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  • Making Pinwheel Blocks

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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Making Pinwheel Blocks

Hello My latest quilt Peonies and Pinwheels had lots of lovely pinwheel blocks. I enjoyed making these and they are one of my favourite blocks. The ones I made for Peonies and Pinwheels were 4 inch finished. Here is a tutorial for making these. From main fabric cut two 4 7/8 inch square. From each of the other two fabrics cut two 2 7/8 inch square. Set main fabric aside and place the two other fabrics right side together. You will have two sets. Draw and lie diagonally on the lighter fabric and sew a 1/4 seam on each side of the drawn line.     Cut along diagonal line with rotary cutter and press seam to one side. Make sure you press and do not stretch your piece. Measure your piece, the measurement should be 2 1/2 inches square. Use your 45 degree mark on your ruler along the seam line.     On your main piece draw a diagonal line on the wrong side. Place your main piece on top of your two sewn pieces right sides together. Stitch a 1/4 inch seam on each side of the drawn line. Cut along drawn line, you will now have two two inch pieces.  Press seams to one side.     Layout your block, placing your two inch units to form the pinwheel block.     Stitch together in pairs. Then stitch both pairs together to finish your block.   I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making many lovely pinwheel blocks.   Happy Stitching Pine Valley Quilts        
  • Pinwheel blockstutorialTutorials

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