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    Crafty online classes

    Has anyone ever taken an online clas on the crafty website...there are several I'm interested in but want someone else's opinion...

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    They are terrific. I've taken/are taking about five of them. I always wait for them to be on sale, though.

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    I've recently taken one on free motion quilting - it was great. And once you've registered, you can go back any number of times and view it. They do have them half price occasionally, so I wait for the sale.
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    I am currently taking about 5 or 6 classes. They are awesome. I have learned a lot. I have only completed one class called Stupendous Stitching where you used all the decorative stitched on you machine to make an art quilt to hang on the wall. It was great. I only get the classes when they have them on sale. They also have a free BOM running that you can join in any time. If you want to just try it, check the free classes first and see how you like it. Have fun.

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    I am taking all of their quilting classes. I, too, sign up when they are on sale. I love the fact that you can view the lessons at any time and as many times as you like. I am enjoying the free Block of the Month. To me, the classes are well worth the money.

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    I, too have taken a few Craftsy classes (and I, too wait for them on sale) and think they're great!!!
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    Where do you find the online course or which one do you perfer over others?

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    I'm doing the block of the month. I'm enjoying it because I've had to try some things that I've not done before and am very happy and surprised with the results. I was going to do a quilting one when it was really cheap and forgot to book it until it had reverted to it's original price. I'm waiting for a good special again. I also like doing a class without having to leave home.

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    I do the free BOM on craftsy, and bought one class on sale but have not started it yet. They have lots of kudos!!!
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    I have done 4 of the Craftsy classes that I had to pay for, and am doing the free BOM class, too. They have all been very good. My favorites are the ones by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star. I have not done the Free Motion class but that is next on my list. I wasn't so sure I would like it but others have said that it is really good, so I may give it a try. FM is not something I have experienced any success with as of yet.

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    I too have taken several of the classes and I have found them to be very informative. Great on any skill level and they can be watched 24/7. The free BOM are great too. Like others I only purchased when they are on sale(sometimes half price or less)

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    I'm glad someone asked this question, because I've been wondering the same thing myself. So, for example...they are offering the class "Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine"....and they are saying it is $19.99...which is 1/2 price. Is that a good price? Do they get any cheaper? Do they offer the courses at a later date if I don't do it now?

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    Great question and wonderful responses. Thanks for the information.

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    19.99 is the cheapest I've seen so far and when you can one for that price instead of the full price of $59.oo is really cheap to me.

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    Iagree, love the classes and if you just check on a class, watch the preview and don't order, you usually get an email and get $10 off!!
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    I think they are really good classes. I have taken a couple of the Jenny Doan (Missouri Star Quilts) ones.

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    I've taken several classes at Quilt University and am now trying out the BOM on Craftsy. I found the Quilt University courses to be consistently excellent. I haven't enough experience to really judge Craftsy - I find the BOM teacher's voice and style to be irritating, but that's just me.
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    I am taking 4 of their classes. If you write to them and ask, they will lower their prices to $19.99 if they are higher than that. They want people to take their classes. So, don't wait for them to go on sale, email them and ask for a reduced price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiem View Post
    - I find the BOM teacher's voice and style to be irritating, but that's just me.
    Oh! Me too!!

    I do like the quilting classes though. I took the sewing class and thought she was annoying too. But it is a good, thorough class

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    I'm taking a couple and I love them for these reasons: High quality teaching, good camera work, the ability to repeat over and over, you can access them always once you purchase, contact and feedback from teachers and fellow classmates, the opportunity to purchase at discounts, variety of classes, you can go to class 24/7 without having to "get ready, pack up all the stuff you need or drive anywhere!
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    I LOVE craftsy. I will say though, I've found the quilting classes to be much better than the sewing classes. The quality is the same, but it is harder to learn to do those types of things online. The quilting classes have all yielded fantastic results. (I've done pictorial quilting, stupendous stitching- my favorite, and the slash/cut one.)

    I want to do the painted quilt, but I wish they would publish a materials list BEFORE signing up. I'm worried the project will be too expensive.

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