Craftsy BOM

Craftsy Block of the Month

2012 Craftsy BOM Sampler

2012 Craftsy BOM Sampler

The 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month is a free 11 episode video course on Craftsy, where I teach how to make this 20-block sampler quilt, step by step.  Each block features a new quilting technique so it’s a fabulous resource for anyone wanting to learn to quilt for the first time, or even for an experienced quilter who’s just looking for a refresher or some fun new techniques and ideas. The series includes  video demonstrations and tips on the following topics:

  • Basic Cutting, Stitching & Pressing
  • Half Square Triangles- 3 Methods
  • Quarter Square Triangles
  • Flying Geese
  • Dresden Plate
  • English Paper Piecing
  • Curved Piecing
  • Improv & Slash Piecing
  • Foundation Piecing
  • Foundation Paper Piecing
  • Machine & Hand Applique
  • Adding Sashing & Borders
  • Pin Basting
  • Straight Line Machine Quilting
  • Free Motion Machine Quilting
  • Tie Tack Quilting
  • Squaring Up (trimming)
  • Machine & Hand Sewn Binding

Signing up is super quick, and once you join in, you can hop back on and view any of the video or downloadable patterns or materials anytime, from anywhere, indefinitely.  You can pause, fast forward or rewind, as well as make notes, ask questions, post pics of your blocks, and get inspired by thousands of excited and unique quilters of all experience levels from around the world in the community forum section.

C’mon over and let’s get quilting!

XO

Amy

Comments

  1. Laurie Grau says:

    Loved your online quilting class! I had so much fun learning the different quilt squares in bite size lessons. I didn’t feel overwhelmed. I haven’t completed my BOM quilt yet, but with winter fast approaching, I am going to start working on the finishing. Thanks so much. Laurie

  2. patricia statham says:

    will you be do BOM in 2013? , I’m in ln craftsy of BOM 2012 have not finish yet , but well, please keep me inform P.S. LOVE YOUR CLASS

    • Amy is doing her own Sugar Block of the Month in 2013. You pay $7.95 and then for 12 months starting in January 2013 you will receive an email with a pattern and instructions for a block. Plus you will receive a sweets recipe.
      Craftsy is having another Block of the Month in 2013 with a different instructor. It will also be free like the 2012 Block of the Month. Amy did an amazing job as well as having two extremely adorable newborns and not to mention her girls! I know we are going to miss Amy as our BOM instructor but her new club is going to be fun. Just no videos.
      Hope this helps!

  3. Hello Amy, You inspire me.
    I have been doing the free BOM over the last year on and off, will finish the quilt over Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us.
    Heike

  4. Patricia Weathers says:

    I just discovered your Craftsy BOM Class this weekend and did a marathon session watching all the lessons. Hopefully after the Holidays, I’ll be able to start working on my blocks. I’ve already learned so much from watching the videos and know I will be a better quilter for it. Thanks!

  5. I have enjoyed this series. It has give me new ideas and different procedures in quilt making. I enjoy these modern ways for making quilt blocks. It is so fun! Not only for “newbies” also for advanced quilters like me!

  6. Linda Benton says:

    Hi Amy. Just started the quilt of the month club last night for 2012, hope to have it completed by the end the the year! Loving it! Your instructions are so clear…..Intend to be ready to be ready for the 2013 quilt of the month club. Also downloaded the pattern for the cathedral window baby mat and intend to do it. I always did the cathedral window the old fashion way , so this will be a new one for me .
    Thanks sooo much

  7. Sign me up for the free 2013 Craftsy block of the month.

  8. Please sign me up the the 2013 free craftsy block of the month.

  9. Will the 2013 BOM with the new instructed have video?

  10. Dearest Amy, thank you thank you, for being so generous spirited. I really appreciate your kindness in helping me to access your sugar block club. I’lllet you know how I get on, also completed a quilt using two patterns from 2012 bom. Will send photos when I can find a friend to show me how!!! Love and kisses to you and yours…

