Celebrate Sewing With 9 Delightful Spool Quilt Patterns and Projects

Spools of thread are a necessity, but who knew they could make such charming quilt designs? Here are nine spool quilt patterns and projects that will leave you inspired to sew up your own spool quilt.

Spool Quilt Design from Playful Piecing Techniques

Spools Quilt via the Bluprint class Playful Piecing Techniques

Discover the design possibilities of spool quilt blocks and patterns!

There are several key ingredients you must have to make a quilt. Fabric, batting and thread are all necessary to create a patchwork masterpiece. Many quilters have take something they need when quilting, a spool of thread, and used it as design inspiration. It’s a great way to really celebrate your love of quilting! Below are some of our favorite spool quilts. Be sure to click on the photos and links for all of the details.

Spool Quilt Blocks and Patterns - Bluprint.comPhoto via Bluprint member dottyeb

Charming Spools Quilt

Let’s begin with this incredible spool quilt shared by Bluprint user dottyeb.  She used a modified version of the Court House Steps pattern to make 150 different spools, just right for a twin size bed quilt. If you’d like to make your own Charming Spools quilt, you will find the dimensions on her project page.

Read more about the Charming Spools Quilt here.

Vintage Spools Quilt Pattern on Bluprint.com

Photo via Bluprint member loftcreations

Vintage Spools Pattern

Use a favorite Charm Pack to sew  the Vintage Spools quilt. It would make a special gift for the baby of a quilter, or use it to decorate the wall of a sewing room. Add buttons to the finished wall hanging for a fun 3-D effect. The finished quilt measures 31.5″ x 36.5″.

Get the Vintage Spools Pattern here.

Quilted Cross-Stitch Quilt Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member asquaredw

Quilted Cross-Stitch Pattern

If you love quilting and cross stitching, this mini is for you! Use this sewing pattern to turn any cross-stitch pattern into a quilt. Two sets of instructions are included to piece the cross blocks as well as the spool mini-quilt pattern and two alphabet patterns!

Get the Quilted Cross-Stitch Quilt Pattern here.

Happy Stitchin Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Brittany Love

Happy Stitchin’ Pattern

Nothing celebrates quilting quite like the Happy Stitchin’ quilt! (Say that five times fast!) Rows of adorable sewing notions decorate this mini. Spools and more are paired with items from nature in this playful pattern that measures 34.5″ x 45.5″.

Get the Happy Stitchin’ quilt pattern here.

Sparkling Spools Quilt Pattern

Photo via Bluprint instructor Laura Nownes

Sparkling Spools Pattern

Jelly Rolls and other 2.5″ strips make the Sparkling Spools quilt pattern an quick and easy project. Careful attention to value and color will help you create a stunning quilt. Three quilt sizes are included in this eye-catching pattern.

Get the Sparkling Spools Quilt Pattern here.

Mama's Spools Quilting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member sweetwater3

Mama’s Spools

Here’s another downloadable pattern for a spool mini quilt, this one measuring 35″ x 35″. This pattern is Charm Pack friendly, so pull out your pre-cuts for this one! To make a throw size quilt, simply add more blocks!

Get the Mama’s Spools Quilt Pattern here.

Rainbow Rack of Spools

Photo via Bluprint member Sew-ichigo

Rainbow Rack of Spools Pattern

Try your hand at paper piecing with the Rainbow Rack of Spools pattern. This 23-page PDF file includes eight freezer paper templates and paper-piecing spool patterns with directions to make the completed block shown above. Each cute little spool measures only 3″ x 3.5″ finished! If you are new to paper piecing, links to free online tutorials by the designer are included with the pattern.

Get the Rainbow Rack of Spools Quilt Pattern here.

Sewing Machine Mat Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Brittany Love

Sewing Machine Mat Pattern

Here’s another way to decorate your sewing room with spools. Use your favorite scraps along with three Fat Quarters to whip out this sewing machine mat that measures 18″ x 20.5″. The three front pockets are the perfect place to hold small notions that you use at your machine, like scissors, seam rippers and bobbins.

Get the Sewing Machine Mat Pattern here.

Starburst Spools Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Charise Creates

Starburst Spools Pattern

Here’s one last spool inspired pattern! This paper-pieced Dresden Plate-style block is perfect for a pillow, bag, placemat or mug rug. If you don’t enjoy paper piecing, templates are included in the pattern. The finished block measures 12″.

Get the Starburst Spool quilt pattern here.

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If you enjoy this type of piecework, be sure to check out the adorable spool quilt in the Bluprint class Playful Piecing Techniques with Camille Roskelley. Or, you might also enjoy the creative spool quilt from Joanna Figueroa in her class Simple Fresh Quilts!


Have you made a spool quilt? What is your favorite project or pattern featured here?

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