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What’s Going to Be in the New Craftsy Class?

MM Monsters giveaway logoDid you hear the news that I have a new Craftsy class coming next month? You can enter here to win a free spot in the class AND all the materials you need to make the quilt hanging behind me in all the lessons.

Over on Facebook and Instagram I’ve been sharing little peeks and bits of info about what will be covered in the class. Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve shared so far. . .

The theme is Monsters.

Mix & Match Monsters. 🙂

The pattern included in the class includes pages and pages of monster parts and you can put them together any way you like. Don’t worry if that sounds intimidating – over the course of the class you’ll see dozens of sample blocks for ideas and inspiration. You can copy as many or as few as you like. Here’s a GIF I made showing just a few ways I used a simple triangle shape.


Of course, you’ll learn the basics of Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive. . .


. . . and we even have a lesson on making pieced QAYG background blocks from scraps.

In my new Craftsy class we make pieced background QAYG blocks using scraps. I love the look!

We talk about choosing fabrics and I show two different no-fuss-no-measure techniques for making your blocks. I love this grumpy “Get off my lawn!” monster. 🙂

I use a few different types of fabrics in the class and show you my tips for getting good contrast and monsters that really POP. I especially love the magnificent mottled monsters I got with these batiks.

Marvelous mottled monsters using batiks from Timeless Treasures. They're some of the monsters from my new Craftsy class!

Aren’t they gorgeous? I also really love saying magnificent mottled monsters. 🙂

In case you’re wondering, those batiks are from the Tonga Java Blenders collection from Timeless Treasures.

We do a lot of different variations on eyes in the class. I think my favorite are these googly eyes.

Calling them "faux trapunto eyes with needle sculpted pupils" makes them sound really hard to make - and they're not - so I just call them googly eyes. :-)

Technically they’re faux trapunto eyes with needle sculpted pupils, but that makes them sound really hard and they’re actually super easy. You’ll see if you take the class. 🙂

I also like playing with eyelids. Look at just a few of the possibilities!

silly eye GIF

Grumpy eyes, sleepy eyes, surprised eyes – I love them all.

This class is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

Sign up for the class here. 🙂

Update – Please be aware that Craftsy (now Bluprint) has added a subscription plan to their offerings, which changes the way instructor support happens. If you buy the class for your Forever Library, you get instructor support – which means I’ll answer any questions you post. If you watch the class as part of the streaming subscription, any questions you post go to the larger class community – not to me. 

Happy quilting!

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World