It’s finally here, the first Quilt tutorial for the year! This year we will kick off with a two-part Pinwheel Quilt tutorial!
In this tutorial, I will cover fabric options, placement, and how to make the Pinwheel Block. Then I will show you how to sew the Pinwheels together creating your quilt top.
The quilt top will measure approximately: 50½” x 63″
This tutorial is free and everything you need to know to make my Pinwheel Quilt is listed here, including the link to my free YouTube tutorial.
A PDF pattern with full printable instructions is available to purchase on my Etsy Store at a nominal fee.
Once we have finished the quilt top, most of you know how to finish your quilts, but just in case here are some links for tutorials on the next steps: Basting your quilt, Squaring up your quilt, Quilting, Binding your quilt.
TO MAKE THE PINWHEEL QUILT YOU WILL NEED:
You can either use fabric off the bolt or a layer cake. Please note directional fabric is going to end up facing different ways in each of the pinwheels.
FABRIC OFF THE BOLT
⅓ yard EACH of 5 dark-toned fabrics
⅓ yard EACH of 5 light-toned fabrics OR 1½ yards light-toned fabric (if you want all the light fabric the same)
1 x Layer Cake (40 Piece)
Note: please check the layer cake is a good fit for this project. For best results, you need half the fabrics to be light-toned and half to be dark-toned for contrast. You could also add in some fabrics if there isn’t enough contrast.
3½ yards for Backing
½ yard for Binding
55″ x 68″ piece of Batting
With EACH of the yardage fabric cut:
(4) x 10″ x 10”
Layer Cakes are the correct size for this pattern
I can’t wait to make a Pinwheel Quilt with you! Check out more of my quilt tutorials HERE, or if you are looking for a smaller project I have plenty of small quilting projects HERE.
36 thoughts on “An Easy Pinwheel Quilt Tutorial”
Yes! I’m so happy you’re offering this opportunity!
Awesome – thanks for joining me in this one?
Excited to do this. Gonna make a bots quilt for charity!
That’s awesome Michelle 🙂
I absolutely plan on making this quilt. I am a little intimidated by those points though!
Debbi you’ve got nothing to worry about, much easier that it looks 🙂
Definitely looking forward to be doing this project. I have always wanted to do a pinwheel 😱🤔
That’s awesome! Thanks for joining in 🙂
Looking forward to making the pinwheel quilt with you Stacey! Going to be fun!!
Yay – thanks for joining me on this one Doris 🙂
Thank you, Stacey! Excited to do this!!
Awesome – thank you Renny!
Yes can’t wait.
More fun!! I have marked my calendar.
That’s awesome Dianne, thanks for joining me on this one!
I’m super excited about this as I’ve been so intimidated by this one, thank you for being so good to us! Oxox
It is very simple to make, and it’s my pleasure 🙂
Yes I want to try making the pinwheel. Thank you.
Awesome, thanks for joining in Shirley 🙂
Looking forward to it! Have always wanted to do a pinwheel!
Hi Sherry, thanks for leaving a comment, looking forward to seeing your Pinwheel Quilt 🙂
This will be great! I’m excited to learn!
Awesome Robin! It’s going to be a fun quilt to make! 🙂
I’m self taught so looking forward to do it the right way!
Hi Janet, I hope you like the way I show you how to do it – thanks for joining me on this one 🙂
I would love to join in. In case I get called into work, will I be able to watch the video ?
I’m so happy I have joined in for BOM. I’m really learning from you.
Hi Phyllis, yes absolutely! My videos are always set as live premieres and then whoever is free joins me on a live chat on YouTube. But if you can’t make that the videos are up after that time and you are free to watch whenever is convenient for you! 🙂
Yes I will be joining in
Awesome Denise, I’m glad you’ll be making it with me 🙂
Yes…excited we can use layer cake! Thank you Stacey for all you do🌷
Yes, I thought everyone always asks about using them, so this project is perfect Sherrol! 🙂
Could we do this with fat quarters? I’ve got a large srash of fat quarters I’d love to use up
Hi Amy, yes you could but you would need to cut them down to size 🙂
How would I adjust this to make a smaller size for a senior lap quilt to donate.?
Is that possible with some of the quilts?
Hi Isabel, you would just use less blocks 🙂