The Craftsy Block of the Month Badge! (Get yours now!)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments


We are SO EXCITED for the launch of The 2013 Craftsy Block of the Month that we just couldn’t wait to share a bit of our quilt-y creative work with you!

Here’s a gorgeous, self-updating badge that you can paste in your own blog’s sidebar, on your website, or on your Facebook page.

2013 Craftsy Block of the Month

Each month, a new quilt block will appear, until eventually the whole quilt will be completed.

To get the badge, just copy and paste this code right into your own site:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.craftsy.com/ext/blogblockbadge2013"><img src="http://static-sympoz.s3.amazonaws.com/course/183/BOM2013_badge.gif" height="160" width="160" alt="2013 Craftsy Block of the Month"></a>

 

 

Comments

  1. Connie Lee says:

    You should do one of these for crocheted or knitted blocks, too!

    1. TJHyde says:

      Agreed! Crochet preferably. :)

      1. Deborah Jackson says:

        Definately crocheting

        1. Catherine says:

          definatly crochet if possible

  2. Betty Robertson says:

    I’m glad to here about the “Block of the Month” badges for quilters, but what about knitter’s and crocheters?

  3. Rosemary says:

    I love to quilt and crochet. I have so enjoyed looking at your website.
    please include me in your family of admirors.

    1. Nancy Blanks says:

      I love to crochet and quilt.

  4. Regina says:

    The reason they have not done one for the other crafts are that quilters are the best!
    Just Kidding! Now that you have mentioned it, I am sure they will.

  5. Debbey Davis says:

    Interested in Quilting.

    1. Rose says:

      I’m not a very good quilter, but I’m learning. I need right now is an easy quilt that I can do, any suggestions.

      1. Cyndie says:

        Try the block of the month. I haven’t seen all of the blocks, but the first two are pretty easy and she’s a great teacher. At the end she’s covering binding and quilting, so you get a chance to do it all. Give it a try.

      2. Glenna Leonard says:

        The rail fence is a great beginner quilt and you can make it more challenging as your skills improve. You will learn all of the basic skills with this quilt.

      3. Brenda says:

        @ Rose: All of us were “not so good” quilters at one time or another. And, after twenty years of quilting, I’m not nearly as good as most. However, I’m sure you are going to be great. The most important thing in learning a new craft is the desire to learn. I think a four-patch, or a nine-patch pattern would be a nice beginning point for you. You’ll get the 1/4″ seams down, as well as meeting your seams down. Good luck, and God bless you in your endeavors!

      4. Patt Kaske says:

        My all time favorite is a log cabin quilt. Eleanor Burns has a great Quilt in a Day Log Cabin. It’s all done with strips and chain stitching. It goes really fast and is a pretty forgiving pattern. The two most used words in my sewing room are; pin & press. It takes alittle longer, but the results speak for themselves. Besides, this isn’t a race, it’s the best “ME” time there is. We all started with one little stitch. ENJOY!

      5. Pat says:

        I agree. The Block of the Month is a great learning tool. If you haven’t started it, go back and do each block. She is very clear on her directions and gives a couple different techniques for the same result so you can decide which you like best.
        I’ve been quilting for over 25 years and am not as ‘good’ as some others (self-taught) but I enjoy it and have made a number of quilts for family/friends with lots of love wrapped up in them.

      6. Lana says:

        The pattern I always suggest for newbie quilters is the log cabin quilt. It usually turns out so beautiful. You will be surprised how short a time it takes to complete this pattern. Go with colors like darks (bergundy or navy blue or golds), then to medium colors (same colors but just a little lighter in color), then go to the light colors (same colors again but now pretty light. Not so light you can’t see them, but more like a pastel). Use a Cream color as well. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful quilt to show your friends. Good luck.

