The Spool Quilt Block

The spool quilt block is one of the many traditional favorites that just seems like it is a basic in the world of quilting. This is an great beginner quilt block that is an easy pattern to complete.

An easy way to make the spool quilt block is to use the nine patch grid and a few half square triangles.

Remember this simple quilt block can be made in any size you want to. So if you choose to make a big block, the size of the grid is all you need to change.

Here is a Spoolin Around Quilt Pattern. You can get the pattern and the fabric for this beautiful quilt.

To complete one block for a sampler quilt:

spool
Block size: 6 inches

Materials:
Fat quarter fabric in two colors
(blue and white)
Batting
Backing

Step 1 - Use the rotary cutting techniques.

Cut 3 patches 2½” square from the blue fabric.
Cut 2 patches 3½” square from the blue fabric.
Cut 2 patches 2½” square from the white fabric.
Cut 2 patches 3½” square from the white fabric.

Step 2 - Use the half square triangle method.

Place one 3½” square of blue fabric and one 3½” square of white fabric, right sides together. Draw a line on the diagonal on the lighter fabric from one corner to the opposite corner. Stitch ¼” on each side of the drawn line.

Cut on the drawn line with your rotary cutter or scissors to separate the square into triangles.

Fold open the square and press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric. Using your plastic ruler, trim the square to be 2 ½”. Be sure to use the 45 degree angle on your ruler.

Complete 4 units of blue/white half square triangles.

Step 3 - Sew row one - half square triangle, blue square, half square triangle.

Step 4 - Sew row two - white square, blue square, white square.

Step 5 - Sew row three - half square triangle, blue square, half square triangle.

Step 6 - Sew the rows together to complete the spool quilt block.

Go to Free Quilt Block Patterns from the Spool Quilt Block