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Thread: A question for you crumb users

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    I use 1 1/2" strips for my log cabin blocks; my very favorite type of scrap quilt.
    You can see them on this page of my webshots.

    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562396634NVWSUO
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    There's a woman in my guild that uses strips to create blocks in a circular pattern and the finished width of the strips are only about 1/16th of an inch wide. Yes, that's 1/16th of an inch. So the strips she uses are about 1/2 in wide and then she cuts down the seam allowance to reduce bulk as well. She calls the scraps "Kibbles and Bits" that she uses. Nothing is too small for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice Maroni
    love the scrappy look!
    love that car with those quilts! (your avatar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    But they are fun!
    and I make some very nice things with them!
    That is a very nice quilt, never thought of crumbs in a pinwheel, neat idea!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    My scraps and crumbs cost the same $7-10 a yard as the big pieces, and that makes it hard to dump them. When I get too many or realize that I'll never get to them, I offer them here for free. In 5 minutes you get more takers than you could possibly imagine. I'm always surprised that a scrap or crumb quilt doesn't seem to make the pile of little pieces go down very much.

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    Well I have a bin of crumbs if anyone wants them. They are actually fairly large ( like 2x3 etc) but could be cut down for those people who like to drive themselves crazy with all those itsy pieces:)

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    Now, I'm inspired to start saving my "crumbs". I had heard of them before, but had them pictured as being much smaller and wondered how one would work with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    But they are fun!
    and I make some very nice things with them!
    Thank you for sharing this pic, I didn't have a very good idea what y'all were talking about. It sounds like fun but not for me, maybe I will start saving my scraps and crumbs and will send them to someone here.

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    Hi. This is my first post. I've been quilting for ever but have never heard of "crumbs". It sounds awesome. Can I have more details please. I am from Perth in Western Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftygirl
    Hi. This is my first post. I've been quilting for ever but have never heard of "crumbs". It sounds awesome. Can I have more details please. I am from Perth in Western Australia.
    Go to the top of the page and find the search link above. Click on that. Then type in Crumbs and you will get alot of threads that will give you all sorts of information.

    There are tutorials on how to make crumb blocks. My version I call confusion. You can search for that also if you like.

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    Thanks heaps. That tute was fantastic. I knew there was a reason I keep EVERYTHING. Now I just need to learn to navigate around this site and all that spare time I don't have will be take care of.

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    love the pictures.The quilts are pretty, I can't wait to do a pin wheel now. But I challenge myself to finish what I am doing at the time before I can move on, So I don't have UFOS I don't get back to cause I lose interest then. I save everything. I don't have enough for a crumb yet but they are collecting up fast. Right noe I am sewing 1 1/2 x 2 inch scraps for a scrappy quilt. I am trying the brown bag method. I also save thread So I can make thread bowls, but I don't waste much with using feeders so that is going to take a while to collect.

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    Love the pin wheel. I will have to start one of them.

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    Very nice, Michele. I can't wait until I get enought scraps/crumbs to do my own!

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    I've never heard the term "crumbs" before. After reading for a while, I realized I have lots of them, mostly pieces from trimming half-square triangles. Toddlers love the play with them. My one grand-niece throws them up over her head to watch them fall around her. Pure enjoyment. She even puts them back in their containers. I have about 8 but don't always give them all to her at once. Maybe I'll make a quilt out of them for her. Glad I joined this site. I am learning continusly.

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    MegsAnn: That is fantastic!

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    Beautiful crumb quilt. I love it. You just gave me an idea!

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    Crumbs are just fun! I agree with those of you who mentioned using every scrap (and getting your moneys worth)!

    The easy thing about a crumb block is that it can be easily done when you are tired and don't want to/can't concentrate...at least this is the case with the crumb wall hanging I made! I plan to do more.

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    Wow MegsAnn, your squares are incredible!!

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    If ou are concerned about how much thread it takes to make crumb blocks, use up the odd scraps left on your bobbins, small amounts left on spools. They need to be used up too and color just doesn't matter since all the thread is on the back. Love crumb blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang
    If ou are concerned about how much thread it takes to make crumb blocks, use up the odd scraps left on your bobbins, small amounts left on spools. They need to be used up too and color just doesn't matter since all the thread is on the back. Love crumb blocks!
    A VERY GOOD idea!

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    If ou are concerned about how much thread it takes to make crumb blocks, use up the odd scraps left on your bobbins, small amounts left on spools. They need to be used up too and color just doesn't matter since all the thread is on the back. Love crumb blocks!

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    Great idea, I may give these crumbs a chance after all. Some of the pics shared are very pretty.

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    Here are some of my Confusion ( my version of crumbs) pictures

    In the last hotpad you can tell my seams are not all straight but in this it doesn't matter if they are straight or not. As long as you can iron it flat with out any overlapping it is good! It is very forgiving and there is no math other than deciding how big you want to make it. It is fun and addicting!

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    Some Valentine hearts I did with Confusion( my version of crumbs)
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    a few more hearts
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    2 1/2" finished squares used as mini quilts
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    Bookmarks
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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    Okay this is a where I draw the line, using crumbs. I believe in going green and using up scraps, but seriously, a Crumb? Doesn't it cost more in thread than to just purchase 1/4 yard of fabric? And how on earth can anyone sew those itsy pieces together without using tons of thread. Is it really cost effective? Or do you crumb users enjoy the challenge? Share with me your rationale, cause I just don't get it.
    I saw a show on the internet just a few days ago showing how to use crumbs. She used a dbl. sided fusible. Removed the paper on one side, pressed it to the backing, then removed the release paper from the other side. She then placed crumbs & pieces of any size all over the fusible. Make sure all areas are covered before pressing it all down. (you might want to use a pressing sheet). Then she did free motion stitching all over it to hold pcs. in place. If little bits fall off then, just let them go. This was not done for a quilt obviously but to use as fabric for bags or other sm. projects.

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