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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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So want to make this quilt. It's absolutely beaut

03/06/2015 Flag

Thank you. It is actually a very easy quilt to piece with dramatic results. Hope you are able to complete one. Good luck.

03/13/2015 Flag

This is exactly what I have been searching for in a spools quilt. What a beautiful job you did! Thank you for sharing it!

03/17/2015 Flag

how did you put the squares together? What size fabric pieces are in the blocks?

05/04/2015 Flag

Traditional "court house Steps" pattern. Center squares cut 2-1/2"; top, bottom, and sides "steps" cut 1" wide; sashing cut 1-1/2" wide. All seams 1/4".

05/04/2015 Flag