Sewing room quilt block patterns

Decorate your craft room with these gorgeous sewing machine and sewing spools quilt block patterns.

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Look no further, your next quilting project is here! These free quilt block patterns are by Gracey Larson and will look fab hanging up in your sewing room. If you love these quilt block patterns then pick up issue 89 of Love Patchwork & Quilting for more of Gracey’s Tools & Spools blocks.

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Your free quilt block patterns

Safety Pin Quilt Block Pattern

Safety pin

You will need

  • White fabric: 1⁄4yd
  • Grey fabric: 1/8 yd

Finished size

12in square

Cutting out

Step 1

From the white fabric cut:

  • One (1) 1 ½ in x 12 ½in (A).
  • Two (2) 4in x 5in (B).
  • One (1) 3in square (C).
  • One (1) 3 ½ in square (D).
  • Two (2) 1 ½in squares (E).
  • Three (3) 2in squares (F).
  • Four (4) 1in squares (G).
  • One (1) 1 ½in x 3 ½in (H).
  • One (1) 2in x 10in (I).
  • One (1) 4in x 5 ½in (J).
  • One (1) 2in x 12 ½in (K).
  • Two (2) 2 ½in squares (L).
  • One (1) 2in x 5 ½in (M).
  • One (1) 1 ½in x 2in (N).

Step 2

From the grey fabric cut:

  • One (1) 2in square (O).
  • One (1) 4in square (P).
  • Two (2) 1in x 3 ½in (Q).
  • One (1) 1in x 3in (R).
  • Three (3) 1in squares (S).
  • Three (3) 1 ½in squares (T).
  • One (1) 1in x 10in (U).
  • One (1) 3in x 5 ½in (V).
  • One (1) 2 ½in x 3in (W).
  • One (1) 1 ½in x 2in (X).

Piecing the block

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Step 3

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Join the P corner-square triangle to the bottom right corner of a B. Join the D corner-square triangle to the bottom right corner of B.

Step 4

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Join an S corner-square triangle to the top left, bottom left and bottom right corners of C. Join a T corner-square triangle to the top right corner of C.

Step 5

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Join R to the left side of C. Join Q to the top and bottom.

Step 6

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Join an E corner-square triangle to the top left and bottom left corners of the C unit. Join a G corner-square triangle to the bottom right corner of the C unit. Join H to the bottom of the C unit.

Step 7

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Join the C unit to the right side of the unit from B and join the remaining B to the left side to form the top unit.

Step 8

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Join an L corner-square triangle to the top left corner of W.

Step 9

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Join a T corner-square triangle to the top left and bottom right corner of an F. Join X to the top of F to form the F unit. Join a G corner-square triangle to the top right corner of the F unit.

Step 10

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Join a G corner-square triangle to the top right corner of O. Join N to the top of O to form the O unit.

Step 11

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Join the O unit to the right side of the F unit and join W to the left side of the F unit to form the safety pin unit. Join V to the bottom of the safety pin unit. Join an F CST to the bottom left corner, and an L CST to the bottom right corner.

Step 12

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Join J to the right side of the safety pin unit and join M to the left side of the safety pin unit.

Step 13

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Join the safety pin unit to the bottom of the top unit to form the pin unit. Join U to the right side of the pin unit. Join an F corner-square triangle to the top right corner of the pin unit and join a G corner-square triangle to the bottom right corner of the pin unit.

Step 14

Join I to the right side of the pin unit. Join A to the top of the pin unit and join K to the bottom of the pin unit to form the finished block.

Seam Ripper Quilt Block Pattern

Seam ripper

You will need

  • White fabric: 1/8 yd
  • Red fabric: 1in square
  • Grey fabric: 1in x 7in
  • Dark aqua fabric: 4in x 5in
  • Light aqua fabric: 1/8 yd

Finished size 

12in square

Cutting Out 

Step 1

From the white fabric cut:

  • One (1) 1in x 6½in (A).
  • One (1) 3 ½in x 5 ½in (B).
  • Four (4) 1in squares (C).
  • One (1) 1 1½in x 3in (D).
  • One (1) 2in x 2 ½in (E).
  • One (1) 3in square (F).
  • Two (2) 1 ½in squares (G).
  • One (1) 2 ½in x 7in (H).
  • One (1) 2in x 7in (I).
  • Four (4) 1in x 2in (J).
  • One (1) 2in square (K).

