A Little Bit About Me
Hi, I’m Claudia and I’m excited to share my creations with you here.
I’ve been a quilter for over 30 years and, while I enjoy all sorts of crafts, I really love making things with fabric. After buying fabric for so long, I’ve collected a lot of it, and one of my goals is to use up what I have to make room for more!
I have been quilting for over 30 years and I’ve been writing online articles about a variety of topics for about 10 years. 4 years ago I started my own website and business where I write all sorts of free patterns, craft projects and tips. I have been an Island Batik Brand Ambassador and Pattern Designer since 2021.
My YouTube channel currently has over 35,000 subscribers and in April of 2022 I was named one of YouTube’s Women Creators on the Rise. I make videos of all sorts of quilting projects and tutorials. One of my craft projects was published in Woman’s World Magazine.
In 2022 I began selling some of my patterns and quilt. They can all be found in my Etsy shop.
I am happy to speak with your guild or shop. You can find out more about my programs here.
Connect With Me On Social Media
I’d love to connect with you on social media. You can find links to all of my sites here.
On the home front, I’m the proud mom of a beautiful daughter and am married to a terrific guy who always has the patience to help me with the technical side of this site. I’m not sure if I would have been able to get it started without their support.
Mary Jo OsbornNovember 25, 2020 at 1:54 PM
I would like to know where I find how much material I need to buy for the entire quilt.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsNovember 25, 2020 at 2:12 PM
Sorry – But I don’t know what quilt you are talking about? Are you looking for a specific pattern?
GeneAnn HallDecember 25, 2020 at 3:32 PM
I am going to make your bandana quilt for a friend, we both love it! How do you think would be the
best way to enlarge it to a queen size? I have a couple of ideas but would appreciate your input. Thank you! your quilts are amazing!
best way to make it into a queen size?
createwithclaudia_7j76hsDecember 26, 2020 at 5:56 AM
Thanks so much for the kind comments. I appreciate it. I’m so glad you like this quilt. Here are 3 options you might want to consider. 1) You could add one row of half square triangles to the top and to the bottom and to the left and right. That would get it to about 72 x 90 (still a bit short for a generous queen size). 2) Add 2 rows to the top and bottom and 1 row to the left and right. That would get it to about 90 x 90 (a really generous queen size). 3) Another option could be adding a coordinating border, but that would change up the overall look. Good luck!
GeneAnn HallDecember 26, 2020 at 10:03 AM
I was thinking about your second option…bigger is always better! Thank you for your quick reply! I will post a picture when it’s finished…she wants it by February! Better get busy!
Estelle Del PortoJanuary 10, 2021 at 2:34 PM
What is “découpage glue as opposed to regular white Elmer s glue in the covered can with fabric project ?
kathyJanuary 23, 2021 at 12:21 AM
In the quilt pictured I believe you call it the kite quilt did you attach the colored batiks on the quilt or were they sewn in the same time you made the background squares ?
createwithclaudia_7j76hsJanuary 23, 2021 at 4:41 AM
I think you are talking about a quilt that is not in the picture on this post. If you are talking about my freeform one on a beige scrappy background that was in my year in review article, then all of those fabrics were pieced. There were not appliquéd on. In the picture in this article all of the quilts are also pieced.
Melanie BronsonJanuary 25, 2021 at 9:34 AM
Hi there, thank you for sharing all your wonderful work. I would like to know how you made such perfect quilting lines on your quilts specifically the free form denim quilt. I would love to quilt mine like that but not sure how you got the perfect lines.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsJanuary 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM
Thank you. My quilting lines may look straight, but don’t look too closely. I do use a walking foot called an accufeed which is like a walking foot. That helps me, but like I said, don’t look too closely. The denim quilt was harder to quilt, but I used a stronger needle. Thanks again for the kind compliment.
Rhonda PerezApril 8, 2021 at 1:28 AM
I was happy to find your U tube channel. I’m enjoying it. I am going to do your mystery quilt a long and have a question. Would it look nice in Asian fabric? Thanks Rhonda
createwithclaudia_7j76hsApril 9, 2021 at 6:26 AM
I think it would look good in all kinds of fabrics. I love Asian fabric with the pretty designs. Make sure to read this post that has some fabric tips in it. https://www.createwithclaudia.com/2020/11/stars-of-the-prairie-mystery-quilt/ Thanks for stopping by!
Janice CassinelliMay 4, 2021 at 7:02 PM
Sometime back I printed a copy of your pattern Swirling Leaves Table Runner. There was no notation of block size. I am having difficulty figuring the block size. If it should be 9″ or 9 1/2″. Are there more detailed instructions for this runner.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsMay 5, 2021 at 5:11 AM
Thank you for this comment. I realized I never said that in the blog post, only on the video! Good catch! The blocks should measure 8 1/2″ square. Each half square triangle should be trimmed to 2 1/2″ square. Here is the original blog post (corrected). https://www.createwithclaudia.com/2020/10/swirling-leaves-quilted-table-runner-pattern/
Janice CassinelliMay 5, 2021 at 11:22 AM
MaggiJuly 24, 2021 at 7:31 PM
Hi Claudia, I love your YouTube channel, and your generosity sharing your patterns. Would it be possible for our guild to have a workshop and teach one of your free.patterns?
