The Free Motion Quilting Project: Craftsy's BIG Summer Sale

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Craftsy's BIG Summer Sale is celebrating the dog days of summer with a HUGE sale on classes! In this sale, ALL classes are up to 50% off!

Craftsy is a terrific craft educational website filled with over 80 awesome quilting classes covering everything from foundation paper piecing to dyeing fabric to free motion quilting.

When you purchase a Craftsy class, you are purchasing lifetime access to that class so you can watch the lessons today, next week, next year - no matter when you have time you can jump in and start watching and follow the directions at your own pace. This is a great time to stock up on classes to inspire you through the fall and winter. Here's a few that I've been enjoying this month:
Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot - Yes, you can be very creative with your walking foot! The teacher Jacquie Gering has studied machine quilting with a walking foot for years and is able to push the boundaries of what you might think this foot can do. She also goes into wonderful detail on putting a walking foot on your machine, using guides, and picking your stitch length.

After watching a few lessons of this class I really felt like kicking myself. I've been so focused on free motion quilting, that I haven't touched a walking foot in years. Jacquie's class has definitely inspired me to pull it out again and give these new ideas a try!
Dot to Dot Quilting with Angela Walters - Here's another cool machine quilting class taught by the wonderfully talented Angela Walters that focuses on a concept called Dot to Dot quilting. This method of quilting is easy to do on a home sewing machine and requires minimal marking, but produces amazing results!

I was struck immediately by how quick and easy these techniques can be and how quickly you could quilt quilts of any style or shape. Definitely check out this class if you're needing some quick quilting inspiration.
Fun Techniques with Fabric Paints - This super inspiring class covers everything you need to know about painting on fabric. Cindy Walter leads the class by teaching about the different paints available, what works for certain techniques, and then jumps right in teaching you how to paint beautiful color washes and neat techniques like salting and sun printing.
Cindy really breaks down the process in a simple, fun way, so if you've been intimidated by fabric painting, this will definitely be the class for you!

These are just three classes that I've been enjoying, but remember ALL classes are on sale now through Monday. Click Here to jump in and check out all that's available right now!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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