Crazy Quilting

Crazy quilting was a very popular type of quilting in the late 1800s during the Victorian era. Ladies enjoyed piecing together different sized scraps of fancy fabrics to form blocks, and then embroidered and embellished the quilt blocks. They called this crazy quilting. Sometimes they used appliques, beads, embroidered designs, or ribbons—the more elaborate the better. The quilts usually were used as display quilts to show one’s skill in embroidery, and generally not made for heavy use. Nowadays, crazy quilts can be made with almost any fabric, and embroidered as much or as little as you like. The choice is up to you.

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