Frequently Asked Questions

 Classes, Clubs and Events

How do I register for classes and events?

Class  registration is completed by phone at 651-429-1039 or in person at 2199 4th Street, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. 

How many people are in each class or event?

Class and event sizes are currently limited to 10.

How much do classes and events cost?

The price of classes and events vary and are determine by class size, class length and teacher.  For more detail on individual classes, view our class page or calendar.


Covid 19

What are your current Covid 19 policies?

Per the CDC COVID is now an endemic vs a pandemic. This means that, while some people would still get infected, it wouldn't be an unbearable number with devastating consequences that overwhelms the public, hospital systems and providers.  The seasonal flu, or influenza, is an example of an endemic virus. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation; however, masks are still a great way to stop the spread of this disease.  If you have not been vaccinated please wear a mask when in the shop.  At the current time it is employee choice if they want to mask or not.

Do you have onsite sewing machine repair?

Yes, Jordan Frayne is on site to assist you with all of your machine needs.  He can be reached at  612-275-3356 to make an appointment. He is currently offering curbside pickup and delivery.

Do you sell sewing machines?

Sewing machines are not sold at Affinity For Quilts currently.


Shipping Information

How soon will my order ship or be prepared for pickup when I order online?

All orders will be shipped on the same day as your order is placed or the next business day following your order placement.  If for some unexpected reason, we are unable to ship your order out within the stated timeframe we will notify you by email or phone.

What shipping service do you use?

Affinity For Quilts uses USPS priority mail as the standard shipping method.   We offer a first class or economy mail option at checkout for items equal to or less than $15.00. This includes most patterns, one yard of fabric, and some notions.  The cost to our customers for standard shipping is as follows:

$00.01-$20.00 purchase     $ 9.00  Shipping Priority Mail

$20.01-$75.00 purchase     $10.00 Shipping Priority Mail

$75.00-$125.00 purchase   $15.00 Shipping Priority Mail

$125.01 and above             Free Shipping Priority Mail i

The cost of first class or economy shipments is determined by the weight of the items purchased.  Packages over 13 oz will ship economy

Is there a processing fee if I order online and select in store pick up as my delivery method?

There is no shipping or additional cost when requesting local pickup for your online order.  A notification will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup.


Unexpected Shop Closure

Do you close your physical shop due to weather?

On occasion, Affinity For Quilts will close due to weather.   Changes to hours at will be communicated as follows:

  1. Notification will be posted on Facebook.
  2. An e-mail will be sent to everyone who is a current subscriber to our newsletter. 
  3. The "Calendar" on our website will be updated to reflect the closure.
  4. If you're just not sure, please call before heading out. 


Website Navigation

How do I use your website?

There are several ways to shop online at Affinity For Quilts.  Use the search bar to shop by manufacturer, fabric line, fabric line name or item name. If you are unsure of the complete name of a fabric line, you can enter a word or two and the fabric will be displayed if we have it in our online shop.

If you'd like to shop by group use the drop down menu or icons to shop by the following:  basics, batiks, childrens, cotton linen blend, cuddle, fabric panels, flannels, floral, kits, notions, novelty, patterns, precuts, Quilt Minnesota 2021, seasonal, or 108" wide.