The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results
The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results

The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results

by Sharon Boggon


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617453618
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,215,311
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?
Fabric Choice
Fabric Type
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 Color
Using Composition and Design to Manage the Bling

Part 3 Piecing a Crazy Quilt Project
Stitch-and-Flip Foundation Piecing
Embellishment Decisions
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
Combining Stitches

Part 5 Stitches and Techniques
Foundation Stitches
Buttonhole Stitch (Blanket Stitch)
Chevron Stitch
Cretan Stitch
Feather Stitch
Herringbone Stitch
Linear Stitches for Motifs and Flourishes
Chain Stitch and Chain Stitch in Silk Ribbon
Running Stitch
Stem Stitch
Motif Stitches
Bullion Knot
Buttonhole Wheel
Detached Chain Stitch
Fargo rose
Fly stitch
French knot
Leaf stitch
Straight Stitch

Part 6 Adding Beads, Sequins Buttons and Charms to Your Block

Using Beads, Sequins, and All Those Fun Shiny Bits!
Bead Tassels
Using Sequins Creatively
Don’t Forget to Add a Spider!
When to Stop
About the Author

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