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"Charming Spools" Quilt

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Charming Spools Quilt

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Category Quilting
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric Cotton/polyester mix batting

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What are you most proud of? Machine pieced and hand quilted. I love all of the different fabrics that make up the colored squares. There are 150 different 'spools', and the quilt is sized for a twin bed, but can be used as a 'topper' on a double bed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut and assemble all of your squares, and all of your 'step strips' first. I use a pant hanger from the cleaners to 'hang' all of my strips by color. Then use the 'chain sewing' method for assembling the blocks. The first 'steps' should be white on each side. Then the next steps should be the brown shades, then white again, and lastly the brown shades. This makes the spool ends shapely and pleasing to the design. The white sashing and side fabric for the 'spools' is all the same. I bordered it with a brown print that had stylized circles that looked somewhat like spools of thread. I hand quilted the quilt. It was a fun project. Took some time, but worth it.

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LOVE it. Do you offer the pattern?

05/29/2015 Flag

So Very Sorry I missed your posts, Dottyeb! Could you possible point us in the right direction to find those posts about this particular Charming Spool Pattern, please?

05/29/2015 Flag

So Very Sorry I missed your posts, Dottyeb! Could you possible point us in the right direction to find those posts about this particular Charming Spool Pattern, please?

05/29/2015 Flag

So%20Very%20Sorry%20I%20missed%20your%20posts%2C%20Dottyeb!%20%20Could%20you%20possible%20point%20us%20in%20the%20right%20direction%20to%20find%20those%20posts%20about%20this%20particular%20Charming%20Spool%20Pattern%2C%20please%3F

05/29/2015 Flag

The pattern is a traditional court house steps pattetn~~variant on the log cabin pattern. The block starts wit a 2-1/2" square; then a white 1 inch "step" is sewn on the right and left side of each square and trimmed on top and bottom; next a 1 inch "step" of the brown print is sewn to the top and bottom of the block and trimmed; repeat side "srep" once more and trim; repeat top and bottom brown "srep once more and trim ; then apply white 1" strip to sides and top and bottom. Block is finished. Sew all blocks together with 1-1/2" sashing strips.

05/29/2015 Flag