A Fun Way to Applique-- And a Giveaway!

 I heard from Eric at Fons and Porter the other day about a new way - well, new way to me anyway - to learn about our quilting craft - Daily Craft TV.  Like Craftsy, The Quilt Show, and QNN, they offer class videos about quilting and crafting.  Many of these are taught by experts from leading craft magazines.  Now I can learn from books and photos, but I do a lot better with something new if I can watch someone and work along with them.  Watching a teaching video helps as it's the next best thing to being in an actual workshop or class. So when Eric offered to give me a free class to review - I jumped at the chance - especially as there were 37 quilting classes to choose from - and that was only for quilting - lots more for sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and  papercraft.  And they were quite inexpensive compare to the other competition.

I wanted to learn a new applique technique, so I picked "Make an Applique Portrait of your Pet from a Photograph".  Here's the brief video summary of the class. PS: Takes a moment to come up.


I enjoyed the class and as Jodie said - it is easy and fun to make a fusible pet portrait.  What I found most interesting is Jodie made the process easy and without having to buy any special tools to make this portrait.  Also, she encourages one to use what is in our stash to make these quick quilts - I liked how she used prints to give the pets character and still be true to the photos.  I would have liked Jodie to have shown some photos that would not have worked for this project so we don't get in over our heads with pieces and also a little more on thread painting (To me, this part was sketchy, needed more on thread, etc), but overall this would be a class I would recommend to people who would like to try this method.  Her examples were fabulous!

I decided to review a class with you in mind, readers, For in doing so I get to give away one of  Daily Craft TV's offering - your choice.  To win this free class, please go to http://www.dailycrafttv.com/ and look around the website - then click on the tab of your favorite craft  and review their offerings.  Come back to my blog and tell me which class you'd like to take in a comment.  I'll pick a winner next Monday about this time.

Comments

landscapelady said…
The pet portrait one intrigued me also but as I looked more I see they have a couple of new long armed ones and I just got a sit down long arm and would like to learn about making garments.
Karen said…
Great review and giveaway Angie... I was amazed at all the choices. Fresh Quilting Ideas and Design Techniques caught my eye. Have a wonderful day!
Fiesta said…
I would so love to master inset seams. Thanks for the chance
Beth said…
I would dearly love the class on making an applique portrait of your pet!
JillB said…
I would like to take the class on applique. I know I will never be able to afford an embroidery sewing machine, so appliquéing will be the way I will get fun images onto my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway offer!!
A pet portrait class sounds like fun to me as well.
LynCC said…
I would love to watch the class Yes, You Can Piece Curves :)
Nita said…
Awesome Aprons...I would love to know how to make an apron. :)
The pet portrait would be awesome, I have always wanted to try this. Our schnauzer is such a part of our family, it would be a great keepsake to do his portrait!
Connie said…
Like everyone else I think the Pet Portrait class would be so much fun to take! Their prices seem reasonable also. Do they expire?
Marti M said…
Piece curves. Maybe I will get over my fear :)
indebeukenhof said…
Thank you for pointing out Daily Crafts TV, so far I hadn't heard of it. They have so many nice classes, it's hard to chose.
I think I would like to see more of the Ozark Star tabletopper, only I would use it for a pillow case (I just bought 2 new, very comfy, chairs and they need some nice new pillows (more for decoration than that they really need it LOL).
Thank you for a chance to win.
Dutch greetings
Dea
GG said…
Hard to decide but the - Yes You Can Piece Curves: Curved Piecing Two Ways- I would try. Also the Hawaiian style quilt design came in second!
Thanks for the giveaway.
Julie in GA said…
It is very hard to choose just one class. I think my top choice would be "Fresh Quilting Ideas & Design Techniques." Thanks for the chance to win.