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Thread: Who takes classes at Craftsy?

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    Who takes classes at Craftsy?

    They are having a sale right now and I'm sitting here wondering if I should sign up for a couple.

    Any recommendations?

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    They have terrific classes! I have taken 3. Excellent support if I have problems.

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    I LOVE Craftsy. I have taken a bundle, and have the projects hanging on the wall behind me.
    Stupendous Stitching was my favorite.
    The Painted Quilt class and Pictorial quilting classes were great.
    I really enjoyed Thread Painting.
    The Quick Strip Paper Piecing was great.

    I haven't taken Leah Day's class, but I think it would be great for a free motion beginner (I just used her youtube videos when I was learning- Craftsy wasn't available.)

    I didn't love the Cloth Dyeing class- most of that was available on the internet, but I did learn some stuff, so it wasn't too bad.

    I've done some of the sewing classes too, and for me those are hit or miss. I prefer the quilting classes.

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    I have purchased one class. I have been considering getting back into garment sewing, so I bought a pattern fitting class and I learned quite a lot. Craftsy has free quilting classes. Why don't you check out the free classes and see if you like the format. If you do,you can then purchase. Give it a try!

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    Jump in and take the plunge, you won't regret it. I've taken several of the classes and my favorite like stated before is Stupendous Stitches. You can also try the free BOM which is great. The best part of taking any class, is that you can watch it 24/7 and their is always support from the instructor and students. Of course if you're not satisfied you can get a full refund.

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    I have pretty mixed feelings about Craftsy quilting classes. Of the 4 classes I have signed up for, I asked for a refund on one, because it was mislabeled as being for everyone and in fact was really only for long-arm quilters, and stopped listening to a second, because it was a frequent advertisement for the teacher's specialty rulers...

    So that is about a 50% success rate.

    On the whole, I think I prefer Quilt University's classes, but it really is a question of personal taste. I love Leah Day, but prefer to go to her website directly!
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    This is a REALLY good sale. I've purchased 3 classes, and I'm unconventional in that I watch the lessons but don't necessarily do the entire project. I have both Leah Day and Ann Petersen's free motion quilting classes, and by watching them, it was enough for me to take their techniques and try real FMQ on a small quilt and it turned out okay! What's nice is that you can watch it over and over, and the teachers really do respond to your questions. I usually learn by reading books, and it was helpful to watch someone actually doing the FMQ. They post some (not all though) reviews of the classes. I'm thinking about purchasing another class.

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    I took the class on hand quilting, by Andi Perejda. I thought it was great. I know how to hand quilt but I did pick up some hints.

    Janet

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    I took Design It, Quilt It and loved it. Learned quite a bit. Signed up for a second class, Quilting Negative Space, but have only watched the first lesson. I think they are worth the $$$, especially love the fact that I can watch them over and over again.
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    Wonderful...wonderful and you have interaction with lovely people learning just like you. I began with their free BOM 2012 and since have purchased 7 other classes. Have watched videos several times as refreshers. Jump right in the water is fine. Also taking the 2013 BOM with Laura

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    Good to know that the results are mostly positive. I bought a gift certificate for two classes and decided to gift it to myself! Haven't decided on which yet but am leaning to some FMQ classes.
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    I have bought a lot of the quilting classes. I have enjoyed all of them so far. It's great to have the instruction anytime I want it and even at full price it's cheaper then going to a class at a quilt shop or guild.
    Got fabric?

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    I've signed up for a few and so far have not been disappointed. I like the fact that you can go back and review at anytime.

    The classes are always available as long as you have internet access. I kind of wish I could download the classes and save on my computer as I don't always have internet access during the summer months.

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    I purchased Quilting With Templates with Kin Brunner and I loved it. It is a very good class showing you ins and outs of quilting with rulers, marking your quilts etc. Worth every penny. And yes, i did buy her rulers because i find them exxeptionally helpful and very versatile. Although there are some benefits gor all quikters, this class is the best if you have a LA machine or a DSM on a frame.
    I also took 2012 BOM which is great especially considering that it is free. In the beginning, It is not on a professional level as the paid classes, but it does get there. It was good never the less. Great quilt project.
    I am taking 2013 BOM and so far I am liking it. The instructor is very good and has many great tips which are new to many and helpful refreshers for others.
    I am eyeing Angela Walters courses. I have her book so I am not sure how much overlap (if any) is there. Good luck!

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    I've taken several and have loved them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanneellen View Post
    Good to know that the results are mostly positive. I bought a gift certificate for two classes and decided to gift it to myself! Haven't decided on which yet but am leaning to some FMQ classes.
    I enjoyed Machine Quilting Negative Space. Even though the instructor is on a long arm, all of the theories and tips she went over were equally applicable to any type of FMQ (I'm using her tips on a regular DSM).

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    I love my Craftsy quilting classes. I have 3 free ones and 3 purchased ones. I love being able to watch again and again and the 30 second repeat is very handy. I took the plunge on paper piecing with Peggy Martin's Strip Piecing class - it is GREAT, I highly recommend it, and that led me to investigate Carol Doak. Both are awesome. When I first heard about paper piecing I thought "no way, I would never want to do that" had to eat those words! I agree with others, try one of the free classes to get a feel for the format. I love going to "class" without 1] packing up, 2] hurrying to keep up in the class and get all I can from it, and 3] going to class in my jammies at midnight if I feel like it! I love going to face to face classes occasionally too, but for concentrated learning of new techniques I LOVE this online format. By the way, Carol Doak will have a Craftsy class that I believe will be offered starting in March.
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    I'm taking Kimmy Bruners class and love it.Well worth the money!!

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    I have signed up for 3 Craftsy classes, what I like is that you can go back time and time again , it is like having your own personal teacher,
    Right there with you. I would absolutely recommend anyone signing up for a class

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    I'm enrolled in 4 classes (all free). The BOM's for 2012 (that was an accident as I was trying to sign up for 2013 & had a senior moment) and the BOM for 2013. Also 2 tote making classes. I'm really enjoying them & like others have said the ability to see them anytime & over & over again. I probably watched the Feb.2013 BOM class 4x while making those blocks!
    Try a free class & see how you like it.
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    Have purchased classes but am waiting until my next project before watching. Looking forward to assistance and tips from them.
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    Thank you for asking the question. I have not done one yet but received a coupon from Jan Krentz this week for her class. It includes a downloadable version of her book. So I think I will try out a free one to see how it works with my computer and internet connection.
    Lisa

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    Thank you for all the feedback! I'm thinking about the ones that Jennie Doan is teaching.

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    I use them, and learn something each and every time! I think they are worth the money, especially when on sale.

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    I am enrolled in more than a dozen quilting classes. I haven't finished all of them; but have learned so much from each instructor. My first class was Jenny Doan's Quilting Quickly. I keep going back to that class and her Quilting Quickly 2 and making those easy quilts. I especially like the free BOM classes. I have learned to make blocks that I would never have tried without those classes. Now, I am finishing Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt. I am so thrilled with my quilt and I learned several time saving tips that will be so helpful when making future quilts. I'm a real Craftsy fan!

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