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The Fat Quarter Challenge
Voting has now begun! Stop by today and
vote for your favorite quilt.

Voting ends March 21st and the winner will be announced March 25th.
For more information please click link below

Hoppin Bobbin carries the fabric lines required for this challenge.
If you are interested in this challenge, please sign up at Hoppin Bobbin.
For more information on this challenge please click the image above.
Quilts for this challenge will be accepted March 24th through April 3rd. You can vote for your favorite quilt April 7th through April 18th.
Our winner will be announced on April 21st.
Voting for the National Winner will start on April 30th
on Moda's Blog Post.

March's Project
Bunny Doodle Pad

Kits must be pre- ordered prior to pick-up
March's project will be available Saturday, March 14th.

Women of the Bible
Pattern Series

There's only a few more weeks left, but it's not too late to join in on the fun of our free block of the week on Facebook. If you've missed any of the blocks, don't worry, at the end of the series there will be a CD, with all block patterns and finishing instructions, available for purchase, to all our Facebook followers.  Make sure you LIKE us on Facebook and share with friends and family.
Block 30 is available starting today

March Classes

Please click on class title to follow to link for more details

Machine Quilting 101

6 hour workshop Have no  idea what to quilt where... Don't understand the difference between stippling and meandering... Tired of stitching in the ditch... and does every little quilting line have to be marked? Get the answers to these and many other perplexing quilting question while you learn the ins and outs of machine quilting. Taught by Erin Underwood, this class will teach you the basics of machine quilting on your own machine. One day class, handout provided

Saturday, March 21st from
9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Underwood

Beginner Applique

Learn the steps for easy Raw Edge Applique from start to finish.
Kits are required for class.

Saturday, March 28th from
9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Davis

April Classes

Beginner Quilting

So you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Mary Lou will help guide you through Alex Anderson's Beginning Quilting.  Learn every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your quilt.  There are eight easy, beautiful projects in the class book that will get you started.  Class will make the Sampler Quilt that includes flying geese, nine patch, ninepatch variation, fence rail and log cabin blocks.
This is a 6  two hour session class

Thursday, April 23rd from
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

Precision Piecing with "Migration"

Bask in the admiration of your quilts when you add the refinement of precision piecing to your work. This lecture class will be interspersed with sewing techniques that will serve you well. We will cover straight lines, triangle sewing and how to achieve perfect points. “Migration” pattern included with handouts. Full of information for a lifetime of projects.

Saturday, April 25th from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Pat Hersl

May Classes

May Flowers- Turned Edge Applique by Machine

Love the look of Hand Appliqué but just don’t have the time for handwork? Try this technique that will make your machine appliqué look as if it was done by hand and only take a fraction of the time too! Learn all about the tricks and tools you need for success. Your quilt will look like you sat for hours and needle-turned each piece by hand! An added bonus, this class technique will give you a “trapunto” lesson too!

Saturday, May 2nd from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Underwood

Bodacious Baskets

Break out the buttons and the lace! Scraps and strips are used to create these amazingly fun baskets, designed to hold the most delicious linens. Gather your rick-rack and trims. Break into Grandmom’s old button box. This pattern is designed to showcase the wonderful fibers we all love. Instructor will come with some linen scraps.

Saturday, May 16th from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Pat Hersl

Paper Piecing with Loving Hearts

Delight a little girl (or a big one!) with these paper-pieced Loving Hearts. We’ll explore your machine stitches and use fancy threads to enhance this tiny treasure. Learn to add this dimension to any quilt with easy machine embroidery. Gather scraps and sparkly threads for maximum fun.

Saturday, May 30th from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Pat Hersl

June Classes

Miss Daisy- Fusible Machine Applique

Learn three different ways to approach fusible
machine appliqué. Fast, fun and outstanding results!  This class even gives you a quick introduction to Machine Trapunto.

Saturday, June 6th from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Erin Underwood

Binding and Embellishment

No extra tools! No silly devices!
Learn how to make and apply a straight or bias binding to your quilt. This class will demonstrate and have you work on a small sample quilt of your making. You will then have the sample for future reference plus handouts. We will also cover prairie points and lined prairie points, beautiful finishes or embellishments for your special projects. A designer touch of added piping will make you happy.

Saturday, June 13th from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Pat Hersl

Sew In Days 
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10-5, Hoppin Bobbin hosts a Sew in Day.  Bring a project and all of your supplies and have a great day sewing with friends.  Bring a covered dish to share.  If you are planning on staying the day, please fill the parking spots in the rear of the building first.  This enables new customers to find parking in the front of the building. 


411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226
Hours: Tues/Thurs 10-8, Weds/Fri 10-5, Sat 9-4
Sun/Mon Closed