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Pinwheel Pindot Quilt Pattern™

Finished Size: 50" x 50"

Pinwheel Pindot Quilt Pattern

Printable version of FREE Pattern in PDF Format: Printable Pattern (Install Adobe Acrobat)

FabricYardageArea of Quilt
Background Fabric 1 1/2 yd Pinwheels
12 Bright Pindot Fabrics 12 Fat Quarters Pinwheels
Blue Pindot Fabric 1 1/2 yd Inner Border
Outer Border Corner Blocks
Binding
Pindot Fabric 3 1/2 yd Backing

Cutting Instructions:

Background Fabric:
  • Cut 72 3 7/8" squares**
Each Fat Quarter:
  • Cut 6 3 7/8" squares**
  • Cut 7 2 ½" x 5 ½" rectangles
Blue Pindot Fabric:
  • Cut 6 2 1/2" x width of fabric border strips
  • Cut 4 5 ½" squares
  • **As an alternative you may use 3" finished triangle paper

Step One: Prepare Pinwheel Blocks & Rows:

** As an alternative you may use 3" Finished Triangle Paper
  1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of all 3 7/8" background squares.
  2. Layer a background 3 7/8" square and a 3 7/8" pindot square making sure all edges are even. Stitch ¼" away from the drawn line on each side.
  3. Cut on the center line and press towards darker fabric. Each square should be 3 ½".
  4. Repeat this step to make 144 Half Square Triangles – 12 of each Pindot fabric.


    Make 144

  5. Sew the Half Square Triangles into pinwheel blocks as shown below. Press each rows seams in opposing directions.


    Make 3 blocks out of each pindot fabric

  6. Repeat above step to make 3 pinwheel blocks out of each pindot fabric. You will have a total of 36 pinwheel blocks. Each pinwheel block will be 6 ½" square. (6" finished).
Step Two: Assemble the Quilt
  • Stitch the blocks together in 6 rows by 6 columns.
  • Center should measure 36 ½" x 36 ½" square.
Step Three: Attach Borders

Inner Border:

  1. Sew 20 2 ½" x 5 ½" rectangles together into one strip
  2. Pin one 2 ½" x 36 ½" border strip to each side of the quilt. Match centers and ends and ease fullness as you pin the border strip. Sew each border strip and press towards the border strip.
  3. Pin one 2 ½" x 40 ½" border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. Match centers and ends and ease fullness as you pin the border strip. Sew each border strip and press towards the border strip.

Outer Border:

  1. Sew 20 2 ½" x 5 ½" rectangles together into one strip
  2. Repeat step above to make a total of 4 strips
  3. Pin 5 ½" x 40 ½" pieced border strips to each side of the quilt. Match centers and ends and ease fullness as you pin the border strip. Sew each border strip and press towards the inner border.
  4. Sew the 5 ½" corner blocks to each end of remaining pieced border strips.
  5. Pin 5 ½" x 50 ½" pieced border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. Match centers and ends and ease fullness as you pin the border strip. Sew each border strip and press towards the inner border.

Quilt & Bind as desired.

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