Crumb Quilt Block Made With One Color

After making a quilt top, it’s not unusual to be left with a ton of tiny pieces of fabric.

Anything beyond longer strips and bigger pieces is what quilters like to call crumbs. And sewing those crumbs together you can make crumb blocks.

What is crumb quilting?

Crumb quilting is essentially just making a scrap quilt but with really small, and sometimes oddly shaped scraps of fabrics – crumbs!

Step 1:Sort your fabric scraps by color.

It does look a little bit nicer if the shades are grouped together. I try to find the smallest pieces to start with. 

I try to find pieces that are similar in size. Then line them up, right sides to right sides with a shared edge.

Step 2: Line your crumbs up.

Step 3: Chain piece the crumbs together. 

Next, you chain-piece them together with the sewing machine.  I use a scant ¼” seam when I’m doing these. 

When I feel like I have enough pieces together, I cut the thread. 

Each time I add a crumb to another piece, I take them to my wool pressing mat and press the seams with my iron to one side.

Step 4: Iron.

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Easy Tutorial for One Color Crumb Quilt Block – Video Tutorial