ChristaQuilts Giveaway – Win a $20 Gift Certificate to My Store

It’s time for another giveaway! But this one is a little different. I am still awarding the prizewinner, but the actual giveaway is being hosted by Lucy from Charm About You.


To enter, visit her blog and leave your comment there. She will randomly pick the winner from all comments at the end of the week. This gives you a chance to visit my store, and her blog. So good luck and thanks for stopping by!

You may leave comments for me here, but only comments submitted to Charm About You will count for the giveaway.

Updated February 5th – More Chances to Win!!

I almost forgot (well I did forget until now)! Faith over at Fresh Lemons is also hosting a giveaway with prizes from 10 different shops and of course one of them is mine. So here’s another chance to score another $20 gift certificate to my shop. Again, to be entered to win, you must leave a comment on her blog.

Good luck again and happy blog hopping!!

Tuesday Tools – Wooden Seam Roller Giveaway Winner

From time to time I like to blog about some of my favorite quilting tools. Several months ago as part of my favorite tools series, I first mentioned using a wooden seam roller rather than finger pressing or ironing my seams. I was frustrated at the time because I couldn’t find a wholesale source for these so that I could sell them in my store.

Wooden Seam Roller

Wooden Seam Roller

Then I took a class from Deb Karasik who turned me onto the idea of using a wooden wallpaper roller as a pressing tool for paper piecing. Eureka! Not only does it do the job, but it is wider than my original tool which makes it easier to “seam press” regular blocks, too.

In fact, I will be showing how I used the wooden seam roller in my next DIY quilt tutorial tomorrow!  So now I’m happy to say I have these tools available in my shop. And I’m even happier to say that I’ve decided to give one away to one lucky blog reader.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me what quilting project you are currently working on. You can even include a link to your blog  in your comments if you want to share a picture of it!

On Friday around 5 PM Pacific Time, I will randomly select one winner from all of the comments posted. I will update this blog at that time to announce the winner (and will also contact him or her separately via email.) So good luck this week and happy pressing!

Updated – We have a winner!!!

First of all I want to share how much fun it was to read about what everyone was working on. Thank you all for your wonderful comments – I do read them all!

Congratulations to Brooke who said “I’m working on a quilt using Sweetwater’s Notworthy…Simply Woven quilt tutorial from Moda Bake Shop.”

Enjoy your seam roller and let me know how you like it. 🙂

Final Giveaway of the Year – Pearl Bracelets Fabric Winner

I am excited to announce my final giveaway of the year! Lizzy House’s fantastic Pearl Bracelets collection has finally arrived – in 26 colorful hues.

Bright Pearl BraceletsPastel Pearl Bracelets

I was so happy to get them. I had only seen them previously on random blogs and in books here and there. The scale is a little larger than I imagined  – each complete pearl measures about 3.25 inches across – but that just makes them more interesting!

One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate for my store, good for any 8 Pearl Bracelet fat quarters of your choice. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which color is your favorite.

Thank goodness Lizzy gave them all fun names – their color names are listed next to each fabric picture on my website.

This contest runs through the end of the year, Monday December 31, 2012 at 9 PM Pacific time, Midnight Eastern. I will post the winner’s name here on my blog. Good luck!

Updated 12/31/2012 – We have a winner!

Congratulations to Mara who said,

“Grape Jelly, sounds yummy and looks yummy!”

Well, Mara, you have a lot of yumminess coming your way! I will email you separately so you can pick out your favorite pearl bracelet fat quarters.

Thank you all for your comments and look forward to more giveaways to come in the new year!

Laurel Burch Fabric Giveaway Winners

I’m continuing my giveaway frenzy through the end of the month! It started at the end of November when I found out about all these great blogs hosting fun giveaway blog hops. The last one ended last week and I was sort of going through withdrawals so I decided to host 2 more through the end of the year.

Today’s giveaway will go through next Monday, Christmas Eve,  and then I’ll do a final one through the end of the year. It will be a fun Christmas gift for whoever wins. 🙂

To celebrate the arrival of Laurel Burch’s brand new Fabulous Felines I will give 2 lucky blog followers one of her Fabulous Feline Panels!

Laurel Burch PanelLaurel Burch Panel

They come in two colorways – bright or blue. When I first started quilting I wasn’t quite sure what to do with panels, but they are some of my best sellers because of their convenience and versatility.

Here’s how to enter: leave a comment on this post giving me some more ideas about what you like to make with panels, or any other Laurel Burch fabric for that matter.

I will be accepting comments until December 24th at 9 PM Pacific Time (Midnight Eastern). I will randomly pick a winner at that time and post the name here on this blog post.

And just so no one feels left out, everyone can use the special coupon code below to save 10% on ANY Laurel Burch fabric order from my store, good through 12/31/2012.

Enter code LAUREL12 in the coupon box at checkout for this one-time discount.

