How to Make a One Color Crumb Quilt Block

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

Materials Used:

– Sewing machine – Sewing thread – Rotary cutter – Bits of fabric – Ironing board

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. 

Step 4:

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. This just helps keep everything flat and easier to work with. 

Step 5: Iron

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How to Make a One Color Crumb Quilt Block– Video Tutorial