Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Machine Quilting with Style and More

Today I'm joining in with the fun Christa Watson is having with her blog hop to launch her book, Machine Quilting With Style: From Walking-foot Wonders to Free-motion Favorites .

Christa and I have been online quilt buddies for a couple of years now. Our styles of quilting are pretty different, but what isn't different is the love for teaching quilting and encouraging quilters of all kinds and levels. I think we both have that down-to-earth, approachable attitude as we teach.


 We both also like to finish our own quilts and like to encourage others to quilt their own quilts too! Her book is a great primer on machine quilting with both walking foot and free motion. Giving great tips along the way, it's her numerous quilt patterns within the book that are a true treat for the eye.

She's even got a survey running alongside the blog hop to choose the pattern that with be her next quilt-along in January. Click to go to the survey to vote. Not sure what quilt to vote for? Visit the other blog stop special guests to see the quilts they've made from Christa's patterns.

I might even get around to making a top from the Little Man's Fancy pattern for my niece! It's one of those huge one block baby quilts that can be so quick to piece and leaves great spaces for quilting.

Little Man's Fancy, pattern by Christa Watson, photo by Brent Kane/Martingale

Giveaway

To celebrate her book launch as I prepare for my own shop launch, I'm running two, yes, two giveaways!

Between now and next Wednesday at 12 noon, sign up here for a chance to win my class, Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine, for free!


Because I know from the many wonderful responses I've been getting, many of you have already bought the class, so I'm thinking a ruler might be a great prize....right?  So, for a chance to win your choice of one of the three rulers shown below, make sure you have signed up for my email newsletter list (on the right sidebar) and I will choose one lucky winner at noon this Friday, September 18th from all those signed up on the list since I started it last month. This giveaway is open to anybody anywhere I can ship the package. Hubby said so! (I'm not gonna lie, I am hoping it's someone in the US or Canada, given shipping rates!)

Edited September 18th: The ruler giveaway is now ended! The chance to win my class is still open.


This a selection of four different rulers by four different manufacturers of quilting rulers. I figure whoever wins won't have at least one of these lovely tools. I'll talk about these rulers in more detail on Friday when the winner is announced and I open up my online shop at www.amysquiltingadventures.com

I'm not the only one participating today in the blog hop; Leah Day is joining in too and Sharon at Color Girl Quilts is the official blog hop stop of the day.

So go visit, learn more about Christa, her quilts, and her fabulous book. It's been such a success that Amazon has temporarily run out of Machine Quilting With Style at last check, but you can still buy it from publisher Martingale or even get an autographed copy from Christa herself!

Edited to add: Anyone who is signed up for my email newsletter is eligible for the ruler giveaway! Even if you signed up last month when I started it. To be clear, this is NOT the "follow by email" option on the left sidebar. I can't access those emails. This is the actual email newsletter which has the sign up form on the right sidebar. If you are unsure, fill out the form. It won't let you subscribe twice.

37 comments:

  1. I am already signed up for your newsletter and I have the Craftsy class. :( What's a girl gonna do? Well, I just follow along...love what you do with rulers and I keep on practicing!!!

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    1. No worries, LJ! If you’re on the newsletter list, you have a chance to win the ruler giveaway! I’m just giving folks a few days more to sign up, then I’m drawing from the whole list of subscribers. It’s not a huge list yet, so you’ve got a decent chance.

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  2. Can't wait for you to open your online store. Trying to figure which rulers to get next. Have the one that comes with the Westalee foot, but want more curves.

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    1. Well, I think we can provide you with several new curves! My goal for the day is to get them all uploaded into the shop, pictures, descriptions, etc. They’re sitting here in boxes, waiting for new homes.

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  3. I am already signed up for the newsletter. Can't wait for your store to open! OPEN! OPEN! OPEN!

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    1. I think I’m going to print your comment out and post it above my computer! Thank you!

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  4. I have been receiving your newsletter and following your blog for a while and I too have your Craftsy class. Love, love your quilting. Gives me hope that maybe someday I can do it too.

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  5. I receive your email newsletter and am interested in learning to work with rulers.

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    1. Just to be clear, this is my new email newsletter, not the “follow by email” option. I don’t think I did a very good job of explaining it in my original post, and edited it later.

