They can be scrappy or not. We are just having fun with fabric.
For each spool you will need:
(1) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 for your middle (thread)
(If you want a scrappy striped look, cut 4 pieces at 3 x 1 1/8. Trim to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2)
(2) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 background (sides of thread)
(2) 1 1/2 spool top and bottom
(4) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 background
Sew sides to the thread piece.
If you just happen to have a piece that didn't quite line up right, no worries. I just went back and sewed a bigger seam.
If the spool is over the sides, I thought it was just a spool that had some thread missing but you can fix those too. Make a smaller seam.
Line your ruler up and trim it to 4 x 4. Your thread piece should line up perfectly at the 2 inch mark. Trim excess.
Please let me know if I've missed something!
Have fun and show us what you make.