I have just spent the afternoon with Allie Aller! I spent my afternoon in class watching Allie work up a small 4 block crazy quilt. How does someone in Australia have lessons from someone in America and not leave their home? Take part in an online class!
Crazy Quilts with Allie Aller is ideal for anyone who wants to start crazy quilting. If you are a regular quilter and not quite sure how to deal with some of the special issues associated with using different fabrics this class will be of interest to you too.
Allie Aller walks her students through the process of a small crazy quilt that is made up of 4, 8 inch blocks. Piecing directions are demonstrated and patterns are provided.
This class covers different piecing methods, basic hand embroidery stitches and how to build seam embellishments for crazy quilting. The class introduces basic beading, silk ribbon embroidery, and adding embellishments like buttons. The class is completed with how to put the quilt together and how to treat various borders and bindings.
Allie covers the basics very well. The videos are filmed professionally and presented clearly. Allie anticipates problems new hands may have and demonstrates how to avoid or get out of muddles.
Class notes are provided and you can also chat in the forum about your projects. A hidden gem is that Allie Aller includes a copy of her book in PDF format with the class. I have the book as a book and it is something that should sit on everyones shelf! Since you get the ebook with the class this is really a great bonus.
As a result I think the class should be on the featured page of the Craftsy site. I get a little peeved that crazy quilting is always pushed to the background. Allie is a good teacher and this is a new class that was released this week and should be featured. Ok off my soapbox now.
Please note I am not an affiliate nor did I gain financially from writing this review other than free access to view it.