Cut five pieces from three templates to create a Crazy Patch block that finishes 8”. All of the pieces can be cut from scraps, 6” strips or 10” pre-cuts. Make a crazy quilt by embellishing the seams with your favorite embroidery stitches.
To Make One 8″ Finished Block
1. Select 5 assorted fabrics. Working with the fabrics right side up on your cutting surface cut the following:
• 1 of template A
• 1 of template B, positioning the black line on the template on a straight cut edge of the fabric (Fig.1)
• 2 of template C
• 1 of Template D
2. Arrange the pieces as shown in the layout diagram. (Fig. 2)
Stitch the D rectangle to one C piece. Press the seam toward the darker fabric.
Stitch fabric A to the bottom edge of the D/C unit. Press the seam toward piece A.
3. Stitch the B piece to the remaining C piece. Press the seam toward the darker fabric. (Fig. 3)
4. Stitch the A/C/D unit to the B/C unit. Notice that the clipped corners allow for perfect positioning. Press the seam to one side. (Fig. 4)
5. Your block will measure 8 1/2″ including seam allowance. It will measure 8″ in your finished quilt. (Fig. 5)
To Cut The Templates from a 10″ Square
1. Stack as many squares as you are comfortable cutting at one time, with all fabrics facing right side up. If all of the squares are not right side up you will be cutting mirror image blocks.
2. Place the D template in the bottom right corner of the squares as shown, approximately 1/2″ from the bottom edge. Position the C template next to the D template and hold in place. Position any long ruler against the angled edge of the C template so that it extends completely across the squares. Cut along the edge of the ruler.
3. From the smaller section cut the B template and one C template as shown. From the larger section cut one A template, then one D template and the second C template.
To Cut The Templates from a 6″ Strip
1. Trim the folded edge. Turn the strip segments over so that each of the fabric strips are facing right side up. If you do not turn the strips right side up you will be cutting mirror image blocks.
2. Working from the trimmed fold, cut one D template. Cut one C template then rotate the template 180° and cut a second C template.
3. Position the black line on the A/B template on the bottom edge of the strip and cut one B template.
4. Cut the remaining section of fabric into two strips 3″ wide. From one of those strips cut one A template.
* A standard fabric with 40 or more inches usable will have enough strip left to cut an additional D or C piece before cutting it down for the A template. If you are making a scrappy quilt use the remaining 3 ” strip to cut additional A or B pieces.
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