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Thread: A question for you crumb users

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    You would waste more thread if you had to keep unpicking your sewing so I think having "Crumbs" as you call them at the end if you sewing to prevent "snagging" is a good way to use up those little wasted pieces. I do it most of the time.

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    that is definitely a good way to use up unwanted small pieces of fabric to make some thing worth while. It does not matter if you are using more thread because the end proves that it is worth the effort and time to make them. Well Done All of you :thumbup:

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    o.k., I thought I was keeping up with a lot of you but what is a crumb quilt? :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    o.k., I thought I was keeping up with a lot of you but what is a crumb quilt? :shock:
    It's a quilt that uses teeny tiny scraps.

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    Love it and learning is so valuable. I've learned lots here.

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    There are some beautiful quilts made out of 1 1/2 sq.in.
    It is the same amount of tlhread as if you will sew anything else.

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    I like to cut small squares (about 4 inches) of some fabric that I don't think is good enough, or pretty enough for the top of a quilt. That is my background. I use the sew and flip method to use up my crumbs and cover them. Makes really cute doll quilts, potholders, book covers, change purses, candle mats, etc. etc. The two layers gives enough body for lots of things where you like a little extra body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmkaz
    Thread is cheaper than fabric :)
    Amen

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    Your blocks look good. I've made one crumb block to try the method out. I made it 6 inches. Somebody gave me a small bag of scraps so I used them to try this out.

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    Hi mlaceruby
    How do you make your squares, do you make scappy squares and then cut them? I've been quilting a while, but still learning. :)

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    yes just keep adding crumbs then cut to your desired block size

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    yes just keep adding crumbs then cut to your desired block size

    Thanks for your help. Love your quilt.

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    This is beautiful. I have done a scrappy quilt like this so it is just a smaller version. This is something I will try. Thanks

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    This is a fabulous thread topic. I have several bags of scraps and I really need to get busy and try this. Oh dear...guess it will just have to go at the end of the list. Loved all the pictures and they really helped inspire me. Thanks everyone!

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    What great folks you are to take the time to post some pictures showing your terrific work! I'm very excited to dig into a "crumb" quilt soon after seeing the results! Thanks!

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    This is beautiful!

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    I cut all my scraps of fabric into 2 inch blocks or 5 inchblocks or what ever i can get out of them and store like sizes together. When the box is full I will make a quilt for charity

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    If you google 'crumb quilts' you'll get more great ideas.

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    i would be scared to death to use that small of fabric! i really just now mastering the 3 x 3 squares.

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    Here are some blocks I've done with crumbs. As you can see, some of my "crumbs" are pretty big. Just depends on how patient I feel on a given day.

    The square in a square blocks are actually done crazy quilt style, on a foundation of ugly fabric, but you could do it with crumbs.

    The blue block was made after I made a miniature sampler with blue and white, and wanted to get rid of most of the small bits that were leftover.
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    I've got a crumb quilt as shown going myself, but I also have a box of stings from squaring up blocks that I keep for pillow stuffing. It makes a very firm pillow and is great for making a neck pillow.Instead of a thread bag I throw that over the fence where there are a lot of trees with birds nesting.

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    I save all my strings in a big plastic container that used to hold pretzels. I actually use my strings more often than I use crumbs. I really enjoy string piecing. But somehow, my strings accumulate at a much faster rate than I can use them. I think they actually breed in there or something. When I make something with strings, it barely makes a dent.

    ETA - by strings, I mean the strips 1" or wider. Okay, maybe 3/4" or wider.

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    I don't throw a decent small scrap away, as it may come in use one day.

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    What is a crumb square? I've never seen this before, or did not know what it was at the time. Sorry...I don't understand.

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    Now that actually sounds kinda fun! I might try that, I didn't know they made double sided fusible, but what a cute bag it would make. Thanks for the idea.

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