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Thread: Tiny crumbs

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    Cute crumb quilts! :) Smallest I've done is 3"~

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    Beautiful.. and thanks for the tea die hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Another great idea! I have a photo I took of a friends ultralight plane I am working on and couldnt find the fabric to shadow the different parts of it to put on the background fabric . By dying with diff coloured dyes it should work! thanks!!
    You could even use different strengths of the same dye, so you would have different shades of the same color.

    Thanks for showing us how nice the crumb blocks can look and for sharing how to do the tea dying.

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    I love your mini quilts

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    I love the tea dye idea! Those are so cute...they have that antique look. I have a lot of scraps I'll need to deal with some day... and crumb blocks may be the answer.

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    I had never heard of crumb quilts until I joined the board - Love your quilts and plan on trying one of my own in the future - have some crums left over from my granny and a neighbor lady who taught me how to quilt = great way to honor two great ladies

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    I do love your minis too! You are so good at them. I love to see all the differant ways you come up with to use them.

    How are your patterns doing?

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    very nice, but way to small for me to work with.

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    A thanks to everyone. If you wanted to work with dyeing crumbs on a larger size I would suggest using a fabric dye in a tan color. Some say the tanin in the tea is hard on the fabric. With these little ones that will get little wash and wear I don't feel it's an issue. If I were to do a larger quilt I would use fabric dye instead.

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    I love your little crumb quilts. I've been making 6" crumb squares but now I know what I will be doing with the REALLY small crumbs.

    Here is a tutorial on making crumb squares, for anyone who may like to try it:
    http://static.quiltingboard.com/uplo...c0760_2513.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    I love your little crumb quilts. I've been making 6" crumb squares but now I know what I will be doing with the REALLY small crumbs.

    Here is a tutorial on making crumb squares, for anyone who may like to try it:
    http://static.quiltingboard.com/uplo...c0760_2513.pdf
    Thanks for the tut, cpk. It's very well presented. With my little ones I often use an 1/8" seam allowance. It's not going to get any wear and tear and the foundation piecing gives it a little more stability. The only time I trim is when I square it up, so don't have very many scraps to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Clever...they are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tip..I think it could be very useful. I was just thinking, you could maybe use a very light coloured dye, maybe pastel blues or palest pinks to make randoms more cohesive? Hmm...this group always inspires so many ideas!
    What would happen if you used a touch of food color to get that lighter color? Hmm another inspiration!

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    cute, cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Clever...they are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tip..I think it could be very useful. I was just thinking, you could maybe use a very light coloured dye, maybe pastel blues or palest pinks to make randoms more cohesive? Hmm...this group always inspires so many ideas!
    What would happen if you used a touch of food color to get that lighter color? Hmm another inspiration!
    Yesterday, I was looking at a tutorial, on this board, for making beautiful Tiffany stained glass quilts. There are very good directions, within the tute, for coloring your backgrounds. I'll see if I can find it...be right back :-D

    Here you go:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-110571-1.htm
    If you scroll down a little in her 1st post she explains how she "paints" the background using watered down fabric paint on wet fabric.

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    Like it! Iv'e never made any crumbs,but have plenty of scraps to do so.

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    I just love your tiny crumb works of art ! I marvel at the smallness of the pieces that make up the 2" blocks.

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    I am inspired! Great quilts! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Looks very nice together !!

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