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  6. Hello Amy! I already receive your newsletter, and I'm signed up for your Craftsy class. It would be nice to win a ruler. Thanks for offering your give aways!

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  7. I am a subscriber and I'm impatiently waiting for the new Bernina foot!!! ;^) Congrats on your forward motion!

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  8. So ready for your shop to open. Love to win a ruler. Thanks!

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  9. I receive your email and am hoping for a Bernina foot! Keep up the impressive work! robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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    1. Just to be clear, this is my new email newsletter, not the “follow by email” option. I don’t think I did a very good job of explaining it in my original post, and edited it later.

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  10. Thanks for being a fun stop on the hop! How generous of you to give away your class and the rulers! I'm going to have to get more of those now :-)

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  11. I have been following you for some time now, and I love watching all your videos, you make it look so easy. Thanks for the offer to win rulers, you have given me the courage to start doing ruler work. So glad that you will have an on-line shop. All the best.

    Lynne
    Lyunne

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  12. I have been following you for some time now, and I love watching all your videos, you make it look so easy. Thanks for the offer to win rulers, you have given me the courage to start doing ruler work. So glad that you will have an on-line shop. All the best.

    Lynne
    Lyunne

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  13. I have been following your newsletter and videos for some time now, and I love watching, you make it look so easy. You have given me the courage to do ruler work. Thanks for the offer.

    Lynne

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  14. I have your book, Amy and you have encouraged me more than you will ever know---thank you!

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  15. I just found you and am looking to learn some new techniques.

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  16. I just discovered your blog while following Christa's blog hop about her new book. Congratulations and best wishes for your new shop opening, Amy! I like what I've seen here and have signed up for your email newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. If I am your lucky winner, I'd like to try the ruler with one curved side and 3 straight sides.

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  17. I am signed up for the newsletter. I've never seen Rhonda's ruler-looks pretty cool! Thanks for the lessons--I need all the help I can get!

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  18. I am enrolled in the newsletter and have enrolled on Craftsy for class. Just need some rulers. Waiting for store to open. Thanks

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  19. I signed up for the newsletter, and I am so excited about your book as this year I have to be brave enough to learn to quilt on my sewing machine. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. I am signed up for the newsletter - your class looks awesome - always wanted to know how to use those new fangled rulers on a home machine!!!!

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  21. I just saw this. I hope I'm not too late to enter.

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  22. I too can't wait for your shop to open. I have also bought the class. I have followed for quite while and want to purchase rulers from your site. Winning a ruler would be great. Best of luck on this new venture. I have signed up for your news letter. Svpierie@twc.com

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  23. Your Craftsy class actually is what got me to try out the rulers and toes that I bought months ago and stared at in fear. Well, the fear is gone and I am off and running. I have lots of quilt tops that need quilting now I need batting and that curvy ruler just might be lots of fun to play with. I also can't wait for you to open your shop! Christa's book looks like something I really need too, for more ideas. I like that she ties the two quilting styles. I have a quilt that I actually did hand quilting and machine quilting one and they even go together nicely.

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  24. I've signed up for your newsletter. I enjoy learning all of the tips I can find on FMQ. I own a longarm and would love to win one of your rulers. Thanks!

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  25. Congratulations - I have your Craftsy class - it is certainily a 5 star class. Best wishes with the online shop. I am keen to become a customer. I gave the westalee foot - which I love . But keen for Bernina sell a ruler foot.
    Your blog is my favourite. You are so very generous - Thank you.

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  26. What awesome giveaways. Your are very generous. I have been wanting to machine quilting with rulers for a while. This just might be the motivation I need. Congratulations on opening your store. I am so hoping I am able to obtain a ruler foot for my machine.

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  27. Glad to see there are some rulers made to use with a DSM. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. I couldn't find your newsletter to sign for . Help!!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com
    KathyCummings

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  29. I have signed up for your newsletter and looking forward to your online shop. Christa's book looks amazing.

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  30. I'm a day late, and a dollar short, (as the saying goes) for getting in on your ruler giveaway. I am behind on reading all my emails and links due to airline travel woes, but I did order and receive Christa's signed copy of Machine Quilting with Style and signed up for your newsletter.

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