Spool Pin Doilies

In the “Pieceful Star” class I taught a few weeks ago, Bonnie brought along her Singer Featherweight™ to sew on. She had a hand-made notion I’d never seen before and it was not only clever, but lovely. Instead of placing a felt circle under her spool of thread on the thread pin, she had a “Spool Pin Doily”.

Bonnie said she had taken a class on Featherweights™ at Frank’s Sewing Center in Waukesha, and one of the other students had made them and brought them to sell. I love it! I’d like one for every machine I own!

Sew, I did a little internet search and found many sites that have them for sale. Prices ran around $5. One site had a pattern for crocheting your own:  http://foothillsofthegreatsmokymountains.blogspot.com/2014/10/spool-pin-doily-pattern.html. I think I need to share this with my mom. She’s a great crocheter and I bet she wouldn’t charge me too much. Usually she’ll do anything for me if I invite them over to play with Sommer and Trey. Great grandparents are such pushovers 😀 !

The Pieceful Star class was a lot of fun. It has the beauty and appeal of a Lone Star without having to match up all the diamonds. All of these 31″ square quilt tops were made by students in that class!

Pieceful Star by Suzi Banks

Pieceful Star by Mary Miller

Pieceful Star by Joyce Egle

Pieceful Star by Sue Ehlen

Pieceful Star by Bonnie Morris

Pieceful Star by Jane Wettstein (don’t you love the fun way she used her scraps in the border?)

Pieceful Star by Cathy Bornemann

I’m offering the Pieceful Star class again at Waukesha County Technical College on Saturday, March 18th, from 9 to 2:30. We need a few more students for this workshop to run, so please sign up at wctc.edu!

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  • Virginia said:

    Is this pattern available, ?????

  • patgi said:

    Love the Peaceful Star quilts. Great choice of color and fabric.
    Nice idea for the Spool Pin Doilies. Maybe I can get my sister Susie to make her sisters some.

  • Cheryl Parker said:

    I have a collection of spool pin doilys, for my vintage machine. I even put one on my modern Janome. The best one was made special for my purple Featherweight. It is purple, and has ruffled edges that peek out under the thread.

  • Gail said:

    Will you be teaching this class anywhere near Monroe? Or in Madison? I’d love to take it….

    • clkquilt admin

      Hi Gail, Thanks for your interest. This is a new class I’ve just developed. I don’t have it scheduled anywhere but WCTC at this time. I would be happy to teach it for quilt guilds. Please pass my contact information along to your program chairs :-)!

  • Connie Schulz said:

    What is the purpose of a spool doily or felt circle for that matter? To put a bit of tension on the thread when it’s pulling off the spool?

  • Mary admin

    Hard to believe what a different effect the different colors used in the stars made. It was a fun class and glad to see so many finished theirs already.

  • Betsy said:

    Wow, how creative! I will definitely be watching your blog for the pattern. I want to make these. No offense to the others, but I especially loved the Pieceful Star by Bonnie Morris. Great fabrics!


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