      7. carol says:

        Brenda is right, we all started out as “beginner” or not-so-good quilteres. but like all of us, you perservere, you buy magazines because you liked an idea in it… you find fellow quilters on-line…. maybe your blocks aren´t as straight as you’d like. but you’ll get better and more confident… isn’t it odd how most quilters also crochet and knit??? keep up the good work and don’t be so hard on yourself…

      8. Joy C says:

        Just watched several TURTORIALS by Missouri Star Quilt Company with Jan Krentz and it featured many different kinds of quilt tops that looked quite easy.

      9. Caraline Howden says:

        I would suggest have a look at the Block of the Month either 2012 or 2013 and pick one try it and if you like it you can make a whole quilt of that pattern. I have and had a lot of fun doing it. Also if you want to try something that is a little easier. try this class ‘traditional block made simple. they are and easy alternative and so quick you will have a whole quilt in no time at all. also who said you have to be perfect to be a quilter, its having fun and enjoying what you do that matter. Putting all different fabrics together can be a little off putting, but just go with your gut feeling, you will be pleasantly surprised good luck. also have a little look at others work to be inspired, it certainly worked for me, and still does.

        1. Support says:

          Thank you for your great suggestions!

    2. roberta says:

      has anyone heard when the fabric for the 2013 BOMC will be available. It was not available on the 5rh of Feb. as indicated.

  6. Nancy Battersby says:

    I added this to my FB page, but it shows up on a separate page. How do I fix this?

    1. Barbara says:

      I don’t have a blog, only Facebook and I can’t imagine where to put this link. If I post to the wall, it doesn’t show the badge. I don’t see how I can post it to the profile picture. I need help also.

      1. Rose says:

        I think you can get me on verizon, but I never did this before so I don’t really know what to do

        1. Stefanie Japel says:

          All you do is paste the code into your blog / facebook page and it will show up like magic. If you’re talking about how to join the block of the month, all you need to do is go to the Block of the Month signup page and register. You can start right away. http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50

          1. ShannonB says:

            I thought it would be fun to add the BOM badge to my FaceBook page sidebar too, but I can’t find where to do it. I’ve tried Edit Profile, etc, and the URL for the Craftsy badge doesn’t seem to recognize. *sigh* dangit… Suggestions – ?

          2. Stefanie Japel says:

            The badge can be added to Facebook as a photo in an album. Right-click on the image, save to your computer, then upload to an album.

          3. Kathleen Rice says:

            I tried it but all I got was the code – no badge. Do you know exactly where I should post it on Facebook?

          4. Stefanie Japel says:

            You need to right-click on the iamge, save it to your computer, and then upload the image itself to the facebook album. It won’t self-update in this way, but at least you’ll be able to share it with your friends.

  7. Letty says:

    I’m linked up!

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Woo-hoo! Thanks for posting the badge! :)

      1. Caraline Howden says:

        woohoo I did it, your instructions were too easy, hehe

  8. I am new at going to web sites, so I’m not sure I’m doing this right. I love to quilt and would like to be part of the block of the month.

    1. Carole says:

      |Want to join do not know what to do please tell me how to do Thank you

    2. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class registration page, sign up, and you can get started right away: http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50 All of the instructions for January are there, and instrux for future months are still to come.

  9. Shelly Tiefenthaler says:

    I would like to put the new badge on my Facebook but I don’t have any idea how to do that. Do you have any instructions on how to do that?

    1. Angela B. says:

      Same here. FB instructions are as clear as mud. I found the place on the lefthand side at the bottom, but it is for a FB badge and not adding on.

      1. Stefanie Japel says:

        All you need to do is right click on the image, save to your computer, and then upload to a Facebook album.

    2. Judie Stark says:

      I don’t know how to do it either. I am much better with crafting than computers. Hope someone lets us know how to sign up for the BOM.

    3. Stefanie Japel says:

      After some investigation, it looks like the badge won’t self-update on Facebook. You can, however ,right-click on the image, save it to your computer, and upload as an image to an album.

  10. Lois says:

    Such a novel item to have–Thanks

  11. Tami Jackson says:

    I’m so thrilled. I have medical issues and am homebound but I can still sew. I am a beginner at quilting but love what I’m doing. So excited to do a square a month with you! Don’t let the ohers who want something else get you down…. their are still those of us who are grateful to be taught what you have to teach. Thank you!

