It's here, it's here!! I am so darn excited that I feel like I'm going to burst! My Craftsy class, Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple is all ready to go as of about 10 minutes ago, and gosh I am happy!
(I'm going to ask for your forgiveness ahead of time, because there will be far too many exclamation points in this post.)
Last fall in the middle of one of the boys baseball games, I got an email from Craftsy about filming a class with them, and my immediate answer was a big YES. I started getting putting the class together that very night. And after months of sewing, emails, sewing, conference calls, sewing and an exhausting but amazing trip to Denver to film, it's finally ready. I don't know whether to celebrate or take a nap!
See, I don't get to travel and teach very often since my boys are still so young, but I really do love to teach people how to sew, as my sewing night girls can attest. (Well, could attest, it's been too long, girls. Let's work on that!) I have so many people ask for beginning sewing advice (especially cutting- it can be tricky!) and this covers all that and more.
I also teach you all my tricks for sewing and cutting quickly, as well as being organized while you sew, which means you can squeeze more out of your sewing time. So in the first lesson we cover all the basics, cutting, pressing, seam allowances, chain piecing, pre-cuts etc. Even if you know all that already, maybe you'll pick up a tip or two that will help you out! Then we'll make Piece of Cake 3 from a Layer Cake and learn to sew borders correctly.
Followed by a lesson where you design your own project as we go out of charm squares and half-square triangles, which I think you'll really enjoy. I can't wait to see the projects in the photo gallery from that lesson!
There's another lesson on making the Hashtag quilt (which is a Craftsy exclusive pattern) which is a Jelly Roll quilt and was actually one of my very favorite projects out of Happy-go-lucky. We learn to strip piece on this one, and it comes together so quick!
And last but not least, a Swoon class where you can make your Swoon blocks along with me. Out of fat quarters, of course. That one was really fun to film, and by that time I was getting a lot better at saying "Pre-Cut Piecing made Simple". Only I would end up with tongue twister for a title. ;-)
Oh! And also a finishing class, where I show you how I baste my quilts, calculate binding and backing) machine quilt and then bind. All of the patterns are included in the course, and once you enroll, you have lifetime online access, which I love. I've taken other online classes that expired after 3 weeks, which was frustrating because I wanted to go back and access the material later on when I had a question. This is one of the things I love most about the Crafsty platform. It is there whenever you need it. Whether you go through the whole class this week, or it takes you a year. Or 5 years from now you want to make a Swoon quilt. Awesome.
Did I miss anything? I think that's it! They sent me a link for 25% off the class to share with you guys, so if you would like to join me (and I hope you will!) just click here and you can get started.
Just one more thing. Just... thanks. Thank you so much everyone at Craftsy (especially you, Susanne and Rachel) for your unbelievable patience. You are AMAZING at what you do. This just wouldn't have been possible without you.
Also a big thank you to each of you who come by every so often and say hello. I am overwhelmed by your kindness and encouragement. I couldn't have done this without you either. Oh, and you too Jarom. And of course my sweet mom who came all the way here just to help me practice my classes and get things ready to go. Love you both.
Sheesh, what's happening to me? I'm getting all teary just writing this! Well, I am off to my sewing room. I've got more new stuff to sew, patterns to write, bundles to ship (thanks!!), market to get ready for, and two baseball practices tonight.
Best job ever.