Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 158

Thread: Crumb quilts - I am in love!!

  1. #1
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I just tried crumb quilting for the first time, I am addicted!!! It is like putting together a creative jigsaw puzzle made of fabric. I have 2 UFO's that have to be done soon, but I am a crumb quilt junkie right now. Is anyone else bitten by the crumb bug? I have been saying pieces of all the projects I have been doing for the past 20 years, extra blocks, sample blocks, strips, etc. I feel so creative doing this. Any body interested in doing a crumb block monthly exchange? I am doing 6" finished blocks. I feel so "green" too right now, keeping the scraps out of the landfill (like I could throw away fabric, duh).

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    206
    i am new to all the lingo for quilting. What is crumb quilt?
    You make it sound inviting.

  3. #3
    Senior Member 1234Irene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    490
    Blog Entries
    11
    Can you post pics? Would love to see what yer talking about......

  4. #4
    Super Member Wine Woman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,224
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes please do post a picture! I've seen small crumb blocks that were made into a quilt and they are beautiful. I'm not sure where you would start! Then another one with random scrap pieces a little bigger thn the very small pieces and it was beautiful as well! There have been a few posted on the board if you do a search you will find them. I can't wait to see yours!

  5. #5
    Super Member grammy Dwynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,037
    Blog Entries
    2
    This is another one on my 'TO DO' list.

    Here is Bonnie Hunter's (Quiltville) link;

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...bs-crumbs.html

  6. #6
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    OMG.. I love CRUMB quilts... I am forever looking for scraps ..


    Heres the link to my post on how I began.. Its still a WIP.. Not a UFO as Im always making up blocks to attach to it between projects..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-67955-1.htm
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    3,141
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    OMG.. I love CRUMB quilts... I am forever looking for scraps ..


    Heres the link to my post on how I began.. Its still a WIP.. Not a UFO as Im always making up blocks to attach to it between projects..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-67955-1.htm
    hmmmmmm some of my crazy blocks look about like this... maybe I've been crumming all along and didn't know it.....
    I use this method to wind down.... it is so stressfree. I mean, so what if u mess up, its not expensive fabric , no set design , no keeping things in order... I love it...

    I just can't make myself throw fabric away.. even the tiniest pieces.. I save threads, clipping, dog ears, etc for stuffings and such.......

  8. #8
    Senior Member texpat45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    N Texas
    Posts
    533
    I love making crumb blocks! I have 4" & 6" blocks going. I prefer the larger blocks - my string blocks are 8" finshed - but the smaller ones are so cute! They look great as cornerstones.

  9. #9
    Super Member aorlflood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    currently living in WV
    Posts
    1,416
    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    Can you post pics? Would love to see what yer talking about......
    Here are pictures of a crumb quilt I did last month...
    Attached Images Attached Images


  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,923
    Blog Entries
    1
    love what you are all doing with the crumbs/scraps/bits of left overs...way to go....

  11. #11
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    Here are pictures of some that I have done and works in progress. I make them larger than the 6 .5" needed, and turned my clear templates in crazy angles to make different looks. the bits that I cut off, go into another block. love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver
    I just tried crumb quilting for the first time, I am addicted!!! It is like putting together a creative jigsaw puzzle made of fabric. I have 2 UFO's that have to be done soon, but I am a crumb quilt junkie right now. Is anyone else bitten by the crumb bug? I have been saying pieces of all the projects I have been doing for the past 20 years, extra blocks, sample blocks, strips, etc. I feel so creative doing this. Any body interested in doing a crumb block monthly exchange? I am doing 6" finished blocks. I feel so "green" too right now, keeping the scraps out of the landfill (like I could throw away fabric, duh).
    Attached Images Attached Images



  12. #12
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love the layout and the sashing, I love everything about crumbs.
    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    Can you post pics? Would love to see what yer talking about......
    Here are pictures of a crumb quilt I did last month...

  13. #13
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    I would like to participate but I have never participated in a block exchange. Do I make one and pass it to someone, or do I make a bunch and get a bunch.

    Also, can anyone tell me exactly what the difference is between crumb, string and crazy quilting? Will be watching for replies.

