Fabric Friday – Reduced Prices on Precut Yardage Bundles

Jason and I have been enjoying managing our new precut store, seeking out new products and experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t.

If an item doesn’t sell as well as we’d like, we are not above discounting it to clear it out and make room for something new. That’s a win for us as it allows us to put our efforts into finding other exciting precuts – and it’s a win for you because you can get a great deal on some awesome fabric!

yardage_aqua12 yard bundles of chevrons, dots and gingham in a dozen different colorways!

While we loved the idea of selling precut yardage bundles (1 yard cuts of a 6-12 coordinating pieces), we’ve learned that most people would rather pick and choose their yardage; or if they want a full collection, the smaller more economical precut bundles are easier on the wallet.

yardage_lulaLula Magnolia Bundle – Under 9 bucks a yard! – Comes in 3 Colorways!

Therefore we’ve reduced the prices on all of our existing yardage bundles. The regular price for a 7 yard bundle retails at $77. However, ours are now selling for just $62 which is under 9 bucks a yard (which includes free US shipping)!!

yardage_halloweenThere are plenty of Halloween bundles on sale, too!

We have over 60 different yardage bundles, with more on the way from orders placed earlier in the year. However, once these have sold out, we won’t be carrying them anymore.

yardage_rocketThere are plenty of novelty bundles on sale – perfect for that next baby quilt!

Click here to see all our our reduced price yardage bundles and stock your stash with pretty prints!




Christa’s Soap Box: Please and Thank You – Those are Magic Words!

I wanted to share several thank you’s to those of you who read my blog, support my store, and encourage and inspire me!


I’ve reached a milestone with the number of people who follow me, and I couldn’t be more pleased that so many of you enjoy reading what I have to say. I started blogging 4 years ago as a way to express my feelings about quilting and record my works in progress. Over the years, it’s grown into so much more.

Christa's Quilt AlongWhen Jason and I started working together full time, our website was our focus and the blog was just an extra way to reach out to people. But now I spend more time blogging than I do selling and that’s just fine with me! Because of the support of so many of you, I’m able to spend more of my time doing what I really enjoy: writing, teaching, designing, and of course quilting.

christas-giveawaysNow here’s where the please comes in. I still have about 500 items left in my webstore that I’d like to clear out as fast as possible. It’s all on sale and we are just waiting for it to move out so we can reclaim some much needed space. So please, can you give these items a good home?

Click here to see all items on sale.

Christa and stash

Christa knew that “she who dies with the most fabric wins” but just couldn’t help cutting into her “stash.”

We are still selling precuts and thread but have been clearing out everything else over the last several months because frankly, it’s too labor intensive to manage. There are so many other fabulous full-service quilt shops that do a wonderful job, so we’d rather support them instead!

So thank you again for being the reason I blog! Many exciting things are in the works and I’ll continue to share them with you every day, as they happen. 🙂

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Starts Now – Everything’s On Sale!

Has the shopping craziness begun yet? Each year, Jason and I shop online for more and more of our gifts. The less time I spend having to fight crowds, the more time I have for fun sewing – yay!

Sea of Squares Kit

All kits on sale including Sea of Squares – one of my best sellers!

If you are like me and love to shop online (especially for sewing related goodies) I’ll try to make it easy on you. Many of you already know I’m clearing out my online shop full of fabric and goodies at ChristaQuilts.com.

Fat Quarter Sale

All fat quarters are on sale too – Pearl Bracelets and more!

Well, guess what? I just went through our entire inventory and have decided to put everything on sale. Yep, every single darn thing in our inventory is now on sale at least 20% to 50% off.

Dr. Seuss Fabric Sale

All novelty prints including Dr. Seuss on sale!

I had thought I would be okay selling it out slowly over time, but you know what – now I want it gone sooner rather than later! (This kind of goes along with my blog post earlier in the week about how I want things done NOW. 🙂 ) So take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales now and feel free to clean me out!!

Click here to shop our entire clearance section – just over 900 items left and getting smaller each day!

Bungalow Sale

All yardage is on sale including modern lines like Bungalow by Joel Dewberry.

It makes me happy to see all of the discarded bolts piling up and the empty shelves – someday soon we will be able to reclaim the extra work space, and I can’t wait. 🙂

Precut Shipment

The kids and I prepping our next Amazon shipment.

I’ve already been enjoying more free time to pursue the things I really want to do. And thanks to our precut store on Amazon, I still get to fondle and sell fabrics I love while working around my own schedule. It’s a win-win!

