Is the Spools block! Designed to look like a spool of thread, this block is easy to construct! You have a ton of choices on how to customise your block. In the block up top, I attempted to make the spool look like it had thread wrapped around it by cutting out the scalloped fabric on the bias.
You could have two spools appear horizontal and two appear vertical.
Or stack the spools on top of one another!
In our second spool block, I used improvisational piecing with several fabrics to make the fabric appear like thread wrapped around the spool. Cut strips of varying widths (making sure it’s at least an inch longer than the 3.5 inch square called for. Sew the strips together, varying the width and angles of the fabrics, and then trim a 3.5 inch square from this improvisational unit.
Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for inspiration!