Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sales from Craftsy

Hi everyone:

Have you had your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie? Ready to do some Black Friday shopping? Well, you're in luck because Craftsy is having a Black Friday Sale. All of their classes will be on sale for $19.99 or less!

You can treat yourself - or a friend - to one of Craftsy's classes, which will all be on sale for $19.99 or less! Yes, that's right - or less! The class sale starts on Friday, November 28 and runs through Sunday, November 30. 

While this sounds like a great after-Thanksgiving gift for yourself, you might want to consider gifting a class to a creative friend for Christmas. At these prices, you could gift one class and buy one for yourself

This is a great time to try out some of the newer quilting classes, such as Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts with Kim Christopherson and Kris Thurgood or The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting with Christina Camelli. 

Have fun shopping and happy quilting!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Telecast Thursday - Got 15 Minutes? Episode 9

Hi everyone:

It's Thursday and another new episode in the  "Got 15 Minutes?" video series. This week we'll be using our 15 minutes a day to practise our free motion quilting skills. I'll show you how I do this and give you some suggestions for how you can practise your quilting technique.

You can watch this video below or on my Youtube channel.
If you haven't seen the other episodes in this series, you'll can find them here. Subscribe to my Youtube channel so you'll receive automatic notifications when new videos are released. Clicking on the logo in the top right corner of any video will also allow you to subscribe to my channel.

There is just one more video in the "Got 15 Minutes" video series to start us off in December. You can then look forward to a new series of quilting and sewing videos.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Early Christmas with a Free Pattern from Chatterbox Quilts

Hi everyone:

Christmas is fast approaching and each year it always creeps up on me unexpectedly and I'm usually frantically finishing gifts at the eleventh hour. I'm sure this year will be no different. I have, however, created a new winter pattern and it is already published and just waiting for you to download it and make it. I'm quite impressed with myself - until I start thinking about the present buying, the house decorating and the baking. Oh well, I guess there's still quite a bit to do.

Snowflake Brrr from Chatterbox Quilts
In any event, you at least have an early present from me. You can find Snowflake Brrr, a hand embroidery design, on my Craftsy pattern store. The pattern includes full size templates, in normal and reversed formats, as well as stitch and colour suggestions.

Snowflake 1 Detail
Snowflake 2 Detail
This is really a quick project to create and once you're done stitching you can use the stitchery to create a pillow, a table topper or maybe you'll just leave it in the embroidery hoop and hang it on the wall. 

I hope you enjoy this design and would love to see your finished projects using Snowflake Brrr.
Brrr! stitchery detail
Happy quilting!