  11. Rita "Oma" says:

    Dear Amy,
    I’ve come to quilting late in life. My 3 children are now grown and gone.
    About 20 years ago, I attempted to learn to quilt but was met with some disdain @ the local quilt shop. Not having any other resource, I never returned. Enter Amy Gibson and Craftsy!!! Even though 2012 was a year of great transition…having an Estate sale, divesting ourselves of 23 years of raising children in our home, leaving my sister behind(she lived 5 doors down from us) moving 3 times, building a condo and moving out of town. Undaunted, I entered the BOM 2012 determined to learn. May I happily report that I am in the finishing stages of finishing my first ever beautiful quilt, thanks to you. I’ll post pictures on Craftsy.
    By touching our lives in your splendid, encouraging, teaching fashion, you now allow us to take that same skill and touch so many others with the same warmth and tenderness. May you be continually blessed for your patient kindness to an old woman eager to learn new things. Oh and BTW, don’t let the negative ninnies that were crabbing at you get you down. May my little tale mitigate their barbs.
    Warmly,

    • Beautifully said Rita, and everything I know about quilting is own to Amy, I am moving along nicely with the sugar block and Leah Days FMQ course on Crafsty, I love it. K

  12. The Craftsy Block of the month Amy’s class has been a discovery… I really had fun watching it… It was really the “wake up call” to get started. In US is a tradition, in Europe – Belgium, where I live, it’s not really common… it was even difficult to find squares, rulers and all the stuff…. I’ve done the January blocks, and the 1st February one… and I’m proud ! Thanks a lot Amy to share your knowleges ! Take care ! Ornella

  13. DonnaRae Riley says:

    i join the sugar block club now how do i get to the patterns?

  14. I did your course on quilting on craftsy and you mentioned a dvd where you could create your own could you let me know what it was called
    thank you

  15. Hi Amy,

    Funny story, I am home today with my 5 1/2 year old son bc he is sick, and I was watching the conclusion of Modern Butter cream. My son says to me “Mom, I know. Remember Amy Gibson. She’s Craftsy Block of the Month. We can go back and watch her again and start all over! I said, “Yes, we can.” I LOVE that bc of you, my son is VERY interested in and enjoys quilting with me. You are inspiring old and new generations. Hmmmm Now, if we can just get the manufacturers to make sewing starter kits that AREN’T PINK! Thought you would enjoy :) Happy quilters here!

  16. Nancy Gross says:

    Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter! I just checked out the Little Pink Rose quilt shop! I absolutely Love the Riley Blake chevron fabric, and I thankyou for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!!!! have a great day!! I’m off to finish my April sbc block….. :)

  17. Joanie Schwarbeck says:

    I just redecorated my sewing room and am behind on my sugar blocks. I am trying to find the december lesson mentioned in the February North Star Directions. Can any one help? thanks!

  18. Hi Amy really missing you on craftsy! Just finished my 2012 bom quilt less a few blocks! I am really pleased with it sitting on the sofa in the garden room! Is it straight no! Is the quilting perfect no! But I love the colors and the fabric and I made it myself on a small sewing machine with no added quilting feet! Thank you for your inspiration.

  19. Amy, I am enjoying your QBOTM 2012 and just finished the August double star. In the video you stated using the cut off corners and making tiny half squares and that you had suggestions for using them on your blog. I can’t find them. Have you taken the suggestions off? or where do I look on how to use them?

  20. Thank you for the suggestions for using tiny scraps. I have been wanting to make some mug cushions and now I have those scraps and can do it in a jiffy. I didn’t even think to use them before your suggestion.

  21. Hi Amy, I watched (only) the BOM for 2012 bc was I was finishing my doctoral degree and only had time to view (a reward for me) and not time to sew. I want to revisit the series but couldn’t find it on Craftsy. Is it available somewhere else? Thanks for your help.

  22. Dear Amy,
    Did the quilt block of the month class you taught in 2012. Turned out great. Started the 2013 but haven’t found time to finish. Laura is good but I liked your sampler ideas better.
    Barb

  23. Loved this class

  24. A big thank you for your Craftsy class. I have been trying to get into quilting for ages now. There are no classes near me and I was struggling on my own. Your classes are so clearly explained that I have been inspired to have a go. I have cut out my first block and am about to start to sew. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  25. Thank you so much for your 2012 BOM class. I’m an experienced quilter and got so much out of all of your lessons. I’m thoroughly enjoying your incredible teaching techniques while making a gorgeous quilt to send off to my husband who is stationed away from our family for an entire year. I can’t wait to have him wrap himself in the love expressed in my quilt!!! Xoxo

  26. I am trying really hard to sign up for your 2013 Bom club, having been absolutely impressed with last year’s classes The problem is that I cannot access PayPal as there is no category for UK. Can you help me to sort this out? I am so disappointed.

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