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Class Procedures

  • Please park around back upon arrival for your class and you will see a door with clearly marked signage. For night classes, please park out front. 
  • Our maximum class size is 6 students. Masks are preferred but not required. 
  • We ask that you bring your own tools and supplies when possible. You are welcome to use one of our classroom sewing machines if needed. Please call the store at (910) 397-9399 to arrange this prior to class starting.
  • If supplies must be purchased before class starts, you will receive an email from your instructor prior to class. 
  • Purchasing a class will reserve your spot. We are unable to reserve spots without payment. 


Classes will help you get the most of your sewing machine or serger.  Owner's classes are free if you purchased your machine at Fran’s Sewing Circle and vary in price otherwise.  They are identified by colored type on the calendar.  Please check calendar for the dates and times these classes are offered.  HV = Husqvarna Viking BRO= Brother

  • Machine Basics:  Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine – offered for Husqvarna Viking and Brother at different times. ($40)
  • Machine Decorative:  Just beyond the basics - explore stitches for appliqué, heirloom and quilting- offered for Husqvarna Viking and Brother at different times. ($40)
  • Machine Embroidery: Learn all of the options built into your embroidery machine. Learn the tricks of the trade, and when and where to use different stabilizers. Husqvarna Viking or Brother machines with embroidery. ($40)



12 month Block of the Month program that runs March- February

12 month Block of the Month program that runs March- February

This class series is for Accuquilt owners who want to learn how to get more out of their machines with new tricks and techniques. This is a progressive block program divided into 10 sessions.

Cost: $ 25.00
In making this lap size quilt you will learn cutting, piecing, adding a border, layering, quilting and binding.

Cost: $ 70.00
Have you taken Beginning Quilting and want to take the next step to becoming a more confident quilter? This class is for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Join us to try several methods of machine quilting including stitch in the ditch grid sewing free motion and stippling. We will share products and techniques to make machine quilting easier.

Cost: $ 25.00
Designed by Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June, the Nova Star Quilt is a super fun, modern, and bold star quilt pattern.

Cost: $ 20.00
Do you have limited space to quilt? If so, this new method is for you. Explore an easy way to quilt even the largest quilt by quilting each block individually before attaching it to the rest of your quilt; no more wrangling a huge quilt with a limited space to sew, YAY!

Cost: $ 25.00
Starting in February, join Mary Ann on every 3rd Monday of the month from 9:30-11:30 to learn new ruler work quilting techniques and designs! You must take our Ruler Work Basics class as a prerequisite.

Cost: $ 450.00
Want to see if you like quilting? This class is a small investment in time and material yet you learn all the basics for quilting: how to cut, piece, sandwich, quilt and bind a quilt. So, don't be afraid to give it a TRY!

Cost: $ 40.00