Sharon B’s Crazy Quilting Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils in handsERR… I have just sold out and removed the paypal buy button until I have more stock … I have contacted the manufacturer and more are on the way. I will let folks know when they are available again.

I have a new product to offer people. With my CQ Stencils 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. The stencils are compact in your sewing box so they are easy to carry around. The plastic they are made of is solid but also recyclable and they are manufactured here in Australia.

Since they are clear they are difficult to photograph but I hope the image above gives you an idea of what they look like.

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting I designed these stencils with other crazy quilters in mind. I have also thought about these for a long time. I think crazy quilters will find them really useful.

The stencils are very easy to use.

marking seam Sharon B's CQ StencilsThe set of 4 stencils are made of a clear recyclable plastic, so that you can position the stencil correctly on block before marking the line using a quilter’s pencil.

Using the stencils is easy. Just position the stencil in place and, holding it firmly with one hand, so that it does not shift, use a quilter’s pencil to trace along the edge of the stencil to create the pattern.

using Sharon B's CQ StencilsThis series of photos is a seam I recently worked on one of my blocks. As you can see I could position the heart shape easily.

marking seams using Sharon B's CQ Stencils

This is what the finished seam looked like.

crazy quilt seam made with Sharon B's CQ Stencils

ebook cover Sharon B's CQ StencilsTo get your ideas flowing and to show how the stencils could be used I wrote an ebook and drafted out numerous patterns to give you some ideas.

I am sure once you start using my stencils you will think of many more!

Here is a sneak peek inside the book. You can design your own seam embellishments and I have drafted out some patterns.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ Stencils

When I designed the stencils I thought in terms of having enough space to tuck my favourite stitches, beads, small floral lace motifs and favourite silk ribbon embroidery flowers into the spaces in the patterns produced.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ StencilsIn the ebook the patterns are drafted  to scale. This means that you can see what a seam might look like if you traced along the edge of the stencil.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ StencilsAt first glance many patterns look large but the extra space gives your embroidery room to grow. In some of the patterns I have included space for buttons and large beads to be incorporated as people often get stumped on how to include larger items such as buttons in crazy quilting.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ StencilsSince the stencils are clear this also makes them easy to flip over and a mirrored pattern. This aspect of their design adds tremendous versatility to their use.

Using the shapes found on the edge of each stencil you can create numerous seam embellishments but a key feature of these stencils is that you will find a number of curves and flourishes, with which, you can build the stems and vines of floral motifs. By using the flourish shapes, the curves of the paisley shape, heart shapes and by using segments of the oval and disk shapes, you can create numerous designs yourself.

using Sharon B's CQ Stencils using Sharon B's CQ StencilsAs you can see with the illustration, I used the edge of the flourish shape to create two soft curves which became the foundation for a little floral spray.

The flowers are buttons and I decorated the stems of this floral spray with detached chain stitch (also known as Lazy Daisy) and straight stitches.

In this sample I used hand dyed perle #5 cotton. As a finishing touch I added a few seed beads and a few small pearls.

I have kept the stencils small so that they fit easily into a sewing box. Anyone who knows me, knows I like things compact.  But also their size means if you are travelling to a workshop or to a local stitching get together you are not cluttering up your supplies with lots of large templates.

I hope these stencils motivate people to discover your creativity.

This is another seam I have recently embroidered using the hexagon shape. Or I should say half of the hexagon shape.

marking seam with Sharon B's CQ Stencils

I traced a line of half hexagons along the seam. I then embroidered them in threaded chain stitch using perle cotton #5. Next I added beads and bead tassels!

crazy quilt block seam embellishment detail

The set of 4 stencils are priced at $30 which includes the ebook of patterns.

ERR… I have just sold out and removed the paypal buy button until I have more stock … I have contacted the manufacturer and more are on the way. I will let folks know when they are available again.Please note:

I only accept Pay Pal.

Make sure your paypal email address is correct please. That is the one I will use to contact you.

If you want me to use another email address please tell me. When you place the order fill in the “Instructions to the Merchant” field with any change of email or extra details I need to know !

Please make sure my email is not blocked by your spam filter (sharon dot boggon at gmail dot com)

This is what they each look like.

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

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85 Responses to Sharon B’s Crazy Quilting Stencils

  1. Sharon says:

    Sharon,
    What a truly delicious invention… Good on you!!!! Definitely on my list as soon as I sort out a pay pal account…
    Sharon ( Melbourne) x x

  2. Annet says:

    This is great Sharon! It’s much to late now, so I come back tomorrow to buy a set.

  3. …and what about us in the other side of the world? I am in South America, Brazil and I would really like to get one of this stencils!

    • sharonb says:

      the postage rate from Australia to South America is the same as to America and Europe so it would cost you the $6.50 rate

      • Sandra D in Joliet says:

        Oh thank you for that answer Sharon! I’m in the US and wanted a set but thought shipping would be outrageous. I think that’s very reasonable. Are they packaged well for the trip? I hope you get plenty next time and I will be sure to order. A great invention!

      • Thank you – I am too late, I will wait for the next batch!

