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 you...it'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!!