Quilting a flipnsew crazy quilt

Quilting a flipnsew crazy quilt

Post by Cathy Kuliber » Thu, 21 Aug 2003 07:20:01



You know the technique (start with a pentagon shape of fabric on top of
muslin-in the middle, then add a strip right sides together, flip, press,
trim -keep on going til the square of muslin is full. Well, I have many of
these blocks made by using up scraps. Now I don't know what to do with
them...ok ok no begging...Has anyone actually quilted one of these? Any
ideas?  I know the real crazy quilts are usually tied, but I want this
quilted.
Cathy in Oshkosh WI
 
 
 

Quilting a flipnsew crazy quilt

Post by Roberta Zollne » Thu, 21 Aug 2003 22:04:11


I wouldn't try to hand quilt, but you can do it on the machine. Use a very
thin batt or no batt -flannel might be good. (Whether you want a batt kind
of depends on how many lumpy seams you need to camouflage.) I've done
several of these. Recommend joining the blocks with a narrow sashing to help
with the lumpy seam problem.
Roberta in D


Quote:
> You know the technique (start with a pentagon shape of fabric on top of
> muslin-in the middle, then add a strip right sides together, flip, press,
> trim -keep on going til the square of muslin is full. Well, I have many of
> these blocks made by using up scraps. Now I don't know what to do with
> them...ok ok no begging...Has anyone actually quilted one of these? Any
> ideas?  I know the real crazy quilts are usually tied, but I want this
> quilted.
> Cathy in Oshkosh WI


 
 
 

Quilting a flipnsew crazy quilt

Post by Sylvia Steige » Sat, 23 Aug 2003 06:37:25


Are you going to hand or machine quilt?

1. Allover meander is always nice.

2. This is a GREAT opportunity to practice your free-motion machine
quilting.  Do a row of daisies, another of grass, another of stars,
another of feathers, a few rows of teacups -- whatever you've been
wanting to practice.  The quilt itself is probably so busy the quilting
will barely show.

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