How to make a disappearing pinwheel block
Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.
- Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics
The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.
How to arrange the patches to make this block
Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Quilt design ideas
You can make a whole quilt with one single block.
Combined with Block 2
Let’s call this block and quilt XOXO. It’s one of the blocks I made for my Road to Tennessee block post.
This is a beginner block and quilt. Use your favourite pinks to make this quilt for Valentines’s Day.
How to make this versatile block
To make each XOXO block like the one below you need to make 16 pieces (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).
Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.
Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).
Quilt size: approximately 55 inch square.
- 1 1/4 yards in pinks
- 1 1/4 yards in greys
- 1 5/8 yards of white fabric
Quilt binding with faux piping
I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:
Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?
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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:
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.