You’ve worked hard to make your quilt top, and you’ve quilted it (or had a longarmer do it for you – yeah!), so now it’s time to trim and bind the edge of your quilt. Need help? Check out “How To Bind A Quilt” by Susan Cleveland on Craftsy.com and see if it’s something you are interested in. Craftsy.com classes are amazing because once you sign up you can watch them at your leisure.
Another good option if you live in the Springfield, Oregon area is to take a binding class from Teri Harter. She teaches a binding class at Our Sewing Room. She is a knowledgable and fun instructor and knows all the best techniques for binding. Check out her upcoming class. The next one is September 19, 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm. Here is the information about her class:
QUILT BINDING METHODS
Taught by Teri Harter
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 AM – 4 PM
Teri will take the mystery out of binding. You’ll learn many different types of binding, including: Basic binding, bias binding, including continuous bias binding, applying and closing the binding, plus mitered corners, Prairie Points, continuous and individual, double sided, and easy scalloped edge binding. $40
If you’ve been wanting to learn paper piecing, this might be one way to do it. Craftsy.com has a class that you can take at your convenience. Here is what the class description says:
Don’t just admire complex quilts with sharp, perfect points — create your own! Find out how to do foundation paper piecing with seven free block patterns and step-by-step guidance from author Elizabeth Dackson. Create beautiful blocks as Elizabeth shares easy-to-follow techniques for planning your projects, cutting fabric and getting started with paper foundations. Discover how warm and cool colors help to accentuate precise piecing, and find out how to properly place your fabric before stitching. Elizabeth will demystify stitch length, irregular foundations, directional prints and pictorial blocks, sharing expert tips for impeccable results. You’ll be delighted how quickly you master the basics and breeze into stunning showpieces!
Sign up today! And take the class at your leisure.
Or, if you live in the Springfield, Oregon area, you can head over to Our Sewing Room and take a paper piecing class from Teri Harter.
Taught by Teri Harter
Saturday, August 22, 10 AM – 4 PM
This class will have 3 different levels of paper piecing techniques — two each of “Easy”, “Intermediate”, and “Advanced” patterns. Come learn the basics and work on as many as you like. Five blocks are approximately 6″ square, and the sixth block is a 12″ square Mariners Compass. Once the blocks are completed, you can turn them into pot holders with the optional $5 kit, which includes enough Insul-Bright, batting and Silver cloth to make three pot holders. The finished pot holders make great hand-made gifts! $40 – Includes 6 patterns
Black Friday Sales at Craftsy!
……sale extended thru Monday,12/1 at 11:59PM MT
Need to find just that special something for a quilting friend? Or how about a class to spark your creativity this winter?
This Wednesday and Thursday, Craftsy is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale! Uncover big savings on popular yarn, fabric and project kits. But that’s not all……from Friday through Sunday, Craftsy is also hosting their Black Friday Sale. All classes will be $19.99 or less. Check it out at the text links below…..and have some fun!
Craftsy’s Pre-Black Friday Sale! Pre-Black Friday Sale: Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & Kits
Craftsy’s Black Friday Sale! All Classes $19.99 or less!