How to Make a Color Crumb Out of a Single Colored Fabric

If you’re the type of quilter who saves these small pieces of fabric and your scrap bin is a bit out of control then this is a great idea to use up those fabric scraps.

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:

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

Sort your fabric scraps by color.

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. 

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