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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting

Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting
Allie Aller
© Lydia Lowe  4/08/2012

I love embroidery and I love quilting.  Here I get to combine the best of both worlds with crazy quilting.  There is no limit to the amount of fabrics you can use and no limit to the amount of stitching you can do.  Crazy quilting is truly an over the top combination of both.

Allie's book gives great instructions on everything that you'll need: from various techniques to begin your blocks, types of fabrics used, piece sizes, embroidery stitches, embellishments and how to attach them (there is a great tutorial on how to attach real sea shells to your quilt), there's inspirational quilts to get you motivated, and a wide variety of projects. I especially like the first project that she uses to get you started which is a pincushion.  It gives you a real taste of what crazy quilting is all about in a very compact easy to use design.  It's a great way to get your feet wet.  The sky's the limit as to what you can create using the basics of crazy quilting.

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