Friendship Reel Candle Mat

By Judith
 on September 16, 2020

Well our Kindred Spirits Quilt-Along got underway this week, and what a great response we've had!


Thank you to everyone for signing up and so far raising £200 for Shared Threads!


The first block in the quilt-along is a 9" Applique block called Friendship Reel.



In the accompanying teaching video, you can learn both satin stitch applique (machine) and needleturn applique (hand).


We have a private Facebook group for the quilt-along and it's so lovely seeing people's fabric choices and prepped and finished Friendship Reel blocks appearing already!


Making both satin stitched and needleturned versions for the videos, I now have an orpha block which is surplus to requirements for the final Kindred Spirits Quilt.


Friendship Reel Candle Mat


So I thought I'd turn it into a little candle mat, to give folks an alternative use for their blocks and how to use up little orphan blocks.


Friendship Reel Candle Mat


This was my needleturned Friendship Reel, and with some textured matchstick quilting and black & white stripey binding, you've instantly got a handy little candle or vase mat or a useful trivet for your kitchen table.


Friendship Reel Candle Mat


And just imagine this lovely block made in Christmas Fabrics! Wouldn't that make a sweet Christmas gift!


All fabrics available in our fabric shop


So no need for purposeless leftover blocks! Liberate them into functional items and gifts!


(If you'd like to join our Kindred Spirits Quilt-Along, booking is available here.)


Happy sewing!



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