am - t sewing tools. . Pick some interesting fabric and watch all your sewing friends want to know where your bought that fabulous project bag.

Class Fee; $25

Time; 10am - 4pm

Educator; MOLLY


Luminaire/Dream Baby Lock Machine Workshop Classes

Have a new Dream Machine"? Here's your chance to know how to use some of the wonderful features it has. Join Molly for these informative 6 workshop classes. Each class you will learn a new feature of this incredible machine and will do a simple project to show practical use of that feature. Try to schedule to attend all 6 classes. Sign Up early as class size is limited. 

Dates; TBA

Class Fee; $120 if paid in advance .... or $25 per class

Time; 10am - 1pm

​Educator; MOLLY

Floriani Software Orientation or Project Lesson

The  Orientation class will take you through how to set up your program, and how to do basic things like bringing in a design, adding lettering, removing elements of a design, saving your project, and much more.  You will need your program put on your laptop and any upgrades downloaded. You will bring your laptop to class as well as a mouse and mouse pad. Software doesn't work well with a touch pad on a laptop. If it is the Project Class, you will design a project that you will then be able to sew out on your sewing machine. Works with all machine formats and must be worked on a PC laptop not a Mac.

Date;  Software Orientation TBA

​             Project class TBA

Class Fee; $35

​Educator; MOLLY

NEW - Computer Class

Learn how to set up your laptop to save your designs, download designs and where to find them on your computer. No more downloading designs and then you can't find where you put them.  This class size is limited to 6 people per class, so please sign up early. You will also learn how to transfer designs and instructions from your design disk to  your laptop and then put them on a jump/thumb drive to put on your sewing machine. This class will help to save you a lot of frustration. It is advisable to have a newer computer as some of the older models won't do what you need to do. You must also have a mouse and mouse pad for class to make navigation easier. Please only bring a PC laptop not an Apple laptop.

Date;  - TBA - Call store and get on list for next class. 

Time;  10am - 1pm.

Class Fee; $35

​Educator; Molly

**​Please call or stop into the store to sign up and pay for classes at least 48 hours before class date. Don't call the educator to sign you up, your name may not end up on the sign up sheet. Several of our educators live out of town and don't need to be at store if no one has signed up. Don't expect educator to just be there when you show up. Same goes for local educators. They don't need to be at store if there are no sign ups.

 Embroidered Mesh Beach Bag - Tote Bag

Here's a fun class project that will enjoy using all summer long. The body of the bag is vinyl mesh. It is trimmed with embroidery and fun fabric and nylon straps.  In this class you will need to purchase a $15  kit from Molly, that includes the vinyl mesh and strapping in one of these colors, red. hot pink, blue, lime green, or purple and a free embroidery design of your choice.. You bring the fabric and your embroidery machine and go home with a fun bag you can use at the beach, for shopping, or carrying quilt supplies.

Date; TBA.

Time; 10:30am - 2:30pm 

Class Fee; $25 - Kit Fee; $15  (pay Molly direct the  day of class)-  Pattern free. One embroidery design free or bring your own embroidery design

Educator; MOLLY

BARGELLO STYLE SPIRAL CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRTThis class will blow your mind as to how much fun this is to make. This will be a 2 session back to back class. This will be part of our Christmas in July. This pretty tree skirt can be made in traditional Christmas colors and fabrics, or get modern and design it to match the colors of your tree decorations. Sign up early to save your seat.

Date July 28th & 29th

Time; 10am - 4pm. 

Class Fee $50, and Pattern is included.

Educator; MOLLY

EMBRILLANCE ESSENTIALS SOFTWARE  If you have Embrilliance Essentials and you need to learn how to use it, here is an orientation class . You just need your laptop with program loaded on it. Plus a mouse and mouse pad. 

Date;  Thur. Aug 4th

Time;10am - 1pm

Class Fee; $35

​Educator: MOLLY

​​​NEW -Hot Stuff Trivet or Pot Holder

​This is a brand new item that makes a wonderful  pot holder or Trivet. The Teflon insert for the center comes with the pattern, then to make more,  you can  purchase the Teflon refills separately. In this class you will not only learn how to make these, with or without a back hand pocket,  you will learn how to work with the Teflon  square in a sewing project. For class you can choose to make the small size which finishes off at about 8", or you can make the larger size at 9.5 ". You can also decide if you want to make the optional hand pocket on the back. Samples are in the store to see this unique project. Only 1 more class in 2020.

Date; TBA

​Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm

Class Fee: $25  -  Pattern Fee; small trivet $12

Educator; Molly

Dream/Luminaire VIP Club 

This  class is only for the Dream Machine owners and  Luminaire owners. It will take place once a month and will give you a project that continues your education in how to use all the features of these wonderful sewing/embroidery machine. You must have attended the 6 week Luminaire or Dream workshops first. Check with Molly for class supply list.

Date; Sat July 30th

Time; 10am - 2pm

​Class Fee; $25 (Design free)

​Educator; MOLLY

Tops Vacuum and Sewing

Formerly Expert Sewing Center PC

Quilt As You Go Table Runner

This a fun way to make a quilted table runner and have it pieced, sandwiched and quilted all at one time. It's a unique technique that will want to do over and over again. It's quick, fun and beautifully finished all in one step. Another bonus, the batting comes in the pattern and is marked so you know where to lay your cut pieces.  Class size is limited, so if you want to get into this class, sign up early, also to make sure we have enough patterns for you. Picture only shows half the table runner which is 50" long. See the full runner at the store. New sample coming in patriotic colors.

Date; Sat. May 15th

Time; 10am - 4pm

Class Fee; $25 - Pattern cost $15

Educator; MOLLY

​​​​Note**  NOT all class listings will have supply lists. Only the ones with a line under the name of class.              If you need more info on a particular class, please check with the educator. Thank You!

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CIRCULAR POT HOLDER For those of you who purchased the fun circular attachment for another class, here is your chance to use it again. The pattern design is free, but you can make it your own by couching any color ribbon, yarn, or decorative thread design you wish. Everyone can be a different work of art. Interested in buying one of these fun attachments? We have them for sale at the store. 

Date;  Thur. July 21st. 

Time; 10am - 2pm

Class Fee; $25. Design included

Educator; MOLLY

Cutwork Tea Towel & Napkin Free Standing Lace Corner

Here's a great class for the "newbie" embroiderer to learn how to do beautiful heirloom style cut work. This class can be stitched with a  5 x 7 hoop or larger.  You can embroider with the same color thread as the towel or napkin or with a contrasting color.   It will be a 2 part class with the cutwork towel and the lace corner napkin.  Perfect projects to make as gift for the holiday or for your own table.  Best of all, the embroidery designs are free.

Date; TBA

Time; 10:30am - 2pm

Class Fee; $30

​Educator; Molly