What does the phrase crazy quilt mean?
singular noun [N of pl-n] If you describe something as a crazy quilt of other things, you mean that it is a mixture of those things without any pattern or order.
Do crazy quilts have batting?
Thanks! The embroidery on a crazy quilt block is normally done before you add the backing fabric and/or batting, Lila. (Actually many of the old quilts done in this style did not have batting inside them.)
Why was a crazy quilt given its name?
A crazy quilt rarely has the internal layer of batting that is part of what defines quilting as a textile technique. Crazy Quilting takes name from pottery, where “crazed” glaze is scattered randomly over the surface of a pot.
When did crazy quilts become popular?
Crazy quilts were popular from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. They featured irregular shaped pieces of fabric sewn to a foundation fabric and then outlined with embroidery stitches. The most elaborate crazy quilts were made of silk satins and velvets and heavily embroidered with images of flowers and animals.