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Starting the Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt Along!

We’re so excited the time has come to kick off the Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt Along. This scrap-friendly quilt along highlighting 14 different blocks starts today. We hope you’re ready to join us and start sewing! Keep reading to find the sew along schedule and all the details.

About the Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt

Join us as we make our favorite scrappy fabrics into splendid little spools for the Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt Along. The Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt is a Full-size quilt, finishing at 72.5″ x 90.5″, and by sewing a few blocks each month, you’ll have it completed by the end of 2023. Visit the supplies page to find everything you need to start sewing.

Quilt Along Supplies

For this year-long quilt along the most important item to join in is the Sew Scrappy Spools Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern (also available as a paper pattern).

This scrappy quilt is ideal to use your leftover fabrics. We don’t have a quilt kit for it, and recommend starting with your scraps or a fat quarter bundle. Lori Holt’s Scrappy Happy Starter Fat Quarter Bundle and Lori Holt’s Scrappy Backgrounds Fat Quarter Bundle. If you want to match Kimberly’s quilt, pick up a Calico Fat Quarter Bundle by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. She’s also using Calico Cottage Days for background, Bee Cross Stitch White Cottage for borders and sashing, Bee Plaids Denim for backing, and Calico Tea Dye for the spool ends.

You can learn more about the quilt and see it in Calico in the announcement blog post.

Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt Along Schedule

The goal of the quilt along is to make several blocks each month, going in order of the pattern. Add the spooly ends as you go, so that you’ll have 63 “scrappy spools” ready to put together in December. Right-click the image to save and download the schedule.

During the quilt along, we won’t be providing any tutorials (the full instructions are all in the pattern), but Kimberly will be sharing her progress on social media with the hashtag #SewScrappySpoolsQAL.

We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Meet the Quilters

Share with FQS!

Right-click to download your sew along badge!

Keep up with us by following @fatquartershop on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters. Don’t forget to use #SewScrappySpoolsQAL to share your progress on social media on the second Thursday of each month, so we don’t miss seeing your scrappy quilts!

You can find Lori Holt on her blogYouTube Channel, and Instagram (@beelori1).

Happy quilting!

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  1. I have not found Kimberly’s progress using the calico for scrappy spools sew along here,Instagram,or YouTube.Can someone point me to the right place?

    1. Hi Maureen!

      You can share your block photos over on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @fatquartershop. Be sure to use the Sew Scrappy Spools hashtag above as well!