  12. Barbara J Allison says:

    I am making a “Free” Craftsy Quilt of the Month block, if you would like to join in on the fun, just go to craftsy.com and sign up. This is a really great website, if you like to do crafts they cover so many, and while not all are free there worth the small charge.

  13. Lyn says:

    Looks great, looking forward to seeing it all.

  14. JoyceAnn says:

    Nice! I have proudly displayed my badge.

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Awesome! It looks great on your site!

  15. flora bryant says:

    ready to try quilt

  16. Judi-anne says:

    I would also like to know how to get the “Block of the Month” badge on my Facebook page. I know how to copy and paste the code…..but, where do I paste it on my Facebook page???? Help!!!

  17. Jeannie says:

    I’m now retired and having lots of time to re-establish my quilting hobby. Can’t wait to get started. Bring it on! Craftsy Rocks! I especially like Jenny Doan.

  18. Gayle says:

    I’ve posted mine on Facebook. Can’t wait to get started.

  19. Debbie says:

    added to my blog – love the self updating – thanks

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Woo-hoo! It looks awesome!

  20. Betsy Cannan says:

    I am new to this site and it looks wonderful. Very cheery!

  21. Barbara says:

    I don’t have a web site but was wondering if the HTML code could somehow be used on my facebook page. Thanks

  22. Suzie G says:

    I have been watching for this, so excited!

  23. Add the button to my blog.

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      GREAT! It looks fabulous, good work.

  24. Tina Stopa says:

    I too have signed up to do the block of the month. I think it is a great way to learn to do a different way to use up material and have a nice quilt when finished. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

  25. debpeck says:

    I am totally new to this but I do have Facebook. How do I paste this into my site?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      After some investigation, it looks like it won’t self-update on Facebook, but you CAN right-click on the image, save it to your computer, and then upload the image itself to an album.

  26. Barbara says:

    Like two others who commented here, I don’t see instructions on posting this to Facebook.

  27. marie sierra says:

    good morning fellow quilters! i would love to put the badge on my facebook page..but i’m at a loss as to how to do this!! any facebook techies out there?

  28. Anne says:

    I’m on board with the other knitters/crocheters… a block of the month for us too??? That would be a great way to get all the blocks done for an afghan. Thanks!!

  29. Karen says:

    I consider myself somewhat computer literate but this badge confused me. I copied the above link into my facebook status which became a link to your Block of the Month. I’m curious as to how this badge is going to update itself. I don’t have a website. I think I am missing something…..

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      After some investigation, it looks like it won’t self-update on facebook. You can, however, save the image to your computer and upload it to a Facebook album.

  30. Kim says:

    I want to put the badge on my fb page and no idea how to accomplish this. And I’ve already completed my January blocks!! :-)

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Just right click on the image, save to your computer and then upload the image on Facebook.

  31. Kelly says:

    Love this! Want t crochet one too. I volunteer to help if needed. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  32. Gena Kelley says:

    we still need to know how to put on our Facebook page!! Please?!?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Right click on the image and save it to your computer. Then, go to Facebook and upload the image.

  33. Johnna says:

    I just found out today and have signed up. I can’t wait. What an interesting concept and class.

  34. helga araya says:

    I love to do quilt, and love to be part of the block of the month i am from Costa Rica.

  35. julie says:

    I too (like shelly) would like to display the badge on my fb page, but I do not know how. Is it possible?

  36. Kathy J. Tomas says:

    I did it! This will be fun!

  37. Kathy J. Thomas says:

    I miss-spelled my name, duh

  38. Valerie Bennison says:

    I signed up for your free block of the month but don’t know how to get to it. I do not blog and am not on facebook for several reasons. Could you please let me know what to do to get to the block of the month. Thank you

  39. Blayne Smith says:

    Love these first two blocks. can’t wait more the next month.