  4. allie aller says:

    Utterly fantastic, Sharon! I just ordered mine and can’t wait to use them. Bravo and thank you!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Is the postage to Canada same as the US?

    • sharonb says:

      HI Jennifer yes the Canada and US are the same from Australia. We have only a couple postal regions Asia, Pacific and what Australia post refers to as ‘Rest of World”

  6. Arlene says:

    Just ordered a set. Can’t wait to play!

  7. Jude says:

    Thanks for the order confirmation, can’t wait to play.

  8. Riddhi says:

    Hi…would u ship it to India?

    • sharonb says:

      Riddhi yes I will but it would have to be registered mail so I will check at the post office as to how much – I sent you an email about it

  9. Alison says:

    Sharon, these look so good – just what we need.
    Solid construction, exact shapes, and small overall size is perfect for us crazies. Thank you.
    I will be ordering as soon as I can sort out the penpal requirements.

  10. Juno says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous Sharon, well done. I will definitely be buying a set. Will postage to South Africa be the same as America and Europe?

    • sharonb says:

      HI Juno yes South Africa is the same rate as USA and what our post office calls “rest of world” I wrote you an email about it

  11. Just the thing that has been on my wish list for ages! You’ll soon be sold out!

  12. Ingrid says:

    Thank you Sharon for sharing with us your long thought of dream. I placed my order and can’t wait to receive it. Wishing you much success with your new, creative, CQ Stencils.

  13. ozjane says:

    Like them and unfortunately I like collecting things to make other things……I think it is called “stuff” but would it not be wonderful if they prompted me to cover a few of those blank CQ squares.
    I love the way dear ol’Paypal ups the price. They always err on the + to them side of the Aussie/US $.
    But on a lovely pouring wet day in Melbourne…..who am I to care.

    • Sandra D in Joliet says:

      I’ve never had a problem with Paypal upping the price but never bought anything from overseas. I think there’s an exchange fee for some countries, like 2.50 maybe…could that be the reason? I wanted a set but now I’m leery again.

  14. Marcie Carr says:

    I missed out :-( Please let me know when thay are back in stock, and reserve me a set?

  15. OwlBe says:

    Now this is a CQ’s dream and tool which is truely needed, but good heavens! I just got your email and your sold out already! I’d say this is a hit! Will be waiting for the next shipment and hopefully I can get a set of them!

  16. Sarma Retchloff says:

    Would like to order a set of CQ stencils, how do I do that?
    Sarma in Oklahoma

  17. Sandy says:

    Hi Sharon, can you start a wait list. I, too, would like to order a set. I currently have an active Paypal account.

    Great idea!

    Sandy

    • sharonb says:

      HI Sandy yes I have a list and I just added you to it

      • Sandra D in Joliet says:

        A wait list is a great idea because then you would have an ideal of how many people would order them. Please add me to the list also. Thank you and love your blog

  18. Wonderful. I just ordered mine!

  19. I want a set, too, maybe even 2 of them. I know you’ll let us all know when they come available again. Thank you!

  20. i, too, would love a set and want to be on the wait list when your new stock arrives. this is a wonderful idea and would make crazy quilt blocks more fun than they already are. thanks

  21. Bette Kelley says:

    I would also like to know if there’s a “wait” list- if so, I’m on it! A great idea and a great format-can’t wait….thanks for being you

  22. Cathe says:

    I don’t suppose you are taking pre-orders?

  23. Angela says:

    Great idea! Obviously you hit the mark since you are sold out!

  24. Tamara Schultz says:

    Hiya! Because the paypal button got removed, I don’t know what the price is! Doesn’t really matter as I *must* have these, but just want to know.

    Thanks!

  25. Linda Hope says:

    Sharon,
    I would love a set of your stencils so if you are keeping a list of people who want to order could you please add me to it. Your blog is soooo helpful to someone new to learning this art — I much appreciate all the things you so graciously share.
    Linda Hope

  26. Hi Sharon, what do the stencils cost?

  27. Beth says:

    Sounds like you need to triple the order to the manufacturer! I’ll try to be patient waiting for the next issue. They look fabulous!

    • sharonb says:

      Beth I did just that – coughed up thousands to do so too but I am sure the gamble will pay off!

  28. Val Edwards says:

    Hi Sharon, Please add my name to the list for your CQ stencils and booklet when they’re available. Like ozjane (above) I collect ‘things to make other things’ – the generic used by the crafties in our family is also ‘Stuff’. I feel my first attempt at CQ coming on…..

  29. Belinda Sweeney says:

    Totally brilliant idea Sharon, please pretty please put me on your list for when they arrive again,as usual I am so slow getting onto the specials I must learn to get my broomstick moving faster huh!!!!! These are such a fantastic idea Sharon Congratulations!!!!!!
    Love n hugs always ya Bear xoxoxoxox

  30. Jane T says:

    Sharon, I saw the “peek” and then nothing else. Somehow or other I must have missed the announcement of these being for sale. Is there anyway you can make a list of folks who are asking for these wonderful templates for when you get some more in? I would hate to completely miss out. You have done a great job with your idea.

