[ Home ]    [ USC ]    [ Classes ]    [ Contact Us ]  
[ Hours ]    [ History ]    [ Staff ]    [ Testimonials ]
[ Machines ]    [ Lessons ]    [ Fabrics ]    [ Irons ]

[ New Products ]   [ Scissors ]   [ Tip ]   [ Recipe ]

[ Professional Quilting ]



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. Project materials are extra and must be purchased at Ultimate Sewing.

Tuesday March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25   4:00-6:00

Teacher: Ester     Beginner

This class has been designed for the person who knows very little about using their PC computer with their embroidery machine. Find out how to do simple downloading, opening and transferring designs. You will learn to understand very basic short cuts.

Tuesday January 17, 24, 31     10 – 12:30 pm

Teacher: Ester     Confident Beginner

Another amazing Deb Tucker quilt. By combining two contrasting fabrics you will create triangles tumbling down the quilt. Using your V Block tool, this quilt is fun and quick. Just jump right in and give it a whirl!

Tuesday February 7, 14, 21, 28     10 – 12:30 pm



Teacher: Ester


This class is designed for anyone new to machine embroidery. Learn about threads, needles, hooping, stabilizers and more. Try your hand at embroidering on different fabrics and different textures.



Teacher: Ester     Confident  Beginner


Now that you’ve had a taste of threads, stabilizers and hooping, it’s time to plan a project.  Perhaps a continuous pattern on a table runner, or maybe a Christmas tree skirt.  In this class it’s all about placement and planning.


Tuesdays:  October 11, 18, 25, November 1     10 – 12:30 p.m.

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.

Tuesday January 24, 31 February 7
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.

Tuesday February 21, 28, March 7     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 March 14, 21, 28
    6:30 – 9 pm

Teacher: Debra      Intermediate

This Vivian Traveler is a structured weekend bag with a long zipper closure, side pockets and an inside zipper pocket. In these classes we will learn how to make our own piping and how to install a drop in lining. We will talk about the different interfacings used. Come and join in on the fun.

Wednesday January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22      10:00-12:30

PACK IT IN!      $55.00
Teacher: Debra      Intermediate

Get organized with these multi-sized cases. We will be making piping and using lightweight mesh, foam stabilizer and double zipper pulls. Join us to find out how to make your bags like a pro.

Wednesday March 1, 8, 15, 22      10:00-12:30

MINI-WALLET By Pam D'Amour      $55.00
Teacher: Debra      Intermediate

This wallet is perfect for the person on the go, big enough to hold your ID, credit cards and cash held together with a unique clasp. Warning this will be your next go-to for gift giving.

Wednesday March 29, April 5, 12, 19

CONFUSED GEESE      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Confident Beginner

Are they flying south, or what?! Flying geese are found in many quilt designs and they are a staple of quilt-making. Join Sharon as she shows you how to make different sizes of flying geese using Eleanor Burns’ easy to use rulers to create this wonderful quilt. (ruler set required)

Wednesday January 25 February 1, 8, 15      1:30-4

HAPPY HEXIES      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

For those of you who love using the 60 degree ruler, here’s another exciting design to get you motivated. The sample uses the same print in different colour ways, but it would look just as great using a variety of colourful prints. (pattern and ruler required)

Wednesday February 22 March 1, 8, 15      1:30-4

SCRAP HAPPY      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Confident Beginner

Most of us have lots of leftovers from past projects that we can’t bear to throw away. Clean out your stash of scraps to create this very traditional pattern with a lovely pieced border. Get ready for class by cutting out lots of 5” squares from your mountain of scraps!

Wednesday March 22, 29 April 5, 12      1:30-4

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.

January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1     6:30 – 9 pm

CONFETTI      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Beginner

If you’ve already taken Sharon’s beginner quilting class then this is a great next step. Even though there is easy piecing and a simple lay-out you’ll still end up with a wonderful, exciting quilt. This project is great for using up scraps or fat quarters.

