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Block of the Month - Thread Spools!

For the month of October, we could make the typical blocks for the upcoming holiday season but I thought we could go a different route and make blocks to brighten up our sewing rooms - Thread Spools!


I think what gives them a modern look are the dark gray or black spool. The full tutorial can be found Moose on the Porch Quilts blog, but here are the highlights:
  • Grab some scraps in your favorite color and sew them together in strips until you can cut them into a 5.5" x 8.5" rectangle. I really liked the look of angling the fabrics a bit.

  • Sew a white 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle along each side of your block like this:
  • Now it's time to make the spool tops. Cut 2 pieces of fabric that read black or gray 2.5" x 9.5" and snowball the corners, as shown with (4) 2.5" squares:
  • Lastly, you will sew your spool tops onto your colored rectangle so that it measures 9.5" x 12.5":
 

Again, you will find the complete tutorial here. I can't wait to see all the pretty thread spools that you make this month!




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