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January 19, 2022
Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along Part 2: Sewing the Blocks from Christa Quilts

Welcome to the Blooming Wallflowers quilt along! In this week’s video I’ll show you how to sew your triangle in a square blocks that make the “wallflowers.” Grab a copy of the Blooming Wallflowers quilt pattern, then click play below to watch the video.

Click here to get the Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Kit

Sewing Tips – Match The Ends

If your units are die cut, you’ll want to match up the blunted edges. If they are rotary cut, you’ll have extra triangle tips that will need to be trimmed. Colorful patchwork is a great place to use ...

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January 13, 2022
Join Me For Curated Questions about Teaching Quilting! from Christa Quilts

I’m excited to announce that I’m part of an online event called “Curated Questions” brought to you by the magazine Curated Quilts. This is a series of panel discussion about different topics in the quilting industry.

Curated Questions Sessions:

  • January 18 – Teaching with panelists Irene Roderick, Carole Lyles Shaw, Christa Watson
  • January 25 – Fabric Design with panelists Carrie Bloomston, Annie Chen, Kimberly Kight
  • February 1 – Pattern Design with Nicole Daksiewicz, Mary Davis, Yvonne Fuchs, Meaghan O’Malley
  • February 8 – Book Publication with Jacquie Gering, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Riane Menardi Morrison

Click here to register for my panel – Curated ...

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January 10, 2022
Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along Part 1: Cutting from Christa Quilts

Welcome to the Blooming Wallflowers quilt along! In this week’s video I’ll show you how to cut out the entire quilt using regular rotary cutting techniques, or AccuQuilt die cutting. Watch my full length video below and let me know what questions you have in the comments.

Click here to get the Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Pattern

Triangle Tips – Cut Mirror Image Pairs

When cutting out your triangle pairs from your dark background fabric, half of them should “face” left and half should “face” right. You can tell you’ve cut the pair correctly when one pair ...

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January 7, 2022
Learn How to Quilt with My Craftsy Classes from Christa Quilts

One of the most fun things I love about teaching others to quilt is seeing their joy when they successfully learn to make a quilt from start to finish! I know not all of you can come see me in person, so that’s where my online videos come in.

Christa Quilt Teaching

I’ve filmed 3 comprehensive video classes with  Craftsy along with being featured in a compilation video hosted by Angela Walters. So let me tell you a little bit about each one:

The Quilter’s Path – Learn how to Machine quilt

Click here to view the trailer for The Quilter ...

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January 3, 2022
Blooming Wallflowers QAL Fabric Prep from Christa Quilts

I’m going to officially start Blooming Wallflowers quilt along next week since I’m waiting on a cutting mat from AccuQuilt before I can finish up the first video. Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel so you don’t miss a thing. In the meantime, you can start prepping your fabrics. I like to prewash and starch yardage (not precuts), so check out my bonus video below!

Bonus Starching Video

I prefer to starch my fabrics before cutting. Click the image below to watch! I’m demonstrating using Good Vibes fat quarters.

AccuQuilt Dies Used

If you ...

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December 30, 2021
New Video: Spray Basting Tutorial from Christa Quilts

Whenever I share about my spray basting process, I get all kinds of great questions, so this week I put together a comprehensive video showing my method. I’m demonstrating on 3 different quilts: my smaller version of Modern Logs, my larger Hashtags quilt, and an older quilt called Improv Squares. Check out the video below and please let me know if you have any questions!

Get the Quilt Kit or Pattern

Click here to get the complete kit to make Modern Logs, made from Black, White & Bright
Click here to get the Modern Logs quilt pattern – paper booklet
Click ...

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December 28, 2021
Celebrate the New Year with 4 Free Quilt Patterns from Christa Quilts

What better way to ring in the new year, than with 4 fabulous and free quilt patterns, just for you! In case you haven’t visited my free quilt patterns page, check out each of the PDF downloads below and get ready for a quilty new year!

Free Quilt Pattern: Stacked Bricks

Made from one Black, White & Bright Strip Roll, or 1/2 Strip Roll + Rainbow Fabric.

Click here to get my free Stacked Bricks quilt pattern. You can choose from three different layouts shown above, each made from 2 1/2″ precut strips.

Use the full jelly roll for ...

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December 23, 2021
10 Days Until Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along! from Christa Quilts

We are just a week away from the end of the year (thank goodness!) and just over a week away from the start of my Blooming Wallflowers quilt along! Here are a few reminders as we anticipate this super fun event!

Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along

I’m going to be posting updates each week in all the places. That means if you follow me here on the blog and are reading this, you don’t have to do a thing. Just keep reading my blog! I’ll also be sharing the same info in my newsletter, youtube, facebook and instagram.

That may seem overwhelming ...

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December 20, 2021
Machine Binding Quilting Tutorial: New Videos Each Week! from Christa Quilts

I recently made a “grand plan” for my social media including more blogging, YouTubing, instagramming, and more. Part of that plan was to release a new video tutorial each week! Subscribe to my ChristaQuilts YouTube channel to get instantly notified when a new one drops. My latest tutorial shows how to machine bind a quilt 2 different way. Click below to watch:

The two quilts I’m showing in this video are Color Weave and Infrastructure.
Click here to grab the PDF quilt patterns to make one just like it.

If you have any questions about my process, please leave ...

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December 17, 2021
Why I Love to Design My Quilts in EQ8 from Christa Quilts

It’s no secret that I’m a cheerleader for the quilting industry. One of my favorite things is being an ambassador for companies whose products I love. Full disclosure: I’m not paid for this other than getting a few free or discounted products here & there, but that’s not why I do it. I sing these companies’ praises because I LOVE their stuff and want everyone to have as much fun quilting as much as I do!! (And yes, I’ve turned down plenty of opportunities from companies who DON’T float my boat!!)