Wednesday March 8, 15, 22, 29      6:30 – 9


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: April 5, 12, 19, 26     6:30 – 9 p.m.

KEEP IT TOGETHER      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

With all of us travelling, going to classes and retreats what better way to “keep it all together” than with this multi pocketed, multi zippered bag? I have several: one for cosmetics, one for jewelry and now I’m making one for art supplies. The list never stops!

Thursday February 16, 23, March 2, 9      10 – 12:30

FABRIC COLLAGE      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

Are you looking to bring out your artsy side? Looking for a bit of a challenge? Join Sharon as she teaches you the basics of foundation paper-piecing, fusible bias tape making and artistic fabric collage. Have fun with colour.

Thursday March 16, 23, 30 April 6     10 – 12:30

TAKE 4 PLACEMATS     $45.00

Teacher:  Sharon     Confident Beginner

Make these great placemats using only four fat quarters. They’re so easy to make, you’ll be able to whip up a set for every holiday. As an added bonus, Sharon will show you how to make faux piped binding. (Pattern required)

Thursdays: February 16, 23, March 2     1:30 – 4 p.m.

Teacher: Karen      Confident Beginner

Here’s to a loose-fitting vest that is cut asymmetrically – a flattering look for all body types. Try it in a fabric that won’t ravel – boiled wool or faux suede – for a super quick finish. Then make it extra special with a focus button and eye catching embellishments. This pattern suggests a number of different neckline finishes for variety. Enjoy a unique look that is functional and smart.

Thursday March 9, 16, 23      1:30 – 4:00

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.

Thursday March 30, April 6, 13, 20      1:30 – 4:00

CLASSY JACKET      $55.00
Teacher: Karen      Intermediate

With only 9 main pattern pieces you can create a wonderful jacket that transitions easily from grocery shopping to a night out for dinner. The hemline dips at the back for a one-of-a kind look. The optional companion pattern offers a variety of options to consider: change up the collar, add pockets, switch out the buttons for a zipper or add safety pockets for travel. Make it once, twice, three times and wear it for many seasons.

Thursday May 4, 11, 18, 25      1:30 – 4:00

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: January 26, February 2, 9     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.

Thursday February 16, 23, March 2, 9      6:30 – 9:00

Teacher: Eleanor      Confident Beginner

Add a touch of style to any room. Get a new look with two pillows as you practice basic stitching, machine appliqué and quilting skills.

Thursday March 16, 23, 30, April 6      6:30-9:00

SYDNEY      $65.00
Teacher: Debra      Intermediate

A large everyday cross body bag featuring multiple storage options including two pleated cargo pockets, large zippered pocket, back slip pocket and inside pocket. The bag is secured by a zipper at the top with a wide cross body strap. We will talk about bag interfacings and make an adjustable strap with a slider.

Friday January 27, February 3, 10 17, 24

THE GABBY BAG      $65.00
Teacher: Debra      Intermediate

The Gabby Bag features exterior & interior zipper pockets, as well as an interior double slip pocket. Its single shoulder strap is approximately 34” long, but you can lengthen or shorten it to suit your own style. In these classes we will be learning different zipper applications and talking about the different interfacings used .Come and join in on the fun.

Friday March 17, 24, 31 April 7, 21      10:00-12:30

Teacher: Sharon

Learn to use a new ruler while making this striking table runner. The curvy design and your choice of colours will make it truly unique. If you follow pattern directions, the size is great for a long dresser or buffet, but it can easily be made shorter or longer according to your own personal needs. (Ruler required)

Fridays: February 3, 10, 17, 24
     1:30 – 4 p.m.


DUAL TILES      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

Learn to use a new ruler while making this striking, geometric wall hanging in your choice of colours. Along with Eleanor’s decorator pillows you can see how using coordinating fabrics in different spots in a room can pull everything together. (Tool required)

Fridays: March 3, 10, 17, 24      1:30 – 4 p.m.

