Category Crazy

Crazy Quilts

crazy quilt

There are no 2 crazy quilts alike. There is no set rules or patterns for a crazy quilt. Crazy quilts are pieced blocks stitched fabric piece by fabric piece onto a stable fabric such as 100% cotton muslin. Here are two methods for piecing these blocks.

First, determine the size of your crazy block. Usually a 6″ or 8″ is a good size to begin with. From the muslin cutout the size of the finished block plus 1/2″ which allows for a 1/4″ seam allowance around all four sides. This is the foundation piece.

Start with any shape desired (triangle, square pentagon, etc.) and pin it to the foundation, right side up.  Cut a strip of fabric (width is variable) and place right side down along one straight edge of the shape...

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