I love to see and read about everyone’s creativity!! (In fact if you email me pics of any project you make using Laurel Burch fabrics or any other fabric you got from me, I’ll probably want to share it for show and tell on my blog!)

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Updated 12/24/2012 10:30 PM

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments. It was so great to read all of your ideas and suggestions on what to do with these lovely panels. My mind is now full of ideas!!

We have our 2 panel winners!

Congratulations to Beulah who said,

“I’ve honestly never used a panel for a panel…they always end up cut apart. These panels would be used cut apart as well…many possibilities. 1 image would most certainly adorn the back of a denim jacket! Other options: book jackets or journal covers, travel pillows, tea cozy, placemats, reading buddies, wall hangings, gift bags, wall hangings, infinity scarves, art smocks…..”

and also to Barb N. who had this great idea,

“Oh goodness, I’d make a really bright lap quilt using each panel section as the focal fabric with coordinating bright colors all around. It would be a quilt to make you happy! Lots of possibilities with Laurel Burch.”

I will contact both of you immediately via email. I sure hope you make something fun and email me a finished picture of your project!

Blog Hop Party Giveaway! Now Through December 15

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysIt’s time again for another fun blog hop party, hosted by Michelle from The Quilting Gallery.

Visit hundreds of blogs and enter for your chance to win.

Just click on the image at right or this link to join the fun!

One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to my quilt shop, to spend on anything you wish!


It’s easy to enter: simply leave a comment telling me what you’d buy if you won! While you are visiting, you can also sign up for my website newsletter and be one of the first to find out about my Daily Deals, Weekly Specials, and more.

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, and a flat international rate of just $10, no matter how much you buy!

I will select one winner at random and post their name here on my blog. I’ll also notify them via email. Contest ends Saturday, December 15th at Midnight Eastern Time (9 PM Pacific).

Good luck and happy blog hopping!

Updated December 15 – We Have a Winner!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Lisa McGriff who has won a $20 Gift Certificate to my store!

On what she would buy if she won, her comment (chosen at random) was, “Probably the Hex n More Ruler!”

Great choice Lisa 🙂

Thanks to all of you who participated. It was fun to read all of your comments and participate in this hop!!

Giveaway Day Blog Hop – Win a Charm Pack of Your Choice

Giveaway DayDecember is turning out to be a great month for giveaways!

I just gave away 2 pairs of Machingers gloves last week. Now I am participating in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day which actually lasts all week long! (Plus there’s another giveaway fest sponsored by the Quilting Gallery starting next week on December 10th.)

Here’s my giveaway: I am offering one free charm pack of your choice to 2 lucky readers! To enter,  leave a comment on this post stating which charm pack you’d love to get your hands on. Here are just a few samples out of all the charms I offer:

Sew Stitchy Charm Pack

Farmers Market Charm Pack

Mod Century Charm PackBella Solids Charm Pack

You can visit my web store at to see which charms I have in stock. What’s more – if you don’t want to wait to win the contest, you can fill your stash with your favorite charm packs because they are on sale at 20% off all during the contest!

While you are visiting, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter and blog so you can stay informed of all the latest and greatest “quilty” stuff!

The contest runs through Friday, December 7th at 5 PM PST and two winners will be chosen at random from all comments received (one comment per person, please). I will post the winning names here on this post at that time and will also contact them via email.

My giveaway is open to everyone, both in the US and across the world.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Updated 7:15 PM, Friday December 7th – We Have Our Winners!!

Thank you everyone who commented. This was a fantastic giveaway and this is the most comments I’ve ever received on a single post so that was exciting, too. By far the most popularly requested charm pack was “Sew Stitchy” – I love that one, too!

Congratulations to these 2 winners below, chosen at random. I will be emailing you directly on how to claim your charm pack from my store at

Sara from who said, “Love the Domestic Bliss charm pack!”

Terry from who commented, “Would love Pat Sloan Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Charm Pack…thanks for the chance!”

Thanks for participating – this contest is now closed.

Christa’s Quilt Links – Linky Parties and Blog Hop Giveaways

I’ve been having so much fun surfing the web and discovering so many fantastic quilting blogs! Did you know that many bloggers have fun linky parties where you can share your work and be inspired by others?

UFO Sundays on the Free Motion Quilting ProjectThe Free Motion Quilting Project – Leah Day offers  a chance to bust through your pile of UFO’s with her linkup every Sunday.

Each Wednesday she demonstrates a new free-motion quilting design along with a link-up party for that, too.

Plum and JunePlum and June – On Mondays, Beth asks a fun question each week.

You get to  answer with a linkup to any sewing project you are currently working on.

Canoe Ridge Creations – Also on Mondays, Megan inspires us with Sew Modern Monday, a chance for you to show off your modern creations.

Her style is bright and clear and she serves up plenty of hand-made inspiration.

