Quilts from my Craftsy Class, and Your Chance to Win it Before You Can Buy it!

My Craftsy class, The Quilter’s Path: Plan It, Stitch It, Quilt It is scheduled to launch next week!! Whoo hoo!! It’s all about showing you how to quilt some of my favorite motifs using your walking foot, free motion, or both. To celebrate, one of you lucky readers will get a chance to win it before you can buy it. 🙂

Update: Congrats to winner Linda B! The class is now live and available for purchase!

Click here to save 50% off The Quilter’s Path through April 4, 2017

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Win My Class!

To enter, first click here to sign in or register for a free Craftsy account (if you don’t have one yet). Then leave me a comment letting me know if you’ve ever taken a Craftsy class before.

If you are a regular Craftsy user, I’d also love to know what you love best about the class platform. As for me, I love being able to interact 24/7 via the Q&A sidebar in each class. 🙂

The giveaway will be open to all and will run through the end of the week. I’ll draw a random winner on Saturday and will contact them via email.

Pinwheel Quilts from Class

I used Craftsy’s Boundless precut strips in three different color schemes to make the 3 full-sized pinwheel quilts shown in class. With careful cutting you can actually make 2 quilts from each set, or make one larger version. The free pattern will be included exclusively as part of the class.

Here’s closeup shots of each of the pinwheel quilts I share in class:

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The Navy/30’s Pinwheels (with walking foot quilting) was made from 30’s prints and navy solids. I actually show two versions of this quilt in class, the finished red/white/blue version shown above, plus the pastel version shown below. I separated the precut 2 1/2″ strips into two color schemes to make both quilts. I used a contrasting thread on the pastel version that I actually quilt on during class, so you can see what I’m doing.

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Click here to purchase Boundless 1930’s Delights 2 1/2″ precut strips.
Click here to purchase Boundless Solids Navy 2 1/2″ precut strips.

For the Pink/White pinwheels, I free-motion quilted a fun and easy edge to edge design that gives the quilt lots of texture. This is a fast way to finish that looks amazing on your quilt!
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During class, I teach many more quilting motifs than shown in these three samples, but I still quilt them on real blocks so you can see how the designs will look before you commit to a full quilt. For the pink/white version I used some of the leftover solid pink strips to make a scrappy binding. I think it adds such a fun look to a quilt!

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Click here to purchase Boundless Solids Tickled Pink 2 1/2″ precut strips.
Click here to purchase Boundless Solids Bright White 2 1/2″ precut strips.

For the grand finale, I show how to combine both walking foot and free-motion techniques to create a truly custom look with your quilt, as shown in the Teal/Gray Pinwheels quilt.

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There’s plenty of leftover pieces in each bundle that you can use to whip up sample blocks to practice on like I did. It always amazes me how different a quilt can look, once it’s quilted!

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Click here to purchase Boundless Blenders Aura Coastal Escape 2 1/2″ precut strips.
Click here to purchase Boundless Solids Nickel 2 1/2″ precut strips.

In class, I also share several of my other finished quilts for inspiration, explaining how I apply the quilting to each of these quilts. My goal is for you to not only learn the designs, but feel comfortable quilting them on any quilt. Once the class launches, I’ll be back with a detailed class summary, along with an exclusive discount available only from me. I can’t wait!!

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260 thoughts on “Quilts from my Craftsy Class, and Your Chance to Win it Before You Can Buy it!

  1. Vikki L. says:

    I really like Craftsy and have taken 6 classes, what I like is that it seems like I’m in a class, once you watch how things are being done it makes it so much easier. I love the downloads and questions you can ask and all the feedback. I’ve learned a lot of tips from these classes. I’ve been a member for 2years and so glad I joined.

  2. Judy McKelvey says:

    Several Craftsy classes later, ive completed 2.75 quilts using my walking foot. I love the ability to watch classes whenever my schedule allows, and seeing the instructor’s responses to everyone’s questions — I learn so much, and Craftsy effectively takes my notes for me! I’m ready to get acquainted with free motion and ruler work, but I’m nervous about it.

