The Crazy Scrap Quilt – Crumb Quilt Project – Quilt Along

hello everyone this is Yoan and
welcome! Today’s episode is the quilting episode and I’m going to share
this really cool crazy scrap quilt project. What I love about this quilt is you
really don’t get to know how your quilt will turn out obviously until we start
piecing them together I just love the mystery of it, this is a great way to get
rid of your piles and piles of scrap and really really fun to make the finished
measurement of this quilt is approximately 61 1/2″ x 71″
you can adapt this quilt to any size that you want since we’re gonna work with
consistent sized blocks which is 10″ square blocks so I hope you enjoy
this quilt along episode and of course if you have any question you can always
ask me in the comment section down below and without further ado let’s get
started. So what I suggest you do first is to divide your scraps into three
piles so here I’ve got the strip’s pile so these are all strips of fabric in
various width 1’ve got 1″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ up to 4″
and this one here is the pile of random cuts so I’ve got a bunch of remnants,
small cuts in irregular shapes and sizes now this one here is the pile of larger
size scraps so what I’m gonna do with these fabrics I’m going to cut them into
various sized strips for example with this scrap here I’m going to fold this in
half to make it easier for me to line up my ruler and then I’m going to
straighten up the edges first alright now that I’ve got clean edges, I’m going
to measure two and a half inch and then cut now I think I can still get one more
strip out of this so I’m going to measure one and a half inch and cut and
with this little strip I think I may as well just trim this and make it into a
1 1/2″ strip so I’m gonna go ahead and do the same with all of my
larger size scraps and I’m going to cut them into various size strip
so it will be easier to piece them together later, all right so here I’ve
got two trays of fabrics so this pile here is the random cuts so they’re all
in a different shape and quite irregular and these are the strips obviously I
ended up using more fabric than this this is just for example sake to keep it
clean in the camera. So let’s see I’m gonna take this piece here so I’m not
gonna straighten up or square this one up I’m just gonna use it the way it is
and I will take one strip and then sew this together so I’m sewing with quarter
inch of seam allowance you can do chain piecing if you wanna do this faster but
this is an example so I’m gonna stop here now I’m going to trim off the
excess fabric and this will go back to my random cut pile because I believe I
can still make something out of that, now I’m going to open this one up and give
this finger press just like so now I’m going to take another strip and I’m
going to sew this one to this side so since this is a longer strip I’m gonna
add more fabric as I go so you need to position the strip at the bottom and
then go ahead and start sewing and when you’re done with the first fabric go
ahead and grab another scrap of fabric and line that up with the strip
obviously right side together just like so and then go ahead and continue
on sewing then take another scrap of fabric and do the same as well
so I’m just gonna continue on until I get to the end of my strip so this is
how mine turned out almost look like a garland, so I’m going to take my scissors
and cut this so it will become individual pieces and again I’m going to
finger press all the seams now I’m going to go back to my larger
piece here and take another strip and then I’m going to repeat the same like
before so I’m going to chain piece here so I will position this strip at the
bottom and then start sewing then I’m going to take another fabric this was
the one I pieced before so I’m gonna add this and then I’m gonna keep going until
I get to the end of the strip again I’m going to cut this into
individual pieces and finger press the seams so I will pretty much repeat the same
sequence and simply having fun with this and I really don’t mind wonky pieces but
sometimes it’s just a little too wonky so I’m just gonna trim off the edges
here so it’s easier to piece this with the strip and if you’ve got like test
block or extra blocks from different quilt you can also incorporate them. Now
once you’ve got a fabric that is measuring a little over than ten inches
you can go ahead and set this aside later on we’re gonna square this up
so from your chain piecing, if you’ve got two fabrics that almost the same dimension
you can join them together just like this two here another easy way to work
on uneven edges you can also place your strip of fabric and line that up and
then you’re going to sew along the edges with quarter inch of seam allowance
using the upper strip as the guide then I’m going to go ahead and trim off
the excess fabric and finger press the seams I also like using triangles or any
bits and pieces that has weird irregular shape I like to incorporate them on the
center of the block and build around it with the strips this way it’s easier to
square them up later and not much bias that I have to deal with, so I’m going to
go ahead and continue on building my blocks and really there is no set of
rule in scrap or crumb quilting, all you need to do…sew your scraps together to create
a new fabric here I’ve got some blocks that already
measure a little over than 10 inch both width wise and lengthwise now I’m gonna
go ahead and press them and then square them up so I like to press my block from
the center to the side with a little bit of steam and you can press the seams
towards any direction that you want there is no particular rule on that know
that I’ve got my block already pressed I’m going to take my ruler and I’m going
to line that up on my block and here is my 10-inch point so I’m going to trim
off a little bit from this side and then I’m gonna rotate my block and then trim
that off again basically until I got to the size of 10 inch square just like so.
If you want to make different size block you can make it smaller or bigger it’s
really up to you, you may want to keep it consistent so it’s easier for you to
decide how big of a quilt do you want and really it’s just make the whole
piecing easier so here I’ve already sewn the total of
42 blocks now I’m going to start piecing them together so I’m gonna lay out my
blocks into seven rows and each row will have six blocks so I’m going to randomly
sew six blocks at the time to make each row if you wanna lay them out first on
your design board or somewhere on the floor just to see how they’re gonna look
you can do so so here I’ve already sewn my blocks and
have gotten seven rows and I pressed them to the opposite direction to make
sure that each seems will nested together once I started sewing each row
now I’m going to start sewing these rows together so starting from the first and
second row, I’m sewing this with 1/4″ of seam allowance and I
nest the seams as I go but you can also use pins to make sure that everything is
secure whatever makes sense for you. once you’ve done piecing all of your quilt
blocks together go ahead and add the border it’s a great way to kind of pull
the whole quilt together my border is only two and a half inch wide obviously
you can make it wider if you want your quilt to be larger in size of course and
this is how my quilt top turned out after I added the borders if you don’t
like border you can simply skip the border and go ahead to the next step
which is layering your quilt with the quilt batting and quilt backing and then
you want to go ahead and baste the quilt sandwich, I use spray basting that’s my
favorite method you can do pin basting or some people combine pin basting and
spray basting or you can also use the fusible batting so it usually comes
double sided so all you need to do simply iron it, so whatever method works best
for you all right now comes the most fun part
which is quilting so I free motion this quilt with meandering loops design
this is one of the easiest free motion design I believe but if you are more
advanced with your quilting skill of course you can do any intricate design
that you like feel free to have fun or if you are still a beginner you can do
easier design with probably with your walking foot maybe just straight lines or
wavy lines whatever works best for you you can even do hand quilting if that’s
what you like now comes the last step which is binding
your quilt so go ahead and bind your quilt in any method that you like though
with this size I ended up using eight binding strips I finish off my binding
with hand stitching I actually posted an alternative binding
method which is with decorative stitches because I know not all of us has the
time or probably has the ability to finish the binding with hand stitching I
know some people may have like chronic arthritis that really very difficult to
actually hand stitch, so this method works great as an alternative I’ll have
the link in the description box down below for you to have a look for your
reference, so thank you so much for watching and I hope you’ll turn out
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future upload and I shall see you next time with another fun sewing and
quilting project goodbye