  31. timwcard24 says:

    I amalsointerested in the stencils. Please notify me when they are in.
    Thanks,Pat McDonough

  32. Laurel says:

    Sharon, please add me to your wait list for these stencils. What a great idea!
    Laurel

  33. Diana Johnston says:

    Hi Sharon – Just saw the email about your wonderful new product. Please add me to the waiting list!

  34. Anna says:

    Please put me on your list for stencils- and I thank you for “thinking of me” when you created these! Ha! I’m thinking my embroidery is going to get a whole lot nicer!!

  35. Kelly Cave says:

    Sharon, please add me to your waiting list for the stencils & book? Thank you!

  36. Linda Taylor says:

    Could you please put me on the wait list. I want the book, too.

  37. Jo Britt says:

    Fantastic Sharon. Can you take pre-orders?

  38. rachel atienza says:

    Hi Sharon, Great idea, please could you add me to your waiting list. Is the e-book part of the price? These look very useful.
    Thanks

  39. Vicki Parsons says:

    Sharon – these look so useful for all sorts of embroidery not just crazy quilting – brilliant idea! Can you add me to the waiting list please? Thanks

  40. Cheryl Hawkins-Clarke says:

    Please put mi on your wait list for the stencils and the book – really looking forward to them.

  41. Maureen Bond says:

    Wonderful. Sharon the sturdy stencils are a great asset to CQing. I look forward to your announcement of more for sale.

  42. annecaroline says:

    Hi Sharon,what a great idea!I would love to buy a set when they become available please!

  43. Jenny says:

    Hi Sharon,
    What a great idea. Please can you put me on the waiting list for the stencils when they come in again.

    Thank you
    Jenny

  44. Sylvia Schadler says:

    Sharon, please put me on the list for a set stencils. and the book. An answer to my prayers.

  45. Carolyn says:

    Please put me on your wait list.

  46. Karen South says:

    Congratulations Sharon on selling out your first batch! I shall await your announcement when you have more available and place my order at that time.

  47. I would like to reserve a set too Sharon. Thanks!

  48. Lesgourgues says:

    J’habite en France en Aquitaine, et je serai heureuse d’être sur la liste pour la prochaine commande de vos pochoirs, je souhaite broder une nappe et ils me donnent des idées de motifs. Merci Sharon, vos broderies sont superbes

  49. Barbara Anna says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Please add me to your wait list for the stencils – can’t wait!
    Barbara

  50. Janis Krepcik says:

    Please reserve a set of these stencils for me please, if you can do that. I’m very excited to start my crazy quilt and these look like it would be much easier than free handed border markings. Thank you. What a great product!

  51. Wendy Russell says:

    Please add me to the list to reserve a set of these templates. Thanks

  52. Anne Mann says:

    I would like a set of stencils when they become available. I live in BC, Canada. I have Paypal. With thanks. Anne Mann

  53. Clairee Meeks says:

    I definitely want to purchase these when they become available for pre-order. Please put me on your list! They are wonderful! Thanks for all you do……
    Clairee

  54. DeAnn Shirling says:

    Sharon, Could you also put me on the wait list? I really like the shapes and can see so many ways to help me improve. Thanks

  55. Pat B. says:

    Would like to reserve a set also; looks like very useful tools.

  56. Florence Martin says:

    Sharon, would you please put me down on the list for the stencils.

  57. Robbie Price says:

    Sharon it would be lovely to be notified when your next shipment will become available. Thanks so much! Robbie Marie

  58. Barbara Mleynek says:

    I also would like to be put on the stencil list, I need some new toys too.

  59. Dianne Watson says:

    Oh, thank you! I need these sooo bad. Would you be so kind as to place me on your wait-list as well, Sharon? Cheers!

    Di

  60. Dorothy McKernan says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I would like to be on the waiting list for the new stencils.
    TIA Dorothy

  61. Pat Nebuloni says:

    Please add me to the list. Thank you. Pat

  62. Stephanie Pristas says:

    Add me to the list too. What awesome designs you’ve come up with.

  63. Maureen McGivern says:

    Hi Sharon

    I would like to have my name added to the list for the stencils when the next order arrives.

    Many thanks

    Maureen McGivern

  64. maudericcar says:

    I would love to have your stencils. Please contact me when they are available.

  65. Sherry Johnson says:

    Hi, Sharon….A person can never have enough tools & gadgets to help give them creative inspiration! Add me to your waiting list for the next shipment.

  66. Marcy Wyatt says:

    Sharon – I would love to purchase a set of your stencils. Please add me to the next order list if possible. Thank you, Marcy Wyatt.

  67. karen says:

    I would also like to be on list for when stencils come in. Is the ebook availanle.

  68. I just wanted to show you what I have created with the stencils:
    http://queeniepatch.blogspot.jp/2013/06/the-early-bird-catches-the.html

  69. Debbie says:

    Hi Sharon, If you’re taking ‘reservations’, please add me to the list. Thanks! These will not just be good for embroidery, I think they will be great for designing regular quilting motifs, too. Especially for small and miniature quilts. OMG, I can’t wait to have them, LOL!

  70. Lindy says:

    Hi Sharon. I would love a set of your templates when you have your new order. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks kindly. Lindy