Beginners Guide to Crazy Patchwork

By Wendy Gardiner

This is a fabulous patchwork technique for beginners and the results are simply stunning! Starting with an uneven 5-sided shape, you add strips of fabric to create a wonderfully wonky but eye-catching patch. Wendy teaches this technique to beginners because it combines the crazy patch style with stitch and flip technique for a fabulous result so you quickly feel confident. There are no fiddly corners and seams to match and you don’t have to be hyper accurate!

It’s easy, its fast and it will leave you raiding your fabric remnants to make more! You only need fabric scraps and a little wadding and you are good to go!

You can watch this video as many times as you like, pause and replay so that you can really get to grips with the technique at your leisure.

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About the tutor

Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner has successfully worked as a writer, teacher and author in the sewing industry all her working life, during which time she has been editor of several leading sewing magazines as well as having written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee from Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine and published this March, Take Two Fat Quarters Home and Take Two Fat Quarters Gifts.

Wendy has also written and presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for Hemline haberdashery and Simplicity Limited. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends with her friend and colleague Jennie Rayment, teaches a weekly class and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own website.

Wendy is also an occasional guest presenter on Create & Craft TV plus she works with leading pattern and haberdashery companies in the UK, and organises the extensive workshop programmes for The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting and Stitching Shows. 

Wendy is also the Brand Ambassador for the McCall Pattern Company. Wendy has a strong reputation and indeed fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for all things to do with sewing.

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