100 details for 100 days Day 97

100 details for 100 days Day 97

100 crazy quilt details idea 97

For Day 97 the detail I am featuring is another example of using rick rack in crazy quilting. The rick rack has been attached with Zig Zag Chain using DMC pearl #5 thread. I have stitched three straight stitches between the V’s of the braid, then topped with seed beads. This is a simple quick seam embellishment that I often use when ever I get stuck for an idea!

If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 97 in a series of articles that aim to give you embellishment ideas that you can use in your crazy quilting. If you want to print out this series 100 details for 100 days, they are listed under that category.

Have you enjoyed this series? If so you may be interested in a tutorial I have written on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams. The tutorial is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file (a link to the download is in the article) When I converted it I realised how comprehensive it was. At 19 pages of information it is a resource worth investigating!

holding my book in front of quiltHave you seen my book?

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results  shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.


  1. Sharon, I don’t know if you’ve been asked this before… but… just out of curiousity… do you think you’ve tapped your creativity for the time being for CQ details or do you think you could keep going… if you chose to? I love all you’ve done and appreciate the inspiration SO very much. I printed out each picture 9 on a page, I think, and each seam detail and pasted them in a little binder of index cards to use for inspiration as I’m stitching. I took it to my embellishment bee the other night and it’s got others perusing your site. The top card gives you credit and your website, so I’ll be showing it to anyone who is interested!

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