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Avonlea Revisited: crazy quilt and traditional embroidery techniques

Avonlea Revisited crazy quilted and embroidered vest by Christen Brown

Suggestions for use of this pattern are: create a vest, purse, pillow, or other unique artwork with these techniques: machine double needle quilting; traditional embroidery with and bead and button embellishment.


Day One

Christen has a unique technique for preparing the sections to be pieced. The basic technique of stitch and flip fabric-piecing method, will be covered along with a few tricks on getting yourself out of those difficult situations. A pieced fabric fan and fabric yo-yos will be demonstrated to further enhance your work.

Day Two

Embroidery and beading are covered on the second day. The embroidery is traditional crazy-pieced embroidery using contemporary threads. Beads are also used as embellishment.

The skills needed for this project are covered in Crazy Piecing 101 and BEBE.

Intermediate skills required

Machine sewing skills, embroidery skills recommended.

The class handout includes the instructions for the piecing and the embellishment, it does NOT INCLUDE a garment, purse or pillow pattern.

Class Specifics:

  • 2 days/ six hours each day
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Suggested Knowledge: traditional embroidery skills, machine sewing skills, ribbonwork skills
  • Supply list available after class time is determined.

    The class fee does not include any supplies, only the teacher's time and the handout. This is a technique project therefore you will not have a completed project at the end of the class.

    Gallery Artwork:

  • Private Lessons

    • A Private Lesson held at my studio for one to three students is held for a minimum of three hours/maximum of six hours. Cost per hour is $20.00 for each student. Estimated total: $60.00/$120.00 per student, this time frame will not allow everything covered in the handout.
    • A Group Lesson held at a store or other location for four to seven students will cost $96.00 per student for the group for the two days at 6 hr. per day.
    • A Group Lesson held at a store or other location for eight to fifteen students will cost $700.00 for the group for the group for the two days at 6 hr. a day.
    • For further details see Class Terms for Groups.
    pattern instructions by Christen Brown


    Clear line drawings illustrate the crazy piecing techniques, the embroidery and embellishing techniques. The instructions do not include a pattern for the vest.

    This booklet is printed in black on colored 8-1/2" x 11" reprographic paper and comes enclosed in a clear, resealable plastic bag.

    For a photograph of the completed project, click on the printer image above to print from your system.

    $17.50 + shipping & handling (added after you enter contact information during PayPal checkout)

    [California residents must pay sales tax]

    Avonlea Revisited crazy quilted and embroidered vest by Christen Brown
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    Supplies available in the Store related to this project are:

  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Threads

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