Thursday, 7 August 2014

My Top 5 Picks

The BIG Summer Class Sale is going on now! 
Summer time is Savings time!
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It's my favourite time of the year.  Summer is in full swing.

And so is the Craftsy Summer SALE!!!

Here are my top 5 recommendations for great quilting classes.
This sale only lasts for a few short summer days....
So jump on this before it ends!!!


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Simple Fresh Quilts


Create vintage, traditional quilt blocks using simplified and up-to-date techniques with expert patternmaker Joanna Figueroa.



Class Description

Creating classic, traditional-style quilts is a fabulous way to pay homage to generations of quilters, but times change, along with the methods of creating these quilts. Joanna specializes in reworking vintage patterns using simplified techniques, and teaches you new ways of creating four classic quilts: Spools, Wheels, Lifesavers and Lollipops. Repiece the past with her fresh take on quiltmaking!

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Machine Quilting - Free-Motion & More


Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

Class Description

Overcome your free-motion fears! Wendy guides you step by step through a simple machine quilting process, from setting up a workspace to sandwiching, pin basting and binding. As you practice, first on paper, then with your machine, you'll build confidence in your machine quilting skills. Wendy teaches you the stipple stitch, outlining and easy curves before moving on to more adventurous designs, including zigzagging, continuous vines and continuous stars. You’ll also learn to mark your quilt with homemade stencils and special marking tools or forgo marking all together!

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Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot

Finish fabulous, fulfilling quilts at home with your walking foot. Tap into the creative power of your walking foot as you quilt linear, curved and concentric designs.



Class Description

Stitch an inspiring collection of walking foot designs with acclaimed quilter and author Jacquie Gering. Use linear designs like matchstick quilting, as well as grid and crosshatch quilting to sew textures that look and feel wonderful. Quilt lines that radiate and overlap to produce numerous shapes and infinite interest. Accentuate your piecing with gorgeous gentle curves, flower-like continuous curves and more. Frame a focal point with spirals, create a ripple effect with concentric circles and play off of your pieced shapes by "echoing in." Plus, learn to quilt eye-catching text, and discover tips for quilting larger projects on a small machine. Quilt your projects with fresh walking foot designs for a finish you'll admire.

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Quick Quilted Gifts

Skip store-bought for standout gifts! Make quilted infinity scarves, table runners, wall hangings and lap quilts customized for anyone or any celebration.



Class Description

Create handmade presents for every occasion and season with step-by-step guidance from pattern designer Tammy Silvers. Finish a fashion-forward quilted infinity scarf in an afternoon. Make a Double Dutch Candy table runner with fascinating faux-curved piecing and perfect pinwheels that are actually simple to sew. Use the versatile stitch-and-flip technique and a speedy assembly process on a lap quilt featuring bright and beautiful flower blocks. Plus, learn the basics of paper piecing as you make the customizable Celebration wall hanging with ideas for adding appliqué and embellishments. Share your passion for quilting with personalized gifts for loved ones!

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Magical Blocks: Out of the Box

Turn basic pieced units into incredibly intricate quilts — only you will know how simple they really were! Discover your ability to piece an array of amazing blocks.





Class Description

Discover accessible techniques for piecing 24 beautiful blocks with quilting instructor Kimberly Einmo. Breeze through pieced units such as half-square triangles, double rectangles, triple triangles, quad triangles, Flying Geese, Tri-Recs, square-in-a-square and diamonds. Then find out how to piece these units to create breathtaking block designs such as the Spinning Star blocks, Churn Dash, Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star, 54/40 or Fight, Diamond Star, Double Pinwheel, Lone Star and more! Turn the blocks you make in class into a vibrant sampler quilt you'll love to show off. Plus, get even more inspiration with three included patterns. Break down complex blocks into simple units you can piece like a pro!

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Craftsy isn't just about quilting....
They have ALL kinds of great classes and deals!!!

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Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes!

Take advantage of big savings today.

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