Crazy fun sampler pattern (PDF)


The crazy fun sampler is a brilliant pattern if you would like to learn a variety of patchwork techniques. It is totally beginner friendly and can be a fun make for a more experienced patchworker too.

We’ve made the project charm pack friendly, a charm pack being a pack of 42 5″ squares. By buying you fabric in this way you get a great variety which adds interest to your project. Plus with the the average charm pack costing around £12-£15 this becomes an incredibly affordable way to have an introduction to patchwork without making everything just too small. There is of course no reason why you can’t cut a variety of 5″ squares for yourself either.

If you fancy working on something that will be a but larger the pattern is sized to work with layer cakes too. A layer cake is a set of 42 10″ squares, again each pack will contain a large number of coordinating fabrics.

The project  lends itself to personalisation as the pattern contains a variety of techniques and it is up to you which blocks you choose to make and use. Your layout can also vary as you look to spread your dominant colours throughout the finished work.

  • Pre cut friendly
  • Stash Friendly
  • Beginner level

Fabric requirements

For a small mini quilt/floor cushion cover front (finished size approx 25″):

  • 1 x charm pack (42 x 5″ squares)
  • 3/4m background fabric

For the lap quilt front (finished size approx 50″ square)

  • 1 x layer cake (42 x 10″ squares)
  • 1m of background fabric

See Sarah demonstrating this pattern in on Sewing Street in the video below (skip to 3.02 hours in)

You are purchasing a PDF pattern that will be available upon completion of checkout.

  • Pattern is one person use.
  • Do not copy, sell or distribute without written consent.
  • License to sell: You may sell the items you have made using this pattern as a small independent seller. Please credit the pattern design as Made and Making.

Corrections to previous editions

Courthouse steps:  piece 2 – 2 strips 2″ x 1″ ( 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″), piece 4 – 2 strips 3″ x 1 1/2″ (5″ x 3″)

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