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Thread: Craftsy Creative Quilting With Walking Foot Class

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    Craftsy Creative Quilting With Walking Foot Class

    Just wondering if any of you have purchased this class and what you think of it. It is on sale for $19.99 and I'm thinking about getting it.

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    I was lucky to have taken a quilting class at then my LQS that was taught by Harriet Hargrave. It was a wonderful experience and it improved my quilting skills much more than I had anticipated. There just isn't anything that replaces that one on one connection that you miss online. Just my opinion. Good Luck !
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    Thanks Maniac, I know what you mean about the one on one learning, but no one around here offers any kind of class for doing fmq with a walking foot.

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    I bought that class about a month ago and have gone about half way through it. I like what I've seen. I haven't gotten to the part where she is doing things other than straight-line quilting. I think the next lesson is some curves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I was lucky to have taken a quilting class at then my LQS that was taught by Harriet Hargrave. It was a wonderful experience and it improved my quilting skills much more than I had anticipated. There just isn't anything that replaces that one on one connection that you miss online. Just my opinion. Good Luck !
    A teacher in a classroom can give you feedback on how you are doing and that is very valuable. But the online classes at craftsy allow you to view a technique multiple times with no obstructions. An in person class can be hit or miss on how well you can see, and if the teacher gets bogged down with one high maintenance student and doesn't have time to finish the whole presentation it is very frustrating.

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    I purchased that Craftsy class several months ago and REALLY liked it! Jacque Gehrig has a great teaching style and I got a lot of good walking foot quilting ideas from this class. I think it was well worth the money. But keep in mind I do ALL my quilting with a walking foot!!

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    I honestly think you can't go wrong giving it a shot at that price. You will get something out of it, even if it's something unexpected. Happened for me ;-)
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    I just finished it, and I think it is great! Jacquie is a great teacher. I learned lots - not just about walking foot quilting!

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    I've taken that class and loved everything about it! I do all of my own quilting on my domestic machine with its tiny 4 1/2 inch throat, and straight line quilting is what makes that possible. Here's my favorite thing I've quilted using Jacquie's instructions. It's a 30 inch wall hanging that won first place in my guild's radiant orchid color challenge this year.

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    [QUOTE=colorfulom;7015286 Here's my favorite thing I've quilted using Jacquie's instructions. It's a 30 inch wall hanging that won first place in my guild's radiant orchid color challenge this year.

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    Beautiful quilt! I love the use of the straight line quilting.
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    Loved the class!!

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    I really like her style. Signed up for this class and her modern class too. Learned quite a bit even though I've been quilting for a while.
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    I loved that class. I did circle quilting on a 75" square quilt on my domestic, would not have done it without her great instruction. And I took Harriet's class years ago. You cannot go wrong with Jacquie's class, I learned a ton from her. My squiggle line quilting has improved immensely after taker her class. It's hours of instruction for 20 bucks. Cheap cheap cheap.

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    Wow, so glad to read these reviews. I kept looking at this class and finally caved. I have no imagination so FMQ really is not my thing. I did try a FMQ class but never finished it as I loathed the instructor. Her voice and mannerisms really drove me nuts.

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    I loved the class!

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    I have purchased several classes from Craftsy and found each one to be well worth the money and very detailed. Where I live in Maine, we don't have many classes offered in our area. Although, I have never considered using their return policy... they offer you a 100% back guarantee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    I have purchased several classes from Craftsy and found each one to be well worth the money and very detailed. Where I live in Maine, we don't have many classes offered in our area. Although, I have never considered using their return policy... they offer you a 100% back guarantee.
    I've purchased a couple classes from craftsy. Both of them have been wonderful. I would go for it with everyone's recommendations. I might have to put it in my wishlist too!
    Kristi

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    I took that class and I liked it. She does some amazing things using just a walking foot and I have used many of her techniques in some small pieces I have quilted. The price is certainly right and it will be a good chance for you to try out Craftsy to see if you like it. Go for it!

    Also, remember that Craftsy will refund your money on any class you don't think is helpful. While it isn't like being in a classeroom with a live instructor, I have found the Craftsy classes to be very helpful.

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    With 3 small kids at home, a Craftsy lesson is all I can afford. I watch it on my ipad while nursing the baby. I took only one course that I didnt't like. It was a beginner course and I end up finding myself more near an intermediate than I tought. I contacted Craftsy and they refund me without any fuss. So now I don't hesitate to try anything that may be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    I have purchased several classes from Craftsy and found each one to be well worth the money and very detailed. Where I live in Maine, we don't have many classes offered in our area. Although, I have never using their return policy... they offer you a 100% back guarantee.
    I've done a bunch of classes with Craftsy and had 1 that was not at all good. I believe their return policy is 1 month, so after about 5-6 months of trying to get through the class and never making it, I wrote them an email. I gave them a list of all the reasons I thought the class was bad along with a comment that I understand the return policy and didn't expect a refund, but just wanted them to know they had such a poor quality video on their site. They responded right away, refunded my money, and left the class on my page just in case I wanted to try and get through it.
    They have been wonderful and I love all the other classes I've done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagzz View Post
    A teacher in a classroom can give you feedback on how you are doing and that is very valuable. But the online classes at craftsy allow you to view a technique multiple times with no obstructions. An in person class can be hit or miss on how well you can see, and if the teacher gets bogged down with one high maintenance student and doesn't have time to finish the whole presentation it is very frustrating.
    Very true and there always seems to be one.
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    I took this class. It was well worth it...she's a great instructor.
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    I've been away from my computer for a few days, so was very pleasantly surprised to see all the responses to this thread. Thank you all for your answers. I will definetly go for this class.

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    walking foot

    I took it and so glad I did. Its very helpful. I have watched it 2 times now..lol

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    I'm so glad that you posted this question. I just signed up...I really like the instructor!
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