A Flange/Crumb Catcher is a folded piece of fabric that is stitched into a seam with the folded edge left loose where it will 'catch crumbs'. A Flange is made by cutting a strip of fabric 1/2" plus double the size of the flange you want visible. If the flange is to be 1/4" visible - the strip should be 1/2" plus 2 times the 1/4" visible flange = 1 inch wide. Fold the fabric in half, iron and add it between the fabrics in the seam. The flange can be made as long as needed with seams on the diagonal. A Flange is the perfect solution for a flash of color and contrast.
Benefits of a Flange/Crumb Catcher
- A Flange/Crumb Catcher is a decortive addition to binding.
- A Flange/Crumb Catcher is a flash of color that accents areas of the quilt.
- Instead of making piping - use a Flange.
Tools and Supplies for a Flange/Crumb Catcher
To make a Flange/Crumb Catcher you'll need the following:
- Basic sewing supplies
- Rotary Cutter, ruler, self healing mat
- Sewing Machine
What I Wish I Knew When I Started adding a Flange/Crumb Catcher
A FLANGE/CRUMB CATCHER is a cute and easy way to add accents and color to your project. It's not as hard as it looks!