Fast and Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die

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I have been making all kinds of blocks using some batik fabrics and the new die available from AccuQuilt. The die I have been having a lot of fun with is the 6″ Finished Spool die.

New!! Fast and Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool DieEasy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die

This die contains all of the cuts on the die and they are closer together than I would like but no worries…..I’ll create other blocks with the leftovers.

Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die

I have used some of the fabrics for plain blocks…..I might use these for a border.

Fast and Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die
AccuQuilt Spool die 4 blocks

I just pulled out my scraps of colorful batiks for the thread on the spools. I decided to cut 2 of each fabric for my thread instead of 4 as shown on the die cover.

As you can see, I couldn’t stop making them! I’m not sure what I’m going to make yet. Right now I am just enjoying working with the die and my favorite fabrics.

AccuQuilt Spool die batik blocks

In case you are wondering, the neutral fabric isn’t a batik. Many times I mix batiks with regular quilt fabric and never have a problem with my quilting.

Fast and Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die

Putting block pieces on your design wall can help create something new. I’m trying to decide on a border and I kind of like the look I came up with. It isn’t a spool but I have an idea for a fun border! More on that soon.

Fast and Easy AccuQuilt GO! Spool Die

As always, AccuQuilt has a couple of free patterns that you can use with this die.

Grab the free pattern for the Spools quilt.

AccuQuilt GO! Spools free pattern

Here is another free quilt pattern called Hidden Spools. Can you find the spools?

Hidden Spools free pattern

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9 Comments

  1. I’ve had fun with that die too! I’m working with the heart one now.
    The affiliate text on the bottom, do you add that or is that a permanent thing?

  2. I love your Batik Spools. They look like fun and have sew many options for use in projects. Accuquilt and YOU make a great team Connie! Happy Spooling…xo

  3. I like your spool blocks. One of these days I am going to make a spool block quilt as I have always liked the spool block.

  4. I have never cared for spool blocks before, but you sure have shown me they are pretty darn cool!! I think I am changing my mind:)

  5. LUV the green, white and black version of the spool quilt.

  6. Love your colors. Those batiks ae perfect.

  7. Those are wonderful. One of my favorite quilts is a spool one I did years ago.