Video tutorial: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Video tutorial: disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler - 11 variations of disappearing pinwheel block

With this tutorial you can make at least 11 disappearing pinwheel variations and make a quilt sampler out of it. Get the full free quilt pattern.

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make a disappearing pinwheel block and its many variations in less than 2 minutes:

Materials for one disappearing pinwheel block

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

Notes

The initial 4 half square triangles (HST) obtained need to be trimmed to 6 inch squares.

Free quilt pattern

Free quilt pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Get the free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Some of the blocks

Have a look at some of the variations you can obtain by rearranging the 9 patch pieces:

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Stay tuned for the individual block tutorials.

Valentine’s Day project: foundation paper piecing for beginners with free heart pattern video tutorial

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

A new block today using one my favourite patchwork techniques: foundation paper piecing.

Finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.

Free pattern

How to make the heart foundation paper piecing block

This is a short 4 minute video tutorial showing how you do foundation paper piecing:

Close up of heart block

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

You can make a mini quilt or a full quilt. Mix and match colours. Use your fabric scraps to make this heart block.

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

Possible quilt design

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

Video tutorial: How to Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

Video tutorial: Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), the easiest way to finish your quilt on a domestic machine

There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go or QAYG. I use this technique to quilt each block individually and then attach them using sashing. This technique uses exclusively machine sewing.

How to Quilt as you go (QAYG)

The finished sashing width for this project is 2 inches but it can be adjusted to a wider or narrower sashing. Learn the  technique in 3 minutes:

Materials

For the block sandwich

  • A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block (I used half square triangles for some blocks to make a star)
  • A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
  • One finished block

For the sashing

  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 4 1/2 inch x the length of the block side
  • One strip of batting 1 1/2 inch x the length of the block side (you can add a bit more for good measure)
  • One strip of sashing fabric 2 1/2 inch x the length of the block side

Get the 16 HST quilt sampler pattern featured on the video. It’s free.

There is another QAYG technique that I’ve used in my Dear Jane quilt for instance that uses a narrower sashing that’s sewn by hand on the back.

Would you like to make the quilt on the video? Get the Disappearing pinwheel sampler tutorial. It’s free.

Free quilt pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

 

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial
How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of floral fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of yellow fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Do the tutorial twice to make 16 HSTs yellow and floral.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs into rows.

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

And then sew the rows together.
Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

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If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of floral fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of yellow fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Do the tutorial twice to make 16 HSTs.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs into rows.

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

And then sew rows together.
Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial