Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Favorite Free Motion Quilting Class from Craftsy, or another Source >

Favorite Free Motion Quilting Class from Craftsy, or another Source

Favorite Free Motion Quilting Class from Craftsy, or another Source

Old 06-02-2013, 01:05 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,105
Default 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?
Dee Dee is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 01:20 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The middle of an IL cornfield
Posts: 7,014
Default

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.
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 01:36 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
TerryQuilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vista, CA
Posts: 1,515
Default

I did "Design it, Quilt it" and really liked it. Learned a lot too.
TerryQuilter is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 02:06 PM
  #4  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,105
Default

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.
Dee Dee is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 02:35 PM
  #5  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,105
Default

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.
Dee Dee is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 03:36 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
hopetoquilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,860
Default

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.
hopetoquilt is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 03:44 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
dunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 14,200
Default

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.
dunster is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 03:47 PM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,105
Default

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?
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.
Dee Dee is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 03:54 PM
  #9  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,105
Default

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.

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.
Dee Dee is offline  
Old 06-02-2013, 04:33 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 819
Default

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.
wishfulthinking is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
marand
Main
32
02-04-2014 10:26 AM
judy363905
Links and Resources
5
02-03-2014 09:07 AM
IngeMK
Main
15
01-02-2014 09:28 AM
JudyG
Links and Resources
14
10-20-2011 04:31 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.