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Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt tutorial

Tutorial: 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.

Making a disappearing pinwheel block 11 different ways

Learn how to make a disappearing pinwheel block and its many variations in just over 2 minutes, and see the finished quilt up close:

Notes

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

Fabric needs for 1 block

  • Cut one 9 3/8″ squares in the main fabric
  • Cut one 9 3/8″ squares in the background fabric

Block tutorials

These are the 12 blocks on this quilt.

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 1/4 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

Quilt each block 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:

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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

2-minute video tutorial: Half rectangle triangles

2-minute video tutorial: Half rectangle triangles

The internet is full of half square triangle tutorials, but how many half rectangle tutorials have you seen?

How to make a half rectangle triangle in 2 minutes

This is how you make half rectangle triangles quickly. You can make them any size.

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Video tutorial: 2 different disappearing 4-patch quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 different disappering 4-patch quilt blocks to try

4-patch is a very easy quilt block. You can take a 4-patch block further by slicing it.

Here are two ways to slice a 4-patch block.

Both disappearing 4-patch blocks are quick and easy to make, just perfect for a beginner’s quilt.

To use both blocks together in a quilt you’ll need to trim them down to the same size.

How to make 2 different disappearing 4-patch blocks

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