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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Charted Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments

Again, I couldn't squeeze in any stitching time yesterday. I will be stitching today! But I had this cool idea to chart out some seam treatments for crazy quilts. After all, I'm a professional charted pattern designer and I have the software!

Then this morning, I was reading Sharon's In A Minute Ago blog and she's decided to do a series of posts regarding seam treatments, 1 each day for 100 days. What a cool idea! Be sure to check out her blog!

I can't say that I can promise a new seam treatment everyday for the next 100 days. But I do think it would be fun to do a couple a week, esp. on days when I don't have any stitching to share.

So here are my first 2 charted seam treatments:

Lazy Daisy Flower Seam Treatment

Finished width on 8.5 count waste canvas will be approx. 1 3/8 inches.

Fan Seam Treatment

Finished width on 8.5 count waste canvas will be approx. 3/4 inches.

I usually pin my waste canvas to my block, running one of the blue lines in the waste canvas along the seam. You can repeat the pattern as many times as needed to cover the seam. When completed, pull the waste canvas out one thread at a time.

I also usually use #5 Perle Cotton but feel free to use whatever threads you have.

Click on the photos to go to my Flickr album where you can download a large version.

Feel free to embellish like crazy! And I would love to see photos if you use these patterns!

4 comments:

Victoria M. said...

What a wonderful offshoot of Sharon Boggon's 100 days. It's so interesting how one thing leads to another. Thanks for doing this.

Victoria M.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Thank you very much for the charted designs. As list owner for CQForNewbies on yahoo, I'll be sending my list members to check this out.

Susan said...

I used the bottom seam treatment, more or less and you can see it on my August 19 blog entry. I don't have waste canvas, and wouldn't know what to do with it if I did, but I like the way it looks. I'm getting a lot of ideas from your posted seam treatments. Thanks! =)

crazyQstitcher said...

I'm glad I bookmarked your site as I am reusing the seam treatments. Thanks for sharing your designs.

Maureen

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