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Thread: Any member working on crumb quilts these days?

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    I finished 2 crumb quilts about 2 months ago.

    For a while now, I have been back and forth to the hospital almost every day visiting a family member who has a brain injury. I want to make another crumb quilt to take my mind off the worry. They are just mindless sewing and let me feel productive without having to concentrate on the layout.
    Started the 'crumbs' last night after getting home. I got 2 done. They aren't trimmed but I'm trying for a 7.5" unfinished block.

    Anyone else working on a CQ now?

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    Have to agree with you, sewing up a bunch of crumb blocks is a greaat way to help with your current stress levels, I do it all the time. Too many projects going right now to make any crumbs but when these projects are finished I'll have lots of crumbs to use.
    May in Jersey

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    i have an (on-going) crumb--but i've been making yo-yo's lately- another (mindless) good for waiting (pass-time)
    and for some reason i am really enjoying the process.
    been sitting at hospice house the past couple weeks.

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    Never heard of crumb quilts.

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    what is a crumb quilt.???? I thought i had heard them all but this is a new one for me and I'vehave beeen quilting for some forty years . need tomake one so explain. thanks

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    what is a crumb quilt.???? I thought i had heard them all but this is a new one for me and I'vehave beeen quilting for some forty years . need tomake one so explain. thanks

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    If you go to Quiltville.com which is Bonnie hunters site you can see what a crumb quilt is. She does a tutorial on it. She also has many other scrappy quilt projects. i have done several of them.

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    You can use the 'search' option given at the top of this page. Just type in any word/s you want to search and you'll get a list. Here is a link to my search for 'crumb quilts'.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+quilts&u=&s=0

    Here is Bonnie's crumb quilt.

    http://www.quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml

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    OOPS.....sorry, I didn't mean to post again. :oops:

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    Have you posted a picture of your crumb quilts?

    I am working on a crumb quilt now. Here is a link to one of the blocks. Warning: They are bright!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-110341-1.htm

    Here is a picture of the 4" crumbs I'm working on.

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    These are fabulous! I keep all my bits, and have quite a good pile - now I know what to do with them! Is this what used to be called a "crazy" quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion T
    These are fabulous! I keep all my bits, and have quite a good pile - now I know what to do with them! Is this what used to be called a "crazy" quilt?
    Crumbs are similar to crazy quilts but crazy quilts are beautifully embellished. Some gorgeous crazy quilts have been posted - here's a link to one of them http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-113115-1.htm

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    Crackers...I sent you a PM..

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    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?

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    I have a just finished top waiting to go to the quilters.

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    I'd gotten a whole checkbook box full of 2 inch squares already cut - but not necessary square - so I made 4-patch blocks out of them as I wondered desperately how my newest little great nephew was doing in the hospital.. they had no idea what was wrong, expecting the worst, taking tests daily and ruling out everything as they went, finding in the end it was lactose intollerance and reflux... so i got a lot of blocks finished during that time, and as they came to a conclusion, so did I with that little box of squares; 81 blocks when finished!

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    Yes I have ongoing crumbs and string quilts with all my small pieces that are left overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alapetitechaise
    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?
    I came across this pdf. Great info on size of scraps and how to organize them.

    http://web.mac.com/merryquilts/Doubl...rapControl.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by alapetitechaise
    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?
    Hi alapetitechaise, Crumb quilts are made with odd shapes and strips too. Strings are made with strips.

    Here is a link to Izy’s tutorial for crumbs: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-6930-1.htm

    Here is a link to a tutorial of Ditter's for string quilts: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-60791-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alapetitechaise
    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?
    Good question I was wondering that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappylady
    Quote Originally Posted by alapetitechaise
    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?
    Good question I was wondering that too.
    Guess I asked that question at the right time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alapetitechaise
    Are crumb quilts the same as string quilts?
    No crumb quilts are pieces of any shape or size sewn together and then after you have a big enough area you cut out a square for your block.

    String quilts are blocks of strips sewn together

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    Crumbs are a daily thing in this house... :) check out my post about scrappy monster

    :)

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    I call mine confusion but it is almost the same. I do a couple of things differantly but it is the same concept.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30920-1.htm

    I make all sorts of things with mine. I make small stuff so I use them to make hotpads bookmarks checkbook covers etc.

    Here is a recap of the steps I use

    No foundation. Just stick the fabric under the needle and sew.

    1. join 3-6 pieces per section
    2. join sections together
    3. Add long pieces between sections whereever
    or on the sides of sections
    4. Always angle seams rather than straight seams
    for more interest
    5. Watch out for holes in construction
    6. Sew then trim for faster and easier process
    7. When you have an idea of where you are going to cut
    and there isn't enough fabric for a corner
    Just add a piece across that part to fill in
    8. Lay a template on your confusion fabric you have created
    Move it around until you have found the look you like.
    9. Don't lay the template so a seam lays on the edge of where
    you will be cutting. That might make the seam fray apart
    10 I try to avoid any square shapes in my preview. Angles are
    so much more interesting.

    My mom's checkbook I made for her
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    Some hotpads I made
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    This is one of my favorites. I love the look of it
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    I'm working on one, creating squares when I want to do mindless stitching or in between other projects. Sometimes I just need a change from what I am working on (which probably explains why I have so many projects under construction at the same time,LOL). :lol:

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