Christa and EQ at QuiltCon 2017
Electric Quilt Co. showcased ...

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December 15, 2021
Christa Quilts Live! Episode 4 – Variegated Thread from Christa Quilts

I sure hope you are enjoying my live chats! They happen every Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time in my Christa Quilts Group on Facebook. Then I post the replays here on the blog and over on my YouTube channel. Click the image below to watch the chat about quilting with Variegated Thread.

My Favorite Machine Quilting Thread

Here is my Variegated Thread collection from Aurifil. I find myself using these more and more for all of my machine quilting. I can usually quilt an entire throw sized quilt from just one spool of thread.

Christa Quilts Variegated Thread

Click here to get any ...

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December 13, 2021
Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along Schedule from Christa Quilts

I’m thrilled to be remaking my Blooming Wallflowers Quilt right along with all of you. This page will serve as the landing spot for all of the quilt along info. As I share new blog posts and videos, I’ll update those links right here, so be sure to bookmark this page and refer back to it each week in January:

Click here to get the optional Blooming Wallflowers Kit (While Supplies Last)
Click here for the intro post with the materials list and optional specialty cutting tools.

  • Monday, Jan 3 – Part 1: Cutting
  • Monday, Jan ...

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December 10, 2021
Quilting Tutorial: How to Bind a Quilt from Christa Quilts

Now that I’m back in the swing of blogging and video editing, I have a fun tutorial for you today. This is how I finished the binding on my Modern Logs Quilt made from Good Vibes fabric. I finished the stitching by hand – although you could definitely do it by machine. (Stay tuned for my machine binding tutorial soon!)

Click here, or the image below to view my quilt binding tutorial on my YouTube channel. It’s less than 10 minutes long.

Modern Logs Quilt – Good Vibes Version

Click here to get the Modern Logs Kit made from ...

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December 8, 2021
Chatting About Pattern Design: Replay Episode 3! from Christa Quilts

Now that I’ve done a few live chats, I guess it’s time to number them and call it a series, right?? This week we were chatting about my pattern design process, why I love EQ8 for quilt design, and where some of my inspiration comes from. I hope you enjoy it!! If you missed the live weekly chat in my facebook group, view the replay on my YouTube channel or click the image below:

Next week, we will be chatting about machine quilting with variegated thread with lots of fun examples!

Click here to grab my Variegated Thread ...

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December 6, 2021
The QuiltCon Reject Parade! from Christa Quilts

Every year around this time, you can see one of the most amazing virtual quilt shows on the internet: the QuiltCon Reject parade. This is everyone posting their entries into the show that did not get accepted. Now to put things into perspective, there’s usually around 1800+ entries and room for only about 300-400 of them. So that’s a LOT of quilts that don’t make it in. Without further ado, I thought it would be fun to post my entries that did not get accepted with a note about each under the image. I hope you enjoy ...

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December 2, 2021
Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along Starts in January 2022! from Christa Quilts

The best thing about blogging regularly is hosting quilt alongs once again. These are multi-week posts where I walk you through the entire process of making a quilt from start to finish. Beginning January 3, 2022 we will make my Blooming Wallflowers quilt using regular cutting, or AccuQuilt Dies – your choice!

This quilt is so fast and fun to make and it looks ...

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November 29, 2021
Join Me for the Next Christa Quilts Live Event on Tuesday! from Christa Quilts

I have to tell you how much fun it’s been share again on a regular basis. It feels like I’m keeping in touch with all of you – my quilting friends – and I sure have missed you! Keeping up with a habit is a lot easier than starting a new one, and it’s nice to be able to write a few sentences, or record a short video, without feeling like it has to be perfect, LOL!!

Today I want to remind you about Live! events that I’ve relaunched over in my Facebook group. The first one last ...

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November 26, 2021
My Christmas Wish Came True – Check out My New Christa Cabinet from Arrow Sewing! from Christa Quilts

Do you remember nearly 2 years ago when I lamented in a previous blog post that I couldn’t find the *perfect* sewing table? Well I’m happy to announce that my dream finally came true!! Meet the “Christa Cabinet” – the perfect table that I designed in conjunction with Arrow Sewing.

The Christa Cabinet – Coming Soon from Arrow Sewing!

Now before we get too far, I must tell you that as of this writing (November, 2021) the table won’t be available to purchase until May of 2022. But I can’t hold a secret that long so I ...

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November 24, 2021
Chatting About Fabric Design – Watch the Replay from Christa Quilts

Well it feels great to be back in the saddle again – quilting, blogging, and creating more fun video content. I just did a soft launch of my Christa Quilts Live! series in my Facebook Group. I uploaded the replay to my YouTube channel so you can click HERE or the image below to watch.

Each Live chat will be about 30-45 minutes covering a different topic. For next week’s chat (on Tuesday, November, 30) we will be discussing more details about my upcoming Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Along that starts in January.

This version of Blooming Wallflowers is made from ...

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November 22, 2021
See My Optical Illusion Quilt Pattern in Black, White & Bright Fabric! from Christa Quilts

Whenever I release a new line of fabric, I LOVE to see what it will look like made up into one of my previous quilt patterns. Depending on my free time, sometimes I’ll remake the quilt. But usually if time is tight, I’ll get just as much satisfaction recoloring it in EQ8 (Electric Quilt design software.)

I enjoyed recoloring Optical Illusion Using my Black, White and Bright fabric line. This line can be used ...

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