Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Today, instead of another embroidery stitch, I thought I would share with you my Crazy Patch tutorial.   This block I found free on the internet.   Once you print this little block you can then start placing and stitching your own choice of fabrics.   After you have printed off this block, I suggest you take it to a photocopy place and have it enlarged by at least 25%. 

You start with a piece of muslin or homespun.  I cut it slightly larger than the diagram.  You then transfer the lines to your base fabric.  I use a very light grey lead pencil.  It is also a good idea to mark your numbers on to your fabric as well, as long as the fabrics you are going to use are not see through.  Another way to do crazy patch is to actually baste the photocopied piece on to the back of the base fabric.  You can then just stitch through the lines and remove the paper later with a small sharp pair of scissors (very carefully I might add).


Place your first piece of fabric on top of your muslin/homespun. I then flip the fabric over to the reverse.  You should be able to see your pencil outline through the fabric.   Baste your first piece completely around all the lines that join for your No.1.

Now flip back to the front and pin your second piece on the joining line between No.1 and No.2.   Stitch on this line and then flip the fabric open and pin.
Continue in this way until all the pieces are in place.  It is a good idea to press each piece open after attaching.


Once you have attached the final piece, give it a press and baste it all the way around.  
Over the next few weeks, I will be adding some decorative stitches for you to either copy or even add your own favourite stitches to make it unique.


  1. Oh that's how they do it, how cool! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for the comment Mel. Glad you could follow my pictures :)

  2. Oh that is so cool. I've always wondered how that works!

  3. Glad you were able to follow the idea Jane. Love your blog too by the way :)

  4. I pinned this. This is definitely a tutorial I would like to use. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

  5. Not at all Kate. Thanks for sharing my tutorial on Pinterest :)