Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Magic Crumb Scrap Quilt Tutorial

I combined two ideas in my Magic Crumb quilt, Crumb Squares  and the Disappearing 9 Patch

My crumb squares are 6 inches but any size will work.  You need 4 crumb squares for each  Magic Crumb Block

(These measurements assume you are using 6 inch crumb squares)

The contrasting fabric is cut in 4 1/2 inches strips.  

For each Magic Crumb block you need:
2 patches that are 4.5 inches by  6 inches 
1 strip 4.5 inches by 14.5 inches.

Don't use any crumb block that has the same color on the edge as your contrasting fabric (in the middle seems fine).  

Sew them together so they look like this:

Cut the block half through the middle (2 inches from the seam) 

Rotate the mat and cut through the middle again.  Now your block is in four pieces

Rotate the top left corner and bottom right corner 180 degrees so it looks like this:

Sew the block back together.  

That's it!   Easy huh.  I am thinking this setting would be great for an I Spy Quilt too.