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How To Quilt Square Borders Using Templates

By Craftsy
Here at Craftsy, we've got a great new class called Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. It's led by Kimmy Brunner, who teaches you to create a multitude of stylish and classic designs so that they come out clean, neat, and wonderfully precise. Her secret (and it will be yours, too, after you see all they can do for you): templates. Kimmy teaches you exactly how to use them with your machine in her class, as well as this awesome free video tip. Check it out now, and learn to create the crowd-pleasing hanging square border (perfect for all kinds of different quilts). You may be surprised at just how easy it is to make even squares! Read more »

Quilting Blog

How To Quilt Circle Borders Using Templates

By Craftsy
Kimmy Brunner is the expert instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. Take it to gain a whole slew of new techniques for creating fantastic, detailed, clean, machine-quilted designs with various templates. Here in this free video tip, Kimmy shows you how easy you can create an elegant double-spine circle border---perfect for holding your freehand designs. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Free Video Tip: How To Join Yarn Ends, With Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
It's a hassle to weave in the ends after one ball of yarn runs out and you start a new one. That's why we're giving you this awesome free video tip where Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) shows you how to splice the last of your old ball of yarn on to the beginning of your new ball of yarn. It's seamless, leaves no ends, and it's simple and easy to do! Read more »
Steeking Your Knitting

Crocheting Blog

Free Video Tip: Steeking with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
Steeking lets you knit an entire sweater in the round, and then open it up to add sleeves or turn it into a cardigan. In this free video tip Ragga Eiríksdóttir, instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater, teaches you the simple, and quick crochet method for steeking. Read more »