Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Spools - Cutting

Are you ready for a little summer sewing. The title of this post
is a little clue to where this project is heading put that is all you get for now.
The fabric requirements for this project are as follows:
2 yards light solid - Kona natural is our favorite.
1/2 yard floral print - border and binding
A variety of colorful scraps. 
Our bundle includes thirty four 4-1/2" x 11" pieces
You will also need some scraps for the secret applique center. 
Using your light solid cut the following:
one 11-3/4" square 
twenty two 1-1/4" x width of fabric strips, sub cut into:
sixty eight 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" strips
four hundred 1-1/4" squares
seven 2-3/4" x width of fabric strips, sub cut into:
one hundred 2-3/4" squares
From your scraps or bundle cut the following:
from each scrap cut three 1-1/4" x 11" strips
sub cut your three strips into the following:
one 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" strip
six 1-1/4" x 2-3/4" strips
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That is all for this week. 
We will start sewing next week.
Tell your friends and join us here next Monday.


  1. Oh my goodness... that's a lot of squares! I have a feeling it's going to be so worth it when it's all together though! :-)

  2. Excited to get started! Thanks for another sew-a-long 😊

  3. Can we buy a kit from you? I am just getting started with Civil War reproductions and don't have scraps yet.

  4. I DO NOT need another project,.....but, i really want to do this! :-) I have ALOT of shirtings. would they work as background for this or is plain background better since it looks like they will be small blocks?


  5. This does look like fun. Not uer yet if I can sew it, but I will be following along for sure. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat