April 27, 2010

I had a few blocks left over that weren’t right for my new book for That Patchwork Place. It’s fun to have a pile of untapped potential!

Meet my newest little pattern, Sew Crazy.


Yes that’s right, it’s our favorite little sewing machine kept company by easy crazy-patch borders in a 15 x 15 mini-quilt. I used fusible machine appliqué on this one, but of course you can use whatever method you like.

I’m giving one away, but there’s a condition… if you win you have to make one in the next 6 months and send me a picture for the blog! :) Leave a comment before 7:00 p.m. California time on Friday, April 30, to enter the draw. U.S. and Canada only please.

Sew Crazy is available on the patterns page at By Kay Mackenzie.

until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


14 Responses to “Sew Crazy after all these years”

  1. Barb Rohrmayr on April 27th, 2010 12:10 pm

    How sweet is that ! It would just look so comfortable on my sewing room wall. I remember using my mom’s.It was a treadle. Good memories. BarbR

  2. Deb G on April 27th, 2010 2:56 pm

    Sew cute!! I love it!

  3. Debbie St.Germain on April 27th, 2010 6:56 pm

    That is a wonderful little pattern, perfect size and quick to make for gifts, for my sewing friends.


  4. Kim Jamieson-Hirst on April 28th, 2010 6:18 am

    Another cute pattern, Kay – how do you do it? I’d love to win this, but not sure if I’d be able to get it done, but I’d give it my best shot! It would give me an excuse to use all the fancy stitches on my sewing machine in those crazy patch pieces.

  5. Donna on April 28th, 2010 8:36 am

    It’s perfect for the sewing room and believe it or not, I think as a table topper too! I love how you can use your scraps – I’m really into that right now!

  6. Sandi M on April 28th, 2010 6:40 pm

    Very cute pattern, and I love the crazy patch pieces.

  7. Joan W on April 28th, 2010 7:33 pm

    I am a beginning appliquer – just got your book Easy Applique Blocks. I really like the patterns because they are truly easy, and I like the sewing machine mini – it’s cute and looks like something I might be able to do.

  8. Joan W on April 28th, 2010 10:10 pm

    Though Sew Crazy is very cute, on second thought, I think it is beyond me right now.

  9. Sandra Davidson on April 29th, 2010 8:29 am

    I love to applique and I would like to do one of your patterns ever since our chat on Maria Pegler’s site a few weeks ago

  10. kathy in nc on April 30th, 2010 10:56 am

    Oh Kay,~I love love love it~ Just like Grandma’s old treadle machine. I totally will make it… well.. I will..try that is..I mean…I wish my sewing looked like yours..in my dreams…hahaha :) does this date some of us gals? HAHA saying we remember our gramdma’s machine,my grandma had her mom’s treadle machine so we really went back. I still have the base of her treadle in my living room & use all the needle keepers from the drawers ~comfort~

  11. gert on April 30th, 2010 11:00 am

    what a blast from the past. adorable I would give it a try

  12. anna lee on April 30th, 2010 11:23 am

    Golly not right? I can not believe it.You should have a book of out takes-heehee this is fabulous. I would give it a try I think I could work with a 6 mo deadline, possiblly, I love a good book & a challenge and working with a memory, I too had a granny with a treadle in her pristine basement & she would go a mile a minute~vroom~tree backs for the family landscape co when I was a wee child, she really could not sew much else she said. But she told stories of how her mom taught her to sew on the treadle & how important. that was then for a girl to know.hmmm I think she maybe she just married my grandpa who was kinda rich & stopped sewing, too bad. I dragged her down to teach me in baby steps. if only she would have quilted with me.

  13. Staci on May 2nd, 2010 4:54 am

    How adorable! I love your little sewing machine! Love it in the bright red! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Kay on May 2nd, 2010 9:42 am

    Hi guys… love all the memories of old-timey sewing machines. Kim, that’s a great idea about using fancy stitches on the seams of the crazy patches! Just like the vintage crazy quilts.