Crazy Shortcut Quilts: Quilt as You Go and Finish in Half the Time!

Crazy Shortcut Quilts: Quilt as You Go and Finish in Half the Time!

Marguerita McManus

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0896895475

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Crazy Shortcut Quilts combines the look of a "Crazy Quilt" with the ease of quilt-as-you-go, so that every single quilt is unique and yet very easily made!

The quilt as you go process uses the decorative stitches of the sewing machine to do the quilting.  There's no need to learn free motion quilting when your sewing machine can do all the quilting for you, using beautiful threads and decorative stitches!

From beginners to experts, all quilters will love the opportunity to have a finished quilt in just hours, using small, manageable pieces of fabrics that are joined in a unique and soft manner.

The book contains solid advice about fabric selection to coordinate your quilts with your home décor, and provides time estimates for finishing each quilt.

Learn how to make a gorgeous, reversible, quilt using fabrics that enhance your decor, quilted with all the beautiful stitches on your sewing machine.

Most quilt books teach you how to make just a quilt top, and offer no fabric selection advice.

Crazy Shortcut Quilts approaches quilting from a "new rules" point of view, teaching you about fabrics, cutting, a new way of creating a "crazy block", and unique quilting tips.  The sashing method looks tailored and smooth, and yet is simple and easy!

Experience the joy of making your first completely finished quilt in a very short time, and the satisfaction of finally having a use for all the gorgeous decorative stitches that you sewing machine has!

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The bright fabrics turned out beautifully in this pattern, however I think it would work well for any group of fabrics that you really want to show off, because you get a large piece of fabric in the center of every square on the quilt top. Number of Squares: 12 Square Size: 16" x 16" Finished Size: 48" x 64" 48 The brig ht to nal fabr ics w ill br ing colo r an d ex cite men t to a ny r oom . The black and white backing is a striking contrast to the top, creating a truly outstanding quilt

the instructions in The Shortcuts. Because all of the cuts are on the bias grain, you should be careful not to pull the fabric out of shape too much, while re-piecing your squares. The nice part of the process is that even if you do get some distortion of the square, it adds to the crazy quilt look! Layer your squares, batting and backing for quilting as described in The Crazy Quilting, without trimming. With this cutting pattern they may end up very “raggedy edged” when done, but that’s okay.

bookkeeper, tax collector, professional longarm quilter, ocean kayaker, commercial fisherman and quilt teacher. She is looking forward to retirement and spending more time writing, teaching, traveling, improving her pool game, fishing with her partner Tom, and spending time with her daughter, Sarah, son-in-law, Ryan, new granddaughter, Audrey and many, many pet rabbits. You may contact Marguerita through www.CrazyShortCuts.com. 126 Sarah’s Bio Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah started

bookkeeper, tax collector, professional longarm quilter, ocean kayaker, commercial fisherman and quilt teacher. She is looking forward to retirement and spending more time writing, teaching, traveling, improving her pool game, fishing with her partner Tom, and spending time with her daughter, Sarah, son-in-law, Ryan, new granddaughter, Audrey and many, many pet rabbits. You may contact Marguerita through www.CrazyShortCuts.com. 126 Sarah’s Bio Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah started

start for someone who’s never picked out a fabric palette before. Follow the same theory with all types of fabric. Look for a print with a theme that you can repeat in other colors. Some fabric manufacturers will have a consistent print theme in many color ways – like decorative swirls in every color imaginable. A repeated theme might be bugs for a kids quilt. There are bug prints in every color and scale imaginable. Another element might be a metallic imprint or shine to the fabric, and you can

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