Good morning cute row along people!!!
We are up to row 11 already ...
can you believe it?
For today's lesson we will be making a row of
sweet little sewing spools!
Of course we need to add spools to represent all of us
rowing and sewing together:)
The spools are a great opportunity to use up
a few bits and bobs that you might
have leftover from the previous rows.
The sewing and cutting is
easy peasy fast and breezy:)
You will be finished in no time at all!
Plug in your irons...
Wind up your bobbins...
and let's do a speedy little row!
Cut 14 - 2 1/2" squares.
One for each spool center...(the thread:)
Cut 28 - 1" x 3 1/2" strips for the spool part.
(top and bottom)
Cut 28 - 1" x 2 1/2" background strips
(for the sides of the thread)
Cut 13 - 1" x 3 1/2" sashing strips
(for in between each spool block)
This is what you need to sew one spool...
Sew a 1" x 2 1/2" strip to each side of the thread.
Press towards the thread like this.
Now add the top and bottom...
press away from the thread.
And just like that...your first spool is complete!
Didn't I tell you they were fast?
At this point your spool should measure a cute 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square:)
(I know that the gray pieces look a little large right now)
So I laid background strips around the block overlapping by 1/4"
so that you can see what each spool will look like
when sewn together into the quilt....
I didn't want you to think that I made the gray pieces too large...
you can see that the proportion will be better
when the rows are all together:)
Now that you have made one spool...
pick up the speed and chain piece the remaining 13 spools.
side strips on first...
And spool top and bottoms on last:)
You are already nearing the finish line!
Sew them into a row with a sashing strip between each spool...
press towards the sashing:)
Remember to cut the background strips for each end
a little wider than needed so that you can trim down
your spool row to measure 50 1/2" wide
just like all of the other rows.
Now smile because your Row 11 is complete and you didn't even break a sweat:)
How fast can you sew your sweet little row of spools???
The race is on!!!
Have a quilty kind of day my friends:)