Hoopsisters Valentine's Day Sisterhood Retreat
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Hoopsisters Valentine's Day Sisterhood Retreat

Hoopsisters Valentine’s Day Sisterhood Retreat

Don’t you think that the beautiful Valentine box is better sometimes than the chocolates inside? Make yours personal. Join Debby for our first Hoopsisters 2019 Sisterhood Retreat, Valentine’s Day. The Retreat program includes designs and instructions for three projects including heart magnets, Valentine’s card, and Valentine’s gift boxes. We will be making the large Valentine Gift Box in class. Techniques that we will use include quilting in the hoop, flip and fold construction, and applique. If you haven’t embroidered using foam interfacing this is a wonderful opportunity. This class is for the new or experienced embroidery machine owner. The designs are adaptable for other occasions and seasons.

Valentine’s Day Gift Box Supply List - Large Gift Box


Minimum Hoop size for the Large Box is 7 x 8 (180 x 200 mm)

Large Bottom and Top sides - minimum hoop 5x6

All designs will fit in 260 x 200 mm hoop (This allows for doing 4 sides for both top and bottom in one hooping)


Embroidery Tear Away Stabilizer – Enough to hoop 4-6 hoops based on sizes stated.



Water Soluble thread like Superior Vanish Lite

60 wt Bobbin Thread

Embroidery thread 40 wt., hearts embroidered on Fabric 2, Detail on center heart

Construction thread


Please treat fabric with starch, starch alternative, or additional stabilizer for difficult fabrics and precut for class.


Fabric 1 – Top edges and heart Applique

                Center Heart Applique – Cut 1 (4”x4”)

                Top sashing - Cut 4 (2 ½” x 7”)

                Top sides – Cut 4 (3 ½” x7”)

Fabric 2 – Box bottom and sides, Top main center under Heart

                Top center – Cut 1 (6”x7”)

                Bottom – Cut 1(6”x6”)

                Bottom Sides – Cut 4 (4”x6”)

Lining – Box Top and Box Bottom

                Cut 2 (11”x11”)

NR Foam or HOOPShape – provides body to box

                Top Side- Cut 4 (4 7/8” x 1 ¾”)

                Bottom Side – Cut 4 (4 ½” x 2 ¼”)

                Box Top and Bottom – Cut 2 (6” x6”) Template will be provided at class.

General Supplies-

Embroidery machine in good working order with minimum embroidery field of 7 x 7, ( small box can be made using 5 x 7 hoop).

Embroidery foot, zig zag foot, edge joining foot (optional)

Pins, clips, seam ripper, scissors, seam gauge, stiletto

Applique scissors (duckbill scissors are not preferred. Short blade curved scissors are best)

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Bernina beginner to experienced
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Hoopsisters Valentine's Day Sisterhood Retreat

$ 35.00