Christa Quilts Clearance (and a little bit of store history soap-boxing…)

I’ve been spending the last few weeks organizing and minimalizing, both my sewing space and my online store. I’ve had a blast selling fabrics online for the last 10 years. (Where has the time gone?) But as I’ve been hinting over the last few months, it’s time to change directions.


Teaching FMQ techniques – gotta love it!

I’m not necessarily having an all-out going-out-of-business sale because I am most certainly not going out of business. I’m just shifting my focus, and modern quilting is to blame, but in a good way.:-)

So here’s the thing: I thought I would be content to run my little online shop forever, selling all styles of quilting cottons to whomever would buy. I stocked calicoes and batiks, fun novelty prints, some solids and big name designers, plus a few modern lines.

However, it was a joke around here that “Christa Doesn’t Quilt” because all I did for several years was cut fabric and package orders. Mind you, I was very content doing this. It was a small scale thing and something I could handle in my spare time. But I wasn’t quilting (after taking up the hobby nearly 20 years ago).


Jason helping to set up my new workspace so I can sew to my heart’s content!

Enter the modern movement, which has totally rocked my world! All of a sudden I was pumped up about quilting again and I wasn’t the youngest one in the (quilting) room anymore. All these fresh sewers were making these amazingly bold and simple quilts that I wanted – no, needed – to make!

They were using solids that showed off their beautiful quilting and they were coming up with original designs that appealed to me big time. Not only that, but they were blogging, setting up modern groups left and right, sharing their work, and getting published. I simply had to be a part of it!

MQX email

Reading the email notifying me of my MQX honorable mention for String of Pearls. What a happy day that was!

So, I quickly and somewhat painfully sat down with Jason and we had a big chat about my “quilting future”. I finally came to the conclusion that what I really wanted to do was design and make quilts! Using our accounting backgrounds, we crunched some numbers and decided we could go one of two ways.

(1) We could either find warehouse space and get really big and not work from home anymore and hire managers and become a huge online store. (2) Or, we could clear out all of our store yardage (which is labor intensive to cut, package and ship) and find other ways to supplement our income.

Fabric Reps

Meeting with fabric sales reps at home. Yes, I love orange shirts!

We I chose the latter. I started designing, teaching, and showing my quilts again, and I’ve never been happier. In addition, I took the bold and scary move to start submitting my work for publication. And it’s started working.

All of this backstory is basically to tell you I’m having a huge clearance sale so I can clear out my entire inventory of yardage and fat quarters (plus all patterns, gifts and notions). I’m sure it will take several months to sell out and that’s fine. We aren’t going anywhere, so it’s not like it all needs to be gone this weekend (though that would be nice).

Love to sew!

I love to sew – don’t you?

I thank you in advance for your support, and I really appreciate that I can blog on a more personal level than what I can express in my weekly store email. Blogging for me has been very therapeutic and has enabled me to articulate my quilting vision and share it with others. 🙂

Click here to view my entire clearance section – about 600+ items are on sale (over half the store), anywhere from 20% – 50% off the original prices. It includes FREE US shipping, too!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

Celebrate National Quilting Month with a Giveaway, Free Fabric, and a Sale!

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysTo celebrate National Quilting Month, I thought I would combine a few different promotions into one huge fabric fest!

First of all, I invite you to beat the Winter Blues by joining the Quilter’s Blog Hop Party hosted by Michele at The Quilting Gallery.

For a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to my store, either follow my blog, sign up for my shop email newsletter, or join my flickr group. For a bonus entry, do all 3!


Then come back here and leave a message for me on THIS blog post saying you did, and maybe a kind word or two to make my day. 🙂

This contest is open to friends and fabric lovers all over the world. I offer free US shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase, with discounted international rates, too.

I will select one winner at random and post their name here on my blog. I’ll also notify them via email. Contest ends Thursday, March 14th at 9 PM Eastern Time (6 PM Pacific).


When visiting my store, take advantage of my fabric clearance sale up to 50% off. Then use code NQD13 at checkout to save an extra 10% off your entire order now through National Quilting Day, March 17th.

Plus, when you spend $25 or more, be sure to add a free Christa’s Candy fat quarter to your cart. (My choice of fabrics.)

Give yourself an excuse to sew or quilt all month!

Updated 3/14 7:10 PM

Thank you for your entries! We have a winner. Congratulations to Susan G. from Pennsylvania who has won a $20 gift certificate to my store. Susan – I will email you directly. Happy shopping!