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Thread: Favorite Free Motion Quilting Class from Craftsy, or another Source

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    Favorite Free Motion Quilting Class from Craftsy, or another Source

    So far, my fave Free Motion quilting class from Craftsy is "Beyond Basic Machine quilting." Have any of you taken "Design it, Quilt it," or Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt," which is new? If so, do you like it? Or, another one?

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    I did Machine Quilting by Wendy Butler Burns. It was OK. I've been looking at Beyond Basic Machine Quilting but have not signed up. Maybe your recommendation will get me there.

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    I did "Design it, Quilt it" and really liked it. Learned a lot too.
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    I took the Machine Quilting Class by Wendy Butler Berns and would say it is okay too. I really liked Beyond Basic Machine quilting much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryQuilter View Post
    I did "Design it, Quilt it" and really liked it. Learned a lot too.
    Thanks Terry, I looked at the class samples for "Design it, Quilt It," and they were gorgeous! But, looked a little complicated. Are they difficult. Thought it interesting that she uses templates and others do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I did Machine Quilting by Wendy Butler Burns. It was OK. I've been looking at Beyond Basic Machine Quilting but have not signed up. Maybe your recommendation will get me there.
    I am generally not a negative person but IMHO, the Wendy butler burns class was a complete waste of money. I hated it. I have not even finished it. I am generally not critical of another's FMQ skills but if I am paying to learn, I think the teachers FMQ skills should be much better. I also don't think very much planning went into her class. She is verbose unnecessarily and it takes forever to get through the class.


    On a more positive note, the Angela waters class is awesome. I also own one of her books. The craftsy class is well planned and provides great examples of beautiful quilting. I was impressed.

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    I liked Angela Waters' class, and also Kimmy Bruner's class, Machine Quilting with Templates. There were complaints from some in each class who felt that too much of the lessons were filmed using a longarm. Both classes had something to offer for those who were using a domestic machine for quilting, but they really were more helpful for those of us using a longarm. I think that's something to consider when signing up for a class, although Craftsy's money-back policy will protect you if you are unhappy with any class.

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    Was the Angela Water's class mostly for long arm quilters, or did it apply equally as well do domestic sewing machines as well? Was it advanced?
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I am generally not a negative person but IMHO, the Wendy butler burns class was a complete waste of money. I hated it. I have not even finished it. I am generally not critical of another's FMQ skills but if I am paying to learn, I think the teachers FMQ skills should be much better. I also don't think very much planning went into her class. She is verbose unnecessarily and it takes forever to get through the class.


    On a more positive note, the Angela waters class is awesome. I also own one of her books. The craftsy class is well planned and provides great examples of beautiful quilting. I was impressed.

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    Thanks Dunster. When I saw the preview of Angela Water's class and she was using a longarm, I thought those with a longarm might benefit the most. She certainly is a talented quilter and well-known teacher and author.

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I liked Angela Waters' class, and also Kimmy Bruner's class, Machine Quilting with Templates. There were complaints from some in each class who felt that too much of the lessons were filmed using a longarm. Both classes had something to offer for those who were using a domestic machine for quilting, but they really were more helpful for those of us using a longarm. I think that's something to consider when signing up for a class, although Craftsy's money-back policy will protect you if you are unhappy with any class.

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    I'd really like to see a class where the instructor actually quilts a bed size quilt on a regular domestic sewing machine. I think that would help me most.
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    I took both of Angela Walter's classes and loved them - I do have a longarm but really didn't feel confident with it until I took her classes and read her book - I love her teaching style and would recommend her classes for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking View Post
    I'd really like to see a class where the instructor actually quilts a bed size quilt on a regular domestic sewing machine. I think that would help me most.
    Craftsy has one of those. It is called quilting big projects on a small machine.


    I really like Wendy Butler Berns pictorial quilting class, but thought the art quilt class was a waste. I recently got the beyond log cabin art quilt class (can't recall the instructor) and it was terrible. I loved stupendous stitching and painted quilt class.

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    I am taking beyond basics by Ann Peterson and I like it
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    I have taken quite a few of the classes. I enjoyed some more than others, Stupendous Stiching and CollAge art quilts were wonderful. Even a class I did not feel was the same general good quality, Pieced Hexies, I still came away with the feeling I saw a different way of working with them. I have recommended the Free Sewing 911 to beginning sewers for the troubleshooting section. I don't consider myself a modern quilter, but I found the classes Improvisational Piecing interesting. I have taken classes that are not in my comfort zone, but wanted to broaden my quilting knowledge even though I doubt I will make the project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I am generally not a negative person but IMHO, the Wendy butler burns class was a complete waste of money. I hated it. I have not even finished it. I am generally not critical of another's FMQ skills but if I am paying to learn, I think the teachers FMQ skills should be much better. I also don't think very much planning went into her class. She is verbose unnecessarily fix.

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    I took Wendy Butler Burns class Machine Quilting; Free Motion and More. It was not what I thought it would be. I couldn't even finish it.

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    I took Beyond Basic Machine Quilting by Ann Peterson and really loved it. I learned so many new tips and tricks. She has a very nice demeanor and takes her time explaining things. She talks about thread, basting, where to start your stitching on a sandwiched quilt (which I had never seen before - she starts on the outside and works her way in) - in addition to quilting. She does a sampler - which I would never do - but it was well worth watching her technique. Prior to taking the class I was just a stippler - the class has encouraged me to try new designs, etc. and they haven't turned out half bad. Practice is the key. Anyway, awesome class! You won't be disappointed!

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    So far I have not been too crazy about Wendy Butler Burns either - she likes to hear herself talk. Less talk, more instruction would be preferable but I took others that were great. Ann Peterson, Leah Day, and some others I can't recall the names right now.
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