Great Deals on Fabric, Thread and Classes!

Good Morning, Quilters!

I hope you will have a few minutes between basting the turkey and setting the table to do a little early shopping!

Craftsy has an AMAZING SALE –starts today and ends on Monday!

Stock up on classes for yourself and as gifts–in January you will be so glad you did!

MY THREE CRAFTSY CLASSES

All of my classes are included in the sale!

Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt is my newest class and it is a mini class–one hour packed with information on how to choose the batting, motifs and thread for your quilt.  It includes a Roadmap, Design Worksheet and a Self-Evaluation in the course materials–be sure to download them–they are an important part of the class!  If you need a JUMPSTART to quilting your quilt tops–this class is for you!  We discuss options for embroidered and appliquéd quilts, quilts with a lot of negative space and more.  The class assumes you are familiar with a wide variety of motifs–from my other classes.Craftsy: Creating a Quilting Plan

Divide and Conquer:  Creative Quilting for Any Space is my first class and is chock full of motifs!   In the class, I demonstrate doodling and quilting more than 30 motifs.  Along the way we discuss marking tools, thread, the curlicue knot and six ways to divide your blocks and quilts to create a cohesive composition.

 

Divide and Conquer Quilting

Creative Free Motion Techniques:  From Doodle to Design builds on the first class with more motifs, tips and tricks including the surgeon’s Knot.   You will love the variety of motifs to add personality and fun to your quilts! Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori KennedyI HAVE BEEN SHOPPING!

I have already perused the notions and fabric sale and there are a few deals you should consider!

NOTE–The links are to Craftsy.  You will have to shop around to find the specific items.

Aurifil Thread.

Large spools (1422 yards) of 50wt thread is $8.40 and less than $7.00 per spool in some of the collections!

I use this thread for construction and in the bobbin for all of my machine quilting. (Craftsy does not offer the 28wt thread I love for the top thread when I am machine quilting.)

Organizing ThreadJune Tailor thread racks

I bought six of the large racks and hung them together on my sewing room wall to hold all some of my thread.  Read more HERE

Kona and Boundless Fabric

I use Kona and Boundless Solid Fabrics for all of my Tuesday Tutorials and whole cloth mini quilts.

Boundless is lighter weight than Kona, but has a nice assortment of colors.

Boundless is $4/yard and Kona Solids are $4.80/yard–the best price I have ever seen!  (I did not see any Kona bundles as shown below–darn it!)

Kona Cotton New Summer Colors CollectionMarking Tools

I’m always in the market for new marking tools. My favorite is chalk because it is easy to see and easy to erase.  I picked up a few variations of chalk markers as well as a few of the blue markers, The SewLine ceramic pencil and I couldn’t leave without a few new rulers (I’m a ruler hoarder!)

Okay, I bought a bunch of fabric collections too…(I’m in love with the Alison Glass fabrics and I found a Lily & Loom Work Zone collection with dump trucks…)

BETTER THAN PUMPKIN PIE!

Treat yourself to quilting–way less calories than stuffing!

Always Thankful,

Lori

PS…This post contains affiliate links to Craftsy.  If you choose to purchase anything at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU, I may receive a little “pin money”.  Thank you for supporting The Inbox Jaunt in this way!

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New Craftsy Class!

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s an exciting day here at The Inbox Jaunt as we are launching our third Craftsy video:  Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt (click here to see the 90 second preview!!!)

This class is SHORT but SWEET and is classified as a Craftsy mini-course and is available for just $9.99!!!

In less than an hour you can learn a wide variety of tips for transforming YOUR quilt tops into family heirlooms!

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THE CLASS MATERIALS

Be sure to download the Class Materials–they are a very important part of this class.  You might even want to make several copies right away–and work through them for each quilt you are planning.

If you don’t know where to begin the quilting process, consult the Quilting Roadmap!

If you aren’t sure what motifs to choose, narrow the focus with the Design Worksheet!

And check your progress with The Final Evaluation (not a test, but a way to make constant, steady improvement with your quilting!)

Craftsy, Creating a Quilting Plan

CHOOSE THE BEST APPROACH FOR EACH QUILT

The class begins by choosing an “Approach to Quilting” for every quilt–Basic (simple outlining of blocks), All Over (one or two? motifs!) or Custom (a design plan for each area of the quilt)

Not every quilt needs custom quilting, so we look at easy ways to make Basic and All Over quilting more interesting.

Crafty.Approaches.LoriKennedy

CHOOSE BATTING, THREAD AND MOTIFS 

We also discuss how batting, thread and motifs work together to create the look and feel of your quilt.

Craftsy, Craftsy Approaches, Ghost BlocksTECHNIQUES FOR A VARIETY OF QUILT STYLES

And we look at how to quilt a variety of quilt styles including embroidered, appliqué and quilts with a lot of negative space.

Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

MUCH MORE!!!

Learn about stabilizing, machine guided outlining, free motion outlining, how to cut the bobbin thread when tying, and much, much more!

WHAT YOU WON’T SEE…

This class does not include a lot of doodling or stitching of quilt motifs. If you are looking for quilt motifs, try my other two Craftsy classes (50% 0ff this week!)

 Divide and Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space or

Creative Free Motion Techniques: From Doodle to Design

And you won’t learn what motifs to choose for YOUR quilts–only YOU can choose…but WE WILL help YOU think about the process and help YOU decide the best motifs for YOUR quilts based on your skill level, the time available and who the quilt is for!

Lori Kennedy, Craftsy

 A QUICK JUMPSTART

If you are looking for a quick jumpstart to get you rolling on quilting YOUR UFOs and turning them into family heirlooms–this class is for YOU!

This class is less than one hour!!!  YOU can learn so much in ONE HOUR!!!

Once YOU start quilting, YOUR own ideas will percolate and YOU will be the designer!

So, as they say at Craftsy...”Let’s Get Started!”

Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt–$9.99

May ALL YOUR quilts be heirlooms!

Lori

 

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Vintage Linens

Vintage Lines, TurtlesGood Morning, Quilters!

For the past several months, I have been working with the Craftsy editors to create a quilting class to complement my other two classes:  Divide and Conquer Machine Quilting and Creative Machine Quilting. (Get 50% off either class HERE)

Now that you know a wide variety of motifs, the question becomes how to design the machine quilting on the quilt tops YOU have.

We will discuss a wide variety of quilt types–including quilting on embroidered blocks.  I know many of you create gorgeous embroidery-both hand and machine designs.  We will give you some really fun ideas for quilting embroidered blocks.

I have been saving these adorable vintage tea towels for just the right project and I can’t wait for you to see the finished quilt!

What about YOU?

Do YOU do machine or hand embroidery?

Do YOU ever add your embroidery to quilt blocks?

Do YOU collect anything vintage?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to reblog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.

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