Crazy Quilt Templates for Sale

crazy quilt seam made with Sharon B's CQ Stencils

 

marking seam Sharon B's Crazy quilt templates

With my Crazy Quilt Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your crazy quilt projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box. The plastic they are made of is solid but also recyclable and they are manufactured here in Australia.

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting I designed these with other crazy quilters in mind. You can buy them here  and get the free ebook of patterns that go with them.

Work in Progress Wednesday

I don’t have a work in progress report but I am opening up this post so people can post their progress!  I know many people are busy with gift type stitching and they don’t want to spoil a surprise by sharing online! But if this space is helping you meet a stitching goal just tell me and I will happily continue to do it.

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

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Take a Stitch Tuesday #140 Threaded Cable Chain

Threaded Cable Chain is a fun stitch that quick and easy to work as it is a laced version of Cable chain. Needless to say you need to know how to work Cable Chain stitch but it was TAST stitch # 25 so you will find directions on how to work it here.

How to work Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

In this sample I have worked the Cable Chain in perle #5 cotton and it is laced with a soft metallic thread.

Threaded Cable Chain step 1First work a row of Cable Chain stitch (directions are here)

Threaded Cable Chain step  2Using a blunt-ended tapestry needle, so that the foundation threads do not split, lace a second thread under each of the cable chain stitches.

Threaded Cable Chain step 3Lace the length of the row and take the thread to the back of the fabric.
Threaded Cable Chain step 4Turn your work bring the thread to the front of your work and lace back along the row.

Threaded Cable Chain step 5This stitch follows a curve well and you can add lots of variety by adding interesting threads or beads.

Threaded Cable Chain step 6

This is the last TAST stitch of the year.  Since it is just a few weeks to Christmas and the Holiday season most people drop away this time of year. This year instead of racing around trying to write tutorials in December I am taking a TAST break. I will return next year to continue the series if there is interest but in the meanwhile will open a post for anyone who is working away at the stitches.

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Crazy quilt detail 541

crazy quilt block 83This hand embroidered seam detail  of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail to be taken to a description of the block and a free pattern.

The detail below is a stitch that is a favourite of many crazy quilters. It is feather stitch worked in cotton perle #5. To the end of each arm I added a bugle bead.

Crazy quilt detail 541

I dropped button box quiltThe patterns for each block of this quilt are free. 

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt  For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 83 and for the rest of the blocks see the list on  the CQ details FAQ page.

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Introducing Block 83 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

crazy quilt block 83Block 83 is a fun block as it has a music theme. Jerry my husband plays the violin  and when we met  (35+ years ago) he earned his living playing in a West Australian Band called Mucky Duck Bush Band. Jerry has since gone on to play in other bands such as Ten Pound Tourist and then Full Circle. I don’t want to turn this into a list of his music CV but he still plays, and we still go to folk festivals. I am often in the situation where both husband and daughter are performing at the same festival in different venues! So music in the house is a constant theme.

When I discovered some quilters cotton that had a violin motif on it I decided that one of the blocks should have music theme. So the idea of this block was born. If you click on the photo you will be taken to page where you can see a much larger version of it.

It is another of the stronger toned blocks that help to form the pattern that runs diagonally across the quilt.

crazy quilt block 83 diagramFabric content:

  • Piece 1: Velvet
  • Piece 2: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 3: Synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 4: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 5: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 6: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 7: Satin
  • Piece 8: Cotton

Item Count: 

When I made this quilt my challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon:3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 21
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1577

crazy quilt block 83 pattern

I dropped the button box quiltThis is my I Dropped the Button Box quilt If you click on the thumbnail of the quilt you see a larger photograph of the quilt.

Free Crazy quilt block patterns
There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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