Delightfully, the techniques for assembling crazy quilts vary, but the most wonderful and alluring thing about crazy quilting is that there is no real hard-fast rules - you just do it. Working directly on my ironing board, I used small strips of fusible web to temporarily adhere the scrap cotton pieces to the batting piece until I was ready to stitch them down.
The crazy quilts that I love feature raw edges, decorative stitches and bold colours displayed in a coll ague-like fashion. I have a pretty basic machine with a small selection of stitches, but as any sewer knows - when it comes to creative sewing, results are limited only to the capabilities of your machine and to your skills as a sewer, and largely to your own creativity.
I think that it is a worthy speculation that when it comes to the longevity of a quilt, crazy quilts may not prove to be as sturdy as traditional quilts, due to the substitution of seam allowance patchworking with raw edge piecing, as demonstrated in this particular quilt. But I think that with good care and love, these quilts can become heirlooms just the same as other quilts.
Either way, crazy quilts make excellent doll quilts because - let's face it - dolls are pretty easy on their quilts!
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