The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop  Gilroy, CA

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The Nimble Thimble keeps classes simple

 I hope you see something that looks like fun.  Samples are on display at the Nimble Thimble, and we will be glad to help you choose the class that is perfect for you. Is there a special technique or a pattern you have always wanted to try? Let us know and we will do our best to make it a class. 
Our rules are simple, too.
     * Have fun, learn something, and remember there are no mistakes in our classes...only opportunities!
     * Class space is reserved only when your fee is paid. Prices vary, but you can expect about $35 per session for a 3-4 hour class.
    * Supply lists have items required for class. Please bring what is needed, and make sure your machine is in good working condition.
    * Of course, anything you need is available at the Nimble Thimble! Class purchases are discounted 10% in addition to our rewards program.
    * We have machines for rent if you need one, just $10 per session.
    * Cancellations within 2 week of the scheduled class will result in a store credit, not a cash refund.

Come join the fun!

All the Best,
Linda

Class - Crabapple HIll Salem Witch Guild Stitch-along

Whether you want to do the whole quilt, or just part of a panel, come stitch with us. Learn hand embroidery, fancy stitches, use of crayons to colorize the fabric background....Patterns, Cosmo or DMC threads, hoops, thread kits - all available at the shop

Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Class - Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 2 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. The group will probably meet the first 2-3 weeks of the month with the end of the month off. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. Class offered Wednesday evenings OR Thursday mornings. Week Block 1. Bow Tie - Make 2 2. Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 3. Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 4. Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 5. Trip Around the World - Make 1 6. Plus a Star - Make 1 7. Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 8. Courthouse Steps - Make 9 9. Log Cabin - Make 4 10. Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 – Make 1 of each 11. Flying Geese - Make 64 12. 60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 13. Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 14. Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 15. Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders – HOMEWORK)

Nov 2
Class - Long Time Gone
Nov 3
Floriani Canvas Baggers
Nov 3
Class - Wool Applique Class with Beth Upstill (all welcome but must RSVP to hold your spot)

Classes


Whether you want to do the whole quilt, or just part of a panel, come stitch with us. Learn hand embroidery, fancy stitches, use of crayons to colorize the fabric background....Patterns, Cosmo or DMC threads, hoops, thread kits - all available at the shop

Cost: $ 5.00
Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Oct 26, 2017 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
Class - Long Time Gone
- Nov 01, 2017 07:00 pm

Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 2 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. The group will probably meet the first 2-3 weeks of the month with the end of the month off. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. Class offered Wednesday evenings OR Thursday mornings. Week Block 1. Bow Tie - Make 2 2. Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 3. Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 4. Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 5. Trip Around the World - Make 1 6. Plus a Star - Make 1 7. Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 8. Courthouse Steps - Make 9 9. Log Cabin - Make 4 10. Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 – Make 1 of each 11. Flying Geese - Make 64 12. 60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 13. Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 14. Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 15. Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders – HOMEWORK)

Cost: $ 300.00
Class - Long Time Gone
- Nov 02, 2017 10:00 am

Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 2 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. The group will probably meet the first 2-3 weeks of the month with the end of the month off. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. Class offered Wednesday evenings OR Thursday mornings. Week Block 1. Bow Tie - Make 2 2. Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 3. Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 4. Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 5. Trip Around the World - Make 1 6. Plus a Star - Make 1 7. Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 8. Courthouse Steps - Make 9 9. Log Cabin - Make 4 10. Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 – Make 1 of each 11. Flying Geese - Make 64 12. 60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 13. Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 14. Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 15. Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders – HOMEWORK)

Cost: $ 300.00
Learn from the expert. Beth knows all the techniques, and is good at showing you the stitches you want to learn. She dyes her own wool and makes it available to her students for a very reasonable price.

Cost: $ 15.00
Floriani Canvas Baggers
- Nov 03, 2017 10:00 am

Bring in your special Canvas Bag to get your 20% off.

Class - EBOM
- Nov 03, 2017 12:00 pm

HoopSisters Elegant Elements machine embroidered quilt.

Come sew with Charlie. Whether it is simple stitches or a project with embellishment, work with friends and get guidance as needed. Drop in OK, but please notify shop so you are added to the notification list.

Cost: $ 20.00
In this class you will learn to make bullion knots to create bugs and bees along with embellishing your projects. We will be practicing our bullion skills and discussing ways to use this very easy and decorative stitch. Supply List Fabric - Wool is ideal. If you are using cotton, please layer your piece with some muslin or flannel. Milliners #1 needle Needle threader if you need it. Small scissors Threads – Valdani Perle cotton #8, Eleganza Perle cotton #8, DMC Perle Cotton #8 or floss in a variety of colors (red, black, brown, yellow/gold) Embroidery - hoop if you like to use one. Classroom Etiquette You will need to have your own book or pattern when coming to class. Please don’t share or copy patterns. Please support the quilt shop and buy local. Please do not chew gum. Turn your phone to vibrate Some students have perfume allergies and I ask that you do not wear perfume on workshop days. We cannot accommodate guests and children in the classroom – even the most well behaved. There are conversations during class that are adult in nature and not appropriate for children. Social Media Facebook: A Plaid Wool Company Pinterest: Beth Upstill – I have a board just for embroidery called “Just by Hand Embroidery” Instagram: bethupstill

Cost: $ 15.00
PRIVATE EVENT
- Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am

The classroom is booked fora private event. Should your group need a place to meet, please give us a call!

