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How to Make a Primitive Spool Quilt Blocks

It’s been hot here. We are breaking records and not in a good way. Thankfully July is laid back, especially after an eventful June. To unwind and escape the heat I’m having a little fun making some spool quilt blocks in my cool new sewing room.

The first step in getting my creativity going was to pull out my Accuquilt Go cutter, strip dies and scrap bins. After pressing larger scraps. I loaded up the strip dies using this method. Then sent them through the Go. In no time at all I had a bunch of pretty strips. Perfect to create thread on my spools.

In no time I had a lovely pile of to choose from. Sewing the strips into colorful sets of four I created the centers of my spools. So far I’ve matched color for the centers. It might be fun to add a few variegated threads to the mix. Feel free to play with what you create.

For each block you will need: 1- strip set center measuring 4″ x 4 1/2″ From background 2- 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ rectangles From spool top & bottom 2- 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles.

Use your spool blocks to create a quilt, table runner, in a border, or as part of a row quilt. Have fun! Make sure to share what you create on the Facebook page. Now for the Primitive Spool Block tutorial. Can’t wait to see your spool quilt blocks!

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