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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 25 June 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617457739
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £24.99
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Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts


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

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Book Description

'...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!

About the Author

About Kathy Seaman Shaw

Kathy Seaman Shaw teaches sewing, ribbon embroidery and quilting at regional guilds and the community college in her area. Her blog series of free, online crazy-quilt courses began in 2011 and continues to draw visitors from around the world. For more information visit


Postcard Reviews

I just love embroidery and this book has over 400 stitch designs.

Even a complete beginner would be able to sew the amazing stitches and along with the instructions, hints and tips, this is a book that definitely earns it's shelf space.

The book is set in three sections: templates, stitch instructions and design illustrations. The abundance of colour is both amazing and inspiring.

Advice on which needle to choose, and there are many.. embellishments to finish your design and much much more helps grow your embroidery know-how and enhance your skills.

I especially loved the Stitch Template idea and I will be definitely make one. I have not come across this idea before and think it's a genius idea.

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 youre a crazy quilter whos always looking for seam ideas, or if youre an aspiring crazy quilter who isnt 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!'

Read Mary Corbet's full review here.

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