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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

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In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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What You Get

  • 17 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson illustrates 10 specific quilting techniques - half- and quarter-square triangles, appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more. Quilt along as Amy makes 20 12" blocks using what you've learned. Some are brand-new designs, others fresh twists on traditional favorites. Craftsy users loved the 2012 BOM so much it's become an annual tradition! Check out the 2014 Block of the Month, Craftsy Color Theory with Janine Burke and Amy Walsh. Browse the Craftsy Fabric Shop for some fresh new designs, or choose from your stash. Enroll free any time and get instant access to all the lessons you've missed. As with all Craftsy courses, you can take the class at your own pace and your access never expires.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
Welcome! Learn a little about how free Craftsy classes work.
2. Introduction
3. January: Slashed Blocks
4. February: Half-Square Triangles
5. March: Foundation Piecing
6. April: English Paper Piecing
7. May: Wonky Log Cabin
8. June: The Modern 9-Patch
9. July: Dresden Plates
10. August: Stars
11. September: Curved Piecing
12. October: Paper Piecing
13. The Big Finish: Assembly
14. The Big Finish: Basting
15. The Big Finish: Quilting
16. The Big Finish: Squaring Up
17. The Big Finish: Binding

Taught by

Amy Gibson
Amy Gibson
Amy Gibson is a passionate designer, writer and instructor who caught the fabric bug as a little girl in 4-H. Her quilts can be found in myriad magazines, at the Denver Art Museum and in her books "The Quilt Block Cookbook" and "For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Everyday Living." As an instructor, her knowledge and enthusiasm earned her a nomination for 2014 Instructor of the Year from the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. She lives in Denver with her husband, two devious twin boys, two beautiful daughters, a rambunctious husky and her fluffy feline photo assistant, Miss Adelaide. Keep up with her latest adventures at

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