The (Free) Craftsy Block of the Month Starts Now!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Contests & Giveaways, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you’ve saved at least one bottle of bubbly from last night’s festivities, because we’ve got something else to celebrate: The Craftsy Block of the Month! It’s here, it’s free, and we’re ready to register your enrollment!

 Instructed by Amy Gibson, The Craftsy Block of the Month is a year-long class in twelve segments, each one posted on the first day of each month. For the first ten months, you’ll learn to create two of the most versatile, eclectic, fun and creative quilt blocks. Then, the last two months of the year will be dedicated to binding, backing and finishing your quilt. So that means the Craftsy Block of the Month will give you a total of 20 blocks plus a ton of techniques, and by the end of the class, you’ll have a COMPLETED quilt!

You probably know Amy already from her site StitcheryDickoryDock or her iTote Workshop right here on Craftsy. She’s got some serious quilting skills, but she’s also got the teaching skills to match. So you’ll find learning from her is fun and easy. Plus, she brings a whole new level of coolness to quilting. As with all our classes, feel free to ask her questions as you go!

So pop the cork, break out the stash, and enroll in The Craftsy Block of the Month today!

As a special treat, we’ve created the gorgeous, automatically self-updating Craftsy Block of the Month badge that you see in our right sidebar!  It’s the perfect thing to add to your blog or website, to let everyone know that you’re participating.  (Even if you’re not, it’s so cute you’ll want to post it anyway!) Click here to get yours.



  1. Lynn Chrisman says:

    Can’t wait to get started.

  2. Lynn Chrisman says:

    Can’t wait to get started.

  3. Lynn Chrisman says:

    Let’s get going in 2012. Time to Quilt!!!!

  4. Annie Rutherford says:

    I’m looking forward to do this class

  5. Josh says:

    Hi, this is Josh from Craftsy… the fat quarter bundle used in the Block of the Month will be available from Craftsy next week. If you are enrolled in the class, we will send you an email when the fabric is available with information on how you can purchase it.

  6. Mary Jane Campbell says:

    Great way to start the New Year!
    Can’t wait!

  7. tracy lange says:

    sounds fun. I’ve been teaching myself with books & free videos. I’m ready for some instruction.

  8. pam gies says:

    can’t wait to learn some new techniques!

  9. Margaret Erb says:

    I am not able to join. What am I doing wrong. I really am interested in this. thanks

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class registration page, sign up, and you can get started right away: All of the instructions for January are there, and instrux for future months are still to come.

  10. Marlene LaRose says:

    I’m glad that Josh commented oh how the fat quarter bundles that will be used for this series will be available. I was searching every part of the Craftsy website wondering how to order the fabric. Now I know what to expect.

  11. Gracie says:

    !!!! im ready to go cant wait getting my fabrics togeather what a treat!!!!! question how do i download the the instrations?what a way to start the NEW YEAR!!!! thank you …..

  12. Val says:

    Happy New Year.
    What a great way to start the new year, sooo excited, can’t wait to start.
    Amy is a great teacher so easy to follow.
    Thank you Val

  13. Cindy says:

    I’m so excited to get started! This will be my first BOM and I’m really looking forward to it! The only “problem” I’m having is deciding what fabric to use! lol

  14. Rita Buckway says:

    Thanks, I’m looking forward to this!

  15. Dawn says:

    Finishing up some small projects while I wait for the FQ Bundle I ordered (not the one used here) to arrive :) I’m so excited to start this! Thank you so much for this!!! :)

  16. Granny Franny says:

    I’ve already signed up, watched the 1st lesson and have made two mini-block versions of the blocks Amy taught. Super easy. Super cute and thank you for this free course. It is an opportunity to see how lessons on Craftsy work. Looking forward to possibly taking other courses!

  17. sharon mothiram says:

    Hi I am trying to sign up for your free craftsy block of the month, unsuccessful please help

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class registration page, sign up, and you can get started right away:

  18. Dianna Wiggers says:

    I am interested in the block of the month, but would really like to see what it will be before I commit. What size quilt is it and how much will the supplies be? Can you give me any details?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      SInce the class is free, there’s no commitment. Just go to the sign-up page and register. You’ll find all of the information within the class.

