Marmalade Thimble Spools

This is the 3rd project I have made with Bonnie & Camille’s Marmalade.


This may just be my favorite line of theirs.  The plan is to hang this up in my sewing room.  I have a sewing mat that I made to match a thread catcher a friend purchased off Etsy for me.
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I made an attempt to long-arm quilt the wall hanging.  I used a green thread and computer pantograph of feathered plumes.  I wasn’t real happy with the first stitches, but thought it would grow on me.  Um…. Nope!   The first pass was finished, and I still wasn’t happy.  It was time to stop long-arming and start ripping out the threads.  I unloaded it from the long-arm quilting frame and took it home to un-sew.


I use an embroidery hoop to tighten the fabric, and rip out the threads while I watch tv.  Makes the process so much more bearable.  You can see the feathered plumes on the sides of the quilt.  I didn’t feel the need to rip out the thread in an area that will eventually be cut off.

After a summer of working at the long-arm quilting shop, I have become much quicker ripping out mistakes.  Not going to lie, I had quite a few of them as I learned the process.  Mistakes happen;  they just need to be fixed.   As long as I learn from them and don’t recreate the situation again.

I will say that I would have rather have learned from the mistakes on my own quilts.  Once, I shorted myself on batting by 2 inches at the bottom, just ended up cutting the borders to make a little more narrow.  The recipient of the quilt knows no different.

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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4 Responses to Marmalade Thimble Spools

  1. The spools are lovely, what a nice mix of colors.

    As to mistakes, I’ve found it takes so much LESS time to rip LA stitches than to put them in! Do you plan to try again with a different thread color?

  2. Yanic A. says:

    I just LOVE that block!!!! Where did you get the pattern?

  3. msminnesota says:

    This may be your favorite line of theirs….so far! I know you’re a huge B&C fan!

  4. The Sassy Quilter says:

    Um, yeah….going to have to make this quilt! Always love the spools and have a Marmalade layer cake:) Is it their pattern?

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