My Next Craftsy Class – Win It Before You Can Buy It!

So I have three huge projects releasing this year. #1 is my third book which comes out next month. #2 is a new thing I’ve never done before which will be shown at fall market (sorry for the tease!), and #3 is my second Craftsy class which goes live next week – Startup Library: Quilting.

To say it’s been a busy year is a bit of an understatement, but now that most of the work has been done comes the fun part – I get to tell you all about it!

Startup Library Quilting

In class, I’ll teach you how to make the colorful Friendship Stars quilt from start to finish!

Startup Library: Quilting is different from the first class I released earlier this year (The Quilter’s Path) and it’s much more in-depth. Whereas the first class focused on machine quilting and included a free quilt pattern for you to make on your own, Startup Library: Quilting takes you step-by-step through the entire process of making a quilt, while working your way through the colorful Friendship Star quilt that I designed above. It also includes the free pattern plus bonus machine quilting diagrams.

The class is geared toward those who are just discovering quilt-making for the first time, or for other crafters who are adept in their own hobby, but want to give quilting a try.

Christa Quitls - Craftsy Class Startup Library Quilting

I love sharing tips and tricks that make piecing easier and more fun!

I was really excited to teach this class because I often lament the fact that I can’t teach everything in a one-day quilting workshop! This class covers all the basics: cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding in an in-depth set of 14 lessons.

Although aimed at beginners, I think it’s a great resource for more experienced quilters who want to freshen up their binding skills, or learn how to baste and prevent puckers while quilting! Plus I’ve thrown in tons of tips throughout the class including how and why I starch my fabrics, how to cut and piece efficiently, and many more.

Friendship Stars Quilt Assembly by Christa Watson from Startup Library Quilting

The pattern to make the quilt is included in the class!

When I filmed my first class, the number one feedback I got was how nice it was that students could actually watch me manipulate a “real” quilt under the machine. Well in this class, you’ll get to watch me perform every step of the process, on an even larger quilt! I compare it to watching someone cook rather than simply reading a recipe – you’ll be able to learn all the little tricks that I do, that I don’t even realize I’m doing!!

Machine Quilting with Christa on Craftsy

The class includes all the finishing steps – basting, quilting and binding.

Giveaway – Win it Before You Can Buy It!

I’ll chat a bit more about the class next week when it launches, but in the meantime, I want to award TWO (yes 2!!) lucky winners with a free copy of the class! To enter, just leave me a comment letting me know what’s the one aspect of quilting you need a little bit more practice with. Chances are, I’ve covered it in class! I’ll choose the winners next Monday morning, before the class goes live on the site.

Of course, you are all winners in my book!! So if you haven’t yet signed up for my first class, click here to get 50% off The Quilter’s Path. Both of my classes work nicely together, as well as standing on their own individually. And the best part is, you can watch them over and over again!

Finsihed Quilt - Startup Library Quilting - Craftsy class by Christa Watson

I just love cuddling up with a freshly made quilt – don’t you??













328 thoughts on “My Next Craftsy Class – Win It Before You Can Buy It!

  1. Allison Bingham says:

    FMQ please! I take the ‘free’ too literally & end up without a pattern! I really need more guidelines. Love your classes!

  2. DeniseClason says:

    I am so anxious to start on this cute quilt!!! The style is very fun to me. Thanks for all of your great teaching on your learning videos for this project!!

  3. Heather says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! I would definitely like to conquer Free Motion Quilting. It has been a huge road block for me in finishing my own quilts.

  4. Jeannette Hogan says:

    I trip myself up trying to think about “quilting outside the box”. Need to QuickStart my creativity!

  5. Helen Davalos says:

    I need help/tips/tricks with quilting my tops. I’ve got loops down, but I want to do more. I have a Simply Sixteen with a Little Foot frame. I NEVER wanted to quilt on my Berninas, if I had started years ago, I might have been further along:).

  6. Barb Skinner says:

    FMQ still confounds me, I think I must learn differently because I can’t get the hang of meandering so any suggestions and/or tutorials are helpful…thanks!

  7. Ann says:

    I have sewed clothing mostly. Quilting seems to be a different thing. I struggle with “the 3 P’s” – patience, precision, and pressing.

  8. Sadie Jumper says:

    So glad you have filmed this class! I have two main issues- squaring up the corners and sides in quilts without borders and agonizing over the actual quilting- what design, where to start, getting started (ie, committing to a design).

  9. Elizabeth Kuntz says:

    Unless I have a pattern to follow I have a hard time thinking of something on my own. It’s the same with choosing colors. I guess it’s a mental block that I need to explore and try to get over.

  10. Rhonda H. says:

    My weaker spots include basting so that I don’t end up with wrinkles when I quilt. I must admit that basting is my absolute least favorite thing about making a quilt, so I tend to try and rush through this part.

  11. Lorraine Kovar says:

    I need help on deciding on what to quilt where. I am starting to be able to quilt feathers and other items but I can only do it on my sit down long arm. I struggle with the frame version. I think I have better control on the sit down or am more used to that type of quilting. Love your book with Angela Walters.

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