Kaleidoscope II class – Supply List Non-fabric supplies For the “Sunstar” block that you’ll make in this class, you need the following supplies: • Scissors: one pair for cutting template plastic and one for cutting fabric • Sewing machine (with straight stitch for piecing). Be sure to include your power cord and foot pedal! • Fine pins • Thread for piecing, either matching your fabric or a neutral color. I prefer a thinner thread (60 wt or finer, such as Superior Bottom Line or Quilters Select Para-Cotton Poly) because it helps reduce bulk where multiple seams cross. • Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat for trimming finished blocks • Sharp pencil and good eraser • [included in class fee] 2+ sheets of 1/8” gridded template plastic (such as VisiGrid) • [included in class fee] 2+ sheets of 1/8” gridded graph paper • 1/8” gridded thin 6” transparent plastic ruler (preferred = Westcott C-Thru ruler) * • Fine point black permanent marker for marking template plastic (such as Pilot Extra Fine Point markers) * • White or silver marking pencil or pen for marking dark-colored fabrics * Supplies marked with * are the same as you got in your class kit for the Kaleidoscope I class; additional supplies will be available for purchase if you need them. Fabric You typically use several different types of fabric for more complex kaleidoscope blocks. Look for fabrics in your stash (or in the shop) that have some colors in common; they don’t need to be complete coordinates or come from the same fabric line or anything like that, but they should sort of go together/have a common color scheme or theme. Additional information will be provided when you sign up.

Cost: $ 55.00
Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Nov 23, 2017 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
Whether you want to do the whole quilt, or just part of a panel, come stitch with us. Learn hand embroidery, fancy stitches, use of crayons to colorize the fabric background....Patterns, Cosmo or DMC threads, hoops, thread kits - all available at the shop

Cost: $ 5.00
Learn from the expert. Beth knows all the techniques, and is good at showing you the stitches you want to learn. She dyes her own wool and makes it available to her students for a very reasonable price.

Cost: $ 15.00
Come sew with Charlie. Whether it is simple stitches or a project with embellishment, work with friends and get guidance as needed. Drop in OK, but please notify shop so you are added to the notification list.

Cost: $ 20.00
PRIVATE EVENT
- Dec 20, 2017 10:00 am

The classroom is booked fora private event. Should your group need a place to meet, please give us a call!

Whether you want to do the whole quilt, or just part of a panel, come stitch with us. Learn hand embroidery, fancy stitches, use of crayons to colorize the fabric background....Patterns, Cosmo or DMC threads, hoops, thread kits - all available at the shop

Cost: $ 5.00
Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Dec 28, 2017 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
PRIVATE EVENT
- Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am

The classroom is booked fora private event. Should your group need a place to meet, please give us a call!

Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Jan 25, 2018 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
Zentangle is fun, calming and easy! Come explore the possibilities, and learn how pen and ink combine with paper and fabric to create beautiful designs. Use the techniques you learn to make your own cards, quilt labels, coloring books......

Cost: $ 65.00
Whether you want to do the whole quilt, or just part of a panel, come stitch with us. Learn hand embroidery, fancy stitches, use of crayons to colorize the fabric background....Patterns, Cosmo or DMC threads, hoops, thread kits - all available at the shop

Cost: $ 5.00
PRIVATE EVENT
- Feb 21, 2018 10:00 am

The classroom is booked fora private event. Should your group need a place to meet, please give us a call!

Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Feb 22, 2018 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
Class - BUNCO, 4th Thursday Night
- Mar 22, 2018 07:00 pm

Prizes are NT gift Certificates. Demos, snacks, and it is all for charity. Sign up now to get on the list. Preference given to those who attend to sign up for the next session. Waiting list will be kept for open spots.

Cost: $ 15.00
Bring your featherweight and join Dave Trebotich from the "Twice Nice Shoppe" as he walks you through problem solving and how to service and maintain your featherweight Sewing Machine. In this 5 hour, hands-on class you will learn to inspect, adjust and lubricate your machine. You will learn how to handle thread jams and about all those amazing parts and attachments. And wait until you see his snazzy re-dos of featherweights! Check out Dave's shoppe on line at http://twiceniceshoppe.com/

Cost: $ 40.00
Store Location:

7455 Monterey Street
Gilroy, California 95020
(408) 842-6501
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Store Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sunday