We would obviously attribute the pattern to you and would be happy to annotate the workshop with ” Pattern generously provided by Claudia.
Please feel free to. decline our request, there will be no hard feelings.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsJuly 27, 2021 at 6:17 AM
Thank you so much Maggi and thanks for asking. Yes, you can use one of my free patterns and attribute it to Create with Claudia. I’d love to know which one you decide to teach and if you or any of your guild members post to social media, make sure to tag me #createwithclaudia so I can see the work! Thanks again!
Cheryl MJuly 28, 2021 at 7:55 PM
Just “found” you today — ask recommended by YT. Watched your disappearing rail-fence scrap quilt video — LOVE it! I’ll be following along.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsJuly 30, 2021 at 7:14 AM
Welcome! Glad you are here!
Lucy DeHardeJuly 31, 2021 at 11:05 PM
I just came across your Disappearing Rail Fence and LOVE it!! I’m writing to ask permission to share it with my quilt guild of 18 ladies. I would write on it….reprinted with permission for use as education for Cotton Pickin’ Quilt Guild. All members would be encouraged to visit your website and sign up for your newsletter. I really, really, really hope to hear from you soon!
createwithclaudia_7j76hsAugust 9, 2021 at 6:32 AM
Thanks for asking. I was on vacation so I just saw this. Yes, you can share the block as long as you direct people to my website or YouTube link to the pattern. I’m glad you like the block. It’s a fun one. Again, thanks for asking!
Deb SecreastFebruary 24, 2022 at 5:56 PM
I am writing for your permission to use your pattern instructions for the disappearing rail fence and share them with my quilting group. I’ve wanted to make this block and since I have to do a demo next month, I’ve selected your block. Will direct everyone to your website and gladly give credit where due. Thanks you
Pam DurantNovember 7, 2021 at 2:17 PM
Claudia, Do you do zoom meetings with guilds? Zoom workshops? If you could contact me with rates then we could talk about your availability on the day and time we meet. Thanks, Pam
createwithclaudia_7j76hsNovember 11, 2021 at 9:02 AM
Hi Pam – I will get in touch with you. thank you for reaching out.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsNovember 11, 2021 at 9:06 AM
Pam – I sent you an email. If you don’t get it, check your spam folder. Sometimes my emails go there. Thanks again.
Leanna Lynn DavisDecember 25, 2021 at 6:49 PM
Hi Claudia — I am going to be doing a program for out Nacogdoches Quilters Guild on disappearing blocks. I would like to use your Disappearing Rail Fence Pattern as a handout with your permission. Of course, I will give you credit for the pattern and direct everyone to check out your site (which I love by the way). Happy Quilting!
createwithclaudia_7j76hsDecember 27, 2021 at 8:37 AM
Thank you so much Leanna – I’m glad you like the block and my website. I hope your guild enjoys making the quilt block. I really appreciate you asking me. Have a lovely day!
Jennifer SmithJanuary 30, 2022 at 3:45 AM
I have 3 stamps from WWII – sentimental. Is it possible you can make a necklace or bracelet for me and I pay you? Thank you. I’m not artistically inclined at all.
createwithclaudia_7j76hsJanuary 31, 2022 at 6:03 AM
Sorry – I don’t make custom items but thank you for asking.
Deb SecreastFebruary 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Hello Claudia. I would like your permission to use your disappearing rail fence pattern and share it with my quilt group, South of the Bridge. I’ll be sure to direct everyone to you website and give you proper credits for your talents. Thank uou
createwithclaudia_7j76hsFebruary 25, 2022 at 5:14 AM
Hi and thanks for asking. You are welcome to share the pattern. Have fun quilting!
Amy ColemanFebruary 28, 2022 at 8:59 AM
Is there a video or pattern for the quilt you are leaning on in the picture with the stars on black and whites?
createwithclaudia_7j76hsMarch 2, 2022 at 6:37 AM
Unfortunately there is not. I used the tutorial from HQ stitch which you can find here: https://hqstitch.com/make-a-wonky-star/ and then I just used lots of fun scraps.
RoseApril 14, 2022 at 12:25 AM
Where can I purchase the pattern of the Disappearing Rail Fence Quilt Block
createwithclaudia_7j76hsApril 18, 2022 at 7:05 AM
Hi Rose – This is a free pattern on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/v_JkahCywZo. Here is my blog post about it: https://www.createwithclaudia.com/2021/07/how-to-make-a-disappearing-rail-fence-quilt-block/ Glad you like the block. It is a fun one to make.