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Block 3 – Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Combined with Block 2

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Visual process

Block 3 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

XOXO free quilt pattern – another Valentine’s Day project

XOXO quilt- free pattern

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).

XOXO quilt block

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.

Fabric needs:

  • 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?

Post photos to Instagram with hashtag #xoxoquilt

Visual process

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

How to quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

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.