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Prima Spool Quilt Project




  • 'Prima Homespun' - 20cm each of 48 colours or 48 x Fat 1/4S (3 shades in each of 16 colours)
  • 30cm Prima Homespun, natural seeded for spools
  • 1.5m Prima Homespun, white (includes backing)
  • 40cm Prima Homespun, black for binding
  • 80cm x 112cm Sew Easy cotton/ bamboo batting
  • Matching Gutermann 100% cotton thread
  • Rotary cutter, mat & quilters rulers
  • Quilting pins, tape measure
  • Scissors, seam ripper
  • Hand needle
  • Sewing machine with 1/4" foot and walking foot.

All fabrics should be 100% cotton, washed & pressed. 1/4" seam allowance used throughout unless otherwise indicated. Read all instructions carefully before commencing the quilt.


27 1/2" x 40" (70cm x 102cm)

Prima Spool Quilt Project
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All strips are cut across the width of fabric unless otherwise stated.

  • From each of 48 colours cut one 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle (48 rectangles in total).
  • From natural seeded cut 7 x 1 1/2" strips, crosscut 4 strips into 4 1/2" lengths and 3 strips into 64 x 1 1/2" squares.
  • From white homespun cut 8 x 1 1/2" strips, crosscut into
    32 x 8 1/2" strips, and 7 x 2" strips for sashing and borders.
  • From black homespun cut 5 x 2 1/2" strips for binding.


Step 1. Layout the Prima homespun rectangles graduating from light to dark in 16 colour sets (3 per set) and sew together along the long edge. Press seams from light to dark.

Step 2. Sew a 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" natural seeded strip to top and bottom of each colour set.

Step 3. Pin a 1 1/2" natural seeded square to each end of a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" white homespun strip and sew across the diagonal (diagram 1).

Step 4. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press ends open (diagram 2).

Step 5. Sew one step 4 to each side of step 2 (diagram 3).

Step 6. Make 16 spool blocks.


Step 7. Arrange the blocks in 4 rows of 4 blocks. Sew the blocks together into rows.

Step 8. Sew a 2" white homespun sashing strip between rows 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4. Press seams towards sashing.

Step 9. Sew a 2" white homespun border strip to each side then remaining two 2" border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Step 10. Layer backing, batting and quilt top, baste together. Quilt as desired. Join the 5 x 2 1/2" binding strips to make one long strip. Press in half lengthwise and bind mitering corners. Attach a label or sign and date your quilt.

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