Thursday, August 1, 2013

QAYG Bags...a Craftsy class Review

I had seen this particular class advertised a few times here and there, so last week I headed over to Craftsy and purchased the Quilt-as-you-go Patchwork Bags class taught by Tara Rebman.

And let me tell's fantastic!  I watched almost all of the videos straight through before I sewed one stitch.  Tara is a very engaging instructor and I kept watching just to see how it all came together.  The instructions were fantastic, easy to follow, and I never felt confused or lost.

I did not make the first project (a QAYG pot holder, however I will be making some in the future), as I felt pretty comfortable with the QAYG technique.  I got all set up last Saturday morning to get to work and the first panel came together very quickly and got the second about 50% complete before we took off for the rest of the day to cook out and have fun with friends.

On Sunday, I got back to work. And before I knew it...I had a finished outer bag!

Today I plan on getting the lining made, the two put together and the binding complete.  This is a good size bag, and I love how you can make it to suit the recipient (colors, particular fabrics, etc).  I pan on making more of these, likely as Christmas presents.  They are a lot of fun to make and use up the scraps! (Plus, I think I need one for me!).

Bottom line...great class, great teacher, fab end result!!

1 comment:

  1. Great bag! Would you say that quilt as you go is a good way to learn to quilt?


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