Now that you've all seen my Crazy Button Quilt:
I thought I would share a tutorial on how to create Button Clusters.
Button Clusters are not only for Crazy Quilting. They can be added to fabric bracelets, art quilts, art dolls, really anything that buttons can be sewn onto!
Step 1: Gather some buttons!
Step 2: Determine where you want your button cluster on your piece. In this case, I want my buttons to cascade down from the dark green patch on this Cat Doll:
Step 4: After choosing those "focal point" buttons, sew them down with bead thread or dental floss. I use dental floss to attach all of my beads, buttons, charms and vintage jewelry pieces.
For the flower petals on the big purple 4 hole button, I picked up 12 seed beads for each hole and brought the thread back down in the same hole. I added a large pink bead to the center.
There's no rules here! Just a few basics to add interest to your stitching!
You can see more of my Crazy Quilt pieces at my Boutique!
And be sure to check out my other tutorials!