Ann Arbor Sewing Center

Ann Arbor Sewing Center
5235 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 761-3094

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Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

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Welcome to Ann Arbor Sewing Center!

Ann Arbor Sewing Center is a family owned and operated business since 1968.  We carry over 7,000 bolts of quality quilting fabric from all the top manufacturers.  We have a huge selection of embroidery supplies, quilting books, patterns, sewing notions and thread.  In addition, we are an authorized Horn and Koala dealer for sewing cabinets, sewing furniture and sewing chairs. Our store offers many creative sewing classes for beginners through advanced sewers.  Please enjoy perusing our list of current classes, on how to quilt and sew, by clicking on the tab at the top. As an authorized BERNINA, PFAFF, Husqvarna Viking, and Singer sewing machine dealer, Ann Arbor Sewing Center prides itself on providing exceptional customer service. Many years of experience in the sewing and quilting industry along with our outstanding reputation has made Ann Arbor Sewing Center one of the largest sewing and quilting stores in Michigan. We service all makes and models of sewing machines and offer FREE ESTIMATES on all brands. Our service is completed on site with a standard 3-4 day turnaround time.

Want to know more about us? Watch the video below!

Glorious Colour with Kaffe Fassett
The Glorious Colour lecture with Kaffe Fassett is designed to inspire and motivate. The presentation highlights works from his latest projects, including his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. A tremendous amount of Kaffe's inspiration comes from his continual travels, and his lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their "mind's eye." Audiences leave invigorated - entranced by Kaffe's sense and use of colour; they are ready to try it themselves and are encouraged to do so. The slide show lasts approximately one hour followed by a question and answer session and book signing. Brandon Mably, a fabric designer and Kaffe's studio Manager, will start of the lecture.

Date: October 11, 2015
Kensington Court
610 Hilton Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Choose from one of two sessions to attend:

First Session
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Lecture will be from 10 am to 11 am.

Second Session
Time: 2 pm - 6 pm
Lecture will be from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Fee: $40, includes snacks and refreshments

Books will be specially priced at the event - let us know if you would like to reserve your copies now!

Heritage Quilts by Kaffe Fassett illustrates his newest quilt collection, Kaffe Fassett curates a treasure trove of 20 wonderful eighteenth and nineteenth century quilts and reinvents them with new colors and fabrics. Traditional favorite designs such as Church Window, Log Cabin, Hearts and Crosses—plus many lovely rare designs—are recreated in this book by world-renowned textile designer and quilting arts author Kaffe Fassett.
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*SOLD OUT* Mediterranean Hexagons Quilt Workshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably
Featured in Kaffe Fassett Quilts in Morocco, we have taken a traditional snowball and made it fabulous simply by the use of colour. This quilt is a study in using variations on a single colour.

Keep this in mind when choosing colours: find your colour and don’t stray too far from it, keep your choices harmonious. For example, if your colour theme is RED, bring reds, oranges, reddish purples, magenta, warm brown etc. Our original version is a study in blues and includes purples and greens.

In the original, a limited selection of shot cottons were used for the points. We have more fun by using strong graphic prints: large dots, fruit prints, stylised flowers, in 2 or 3 colours.

This work best with a colourway that is different to your Hexagons so it frames and sets them off. Civil War prints can also be great here or black and white prints, stripes and zig zags too: the bolder the better! Be chancy and have fun with these, or wait until class to get advice from Kaffe and Brandon.

This is a class suitable for beginners who already know how to sew a seam and how to use a rotary cutter. It is also for more advanced quiltmakers who wish to concentrate on complex colour development.

Date: October 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kensington Court
610 Hilton Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Fee: $235, includes design wall flannel, breakfast snack, and buffet lunch.

Student Supply List: click here

Tickets for this class will be a lottery. When you sign up for his lecture, please let us know if you are interested in this class. We will select names until we have a full class. The lottery will be on August 4th. If your name is not selected for the opportunity to take the class, we will keep you on a waiting list if a spot happens to open up.
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Now in stock! No need to wait, we have all the models of BERNINA’s new 7 Series: 740, 770 Quilter Edition, and 790 Embroidery Edition. The 7 Series combines a simple and classic design with cutting-edge technology and superior stitch functions. Easy to use, the 7 Series machines are packed with features and designed for creativity. The Exclusive BERNINA 9 Hook allows for sewing speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute, up to 9 mm stitch width, and a bobbin that can hold 80 percent more thread than most standard bobbins.
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Serving South Eastern Michigan, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and Lenawee County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Monroe County, Jackson County, Hillsdale County, and Ingham County. Serving Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Manchester, Dexter, Brighton, Pinkney, Hamburg, Howell, Fowlerville, Chelsea, Novi, Northville, and Pittsfield.