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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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love this quilt

06/14/2015 Flag

need to make one but in Amish colors

06/14/2015 Flag

What pattern did you use?

06/14/2015 Flag

Please check previous posts and initial project information.

06/16/2015 Flag

I love this. Where is the pattern?

06/14/2015 Flag

Please check previous posts.

06/16/2015 Flag

She mentioned in previous posts way up there, 2 1/2" center piece then strips cut 1" sashing 1 1/2" I need to do this soon too!

06/17/2015 Flag

Love this

06/14/2015 Flag