Tell a unique story with fabric! Embrace crazy quilting with 35 must-know stitches and endless variations, shown in clear, step-by-step photographs for both right- and left-handed stitchers. Learn design fundamentals to guide you in your process, so you can sew thoughtful, visually appealing blocks. Study the theory and process behind this fascinating art - how to choose fabrics, piece stitch-and-flip blocks, and embellish using a variety of materials.
|Publisher:||C & T Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Sharon Boggon trained in fine arts and developed great skill in contemporary embroidery and crazy quilting. She teaches internationally and online and has also lectured on textiles at the Canberra School of Art. Sharon lives in Canberra, Australia.
Table of Contents
The Process of Making a Crazy Quilt Project
Choosing a Suitable Crazy Quilt Project
Part 1 Crazy Quilting and the Encrusted Style
The Foundation Fabric
How Much Fabric?
Using Men's Ties
Design Considerations When Choosing Fabric
Sourcing Crazy Quilting Materials
Part 2 Using Design to Take your Viewer on a Journey
Emphasis and Subordination
Using Repetition to Create Balance
Using Composition and Design to Manage the Bling
Part 3 Piecing a Crazy Quilt Project
Stitch-and-Flip Foundation Piecing
Including Lace, Ribbon, Braids, Doilies, Hankies, and More
Adding Prairie Points
Part 4 Stitching
Starting and Finishing
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Marking Your Fabric
Decorating Your Seams and Designing Stitches
Part 5 Stitches and Techniques
Buttonhole Stitch (Blanket Stitch)
Linear Stitches for Motifs and Flourishes
Chain Stitch and Chain Stitch in Silk Ribbon
Detached Chain Stitch
Part 6 Adding Beads, Sequins Buttons and Charms to Your Block
Using Beads, Sequins, and All Those Fun Shiny Bits!
Using Sequins Creatively
Don’t Forget to Add a Spider!
When to Stop
About the Author