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Crumb blocks for a wall quilt

Crumb blocks for a wall quilt

by Jean Boyd

Yesterday I showed how I used my Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine to make some crumb fabric with little scraps of fabric I had been tucking away for a future project.

Crumb fabric made from little scraps

Now it’s time to use my new fabric. Of course, I could have kept making these crumb blocks, but I wanted to get on to another project using my dark batik scraps. So I decided to make a little wall quilt which could also be used as a table topper.

Let’s get started!

  • From crumb fabric, cut 9 – 6½” blocks.

Arrange the 6½” blocks as desired.

Arrange 9 – 6½” blocks as desired.

Sew the blocks together to make 3 rows of 3.

Sew blocks together to make 3 rows of 3.


I cut my border strips 6″ wide, but that can be adjusted to any size you like.

  • From border fabric, cut 2 – 6″ x 18½” and 2 – 6″ x 29½”.
  • Sew the 18½” strips to the top and bottom.
  • Sew a 29½” strip to each side.

6″ borders have been sewn on.

Now the piece is ready to be quilted! Because of the busy design that’s been created, it’s probably best to do a simple quilt design.

The MuVit dual-feed foot that comes with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 allows you to do this very easily. There are 5 different feet for the dual feed foot, including a stitch in the ditch foot that makes the quilting process almost foolproof.

Have a look at this video to see the MuVit foot in action.

MuVit dual feed foot with the open toe foot attached

The MuVit dual feed foot comes with 5 different feet.

Many of the decorative stitches can also be used for quilting. The serpentine stitch is a favorite of mine and you can easily change the width and length just by pushing the + and – buttons on the screen. And of course, I love the wide 5” x 11¼” workspace on the machine when quilting!

The serpentine stitch is a favorite stitch for quilting.

You could also use these 6½” blocks for a cushion top, tote bag or part of a larger quilt, and you could make larger blocks if you wish. The possibilities are endless when crumb quilting and it feels so good to be able to use up those scraps I can’t bear to part with!

I hope you’ll come back to QUILTsocial tomorrow as I start another crumb quilting project on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050, this time using my dark-colored scraps.

Brother Innov-is BQ3050

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Crumb quilting: What’s it all about?

Go to part 3: How to piece crumb blocks into larger pieces of fabric



Suzanne June 6, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Love crumb quilts. Thanks for the info.

Jean Boyd June 6, 2020 - 3:51 pm

So happy you enjoyed this post!

Isabel Moreira May 21, 2020 - 5:35 pm

Love crumbs

Jean Boyd May 23, 2020 - 11:57 am

Me too!!!

Susan S Moore March 15, 2020 - 4:36 pm

Do you feel that the crumbs must be cut into squares instead of just building a quilt size piece of fabric?

Jean Boyd March 16, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Hi Susan. The crumbs do not need to be cut into squares. They can become any shape you like. That’s why I really enjoy this technique. I used squares for my designs because I felt it was an easy introduction to a new technique for those who had never tried it.


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