Crazy Quilt - Page 3

Now we see a little thing that sometimes happens!!! The next piece will not cover all the exposed edges! So when you are putting it on, you will need to lay it a bit extra over the previous edges and then stitch your 1/4 " seam as before. Press it out and then turn under the bit of extra fabric you allowed ...and slipstitch this side down. Ideally, you will try to avoid this when putting on your pieces but in reality HAPPENS! Don't worry -it won't show later!...
Here it is happening again, so once again, you lay a bit of extra fabric over the raw edge,   (so that you can turn it under and slipstitch it) then sew your seam, press, pin and slipstitch...
That completes one block. Next you would, according to tradition, embroider over the seams using any variety of stitches-chain stitch, buttonhole stitch and feather stitch being some commonly used. You can also tuck in tads of sturdy lace trim into your seams. As for fabric choices don't feel you need to limit yourself to calicoes! You will see many OLD crazy quilts that included velvets, satins and the like. Do pay attention to the wash-ability of any fabrics you add though!!

When making an entire quilt it is a good idea to have no two blocks the same!!

Congratulations on learning a new technique!!

and once again...

Happy Quilting ...Marcia :o)

Here's one that Dessa made!  Candace's-close! + whole!   Lori-Lyn's!


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Oct 99 Marcia Hohn

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