block of the month 2013

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12 HD Video Lessons

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Laura Nownes

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A prolific teacher and author, Laura has written five landmark books on quiltmaking, including the iconic "Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!" View profile »

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block of the month 2013

Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

with Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Each month, Laura Nownes demonstrates one great quilting technique in this FREE class.

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eva1268926
rated 5 stars

Huge impact

Wow, Laura packed a lot into this class! I have almost all of the Craftsy quilting classes, and i think this one is definitely the most comprehensive. Many classes use an entire Craftsy class to fine tune a more complicated technique, while Laura only had one session to teach each method. Because there are so many schools of thought on different quilting techniques, I do get a little confused when trying to learn something new. I appreciate that Laura has tackled such a vast and varied array of ...

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eva1268926
rated 5 stars

Huge impact

Wow, Laura packed a lot into this class! I have almost all of the Craftsy quilting classes, and i think this one is definitely the most comprehensive. Many classes use an entire Craftsy class to fine tune a more complicated technique, while Laura only had one session to teach each method. Because there are so many schools of thought on different quilting techniques, I do get a little confused when trying to learn something new. I appreciate that Laura has tackled such a vast and varied array of ...

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rryder
rated 5 stars

Wow!

Laura's style of teaching is different than the previous block of the month (2012) and it took a little getting used to. Nonetheless, this course is incredible. I learned so much that I just didn't know. Her tip for ironing half square triangles in a way that prevents them from being stretched (because they have that bias edge) instantly fixed a problem that I've had for years with my half square triangles always being a little wonky. I also like the fact that she came up with a quilt ...

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DarBieStitches
rated 5 stars

Great Resource for a "confident beginner"

Every quilt block holds new techniques to learn and Laura demonstrates them very clearly and professionally. Her love of quilting really comes through and she is just so dang cute!

I am a 50-something lifetime sewer first time quilter and I'm having trouble thinking of any improvements to this class, particularly with it being "free". I didn't care for the overall layout of the finished quilt- a little busy for my taste - so I'm off to make pillows with my 4 favorite ...

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NanaJeanFL
rated 5 stars

I learned so much this year and put it to immediate use!

As an experienced seamstress I was surprised to find quilting so different when I began in Feb of 2012. As a newbie I quickly got hooked. Its a good thing 2012' BOM was my first class as I seriously doubt I could have done 2013 without it! This year's BOM was more of a challenge. I bought the kit then set out to make it my own. The drafting lesson allowed me to create an alternate geometric block for the flower basket. The partial seams lesson allow me to "insert" my braid in the ...

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