Sew Much Fun Blog Tour - Bobbins Block

I've been enjoying the challenge of designing themed blocks this summer, so I decided to join another blog hop, the Sew Much Fun Tour.

Each week a new pattern is released by a different designer (although there are a few doubles), for a collection of 52 patterns over the course of a year.

My first design (yes, I will have a second one in February) is a stack of bobbins. I'm forever playing bobbin chicken with my sewing machine, so this is a set of fully wound bobbins that will never run out :-)

Bobbins 6in FPP quilt block_Penny Spool Quilts_Sew Much Fun tour

This is a 6" block (6.5" including the seam allowance), so there are a few skinny bits for the tops and bottoms of the bobbins. I'd recommend this block for adventurous beginners, or more advanced FPPers. If you are neither of those, or simply dislike fiddly bits, you can also easily scale this up by enlarging the templates on a photocopier.

As always, my block colouring is just a suggestion, so here are a few more colour options to kickstart your imagination.

Bobbins 6in FPP quilt block by Penny Spool quilts - mockup in pastels on grey background

Bobbins 6in FPP quilt block by Penny Spool quilts - mockup in greens on beige background

Bobbins 6in FPP quilt block by Penny Spool quilts - mockup in orange yellow red on white

Bobbins 6in FPP quilt block by Penny Spool quilts - mockup in blues on grey

To download your free* Bobbins block, just enter your name and email address in the form below and an email with the download link will be sent straight to your inbox. Make sure to check your spam folder, too, if it doesn't show up in a few minutes.


To see everything going on for the Sew Much Fun tour, head to the Tour home base at where you can see all the past and current blocks and sign up for emails, and join the Facebook group to see what everyone has been making and share your own finished blocks. I look forward to seeing Bobbins popping up there ;-)

Sew Much Fun blog tour - week 12 Penny Spool Quilts - bobbins FPP block

Don't forget to check out these recent blocks...

Seam Ripper by Katie Mae Quilts
Headphones by Carolina Moore
Spool and Bobbin by Scrapdash 

... and head to these upcoming ones in the next couple of weeks.

Hand with Heart by Craftapalooza Designs
Halloween Cat by Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 
Dressmaker's Mannequin by Appliques Quilts and More

*All blocks in this tour are available free for the duration of the tour.


  • Thank you. I found it. It was hiding under your first name.

  • A very cute block and I am looking forward to getting it so I can sew it. The pattern is not showing up in either my mail or spam folder. Can you help? Thanks.

  • loving these blocks

    Tina Fugate
  • Thank you!

    Carol Otter
  • these are so fun and pretty. thanks for sharing the pattern and being a host for this hop. I am having so much fun with these blocks.

    Lori Smanski

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