Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meet My New Sewing Friend [Craftsy.com]

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Yesterday I mentioned that I am participating in an After Christmas Sew Along. That will get me through my project in four weeks.  Today, however, I'm introducing you to a fabulous opportunity to sew something for yourself in 2012!


Meet my new sewing friend, Craftsy.com.


I received a nice little e-mail the other day from Quilters Club of America which told me about Craftsy.com and their Free Block of the Month Lesson!  Eeeek!


Craftsy is a great site with loads of Online Classes and Workshops for a variety of crafts, from knitting and crochet to sewing and quilting.






I have signed up for the Free Block of the Month Lesson, where we will make 20 blocks through the year and learn some great techniques as well as brush up on skills.  I have been told, via our Intro video, that I will have a completed lap quilt by the end of the class.  We will learn new takes on traditional blocks as well as some brand new block patterns.


I can participate in discussions and have already had a question answered in the discussion forum.  What a great way to 'meet' others who are working on the same project while getting personalized help from the instructor!!


The videos will be opened monthly and I can go back as needed... this is key for me since I am also running a business and this is merely a personal agenda... or is it?


Please go check it out... if you have wanted to try a quilt for yourself but never seem to find time to learn or fit a class into your schedule, this is totally something for you!


Enjoy and let me know if you sign up so we can chat about our progress!! Of course I'll share here, as well!


XxOo~ Melissa

23 comments:

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    1. You need to see if you can find some place that has "how to sew" classes in your area. Sometimes you can get a good second-hand sewing machine for a good price.

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  2. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing friend;)
    gina

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  3. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing friend;)
    gina

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  4. Absolutely! It's an awesome site, when I opened that e-mail, my eyes said "Yay!" ;-)

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  5. Yay!!! So glad to have you in the group Melissa! We're going to have a blast! XO

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    1. My daughter and I are doing the free block of the month and so far
      we are loving it. We live far away from each other so we share our blocks with each other on skype! We can't wait for Feb's block! Yay! Terry M

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    2. Terry- I LOVE the idea of sharing through Skype! Such an awesome way to sew together!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this! I just joined too! I can't wait to get started!!!

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  7. I signed up for that as well. Just got my fat quarters so I can finally do my first two blocks. Sounds like it will be a fun way to learn something new!

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  8. I have been thinking of joining as I am a new quilter and looking to better my skills.

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    1. This is a great way to start! I highly recommend it!

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    2. I agree... Jane, you can go at your own pace and at the end of the year you'll have a great quilt plus skills to go with.. and you can go at your own pace (a huge plus for me).

      Thanks for stopping by!

      XxOo~M

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  9. Hi Melissa~ I saw a post from Craftsy on Facebook and followed it to your blog. I'm doing the Quilt Block a Month class too, so I just wanted to say "Hi!" This is going to be a fun quilt to make I think! Love Amy's instructions too!

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  10. After having a bad year last year, and an Illness that makes me very tired I'm actually getting inspired by these blocks. Just have to organize my material and i think I'll be ready to do it.

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    1. Oh, Jennifer, I hope you do and that 2012 is a better year for you! *hug*

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  11. Jennifer, do you have CFS ? I do,

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  12. i signed up, saw intro then it said i have to pay to see the rest of the lesson.
    nancy

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    1. Nancy, when you sign up it is like a 'checkout' process, but there is no payment needed as it is a free course. you can copy and paste this link into your browser to get to the sign up page: http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50

      :-)

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  13. how do i get this block a month please

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    1. http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50 Here is the link (you may have to copy and paste into your web browser) Simply sign up and your good to go. :-) Hope to see you there!

      XxOo~M

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  14. I am also signed up for the bock of the month. I am making mine using Xmas fabrics and, even if I say so myself, it looks pretty cool. I also signed up with Craftsy a knitting workshop to learn how to do a cable stitch. The finished product is a cowl. This class cost a small amount of money but well worth it. I have knitted two of them in the past three days. I am anxious to see what the Februanry blocks will entail.

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    1. What a great idea, to use Christmas fabric, it'll be perfect for when the class is finishing! :-) Thanks for stopping by! Xo

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