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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

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:

Medallion quilt – free pattern

Free pattern: Medallion quilt - with strips and half square triangles block

This block and quilt couldn’t be any easier. To make the medallion mini quilt, make the tutorial 4 times:

Materials for the medallion quilt

  • forty 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours. Coordinate the colours and/or prints to maximise the effect
  • four 10 inch squares of fabric

Tips

A medallion is just one of the quilt designs you can make. There’re a many other layouts that can be achieved with the 4 half square triangles that are made with this tutorial

Use high contrast fabrics for the strips. Place the darker strips on the sides and the lighter in the middle or the other way round.

As contrasting fabric you can use solids or a print fabric.

I used 10 fabric strips the same width but you can use fewer strips or strips of different widths.

Block pieces

One tutorial produces the next 4 pieces:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design  Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design  Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Important: Trim each piece down to 6 1/2 inch squares if necessary.

The finished block is 12 1/2 inch square.

Block assembly

Quilt block

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Medallion quilt

Assemble the 4 blocks as shown on the picture:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

The finished quilt is about 24 1/2 inch square.

You can make this small quilt into a larger size as well:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Visuals

Half and Half Square Triangle quilt block