Introduction: Crazy Quilt

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This is a great way to recycle clothes your child has outgrown or destroyed.

Materials :
                  Old clothes or scrap fabric
                  Batting or an old fleece blanket
                  An old sheet or backing fabric
                  Sharp scissors
                  Sewing machine

Step 1:

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Cut lots of squares being sure to keep all lines strait. The larger the squares the easier your quilt will come together.

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Determine the size of your quilt by laying out your squares. Overlap edges to account for seam allowances. I used an old baby blanket as the batting, so mine will be a small throw.

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Sew rows of the same size squares together the width of the quilt.

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Sew all the strips together.

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Trim to make sure all three layers are the same.

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Sew all layers together on three sides, leaving the top open. Keep the right sides of the fabric facing each other, and the batting layer on the outside.

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Flip inside out. Now you can pin and sew the top side closed.

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Sew a straight stitch close to the edge on all sides. Sew a random pattern over the entire quilt. 
Now your finished! Once you have made this easy quilt you can come up with all sorts of intricate patterns. They will be cherished by family members for generations, and maybe stop sewing from being a lost art.


sweetgirlnicki (author)2013-01-24

Very cute! Your instructions make it look so easy!

breeadinjennahsgammy68 (author)2012-01-14

What size is ur squares?

13571357 (author)2011-07-24


cathycutler (author)2011-04-13

So creative. I love this idea. Great job!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-03-16

This crazy quilt is an awesome re-use project! Well done.

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