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    Does anyone out there use crazy quilting very much? I'd like to start using it for things like pillow case borders and bags. There seem to be several techniques for doing it and I'm not sure which is the best one. Do I need a pattern? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sunflower

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    I've never done it, but I'm sure a google search would yield lots of options.

    Just did a quick search. This site has 7 patterns, some are blocks and some for other items.

    http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/styles/crazy/crzayqlt.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower
    Does anyone out there use crazy quilting very much? I'd like to start using it for things like pillow case borders and bags. There seem to be several techniques for doing it and I'm not sure which is the best one. Do I need a pattern? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sunflower
    Sunflower - there is a recent post - how to make crumb block tutorialinb pdf format I just put up, it will be near the top of the recent topics list. This will show you how step by step...crumb is just another term for scraps!!! :D

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    The link to the site I posted has a cute little needle case pattern, may have to make one, even though I don't do a lot of hand sewing, would be nice for storing my needles.

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    I went through a crazy quilt phase years ago. For pillowcases, you'll need to make suitable washable substitutions - velour instead of velvet, poly instead of silk. Wash everything before piecing, then let your imagination take over! It's a great place to use bits of lace, doilies, ribbons, and such.

    Will you be embellishing with hand embroidery, or using some of those shiny rayon threads?

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    doesn't using a pattern for a crazy quilt sort of defeat the purpose? how crazy can it be if you use a pattern? :?: :mrgreen:

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    didn' think of that :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary705
    didn' think of that :oops:
    Mary - no need to feel embarrassed - thats just Patrices wicked sense of humour coming through lol!!!

    I interpreted sunflower as needing to learn 'how' rather than looking for a pattern lol!!! :D

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    LOL, thanks Izy

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    There is another way to do crazy patchwork which looks really effective if you use fancy embroidery patterns and beautiful threads.....if you use a muslim foundation just position all the pieces in any order you like pinning them in place (or you could use a fusible stabilizer) then top stitch using any nice stitches, make them all different with different threads....it is lovely.....I will do one and post it if you would like to see!!!

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    go for it Izy :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary705
    go for it Izy :)
    I went for it Mary lol!!! Have a look - this is done on self-adhesive fusible stabilizer called 'filmoplast.

    1. Cut a piece of stablizer or fine muslim/cotton
    2. Position your scraps, overlapping 1/4" at edges (Pin if not fused)
    3. Top stitch all raw edges.
    4. Trim up!!

    Tah dah!!

    See for yourself... :D
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    Okay - it didn't upload the finished one- grrrrrhhhhh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    thats just Patrices wicked sense of humour coming through lol!!!
    wicked? :?: moi? :?: :?:

    sweet, innocent, lil' ol' MOI? :shock:

    i'm gonna go eat worms ... :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    I love it Izy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    thats just Patrices wicked sense of humour coming through lol!!!
    wicked? :?: moi? :?: :?:

    sweet, innocent, lil' ol' MOI? :shock:

    i'm gonna go eat worms ... :cry: :cry: :cry:
    don't you just get the impression that there are alot of quilters with split personality syndrome going on........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Very nice Izy

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    just which one of my personalities were you talking about, there, Izy? I have so many ... I'll never figure it out without help.

    :mrgreen: :shock: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    just which one of my personalities were you talking about, there, Izy? I have so many ... I'll never figure it out without help.

    :mrgreen: :shock: :lol:
    Hey Patrice...you know that is a sure sign...I think we have had this conversation before....about sybil....she didn't realise either!!! lol!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Now I have the perfect excuse for it...being a gemini!! :D :D

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    Wow, that is beautiful! But i don't get it. How did you make the flower? And how did you seal up all the raw edges. Did you seal the edges with the embroidery, or did you zigzag over them first? What if a machine doesnt do embroidery, can a person still do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Wow, that is beautiful! But i don't get it. How did you make the flower? And how did you seal up all the raw edges. Did you seal the edges with the embroidery, or did you zigzag over them first? What if a machine doesnt do embroidery, can a person still do this?
    Barb m - The centre piece was already appliqued I used what we call bondaweb and machined around it. (I have a few of these - I was going to use them in my big quilt (still in progress) as corner stones, but changed my mind...

    Most machines have zigzag or satin stitch, or blanket stitch, infact any of these will do. If you fuse them down on a piece of muslin, or as I have done here with fusible stabilizer then all you have to do is overstitch the edges. If you look at the different stitches you can see some would be better than others, I think a closer denser type stitch would be better, as long as there is an overlap of fabric, and depending on what the use of the item is going to be for, it is just like raw edge applique.....does that sound any clearer ??????

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    Oooooh, ok lol i get it now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    I think we have had this conversation before
    but ... but ... which one of me did you you have it with? :mrgreen:

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    Think she was called something like Itsmaturntatalk...... :lol: :lol:

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    Back when I was in 4-H in the early 70's, I don't remember how all the material was put together, but we learned all kids of embroidery stitches around the different fabrics.

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