Viking Sewing Center Sewing Machine Sales & Service Since 1965

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

Gordon’s

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!  Quilted Oven Mitts            Check April 2019 calendar for scheduled class


Please check calendar for current dates, time & fees.

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Quilt Classes

Free-Motion Stitching Techniques      

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.


Instructor:  Ivy Orcutt  

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

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Learn basic machine quilting skills while making a pair of quilted oven mitts. These mitts make great gifts (think Mother’s Day- Father’s Day) as well as a fun and easy way to freshen your kitchen.

Pattern is included.

Basic sewing skills required, but no quilting experience needed.

Instructor:  Ivy Orcutt