Cotton Reels Quilt Block

Cotton Reels

The wait is over: introducing block number two of our Mystery Block of the Month 2024, the Cotton Reels Quilt Block. For the Cotton Reels Quilt Block we will be using the technique of making two-at-a-time half-square triangles, a skill that’s both efficient and versatile. Let’s break down the process and start piecing it together. Ready to jump in? Let’s get started.

Cotton Reels

The scant quarter inch seam allowance is a quilter’s secret weapon for achieving precise block sizes. This seemingly minor adjustment makes a significant difference in quilting, where accuracy is paramount. By sewing just a few threads than a full quarter inch, you compensate for the fabric taken up with the thread and seam, ensuring that your finished block dimensions are exactly as intended. Find out more about scant quarter inch seam allowances HERE.

For my quilt blocks, I’m using fabrics from two Ruby Star Society collections: Meadow Star by Alexia Marcelle Abegg and Rise and Shine! by Melody Miller. The distinct styles and palettes of these collections harmonize well together, showcasing the versatility of Ruby Star Society’s fabrics.

For thread I am using Konfetti by Wonderfil Specialty Threads, a 50wt Egyptian Cotton.

Cotton Reels Quilt Block Pattern

The Cotton Reels Quilt Block is available as a convenient PDF pattern. Get your copy HERE on my Etsy Store at a nominal fee. If you think you might like to have all 12 patterns for this year’s MBOM you might want to consider signing up for my Quilt Club HERE.

Cotton reels

Cotton Reels Quilt Block Cutting Instructions

To make the Cotton Reels Quilt Block you will need THREE different fabrics.

Please see the diagram below for cutting instructions:

Cotton Reels

Please watch my video for step-by-step instructions on how to make the Cotton Reels Quilt Block:

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Cotton reels

Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions. If you share your block on social media please tag me #staceyleecreative. I would love to see it!

Stacey x


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