Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time to Make Pinwheels

I just discovered a new and easier way to make nice pinwheels.  This is something I'm doing for my newest baby  quilt.  Let me share it with you.  This measurement makes a pinwheel 6" finished size.
Start with 2 squares 5 3/4".


 Sew around all 4 of the outside edges 1/4".


Cut diagonally  twice through the square.


 If you open it up as it is laying, it will look like this.


 Rearrange them to make your pinwheel.


 Sew the 2 top squares and the 2 bottom squares together. Press towards the dark fabric.


 This is what they look like then. Sew the top half to the bottom half.


 When it's sewn I make 2 slits at the center 1/4" on each side of the seam.

 I smash it open with my finger and then press it.  This gets rid of that big lump in the center.


 I  trim the piece to make a 6 1/2" square.


 Now I have some lovely squares waiting to be added to and put together.

 

4 comments:

  1. I tried this just yesterday . I saw it on Missouri
    Lets keep looking to make sewing more fun

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  2. Very nice. I will have to remember this. Thank you.

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  3. Stoppin by from WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Thanks for the tip ! and they are great looking

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  4. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful baby quilt!

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