For those of you who haven’t already heard of Craftsy, I’m about to take you to school! It’s an online platform that delivers crafts education classes via full-length, professionally-produced, interactive, high-definition videos. The beauty of Craftsy classes is that they never expire! AND, you can watch them anytime, as many times as you like, provided you have a proper internet connection. Oh, and remember, it’s interactive! This means you can ask questions and/or post pics to get help from the instructor or other peeps taking the class. Craftsy offers a wide array of classes, from photography to knitting to cooking…however my class of choice is Quilting! And more specifically, Free Motion Quilting.
So how does Craftsy Sweeten Up My Quilting Life? Craftsy Keeps Me in Motion!
I was very naive when I signed up for Start Free-Motion Quilting w/Elizabeth Dackson. I thought I’d be an expert FMQ-er by the time it was finished. I couldn’t have been more wrong. However, I did learn a lot of things from this class. Important things you need to know before getting started, like needle and thread selection, how to start and stop, how to bury a knot and how to move the quilt. Thanks, Elizabeth!
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting w/Christina Cameli is another class I’m enrolled. It’s also packed w/great information like sketching and stitching, staying in a straight line and getting out of corners. Thanks, Christina!
Help How DO I Quilt It? is my most recent class. This class will definitely help w/the dilemma of how to quilt your quilts. It will also teach you how to add lots of texture and movement to your quilts. Thanks, Angela!
All of these Craftsy classes are great and I’d recommend any and all of them. The instructors are extremely encouraging and the classes do exactly what they are designed to; build your confidence as you learn FMQ. They make it look easy but remember, they’ve been doing it for years. They all stress this important point: Practice, Practice, Practice! And the MOST important point of all…Don’t compare your work to that of others! Why? Because Comparison is the Thief of Joy!
Craftsy is also a place where independent designers can sell their patterns. There are thousands of sewing and quilting patterns to choose from and even a great selection of free patterns! Click here to browse my pattern store and be sure to download my Easy Grocery Bag Catcher, which is free for a limited time. Thanks, Craftsy!
Here’s the complete line-up of stops. Be sure to hop over and visit each stop to see how Craftsy sweetens up their quilting lives!
Helen @ Midget Gem Quilts
Two peeps will win one class each, and 1 peep will win this fabulous grand prize:
1- Boundless Solids Crown Jewels by Amy Gibson Quilt Kit
A Thread for Life