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Crazy Quilt Blocks are a great way to use up scraps from your scrap pile and the blocks come together in no time!  It’s a win win!

This tutorial uses a foundation piece and the stitch and flip method.  Lets get going!

Start with a piece of muslin approximately 1/2″ larger than your desired block size.  I want a 12 1/2″ unfinished block so I’m starting with a 13″ piece of muslin.  The added 1/2″ is to allow for some wiggle room when squaring up your finished block. Place your scrap of fabric near the center of the muslin right side up.  Your scrap can be a square, rectangle or triangle, but I wanted this to be a bit wonky so I’m using a shape with 5 sides.

crazy quilt block tutorial


Line up a second scrap of fabric, right sides together, along one of the five edges.  Sew a 1/4” seam.



Flip new piece over to cover seam, and press.

crazy quilt block tutorial

note: if you want to add a decorative top stitch, add it now… right on top of the fold.  Raw ends will be covered as you add scraps.


With right sides together, align next scrap on side to the right and sew 1/4” seam.

crazy quilt block tutorial


Flip seam, press open and continue working around adding to each of the five sides.  Trim away excess as you go.

crazy quilt block tutorial


When your muslin foundation piece is covered, trim block to desired size and…

You’re Done!!!

crazy quilt block tutorial

Crazy Quilt Block Tutorial


5 thoughts on “Crazy Quilt block Tutorial”

  1. Thanks for the information on doing a ‘Crazy Quilt block’, not my cup of tea but I’m up to the challenge! Now to pull the scraps out and to get started.
    From Middle Tennessee.

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