Monday 2 January 2012

Make - Easy Pinwheels

Make Quilting Pinwheels

I stumbled upon this tutorial on another blog, but do you think I could find it, no.
I am no even sure if it an old method or newly invented by a talented quilter.
So if you are that talented person - thank-you and let me know so I can link back to your work.

I used 2 x 5" squares, but this works with any size squares
1 plain white the other is Amy Butler soul blossoms

First over lay the two pieces,
then sew a 1/4"  running stitch around the entire edge

Next using your ruler and rotary cutter (if you own one)
cut a diagonal line from one corner to the other

Cut complete

Making sure your 2 pieces are back together
cut a further diagonal line from the other 2 corners

You will now have 4 triangles

Open out each triangle
Press open all in the same direction towards your patterned fabric

Then arrange them ready for sewing together

take one top piece and overlay on the other top piece
sew a 1/4" seam (mine will be on left)

Trim off the excess

Repeat this process for the bottom 2 pieces

Press open
(at this point I still didn't think it would meet in the middle - need more faith in work!)
Lastly overlay your 2 halves sew a 1/4" seam

Press open - and trim square


  1. Bloody brilliant. I've been meaning to find a less fiddly and annoying way of doing that:)

    Leanne xx

  2. You disappear for months and now your back and definately on a roll! Love this idea, someone could have told me before I had to make that fiddly quilt for the flower show but now I know for next time.
    Happy new year
    Pene x


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