This tutorial will show you how to make one easy pinwheel quilt block. I used a charm pack ( which measures 5"x5") for my printed fabric and some cotton solid that I cut into 5" squares. You can make any size pinwheel by following the same directions below, just use a larger or smaller square! Each photograph in the tutorial includes two steps that are typed beneath the photograph.
You will need your fabric squares, a straightedge and rotary cutter/mat (or scissors), an iron and your sewing machine
important :: ALL seams are 1/4"
start with your two squares. lay right sides together.
sew completely around your square sandwich then cut diagonally as shown above using your straightedge to get a crisp cut.
this is what it will look like. now take your 4 sections and iron seam towards the print (as shown by arrow).
arrange as shown above. next, take the top tight piece and flip it towards the left piece so that their right sides are facing. repeat for bottom right piece as well.
sew along the right edges of the two sandwiches you just made. then iron the seams to the left as indicated by the red arrow.
you should have two pieces now that look like the above picture when layed out. next, flip the top piece down onto the bottom piece creating a sandwich - the right sides should be together.
sew along the top sandwich seam that has the little 'ear' in the center (see above picture). next, clip 'ear'.
Open up middle seam and iron flat. turn over and gently press top. clip little 'ears' and you are finished!
Please, do not copy my words and/or images from this project in ANY way, shape or form. They are my own words and work - I hope that you enjoy the process of creating! If you liked this project leave me a comment! Thanks so much~ Susannah
I saw this technique in a YouTube video awhile back and cannot remember the name of the video. I am just sharing this technique with you - please note I am not taking credit for the design. If you know of the YouTube video, please feel free to contact me via 'contact' form to let me know so I can give proper credits - thanks!