Single Color Block Crumb Quilt

If you’re the type of quilter who saves these small pieces of fabric and your scrap bin is a bit out of control.

I like to have some sort of theme when crumb piecing. To me, this helps the overall look to be more aesthetically pleasing.

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: 

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

Chain piece the crumbs together.

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:


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Easy Tutorial for One Color Crumb Quilt Block – Video Tutorial