Step 2

From the red fabric cut one (1) 1in square (L).

Step 3

From the grey fabric cut:

  • One (1) 1in x 5in (M).
  • One (1) 1in x 2in (N).

Step 4

From the dark aqua fabric cut:

  • One (1) 1 ½in x 3in (O).
  • One (1) 3in x 4in (P).

Step 5

From the light aqua fabric cut:

  • One (1) 2 ½in x 3in (Q).
  • One (1) 1in x 6 ½in (R).
  • Five (5) 2in x 3in (S).
  • Four (4) 2in x 3 ½in (T).
  • Four (4) 1 ½in x 6 ½in (U).
  • One (1) 2in x 2½in (V).
  • One (1) 1 ½in square (W).
  • One (1) 2in square (X).

Piecing the Block

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Step 6

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Add a C corner-square triangle to the top left and bottom right corners of the N piece. Join E to the right side of the N. Join D to the top of N and join F to the bottom of N to form the N unit.

Step 7

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Join L to the top of M to form the M unit.

Step 8

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Join B to the left side of the M unit and join the N unit to the right side of the M unit. Join A to the top of the M unit to form the seam ripper unit.

Step 9

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Join O to the top of Q and join P to the bottom of Q to form the Q unit. Join a G corner-square triangle to the top left and top right corners of the Q unit. Join a C corner-square triangle to the bottom left and bottom right corners of the Q unit.

Step 10

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Join H to the left side of the Q unit and join I to the right side of the Q unit to form the handle unit. Join the seam ripper unit to the top of the handle unit.

Step 11

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Join S to the left side of J and join T to the right side of J to form a J unit. Make four J units.

Step 12

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Join the X corner-square triangle to the bottom left corner of K. Join the W corner-square triangle to the right top corner of K.  Join V to the left side of K and join S to the right side of K to form the K unit.

Step 13

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Join R, the J units, the U pieces, and the K unit, as shown, to form the stitches unit.

Step 14

Join the stitches unit to the right side of the seam ripper unit to form the finished block.

Needle and Thread Quilt Block Pattern

Needle and thread

You will need 

White fabric: 1⁄4 yd

Grey fabric: 1/8 yd

Pink fabric: 5in x 6in

 Finished Size 

12in square

Cutting Out 

Step 1

From the white fabric cut:

One (1) 4in x 8 ½in (A).

One (1) 1 ½in x 4 ½in (B).

Two (2) 2 ½in squares (C).

One (1) 1 ½in x 3in (D).

One (1) 2in square (E).

One (1) 3in square (F).

One (1) 1in square (G).

One (1) 3 ½in square (H).

One (1) 2in x 3 ½in (I).

One (1) 4in square) (J).

One (1) 1 ½in x 8in (K).

One (1) 1 ½in x 9in (L).

Two (2) 7 ½in squares (M).

Step 2

From the light grey fabric cut:

One (1) 8in square (N).

Two (2) 2in squares (O).

Two (2) 1in x 2 ½in (P).

One (1) 1in x 3 ½in (Q).

One (1) 1in square (R).

Step 3

From the pink fabric cut:

One (1) 1in x 5 ½in (S).

One (1) 3 ½in x 4in (T).

Piecing the Block 

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Step 4

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Join an M corner-square triangle to the top left and bottom right corners of N. Join K to the bottom of N. Join L to the left side of N to form the N unit.

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Step 5

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Join the F corner-square triangle to the top right corner of T. Join the H corner-square triangle to the bottom left corner of T. Join the R corner-square triangle to the top left corner of T.

Step 6

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Join I to the bottom of T. Join S to the left side of T to form the T unit. Join J to the bottom of the T unit.

Step 7

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Join the T unit to the right side of the N unit to form the needle unit.

Step 8

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Join an O corner-square triangle to the top left and bottom right corners of C. Join P to the left and right sides of C. Join Q to the top of C to form the C unit.

Step 9

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Join the C corner-square triangle to the top left corner of the C unit. Join the G corner-square triangle to the top right corner of the C unit. Join the E corner-square triangle to the bottom right corner of the C unit.

Step 10

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Join D to the right side of the C unit. Join B to the top of the C unit. Join A to the left side of the C unit to form the eye unit (Fig 7).

Step 11

Join the eye unit to the top of the needle unit to form the finished block.

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