Celebrate National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  In celebration, I’m offering a 50% off link to my online class with Craftsy called Embroidering Monograms by Machine!, through March 13.   In this class I share loads of tips and techniques not only on Machine Embroidered Monograms — but about stabilizer, placement tips, how to troubleshoot tricky fabrics, how to “stitch the unhoopable” and more!!    Almost 2000 people have enrolled in this class & given it a 5 star review!    As an added bonus – the beautiful Adorn monogram designs (shown below) are a free download with this class!  Blackbird

Are you familiar with Craftsy?  It’s a fabulous online education platform, with outstanding instructors in each field represented.   They offer money-back guarantees on all classes – If you aren’t happy with any class, simply notify them within 30 days — and they will refund your money!!   Also, they offer classes in machine embroidery, sewing, quilting, serger & my favorite new class is Next Steps in Silhouette Studio with Lori Whitlock.     Craftsy is also an opportunity to explore some new projects that you have been wanting to try!!  I’ve watched some cooking classes, jewelry making & even photography!  So many different topics!  In fact, they just released their 1,000th class!  Learn new skills and ask questions of instructors in the online forum.  You can watch the class at any time or place — as often as you want!  It is yours forever!  You can also download it to your tablet or phone to watch offline!  So get outside of your comfort zone & learn something new!

In addition – to celebrate National Craft Month – Craftsy has a wonderful promotion!  Anyone who purchases a class through an instructor link (like those below) from now until March 13, will be entered to win a $1,000 donation to a craft-focused charity of your choice!  And depending on the number of instructors who participate, the amount may be doubled! Think of the good this could do for so many people.What a great time to treat yourself to a class and possibly have the ability to treat a group in your community as well.

So, in addition to my class – I’m featuring some classes that I think will be of interest to you — both sewing & Silhouette related!  Simply click on the affiliate link below to see a little preview of each class!  These are actually classes that I’ve watched myself & recommend!

Next Steps in Silhouette Studio with Lori Whitlock – Lori is one of the presenters at our All Things Silhouette Conferences  & is an awesome designer!  Not only is she the top seller in the Silhouette Design Store, but she also designs paper for Echo Park & fabric for Riley Blake!   And even though Lori is making paper projects in this class — the design tips & techniques are perfect for anything that you might cut!  This class is on sale for $19.99!

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Heirloom Sewing Essential Techniques with Susan Stewart – Many of you know that my first love was always Heirloom Sewing!  With 4 (soon to be) grandsons, I don’t get much opportunity to use this style of sewing much!  But in this class, Susan shares techniques that are appropriate not only for little girls, but adults, quilts & home dec.  She has been creating & teaching fabulous heirloom sewing for over 20 years!  This is an awesome class!

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20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know with Lindee Goodall – Understand how to fix common embroidery mishaps & avoid them in the first place. Lindee shares her wealth of experience, tips & tricks.  Linda formerly owned Cactus Punch Designs & has been digitizing & embroidering for years!   She shares tips that even experienced embroiderers will benefit from!  Here’s a little preview of Lindee’s Class.  (She also has another Craftsy class – Thread Savvy – Stitch Flawlessly with Any Thread)


Machine Embroidery with Knits with Deborah Jones –   Learn the secrets to fuss-free embroidery on a variety of knits with expert Deborah Jones.  This was the first Craftsy class that I ever watched!  And even though I had been embroidering for years, I learned a lot from this class!   I know that you will too!!    Deborah also has another class that is excellent – Editing Essentials, Professional Lettering Techniques!  



There are so many more classes that I could recommend — these are just 4 that I wanted to feature today!  Also, check out Embroidery Software Essentials with Cindy Hogan;  The Ultimate T-Shirt  Quilt with Winnie Fleming;  and even cooking classes — like Slow Cooker Savvy – Make Your Best Meals!  So, I hope I’ve inspired you to check out Craftsy & learn something new today!!!   Remember, the $1000 Charity giveaway ends March 13!    Until Next Time —


FYI:  Some of my posts may contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my links, I receive a small commission.  You pay the same, but these fees help me keep my tutorials & freebies coming your way!





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