from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A patchwork quilt of pieces of cloth of various shapes, colors, and sizes, sewn together in an irregular pattern.
  • noun A disorderly mixture; a hodgepodge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A quilt or cover for a bed, sofa, etc., made of crazy-work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A quilt made from random patches, without any unifying design.
  • noun figuratively, by extension An uncoordinated jumble of things, ideas, practices, policies, etc.

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  • noun a patchwork quilt without a design


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  • (n): a patchwork quilt without a design

    Crazy quilts feature odd shaped and sized pieces of fabric of varying types. Many feature velvets and other fancy fabric. There is top-stitching and applique on many crazy quilts.

    January 21, 2008

  • Cf. crazy-work.

    December 1, 2010

  • crazy-quilt is a a style of patchwork done in a haphazard manner.

    December 1, 2010