I’m not a quilter. I’ve made three full-size quilts and three baby quilts, but I have yet to do it right. Nor do I intend to. I’ve tried the real way of doing it. All those titchy little details that can cause a quilt to warp and twist if you aren’t careful drive me nuts. Instead, I make crazy quilts.
How to make a crazy quilt.
Step 1: Acquire a large pile of scraps through the natural processes involved in sewing.
Step 2: Clear a floor
Step 3: Place the scraps together, face up, with a minimum of 1/2 inch overlap. Pin.
Step 4: Run through the sewing machine on maximum zig zag stitch set for around 24 stitches per inch.
Step 5: Repeat until you have built up a pieced-together section large enough to cover one side.
Step 6: Repeat the previous steps all over again until you have another side built.
Step 7: Lay one side out face down (hope your floor it big enough). Cover this with the quilt batting. Place the other side on top of both of the other two face up. Pin in place.
Step 8 : I run the whole thing through the machine. I don’t recommend this, actually, as I tend to break needles in the process, but I’m not going to sit around with a hoop and put those ugly little tufts of yarn through both sides to hold it in place, or take the time to stitch it all together by hand.
Step 9: Wrap a strip of fabric or blanket edging around the outside edging of the quilt. Stitch.
Easy as pie.