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Thread: Crazy Quilt

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I have been thinking of trying my hand with a crazy quilt. I"m not very good with fancy stitches, but I can zig za g and add lace. Hints help and advice is welcome, in fact that is what I'm here for. thanks :lol: in advance

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    Ruth, I just bought every book I could find on the subject. Now that I've read them all, I am out of excuses for finally starting mine. Maybe we can learn together...I know a good foundation fabric is important and I have decided to cut my blocks 9X9. The rest is supposed to be the fun part. I take it, we just have to dive in and get our feet wet, I too will take advice from a "veteran"..I will share a book or too if it will help. Janie

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    I am a little confused on how you attach it to the foundation. Is it only attached by the fancy stiches?
    I need to get to the library for some books, but it is snowing might get three feet and it is windy and wind chill below zero. I wish all my family would move somewhere warm then I could visit. :wink:

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    Dear Ruth,
    I have made a couple sample blocks, just cut from muslin and have added a few pieces of pretty stuff like velvet and satins with bits of lace or ribbon with a flip and sew method, you can do whatever you like, just cover the entire foundation block with the pretty scraps, sew them down, trip off the extra on the edges and then you do your embroidery and fancy stitching on the seams or whatever you want. That is the beauty of it and there are a zillion crazy quilt websites. So, I am out of excuses and I will get my pretty fabrics out soon and start pressing....Today is the day....maybe we should challenge eachother to get off our tails and get busy....let me know after you have tried a few sample blocks....the offer for a good book swap still is on the table...janie

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    Oregon has been spared such bad weather this year, but I sympathize....YOu don't live in NY do you? I can't even fathom 10-12 feet of snow....
    Stay warm and safe...Janie

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    Having been fascinated by Crazy Quilts forever, I gave it a shot. It is easy and it frees ones creative side, but talk about labor intensive!!! Just in the decorative stitches, mind you. I wanted really elaborate. After I realized I wasn't going to live long enough to finish a quilt (I figured at least 100 years), I decided to make a Christmas stocking out of it. No pics, I gave it to a friend for Christmas, but it turned out beautiful. And I actually got it done. No, it is not still a UFO lurking in the recesses of my sewing room. If a Crazy Quilt seems overwhelming to any of you , consider a smaller project.

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    This is part of my first 12 inch square I want to add a little more to it. I'm not happy with it. Next I will try one color.
    At 12 inches will make a nice crazy purse :roll:
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    I have wanted to make a crazy quilt for long time Neva

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    Ruth I sent you a PM, Did you get it.

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    Does anyone know how many yards it takes to make a stack and whack?

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