Free Pinwheel Quilt Pattern

This quick quilt pattern was designed by Christina Hafner and Sandy Finnigan who graciously asked me to publish it online for everyone to use. These ladies have made them for cancer patients in their area.
Christina says..."I'm sure some charity quilters out there would find it useful ... this pattern cuts and sews up lickety-split fast and looks really really nice, even with scraps ... enjoy!"
Thanks Christina and Sandy!!

Any instructions with [brackets], refers you to the technique page in the Library for complete free how-tos.

This pattern is for your personal use only.


Pinwheel Block

Finished Block Size: 12" x 12"

  1. Cut (per block). 15 blocks need for this quilt.

    Dark/Print Fabric: 1~6" square & 2-4" squares for the half square triangles.

    Light Background Fabric: 4~3" squares; 2~3" x 6" & 2-4" squares for the half square triangles.

  2. Make 2 pairs of half-square triangles [Half-Square Triangles~ Pair] using the dark and light 4" squares.

    Square up each unit to 3" square.

  3. Lay out the block, as illustrated.

    Block Layout

    Sew the units together, as follows:

    ~#1: Sew the first two units together, on either side of the large centre square.

    ~#2: Sew the first two units together, in each of the three rows.

~#3: Sew the last unit of each row to the first two units.

~#4: Sew the rows together, matching the seams.

4. Arrange your blocks 3 across and 5 down. Add a plain border (or two) [Plain Border].

Free Pinwheel Quilt

5. Layer your quilt [The Quilt Sandwich].

6. You can machine quilt it or tie it with embroidery floss or yarn. Add Binding [Binding] and a label [Label].





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