Today’s post is part of a series called Quilt Block Building Basics.
Consider this a helpful visual and companion for any of my quilt patterns. Sometimes you just need to see it to understand it.
To view all previous posts in this series, click here.
We are chatting today about pinwheel blocks. I have a new quilt pattern coming, LaLa Fancy, and she has pinwheels in her. I thought I’d pop up a little tutorial to help you along the way. I’m also including a PDF pattern today, so that you’ll know how to make pinwheels in a variety of sizes. Scroll to the PDF link to download it and save it to your device.
So get comfy, find something fragrant to sip and let’s learn all about it.
Pinwheel Block Pattern
The free Pinwheel PDF is located in the Free Pattern Library. If you need the password for the Free Pattern Library, you’ll find it any/all of my Southern Charm Quilt newsletters. Do a quick search of your inbox for my last email. If you are not yet subscribed, sign up here. You’ll be sent the password immediately (check your spam if you don’t receive it immediately). If you have any trouble, here is the FAQ page.
If you also need a video tutorial for the half square triangles, you’ll find them here:
- Click here for the easier method with the ruler I’m using in the video
- Click here for a method with just a basic ruler that most quilters have
Tools Used in Video
- Starch – I’ve started using Best Press, but if I run out and I’m on the spot, I make my own right here.
- Wool Mat
- Chi iron
- Half Square Triangle Ruler
- My rotary cutter