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Santa's Pack Crazy Quilted Ornament

Santa's Pack Crazy Quilted Ornament
Santa's Pack Crazy Quilt Ornament
Designed by J Marsha Michler
J. Marsha Michler has written extensive, informative and inspiring books on crazy quilting, so we asked her to design a special ornament for our web site visitors. You will be delighted at the effects of Kreinik metallic and silk threads for crazy quilting; for many projects, they're the only decorative threads you need to create beautiful work. The light-catching metallics and smooth, rich silk threads dance off the medley of fabrics and help you achieve exciting results. Use them in all kinds of stitches.
Use this project as an introduction to crazy quilting, which is becoming increasingly popular again (as it has over and over for centuries). You'll find crazy quilts in Pottery Barn catalogs, Martha Stewart, LL Bean, and many more home dec areas. If you've inherited an antique crazy quilt, hang on to it and enjoy its diverse beauty and the sense of fun that went into every stitch.

Materials needed:

For crazy patching:

  • scissors, dry iron, spray bottle of water, pins, ironing board
  • 1/2 yard of 100% cotton unbleached muslin fabric, pencil, ruler
  • Silk fabric scraps such as jacquard, crepe de chine
  • 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of silk fabric for shoulder strap
  • 100% cotton sewing thread, size 12 Sharp needle for basting

For embroidery:

  • Embroidery hoop, scissors, needles in various sizes

  • Kreinik Silk Serica in 8-10 shades of red, gold and green, such as: 3017, 1119, 1098, 4077, 1092, 4163, 4164, 2026, 2016

  • Kreinik Heavy (#32) Braid or Medium (#16) Braid for couching in 202HL and 5982, or any shades of gold and green

  • size 18 Chenille needle

  • Kreinik Silk Bella in gold, green (such as 2016 and 4164)


  • For assembling the pack:

  • 100% cotton sewing thread, any color that blends with the fabrics

  • two 1" metal rings (the type used for cafe curtains)

  • 24" soft 1/2" rayon ribbon, deep red

  • small amount of poly stuffing

  • miniature toys and other small objects

  • sturdy wire (I used paper clips bent open), pliers

  • white glue

  • fine beading needle, white beading thread

  • 18-inch length of Kreinik's Medium (#16) Braid, any shade of gold such as 202HL or 221


Click here to download the FREE instructions for this design. You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print this file. If you have trouble downloading this file and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Santa's Pack Crazy Quilt Ornament, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.