Crazy Quilting measures a little more than 5-1/2" x 7-1/2", so it doesn't take up a ton of work space. Not too big and not too small -- it's just right.
On to the content.
"Ten Ways to Patch a Crazy Quilt"
Once you've chosen a technique, you'll work through it in a step-by-step manner, with lots of color photographs to help guide you.
Getting Ready to Crazy QuiltYou'll find the tools you need to choose fabrics, threads and foundations. The author discusses color and helps you gain inspiration from the things you see around you. She also helps you select tools and organize a handy workspace.
Stitches, Stitches and More Stitches
Stitch illustrations are much larger than I've seen in many other books, and are accompanied by descriptive text -- a helpful combination.
Other EmbellishmentsAppliqué, beads, buttons, tassels, cording, lace, punchneedle -- and much more. You'll find a chapter devoted to ribbonwork. The author shows you how to paint and stamp ribbons and fabrics for one-of-a-kind looks. She describes marbling, a subject dear to my heart. Couching and machine work are also covered.
Finishing Your Crazy QuiltThe author doesn't neglect finishing tasks -- you'll find a well written basics section with the information you need to add borders and complete your crazy quilt.
Have I mentioned every topic covered in the book? No -- I would need way more space than is available here to do that. I'll sum it up by saying that beginners and experienced crazy patch fans won't be disappointed with J. Marsha Michler's guidance -- it's a must-have for your library.