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!"

Friday, April 7     1 - 5 p.m.

Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

These containers are so fast and fun to make! They can hold spools of thread in your sewing room, jewelry on your dresser or car keys on the hall table. Use up all your scraps or make a coordinating set for a friend. (Patterns required)

Fridays: April 21 and 28    1:30 – 4 p.m.

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)

Fridays: February 3, 10, 17, 24      6:30 – 9 p.m.

CURVY LOG CABIN     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Creative Grids rulers have become so popular because they’re so well made and there are so many to choose from. Take the guesswork out of making the curvy log cabin block and follow the markings on this great ruler to create this beautiful runner. (Ruler required)

Fridays: March 3, 10, 17, 24     6:30 – 9 p.m.

TWISTER TOTE      $55.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

This is another great project using the L’il Twister tool. Choose a great large print that you love and a couple of coordinating fabrics and you have a stylish tote to show off.  (Pattern and tool required)

Fridays: March 31, April 7, 21, 28      6:30 – 9 p.m.

Teacher: Sharon      Beginner

Even though we take our precious machines in for a tune-up on a regular basis, it’s still necessary to give them a cleaning ourselves every once in a while…especially after a marathon of sewing for all those Christmas presents! Join Sharon as she shows you the basics of keeping your baby humming in between tune-ups.

Saturday, February 18      1:30 – 4 p.m.


FEET FIRST      $55.00
Teacher: Ester
     Confident Beginner

Explore the wonderful world of feet. During each class you will create 1 or 2 quilt blocks using different feet. The end result is a unique sampler quilt. We will be using both feet that came with your machine as well as optional feet.

Saturday January 28, February 11, 25, March 11
1:30 - 4

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.

s:  March 4, 18

1:30 - 4 pm


Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Join Sharon as she shows you her favourite method for binding a quilt, whether it is finished by hand or machine. You will learn how to calculate the amount of binding required for each individual project, how to make a hanging sleeve for wall hangings and how to join the ends for a beautiful finish with no lumps!

Saturday, April 1    1:30-4:30 p.m.


Teacher: Ester     Confident Beginner

This year’s EmbroidaBlock is something different, yet again. You'll be making something new every month. This beautiful quilt has a Paper Pieced Center, blocks that stitch out in 10 to 30 minutes and even a Sampler layout. Block sizes range from 5", 6", 7", 8" and 9". Finished quilt size depends on which block size you choose! A minimum 5"x7" sewing field is required for this class. Come see what your “embroidery machine was meant to do!”

4th Saturday of every month January thru June 10- 12:30

Monday Sewcial – Embroidery Club
Teacher: Ester     All Levels

Something exciting is continuing at the Ultimate Sewing Centre. Come and join me in a fun filled day (or half day) workshop. Work on any of your previous, current or new Ultimate masterpieces. The perfect day to do Hoopsisters, Anita Goodesign, and other embroidery projects. It will be sew special.

***Please note: although Ester will be at the store, she too is sewing/embroidering. This is not a class, it is a day of fun, embroidery, sewing and sharing.

Dates:  Last Monday of the Month     Time: 10 to 4ish



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 one week 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.

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 board 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!




[ Home ]   [ USC ]   [ Classes ]   [ Contact Us ]   [ Hours ]   [ History ]


[ Staff ]   [ Testimonials ]   [ Sewing Machines ]   [ Lessons ]   [ Fabrics ]

 [ Irons ]   [ Professional Quilting ]   [ Scissors ]   [ Tip ]   [ Recipe ]


Ultimate Sewing Centre  HOURS OF OPERATIONTuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 am to 6 pm...  Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm...  Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm...  Closed: Sunday, Monday and Holidays...
© 2005 - 2017 Ultimate Sewing Centre. All rights reserved.
Janome and all other brand copyrights or trademarks subject to the terms and conditions of their respective owners and/or websites.

Site design and maintenance by ATOS