  3. Christine Westbrook says:

    Hi Christa! Yeah me and thank you, I’ve found your comments section! I’ve subscribed to your blog for some time now as well as ordered fabric in the past. You have given me courage to quilt my quilts on my own, which has turned into my favorite aspect of quilting. Quilting gives life to the quilt! I would love to take your Craftsy class. I’ve taken several and “retaken” many as you have the class forever, which is what I love the most. Not having to haul my heavy machine to a class is a big bonus as well. Thank you for the opportunity. Happy New Year!

  4. Joan Baylor says:

    I love craftsy classes. The class on “quilting a big quilt in a small machine” made me brave enough to do it–and successfully too. Yippee!!

  5. Judy says:

    I have taken a Craftsy class and I love them. It is so nice to be able to go back and watch any part of the class over again. I also like to read the questions and answers that are posted.

  6. Debra Reber says:

    Yes, I have taken Craftsy classes before. Some classes have taught me a lot, other classes not so much. Your class looks like it would be great!

  7. Sylvia C says:

    I have taken lots of Craftsy classes and love them all. The best part is the fact you can watch them over and over till the technique you are learning eventually “clicks”. Looking forward to your new class.

  8. Stacey S says:

    Yes! Craftsy is so addicting! I love the high quality of the videos and that I can download them to my phone to watch whenever. The classes are loaded with great inspirational content that has given me the confidence to start machine quilting!

  9. Alouette says:

    I have enrolled in over $600 worth of Craftsy classes – (don’t tell my husband) and have enjoyed the flexibility they provide. I have not taken the time to complete some of them but I have hope for the future! I also received one of your books for Christmas. Looking forward to reading that soon. Thanks for all of your free advice and the encouragement you provide.

  10. Cathy B. says:

    I like being able to watch classes on my own schedule, and go back for refreshers / repeats. Free motion quilting is on my list to learn in 2017!

  11. csynteacher says:

    I have taken many Craftsy classes. The thing that I like most is that I don’t have to travel anywhere to learn something new. I live about 60 miles from a capital city so being able to do the class, at home, in my own time frame is fantastic. Love that I can replay a step that I didn’t quite “get” over and over till it makes sense is great.
    judybarr @ iearn dot org dot au

  12. Niurka A. says:

    I have taken several quilting classes from Craftsy. I like being able to replay the lessons. Also when the instructor and students give feedback.

  13. Bonnie says:

    I love Craftsy and I am always looking for a new class to add to my Craftsy Library. Truthfully my Craftsy library runth over and I really enjoy their format. I can go back and review any class at anytime. Looking forward to your class.

  14. Karen B says:

    I have taken several classes from Craftsy and have really enjoyed them and learned lots. I like being able to replay some things to better understand things. I have learned lots of tips from the classes that I didn’t know, or tips to make my piecing and quilting better. Look forward to your new class. Love your books.

  15. Regina Harris says:

    I have purchased several Craftsy class although they are difficult to view as I live in a rural area with very slow Internet and only DSL. However, I have found that the accompanying materials and guides are very helpful and I watch when visiting family/friends with better Internet. I look forward to your new class.

  16. Linda D says:

    I have signed up for several Craftsy classes and enjoy them all. I love both of your books also, and would love to take your Craftsy class.

  17. Gloria Cotten says:

    I have taken lots of Craftsy courses and love ved every ine of them. I especially like that I can watch whenever it’s convenient and that I can watch them again and again. Both of these features really enhance the learning process for me. I am excited about your new class too!
    thanks for the giveaway! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

  18. Jackie says:

    I’ve taken many Craftsy classes. I live being able to take a class from someone I would never be able to in person. Look forward to your upcoming class.

  19. Karen G says:

    I love Craftsy and have taken quite a few classes. I like the fact that I can watch a class, stop the video and come back later to finish. Plus, you can add notes while watching! Can’t wait for your class!