  14. #14
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    Look on the main forum page under block swaps, exchanges. I do a block of the month exchange there right now. Your partner chooses the theme or colors, or what have you. If there is enough interest, I would like to figure out a crumbs of the month swap, 6.5" unfinished, any color, any mix, do you think 3 different crumbs a month to swap would be too much? Let me know who is interested, would need at least 12 members, that would be 36 6.5" crumbs over a one year period.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    I would like to participate but I have never participated in a block exchange. Do I make one and pass it to someone, or do I make a bunch and get a bunch.

    Also, can anyone tell me exactly what the difference is between crumb, string and crazy quilting? Will be watching for replies.

  15. #15
    Super Member JJean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    2,499
    Sounds like fun! I keep all my scraps and have a couple of crumb blocks floating around someplace. A group would get me going to actually complete a quilt!

  16. #16
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    love what you are all doing with the crumbs/scraps/bits of left overs...way to go....
    This is what I do with some of the smaller scraps I got from you !!

    Thank you again for helping my crumb quilt 'grow' !!

  17. #17
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    28,394
    I thought crumb quilts were made out of 1 or 1-1/2" squares. I thought about it doubt I would really enjoy it. I need to use up some squares I have not used and lots and lots of large amounts of fabrics first.

  18. #18
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle
    I thought crumb quilts were made out of 1 or 1-1/2" squares. I thought about it doubt I would really enjoy it. I need to use up some squares I have not used and lots and lots of large amounts of fabrics first.
    everyone has different definitions for the same thing..

    IMHO- these are my interpretation..

    Crumb- scraps smaller than 2 inches, odd shaped
    postage stamp- 1.5 to 2 inch squares
    strings- long & thin.. 1x3 to 3-7 or longer..
    scraps- anything less than a fq but larger than 2x2

    crazy quilt- an embellished quilt
    scrap quilt- egads of different fabrics in a pattern layout
    Crumb quilt- crumbs sewn randomly to preferred quilt size or block..

  19. #19
    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Upstate, SC
    Posts
    3,236
    I love crumb quilts and strip quilts :)

  20. #20
    Super Member Charming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    1,941
    If anybody is still looking to buy scraps/strips/ all kinds of shapes i have a medium flat rate box full for $25 including shipping.

  21. #21
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I guess there are all sorts of styles for crumbs, strips, etc. this is the video that I first saw. My crumbs go from 1" square to left over pieces, no restrictions. I just create. It is so relaxing, not having to follow any rules, color matching, etc. Just create.

    www.quilt-video.com

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver
    I just tried crumb quilting for the first time, I am addicted!!! It is like putting together a creative jigsaw puzzle made of fabric. I have 2 UFO's that have to be done soon, but I am a crumb quilt junkie right now. Is anyone else bitten by the crumb bug? I have been saying pieces of all the projects I have been doing for the past 20 years, extra blocks, sample blocks, strips, etc. I feel so creative doing this. Any body interested in doing a crumb block monthly exchange? I am doing 6" finished blocks. I feel so "green" too right now, keeping the scraps out of the landfill (like I could throw away fabric, duh).

  22. #22
    a regular here MegsAnn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,341
    I'm making a king-sized scrappy crazy crumb quilt now. It's Quilt-as-you-go so it's probably 80% done because of that. Yay!

    But yes, I'm a crumb addict too. Those tiny pieces are so fun! I'd definately be up for a swap if you wanna organize one. It'd be fun to see everybody's style and fabrics.

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,403
    I have INTENTIONS of doing one or several, unfortunately I don't think I'll live long enough to do the 15 already planned ones and have a ton more of fabrics to do more with. If you want some scraps, please PM me and I'll send them to you, just pay for postage.

  24. #24
    Super Member annesthreads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    South Yorkshire UK
    Posts
    1,095
    Me too! Last weekend I decided to try a crumb block. I now have over 20 done (4.5in) and am totally addicted. They look wonderful, each block is unique, they're quick to make and don't cost me anything. Brilliant. Here are some pictures.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  25. #25
    Senior Member misscarol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    883
    I do a lot of crumb quilting too! I must say though, I have to have a little control over the blocks.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.