Crazy Quilt Templates Set 1 was the first set of templates I designed for Crazy quilters- hence the name. I created them with the aim of making a tool that is as versatile as possible. As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting I designed these templates with other crazy quilters in mind. With them you are able to create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.
To show how the templates could be used, I wrote an ebook and drafted out numerous patterns. Links to your ebook are sent to your paypal email.
I am sure once you start using my templates you will think of many more designs! Here is a sneak peek inside the book showing you how you can design your own seam embellishments and patterns.
When I designed the templates 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.
In 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.
At 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.
Since 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.
As 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. Their compact 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.
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!
My CQ Templates are normally $30 USD for a set of 4 templates, which also includes the ebook of patterns to go with my Crazy quilt templates set 1, plus postage.These templates are made in Australia. Links to download your ebook are sent to your paypal email address.
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Since my stencils are clear they are difficult to photograph but I hope the images below gives you an idea of what they look like.