Free ebook of Vintage Crazy Quilt Embroidery Patterns

In 1884 Mary Haehnlen wrote  A Book of Fancy Designs for Ornamenting Oriental Work. It’s a little gem because it is full of vintage Crazy Quilt embroidery patterns. I bet she never thought that over a century later, women from all over the globe would be interested in it. To …

Stitchers Templates

My stitchers templates are designed with other embroiderers and crazy quilters in mind. They will take your stitching to the next level.  With them you can create hundreds of different hand embroidery patterns. They are made of clear plastic so you can position them easily and are compact in your sewing box. To …

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions a free ebook online

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions was published 1829 and has been digitized and made available as free Google ebook. For those with a tablet it is easily read or you can view it on your computer. The book contains some really lovely fashion plates of the day which will be …

100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86

The seam embellishment for 100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86,  looks a little different. I first stitched down a thin braid – it is about a quarter of an inch wide. On both sides of the braid I worked Half chevron stitch along both sides, in cotton perle #5 thread. …

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details another seam which I first covered with a thin, hand dyed, piece of lace. On one side I worked a straight stitch in a groups of three in cotton perle #8 and then added a small flower like shape using caston stitch. This …

Day 83 in 100 Crazy Quilt details

Day 83 in 100 Crazy Quilt details I am sharing a little design element that adds something different to a crazy quilt block. This detail is from a crazy quilt project includes a vintage button that is tucked into a prairie point. Prairie points are great to include in a …