New Videos: Learn to Quilt with My New Book!

Have you ordered your signed copy of my new book, How do I Quilt It? I recently made two short promotional videos to help spread the love far and wide!

Click here to get your signed copy of How Do I Quilt it?
Click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun videos each week!

The first video below gives a virtual trunk show of all 9 quilts in the book. I’ve made the same 3 quilts 3 different ways with 3 different quilting plans for each one. Dive into machine quilting by first quilting a simple walking foot quilting plan that’s waaay more exciting than just stitch in the ditch.

Once you are comfortable, try some easy edge to edge free-motion designs. Then level up your skills by applying both walking foot AND free-motion techniques to create a custom quilting plan that’s unique to each quilt you make!

Click below to see all of the colorful quilts:

Take your quilting to the next level by learning how to make a quilting plan and break down the process, step by step. Click the image below to watch my short video with some behind the scenes footage of me quilting 2 of the quilts in the book. You can apply these techniques to ANY quilt in your UFO pile!

I also included a bonus section on basting, plus several of my tried and true techniques for piecing your quilt so that’s it’s flat and square. A nice, flat quilt is sooooo much easier to push through your machine!

Learn how to prep your quilt top, baste your quilt, AND make a quilting plan in my new book! Remember, I’m here to cheer you on every step of the way. If you already have my book and are learning my tips and techniques, let me know – I’d love to see your progress!!

You can leave a comment, OR join my ChristaQuilts Facebook group to ask questions and share your work. Happy quilting, friends!!!

Teaching Update: Come See Me In Seattle Aug 4th!

Fun news to share for my friends in the Seattle, WA area: I just booked a last minute event at Quality Sewing – an amazing sewing machine shop with 11 locations!! I’ll be chatting, signing books and answering your questions in addition to providing loads of tips and techniques to improve your machine quilting skills! Click the image below to watch our short announcement about it:

Click here to sign up for the event for just $10!!!!!!!!

I met Reva from Quality Sewing recently at BERNINA University. When she found out I’d be visiting family in the Seattle Area, she invited me to present a lecture and trunk show at their flagship shop. My event will take place at their Tukwila location on Thursday, August 4 from 10-1.

I’ll be in the area for about a week – so if you live nearby, please leave me a comment and let me know what I need to see while I’m there. I can’t wait!!

If you aren’t nearby, click here to see my updated traveling and teaching schedule through the end of next year. Hopefully I’ll get to see you in person at an event near you!!

My Newest Book Has Arrived: How Do I Quilt It? From C&T/Stash

I love it when I get happy mail!! I’m pleased to announce that my latest machine quilting book, How Do I Quilt It? has arrived a few days earlier than expected, whoo hoo!!

Click here to get your signed copy of How Do I Quilt It?

When I arrived home earlier this week after a few days away, I returned to a huge stack of boxes that I was eager to open. I’m really impressed with how they were shipped: a box within a box to protect them. (The last time I ordered books from my previous publisher several were damaged and needed to be replaced.)

Needless to say, I’m going to have my hands full signing and shipping these babies out to you! If you already pre-ordered, be on the lookout for your shipping notice. If you haven’t yet ordered, click here to get your signed copy of How Do I Quilt It.

All orders through the end of July will ship with a free bonus pattern that I choose for you. It’s my way of saying thanks for your support!!

Click play below to see how many books I’ll be signing and shipping this week, LOL!!

Win it before you can buy it!

I’m excited to share a sneek peek of Stitchy, my next fabric line with Benartex that ships to stores in October, 2022. I’ve partnered up with Electric Quilt and Benartex for a fun design contest all month long!

During the month of July, 2022, you can download digital images of Stitchy from the Electric Quilt website. Design a fun, original quilt using EQ8, and then enter the contest for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the entire collection!

Click here to download Stitchy swatches and enter the contest.

There are already some amazing entries submitted so far, and I can’t wait to see more!! I’ll be opening up preorders for Stitchy on Aug 1 so stay tuned!!

Click here to view ALL of my designer fabrics currently in stock.

Christa’s Quilt Blocks Available for Preorder

When my Christa Cabinet debuted earlier this year, I had no idea how popular it would be! So many folks were in the same situation as me, needing the perfect sewing table for domestic machine quilting. Now I’m excited to announce that my Quilt Blocks – the accessory that keeps your quilt from falling off the sides – will start shipping at the end of July. Click the video below to learn more about the cabinet AND the blocks, and catch up with my quilty chat for the week!

Quilt shown above is Charming Chevrons, made from 10 inch precut squares.

The quilt blocks are like guardrails for your quilt! They will attach to any table with a thickness under 3/4″ that has an edge to clamp on to. They come in sets of 2 and can be placed around the edges of your sewing table to keep the quilt from falling off the sides while you quilt.

Quilt Blocks attached to the back of the table.
Quilt Blocks attached to the side of the table.
Quilt Blocks attached on the back & side will keep the quilt from falling off the edges.

Quilt shown on table is Blooming Wallflowers made from my Black White & Bright fabrics.
Quilt shown on the wall is Lattice Work made from 5″ charm squares.

New Video: Quilt One Quilt 3 Different Ways: Walking Foot, Free Motion, or Both!

Have you reserved your signed copy of my new book, How Do I Quilt It? It will be here in just a couple of weeks and I can’t wait! The book goes in-depth teaching you how to prepare the quilt, make a quilting plan, and choose successful quilting motifs. In the meantime, I’m sharing short videos and details pics showing how I quilted one of the quilts 3 different ways. Click below to watch:

Click here to get your signed copy of How Do I Quilt It?

