The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised: 12 Updated Step-by-Step Projects• Illustrated Stitch Guide, Including Silk Ribbon Stitches
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For nearly 30 years, The Crazy Quilt Handbook has been the essential guide to learning the art of crazy quilting (28 years in print, with over 230,000 copies sold!) Now this must-have resource has been updated with new stitches and techniques. The 3rd edition includes a history of crazy quilting, 12 beautiful projects to make, a dictionary of 37 embroidery and silk ribbon stitches, and detailed instructions for additional embellishments. Benefit from Judith's wealth of knowledge on colors, fabrics, piecing, embroidery, appliqué, embellishing, beading, photography, painting, dyeing, and more.
beautiful tatted and crocheted edges, or fancy embroidered initials. Some have four decorated corners that make great triangular overlays. Hankies generally add a soft, feminine touch as well as a feeling of old-fashioned elegance. Medallions DIP DYEING Be sure to use plastic gloves and an apron for this process! 1. Make up 2 different colors of Colorhue dyes and pour them into shallow containers—I use a muffin pan. 2. Cut a length of lace about 2 yards long. 3. Dampen the lace and then roll
as Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue ●● Darning needle and heavy thread ●● Water-erasable pen ●● FABRICS: 2 squares 6˝ × 6˝ of muslin for foundations ●● Small pieces of 6 to 8 fancy fabrics (solids, prints, and textures) ●● 1 rectangle 6˝ × 15˝ of fancy fabric for lining and backing ●● 1 rectangle 6˝ × 15˝ of fleece or needle-punched batting ●● 72 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition Crazy Quilting and Embellishments 1. Trace the oval pattern onto template plastic and cut out along the
white for clouds. Let the paint dry completely. The rest of the paint will be added to dry fabric. on the muslin square. 2. Fill in the square with crazy quilting. Try not to crowd the 3. Embroider the garden flowers. Follow the stitch guide and refer to Stitch Dictionary for help with the stitches. 4. Embellish and embroider the crazy quilt areas. Add beads, buttons, and doodads if desired. 4. Paint the tree shapes that are behind the fence by dabbing 5. Square up the block to 9˝ × 9˝. in 2
Needles (embroidery, chenille, and tapestry) ●● Lace, ribbons, and trims for embellishments ●● 78 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition Beads, Nymo beading thread, and #10 sharps needle ●● Buttons and doodads ●● 10˝ × 13˝ piece of template plastic ●● 2 yards each of 5 cords for purse cording ●● Glue, such as Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue ●● Water-erasable pen ●● For floral overlay: 10 silk ribbons, 4mm, in floral colors ●● 5 silk ribbons, 4mm, in green ●● 2 silk ribbons, 7mm, for loop
design flow. With this number of fabrics you have freedom of choice. ●● For 4 crazy quilt blocks Use 14 to 18 fabrics. Be sure to have enough of each fabric so it can be used twice in each block. Make sure the highlight fabrics travel through all the blocks. ●● For 12 to 20 crazy quilt blocks Choose about 30 fabrics. This way you can have several selections of a chosen color—such as 5 blacks, 5 greens, 5 purples, 5 rusts, 5 golds, and 5 blues. The highlight fabrics can travel throughout the