  19. Jane Chresta says:

    I’m retired and live partly in Australia and partly in Europe (Denmark and Switzerland).
    About 5 years ago I started quilting and am lucky to have a great quilting group in Australia,
    where I spend most of my time.

    1. shirley & Frede says:

      happy new year

      let us try to get in contact again

      I am looking for your mail adress


  20. Maryanne says:

    I am really excited about this block of the month;) this is my first time doing this and I’m going to be able to finally make a quilt for myself! I’m new at quilting,
    This year will be my third year and I’ve given 17 quilts to family for Christmas<3

  21. pgquilter says:

    I haven’t quilted for eight years. ( since my stroke) I’m excited to start again.

  22. sharon mothiram says:

    I’m so excited, can’t wait to start

  23. margaret condra says:

    I’m ready to join, got a big stash of fabric

  24. Judy G-H says:

    I’d love to try it!

  25. Joshlyn Lloyd says:

    I am looking forward to this year of crafts. get ready .!!!!!!

  26. Sharon says:

    I have made both blocks. I think the first one has way too much material in the center.

    On the second one, I had to adjust my seams to make it align, so I must be doing something incorrectly???

    I am going to try making two more just to see if I can do better…….

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Hi Sharon, These are great questions / comments for you to post to the class itself. You can start a discussion at any point in the class and Amy or other students will answer you. Give it a shot & see what happens! :)

  27. Nancy Pankratz says:

    Starting on block 1 & 2 today. Using some of my stash. Will make 2 of each block and 3 of 9 of the favorites for a KING SIZE with black borders. Hopefully get rid of a box of stash!!!! Really looking forward to trying some different blocks.

  28. Helen Stitt says:

    I can’t get the video for the block of the month to work, which is disappointing. I will keep trying.

  29. CindySews says:

    I am looking forward to learning new techniques. I only have I- phone, no pc. Is there anyway I can get supply list? … Fabric requirements? I know that a yard and half was mentioned for background on Jan lesson. Is this total? Or just what you were working with? Thanks for your help in advance.

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      This question would be a great one to ask within the class platform itself. Just go to the course, type in your question and Amy the instructor will answer you! :) The class is totally free. All you need to do is go to the Block of the Month signup page and register. You can start right away.

  30. Carol says:

    I’m like the other girls , I want to know how hard it will be for me to work out as I haven’t had to much experience

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      Why not check it out, it’s free, so you don’t lose anything by giving the class a view. All you need to do is go to the Block of the Month signup page and register. You can start right away.

  31. Iris Gilbet says:

    Have lots of fabric and am ready to start. I have the instructions for the first two squares so will get going-I am not experienced so here goes!

  32. Lesley Grey says:

    Would love to enroll thanks x

  33. Julie Black says:

    Haven’t started yet but I think I want to try purples and greens for my color choices, need to find the time to go through my stash first before I go purchase new fabric. Can’t wait to get started.

  34. Michelle Allen says:

    I would like to participate. Please let me know where & when it begins. Thank you do much. Do I need to bring my own machine? Any other items I need to bring with me?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class page and get started: (This is an online class.)

  35. Wendy says:

    I love this idea. I just moves so right now all my sewing “stuff” is organized. This is a great time to do this!!!!

  36. Laura Birch says:

    I am not too sure where I am suppose to sign up at, but am looking forward to meeting quilters as I am just a beginner myself

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class page, register, and get started:

  37. Marcy says:

    Looking forward to sewing this quilt, it will be my first time (fingers crossed)

  38. Mary Deland Strain says:

    Did I already sign up? What do I do now? !!!

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      All you need to do is go to the class page and get started:

  39. theresa says:

    cant wait for february for the next ones! great instruction thanks so much!

  40. Suzanne Kauffman says:

    When does February’s blocks come?

    1. Stefanie Japel says:

      They are available now.