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    Craftsy Classes

    Has anyone taken any classes from Craftsy or any other online site on free motion quilting, especially feathers? Thanks.

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    go to utube, lots of free tutorials out there.

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    I took Angela Walters' Free Motion Quilting with Feathers, excellent class.

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    I've signed up for several classes but haven't gotten very far yet - just got my printer hooked up so now I can try Leah Days classes), block of the month classes for 2012 and 2013, and a few more. I do want to try the feather classes but figure I need to know a bit (lot) more of the basics first. Will be interested to hear if anyone has taken the class you're interested in.

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    My mother has. She seems to like them

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    Yes, I have and I love them. I buy when they are on sale and do all the free ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutt View Post
    Yes, I have and I love them. I buy when they are on sale and do all the free ones.
    Same here! I have not gotten too far in the FMQ classes because I'd rather quilt than practice. The classes are great and if I'd complete them, I'd be good at FMQ. For instance, early in Leah Day's first class, she taught how to do stitch in the ditch with FMQ. I really practiced that and now I seldom use my walking foot to SITD. I am really good at using FMQ to SITD. Now if I could just learn to stipple.

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    I signed up for many, many classes and so far there is only one that was blah, but I got it for free so I am not bitching. I loved Easy strip paper piecing, Ruler work for long arm quilting, Angela Walters quilting class, Weeks Ringle modern quilts class, Elisabeth Hartman's class, and the list goes on... You will love it. That being said, what helped me learn the feathers was drawing them ad nauseoum, and two very good books. One is by Sally Terry called Hooked on Feathers for no backtracking technique and more free style feathers. The other one is The Art of Feather Quilting by Judy Allen and has more traditional elegant feathers. Good luck!

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    I took Ann Petersen's Beyond Machine Quilting. She does a nice job of teaching feathers and other FMQ designs. What I really liked about it is that you end up with a wall hanging.
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    so far I like my craftsy class but have only got through half
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    Bought two. Loved one and hated the other. The one I hated, I still learned a bit from.

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    I took Angela Walters craftsy class on feathers and loved it! I just added feathers to the border of a quilt I just finished and I was very happy with the results. She shows how to make the traditional feather and the custom feather and goes on to show how to embellish them by echoing or making ferns instead of feathers, etc., then she shows how to fit them into a block and also how to fit them into borders. It was a great class and I really learned a lot.

    You can also take "video notes" which, when you mark them, takes you right to that point of the video. So it's a great reference tool.

    I am sure you won't be disappointed if you take her class.

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    I'm doing the quilting quickly one right now. It's fun and Ive learned some great skills that will help my piecing. Though Jenny sews VERY fast. What skill!

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    I've taken several. It's like anything else, some were wonderful, one was horrible, and the rest were OK. I got a refund on the class that I didn't like at all. No hassle at all. The general format is good, you can watch them as many times as you like, ask questions etc. The classes I was less impressed with were the ones where the instructor also had a book out and the class didn't have a whole lot of additional info. If you are a visual learner and do better with video instructions than a book, this is a good way to go.
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    Thanks, Carolaug. I had done that but I wanted the classes. It got to be confusing.

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    Thank you, dunster. That is what I was looking for - someone who had experience and could recommend.

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    Thanks, everyone. You've been a great help, as usual. I'm so glad you were able to recommend some.

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    I'm taking a class from Leah Day called Free Motion Fillers. I've learned a lot and I haven't even started the actual FMQ lesson! The advantage to taking Craftsy over just watching YouTube is you can ask the instructor questions and she will reply within 1-2 days. You are also provided a list of supplies you'll need for the course. Also, each course you take you come out of it with a finished product. This class I'm taking will be a lap quilt with 50 individual blocks and each block has a different FMQ design, so basically I'm learning 50 different styles of FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I took Angela Walters' Free Motion Quilting with Feathers, excellent class.
    I'll have to look for this one... I must admit I try to purchase them when they are on sale.

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    I haven't taken any classes on feathers but I have taken a few of the Craftsy classes. Although there are free classes online, I really like the Craftsy platform. I never pay full price for the classes and I grab all the free ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I'm taking a class from Leah Day called Free Motion Fillers. I've learned a lot and I haven't even started the actual FMQ lesson! The advantage to taking Craftsy over just watching YouTube is you can ask the instructor questions and she will reply within 1-2 days. You are also provided a list of supplies you'll need for the course. Also, each course you take you come out of it with a finished product. This class I'm taking will be a lap quilt with 50 individual blocks and each block has a different FMQ design, so basically I'm learning 50 different styles of FMQ.
    I have taken that class, too. I don't actually do the project, but use her techniques to practice on quilt sandwiches. I think she is awesome in the details she shows. If you go on her web site, she offers her Craftsy classes for 19.99.
    I have been wanting to sign up for Angels Water class, too. So you really don't have to do the project to learn- great references if you are looking for something specific!

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    I signed up for that class, but haven't done it yet. Concentrating on Leah Day's free FMQ project which is fabulous!
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    I hesitated for a few months before I plunged in. I buy when they are on sale and have not regretted it yet. There are also FREE classes and I've taken some of those. Several things I like: you can watch when it's convenient for you, you can replay sections as much as you want, you can ask questions and the instructor plus other classmates will answer you, you can see what others are doing for their practice or projects as well as share your own, the camera angles are in close so you can see clearly what the instructor is doing. I have not experienced this but others have said if a class was not what they were expecting or wanted - they got a refund from Craftsy. If you have interests that aren't served by taking a class where you live , this is a perfect solution. I used to buy a book to learn a new technique and go from there. With Craftsy classes, since it is interactional, you can get an answer to a question in a day or two or less. I had a question for Cindy Needham and it was beyond what she knew so she ended up asking another instructor and got back to me in a few days. It was great to be able to have that access of information.

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    Any ideas on FMQ without drawing first? I have MS and can't draw! I have mastered stiple, but would really like to learn feathers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I signed up for many, many classes and so far there is only one that was blah, but I got it for free so I am not bitching. I loved Easy strip paper piecing, Ruler work for long arm quilting, Angela Walters quilting class, Weeks Ringle modern quilts class, Elisabeth Hartman's class, and the list goes on... You will love it. That being said, what helped me learn the feathers was drawing them ad nauseoum, and two very good books. One is by Sally Terry called Hooked on Feathers for no backtracking technique and more free style feathers. The other one is The Art of Feather Quilting by Judy Allen and has more traditional elegant feathers. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I took Angela Walters' Free Motion Quilting with Feathers, excellent class.
    I also took this class and really enjoyed it, she is a good teacher and she is funny too.

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