Jim Franz

Redwood City, CA

Inherited a sewing machine nearly 5 years ago. Decided to try to make a quilt since it is mostly straight lines. The challenge keeps me going for more! Have around 20+ completed quilts under my belt. An instructor told me that I should always try something outside my comfort zone to keep improving my skills. Craftsy is helping me to do that.

Craftsy Member since March 2011


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

2015 Summer Block of the Month
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
The Twisted Irish Chain
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Quick & Easy Quilting
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Start Machine Quilting
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Continuous Line Quilting
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Quilted Kaleidoscopes
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Sensational Square-agonals®
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Introduction to Bargello
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Luminous Lone Star
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Design It, Quilt It
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Precision Piecing
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Flying Fat Quarters
Playing with Curves
Pieced Hexies
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Re-Piecing the Past
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Stitch & Slash
Scrap Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Art Quilting 101
Machine Quilting
Quilting Quickly II
Knit Lab
Quilting Quickly
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Simple Fresh Quilts
Hand Quilting
Linear Landscape Quilts
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
Diamond Quilt Designs
Machine Embroidered Classics
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
The Machine Embroidered Quilt

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

6 Class Projects

Class: The Twisted Irish Chain
with Amy Gibson

Class: Introduction to Bargello
with Karen Gibbs

Class: Flying Fat Quarters
with Monique Dillard

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