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