by Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell
Cardstock Appliqué Crazy Piecing
This is a technique class from the book that will show student how easy it is to piece crazy quilt blocks with curves by using cardstock that you can buy at any hobby or office supply store. It is a great beginning crazy quilt class. In this class they will learn how to piece a block by using a combination of hand appliqué and machine sewing. After the student is comfortable with crazy piecing a block, they could use the same pattern and repeat as many times as needed to make a quilt with a great crazy quilt feel to it.
Class Supply List
Required Text: Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy by Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell
1/4 quarter yard of muslin
5 fat quarters of fabric
One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
Fine tip permanent marker and air erase pen or chalk pencil that will contrast with the fabrics used
Scissors for fabric and paper
Basic sewing supplies: thread, pins, ruler cutter and cutting mat and iron
Several ironing stations are needed, because each piece is ironed and it has been sewn into place.
The teacher should create sample blocks in different colors and styles of fabric so the students can see the endless color and fabric choices they have. These blocks can be made from quilter's cotton and can be beautiful without embellishment if they want to make quilts that can be used.
More information on the Cardstock Appliqué Crazy Piecing can be found on pages 11-13 in Val and Allie's book.
The cardstock appliqué crazy piecing method will be mastered by the end of class. Students may want to create an entire quilt based on their class experience, not even embellishing it but quilting the assembled blocks when done. An already made quilt hanging in the shop would be a great way to sell fabric packs to make the quilt.