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!!
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!
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.
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:
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 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!
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 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 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
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?
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.
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!
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!
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?
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 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:
I had a fabulous time being a guest on Live with Annie Unrein – her weekly show that’s all about better bag making. Although I usually stick to sewing 2D items like quilts, it was fun to share tips and tricks for machine quilting fabric panels to make 3D items like totes, organizers, and other accessories. Click play below to watch my tips on layering & basting soft and stable and how to machine quilt it. The process is very similar to quilting a quilt!
This episode is a little longer than my usual weekly videos, but it’s worth the watch. I share an update about what’s going on around here, including more sneak peeks of my next fabric line coming soon! If you want to improve your machine quilting skills, be sure to grab one of my machine quilting books shown below. I’m happy to sign it for you and cheer you on every step of the way!