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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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where can I buy your spool pattern

10/28/2014 Flag

It Is the traditional courthouse steps pattern. I believe in past posts I have given directions and dimensions for the pieces to construct the quilt if you have further questions you can email me at and I will try to give you a little more help.

10/30/2014 Flag

hi Dotty I love your quilt spool. I have been trying to log in to your website but I can't got in. some times it's hard for me log in , can you please send the steps or directions to my email address at so I can make this spool quilt which I love too ,if pattern is for sell just let me know when you reply to my email , thank you so much for all your help and reply back soon .Nellie

11/10/2014 Flag

Have been wanting to make this quilt for years, how do I go about getting a pattern. Peggy

11/11/2014 Flag

your spools quilt is amazing...such a work of art.

11/27/2014 Flag