CQ detail 339

crazy quilt hand embroidered seam detail

Seam decoration on crazy quilt block:

This seam is found on crazy quilt block 50. It  is threaded arrow stitch. I threaded the stitch with a hand dyed knitting ribbon then added beads in the valleys of the pattern. On the hills I added a detached chain stitch worked in a metalic thread.


What is the story?


This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.


All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.


Free Crazy quilt block patterns


In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.




I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 354


This band of stitching is made up of an arrangement of straight stitches and detached chain stitch.


This band is worked in a cotton thread that is same thickness as  perle #8 thread. The thread was hand dyed by me.


Linda, 27cnt evenweave fabric produced by Zweigart


Procion dyes for cotton thread


This section of the sampler was worked in November 2007.



The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.