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I'm just a new wife who has an obsession with my sewing machine! In Oct. 2010, my mother and I created my first sewing project - Euro pillow shams. I was hooked! I read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with sewing! Books, magazines, online tutorials. I experimented and found that I get so much enjoyment from making quilts, and that it's where I found my niche. I'm still a beginner, but I've learned so much in just 5 short months, that I want to share it with someone!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Classic Pinwheel Tutorial

I love Strawberry Fields :). 

It reminds me of summer, root beer floats, s'mores, and hot days at the beach.

So, here is a quick and easy tutorial to show you what you can do with a couple charm squares and this cute fabric :).

Materials

2 Charm squares of Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda

2 Charm squares of Bella Solids in Natural

Rotary Cutter and Mat

Ruler

Sewing Machine

1/4 inch seam foot

Matching thread - I used white cone thread that can be found on Connecting Threads.


Okay, so on your two Strawberry Fields charm squares, lay your ruler down and draw a line through the middle on both squares. 

Lay one Strawberry Fields square on top of one solid square. 

Sew on either side of your line, 1/4 inch away.

Lay your ruler with the line you drew and cut with your rotary cutter.

Press all your seams in one direction. 

Trim your points.

And lay your half-square-triangles out in the shape of a pinwheel.



Now, sew your top half-square-triangles to your bottom half-square-triangles.





Press your seams in opposite directions and sew your two halves together.



Press your seam.

And you're finished! 

This block is so versatile. If you use this tutorial for a project, I would love to see your finished work! 

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Happy Quilting!