Learn how to create exquisite machine embroidery on any sewing machine with confidence! Discover the properties of various fabrics and decorative threads for easier stitching. Test your machine for optimum performance. Audition embroidery stitches: multiple rows, free-motion, bobbin-work, and other styles. SEW CRAZY projects include a greeting card, pillow and pillow sleeve, sewing caddy, vest, needle tote, and bead quilt. AUTHORBIO: From a discovery of quiltmaking in the 1970s to her current endeavors in teaching, writing, and designing, Alice has maintained a strong connection to the quilt world. Alice developed easy machine techniques for sashiko, decorative machine embellishment, and crazy quilting. She has worked as a regular contributor to various publications and was honored by Threads Magazine as one of three invitational participants in the 2000 Design Challenge. REVIEW: Crazy quilting is a technique that allows the quilter to abandon the rigors of precise patchwork for the creative allure of fancy decorative fabrics sewn on a foundation cloth and embellished with decorative stitches, lace, beads, charms, and other trinkets to make quilts, vests, pillows, and more. Traditionally, all this was done by hand. This volume translates the crazy-quilting process to the modern sewing machine, preserving the enchanting quirkiness while….