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November 11, 2021
Favorite Tools for Hand Binding from The Cloth Parcel

Binding your quilts by hand can be time consuming, but it always produces beautiful results. Admittedly, it’s not our favorite way to finish quilts (because we’re always short on time), but when we’ve spent a long time on piecing and custom quilting a quilt, it seems a shame to speed through the binding phase and […]

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January 20, 2021
Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks Part 2: Tools of the Trade from Christa Quilts

To be successful with machine quilting, especially on a home sewing machine, the right tools can make all the difference. Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite tools and supplies that make the job easier. This is by no means an exhaustive list. And if you have a tool or tip you love that’s not listed here, please be sure to share it in the comments so we can all learn from each other!

Sewing Machine with Drop in Table

Having a large work surface will help as you scrunch and smoosh your quilt through the machine. My ...

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January 4, 2021
Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks Part 1 of 9: Introduction from Christa Quilts

Today I’m excited to kick off a 9 part series on Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, especially since I’ve written and taught on this topic extensively over the last few years. This week’s post will serve as an introduction to the series, and also as the landing page where I’ll update each of the links below as they are written.

Christa Quilts

I’m also happy to answer your machine quilting questions. So don’t be shy – ask you questions in the comments and I ...

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December 30, 2019
Paper Pieced Primrose Quilt Along Starts Next Week!! from Christa Quilts

Are you planning on learning to foundation paper piece in the new year? With my Pieced Primrose pattern, learning this skill is much easier than you’d think!! Be sure to let me know in the comments if you’ve done paper piecing before, or if this will be your first experience with it.

Pieced Primrose Quilt Pattern

The fun begins on Monday, January 6th with weekly posts ...

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