Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tinkertote Quilt-as-you-go review and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Tara of Tinkerfrog  asked if anyone wanted to review her Quilt-as-you-go class on craftsy.  I had been wanting to take a craftsy class and learn more about QAYG, so I jumped at the opportunity.

Let me just start off by saying what a fun class this was. Tara is such a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher you can't help but want to dive right into your project after you take this class.  She really explains the quilt-as-you-go process very clearly, starting you off with an easy potholder to master the technique and moving onto the construction of a large tinker tote.

Personally, as a bag maker of many years, I can say that she really does cover all the basics of bag construction and shows you everything in detail including interior pockets, zipper installation, working with leather and how-to install purse feet and a magnetic snap.  Even if you have never made a bag, you will be able to follow Tara's instructions and end up with a fabulous quilted bag when you are done. Tara gives you lots of options for designing your bag. Don't want leather? No problem! She shows you alternate ways to make your bag.  Plus it's a scrap project and who doesn't have ton of scraps that need to be used up?

Here is the potholder that I made in no time at all.
My potholder ready for binding from @tinkerfrog #quiltasyougo  #craftsy  class. So much fun!!!

The bag I made took a little longer but that's just because it's a lot bigger and there are more steps. Turned out pretty cute I think!
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She also included a super easy peasy and fun to learn zipper tutorial - which I know can be daunting for some of you. She makes the whole process super easy and you'll wonder why you ever feared zippers after you watch her class.

It's a no-brainer peeps really!  It's also quite a lot of bang-for-your buck as you are learning quite a lot of new stuff all in one class! Totally worth-it!
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So as part of this review, Tara and Craftsy are offering a 25% discount to her quilt-as-you-go class if you use this link.



Finally, I'm giving away the bag I made on this blog!  If you want to win it, all you have to do is comment here.   If you tweet this post, share it on facebook, or pinterest, you'll get extra chances to win. Just pop back here for here post and make a comment so I know you did.


Good luck with the contest and have fun sewing!! The contest will close on July 17th. Open to US Residents only this time.

31 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I've been seeing lots of cute totes from Tara's class!

cakegirl said...

This is such a cute tote and perfect for carrying a project or two. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

AJ said...

I'm already registered for the class but haven't watched yet. Now I'm even more excited. And if love to win the beautiful bag that you've made.

AJ said...

I just tweeted about your post (ajrice11).

Lisa E said...

Beautiful tote and a great pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the tote is adorable!! Thanks for sharing.

Ella said...

Great bag! I've had this class on my wish list for a while now.

KT said...

Cute tote!!

Lori said...

I love this tote! The QAYG is awesome, I might have to check that class out. Can you just buy the pattern?

Carlie said...

I really like the bag, the colors are great especially the red dot trim!

Tammy said...

Oh your bag turned out gorgeous

Niki said...

Such a super cute tote!!,

Vanlam said...

Great job on the bag!! It turned out beautiful!

Vanlam said...

The bag turned out beautiful. You are crazy talented!

Vanlam said...

The bag turned out beautiful! You are crazy talented!!

jillm said...

Adorable tote!

jillm said...

Great bag!

Jenny said...

i love the shape of this bag, thanks so much for a chance to win it!! beautiful fun fabrics!!

Beth said...

Love your bag! How can you part with it?

krislovesfabric said...

Beauty of a bag, and another class to add to my wishlist :)

Pattij said...

I LOVE this tote!
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Pattij said...

I pinned your bag. Love it!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Heather Berg said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful bag.

Heather Berg said...

Shared on Facebook.

Heather Berg said...

Shared on Twitter.

Dawn said...

Cute bag. I have tried several QAYG methods. It's a lot cheaper than sending to my long armer!

Mama Urchin said...

Love the bag and I love Tara, she's great!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Oh, it's a beautiful bag--for whoever is lucky enough to win it! :)

Marci Girl said...

Beautiful bag, I would LOVE to win it, I'm in need of a new bag!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors people are picking for this bag. ll_gee at hotmail.com

Michelle said...

I have just become obsessed with quilted totes. Yours is beautiful!! How generous of you to give it away :-) Thanks for the chance to win!