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Has anyone made a crazy quilt? i have a quick question!

ok, here's the husband had a lot of ties in a trash bag in the basement. the basement flooded and they all got damp. some of them were fine after they dried and i'm donating those to this place that gives 'career' clothes to men looking for jobs. most of the silk ones bled in one place or another so they would not be good to wear as ties, but the fabric was still good for the most part so i decided i would save those out and make a crazy quilt for my daughter. i saved out 45 ties i think so it won't be very big....probably a lap quilt or for a toddler bed. anyway, on to the question LOL. i haven't made a crazy quilt before, so i looked it up online a little. all the articles i read said that you have to start with squares of muslin or cotton backing. so my question is are you supposed to just use that as a guide when you're stitching the pieces together and just attach the pieces to that when you start the embroidery? or are you supposed to sew the pieces to the square as you go along? and also, since it has a backing under the pieces, are you supposed to put quilt batting in there before you put the back on, or do you just put the back on without it? did you do the embroidery (or tying, but i'm doing embroidery if it matters) before or after you did the quilting? i'm doing the embroidery by hand, but the quilting and piece work by machine. ok, that wasn't really a quick question, but thanks for any help you can offer!


Asked by princessbeth79 at 8:04 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • I've never made a crazy quilt out of ties, but I have seen them turned into pillows and since you don't have that many it might be a better project for you. For your other questions, you would do the embroidery as you went along to create the quilt top, then layer your quilt top with your batting (if you want it) and your backing. Then you quilt it, either machine or by hand, or tie it. Then you bind the edges and finish it off. The squares of muslin are a guide and also give a single kind of fabric for everything to be attached to since crazy quilts were commonly made with all kinds of fabric. Good luck (c:


    Answer by scout_mom at 10:17 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • no sorry, but it sounds interesting

    Answer by Dianakk at 11:31 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • wow, no clue, but you might want to check out martha

    Answer by derosia_mama at 9:12 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I've always used newspaper instead of muslin squares. You just sew your scraps onto the newspaper and you can peel it off when you're done :)

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 1:30 PM on Feb. 16, 2011