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Vintage Block QAL #3 - Beggar Block


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I'm very excited to share the pattern and tutorial for the third block in the quilt along - Beggar Block. You may have also seen this block referred to as Spool Block or Butterfly Spool Block. It is from the Kansas City Star Newspaper circa 1929. Here is an excerpt from the original newspaper clipping: "This interesting block harkens back to the neighborly custom of begging one's friends for scraps of their frocks, or old neckties, to put into a quilt." Reading that makes me think how different our lives are compared to the quilters of 1929. Times were tough and not everyone could go to their local fabric store or purchase their fabric online! I have a quilt my grandmother made and my mother loves to show me which fabrics were her dresses!!! I love to think of my great grandmothers resourcefulness using pieces of my mother's dresses for her quilts. You can find the tutorial complete with paper piecing instructions at: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic sewing skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 12" finished / 12 1/2" unfinished

Recommended with this pattern

  • quilting cottons
  • rotary cutting supples, lt wt copy paper or vellum

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Charise Creates
Designer and Author, Fashion Designer for 20 years. I love to design sewing patterns and share my sewing tips at I have been sewing since I was a little girl with the help of my mother who taught me to hand sew clothes for my Barbie dolls. My newest passion is quilting and I love to design paper piecing patterns. ***Please note, since my patterns are PDF's I do not issue refunds : ) Thanks!***