Viking Sewing Center Sewing Machine Sales & Service Since 1965

Located in the Beautiful District of Willow Glen, San Jose, CA


Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM / Sat: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM                                                                

   1232 Lincoln Avenue • San Jose, CA 95125 Ph: 408.298.5696

Keep Learning

Education plays an important role in our “Quality Matters” policy. The more you know the more you can create! With your sewing machine have fun learning and increasing your skills with our Quilting classes.  Please let us know what you want in the way of classes. We are always looking for new ideas and ways to increase your sewing skills.

NEW!  Quick and Easy Autumn Appliqué Wallhanging    

Please check calendar for current dates, time & fees.

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Quilt Classes

Free-Motion Beyond Basics: Motifs    

Expand and practice your free-motion stitching skills with a variety of motifs that will take you beyond the basics.  Explore design ideas for the “quilt as desired” instruction. Students will prepare, practice, and stitch motifs from different design categories (e.g. floral, geometric, feather, and animal) on a quilt sandwich of their choice.  Other topics include resizing and combining motifs, marking and managing your quilt top, and selecting threads.   

Skill Level: Beyond Beginner

Prerequisites:  Students must have basic free-motion stitching skills.

Instructor:  Ivy Orcutt

Learn raw edge machine applique as you make this quick and easy 14” x 28” autumn- themed wallhanging. The class will cover adding borders, quilting the layers together and binding. We will be using the pattern Pumpkins for Sale, from the book Quilted Skinnies for All Seasons by Margie Ullery. A kit of the pre-cut applique motifs are included in the class fee. Basic sewing skills required, and must have basic sewing machine skills.

Instructor:  Ivy Orcutt    Contact store for more info or go to our calendar to see full details

Free-Motion Stitching Techniques    April 26, 2020 11am- 2pm $40  Pre-registration required  

This class covers free-motion quilting/stitching concepts and techniques: sewing machine set-up; needle, thread and foot selection; stippling; meandering; stitching specific motifs/patterns. Must have basic sewing skills;machine in working condition. Please call if you have questions.

Instructor:  Ivy Orcutt