It will improve your quilting skills, I promise!!

Pattern Sale: Get 5 for $5 Each!

I’m working hard behind the scenes on my newest fabric and pattern release for later this fall. To make room for the new arrivals, I’m hosting a pattern sale!! Get any of these $5 patterns below for just $5 each, while supplies last. These are full color, printed booklets.

Terrace Tiles Quilt Pattern

Click here to get Terrace Tiles pattern on sale
Click here to get Terrace Tiles quilt kits made from my Gridwork fabric

Terrace Tiles is the absolute easiest quilt pattern I’ve designed. It’s made completely from fat quarters, including the binding, and it comes in 3 sizes: Crib, Throw and Full. It looks great in any color scheme and is perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics.

You can also grab the optional quilt kits shown above in Breeze or Citron, and the pattern includes 3 different machine quilting designs to try. It’s my go-to design when I’m in a hurry and need to make a quilt fast!

Interlinked Quilt Pattern

Interlinked Quilt by Christa Watson

Click here to get Interlinked pattern on sale
Click here to get Interlinked Kits in Black or White

I’m pleasantly surprised with how popular my Interlinked quilt has been. I originally offered the pattern in PDF only but there was a lot of demand for a print version instead so I was happy to offer those as well. It’s probably my most modern quilt I’ve ever made and it looks great when done in colors, too!

I’ve long since sold out of the original fabrics used to make it, but I have a few Interlinked kits left in similar colors: shades of gray on a white background or black. It goes together very quickly, too!

Positive Direction Quilt Pattern

Positive Direction Quilt Pattern by Christa Quilts

Click here to get Positive Direction pattern on sale

Positive Direction is one of the few remaining patterns that I made from fabrics other than mine. The secret is color placement and I love the modern patriotic vibe. It includes machine quilting suggestions (like all of my patterns do), and it’s on my list to remake in my own fabrics once I have enough colors to make it scrappy and fun!

Infrastructure Quilt Pattern

Infrastructure Geo Pop Fabric

Click here to get Infrastructure pattern on sale

Infrastructure was a fun collaboration between my amazingly talented designer friend Heather Black and myself. Heather designed the pattern to show off one of my fabric collections. Then I wrote the pattern and made the quilt. I call it my modern row-by-row quilt. It’s great for fussy cutting interesting designs from your favorite prints!

Bling Quilt Pattern

Bling Quilts White or Black
Click here to get Bling quilt pattern on sale

I originally made Bling from fat quarters with a single background fabric (shown above). But when I recently released my Black, White & Bright fabric collection, I remade it using a the Hashtags layout with scrappy backgrounds instead (see below). Isn’t it fun to see how fabric placement can make such a huge change?

Click here to get the Hashtags kit made from Black, White & Bright

I hope you enjoyed viewing these quilts. They are so fun to make and I want to make the quilting process fast, fun and accessible to all. So feel free to leave a comment with any questions about these quilts and patterns. And be sure to share pics of your makes and tag me on social media #christaquilts.

Click here to view all of my fabrics, patterns, books and threads currently on sale.

Reserve Your Signed Copy of How Do I Quilt It?

My new book, How Do I Quilt It? will release on July 25th and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m now taking orders for signed copies, and everyone who preorders will get some bonus freebies!! So click the video below to see all of the quilts in the book along with some quilting tips and tricks!

Click here to reserve your signed copy of How Do I Quilt It?

Get My Machine Quilting Books and Improve Your Skills!

I have a secret to share with you a little later this year… I’ve written another book!! But before I tell you all about it, I want to encourage you to pick up my previous books if you haven’t yet. My most recent book, 99 Machine Quilting Designs is a great reference book when you are stumped for an idea. Click the video below for a quick peek at some of the designs you can quilt!

Click here to get your signed copy of 99 Machine Quilting Designs

Spoiler alert: 99 Designs makes a great companion for the new book!

Get My First Book on Sale!

Click here to get your signed copy of Machine Quilting on Sale

I only have a few copies left of my first book, Machine Quilting with Style and they are on sale! It was such a joy to write this book and all of the opportunities that have come since. In case you missed it, you can see a virtual trunk show all of the projects in the book. Just click the video below.

Stay Tuned for More!

Below are all of the books I’ve written so far. It’s been such a great journey and I can’t wait to tell you all about the next one. I’ll be sharing sneek peeks soon, so stay tuned!!

Which of these do you YOU have in your book stash? What would you like to see from me in future books?

Click here to view all of my in-print patterns and books.

Learn How to Quilt a Large Quilt on a Small Machine

I love sharing and teaching and the biggest question I get is how to quilt a larger quilt on a regular sewing machine. The answer is simple: make a quilting plan and then divide and conquer the design! In my latest YouTube video, I show you how to do exactly that. Click the image below to watch:

In this week’s video, I’m sharing tips and tricks for making my Charming Chevrons quilt using 10″ squares of my Good Vibes fabric. You can get the fabric, or the optional kit, or you can just use what you have on hand, as long as there’s good contrast between light and dark.

In case you missed it, I previously shared the video tutorial showing how to make the smaller version of this quilt using Good Vibes 5″ squares (charm packs). It has a completely different quilting plan, and you can mix and match the designs! Click the image below to watch:

Smaller Charming Chevrons Kits and fabric are available, too (while supplies last)!

I sure hope you enjoy these videos. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve been able to incorporate my quilting tips and tricks into your own projects!