Spool Quilt Block

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Image of The Spool Block

The Spool Block is a sweet classic.  Traditionally this block is used repetitively in a quilt with sashing to set off the spools.  Try turning it on it's side and using it as a 'connector' block between "cross" shaped blocks.

Skill level: Easy-peasy

Block Construction

Image of The Spool Block (Exploded)
The Spool Block (Exploded)

Patches required:


# to cut 3 4 2 4

Basic 3x3 Grid Block Patch Sizes

Block Size
Patch ShapeShape to cut
to make patch
Size to CutSubcut?
3"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon1" x 1 1/2"no
3"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon1 7/8"

Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon1 1/2"no
3"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon2 3/4"
4"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon1 3/8" x 1 7/8"no
4"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon2 1/8"
4"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon3"

Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon1 7/8"no

Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon2 1/8"no
5"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon3 1/2"
5"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon1 1/3" x 2 1/8"no
5"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon2 1/2"
6"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon1 1/2" x 2 1/2"no
6"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon2 7/8"
6"Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon2 1/2"no
6"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon4 1/4"
8"Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon3 1/8"no
8"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon1 7/8" x 3 1/8"no
8"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon3 1/2"
8"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon4 1/2"
9"Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon3 1/2"no
9"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon3 7/8"
9"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon4 3/4"
9"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon2" x 3 1/2"no
12"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon4 7/8"
12"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon2 1/2" 4 1/2"no
12"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon5 3/4"

Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon4 1/2"no

Dark Square-IconDark Square-Icon5 1/2"no
15"Quarter Square Icon - DarkDark Square-Icon6 3/4"
15"Dark Triangle-IconDark Square-Icon5 7/8"
15"Dark Rectangle-IconDark Rectangle-Icon3" x 5 1/2"no