Step 2: This Is Optional.

You completely don't have to do this step, and if you don't have a fancy machine that embroiders you can certainly do it by hand. I just mainly wanted a cool embroidered focal point (and an excuse to play with my machine.

Each embroidery machine is certainly different, so you'll want to follow the directions for what you have.

1. Pick out your fabric for the center piece, and cut it so it's big enough for your embroidered design (my design is about 2") with plenty of space around it to actually trim a shape into it later.

2. Cut a piece of sticky stabilizer, big enough to fit in your hoop, and position your fabric in the center, then center it in the hoop itself.

3. Do your thing. Or really, let the machine do it's thing. Sit back and check your email or something.

4. Once it's finished remove it from the hoop, remove all of the stabilizer, and press.
Thanks for the great instructable. Here is a picture of my quilt top I recently finished. Now I am working on putting the backing and binding on. I used a variety of fabrics in my squares, including ties. Just thought I would share.
<p>looks so cool!!! I was wondering what it would look like all done! Thanks for posting. I am wondering if you can make it into a frayed quilt? I think that would really amp it up</p>
Thank you! Yes, I think if you just sewed it together kind of like opposite that way you could fray the edges that you sewed. That would be really fun. <br><br>Glad you liked it :)
That looks fantastic!!! I love it!
Thanks! It's such an easy and fun type of quilt to make.
Thank you for sharing:) I am attempting a quilt ans a pillow case today. Id like to do a similar style for dog beds.(out of a maybe velvet )
<p>First time making a quilt square of any kind, and twenty years since I last touched a sewing machine, and this was fantastically clear and helpful! And I clipped all my threads and ironed after every step. :) </p>
<p>Really enjoyed making ! I made a cape instead of a quilt, I make capes for kids in hospital and I thought why not make a crazy cape I just hope it is not to heavy for them and I found it very relaxing as well so I think I might make a quilt for me next. Thank you instructables </p>
<p>Super fun to make! Enough of a challenge for angling/placing the strips to keep it fascinating and no need to worry about numbering or predetermined/exacting details that can make quilting a bit tedious. Just sew and go, (of course clip and iron). I'm going through my scrap pile bags hoping I can make 11 more blocks. Thanks for a great Instructables! </p>
<p>Thank you so much for these instructions, these blocks are so cool!! You make me want to start quilting!!</p>
<p>Wow! I've been looking for this type of block to try out. The instructions are great, so I'll have a go. </p>
Is there a link to the video instructions for this block?
<p>Thank you for the videos this was real help full. I have only done a few quilts, I'm a self taught sewer, but quilting is a lot different. Now I want to do a baby blanket, with emboridery in the center. Thanks again.</p>
<p>Thank you for the awesome instructions. I can't wait to use up my valuable scraps on something beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.</p>
<p>I have a Crazy Quilt top I would like to have hand-quilted. The crazy quilt top measures 80&quot; X 114&quot;. What bed size will the finished size be with this quilt? I only have a full size bed and I'm thinking this quilt top is way to large for a full size bed. Can this Crazy quilt top be taken apart to make it for a full size bed? </p>
<p>Thank you so much! I wanted to make a pillow with an embroidered focal point, but wanted to do something more interesting than another log cabin block. </p>
Fabulous thank you,as a self taught patch-worker I wondered how to do crazy patchwork on a machine. Great pics easy instructions.WELL DONE!.
Love it! I can't wait to try it. ^_^
You have absolutely MADE my day ! :) Thank you SO much !
Love, love, LOVE how easy this quilt is to make! I have always wanted to compile all of my unruly fabric scraps into a beautiful crazy quilt, but have never had the patience to cut all those perfectly measured and even pieces. Thanks to you, I'm on my way! Here are my first 2 squares:
Gorgeous! I love it! You did a fantastic job! I look forward to making one myself soon....Think I may put a twist on it...I'll show it off when I do....
I'm glad you like it! I look forward to seeing your project!
Soooo excited for my current project (this)!
That's great! You should post a picture when you're done. :)
Absolutely gorgeous. This is the kind of quilt I can fall in love with. :)
Thank you for the great instructable! I have been saving boxes of my kids clothes for years with the idea of making quilts for them, but I wasn't sure how to go about it because I didn't want to just make plain squares. This is so much easier than it looks &amp; I can't wait to try it!
This looks fun! I finally have something to do with all those halloween scraps I cant stop collecting, yaaay.
Excellent! I never knew it was so easy. And I second the request for a follow-up tutorial on assembly. ;)
Neat, I love all the bright fabrics!
Should that be 12 1/2&quot; instead of 12 1/5&quot;?
Yeah, sorry about that!
That looks cool! Nice instructable.
Awesome! I never knew how this was done - it always looked so complicated. Will you teach us how to put them all together now? :D
ha ha... give me a chance to make a few more, and certainly!!

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