Monday, February 17, 2014

Pretty Pinwheels Table Topper Tutorial Part 2

Now for the instructions….

STEP 1

To make the pinwheels:

Take one patterned square and one solid square of the same size and lay them on top of each other RST (right sides together). Sew 1/4 in. around all four sides.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 1

STEP 2

Using a ruler, cut corner to corner both directions to create four blocks.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 2

STEP 3

Press open with seams towards the dark fabric.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 3

STEP 4

Lay out your blocks to ensure the pinwheel is going the correct direction, then sew the top row together, then the bottom row (always using 1/4 in. seam allowance).

Pretty Pinwheels Step 4

STEP 5

Sew the top and bottom rows together to form the pinwheel block. Then, trim the large pinwheel to 9 1/2 in. square and the small pinwheel to 6 1/2 in. square.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 5

STEP 6

For the small pinwheels only.  Lay the 2 in. x 6 1/2 in. strip on top of the pinwheel RST and sew along the edge. Press outward. Repeat on the other side.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 6

STEP 7

Lay the 2 in. x 9 1/2 in. strip along the top of the pinwheel RST and sew along the edge.  Press open. Repeat for the bottom strip.

Pretty Pinwheels Step 8

STEP 8

You should now have all your blocks sewn together.  Lay them out starting with a large pinwheel for the first block on the first row and a small pinwheel for the first block on the second row and continue in that pattern.

Sew each row together in strips.  Press the seams of each row in opposite directions.

Pretty Pinwheels Strips

STEP 9

Sew your rows together making sure to pin the corners and your quilt top is finished!

Quilt as desired.  (I used a meandering leaf stitch for the larger quilt and a plain meander stitch for the smaller quilt.)

Finished Pretty Pinwheels Table Topper Quilt

(As always, I am writing these tutorials with children in tow, so if something doesn’t make sense or you have a question, feel free to leave a comment and I’d be happy to get back to you!)

Stormy

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, I think this will be my next baby quilt

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