No Scrap is Too Small in Crumb Quilting

After making a quilt top we can often be left with lots of small pieces of fabric that we don’t know what to do with.

Today, I’m going to talk about crumb piecing, or what is more commonly known as crumb quilting. 

In terms of fabric, a crumb is a small scrap of fabric that is usually a square or a rectangle.

What is a crumb?

STEP 1. Sort your crumbs by color if desired.

Collect all your scrap pieces of fabric together in a pile. I used neutral tones and low-volume fabrics for most of it.

STEP 2. Start with one of your smallest crumbs.

I sew those two pieces together with a scant quarter-inch seam and then find a third piece to add to one side.

STEP 3. Iron as you go.

Each time I add a crumb to another piece I then press the seams with my iron to keep everything flat. 

STEP 4. Work in Sections.

This helps you to make as much use of as many of those little pieces as possible.

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Crumb Quilting Video Tutorial