Do you love making projects that combine a variety of techniques? Zoe Clifton’s Crazy Patchwork Block Holder incorporates appliqué, machine embroidery, crazy patchwork and quilting and results in an appealing and ever-so-practical folder for storing works in progress.
Full written instructions, illustrated with close-up colour photos and diagrams, are provided in addition to the online class
A comprehensive materials list ensures that you’ll have everything you need to successfully complete your block holder
Learn how to select fabrics for crazy patchwork and see Zoe’s project made in two very different colourways
Watch while Zoe prepares shapes for fusible web appliqué and then sews them in place using free-motion machine stitching
See Zoe create a crazy patchwork panel and demonstrate how to use the fancy stitches built in to many sewing machines to great effect
The embroidery design and all appliqué shapes are provided full-size, ready to trace
This project could be readily adapted to make a cushion, table runner or tote bag
Suitable for a beginner crafter with some experience of machine sewing
Chapter 1: Meet Zoe Clifton (4 mins). Shop owner, pattern designer and book author - Zoe has done it all. Find out more about her.
Chapter 2: What you'll need (7 mins) Zoe describes exactly what you'll need to make this project and provides tips on how to choose fabrics that will work effectively for crazy patchwork.
Chapter 3: Machine appliqué (22 mins) Watch Zoe prepare shapes for fusible-web appliqué, ready the background fabric, set up her sewing machine for free-motion stitching and then appliqué and embroider the design.
Chapter 4: Crazy patchwork (27 mins) Zoe demonstrates how to position and sew fabrics for crazy patchwork. She discusses what to consider when choosing fancy machine embroidery stitches to cover the seams and how to join the crazy patchwork border to the appliqued centred block.
Chapter 5: Completing the block holder (12 mins) Zoe walks through the processes involved in assembling the folder, preparing and adding the handles, quilting, binding and finishing by sewing the felt pages inside.
Chapter 6: Zoe's Gallery (14 mins): Zoe hosts a 'show and tell' of her projects, which include a wide variety of styles and techniques.