ribbon spools featuring Nancy's Notions...

i’m back with another awesome project featuring one of Nancy’s Notions templates.

i’ve always been a huge fan of 2 1/2’’ strips and the Tube-Tacular Template makes it easy to create dynamic projects with a few quick cuts! and since i’m in the holiday spirit, i decided to create another holiday themed project. i love this version, where the red forms a spool. so cute right? well, guess what? you can make your own!

here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 2- 1/2 yard solid green fabrics (i used a light and a dark)

  • 1- 1/2 yard solid red fabric

  • 1- 1/2 yard solid green fabric for the border

  • 1- 3/8 yard solid fabric for the binding

  • 1- 26’’ x 26’’ solid fabric for the backing

  • 1- 26’’ x 26’’ batting

  • tube-tacular template

  • matching thread for piecing and quilting

  • misc. sewing supplies

unless otherwise noted, a 1/4’’ seam allowance was used.

i used riley blake designs confetti cottons and 1/8’’ stripe basic for this project.

here’s the cutting instructions:

  • follow the tube-tacular template instructions for cutting

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 20’’ green rectangles

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 24’’ green rectangles

  • cut (4) x 2 1/2’’ x WOF rectangles for the binding

here’s the piecing instructions:

  • follow the tube-tacular template instructions for piecing

  • make 16 blocks

  • trim each block to 5 1/2’’

  • sew 4 blocks together (should finish at 10 1/2’’ square)

  • sew 4- 10 1/2’’ blocks together to make the quilt top

  • sew on each border rectangle

here’s how you can finish your mini quilt:

  • layer quilt top, batting, and backing together

  • baste as desired

  • quilt and bind as desired

ta-da, wasn’t that so much fun? and easy too, especially with the Tube-Tacular Template!

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can’t wait to see what you make with the Tube-Tacular Template! i’m already planning on making another version in different colors. it’s very versatile! =)

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

*this is a sponsored conversation between myself and Nancy’s Notions. all opinions are mine, including the text and photographs.