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Free Craftsy Mini-Courses

For all you DIY fans, I’ve got some exciting news! Craftsy is offering some free mini-courses in a variety of subjects. If you’re interested in trying a Craftsy course to see what they are like, now is the perfect time.

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The courses you can take for free are:

Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.

The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen’s freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin’s tips and tricks.

Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.

Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.

Short Rows: Don’t fall short because you find short rows intimidating! Learn four different techniques to creating short rows, and discover how they can make shaping a knitted garment a snap.

Sewing Machine 911: Give your sewing machine some TLC with the help of this free course. Learn to clean and maintain your sewing machine with tips and tricks taught in this class.

QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013: Not able to make it to Austin for the Modern Quilt Guild’s inaugural QuiltCon? Watch some of our favorite lectures from the event, given by Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering, and Mary Fons.

Ins & Outs of Grafting: Lifelong knitter Anne Hanson shows you how to invisibly join stitches to create seamless motifs and mirroring effects in this free mini-class.

Mastering Zipper Techniques: Inserting zippers can be intimidating. Learn tips and tricks from Sunni Standing and Bernina to keep zippers from driving you zany.

Pictures to Pixel Quilts: View a beloved, historic art form through a modern lens. Caro Sheridan turns eye-popping digital photos into conceptual works of pieced-together art.

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z: Don’t get flustered when facing the feet that come with your sewing machine. Steffani Lincecum explains what they are and how they work.

Perfect Pizza at Home: Learn how to make pizza in this fresh, flavorful, FREE mini-class with baking guru Peter Reinhart!

Creative Cabled Necklines: In this free mini-class, knitwear designer and author Fiona Ellis shows you how to bring the focus to your face by adding interesting, dramatic neckline features to cabled garments.

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag: In this free class, Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew! leads you through two fun and easy projects you’re sure to love.

Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch: Take this free class and learn how to make two cute bags with Kristin Link of Sew,Mama,Sew!

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012: In Craftsy’s first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques – appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

The ones I’m most interested in are the food ones. Which ones are your favourites?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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