How to make a spools quilt block
Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block:
To make a full block you will need to make 4 spools.
The block is 9 1/2 inches.
For one single spool:
- One 2 x 5 inch strip in a print fabric
- Two 2 x 5 inch strips in the background fabric
- Four 2 inch squares in the print fabric
For one block make 4 spools.
This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.
Add sashing for a different look.
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This is a beginner block and quilt. Use high contrasting fabrics so the celtic patterns are more visible.
How to make this versatile block
You need to make 36 blocks of 4 pieces each (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).
Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.
Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).
Quilt size: approximately 54 inch square.
- 1 1/4 yards in pinks
- 1 1/4 yards in greys
- 1 5/8 yards of white fabric
Quilt binding with faux piping
I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:
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This block starts as two 9 inch squares of contrasting fabrics.
How to make a quick and easy Kaleidoscope quilt block
Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in over 2 minutes:
Materials for one Kaleidoscope quilt block
- Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics
This technique produces lots of bias seams. Starching your fabric may help avoid stretching the fabric.
The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.
When you make the tutorial 4 times you get this kaleidoscope looking mini quil