Piecing the crumb quilt is easy using the ¼” foot with guide

Yesterday I showed how the use the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine to make some crumb quilt fabric cut into 2½” x 8½” strips to use for borders. Now I’ll put it all together.

sewing instructions

  • Sew a 1½” x 6½” strip to one side of a 4½” square using a partial seam.
  • Press seam toward strip.

Sew a 1½” x 6½” strip to a 4½ square, using a partial seam.

  • Sew another 1½” x 6½” strip to the next side of the square.

Sew another 1½” x 6½” strip to the next side of the square.

  • Sew on the remaining 1½” strips.

Sew on the remaining 1½” strips.

  • Finish the partial seam that was sewn on first.

Finish sewing the partial seam that was sewn on first.

  • Sew a 2½” x 8½” crumb pieced strip to one side, using a partial seam.

You’ll notice I’m using the ¼” foot with guide but you could also use the ¼” foot without the guide if you wish. Either one helps give a perfect ¼” seam, but I find the ¼” foot with guide gives that extra hand in keeping the fabric steady on its course.

Sew a 2½” x 8½” crumb pieced strip to one side, using a partial seam.

  • Sew on the remaining 2½” strips in the same way as the strips around the center square.
  • Finish the partial seam that was sewn first.

Sew the crumb pieced strips around the center square. Then finish the partial seam that was sewn first.

The block now measures 10½” x 10½”.

Finished 10½” block

Please come back to QUILTsocial tomorrow to learn how to use 3 crumb-pieced blocks like this to create a table runner.

I’ll also be giving some tips on quilting your crumb quilt projects using the MuVit dual feed foot and the free motion quilting feet that come with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine.

Brother Innov-is BQ3050

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: How to piece crumb blocks into larger pieces of fabric

Go to part 5: Brother BQ3050 and its 3 free motion feet and 5

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