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Thank you to Craftsy for the chance to review this Piece by Piece: Quilt as you go techniques by Marti Michell class, a less stress, speedy way to complete a quilt!
When I signed up to take this class I had a project in mind, a bed quilt for my son. Due to the size of the project and the fact that it should have been made months ago, I felt like Piece by Piece: quilt as you go techniques might be a good option for me.
Up until this class I knew NOTHING about quilting as you go, so based on the preview below I decided I wanted to learn more about this method.
I have to say I loved Marti Michell as a teacher! It was like being taught by an old friend. She was cheerful, enjoyable to watch and just beaming with knowledge. She just seems so friendly, and I’m convinced that if I ever had the opportunity to meet her in person she would be just as lovely.
Being new to the idea of quilting as you go, I quickly learned exactly what it was in the first lesson. She talked about the various quilt as you go finishing techniques, and what to consider when you are choosing one for your quilt.
Immediately, I was inspired by all of the beautiful block and project ideas. While learning about this method I realized how beneficial this method is for projects big and small.
Sometimes a small project can be tedious to finish, but with this method a small project is just that, a small project. Who wants to spend tons of time on a placemat that a little boy will drop spaghetti sauce on shortly after its completion? Not me! I feel much better about him eating on a placemat that didn’t take me days to create
With large projects, I think it makes them much more manageable. Easier to manage at your sewing machine, and easier to finish.
When I shared a few weeks ago about why people don’t sew, one of the biggest reasons was time. I feel like this method is extremely helpful when your time is limited, because when you are finished piecing, your finished quilting too.
I am notorious for filling my plate with big- time consuming projects. Which often leave me accomplishing little and overwhelmed. On these occasions, my mother-in-law reminds me that sometimes you need to work on projects that give you results quickly. It keeps you motivated and wanting to tackle the next project. To me that is exactly what quilting on the go is, a way to stay motivated. It will quickly help you create those projects you have dreamed of making and ready to make more.
Marti shares so much valuable information in this class that even if you are experience in this method I know you with find the information valuable. She has tips for dealing with bulk and tricks that will help you achieve even better results.
My sewing machine is currently on strike until my new sewing room gets set up, but when it does I know we will busy putting this method to work. Im looking forward being able to make something lovely for my table in no time and getting started on my son’s quilt.
If you are ready to get started with this method, now is a great time because Craftsy is providing this special offer to my readers for a limited time! Just check out the link and information below…
This makes one feel excited and confident. Oh, to have more hours in the days. sigh
A great teacher does make such a difference. I have my fabric picked out to start my little quilt and that is progress for me!
Thanks for the inspiration.
As always, thank you so much for your sweet words, Brenda! Having fabric picked out is a great start, deciding on fabric can be the hardest part sometimes.
I think this is how I will have to make my quilt because I’ve had the fabric for a year and it’s still in the drawer. Great idea!
I have made the top with this method and am very pleased with it but how will I attach the backing to it. I don’t want it flapping around. Can you give me some tips please.