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Friday, March 7, 2014

Winding up the Spools

Have you made a little pile of spools and now you wonder what to do with them?
You could continue to make spools from all your scraps till you have a bed sized quilt. Or you can make a smallish wall hanging for your sewing room. 
That's what I've done with my 35 spool blocks. Kind of cute aren't they!
I tried to get it all quilt before this morning but I just didn't have time to do more than the stitching in the ditch of the "shelf". 
If you like what I did, I used a 1 x 4 sashing between each spool using the background fabric. 
My shelves are also 1 inch. Except the very bottom and sides with are 1 1/2 inch strips. 
The top was the leftover fat quarter folded in half and cut into a faux Chippendale molding.

If you've made any spools please share! We would all love to see them. 
I made a trip to the local Joann's yesterday and I was thrilled to find these hexies cutters there, THRILLED!
Even better, they were 40% off!
They had a bigger size but I thought that one was way too big. These were more my size. 
I just thought I'd pass the idea on and tempt you, if you can be tempt that is. 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care, Brandie


Lindi S said...

Great idea! I love any tips that will make projects go faster. Question though, does this work, do you have to add a stabelizer? I want to do the 'hexie webinar' I saw last week and this will make it go faster...L

Library Gal Quilts said...

Me? Tempted? You betcha! thanks for sharing, Brandie!

Jo said...

Something new! and for hexies! You got my attention! Love your spools wall hanging and the spool fabric. Sew cute! Sorry I bailed on our last guild meeting, Esther told me the speaker was good. Enjoy the day!

Teri said...

Love the spool quilt....have not made any yet, but I will and when I do I'll send some pictures.....let us know how the hexi cutter works.....

Carrie P. said...

What a fun quilt and matching border fabric, Cute! Love how you put them on shelf all together.

Jean(ie) said...

Love the shelf in the quilt. Really shows off those cute spools!