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Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

By Craftsy
Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »

How to Hand Quilt: A Free Video Tip

By Craftsy
How to hand quilt.Sarah Fielke is here to tell you about the wonderful world of hand quilting. Most people believe it's too time-consuming, tedious, or difficult to do, but as Sarah explains, all it takes is some fundamental knowledge and a little practice. In this free video tip the instructor of the online Craftsy class, Big Techniques from Small Scraps, tells you the few simple items you'll need, and the basic stitch you'll need to hand quilt correctly. From start to finish, this makes a fun, valuable primer. Give it a try! Read more »

Make Your Own Bias Tape in Any Size

By Craftsy
Make you own bias tape.Watch this free video tip to learn to create your own bias tape. You can make it any size you like, and it's easy to do. Sarah Fielke, instructor of the online Craftsy quilting class, Big Techniques from Small Scraps, walks you through the very simple process, step-by-step. Read more »

Create Perfect Appliqué Circles with Ease

By Craftsy
Create Perfect Appliqué CirclesSarah Fielke (instructor of the online Craftsy class Big Techniques from Small Scraps) has an easy time-saving and frustration-free quilting tip for you! Anyone looking to make smooth, round applique shapes for their quilt tops must watch this free video tip! Circles and ovals are now officially a breeze for quilters, thanks to her secret! Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Hand Quilt Feathers

By Craftsy
How to hand quilt feathersIn this free video lesson, Andi Perejda (instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique on Craftsy) shows you how to quilt feathers by hand all the while avoiding the tedium of stopping and starting and the frustration of putting knots in your work. Read more »

Hand Quilting Cord Motifs, a Free Video Tip

By Craftsy
How to cord a motif in hand quiltingCording a motif is a great way to bring focus and flair to the designs and shapes you've made for your quilt tops. In this free video tip, Andi Perejda, instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, on Craftsy, shows you how to do that quickly and easily all by hand! Read more »

Creating Echo Lines in a Quilt

By Craftsy
Create Echo Lines in a QuiltThe empty space between motifs on your quilt tops are calling out for you to fill them in with something fun---details that highlight the objects and shapes and overall design. The answer: echo lines! Andi Perejda, who instructs the online Craftsy class Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, shows you just how to create these echo lines in this free video tip! Read more »

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade Holiday OrnamentsHandmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Christmas Quilts: A Craftsy Trend Alert!

By Stefanie Japel
Christmas quilts on Craftsy!Even though they're during the winter, the Holidays are the warmest time of the year. It makes sense, then, that Christmas quilts are so popular! Check out the great quilts on Pinterest and right here on Craftsy. Read more »