More Information – Stitchers Templates Set 1

ebook cover Sharon B's CQ StencilsI’m a stitcher who loves crazy quilting, so I designed these templates with other hand embroiderers in mind. Stitchers Templates Set 1 was the first set I designed for hand embroiderers and Crazy quilters – hence the name. And I created them to be as versatile as possible. You can create hundreds of different patterns with them to embroider on your crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, and totally clear to help you position them easily and they are nice and compact to fit in your sewing box. And to ensure the highest quality, the templates are made in Australia.

To show how these templates could be used, I wrote an ebook and drafted out lots of patterns. The Link to your ebook is sent to your PayPal email when you purchase the templates. The ebook is specific to the particular template set.

I am sure that 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.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ Stencils

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.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ StencilsIn the ebook the patterns are drafted  to scale. This means that you can see what a crazy quilt 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. People often get stumped on how to include larger items such as buttons in crazy quilting. For that reason, I have included space in some of the patterns, for buttons and large beads to be incorporated.

patterns created using Sharon B's CQ StencilsThe stencils are clear, so they are easy to flip over to make a mirrored pattern. This adds tremendous versatility to their use.

Using the shapes found on the edge of each stencil you can create lots of seam embellishments but a key feature of these stencils is that you will find a number of curves and flourishes, to help you 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 a huge range of 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, to which I added 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 deliberately kept the templates small so that they fit easily into a sewing box. Anyone who knows me, knows I like things compact.  Their handy size means that 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 templates motivate you to discover your creativity.

This is another seam I recently embroidered using the hexagon shape. Or perhaps 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. Then I embroidered them in threaded chain stitch using perle cotton #5. Next, I added beads and bead tassels!

crazy quilt block seam embellishment detail

My Stitchers Templates are available from the Pintangle Shop here

This is the set of 4 templates:

Since my stencils are clear, they are difficult to photograph but I hope the images below give you an idea of what they look like.

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils

Sharon B's CQ Stencils



  1. I recently received my templates & am now seeing there was to be worksheets that went with the order. There was no other paperwork in my package or instructions on how to obtain them. Is there something else I need to do in order to obtain those worksheets?

    1. Sorry you had trouble finding the link to your ebooks. The links are in the purchase note with the order information – I have sent you an email with the links again – have fun with them.

  2. Hi Sharon, I’m Liliane Abergel and live in the US. I can’t find where to order your 2 sets of templates. Could you please, let me know how to order? Thank you, Liliane

    Liliane Abergel
  3. A couple of years ago I ordered sets one and two. I went to use them and forgotten I had not finished printing out the idea sheets. I had run out of ink. I printed pages 13 to 37 for set1 and none of the pages for set 2. I cant find where to finish printing them. Could you send me the link to finish printing.
    Thank you much . Pat

    Pat Bleakley
  4. Hi Sharon.
    I’m loving the TASTs and I think I’m ready for your templates. I’d like to buy both sets, but I live in Sydney, Aus. I was wondering if there was any way I could pay in AUS$ rather than US$. I thought I’d check before I went ahead.
    Thanks for your time.

    1. Hi Victoria new stock has just arrived – honestly about an hour ago – so I will package some up and a paypal buy button will go on the site! Give me a day or so as I know there are good few people waiting so will have to package a good amount.

      1. Hi I’ve been crazy quilting for only a couple of years. Came across your site by accident. Never used templates before. I think it’s about time I did. I live in Queensland Australia, and would like to purchase the templates . Cost in au dollars please and how I can get them.thanks Theresa

        Theresa Johnson
  5. Hi Sharon, would like to order both sets, I live in the states could you please let me know the cost and the address to mail the funds to? Thanks so much!!

    lana gordon
  6. Hi Sharon – I bought set #1 a couple of years ago but lost the ebook when I moved recently. I can’t find the link you emailed me when I bought the templates. Can you email me the link to the ebook again? Thanks!

    Karen Staffeld
  7. I purchased both sets of templates at least a couple years ago and used them for projects then. However, they were “put away” after that. In the process of some cleaning & reorganization, I found them again! But I have no idea where the pages p.d.f pages are. Would it be possible to have them re-sent to me? Hopefully, I will not lose them again.

    Virginia Marshall
  8. If I order both sets of templates shipped to the US how much would the postage be? Thanks. PS Just got your Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design. You do gorgeous work!

    Stephanie Fennell
  9. I bought your first set of templates a few years ago when they first came out. Did the ebook come with them then? I can’t remember seeing anything about that.

    Leeann Hansen
  10. If I bought both stitchers templates, can you combine shipping and send them together. To the USA, what would the cost be?
    I am on a fixed income and bought and love your book (think you know that). $60.00 for 2 plus $16.00 for shipping is more than I can handle. Please let me know. Thank you and God Bless you.

  11. I bought temp 1 and temp 2 and the ebooks that came with them downloaded on my tablet….but i cannot print them from the tablet……could you please send them again and then i can print from my computer……sorry as i messed up ……i was born too late to understand all these particulars….between computers phones that are supposed to be in your pocket and tablets that you dont write letters on

    roberta maras
  12. I’ve been dying to buy the stitch templates. Years !!! Now I will have the money and your closed til December. I know I won’t have it with the holidays and winter heating bills.

    I notice in other comments people are buying

    So are you shipping out purchases and

    Sue Perry
    1. Rosemary – I have just sent you an email but wanted to add when the buy button takes you to paypal follow the instruction from there to confirm the sale. If you do not have a pay pal account you need to set one up.

  13. Sharon, I have added both sets to a cart to purchase, but can’t find the cart to pay. It takes me straight to PP but nothing there to pay. Can you let me know how to pay and give you me details…
    Cheers Faye

    Faye Schreiber
  14. Hello,
    I would like to order both set of your stencils. (1&2). I live in Alsace France. Is it possible for you to send them to me here? Thank you for you help in advance.

    Rachanee Vandersande
    1. Hi Sue I just dropped you an email to say I have added you to the list of people I will email when they are back in stock ( hopefully they will be here in a day or so)

    1. Ann I dropped you an email but the shipping charges go up if I combine them. If I post individually Australia post classifies them as flat package they can go at letter parcel rate. If I pack two together they become a parcel and Australia post charges me more for parcel than a letter parcel and the two together cost more than two posted individually. I don’t understand the logic but it works out that if you want 2 sets it is cheaper individually.

  15. Hi

    I ordered the set of stencils and module 5 stitcher worksheets but only received the stencils. Is this a download for the worksheets and if so, where do I find it.

    Jo Kruse
    1. JO I just sent you a copy of an email I sent on the 17th of feb when you ordered the templates – it has the link to the module in it. Check your spam folder as both might have gone there


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