This year, we are doing a Scrappy Spool Sew Along!
The idea is to use up those scraps and make a SCRAPbook quilt in the process. All of your scraps/leftovers from past projects will be in one quilt! Everyone’s spools will different, and not just because of different scraps! Turn them sideways, alternate for topsy turvy spools, do all different kinds or sizes or do a little shelf of Aurifil spools in the middle of all the big spools!
- Make spool blocks! Any spool block you like! Traditional, Aurifil style for tiny scraps, its up to you!
- Only use scraps for the spool part (besides sashing, background, or if you want the wood part of the spool to match)
- Bring blocks to meeting and get tickets for a drawing at the end! Receive a ticket for each block, a whole quilt top, quilting and binding.
- You can do as many spools as you want – do a mini to hang on the wall, or if you have a lot of scraps, a king!
Links to patterns and ideas:
This is a great tutorial for the basic spool block here at The Crafty Mummy. This block can be adapted easily to a different sized block or even piecing the strips for those smaller scraps! You can apply this tutorial and get creative!
If you’re a visual learner, this video from Missouri Star is great! This is another tutorial of a basic spool block to adapt to what you want with your scraps!
Take the spool from this mug rug pattern – or make a set of mug rugs that count as block!
For those who enjoy paper piecing spools!
Wear your heart on your spool with this cute paper pieced spool!
Yet another paper pieced spool!
Here’s a link to an image search to scroll through for inspiration!
To support a designer, there are a number of spool quilt patterns on Connecting Threads and from Thimble Blossoms. Just google!