  40. Wanda Davidson says:

    I am really excited about this block of the month. Amy is adorable, I also lived in Denver for several years, so one of the pictures she posted on her blog brought back nightmares…lol the snow one….I have already done both blocks the day after i saw them. I also ask a friend of mine if she wanted to join and she did… so thanks so much for this class, I hope it’s continued for several years….

  41. Rose says:

    Thanks alot. I hope you guys will stay with me until I finish a quilt.

  42. marier sierra says:

    i would love to know how tooa dd this badge to my face book page, or wall or info for all the world to see!!

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you do is paste the code into your blog’s sidebar, a Facebook post, etc. and it will show up.

  43. Angela says:

    Just added a linky :) I’m so excited to be a part of the quilt block of the month!

  44. Patty Willtis says:

    Would this make a good black and white quilt? I have been wanting to make one and wonder if this would work.

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      It’s all personal preference, but it would appear that you could do the colored spaces in black to a nice effect. Since the next few months will be a surprise, you’ll have to wait and see! :)

  45. DeAnza says:

    I would love to join the block of the Month, so how do i get started?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the Block of the Month signup page and register. You can start right away. http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50

  46. Sharkie says:

    I’ve joined Block of the Month and am starting on my January blocks.

    Think this is a great idea for new and experienced quilters. Experienced quilters may have helpful ideas/suggestions for the new quilters. I belong to a Quilting Guild in Edmonton, Alberta and it has a mix of seasonal and new quilters.

  47. Sharkie says:

    My comment of 2:17 should read seasoned not seasonal. Sorry for the typo.

  48. marie sierra says:

    i must be doing something wrong: when i cut and paste the badge link to my face book page..i tried to paste it under “whats your status” it show up as a link to the block of the month site… help!!!!!

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      You can add the badge to a Facebook album. Right-click on the image, save to your computer, and then upload to an album.

  49. Judith Evans says:

    I just love all the ideas you provide, I’m a new quilter an wondering why and how I’m ever going to get Them all done. Thank you for the inspiration!

  50. It seems like a nice project. Every time it’s a block of the month, I usually take longer then a month. Hope it just not me.

  51. Dolores Merritt says:

    I did get the badge on my FB but I cannot find a print instructions button. When I go to the printer icon it prints out the page I am on. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Hi Dolores,
      I’m forwarding your printing question to our help desk. They’ll get back to you with a reply. If you ever have questions during your course, just start a discussion / ask a question right in the class itself. For technical or site issues, please email help@craftsy.com.

      Thanks! -Stefanie

  52. Caity says:

    I agree with other commenters: it would be great if you had knitted and crochets blocks of the month, too. :^)

  53. Rose says:

    LOVE IT !!!
    Keep up the good work.

  54. Kathy Brazil says:

    I am so exhited about this opportunity! I always wanted to make my own quilt at my own pace. My money is tight (for a class) and I have tons of fabric since I like to sew. This will give me the opportunity to (finally) make a quilt, learn how and use my own (alredy purchased) fabrics.
    I think I am going to contact some of my friends and get together once or twice a month to make these blocks. I have some friends who can’t sew and want to learn. This will be a great opportunity to get together, teach and learn.. Besides,, it will be so much fun!!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    (will forward this to others out of town (they could “join us” from far away).

  55. Suz Chally says:

    Thank you so much for this class. I am a beginner, but Amy makes it appear that it will be easy enough for me to do these blocks. I hope to start this week! Is there a picture of the completed quilt, as I am trying to figure out what colors that I want to use for certain designs?
    Thank you again!

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      The completed quilt is a surprise! So, we’re not showing any images of the whole thing finished. You’ll be in good shape if you choose colors that all coordinate.

  56. Beth Stiles says:

    I have started my own business called One Handed Knitting. I knit with one hand due to cerebral Palsy. I have been knitting since age 7 yr old. Join my blog at Onehandedknitting@blog.com

  57. Kathy Infusino says:

    Thank you, I love learning new blocks, and learning difference ways of making old blocks. I am learning alot from you, keep up the good work.

