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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

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Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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What You Get

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

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

The Craftsy Block of the Month is back and better than ever in 2013! Sew along with quilting legend Laura Nownes as she teaches you how to make 10 blocks of various sizes, including LeMoyne Star, Tumbling Blocks, Strippy Spools and Offset Log Cabins. You'll learn techniques such as 45-degree and 60-degree triangles, partial seams, Y-seam construction and curved piecing. In the fall, you'll learn two fun filler blocks, then assemble the quilt and finish with Laura's easy mitered binding. Select the specially priced Craftsy fabric kit, featuring Robert Kaufman's colorful Spot On, Metro Living and Remix fabrics, or choose favorite fabrics from your stash. It's a great class for experienced quilters, but jump right in if you have basic sewing skills!

Enroll FREE any time during the year 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 you get a great online community to share ideas with.

Get ready for your next quilting adventure. Sign up for Craftsy's 2013 Block of the Month today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
Learn a little about this free Craftsy class.
2. January: Offset Log Cabin
3. February: Partial Seams, Spring Blooms
4. March: Drafting, Economy Block
5. April: Curved Piecing, Fan
6. May: 45-Degree Triangles, Strippy Spools
7. June: Y-Seam Construction, LeMoyne Star
8. July: 60-Degree Triangles & Diamonds, Tumbling Blocks
9. August: Appliqué Basket
10. September: Appliqué Flowers & Leaves
11. October: Half-Square Triangles & Flying Geese
12. November/December: Mitered Binding

Taught by

Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes has been teaching quilting classes for more than 35 years, and is the co-author of the celebrated “quilting bible” Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! She also co-developed a pattern line of more than 60 original designs, and has been featured on several quilting shows, including the PBS series The Great American Quilt.

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