tutorial:: how to make a pinwheel


so it’s quilt month over at mr monkeysuit and i decided to join the fun. for my little tidbit i’ve decided to make a tutorial on how to make a pinwheel, so you too can make a quilt like my little katie’s
first you need four squares two of a color and two of white (these babies are 5×5)

next draw a line down the middle of the white squares
next take a color block and a white block and sew down 1/4 of an inch on one side of the line you drew.
next flip it around and do the same to the other side, do this to both sets of squares and then cut down the middle where your pencil line is…
after you have cut down the middle where your pencil mark is, open up your square, and press open. you now have 4 squares half white and half color.

next cut off the nubbins
then lay it out like so. when you sew your block together it’s helpful for me to go from left to right and top to bottom.
like so…
and now you have your pinwheel!

this is the start of my new pinwheel quilt that is going at the end of my bed.

any questions? please feel free to ask!

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