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SPOOL BLOCKS BLOCK LOTTO Our next TMQG block lotto is all about thread!   This will make a fab sewing themed quilt when all pieced together. And you’re not tied down to one specific block so you can really have some fun with it. In fact you can use ANY spool pattern you want as long as you adjust the block size or add extra background fabric so that your blocks fit the dimensions below. RULES: 1.  BLOCK SIZES: Width: multiples of 4 (plus ½” seam allowance)  Height: multiples of 6 (plus ½” seam allowance) Eg:         4 ½” x 6 ½” (smallest size)              8 ½” x 12 ½”              4 ½” x 12 ½”             12 ½” x 12 ½”     etc There is no limit on how big you can go as long as you keep these proportions. 2.  FABRIC: SPOOL:  Textures or colours that look like spools (woodgrain, sketch, Aurifil orange etc) THREAD:  Striped, thread-textured or sewing-themed modern fabrics (as shown in samples) BACKGROUND:  Kona SNOW (no alternatives, please)