get started in quilting with craftsy's free video class
If you've been following Wild Olive for a while, you may have noticed that the projects I'm making have shifted a bit. Rarely would you see me making something that required a sewing machine, and quilting was far outside of my comfort zone. And then I started getting more comfortable. I started sewing more and more, and then I decided to try some quilting, and soon I was hooked.
Naturally, I wanted to share more things that use the skills that I've acquired, so it's pretty safe to say that you'll find plenty of quiltiness ahead on Wild Olive. (The block above will become part of a simple project coming next week!) But maybe you're still new to all of this. Maybe you need to learn some quilting basics. Let's work on that, okay?
I'm very honored to be working with Craftsy to present some of their fantastic educational video classes and other exciting features. Starting with Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills.
Folks, this is a free mini class, but there's really nothing mini about it. Over several HOURS veteran quilter and quilt shop owner Gail Kessler presents everything you need to know to get started. The information is broken into bite-sized lessons and sections so it's not overwhelming, and because all Craftsy classes are yours to keep forever, you can go back to this class again and again.
The high-quality video lessons cover things like choosing fabric and designing a quilt, cutting and piecing, backing and basting, quilting and binding. You'll learn how to do these things, and why it's best to do them a certain way. To demonstrate these techniques, Ms. Kessler walks you through making three simple quilt tops and a mug rug, and the patterns for each of these are included as PDFs.
And it's free.
There are also so many great tips and techniques that will help you become a smart and efficient quilter from the beginning. This is where I really learned so much, and just look at those points I sewed! My seams are even! My quilt block is happy!
Sign up for this FREE basic quilt-making class today and you'll be piecing happy quilt blocks too. And you'll be all ready for making my inspired-by-autumn quilted kitchen project!
This post was sponsored by Craftsy, but the words and thoughts are all mine.