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Topic: I have a question about crazy quilting.  (Read 1108 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009 04:36:00 AM »

Hmm, I never thought of that particular issue.  I loved making mine, and it is embellished but definitely not to that extent.  I also don't hang it.  But I never had an issues with puckering.  I'm sure a lot depends on your construction techniques and what you want your final product to be like.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2009 04:02:33 PM »

I'm just really like the idea that there are no really definite rules to putting together one of these.  There are the technical parts, but there isn't any worrying about getting everything lined up just so in order to get a nice finished piece.  I also like the idea of using whatever material or embellishments suit my fancy!   Roll Eyes  I guess I just don't have the right type of patience for doing a traditional quilt, but I do admire those who do.  I've seen some pretty incredible quilts out there.
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009 03:49:45 AM »

For my own crazy quilts..I just attached them to fleece backings..my sons love theirs. I haven't tried it with the batting and back..  Undecided let me know how did at the end of it Smiley thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2009 07:51:37 AM »

My understanding is that modern crazy quilts, if using a block method, are using blocks of lightweight interfacing to sew the fabric to for stability.  After the blocks are sewed together, you embellish the top with the quilting layers now in place and basted.   You could first SID just to stabilized the quilt, then once it was stable, come back and do all the cool embroidery that you see.

Same thing goes for a no block method of  crazy quilt, you would have a lightweight stabilizer to  attach the sections to, then you would layer this jut like you would any quilt.  The embroidery and any quilting would be to hold the quilt together.

Being a no-or-few rules kinda gal myself, I say just go for it, but if you are not sure technique wise, do a small sample first.  Good luck!
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