  58. julia church says:

    Thank you for the block of the month. I panic in class as a result I don’t finish the block, but with block of the month I have finished the 4 blooks which I have enjoyed sewing.
    Dins

  59. Shirley Sherrod says:

    I have put this badge on my blog, http://2busyhands.blogspot.com but it doesn’t seem to update. I have no blocks on it at all. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance for suggestions.
    Shirley

  60. sewellie says:

    I’m doing the happy dance!

  61. Pamela Fox says:

    Hi
    This is a great Free course For a beginner To Start their first Quilt, With Heaps of Quilters who know much more than me. It`s Fun & you Can`t Get lost. Anyone can join.Lets Have Some Fun.
    Pamela

  62. Hennie says:

    What a loveley Class!!! The January blocks are ready!!
    Hugs, Hennie

  63. Kim Plohocky says:

    I did it, I posted your badge on my blog. Like you said Stefanie, I copied the badge to a word document, then opened by blog added a new post and uploaded the badge and said why I like Craftsy so much. Thank you for the instructions.

    1. Kim Plohocky says:

      p.s. my blog is at http://kplohocky.blogspot.com I’m still in the process of creating it, but I hope you like it.

  64. Liz says:

    been busy getting ready to go back up North, so haven’t taken the advantage of this.

  65. Dona says:

    Where do I paste the link? Do I just put it in my status? Profile pic? I must be really tired this morning cuz I can’t figure it out! Sorry.

  66. Helene Harr says:

    I am sorry, I can not figure out how I can become a member or login to receive the free quilt block of the month. It really looks complecated. Your help would be appreciated.

    Best regards
    Helene Harr

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Hi Helene, just go to http://www.craftsy.com/join and in a few steps you’ll be registered and able to log into the class. Thanks!

  67. Kelli H. says:

    Ya’ll should do badges for your classes too! Like I’m in Crochet 101 and would love to promote it to my followers. Just another way to get ya’lls name out there.

  68. Tami H. says:

    Can we have a “Knitting Block of the month” blanket project please? Pretty Please ! I’m not a quilter, but would love to knit a nice afghan blanket !

    1. Rebecca says:

      Hi Tami! Creating a knitting version of our Block of the Month is something we’re considering, but we have no definite plans yet. We will be sure to keep everyone up to date with new classes as they come out!

  69. Dona H says:

    I love it but i have a hard time finding the block each month! Took the first block (LOVE IT!), cut a little bigger, used different colors (each one representing a different cancer) and donated it to a Relay for Life in Southern California. It came out gorgeous!

  70. CLAUDIA says:

    gracias amy por tus clases me son muy utiles para seguir aprendiendo
    buena semana
    besosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  71. Diane Gambrell says:

    Please do a series of hexagonal knitted or crocheted motifs and teach us how to join them.

    I am a You-had-me-at- the six-sided figure kind a gal.

    1. Support says:

      Hi Diane,

      Thank you for the suggestion! We will be sure this is passed on to our production team who works directly with our instructors and helps design the lessons. Thanks for being a part of Craftsy!

  72. This year’s (2012) Houston Quilt Festival was my first visit. I LOVED it! I also loved the Craftsy Booth with the mini-sessions. The were well done and even in a tiny class area. One of the mini-classes you offered was Embellishing with Barb Forrister, Fiber Artist. She did a great job and I hope you will set her up with a Craftsy Class Online. (I love that format too!) You all definitely hit the audience nail on the head!

  73. Colleen says:

    The badge isn’t working any more.

  74. Karla says:

    The badge didn’t update for February. The image is gone and there is just text: “2013 Craftsy Block of the Month.” That link works, but how do I get the image back?

    Thanks!

  75. Thanks for having this available to us. XOX

  76. Sharon Dodson says:

    I am a big supporter of St.Jude. And I would love. to do. something. However I have dogs. and I do understand the rules. Could I make an afghan or crazy quilt. Then wash it and after that have it dry cleaned. Afraid that’s. all I could do. Would that work? Pleas. advise.
    Thank You
    Sharon

  77. Edie Scott says:

    I copied the link, and posted it. I don’t know how to paste it.