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Thread: Craftsy quilting class question

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    Craftsy quilting class question

    What is the best quilting class for a beginner to take from Craftsy? I need to get over my fear of sandwiching a quilt and learning to quilt on my DSM. Would like to hear pros and cons from those that have taken a class. Are there Utube videos that will teach the same thing?
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    The 2013 BOM class with Laura Downes is very good. I'm no longer a beginner, but I am very impressed with her clear explanations and covering the basics even as she teaches each BOM. She is an experienced teacher and the class is worth it. Jenny Doan's Quilting Quickly would also be a good one to look at. The advantages of Craftsy over U tube are: Once you purchase it, it is yours forever. There's a 30 second repeat option, and of course you can access at any time and there's no possibility of it disappearing. The classes are designed to help people learn many basic skillsand they are filmed with this in mind. Also there are a good amount of printed materials that come with each class. Just some things to think about. I'm a teacher so I appreciate the abilities and effort of others to share this craft.
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    I may not have made myself clear. I'm looking for information on taking a FMQ class using my DSM. Are the Craftsy classes good (and if so which one) or is there something better out there. I don't know how to sandwich and quilt a quilt.
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    I'm doing Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine with Ann Petersen and think it is well worth the price. The Craftsy classes go on sale frequently. Craftsy is actually better than a lot of "real" classes in that you are looking over the instructor's shoulder and you can bookmark places that you think might be tricky for later reference. You can ask questions and either the instructor or your classmates will answer.
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    you tube how to sandwich a quilt you will get a lot of things to watch and learn from and there free. But I have taken Craftsy classes to.

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    I, too, liked Ann Peterson's Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine. I also like Leah Day's classes on Free Motion Quilting. I buy the Craftsy classes when they are on sale and I consider them well worth money. I have never had a question for the instructor as the instructions were clear; but the times I have sent a message to the instructor, I got a fast response. I like the fact that I can work at my own speed, view the lessons at any time, and look back over lessons as often as I like.

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    Took Beyond Basics Machine Quilting by Ann Peterson, purchased on sale and felt it was well worth it. I am a beginner quilter. doing mostly SITD. So I found this to be very helpful.

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    I am taking Ann peterson beyond basics FmQ and so far like it the lessons are thoroughly done, quite a lot of info, really like it
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    Love Leah Day's classes the best. Very helpful. Also love Ann Peterson's. well worth the money. I have no regrets!

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    Glad you asked this question, because like you I have refrained from buying any classes yet. I watch a lot of the Utube videos and have been sitting on the fence about purchasing a craftsy one.
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