Saturday, June 8, 2013

Christa Quilts - and free quilt-alongs!

Today I'd like to introduce you to a new sponsor and new-to-me online fabric resource, Christa Quilts

Christa from Christa Quilts is a long-time quilter but is relatively new to modern quilting. She's had her online shop for several years now but is in the process of incorporating more modern lines into her selection.
Christa's favorite fabrics are solids, and she stocks over 100 different Kona solids. In fact, her Charming Chevrons quilt (which hung at QuiltCon and was a recent blogger's quilt festival viewer's choice winner) is made entirely from Kona Solids. If you want to make a quilt like this one, Christa has a step-by-step quilt along with multiple tutorials to create this quilt - including tutorials for the straight line and pebble quilting! Kits are still available in several color options.
In addition to managing her store full time, Christa loves to blog nearly every day and share her original quilt designs with a series of other free quilt alongsEach quilt-along has a well-organized series of posts with step by step instructions and tutorials (everything from choosing fabrics and rotary cutting, to piecing, quilting and binding) to finish an entire quilt and many of them still have kits available. Go here to see the list of free quilt alongs. Seriously, if you are looking for helpful step-by-step tutorials to finish a quilt, you should check them out.
She's just started a brand new free quilt along this week called String of Pearls which features Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets, along with solids. Kits are available for this quilt - what a perfect way to get the variety of colors of that Pearl Bracelet collection, with out having to buy big pieces. Although, if you are looking for Pearl Bracelet fabric yardage, Christa has a huge selection of that too, including fat quarter bundles.

And to make it even better: Christa is offering a special offer on all kits to go with her quilt alongs. Just use the code CQA2013 to save 10% off your entire order of kits and fabric supplies through Saturday, June 15, 2013. There is also free shipping on all US orders!

PS: Christa also carries those nifty new Olfa Splash cutters!

4 comments:

CathyK said...

I just ordered a kit last night! It looks like a great shop and a valuable resource for quilts, etc.

Michele said...

I really like her quilt alongs but I don't have time at the moment to join one. Hopefully next time.

Dawn P said...

I SO love these quilts! The second one really makes me want to go to my craft room now and start! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

John'aLee said...

Oh I am in love with that first quilt!