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How To Make Sugar Bamboo for Asian-Inspired Cakes

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Make Sugar Gum Paste Bamboo Stalks for Asian-Inspired CakesBamboo may be a hard wood, but it's not hard to make when you use sugar paste and James Rosselle's methods. He instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Flowers, where he teaches students how to create stunning orchids from sugar. His methods are highly effective as you're about to learn in this free video tip. Read more »

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How To Create Looped Leaves from Sugar – Ideal for Any Cake!

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Make Looped Sugar Leaves for Any CakeNow here is a perfect detail for any cake: looped leaves. Sure, they go hand-in-hand with sugar flowers (no surprise considering James Rosselle, who teaches this tip, is also the instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Orchids), but the fact is, even on their own, they're beautiful. Use them as filler for bouquet bases, or use them with an orchid for a breathtaking cake-topper. Learn to make them right here in this free video tip. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Meet Judith Trager, Craftsy Art Quilting Instructor

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Craftsy Instructor, Judith TragerHere, Judith Trager (instructor of the online Craftsy class, Art Quilt Backgrounds) tells us a bit about herself. Learn where her influences come from, find out about her process, and how she loves to layer. In this free and insightful video, we hear not only an expert quilter speak, but a true artist. Read more »

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Meet Craftsy Machine Quilting Instructor, Kimmy Brunner

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Meet Craftsy quilting instructor Kimmy BrunnerKimmy Brunner is the instructor of the online Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. In that class, she shows you a range of valuable techniques and easy tips for creating flawless designs and patterns by machine quilting with the help of various templates. But here in this free video, we get to know a little more about Kimmy herself: when she fell in love with quilting (and other crafts), and why quilting is so much more than just making projects. Read more »

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Free Video Tip: How To Quilt a Secondary Curve In Your Border Design

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How to quilt a secondary curve in your border designKimmy Brunner teaches the interactive Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. Filled with tons of invaluable information about how to use multiple templates to create flawless machine quilted designs, this class makes complex quilting simpler. Take a peek at what you'll get in this exciting class by checking out this free video tip. In it, she demonstrates how easy it is to make an elegant curving spine design, which you can complete with feathers, leaves, or anything else! Read more »

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How To Quilt Square Borders Using Templates

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How to quilt square borders using templatesHere 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 »

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How To Quilt Circle Borders Using Templates

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How to quilt circle borders using templatesKimmy 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 »