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Crazy Patchwork with Valerie Nesbitt

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In this video workshop Valerie uses up 5 Fat 1/4m's (but yards would do too) and uses the rotary cutter to is best - cutting through several layers of fabric at the same time - just what it was designed for;  each piece is then exactly the same size as each other. Once you have made all the blocks you just add simple fabric borders;   Valerie's quilt  with 20 blocks and a 6"  border ended up at  42" x 52" approx - so a great lap size/snuggle quilt.

And check out the wonderful fabrics that are on offer this month designed by  Kaffe Fassett - how wonderful would they be and they have free p&p in the UK for the Jan 2016. - check out  the Show & Tell section of the site where you will find more that Valerie made.

(and there are two other bundles in the shop that would work well - Autumn Fields and Our Friends in the Garden . this last bundle Valerie has actually used to make a quilt which you can see in the text in the shop)

and if you use 6 Fat 1/4's then  there are no repeats of the fabric in each block and you get 4 more blocks and - so you can try a different setting option - and/or maybe use 4 as corners for your borders - trimmed down to fit.

and we now have a pink bundle and a blue bundle in the shop/fabric page:

 

Scrap or layer cake

You don't have to use new fabric - you could rummage in your stash and cut squares or you could use up the layer cake you just fell in love with at the show and hadn't yet found a use for.

Rotary cutting Tip

Short tip about using two rulers - if your's isn't big enough on it's own;   and if you are a gadget person, the E-Z Crazy template makes the rotary cutting safe as well as quick and easy.

Traditional Crazy Block

Once you have made the quilt you could keep the design pieces and make a single block which you could then embellish and add embroidery to in the more traditional manner.

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And Valerie has been busy sewing versions for Lady Sew & Sew, Creative Quilting and Pauline's Patchwork - check them all out in the show & tell section of the site.

 

If you enjoyed this workshop you may like to know that  Karla Alexander  has two books in print entitled Stack the Deck! and Stack a New Deck.

 

 

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