Spoonflower is Giving up to 50 Winners
a Free 1-Yard Block of Fabric!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Contests & Giveaways, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Spoonflower to offer a special giveaway featuring Craftsy quilting instructor Angela Walters’ fabric panels for Spoonflower.

Important: To enter for a chance to win, register for Craftsy or login with your existing account by clicking here.

Once you’ve entered, read on below where Angela explains her inspiration for designing these fabric panels!

Craftsy & Spoonflower team up with Craftsy instructor Angela Walters


My quilting career began at the side of Grandpa Ford, my husband’s grandpa. Over ten years ago, he patiently showed me how to make quilts and was my sewing partner. A few years after that, he encouraged me to buy a quilting machine. Even though I didn’t even know what a quilting machine was, I agreed.

Anyone who knew Grandpa Ford knew that he never ever saw a quilt that he didn’t like! He would buy old quilt tops at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets, no matter what condition they were in or how ugly they were. Once my machine was delivered and set up, Grandpa gave me all his quilt tops to practice quilting.

It was on those old quilt tops that I learned how to machine quilt. Fast forward several years and many quilts later. When I am teaching machine quilting classes, I encourage quilters to practice free-motion quilting on a quilt. Doing so helps the quilter learn how fill in areas and work their way around the quilt.

When I was working with Craftsy to put together my class, Machine Quilting Negative Space, I immediately thought about putting together a collection of quilt panels. Quilt panels are great for practicing quilting. It’s the best of both worlds! Quilters can practice quilting within the context of a quilt without having to take the time to piece a quilt top.

Designing the three quilt panels to use in the class was even more fun than making a quilt. It was hard to pick out just a few colors and layouts! I finally picked three layouts, each of them in three different colorways.

My hope is that by having quilt panels that are readily available through Spoonflower, quilters that take my class will feel encouraged to practice the techniques that they learn.

Happy Quilting!

Craftsy & Spoonflower team up with Craftsy instructor Angela Walters



  1. Tracy Canham says:

    I’d love to enter but you haven’t said how.

    1. MikeD says:

      Sorry folks. Temporary glitch, but the link should be working now.

  2. Betsy says:

    Thank you sew much for the chance.

  3. 2Little Monkeys says:

    Is there a problem with the link in this post? It takes me to the Spoonflower website (not the sign in) and I don’t see how to enter the giveaway.

    1. Michael says:

      Sorry for the inconvenience! There was a glitch with the post this morning, but you can enter by clicking here: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/20120920_AW_Blog1

  4. Dani says:

    I have been enjoying Angela’s class. She is a great teacher. Her fabric panels look great.

  5. Grace says:

    Wow, that’s a great idea for practice quilting! How does one enter? The link provided leads to Spoonflower, not to register on craftsy.

  6. Kathleen says:

    What a sweet story about your grandpa encouraging you to quilt and then going the extra step to buy old quilt tops for you to practice on! Lovely. And so are those practice panels you created! But as others have commented, how do we log in for a chance to win?

  7. sydneypaige says:

    I’d love to enter, too :-)

    1. Michael says:

      Hi Sydney: Our apologies for the glitch this morning. We’ve fixed the link, so you can enter by clicking here: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/20120920_AW_Blog1

  8. I reallyam enjoying this class. I know my skills will increase drastically.

  9. lynaeve says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Not sure how we register to win, but I already am a member of spoonflower and craftsy.

  10. How cool! Thanks for the chance! :)

  11. KAY says:

    I would love to win!

  12. Maria says:

    What a great idea! I just started learning to quilt about a year and a half ago. Looking forward to machine quilting a top soon!

  13. angelgrammy says:

    Thank you sew much for allowing me to enter. I would be most gratefull if I won as I am new and trying to learn all I can. :)

  14. Freida Bolin says:

    I love fabric, any fabric. I would love to win a yard of your fabric.

  15. linda kohn says:

    Cool story. How do I register?

  16. sharon says:

    Would love a chance to win, love to quilt and try new patterns

  17. I would love to win a panel! Love both the panels and Angela’s online class. Learned a lot! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  18. Cindy says:

    Love the panel. Can’t wait to try it out on my long arm

  19. Sharon says:

    Angela, you are an inspiration!!
    I love the fabric and would love to win one of the great panels!!!

    One question, can Canadians enter??
    I sure hope so!!!

  20. Gill says:

    I would love to enter! I think I have!

  21. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!! I love this fabric and the idea!!!! Thank You

  22. Ethne says:

    These are brilliant panels for developing your FMQ skills and improving your design ideas – thanks for having such a great giveaway

  23. Anne Oelke says:

    Whooo boy, These would be perfect. I just got a midarm quilter and need to practice!

  24. barbara woods says:

    would love to win thanks

  25. Doris says:

    Angela’s first book is wonderful, I’d love to try quilting with one of her panels.

  26. Cecilia says:

    These panels look great.

  27. gudrun junker says:

    love to win ,love the fabric.

  28. kris says:

    I am really enjoying the class. It’s excellent!

  29. Love the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. I will get a longarm and this will be perfect for practicing.

  30. Diane Wingo says:

    These panels are a great idea. Love learning new ideas and designs for the longarm.

  31. Jamie Lee says:

    I am ordering your book through Connecting Threads. I can’t wait to get it!

  32. Gabrielle says:

    I can’t wait to get your book from Amazon this week. Love your work

  33. Patricia says:

    I enjoyed your class very much. I learned so much and am already putting it into practice on my “practice” piece. I ordered one of the panels, but would really love another. Thanks for the offer.