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Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt – free pattern

Free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

This sampler has 12 blocks in it, all of them made from a pinwheel block cut into a 9-patch block an rearranged to obtain 11 different blocks. More variations are possible.

Quilt size

56 inches x 42 inches

Block size

The block is 10 1/4 inch square.

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

Notes

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

Block tutorials

Make 12 blocks:

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 1

Block 2 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 2

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 3

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 4

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 5

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 6

Disappearing pinwheel variation 7 - video tutorial

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 7

Block 8: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 8

Block 9: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 9

Block 10: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 10

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 11 – make 2 blocks in different colours.

Finish the blocks

Add a border to each block.

For each block cut in white fabric:

  • 2 strips 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch
  • 2 strips 14 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch

And sew as shown on the picture below.

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Free motion quilting

Each block is quilted individually with free motion quilting.

Learn how to do free motion quilting tutorial in just over 2 minutes:

How to do Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

This quilt is put together with quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).

The finished sashing width for this project is 1/2 inch. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Materials

For the one 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

  • One strip of sashing fabric 1 1/8 inch x the length of the block side
  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 1 3/4 inch x the length of the block side

Flange binding

The binding length is 170 inches.

The quilt is finished with machine binding and a flange.

This is how you add faux piping to your quilt:

Machine binding

And finally, sew the binding by machine.

Learn in 3 minute how to sew the binding to the quilt:

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST)

Disappearing Half Square triangles or sliced HSTThe blocks you can make with this tutorial may not have perfect points. But it is a fun way to experiment with half square triangles.

How to make a disappearing Half Square Triangles block

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

Materials for one disappearing Half Square Triangle block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Quilt designs possible with this block

Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST) quilt block

Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST) quilt block

Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST) quilt block
Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST) quilt block
Video tutorial: Disappearing half square triangles (HST) quilt block

Quick and easy: Broken chess board free quilt pattern- hourglass block video tutorial

Free pattern - Broken chess board quilt

With this tutorial you will learn to make an hourglass block and how to use it on a quilt design.

How to make an hourglass block

Learn in just over 2  of minutes to make 2 hourglass blocks at once:

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Block size

6 1/2 inch square.

Materials

For 2 hourglass blocks:

  • two 7 1/2 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.

On this video I made 3 sets of hourglass blocks in different colours:

Quick and easy: Broken chess board - hourglass block tutorial

Quick and easy: Broken chess board - hourglass block tutorial

Quick and easy: Broken chess board - hourglass block tutorial

Broken chess board quilt

This quilt can be made using solids or prints. I quite like the modern look when using solids.

Blocks

  • 92 hourglass blocks in charcoal
  • 3 hourglass blocks in turquoise
  • 1 hourglass block in red

Finished quilt top size: 48 inch wide x 60 inch long

Materials

  • 46 x 7 1/2 inch squares of charcoal fabric.
  • 49 x 7 1/2 inch squares  of white or cream fabric .
  • One  7 1/2 inch square in red fabric
  • Two 7 1/2 inch square of turquoise fabric

Quick and easy: Broken chess board - hourglass block tutorial

Time to put the quilt together!

Free motion quilting

I finish my quilts with free motion. It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Binding the quilt

This is how I finish my quilts: binding them by machine. It’s a lot easier and faster.

Flange or faux piping binding

Did you like the special binding I used?

This is how you make it: