Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts by Kathy Seaman Shaw


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480 Embroidered Seam Designs & 36 Stitch-Template Designs for Perfect Placement by Kathy Seaman Shaw

‘…for anyone interested in general surface embroidery, it’s a wonderful thing to have a nice repertoire of decorative band stitching, and this book provides just that!’ Mary Corbet, Needle ‘n Thread

You don’t have to be a master embroiderer to create beautiful crazy-quilt seams! With 480 seam designs to inspire your creativity, you’ll learn to stitch with uniform spacing for a professional appearance. Line everything up perfectly with five pages of full-size stitch templates and dozens of step-by-step illustrations. Then dress up embroidered seams with sparkly beads, buttons, sequins, and silk ribbon embellishments for endless creative combinations!

Needle ‘n Thread

‘Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts is one of those visually exciting books, but it is much, much more. Its a practical guide to traditional crazy quilting, presented in a very organized, accessible way for beginners and beyond.

The book is organized and direct. Its easy to grasp the guiding concept behind Kathys method of building embellished seams for crazy quilting. It provides practically an infinite resource for seam embellishing, by combining and mixing and matching the different layouts, elements, and stitches offered in the book.

If you’re a crazy quilter whos always looking for seam ideas, or if you’re an aspiring crazy quilter who isn’t sure where to start with building decorative seams, the book will provide you with all kinds of ideas and inspiration, based on some very simple concepts.

If you love stitch combinations, color, texture, and just fun explorations with your needle and thread, then the book is for you, too!’


  • Size: 216×280 mm

Additional information

Weight .530 kg
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 3 cm