Want to Learn to Sew

Without a Sewing Machine?

How About Modern Hand Quilting ?

Slow Stitching is FUN for all ages!

Fits perfectly into the Minimalist & Sustainable Lifestyle's

Finish that Family Heirloom that is lingering in the closet, quickly finish a baby quilt or small project,

embellish mending to show it off to all.


What is Big Stitch you may ask?

It is a modern twist on an old fine craft simply called quilting.

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Hello! My name is Gretta Marlene Hurst. (Otherwise known a Ms. Gretta)

I'm so glad to have you here!

If you want to expand your creative abilities, you're in the right place.

Origin of the Art

  • Traditionally done with quilting thread , we now use beautiful threads of a much heavier weight. and a wide variety of colors. (12wt)

  • Big Stitch is done with a slender long big eyed needle

  • A thimble is used in this type of stitching . Worn on your middle finger of your dominate hand

  • Big Stitch is an art form that tends to offer therapeutic benefits to the sewist

  • You can start simple and increase complexity as your skill develops

Big Stitch is a new word coined for the modern take on an old art form. It's really only about 3 or 4 stitches an inch rather than the traditional 8 to 10 stitches an inch that my Grandmother could get. Thus we use a much longer needle. It has a bigger eye , due to the heavier thread we use. 12 weight it's called. We use Valdoni, Sulky Petits or Sue Spargos 12wt. It is so versatile! Simple straight lines, follow a decorative pattern or stitch out a story of your own.

Class Outline


Big Stitch




Make A Sandwich!


Knot or Not to Knot!


Stitchy Bee


Circles and Corners


Trimming Up


Bias Binding


Stitch Down Binding

Join Me Today In The Wonderful World Of Slow Stitchin'.

You can provide your own supplies to take this class


You can purchase a kit .

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