Time for some crazy patchwork!

I realise that, quite a few cushions in, I’ve got some glorious, toning scraps and have been plotting a racy patchwork cushion! It’s crazy because, unlike normal patchwork, it’s random shapes and sizes. It lacks the beautiful precision of traditional patchwork, but you can create some wonderful effects.

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Select your fabrics carefully, put your first scrap, raw edges and all on your backing fabric.

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You sew the second piece to the first, back of the new piece to the top of the first, creating a seam at one of the edges.

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Flip the second piece of fabric so it's right side up, finger press it and sew a line of top stitching down the seam.

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Carry on building the fabrics up by sewing, flipping and top stitching. I had intended to add lots of fancy machine embroidery to the seams, but the fabrics are so rich that I think it would spoil it

For some inspirational ideas for crazy patchwork search for “crazy patchwork” images.

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