Machine Quilting with Style!

I’m thrilled to be part of the Machine Quilting with Style blog hop today!  Christa Watson‘s new book is chock full of amazing information about quilting your quilts on your home sewing machine.

I don’t recall exactly how Christa and I first crossed paths online, but I’ve been lucky enough to meet Christa in person as well.  She is one of those people you just like instantly – enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun and always upbeat!

Detail of quilting on Rain – I love the use of colored thread!

I knew Christa was an accomplished quilt designer and quilter, but I was seriously impressed by a half hour demo she did at Quilt Market last spring.  My regular readers know that free-motion quilting is not my strong suit and I was blown away by the constant stream of ideas and information that Christa passed on during her demo.  Machine Quilting with Style contains all that and more.  Christa has included lots of information about batting, thread, pressing, setting up your quilting space, how to hold and position the quilt for quilting, stopping and starting, as well as 18 different quilting designs.

Facets might be my favorite quilt – hard to say though!

Machine Quilting with Style covers both quilting with a walking foot and free-motion quilting – making it the ideal book for those wanting to quilt their own quilts.  Christa discusses each of the quilting designs and then shows a great quilt featuring that design.

Vote here for your favorite quilt and see if it is chosen for the quilt along Christa will be hosting in January!

Christa has organized a mega blog hop – check out all the participants below:

Plus, there will be additional stops on the hop from the awesome people listed below. They will be sharing their insights including book reviews, interviews, sample blocks, and other interesting content you won’t want to miss.

All images courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane.

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 01:17h, 23 September Reply

    I love FMQ! Christa's book has some really great design ideas that I would love to use in my quilting. Thanks for the review.

  • quilter
    Posted at 17:24h, 22 September Reply

    I need to learn this, can't afford to pay to get all my quilts professionally quilted, thanks!

  • Anne / Springleaf Studios
    Posted at 15:49h, 22 September Reply

    It's been fun to follow this hop. I'm with you Debbie in not loving the quilting part so much. It's a hangup I really need to get over.

  • quilter
    Posted at 13:29h, 22 September Reply

    This is fun, thanks for all the effort/work!

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