CQ Detail 240

CQ Detail 240

This seam runs between piece 3 and 5 on block 36. It was covered with some beaded fringing and then a piece of braid. The charm was added last

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 but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.


  1. You did not leave your email address so I have to answer here. I suggest lefties use a mirror against the illustrations as that way they see the stitch in reverse. Try it with some of the stitches my stitch dictionary before you sign up. If the trick works for you its good if not you have saved your money. That said my husband is a leftie and he can do the stitches using that trick.

    Sharon B
  2. Sharon, I would love to take the SRE class–I consider myself one notch above a beginner–but I'm left-handed. I've been trying to teach myself using Montano's Embroidery and CQ Stitch Tool, but it's frustrating. How do you handle the lefties who take your online classes?


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