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Video tutorial: Origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

How to make an origami pinwheel quilt block

Block size

7 inches

Fabric needs

  • 4 x 3¾ inches squares for the pinwheel
  • 4 x 3¾ inches squares, for the background fabric

Closeups

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

 Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

An origami pinwheel turned into a log cabin block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

How to use this block in a quilt

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block
Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Block 1 – Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Block 1 - 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 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can  make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Visual process

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

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.