So many of you now have the Spools of Thread FPP Pattern, thank you for either buying a copy or signing up to the newsletter to get a copy in return. Some of you have been sewing away and have already made your own version! You can see some of the finished mini quilts in the Spools of Thread Gallery.
There are a large group of you that have downloaded the pattern and have yet to make a start….that may be because you are busy (never enough hours in the day!) or it may be because you have never done FPP and you really aren’t sure where to start! I therefore thought I’d put out a message on social media to see whether anyone would be interested in a little help in the form of a sew-along….the resonse was brilliant, so ….
It’s sew along time!!!!
What is a Sew-Along?
A sew-along is like a virtual sewing group. It’s an opportunity for us to get together and sew the same project at (roughly) the same time. For the Spools of Thread sew-along there will be LIVE facebook demonstration videos to help you along your way!
When is the Spools of Thread Sew-Along Taking place?
The Spools of Thread Sew-along will take place over four consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday 27th February 2020, 12:30pm (UK time).
There will be a facebook LIVE video demonstration on the Victoria Peat facebook page. Make sure you have liked the page to keep up to date with when the demonstration starts! Don’t worry if you are at work or can’t make it, the videos will be saved on the facebook page and I will aim to load them onto YouTube as soon as I can. I will also do a round up post once the sew-along is finished so that you can find all of the videos in one place.
Spools of Thread Sew-Along Schedule
The sew-along will take place over four weeks. Each week we will cover off different steps of the process for creating your own Spools of Thread mini quilt.
Thurs 27th Feb
- FPP tools
- Understanding the pattern
- Downloading and printing
- Prepping paper pattern
- Fabric pulls and placement
Thurs 5th March
- Cutting fabrics
- FPP basics
- Making a Spool block
- Making individual sections
- Joining sections
Thurs 12th March
- Making re-cap
- Adding background fabric
Thurs 19th March
- Making the quilt sandwich
What do I need in order to take part?
In order to take part in the Spools of Thread sew-along you will need the following:
- A copy of the Spools of Thread FPP pdf pattern (see below)
- Background: 1 x FQ
- Ends of Spools: 1 x F8
- Centres of Spools: 9 different pieces 2.5″ x 3″
- Wadding: 16″ x 17.5″ (about the same size as a FQ)
- Backing: 1 x FQ
- Binding: 65″ of binding (see the note on the pattern with regards to binding fabric)
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Add a Quarter Ruler (optional, but brilliant)
- Paper scissors
- Glue pen (optional)
- Sewing clips (optional)
How to get the Spools of Thread FPP Pattern
There are several ways in which you can get hold of a copy of the Spools of Thread FPP pattern:
If you subscribe to the newsletter before the end of Feb 2020 you will receive a FREE copy automatically.
If you are already a newsletter subscriber (thank you!), check the latest newsletter for a link to get a copy for FREE (only till the end of Feb 2020).
Buy a Copy
You can buy and download a copy of the pdf pattern from the webshop (this is not a physical copy of the pattern, you will need to print off a copy).
Come and join in!
Looking for other FPP patterns?
Already know what you’re doing with Foundation Paper Piecing? Have a look at some of my other FPP patterns…