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    Shiny Thimble

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    Question Crazy quilt help!

    Hi, all!

    I've never made a crazy quilt before, and I need some assistance from people who know. My mom's best friend asked me if I could make a crazy quilt for her using fabric she's collected, which I told her I'd be glad to do. However, after doing some research about how to make them, I'm a little confused about how, or if, they are actually quilted. I know that to make the quilt top it's a good idea to do foundation piecing, and after that would come embellishing, but would I quilt it on the machine (and if so, how?), or would I hand-tie it? Would I use batting or not? Are there any suggestions out there? Any help you have to offer would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Christina

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    Jenny did a tute on one. You don't really need the templets though.

    The Crazy Quilt - The Ultimate Stash Buster! - YouTube

    Use batting and backing just like any other quilt.

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    Lorie

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    Looks like a fun quilt!!

    Welcome to the forum..

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    Crazy quilts have changed over the years. You might ask your mom's friend if she wants you to include embelishments. Some very pretty crazy quilts are made with no extras added on top of the fabric.

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    With foundation piecing I usually use a thin batting, so the whole won't be so thick. And if there is a lot of embellishment, I usually find hand-tying works well. Welcome and Good Luck
    Chris

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    Generally, crazy quilts have embellishments on top of all the seams and inside many of the squares, so to finish, hand tying is best so as not to take away from all the embellishments, particularly if the embellishments are done by hand and not machine. With all the fancy stitches on many machines now, you could even do all the embellishments by machine, but I enjoy the hand work. One of my first quilts was a crazy quilt I made for my mother after my dad died in 2002. I used some of hos clothes and made a lap sized quilt, which she still has and displays.
    My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Crazy quilt help!

    Thanks, everyone!

    I haven't talked to my mom's friend yet, but it seems like a good idea to ask if she wants the embellishments before I start worrying too much. I appreciate your help!

    Thanks again.

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