America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting the Eagle lunar lander. Piece together your own patriotic coverlet with today’s Groupon to Southampton Quilts. Choose between the following options:
For $12, you get $25 worth of fabrics and quilting tools.
For $25, you get a beginner machine piecing class (a $50 value).
Southampton Quilts equips fabric fans with the material and means to bring their block-based dreams to fruition. Begin a new project with the latest holiday fabrics from Moda ($9.99/yd.) or create a makeshift cape with a formidable selection of batik fabrics from Hoffman ($10.19/yd.). Quilters can craft symmetrical covers thanks to Creative Grids rulers ($8.95–$28.95) or sabotage supervillain quilters’ plans to cocoon the entire capitol in cotton batting with a quick incision from a Clover rotary cutter ($16.50).
During the two, five-hour beginner machine piecing sessions, students unschooled in the fat-quarter arts learn the basics of machine quilting, as well as other essential skills such as layering, creating accurate quarter-inch seams, and finishing edges with bias binding. The shop’s experienced staff supplies all tools, fabrics, and machines needed, allowing beginners to dabble in the craft without pillaging old bridesmaid dresses or making a heavy financial commitment.