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Quilting Secrets, tips, And Tricks : Pinwheel Blocks

24 Jul

Today, I’m going to show everyone how to make a pinwheel block that is very simple!

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Follow the jump to see how!

What you’ll need are two squares of fabric. For this I used two 5 inch squares.

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Put the front of both sides together. Right sides touching each other.

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Sew all around the squares with a quarter inch seam.

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Lay the sandwiched piece fat and cut on the diagonal.

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Then Cut it perpendicular keeping the pieces together.

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Press open the seams from the squares.

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You’ll now have 4 squares of equal size.

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Lay the pieces out to make a gorgeous pinwheel.

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Sew them together, and now you have a perfect pinwheel block!

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4 Responses to “Quilting Secrets, tips, And Tricks : Pinwheel Blocks”

  1. Maria Lang Slocum July 24, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Damn. This is way helpful!!! Why can’t I ever think of these quick-tip things?

  2. Carol Olson July 24, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    tried this method but DO NOT like working with squares with 2 bias sides! try to keep squares as square as possible in less you are going for wonky or modern. I know Jenny Doan does this method as well as 3 guys, if it works for you and your comfortable with it use it. Quilting is all about what works for you. Keep Quilting

    • Jerry July 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      Carol, when I work with this method or any method requiring an open bias I starch the heck out of that fabric/s first. It keeps those bias edges from stretching too much.

  3. Helen Cormier-Stewart July 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I’ve been making mine like that for years ,like it .

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