Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Craftsy Giveaway Day!!!

Well here we are, as promised, the chance to win THIS class over at Craftsy.
Quilt As You Go Patchwork Bags with Tara Rebman.

I am not going to lie to you, when I was first approached about a bag making class I was not overly keen because I didn't really think that bag making was my "thing" or something that would really reflect the kind of thing that I do here on this blog.

However, after popping over to the Craftsy website to take a look. I soon realised that this class is all about the type of quilting that I like to do. Although I don't share many of my quilts here on this blog, those of you that follow my exploits over here will know that random, liberated, free formed and is exactly the type of quilt making that I like to do for myself.

I also have to confess after the "bag making" I had to do for City and Guilds,( functional and arty) I swore I would never make another bag. Fast forward a few years and I find that I would quite like to use some of my fabrics to knock up a few bags and not so long ago purchased a book that would tell me how to do just that. The items in the book are lovely but the instructions in it have left me a bit cold, so I was thrilled when I saw that this class shared projects with the aesthetic I was after, with the help of step by step video tutorials. Win, win!

Wouldn't you like to know how to do some of  this?
If you have not explored the delights of Craftsy yet then I do recommend that you take a look at what they have to offer. There is a whole lot more than just quilting going on over there.
I have taken a couple of quilting classes myself and was glad that I did.

All of the above photos are taken from the class and are not of me trying out the techniques in case you were wondering Ha Ha!!

So what are you waiting for? Here is what you need to do.
Follow this link to register.
Sign up and join Craftsy, or if you already a member simply log in. You have to do this; simply leaving me a comment here will not suffice!
The draw which will take place on Friday 21st June.
Please make sure that I can easily contact you via email.
Don't forget to take a look at the promo video.
Good Luck Everyone!

P.S. While you are there you can take a look at my new pattern shop which is very new but I am adding to it all the time.
P.P.S. If you have followed every single link in this post then give yourself a pat on the back :))


  1. I've registered at Craftsy!
    Thanks Deborah - this looks great fun!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win, Deborah.

  3. I watch all my quilting friends whip up one fabulous bag after the other and I have yet to make anything more advanced than a quilted tote bag. I thought it just wasn't for me, but maybe I am wrong. Thanks for the chance!

  4. I would love to see you again in Craftsy-classroom

  5. That's me registered for the Bag lesson giveaway.

  6. Ive registered too : ) thanks for the chance to take part !

  7. I've registered Deb. Fingers crossed. I have finished my bird house and looks good. I am going to give it to one of the old ladies in the nursing home as I am sure it will bring a smile to her face. Thanks

  8. this is a new adventure. Can't wait to win.

  9. I just hopped over to Craftsy and logged in. You have over 500 students registered! Hooray for you!

  10. Oh wow, thank you for this opportunity! <3

  11. This is a great linking story you have here. I just went and joined and thought oo I know this logo. I have it open in my tabs. Here is the link to what I am thinking about doing.

    1. I too thought about doing some painting and attaching to canvas and then ripping it up to make into bags a few years ago. I have not got past the gaint roll of canvas in the corner and some test practice swatches of techniques. This may well push me on with that. I have a hapbbit of collecting supplies ready for a sunny day.

  12. Hi Deb, I've tried to make bags before but they have ended up in the rag bin, so I need to win this to prove even I can make one.Karen Small

  13. This looks really interesting. The pictures are so appealing - and I know Craftsy classes are designed well. I've clicked in Craftsy to register and am now leaving a comment here.

    Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

  14. I think Craftsy is awesome really!

  15. Thanks for sharing insights on this class. Super cute bag and looks like a fast and fun way to make a bag too. And, of course, I love Craftsy!


  16. I'm a CCer and happy to sign up. Genie

  17. I would love to win your class. I make all my purses, but have not made this style
    you are teaching. Looks like a comfortable to carry.
    I love the classes on Craftsy!

  18. Thank you for the chance to win.