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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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Absolutely gorgeous!

05/09/2016 Flag

I love this quilt. I think it is going on the list of projects..

08/06/2016 Flag

Good luck. It is an easy and fun quilt to construct. Be sure and post pics.

08/12/2016 Flag

where is the instruction? I only see a photo of the quilt.

09/07/2016 Flag

If you go back in the previous over 200 comments you will find I have given the "instryctions" several times. It is a version of the traditional "Courthouse Steps" block. Center squares are cut 2-1/2" ; white "side steps cut 1" wide; Brown top and bottom steps cut 1"; sashing cut 1-1/2". Constructed with 1/4" seams

09/07/2016 Flag