In between the soft pieces and the structured ones, Applebaum was making pieces like this, one of the semi-three-dimensional crocheted quilts she sells in her online shop. Her obsession with craft, she says, began as an obsession with junk; her regular thrift-store outings turned her on to a world of neglected afghans. She thought she could rescue them and transform them into something beautiful.
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In between the soft pieces and the structured ones, Applebaum was making pieces like this, one of the semi-three-dimensional crocheted quilts she sells in her online shop. Her obsession with craft, she says, began as an obsession with junk; her regular thrift-store outings turned her on to a world of neglected afghans. She thought she could rescue them and transform them into something beautiful.