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Thread: night and day

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    Junior Member shadoh's Avatar
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    i bought the book by Eleanor Burns (love her)..first reading so confusing, so particular with accuracy (*not my best quality)
    now i see a 6 hour class offered by my LQS for 65 $ ..
    money is tight right now and am wondering if it would be worthwhile to take it or use the money for fabric and just have a go at it with the book only. any thoughts out there.?? xo for replying,..ps.. love love this site.

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    Classes are a wonderful investment, both for the educational and the friendship. However, that being said, unless it was a new technique or a particularily difficult technique, I wouldn't take the class. When I buy a pattern, or book, I read it, sometimes twice, and do a practice block out of scraps or ugly fabric. As you stated, money is tight, so, after reading the book, you feel confident enough to try it, then go buy your fabric and go for it. I am not putting down classes, but, when we have to choose between taking a class or buying fabric...well, I would buy the fabric everytime. And speaking from experience, I have yet to take a class that I walk away with paying just for the class. I always have to buy the gizmo they are promoting, or the fabric, or something. Anyway, I ramble, but, like I said, if I have to choose between the class or the fabric... I'll go for the fabric.

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    She has videos on her website quiltinaday.com she shows how to do the day and night very clear instructions.

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    Take the class if at all possible.
    I had a great quilt teacher and made a couple of things before I moved.
    Struggled for a few years and spent 80 on an eight week sample class and learned so much.
    Little tricks that make things so much easier.You will be able to go on your own after.
    Gale

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    i agree classes definitly have their place, but $65 for a class-- when you already have the book and probably have to buy other supplies-- seems awfully high to me...it would really have to be something spectacular that there was no way i could figure out for me to pay more than $30 for any class.
    if you have time before the class take some scrap fabric and do a couple practice blocks from the book, if you get it...you are good to go...if you don't get it, then maybe check into the class...or see if you maybe know someone taking it who would share some tips afterwards. :thumbup: i have the pattern but have not had a chance to really check it out but i'm pretty sure there are a couple made here on the board, you could probably get the help you need here once you give it a try and see just where your confusion lies.

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    I like taking the class because I learn faster seeing it done versus trying to figure it out myself...I suggest in the future invest in the book and DVD and save yourself a few bucks on having to go out and pay a high price for a class.
    I judge taking classes by the price...I would not pay 65.
    Buy the DVD

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    Most of the classes that I take you have to buy the pattern as part of the supplies.

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    Personally speaking, I wouldn't pay for a $65 class, unless I had lots of money to spend. If you don't think you can do it right now, like others said, practice on some scraps, paying particular attention to accurate cutting, which you implied wasn't the best. There are lots of people on the board who have never had a "quilting" class and they turn out some gorgeous quilts.

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    I agree the classes are the best, but if you are tight with money, I would go to YouTube.com they have many classes for free..

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    Night and Day is not one of her videos on her site.

    I agree on the price....

    So with everything El, just take one step at a time..... don't look ahead. Do it exactly the way she says and it will turn out right.

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