Fresh Poppy DesignQuilt Story – Each week, sisters Heather and Megan host Fabric Tuesday, a fun linkup where you can share your projects.

It’s not  just limited to quilts, and the work they do is fantastic!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedFreshly Pieced – WIP Wednesdays are the focus of Lee’s fresh, fun and colorful blog.

She occasionally features guest posters with lots of great inspiration, too.

Please leave me a comment and let me know about any other linky parties that you participate in so we can share more of the fun!

While you are surfing around, be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate in these fun giveaway hops in the next couple of weeks:

Sew Mama Sew launches their giveaway day this coming Monday, December 3rd. Lots of blogs will be participating and will give away fun handmade items along with sewing and craft supplies. Can you say free fabric??? It should be fun!

The Quilting Gallery will be hosting their 5th anniversary blog hop party beginning Monday, December 10. Hundreds of different blogs will be hosting giveaways all at the same time. What a great chance to find some new fun blogs and win cool “quilty” prizes!

Sew and Tell and Giveaway Winners!

I quilted all weekend on my Charming Chevrons quilt and am really pleased with the progress so far. It was pure bliss to sew for hours on end while my hubby entertained the kiddos with movies and games. But more about that later. Here’s a sneak peek, and I’ll post more pictures on this week’s Do-It-Yourself Quilt Along.

Christa's Charming Chevrons

Diana, AKA Quilting Grandma sent me a picture of her version of Charming Chevrons, made from Berenstain Bears Charm Packs. Aren’t the colors just wonderful?? I love how she added the extra borders, and her choice of solid green for the background is just awesome!

Diana's Chevrons

And I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of Martha from Illinois, modeling her Machingers Quilting Gloves on her new Tiara machine. I have to say I’m a little bit jealous of all that quilting space under the machine!

Quilting with Machingers

That got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be fun to win some of my favorite gadgets and quilting tools I talk about? Since I just reviewed Machingers Gloves last week, I’m going to give two lucky readers each a pair of gloves to try out.

It’s easy to enter, simply post a comment (any comment) and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll randomly select 2 winners and post their names here on the blog. I’ll also notify them via email. Contest ends this Friday, November 30th at 9PM Pacific Time (Midnight Eastern).

Good luck!

Updated November 30th, 9:30 PM

Thank you all for participating. This was a fun contest to run and all of the comments were much appreciated! We now have our winners!

The first winner, drawn at random is:


Right now, I’m using a pair of slightly textured gardening gloves. The disadvantage is that they’re fairly bulky and not particularly grippy. The advantage is that I can blame any quilting gaffes on the gloves ;-) Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

The second winner, also drawn at random is

Evelyn H:

I haven’t done your Chevron quilt, but I made the Jolly Jelly Roll. I love that pattern. I would love a pair of the quilting gloves, which are on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for doing this and for your fun tutorials.

Congratulations, ladies! I will be emailing you shortly with your winning prize!

And the Winner is… (with another chance to win fabric!)

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in my blog hop party and fabric giveaway hosted by the Quilting Gallery. Make sure you visit their website for more upcoming fun – I’m sponsoring a few of their weekly contests and their fall block party so check it out!

It was such fun to read everyone’s comments and see what they would buy if they won. It also gave me a good idea of what fabrics are most popular among my blog readers. I randomly chose one winner from all of the posts I received. And the winner is……..

Tanya H. who said, “I like American Jane. Thanks for chance to win.”

Congratulations, Tanya! You have won a $20 gift certificate to my online fabric store, You can spend this gift certificate however you choose! I will be contacting you separately via email on how to redeem your prize.

Now, for all of you who did not win, guess what – there’s still hope! I sponsor a couple of crafty/quilting blogs out there and 2 of them are featuring my shop on their blogs with another giveaway this week!

For details, please visit or These contests end soon, so hurry on over for you next chance to win!

Blog Hop Party and Fabric Giveaway!

I have jumped on the blog hop party wagon! I’ve been reading lots of quilting blogs recently and  have discovered this fascinating world of tutorials, inspiration, freebies and giveaways. (I know many of you have known about these for years – I’m a little late to the party!)

Anyway, you’ll notice I have implemented many of those ideas here on my blog like my Jolly Jelly Roll quilt tutorial, with a new tutorial starting next week.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

To keep the inspiration coming, I decided to join up with the Quilting Gallery and participate in their Blog Hop Party. From August 26th – September 3rd you can check out the hundreds of participating blogs with a chance to win something from each host!

For my giveaway, I will be offering a $20 gift certificate to spend on fabric or anything else that catches your eye at Here’s how to enter:

Go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. Quickly browse around to see what I have to offer. Then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me what you would buy if you win! I will randomly select one person from all the comments as my winner.

This contest is open to everyone; I am happy to ship worldwide. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog on September 4th. Happy hopping!