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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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It's beautiful! I love scrappy quilts!!!

04/03/2014 Flag

Is there a pattern for this? Beautiful!

04/20/2014 Flag

So pretty.

04/21/2014 Flag

so very pretty!

04/22/2014 Flag

Can you let me know if there is a pattern I can purchase to make this fabulous quilt. Thank you for reading this, Elizabeth McKellar

04/29/2014 Flag

Actually it is the traditional 'Court House Steps' pattern using 2-1/2" cut center squares, 1" "steps" surrounding the squares, and 1-1/2" sashing strips. If you read through the comments in this project, you will find I have given fairly detailed instructions for those who were not familiar with the 'Court House Steps' pattern. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact me at

05/04/2014 Flag