Craftsy Unlimited Free Trial: My Day-by-Day Experience

craftsy unlimitedI have taken Craftsy classes before.  Now there’s a free trial of Craftsy Unlimited. With Craftsy Unlimited you’ll have every Craftsy class, plus new and exclusive video tutorials at your fingertips! Why join?

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Day 1 – Thursday

I just signed up for my 7day FREE trial. Be sure you read the FAQs regarding cancellations and all the other good information. I will be spending this week going through the classes that interest me. I didn’t sign up until late afternoon so I didn’t have much time to check it out but I did learn a lot.

You will have to enter credit card information if you don’t already have an active account with Craftsy. If I decide to cancel I must do so before the 7 days are up. If you are considering taking advantage of the free trial, you should read the FAQs on the Craftsy Unlimited website. Here is what I explored on Day 1.

The Craftsy Unlimited Home Page

When you sign up for the free trial you’re asked to check the subjects you are interested in. This is optional but I found it helpful later. I checked quilting, cooking baking and jewelry. Later, on the home page they use these choices to suggest classes and videos. On the suggestion pages there is a grid of classes. Each image has a little plus sign you click to add to your “Saves”. I love this feature because you can save things for later when you have time to go through the class. I checked a few things in some categories.

Next I checked the Member Bonus of 20 Exclusive Patterns. There were patterns for quilting, knitting, sewing, crochet and more. I downloaded a really cute Churn Dash pattern. It is called Churn Dash Expand-A-Quilt Pattern by Callie Works Leary. It has instructions for three different sizes and uses fat quarters. A churn dash quilt is on my bucket list and I have tons of fat quarters.

That’s about all I was able to do today because I ran out of time. Tomorrow I want to accomplish three things:  start one of the jewelry classes I saved, browse around for more saves and gather fat quarters for my churn dash quilt. To sum things up for day 1, all I can say is I’m excitedly overwhelmed. The trial is free and you should check it out for yourself.

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Day 2 – Friday

On day 2 I was able to accomplish 2 of my goals. I didn’t start the jewelry class but I did start a cooking class called 20 Essential Cooking Techniques. The instructor is Brendan McDermott. This is a good class. I learned how to poach eggs. I also learned the difference between sunny side up and eggs over easy. Lots of good tips like let the eggs come to room temperature before cooking them. If you put a cold egg in a hot pan, it tends to stick. In addition to the eggs, he covered spices, chicken, pork, shellfish and vegetables.

I browsed around a little more and saved a few more classes. Next I printed out the Churn Dash pattern I downloaded yesterday and gathered some fat quarters to make the twin size. I have plenty of red, white and blue fabrics for a Quilt of Valor.

churn dash fat quarters

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Day 3 –  Saturday

Churn Dash Block Craftsy UnlimitedThis morning I was cleaning up my sewing room and found two skeins of yarn. I purchased the yarn to make hats I think. So when I went to the Craftsy website I checked out some crochet classes and patterns. There were some nice classes there but nothing interested me just then. I clicked on to the knit classes. There were tons of classes for knitting. I was especially interested in the sock classes because I have tried making socks before and failed miserably. But for some reason I was just not interested. I put the yarn back in the closet for now.

I’m finding in these past two days that there are classes that interest me but I would rather be working on my current projects. Over the last few years I have concentrated on finishing what I start. I went back to my sewing room to work on the churn dash quilt from Day 2.Here is the first block. If you are curious about the Craftsy Unlimited program, I suggest you sign up for the free trial. It may be something you’re interested in or it may not. You won’t know until your try.

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Day 4 – Sunday

Today I didn’t login to Craftsy. Lots of family things and errands going on today.

Day 5 – Monday

Also today I didn’t login to Craftsy. I was back in my studio working on my writing.

Day 6 – Tuesday

Well today is the second to last day of my free trial and I’m ready to give you my observations.

First of all there’s a good variety of classes in quilting, sewing cooking, baking, knitting, crochet and more. The classes I viewed were all professionally produced and very easy to navigate. I would take classes again from all the instructors whose classes I viewed. I learned some new tings and had fun while doing so. There are extras such as videos, tips and free downloads that add value. Although I will be cancelling my subscription to Craftsy Unlimited, I will take more classes in the future.

Personally, I base everything on cost and if I would actually use or benefit from any subscription. For me, I just don’t take that many classes, either online or in a classroom. I’m very picky about classes I take and as a result, I probably attend only 2 classes per year. I’m more of a retreat person. For me, a Craftsy Unlimited subscription didn’t make sense.

However, if you love to take classes or if you don’t have classes nearby, Craftsy Unlimited is probably for you. You can take classes for internationally known instructors in the comfort of your living room. I like this feature. There is always something new to explore and learn there. If you aren’t sure if Craftsy Unlimited is for you, do what I did. Sign up for the FREE trial. You might find it to be just the ticket.

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