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  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446308707
  • Stock: 20 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99
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Crumb Quilts


Scrap quilting the zero waste way by Emily Bailey

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Book Description

Tiny fabric scraps or 'crumbs' don't have to end up in the bin  now you can learn how to use these crumbs to create 15 beautiful quilts and quilted projects to bust your stash. Author Emily Bailey explains how to make fabric from 'crumbs' which you can then cut to your preferred size and use as a quilt block, a dramatic background fabric or as a piece of appliqué for added texture and interest. These instructions include step-by-step photography for extra clarity for all the quilting techniques you will need to sandwich, baste and build your quilts and projects.

Emily also shares her tips and tricks for how to group fabric colours and prints in order to get the best results. In addition there are also step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning quilted projects including full-size bed quilts and smaller projects including a pillow and pin cushion. Other quilts include Under The Sea  a crumb quilt featuring a whole host of scrappy sea creatures and Night Sky a dramatic quilt which uses crumbs to create a richly textured background with crumb appliqué for the stars and planets.

So why not take another look at your own stash of crumbs and get patchwork and quilting the zero waste way!

About the Author

About Emily Bailey

Emily Bailey (Aunt Em’s Quilts) is a US-based quilt designer specializing in modern crumb quilts. Visit her website www.auntemsquilts.com.


British Patchwork & Quilting

A book on how to use up even the tiniest scraps, or crumbs, from your stash. A zero-waste method of patchwork. Twelve projects to choose from including a cushion, a pincushion, table runners and full-sized quilts. 

The introduction is followed by the standard tools and materials before the crumb piecing methods are looked at for blocks, backgrounds and applique. Crumb block quilts come first which use plain fabrics for the background of the blocks. Applique wth crumb fabrics are next, using reverse applique or bonded applique, followed by a section on crumb pieced backgrounds.

There are many clever options for using up your scraps. I particularly liked the Night Sky quilt and Under the Sea would make a delightful child's quilt. There is a sampler style quilt to finish. General techniques is the final sections which covers some of the basics relevant to crumb quilting. Full-sized templates are provided for the required applique shapes.

For those of us who like to use up every scrap of fabric, Crumb Quilts is an excellent resource. It is my book of the month.

Crafts Beautiful

Crumb quilting is the ultimate zero waste patchwork, using tiny scraps or 'crumbs' of fabric that are so small, most people would through them away. Emily Bailey's Crumb Quilts teaches you how to use these to create beautiful quilts and quilted projects to bust your stash, with step-by-step guides, tips and tricks, and beautiful photography to boot.

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