  20. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Congratulations on the Craftsy class! I have only finished one of the BOM program, but have started one on machine quilting with a domestic machine. I also have purchased several that i haven’t started yet. I love that you can start and stop them go back over the session if you miss something, and can interact with the instructor. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Jinger Snapp-Laplace says:

    I have taken one Craftsy quilting class. I enjoy having access to the class at any time and being able to watch segments I have questions about while I’m trying the process. Looking forward to your new class Christa!

  22. Pam Arbour says:

    I have taken almost all of the free motion quilting classes on Craftsy and a significant number of other quilting related classes. I have purchased over 60 classes. Their format is perfect. I have also gone back to review those classes many times. I am looking forward to seeing your class.

  23. Helga says:

    Love the Craftsy platform’ it’s great for learning a new to me pattern step by step #churndash is my absolutely favorite block and I am excited to try your ideas in the new book! #twilters ❤ Helga

  24. Angele says:

    I’ve taken 2 Craftsy classes on quilting so far. I have one of your books and I will definitively look into your class. I think it will be exactly what I’m looking for.

  25. Annette Z says:

    I’ve taken a few Craftsy classes. I like hat I can refer back to them when I get stumped on how to do something. I do this when I’m knitting a garment and can’t remember how to seam it. Congratulations on your Craftsy class.

  26. gosiamir12 says:

    I have taken several Craftsy classes and I like that I have them on the computer and I keep coming back then when I need and when I have free time

  27. Ellen Craig says:

    I am an old timer with Craftsy! I have been taking classes with Craftsy for years! What I like about Craftsy classes is that once you purchase them you can view it again and again and again! And you can get advice from the other students and the teacher whenever you need it! The prices are also so affordable. A very important factor for many people that cannot go far from their home or someone with time needs that suit them! This online format makes it so easy to expand your abilities at any time you choose! I am so happy you have decided to teach at Craftsy as I love your work and follow you in FB and your blog!

  28. Carole Hill says:

    I love taking Craftsy classes and have used many ideas from them, I especially like Angela Walters, and what she has to offer. I like the fact that I can go back to see what I want over and over again. I would consider myself lucky to be able to take a class from you, that I could keep the knowledge, and go back for more. Thanks!

  29. Louise V says:

    I have not yet taken an online class but hope that your Plan it…Stitch it…Quilt it… will be the inspirational nudge to move me along each step of the path to making a quilt.

  30. Jan Wisor says:

    I have taken and enjoyed Craftsy classes. It is a great resource, always something to learn for beginner or more experienced quilter. Glad to see Christa joining the platform.

  31. Kim says:

    I’m a regular user of the Craftsy platform. I love that I can watch things over and over again and that the instructors are so responsive to questions!

  32. Kristin says:

    I’m so excited for your class! My favorite part about the Craftsy platform is that it’s available 24/7. I have enjoyed several classes in the last and can’t wait for yours!

  33. Mary Carroll says:

    I have enrolled in more Craftsy classes than I’ve completed. The ones that haven’t been completed were purchased when they were on sale. I’ve gone for ones that I think will add the most skills. I am not sure when I first heard of you, Christa, but I’ve kept an eye out for you for a long time. I’m ready to see this class.

  34. Jan B. says:

    I’m looking forward to your class, Christa! Yes, I have taken several Craftsy classes, even though video is not my favorite method of learning. I get impatient and want to jump forward and backward to my specific interest of the moment, and in video, that is more difficult to do than it is with a book. But I do learn by watching the classes, it just requires me to be more disciplined with myself to make time to watch.

  35. Alice says:

    I have taken many Craftsy quilting classes. I like to be able to refer back to the lessons any time. Looking forward to your class.

  36. Nancy says:

    I have taken several Craftsy classes and what I like about them is the ability to take a class from an instructor who may live in another part of the world. I can still get their class right in my sewing room!

  37. Marian Allen says:

    I have been Craftsy-ing for quite a while, spinning, knitting, cooking, sewing and quilting. Love the platform, can watch when I have a minute or more time, work on something and refer back to the video any time
    One thing I would like to see is the material list before I buy the class so I can see if I need to make an investment in materials or use what I have.
    Looking forward to your class

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