Online Class

Crazy Quilts

$39.99

Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Allie Aller
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Crazy quilting produces fanciful designs that explode with embellishment on asymmetrical patchwork. You'll learn to stabilize fancy fabrics like velvet, silk, lace or vintage finds, then discover four block construction methods sewn on a muslin foundation, including straight seams, curved seams, freezer paper applique and free-form techniques. Then let your crazy imagination run wild as you combine 10 basic and advanced hand embroidery stitches to make fabulous seam treatments, embellishing with silk ribbon flowers, beads, buttons, couching, applique and charms. Finish with display tips for both a four-patch quilt or single blocks.gYou'll love the freedom to customize your crazy quilt with your favorite textures, colors and stitches. Allie Aller demonstrates her easy techniques and shares her joyous approach to this traditional art form.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Creating the Crazy Background
07:48
Meet Allie Aller, the author of "Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing and Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching." She gives an overview of the techniques and project in this class.
2. Flip & Sew Method
45:16
3. Curved Flip & Sew Method
24:56
4. Freezer Paper Template Method
31:06
5. Intuitive Appliqué Method
34:48
6. Fabulous Seam Treatments
20:50
7. Silk Ribbon & Other Embellishments
25:23
8. Finishing Your Crazy Quilt
23:50

Taught by

Allie Aller
Allie Aller
Allie has been a passionate quilter for eons and a "crazy quilter" for the last 14 years. Her creativity also surfaces in wonderful worlds of embroidery, beading and embellishments. She teaches and writes books about all of her crafts.
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